Richmond Half Marathon : Sunday 5th November
Venue: Old Deer Park, Richmond
Details: 13.1m road race
2 Striders took part in the Richmond Half Marathon…Gavin Malloch crossed the line in 2:00:02 while his wife Sheila took over 4 minutes off her PB crossing the line in 2:21:48
Exeter’s Great West Run : Sunday 15th October
Angyalka Bartlett’s travelled to Exeter to take part in the Exeter Great West Run. The course took her through the city centre, pretty country lanes ending with a fantastic stadium finish. Crossing the line in a time of 2.05.53 placing her 1608 out of a field of 2903 runners.
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run : Sunday 15th October
Craig & Jo Eccleston travelled to Birmingham to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Run which is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK. Coming back from illness Craig crossed the line in 1.55.57 placing him 2231 out of 5203 runners while his wife Jo crossed the line 2.16.47 placing her in 5110 position overall.
Maidstone Half & Full Marathon : 15th October
Thanks to hurricane Ophelia, unseasonally warm conditions welcomed the runners taking part in this hilly half marathon. Used as a good warm up for some of the Striders taking part in the Beachy Head Marathon at the end of this month, the course features challenging lanes in and around the villages of Boughton Monchelsea, Loose and East Farleigh.
Ross Pilcher was the first strider home crossing the line in 1.41.18 placing him 39th overall out of 418 entrants.
Glenn Davies – 1.47.41 – 70th place
Lucy Hewett – 1.48.55 – 75th
Bradley Clayton – 1.50.03 – 86th
Jacob Beany – 1.50.43 – 97th
Joseph Lovelock – 1.50.59 – 96th
Jeff Fox – 1.52.04 – 102nd
Paul Bowditch – 1.53.04 – 109th
Clive Crisp – 1.56.59 – 135th
Julie Green – 2.12.33 – 268th
Davina Brown – 2.17.02 – 301st
Richard May – 2.22.12 – 322nd
Natalie Jimenez – 2.42.24 – 388th – Natalie’s first half marathon
Aaron Pritchard took part in the full marathon which was 2 laps of the half course, crossing the line in 4.44.38 placing him 52nd out of 78 entrants.
Royal Parks Half Marathon : Sunday 8th October
13.1m run on closed roads around London Parks
Karen Coleman 2.06.55 – 8548nd place out of 16455 entrants
Hayley Thomas 2.29.35 – 13541st raising over £300 for CLIC Sargant
Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon : Sunday 24th September
6 Striders took part in the Folkestone Half Marathon with the following results:
Darren James 1:58:26 – placing him 207th out of 585 entrants
Sam Fawcett 2:20:44 – 429th
Jo Clarke 2:24:50 – 456th
Shelly Wilson 2:24:50 – 457th
Kevin Eastop 2:33:09 – 511th
Clare Eastop 2:33.08 – 512th
Disneyland Paris : Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
After 10 weeks injured and 2 weeks recovery Darren Billing managed to run the Disneyland Paris 5k; 10k and Half Marathon over the course of the weekend!
Bristol Half Marathon : Sunday 17th September
3 Striders took part in the Bristol Half Marathon with the following results:
Angyalka Bartlett 1:59:37 placing her 3919th out of 7475
Gavin Malloch 2:03:41 – 4419th
Sheila Malloch 2:26:08 – 6426th
Great North Run : 10th September 2017
4 Striders travelled to Edinburgh to take part in the Great North Run, Chris Lawley was first strider home crossing the line in 1.29.19 placing him 783rd in a field of 43064 Runners. Gill Holmes was 2nd Strider home in 1.47.23 placing her 5449th overall then came Ron Smith in a time of 2.08.08 placing him 17262nd. Christian Martin’s time was 2.10.11 placing him 18579th.
Kent Coastal Half Marathon : Sunday 3rd September 2017
Davinia Brown was the sole representative of the Striders at the Kent Coastal Half Marathon coming in in a time of 2.18.38 placing her in 264th place out of 369 entrants.