Hever Marathon 2017

Hever Marathon 2017: 9th July 2017

2 Striders took part in the Hever Castle marathon as part of the Festival of Endurance. The 4 lap course takes in 2 castles, 2 lakes and quaint Kentish villages all around the magnificent setting of Hever Castle. Rob Sapp put in a time of 4:44:27 placing him 32nd overall out of 51 entrants. Ashley Claridge, who ran with Rob, crossed the line in 4:44:35 which placed him 33rd overall.

Hever Marathon 2017
Ashley Claridge left, Rob Sapp right after the Hever Marathon.


Ashford & District Half Marathon 2017

Ashford & District Half Marathon : Sunday 30th April 2017

Mick Diddams took part in the 3rd Ashford & District Half Marathon crossing the line in 1.42.50 placing him 14th out of 97th entrants.

Ashford & District Half Marathon

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon : Sunday 19th March
5 Striders set off in the spectacular grounds of Hampton Court with the Palace as a backdrop. Racing in dry but windy conditions they took in scenic views of the Thames and palace grounds.  Hampton Court Palace is one of only two surviving palaces that King Henry VIII owned. The race started off inside the gates of the palace and finished up in its beautiful gardens. Paul Williams took home a trophy by winning his V55 age group.
Left to right: Andy Patching; Vanessa Patching; Sally Patching; Paul Williams
Paul Williams 1.40.13 244th out of 3289 runners and was 1st in his V55 age group!
Andy Patching 1.49.24 830th PB
Sally Patching 2.30.31 2651st PB
Vanessa Patching 2.31.19 2674th PB
Mandy Smith 2.56.39 3051st PB

Hasting Half Marathon 2017

Hasting 33rd Half Marathon : Sunday 19th March:
12 Striders battled against the wind at the 33rd Hastings Half Marathon which was the 3rd race in the 2017 Club Championships. 
Alison Davey 1.45.03 566th out of 2593 runners
Emma Pomeroy 1.48.55 689th 
Paul Dyer-Wright 1.48.56 691st
Mark Ransom 1.51.38 835th
Darren James 1.59.31 1198th
Julie Greene 2.01.28 1205th
Ronald Smith 2.02.57 1254th
Natalie Miller 2.07.01 1440th
Joanna Branchett 2.07.17 1441st
Emma Penfold 2.06.39 1462nd
Dominic Norwell 2.18.36 1893rd
Leslie Jackson 3.14.21 2538th 

Stafford Half Marathon 2017

Stafford Half Marathon : Sunday 19th March
Craig Eccleston ran the Stafford Half Marathon in a time of 1.50.11 placing him 928th out of 3060 runners. 

Rome Half Marathon 2017

Rome Half Marathon : 12th March 2017
Lucy Hewett completed the Sunny Rome Half Marathon in 1.41.40 coming 3219th out of a field of over 12,000 runners and earning herself a PB

Vitality Bath Half Marathon 2017

Vitality Bath Half Marathon : 12th March 2017
Two Striders, Steve Shrimplin and Angyalka Bartlett visited Bath to take part in their half marathon.  The two lap fast and flat course taking in the sights of the city and both sides of the river Avon.  Full Results

Thanet 20 Mile 2017

Thanet 20: Sunday 5th March

2 Striders battled against the elements to get blown along the seafront as they took on the Thanet 20 Mile road race. There was talk that the race may be stopped at one point due to such awful weather conditions but it wasn’t and on they ran, Striders are made of tough stuff! Paul Williams was first Strider home in a time of 2.53.43 placing him in 91st out of 257 runners.Gill Holmes was close behind in a time of 2.55.34 placing her 100th overall.  Full Results


thanet 20


Headcorn Half Marathon 2017

Headcorn Half : Sunday 26th February 2017

23 Striders battled against the wind at the Headcorn Half which took them on relatively flat course around the quiet country lanes.

First Strider home was Kevin Rye in a time of 1.27.59 placing him 27th overall out of 395 runners. Gary Deacon was 2nd Strider home in a time of 1.32.24 placing him 49th and Nick Baytun was 3rd Strider across the line in 1.33.06, a PB for him placing him in 52nd overall. First female Strider home was Jen Coleman in a time of 1.40.53 placing her 96th overall.

Ronald Smith came first in his age category M70.

Full Results

headcorn half
Left to right back row: Steve Russell; Mick Diddams; Steve Bradshaw; Gary Deacon; Ronald Smith; Gavin Malloch; Mick Wraight; Sean Bootes; Gary Read; Kevin Rye Left to right front row: Martin Ingram; Geoff Tyler; Carli Deacon; Nikki Brenchley; Emily Middleton