Great North Run 2017

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

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.

Canterbury Half Marathon 2017

Canterbury Half Marathon : 28th August 2017

12 Striders turned out on a very warm Bank Holiday Monday to run the Canterbury Half Marathon. In aid of Pilgrims Hospice the 13 mile course took them around the undulating country lanes on the outskirts of the historic city. James Reeves was first striders home crossing the line in 1.41.10 placing him 41st in a field of 409 Runners. Elliot Stokes was 2nd Strider home in 1.45.38 placing him 61st overall. Olwen Cockell was 3rd Strider and 1st lady strider in a time of 1.48.12 placing her 70th in the field.

Canterbury Half Marathon
Left to right: Steve Prince; Steve Russell (back); David Whittley; Andrew Howes; Olwen Cockell; Elliot Stokes; Joanna Branchett; Andy Patching; James Reeves; Mark Ransom; Jeff Fox


Remaining Striders results were:

Aaron Pritchard 1.49.13 – 75th overall
Jeff Fox 1.49.25 – 79th overall
Andy Patching 1.59.23 – 158th overall
Stephen Prince 2.01.46 – 170th overall
Mark Ransom 2.08.20 – 213th overall
Joanna Branchett – 2.14.56 – 255th overall
Andrew Howes – 2.14.57 – 256th overall
David Whittley – 2.22.29 – 300th overall
Steve Russell – 2.35.33 – 339th overall

Clacton 10k and Half Marathon 2017

Clacton 10k and Half Marathon 2017 – 20th August 2017

4 Striders visited Clacton on Carnival weekend, the race courses were fast and flat out and back along the seafront with the following results:
Clive Crisp was first strider home in a time of 50.01 placing him in 32nd position overall in a field of 175 runners.
Sonia Crisp 56.47 placing her in 75th position
Clare Fox 1.10.52 placing her in 134th position
Half Marathon
Jeff Fox crossed the line in 1.46.02 placing him 81st out of 315 entrants.
Jeff and Clare Fox

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.