Whitstable & Bideford 10k, Milton Keynes & Gatwick Half

4 striders took part in the Whitstable 10k on Bank Holiday Monday, a popular out and back course along the Tankerton seafront. Emma Penfold was first strider home in 54min21secs and Max Bodimeade was the sole Male strider back in 1hr3mins

Nicky Knight and Max Bodimeade travelled to the other side of the south coast to take part in the Bideford 10k. Knight finished in a fantastic 53mins58secs and Bodimeade crossed the line in 1hr1min58secs

Whitstable 10k 6th May times
Emma Penfold 54:21
Andrea Lees Farrell 1:01:17
Max Bodimeade 1:03:32
Pamela Farrell 1:09:25

Milton Keynes Half Marathon 6th May
Yvonne Crawford 2:37:26
Sterling Minnis 10k 12th May
Emma Penfold 55:38

Run Gatwick Half Marathon 12th May
Darren Billing 1:55:12

Bideford 10k
Nicky Knight 53:58
Max Bodimeade 1:01:58

Paddock Wood Half & Chatham Martime 10k

A group of 34 Striders who took part in the Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday, a fast and flat 13.1 mile course that serves as the 4th race in the Sittingbourne Striders Club Championship. Chris Lawley was the first over the line in 1hr30mins18secs, and bragging rights for first Lady Strider home went to Kelly Lywood in 1hr44mins43secs.

A smaller group took part in the Chatham Maritime 10k, led by Paul Williams who finished in 46mins12secs and Gary Read was the sole strider taking part in the Charing Half Marathon, finishing in 1hrs53mins13secs.

Paddock Wood Half Marathon

Chris Lawley 01:30:18
Jacob Beaney 01:38:15
Joseph Lovelock 01:38:15
Gary Spicer 01:38:54
Sam Mumford 01:39:13
Kelly Lywood 01:44:43
Laura Woods 01:44:54
Darren Billing 01:47:16 PB
Richard Sutehall 01:50:16
Darren James 01:50:32
David Whitley 01:52:17 PB
Sophie Byrne 01:53:24
Alison Davey 01:54:06
Andrew Howes 01:55:46
Lisa Burton 01:55:58
Heather Glass 01:57:07 PB
Gina Woodfine 01:58:28 PB
Davinia Brown 01:59:44 PB
Martin Stevens 01:59:47
Steve Russell 02:00:38
Gavin Malloch 02:02:45
Carey Philpott Kite 02:03:10
Ronald Smith 02:12:35
Guy Mills 02:12:42
Nicki Brown 02:12:47
Teresa Watson 02:14:48
Shelly Wilson 02:18:50 PB
Jackie Austin 02:20:53
Annette Lebreton 02:21:55
Talita Wigg 02:22:20
Marriane Seaward 02:25:20
Orla Mcgaley 02:34:49
Alison Kite 02:35:22
Dave Austen 02:39:17
Chatham Maritime 10K
Paul Williams 00:46:12
Andy Patching 00:53:25
Vanessa Patching 01:03:06
Alison Williams 01:06:15 PB
Denise Grant 01:09:17

Yeovil Half, Adur & Worthing 20 and SVN Funky Pants

Sunday was a quieter day for the Sittingbourne Striders following a busy March, in part due to many runners entering the ‘tapering’ phase of their preparations for the April marathon season!

However, a few hardy souls faced the hours less sleep with considerable fortitude and took part in some longer runs. Gavin and Sheila Malloch (pictured) traveled to Somerset to take part in the hilly Yeovil Half Marathon, finishing in 2hrs7mins9secs and 2hrs30mins34secs respectively. Results

Alison Davey was the first strider over the line in the Adun and Worthing 20 mile race, finishing in 3hrs18mins54 secs, joined by Ronald Smith who finished in 3hrs28mins49secs. Results

Finally, Teresa Watson took part in the SVN Funky Pants Challenge in Gravesend, running a trail route of 21 miles in 3hrs40mins38secs. Results

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Landmarks, Smugglers, Megalith & Whitstable

London Landmarks Half Marathon- a race that attracts nearly 13,000 runners and runs along the Thames taking in the popular sights throughout Westminster and the City. First strider home was Daniel Barnard in 1hr50mins40secs, and the first lady strider over the line was Amanda Claridge who gained a personal best and finished in 1hr59mins38secs.

London Landmarks Half Marathon
Daniel Barnard 1.40.40
Ashley Claridge 1.41.42
Mark Jones 1:44:10
Darren Billings 1:52:25
Amanda Claridge 1:59.38 PB
Sam Gillham 2:10:28 PB
James Batchelor 2:11:44
Simon Brenchley 2:11:44
Kate Chia 2:17:51 PB
Joanne Strudwick 2:31:34
Jacqueline Woodhouse 2:39:33
Susannah Ulyatt 2:59:31
Louise Marshall 3:00:51
Mona Lewis 3:05:53


Smugglers 10k
Teresa Watson 56.49
Lorraine Neale 58.14 PB
Sara Cox 1:03:15 PB
Tracey Jenkins 1:07:48
Talita Wigg 1:14:00
Georgina Higgins 1:16:59
Lisa Burton 1:25:14

Medway Megalith Marathon
Ollie PRYER 4:19:20
Rebecca Still 5:19:58
Samantha Hewitt 5.09:31

Medway Megalith Half Marathon
Jackie Austin 3:23:13
Helen Shears 3:30:18
Emma Higgins 3:30:15

Hastings Half Marathon
Jo Pettitt 1:51:41
James Pettitt 1:51:41
Jackie Austin 3:12
Emma Penfold 3:30
Stroke Resolution 15K
Ann Meeks 1.49.54
Kelly Batchelor 1.51

Stroke Resolution 10K
Carolyn Marshall 1.11.12

Whitstable 10k
Abbey-Gale Bratby 55.14
Andrew Thomas 55.14
Alison Williams 1:07:12

Whitstable 5k
Sally Patching 32:29

Hampton Court Half

A dozen Striders took part in the Hampton Court Half Marathon on Sunday, a popular 13.1 mile course starting and ending in the grounds of Henry VIII’s home and following a circular route along the banks of the Thames.  

Gavin Malloch got the bragging rights as the first Strider over the line in 2hrs7mins13secs. Amanda Mills kept her head and was the first lady strider back in 2hrs21mins28secs

Other Striders times were
Terry Morse 2.11.06
Guy Mills 2.17.16
Jackie Austin 2.29.30
Emilia Sage 2.30.41
Kate Sage 2.31.22
Sheila Malloch 2.33.37
Orla Mcgaley 2.33.37 PB
Susannah Ulyatt 2.43.02
Lisa Burton 2.43
Mona Whitehead-Lewis 2.54.14 PB

Lydd 20 & half, Maidstone Half & 10k

The Sittingbourne Striders braved the 50mph winds to take part in the Lydd 20 mile race on Sunday, a fast and flat course popular with those training for the Spring marathon season, and the third race in the Striders Club Championship.

Lee Simpson was the first Strider over the line in 2hrs21mins50secs, finishing 42nd overall. Bragging rights for the first lady Strider home went to Alison Davey, who finished in 3hrs18min45secs

Other Striders times were

Gary Spicer 02:39:50
Ashley Claridge 02:43:12
Daniel Barnard 02:53:03
James Topham 02:53:44
Luke Blanshard 02:56:27
Ross Campbell 03:06:53
Vicky Parker 03:21:01
Paul Bowditch 03:27:38
Teresa Watson 03:28:05
Gavin Malloch 03:28:14
Ronald Smith 03:29:07
Nicky Knight 03:35:10
Shelly Wilson 03:48:05
Guy Mills 03:48:05
Talita Wigg 03:51:10
Gina Woodfine 03:52:11
Jackie Austin 04:06:29
Lisa Burton 04:17:39

Rebecca Still led a small group of Striders around the shorter but just as windy Lydd Half Marathon in 2hrs0mins22secs, just in front of Martin Stevens (2hrs1mins3secs), Amanda Claridge (2hrs4mins5secs) and Alex Powell (2hrs5mins9secs).

A trio of striders took part in the Maidstone Half Marathon, Ceri Burr was first home at 1hr45min50secs, beating club mate Darren Billing who came in at 1hr48min31secs. Caroline Lewis was the only lady Strider finishing in 1hr51min47secs. Finally, Gareth Lewis was the sole strider to take part in the Maidstone 10k in an impressive 40mins20secs

Dartford Half, Cambridge Half & Bedgebury 10 mile

Scott Simpson headed a strong Sittingbourne Striders group at the Dartford Half Marathon on Sunday, braving the hills and the poor weather conditions, to complete the course in 21st place overall in a fantastic time of 1hr28mins39secs. Emma Penfold was the first lady strider to cross the line in 2hrs11min57secs

Other Runners:

Christopher Mudge 1.41.43
Ceri Burr 1.47.52
Darren Billing 1.52.09 PB
Richard Sutehall 1.54.31
Richard Vassiliou 1.58.25 PB
Andrew Howes 2.02.41
Davina Brown 2.02 PB
Kelly Brett 2.03.22
Heather Glass 2.03.29 PB
Gavin Malloch 2.10.05
Stuart Ridout 2.11.50
Emma Penfold 2.11.57
Jackie Austin 2.14.55 PB
David Whittley 2.54.23
Katrina Potter 2.40.43
Robyn Benyon 2.31.44 PB
Yvonne Crawford 2.47.15
Clare Fox 2.48.58
Denise Grant 2.53 .08
Paula oReilly 2.53.43
Victoria Whittley 2.54.23 PB
Hannah Hudson 2.55.05
Sandra Gardiner 2.55.07

Gary Spicer led a trio of Striders at the Cambridge Half Marathon, finishing in 1:34:03. Gina Woodfine earned bragging rights as first lady strider back in 2:01:55, and Marianne Seaward finished in 2:21:16.

Craig Dawson was the first Strider home at the Bedgebury Forest 10 mile finishing in 1:39:32 closely followed by Sophie Byrne at 1:39:32. Kate Sage finished in 2:07:11

Finally Nicky Knight grabbed a new PB of 2:04:06 at the Bideford Half Marathon

Thanet 10, Reindeer Run & Huntwood Ultra

Thanet Road Club 10 mile
Striders flocked to the Alan Green memorial 10 mile road race held on Sunday, 2 December.

The flat course starting at Westgate Pavillion potentially could offer the runners personal best times but the strong headwind on the course left the team battling to the finish line.

Ollie Pryer was in the top 20 recording a time of 1hr 10mins 1sec. He was closely followed by David Valenti in 1hr 10mins 39secs. 3rd clubman home was James Reeves who crossed the finish line in 1hr 12mins 29secs.

Jennifer Simpson was first club lady home in 1hr 20mins 5secs. Rebecca Still was hot on her heels in 1hr 23mins 21secs with Karen Seymour just 2mins behind in 1hr 25mins 8secs.

Ollie Pryer 1:10:01
David Valenti 1:10:39
James Reeves 1.12.29
Glenn Davies 1.14.16
James Topham 1.16.24
Jennifer Simpson 1.20.05
Mick Diddams 1.20.51
Rebecca Still 1.23.21
Karen Seymour 1.25.08
Andrew Patching 1.25.56
David Whittley 1.30.55
Sam Hewitt 1.31.21
Davinia Brown 1.35.54
Heather Glass 1.36.04
Ronald Smith 1.38.03
Gavin Malloch 1.40.49
Jackie Austin 1.44.09
Alison Kite 1.47.41
Yvonne Crawford 1.58.57
Emma Higgins 1.59.32
Helen Shears 1.59.34
Sheila Malloch 2.00.39
Susannah Ulyatt 2.01.38
Wendy Howes 2.03.40
Victoria Whittley 2.08.14

Liz to represent county
Liz Weeks has been selected to run for Kent after an excellent early season of cross country.

The Strider, who is also a personal trainer, will join other speedy ladies as part of team Kent, as they go forward into the regional championships.

Reindeer Run
Alison Davey picked up a podium at the Reindeer run held at Chatham Dockside on Sunday.

Alison was 3rd overall in the ladies event with a time of 27mins 41secs.

Emma Penfold also ran with a time of 35mins 24secs. Robyn Benyon completed the 5km in 38min and Denise Grant finished in 39mins 24secs.
Alison Davey – 27.41 3 rd lady
Emma Penforld – 35.24
Robyn Benyon – 38.00
Denise Grant – 39.24

SVN Challenge
Darren Billing took on the half marathon distance at Betteshanger on Sunday. The Strider completed 13.1 miles in 2hrs 4mins 4secs.

Hurtwood 50km

Bradley Clayton and Paul Bowditch completed the Hurtwood 50km challenge on Sunday. The pair stayed together and both finished in 6hrs 32mins.

 

 

Bexhill & Kent League XC

Bexhill half-marathon and 10km
Yvonne Crawford travelled to Bexhill on Saturday, 10 November to take on the Bexhill half-marathon.
 
The Strider put in an excellent performance around 13.1-mile course to return a time of 2hrs 46mins.
 
Her fellow club-mate also ran at Bexhill and opted for the 10km Poppy challenge. Andrea Lees Farrell made it around the 6.2-mile course in 1hr 37secs.
 
Kent League Cross Country
Saturday, 10 November saw the third fixture for the Kent League cross country in Danson Park, Welling.
 
In the ladies event over 5km top Strider was Liz Weeks who finished 14 th in a time of 18mins 22secs. Jen Simpson returned a time of 21mins 9secs earning her 68 th place. Alison Davey was close behind in 117 th with 23.38.

Maidstone Half & XC League

Striders eat up the miles at Maidstone Half
Striders turned out in force for the Maidstone Half Marathon on Sunday, 14 October.
 
Starting from the Cornwallis Academy the 13.1-mile course sent over 450 runners out to a loop of Boughton Monchelsea before heading towards East Farleigh to finish back at the Academy.
 
With a top 20 finish in 16 th place bragging rights for the first club man home went to David Valenti who whizzed round the course in 1.35.37. Ollie Pryer must have had him in his sights throughout the event as he was not far behind in 1.37.28. Third Strider home was Sam Mumford returning a time of 1.42.10.
 
A prize was awarded to Paul Williams for winning his age group (male vet 60+) with a 1.46.08.
 
The ladies were on equally good form with Rebecca Still taking 13 th overall and 6 th in her age group with 1.54.37. Runnign together to support each other were Lucy Hewett and Karen Seymour who both came home in 1.58.59 earning them top 20 spots.
 
Strider results
David Valenti 1.35.35
Ollie Pryer 1.37.28
Sam Mumford 1.42.10
Paul Williams 1.46.08
Glenn Davis 1.48.40
James Topham 1.49.59
Paul Bowditch 1.52.49
Bradley Clayton 1.53.00
Rebecca Still 1.54.37
Roy Shears 1.56.51
Craig Eccleston 1.57.16
Kevin Eastop 1.58.06
Joseph Lovelock 1.58.59
Lucy Hewett 1.58.59
Karen Seymour 1.58.59
Andrew Patching 1.58.59
Darren Billing 2.00.13
Sam Hewitt 2.10.33
Davinia Brown 2.12.55
Gavin Malloch 2.15.38
Jackie Austin 2.22.53
Clare Eastop 2.24.17
Vanessa Patching 2.37.42
Alison Kite 2.37.42
Femme Clegg 2.42.32
Emma Higgins 2.47.53
Helen Shears 2.48.53
 
Nonington XC League 13 October 2018
 
On Saturday, 13 October six Striders travelled to Beech Grove Academy in Nonington foe the first of the Kent Cross Country League races of the season.
 
The women have to comple a hilly, muddy, off road course of 5km and the men have the same conditions, but complete a 10km course.
 
Liz Weeks led the ladies team home taking 5 th place overall and a win in her age group in a time of 20.37. Not far behind was Jenifer Simpson in 24.39 with Emily Middleton in 28.18.
 
Olwen Cockell, who was racing for Swale AC, but is an active Strider member put in a good effort returning a time of 24.52.
 
The men’s race had two Striders forward with Gareth Lewis coming home in 43.52 and Lee Simpson with a speedy 46.21.

York 10-mile race, Sunday, 14 October
Andrea Lees Farrell and her mother Pamela Farrell put in a fantastic effort to complete the York 10-mile running race in 1.46.36. It was their first race together since joining the Striders and a great result for them both.