New York City Marathon 2017

New York City Marathon : Sunday 5th November

Across the pond Chris Lawley ran the New York City Marathon in a time of 3:13:49.

Beachyhead Marathon & 10k 2017

Beachyhead Marathon & 10k 2017 : Saturday 28th October 

A warm and sunny Eastbourne greeted 58 Sittingbourne Striders who travelled to Eastbourne to take part in the Beachy Head Marathon & 10k this weekend. Flagged as the second hardest marathon in the country the gruelling course includes the impressive ascents of the 7 sisters but rewarding runners to glorious views of the south downs.

 

Marathon: Kevin Rye was first Strider home in a time of 3:40:41 placing him 49th overall out of a field of 2156 runners…a new record for entrants. David Valenti was next Strider home in a time of 3:59:18 placing him 154th overall. Elliot Stokes was 3rd strider home in a time of 4:28:15 putting him in 378th place. Sarah Bradshaw was first female strider home in a time of 4:46:09 placing her 581st overall.

10k: Glenn Davies came an impressive 29th place out of 751 competitors with his time of 46:10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maidstone Half & Full Marathon 2017

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. 

Eindhoven Marathon 2017

Eindhoven Marathon : Sunday 8th October

3 Striders travelled to the Netherlands to take part in the Eindhoven Marathon:

Andy Baptie crossed the line in 3.12.19 placing him 302nd overall out of 2071 participants. This amazing time will entitle him to a ‘good for age’ entry into the London Marathon!
Rachel Ward 3.46.45 – 1030th – this time also entitles Rachel to a ‘good for age’ place at the London Marathon.
Gill Holmes 4.16.45 – 1634th

Eindhoven
The happy couple, Andy Baptie and Rachel Ward after Eindhoven Marathon delighted to have both qualified for Good for Age entries into London Marathon with their times.

Bournemouth Marathon 2017

Bournemouth Marathon : Sunday 8th October

Stuart Ridout – 4.59.06 – 1552nd place out of 2034 entrants
George Samuel – 5.07.35 – 1625th

Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon 2017

MBNA Chester Marathon & Metric Marathon : Sunday 8th October

Andy & Vanessa Patching travelled to Chester to take part in the full & metric marathon with the following results:

Andy Patching – 3.57.40 – achieving a sub 4 hour PB! placing him 1222 out of 2644 entrants
Vanessa Patching – 3.04.06 – 722 out of 904 entrants.

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.

 

Edinburgh Marathon 2017

4 Striders made the journey up North to take part in a hot Edinburgh marathon. Andrew Nellies was first Strider to cross the line in a time of 4hr 35m 26s placing him 3500 out of a field of 6106 runners. Teresa Watson 4:40:14, 3749th overall, Lisa Duce 5:18:29, 5147th overall, unfortunately Alison Davey had to withdraw due to injury.

OMM 2017

OMM 2017 : Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April 2017

OMM 2017
Left Michael Deacon right Gary Deacon

Gary Deacon and his brother Michael Deacon set off to find the best route around the Brecon Beacons knowing they would have points deducted if they were late back. They managed 17.2 miles on the Saturday in the time limit of 5 hours which was quite an achievement considering they had both run the London Marathon the week before from which Michael had picked up an injury. On the Sunday they clocked up 18.1miles in the 4 hour limit placing them 9th out of 56 competing teams overall.

London Marathon 2017

London Marathon 2017 : 23rd April 2017

18 Striders were lucky enough to run in this iconic marathon either by club, ballot, charity or good for age place. In true Strider spirit many club members had travelled up to support them along the route around the landmarks of London.

London Marathon 2017
Striders on Blackheath before London Marathon Left to right back row: Lucy Hewett; Marriane Seaward; Bradley Clayton; Jacqueline Woodhouse; Gary Deacon; Vanessa Patching; Natalie Miller; Ronald Smith; Nikki Brenchley Left to right front row: Jen Coleman; Karen Seymour; Gina Woodfine; Paul Williams

Anthony Jackson was first Strider home in an outstanding time of 2:36:20 placing him 171st out of 45401 entrants!  2nd Strider home was brother Phil Jackson in a time of 2:44:26, which placed him 512nd overall. 3rd Strider spot went to Gary Deacon in a time of 3:26:15 placing him 5512 overall. 1st Female Strider home was Lucy Hewett in a time of 3:42:33 a PB for her placing her 8746 overall. 

Special mention goes to Gina Woodfine and Marriane Seaward who, despite injuries for Gina during training, completed the race and between them raised an over £5,400 for local charity Demelza.