Folkestone Half and more

Four Striders headed to Folkestone on Sunday, 30 September for the half marathon event.
Special mention must go to Dave Austen as this was his first ever half marathon event. Since starting his running journey he has lost 2 stone in weight and is hoping to get a place in the London Marathon. Dave completed the course in 3hrs 36mins 2secs to the delight of his club mates.
James Pamplin has been going well and put in an impressive performance crossing the line in 1hr 41mins 6secs. He was able to watch Gavin Malloch finish in 2rs 9mins 43secs with Stuart Rideout completing the 13.1 miles in 2hrs 19mins 22secs.
Alison runs great 10km in Paris
Alison Jarvis travelled to Disney Land Paris to compete in the 10km event as part of the small world’s celebration of running. The Strider finished in 1hr 19mins.
Ain’t no mountain high enough for Rachel
Rachel Donaldson is known for taking on some extreme challenges but this weekend settled for running up a mountain! Rachel finished the 10km uphill mountain race in Wansfield Pike in 2hrs 23mins.
Striders lead the way at the castle
The Striders enjoyed a multi terrain hilly 10km at Leeds Castle on Sunday.
Ceri Burr was first back in 46mins 34secs. Next was Carolyn Marshall in 1hr 7mins 47secs followed by Louise Marshall in 1hr 9mins 31secs. Susannah Ulyatt was next back in 1hr 10mins 22secs. Unfortunately no times are available for Emma Chamberlain, Dave Wood or Sandra Gardiner who had also signed up to run the event.
Monster effort in Loch Ness for William
The previous weekend saw Strider Wiliam Wakeman complete the Loch Ness Marathon. He didn’t spy Nessie but did finish the 26-miles in 4hrs 6mins 45secs.

Paris Marathon

Event: Paris Marathon
Date: 3rd April 2016
Location: Paris
Distance: Marathon

Paris in the Spring you can’t have a much better setting for the 40th Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, which saw unseasonably high temperatures of 17 degrees for the 43,317 runners taking part.
Injuries had taken their toll on a number of Striders who had had entered but could not take part but that didn’t stop them going along to support their fellow Striders and help add to the fantastic atmosphere for the 4 Striders who took part in this iconic race through the beautiful city.
Andy Baptie was first strider home in an amazing time of 3.22.47 placing him 3478th a PB for him. Nick Bayntun took second strider position in a time of 3.44.10 placing him 8678th overall, this was his first marathon outside of Ironman. 3rd Strider and the only female Strider was Rachel Ward in her first marathon putting in a time of 4.06.00 and placing her 16469th. In 4th Strider spot was Glenn Davies in a time of 4.09.17 placing him 17655th overall.