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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Santa Dash & SVN Samphire Hoe

Rebecca’s endurance effort still going strong
With an impressive tally of recent marathons to her name Rebecca Still opted for yet another endurance event on Saturday 15 December.

She completed 20 miles of the Saxon, Viking and Normans run in Samphire Hoe in 3hrs 8mins. An epic effort in freezing temperatures.

Sun comes out for Santa Dash
A number of Striders headed to the Cyclopark on Sunday for the festive Santa Dash over 5km and 10km routes.

The Sun shone and conditions were perfect with little wind and a good, albeit somewhat hilly, running surface.

In the 10km event it was Lisanne Tullett who led the Striders home finishing 16th in a field of 66 women and 64th out of 132 runners.

Next was Angela Clarke in 1hr 4mins 50secs closely followed by Rachael Adkins and Sara Cox who both ran 1hr 5mins 23secs.

In the 5km event Sally Smith ran with her 22-month-old daughter in her buggy. They completed the event in 25mins 18secs. This saw her placed 8th out if 102 runners with the added bonus of a prize for being 2nd lady out of 61 and a win in her age group.

Yvonne Crawford was next with 31mins 21secs. This saw her placed 17th lady and 5th in her age group. Amanda Crawford finished in 53mins 47secs.

10km
Lisanne Tullett 1hr 2mins 10secs
Angela Clarke 1hr 4mins 50secs
Rachael Adkins 1hr 5mins 23secs
Sara Cox 1hr 5mins 23secs
Talita Wigg 1hr 8mins 35secs
Lisa Burton 1hr 11mins 25secs

5km
Sally Smith (&Sophie) 25.18
Yvonne Crawford 31mins 21secs
Amanda Crawford 53.47

Betteshanger Santa Run

On Sunday Jackie Austin travelled to Betteshanger Country Park for the 5 mile Santa run.

She whizzed round in an impressive time of 46mins 53secs.

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.

 

 

Whitstable MoRun, Fudgeathon & Doncaster 10km

Fudgeathon

Rebecca Still donned her Strider vest to take on her third marathon distance in a month on Saturday, 24 November at the Saxon Vikings and Norman’s marathon challenge in Samphire Hoe.

The event was a mix of on and off roads and took on 100ft of elevation on each lap with a long stretch along the seafront with a strong headwind.
The endurance specialist has had some credible top 10 finishes recently, but this was to be her best event of the season and she romped round the 26.2-mile course to take the overall ladies win in 4hrs 24mins 25secs.

Velopark 10km
On Saturday, 24 November Racheal Noble took park in the VeloPark 10km event in Stratford.
The fairly flat course provides a good opportunity to return a good time and Racheal did just that finishing in 58mins 8secs.

Whitstable ‘MoRun’ 5km and 10km events

The Striders headed to Whitstable to race the Fix events ‘MoRun on Sunday 25 November.’ The event raises awareness of men’s health in particular prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

The course was a flat out and back along Whitstable seafront with a strong headwind on the return leg making it just that little bit tougher as fatigue sets in.

The 10km event had 288 runners taking part.

Daniel Judd was first back for the team in 44mins 2secs this saw him placed 8th overall and 3rd senior male.

Rachel Adkins was next and first lady Strider home in recording a time of 58mins 46secs.

Terry Morse was 3rd back for the reds in 55mins 20secs.

The Strider team also took great pleasure in winning an award for best team in fancy dress.

In the 5km event Sally Smith entered with her 21-month old daughter Sophie who was co-piloting the running buggy. With 83 runners taking part the tail wind start got her off to a good position holding 3 rd place overall and finishing in 24mins 53mins. She was also presented with a winners running top for finishing first lady in the event.

10km results
Daniel Judd 44mins 2secs
Rachel Adkins 58mins 46secs
Terry Morse 55mins 20secs
Richard Millns 59mins 26secs
Clive Glover 1hr 2mins 59secs
Katy Mills 1hr 3mins 43secs
Sarah Bowden 1hr 4mins 43secs
Katrina Potter 1hr 5mins 33secs
Lisanne Tullett 1hr 6mins 2secs
Sara Cox 1hr 6mins 37secs
Talita Wigg 1hr 7mins 2secs
Allison Bourne 1hr 7mins 3secs
Georgina Higgins 1hr 7mins 24secs
Tracey Jenkins 1hr 8mins 52secs
Susannah Ulyatt 1hr 11mins 31secs
Lisa Burton 1hr 11mins 39secs
Carolyn Marshall 1hr 11mins 44secs
Angela Clarke 1hr 12mins 19secs
Dave Wood 1hr 12min 31secs
Beth Wood 1hr 21mins 57secs
Heidi knight 1hr 26mins 8secs

5km
Sally Smith and 21-month-old Sophie 24.53

Doncaster 10km
Pamela Farrell joined a full field on 3000 runners in Doncaster for the annual 10km event starting from Doncaster racecourse.
Despite a crowded field the Strider managed to dart round other runners to get to the finish in 1hr 1min 38secs. This was a personal best time and earned her 22 nd in the ladies competition and 16 th in her age category.

Canterbury Half Marathon

Canterbury Half Marathon
Eight Striders took on the Canterbury Half Marathon on Monday, 27 August 2018.
 
The event, held in aid of the Pilgrims Hospice, involved the runners taking on a 13.1-mile undulating course. It is a popular race, attracting over 400 racers.
 
Taking the prize for first lady veteran runner home was Olwen Cockell, running for her first claim club Swale AC, but a very popular and active member of the Striders team.
 
Christopher Mudge was not far behind with a 1.46.23. Steve Prince made sure 4 Striders broke 2 hour mark storming home in 1:49:47.

Kevin Eastop was next home with a 2.01.00 with David Whittley hot on his heels in 2.02.18. Andrew Howes put in a good performance to pass the chequered flag in 2.08.55 and Gavin Malloch finished in 2.18.41.

SVN race
Emma Penfold and Katy Jackson spent their bank holiday in Gracensend taking part in the Saxons, Normans and Vikings challenge run which started from the cyclopark.

The event sees the athletes take on a circuit multiple times to see how far they can complete.

Emma decided to take on 20-miles of the hilly course. She completed the run in 3hrs 52mins.

Katy was delighted with a new pb over 16.5-miles finishing in 2.52.

Cakeathon Spring Challenge 2018

 

Setting off from Jeskyns Community Woodland in Gravesend 10 Striders took on the challenge of completing as many 3.28 mile loops and consuming as much cake as they could within a 6 hour time limit at the Saxons Vikings & Normans Cakeathon! Results were as follows:

Half Marathon 13.1 miles:
Sam Hewitt 2:20:23
Katy Jackson 2:20:23
Helen Shears 3.04.40
Orla Mcgaley 3.18.15
Sally Patching 3.18.15

16.4 miles:
Ollie Pryer 2:14.55
Teresa Watson 3:14:59

19.6 miles:
Jo Bing 4:43

Full Marathon 26.2 miles:
Olwen Cockell 5:06.50
Annette Lebreton 5:12

RAF 100 Challenge

Also putting in some serious mileage was Andy Patching, Vanessa Patching and Teresa Watson who travelled to the Cyclopark in Gravesend to take part in the Saxon Norman Viking run. The trio ran varying distances to cover over 40-mile between them. Vanessa ran 10.5-miles in 1.54, Teresa 13.1 in 2.14 and Andy a staggering 20-miles in 2.56, smashing the 3-hour mark. A sub 4-hour marathon is surely on the cards for this strider come the marathon.

SVN Olympic Run and Music Legends

Saxon, Vikings and Normans Marathons & Challenges : Saturday 10th Olympic Run and Sunday 11th February 2018 Music Legends
Venue: Cyclopark, Gravesend
Details: Six Hour Timed Challenge Event

The aim of these events is to complete as many 3.74-5.25 mile loops as you wish in the 6 hour cut off. They are famous for their epic medals and bursting goody bags.

Saturday’s run celebrated the Winter Olympic Games taking place in Pyeongchang with olympic sized bling. Darren Billing completed 15.75 miles in a time of 2:21:56 Teresa Watson completed 21 miles in a time of 3:56:50.

Sunday’s run was celebrating music legends…this time it was the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Jamie Goldthorp and Roy Shears both ran 16 miles in 2:35:00 Clare Fox completed 10.83 miles in 2:25:17

Roy Shears Left; Jamie Goldthorp Right