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
Emma Penfold, Rachel Donaldson, Bradley Clayton and Craig Eccleston took part in the Ranscombe Ramble. This involves repeatedly running a 3.7-mile circuit and seeing how far you can get. The ladies managed 15-miles with the gents both stopping at 50km.
Elliot Stokes took part in the reject run in Samphire Hoe, it’s a race designed to attract those runner who didn’t win a place in London 2018. He completed the marathon distance course in around 4:01:30.
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.
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