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
Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile 2017 : 1st October 2017
The Sittingbourne Striders 10 mile road race was another success with a record number of entries. Despite damp windy conditions nearly 400 runners lined up at the start and were set off by Race Director Emma Pomeroy.
The club are grateful to their Main Sponsor Bennett Opies for their generous support and also to Beadles Skoda for providing a personalised lead car which led the runners on the 10 miles route through Rodmersham, Kingsdown, Doddington and back to Highsted School. In addition there was a 2k Fun Run which attracted 120 runners from pre-school up to adult beginner runners, all of whom received a brightly coloured medal and ribbon. There was also a school team prize which was won by Westlands Primary. The Boy’s prize was won by Caleb Spriggs, 2nd was Ben Procter and 3rd Reece Lee. The Girl’s prize was won by Violet Bing, 2nd was Iris Bartlett and 3rd Alice Brown.
The Main race was won by Tewelde Menges from Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 54:57 and the first lady home was Liz Weeks also from Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 1:04:14. The Men’s trophies were presented by Philip Opie of Bennett Opies and the Ladies’ by the daughter of Chas Ryman in whose name the race is in memory.
The first Male and Female Sittingbourne Striders home were Lee Simpson and Jo Pettitt respectively.
All the finishers received a medal, a T-shirt and a goodie bag. There was also cakes available baked by club members.
Next Year’s race is planned for Sunday 7th October and we hope to see you there.
5 Striders took part in the Shorne Woods 5 Mile race with the following results:
Craig Eccleston 42:49 placing him 32nd out of field of 187 entrants
Carli Deacon 45:08 – 41st place
Max Bodimeade 47:58 – 61st place
Amanda Allen-Maher 50:05 – 80th place
Gordon Wallace 51:36 – 90th place
Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon : Sunday 24th September
6 Striders took part in the Folkestone Half Marathon with the following results:
Darren James 1:58:26 – placing him 207th out of 585 entrants
Sam Fawcett 2:20:44 – 429th
Jo Clarke 2:24:50 – 456th
Shelly Wilson 2:24:50 – 457th
Kevin Eastop 2:33:09 – 511th
Clare Eastop 2:33.08 – 512th
London to Brighton Off Road Bike Ride: Sunday 24th September
2 Striders took part in the UK’s biggest charity off-road ride. Going for 10 years the route was varied including tough climbs, technical descents, rocky surfaces and dirt trails! Well done Sarah Louise Strachan and Christopher Rogers for completing this tough challenge!