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

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.

Givaudan Ashford10k 2017

Givaudan Ashford10k : Sunday 8th October

16 Striders took part in the Ashford 10k which was the next race in the Club Championships with the following results:

Glenn Davies – 42.06 – 103rd place out of 985 runners
Mick Diddams – 42.42 – 118th
Steve Shrimplin – 45.52 – 200th
Darren Billing – 50.48 – 349th
Gavin Malloch – 52.25 – 403rd
Andrew Howes – 53.17 – 431st
Paul Valenti – 54.31 – 475th
Sarah Strachan – 57.29 – 573rd
Gina Woodfine – 58.52 – 599th
David Whittley – 58.54 – 606th
Gordon Wallace – 59.04 – 622nd
Sheila Malloch – 1.02.18 – 703rd
Karen Longley – 1.06.22 – 809th
Martine Ingram – 1.06.22 – 810th
Angela Smith – 1.06.14 – 820th
Wendy Howes – 1.13.53 – 922nd

Striders at Ashford 10k Back row left to right: Mick Diadems; Gavin Malloch; Darren Billing; Andrew Howes; ?; Glenn Davies Front row left to right: David Whittley; Sheila Malloch; Martine Ingram; Wendy Howes; Karen Longley; Sarah Strachan; Gina Woodfine

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017

Royal Parks Half Marathon : Sunday 8th October

13.1m run on closed roads around London Parks

Karen Coleman 2.06.55 – 8548nd place out of 16455 entrants
Hayley Thomas 2.29.35 – 13541st raising over £300 for CLIC Sargant

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.

Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile 2017

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.

Tewelde Menges

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.

LIz Weeks

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.

Shorne 5 Miler

Event: Shorne 5 Miler : Sunday 24th September

Left to right: Max Bodimeade; Gordon Wallace; Amanda Allen-Maher; Craig Eccleston; Carli Deacon

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 2017

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 2017

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!

Disneyland Paris 2017

Disneyland Paris : Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September

After 10 weeks injured and 2 weeks recovery Darren Billing managed to run the Disneyland Paris 5k; 10k and Half Marathon over the course of the weekend!