Aylesham 5k & 10k

Aylesham 5k & 10k : Sunday 6th August 2017

Sheila Mary & Gavin Malloch took part in the popular Aylesham 5k and 10k this Sunday.


Bewl Water Sprint & Standard Tri 2017

Bewl Water Sprint & Standard Tri : Sunday 6th August 2017

5 Striders lined up at the start for the very picturesque Bewl Water Triathlon.  A swim in the reservoir is followed by a challenging bike course which loops round the reservoir and is finished with a run along the causeway with great views of Bewl Water.  

Glenn Davies (1:18:40) was first Strider home in the Sprint winning his age category and finishing 26th overall, Andy Baptie (1:19:59 – 31st overall), Paul Holt (1:35:04 -102 overall), Rachel Ward (1:35:46.35) was 21st lady and 4th in her age category,

James Reeves (2:47:12) was the only Strider to tackle the Standard distance and finished 76th



Bewl Water
Glenn Davies


Bewl Water
Paul Holt, Rachel Ward, Andy Baptie, Glenn Davies



Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2017

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2017: 30th July 2017

4 Striders took part in the RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride this weekend, which is entirely on roads closed to normal traffic. The ride, which is a legacy of the London 2012 Olympics, is part of a weekend full of cycling events in the capital. 24000 riders were expected to take part in the ride which started from the Olympic Park, took in the challenges of Leith Hill and Box Hill in Surrey and culminated in a spectacular finish on The Mall. Professional cyclists race exactly the same course later on the same day in order to compete for the London Classic. Chris Williams was the first Strider home in 4 hrs 55 mins 34 secs

Chris Williams – 4:55:34
Noel Lander – 5:16:28
Ian Gower – 6:11:52
Lee Simpson – 7:24:36
Lorraine Neale – 7:34:34


Lee Simpson & Lorraine Neale:


Mid Kent 5 Miler 2017

Mid Kent 5 Miler : Sunday 24th July

3 Striders took part on a rather hot but brilliantly organised 5 Mile road race which took them around the pretty village of Staplehurst with the following results:

Aaron Pritchard was first Strider home in a time of 38:48 placing him 73rd out of 310 entrants
Roy Shears time: 40:22 place 92nd
Helen Shears time: 1:03 place 291st

Mid Kent 5 Miler 2017
Roy & Helen Shears

AJ Bell London Triathlon – Live to Tri

AJ Bell London Triathlon – Live to Tri :Saturday 22nd July & Sunday 23rd July
Olympic Distance – 1.5km Swim / 40k Bike / 10km Run

3 Striders competed at the London Triathlon flagged as the ‘Worlds Largest Triathlon’ which has races continuously over the course of the weekend. A timely storm hit whilst they were tackling the swim but this did not deter their efforts giving the following results:

Luis Diaz (Leamouth route) crossed the line in 2:32:15 placing him 134th out of 1371 entrants
Martin Feaver (Leamouth route) finished in 2:55:39 placing him 1662 out of 2361 entrants
Paul Holt (Westminster route) finished in 3:00:16 placing him 765 overall out of 1371 entrants

Cranbrook 10k 2017

Cranbrook 10k : 16th July 2017

10 Striders took part in the multiterrain, traffic free 10k which took them along pretty footpaths and trails around the village of Cranbrook:

Chris Mudge was first Strider home in a time of 46:37 placing him 19th out of 125 entrants
Ceri Burr was next Strider across the line in a time of 46:49 place: 21st PB
Jeff Fox time: 48:02 place 30th
Aaron Pritchard time: 49:46 place 40th
Andrew Howes time: 54:20 place 64th
David Whittley time: 56:37 place 69th
Sheila Malloch time:1:07:05 place 106th PB
Clare Fox time: 1:13:27 place 122nd
Gavin Malloch DNF due to injury

Wendy Howes took part in the 5k putting in a time of 38:16 placing her 42nd out of 49 entrants.

cranbrook 10k 2017
Back row left to right: Jeff Fox; Andrew Howes; Ceri Burr; David Whittley Front row left to right: Wendy Howes; Chris Mudge; Gavin Malloch; Sheila Maloch; Clare Fox

Spitfire Scramble 24hr Race

Spitfire Scramble 24hr Race : 15th – 16th July 2017

The Spitfire Scramble is a 24-hour multi-terrain relay or solo race. Entrants can run on their own or in teams of two to eight. The runners set off on their first 5.9 mile lap at midday on the Saturday and continue through the night until midday the next day. Solo runners are able to rest, if required, team runners must have a runner on course at all times.

2 Striders decided to take on London’s only 24hr trail race:

Alison Davey was part of a team of 5 ladies ‘Laughing Ladies of Essex & Kent’ winning their 3-5 category. Alison ran 6 of the 30 laps completed by her team in a total time of 24hrs 38s.

Craig Eccleston was in the minority tackling the event solo, he completed 7 laps which took him to just under the 40 miles mark in a time of 14hrs 59m 11s.

Hever Marathon 2017

Hever Marathon 2017: 9th July 2017

2 Striders took part in the Hever Castle marathon as part of the Festival of Endurance. The 4 lap course takes in 2 castles, 2 lakes and quaint Kentish villages all around the magnificent setting of Hever Castle. Rob Sapp put in a time of 4:44:27 placing him 32nd overall out of 51 entrants. Ashley Claridge, who ran with Rob, crossed the line in 4:44:35 which placed him 33rd overall.

Hever Marathon 2017
Ashley Claridge left, Rob Sapp right after the Hever Marathon.


London 10k 2017

The British 10k : 9th July 2017

Trafalgar Square, Embankment, Big Ben were amongst some of the iconic landmarks on view for the 3 Striders taking part in The British 10k with the following results:

Barry Simmons time: 48:53 place 694
Julie Southall time: 1:02:23 place 5205
Dominic Norwell time: 1:05:23 place 6615

London 10k
Barry Simmons

Herne Bay 10k Les Golding Memorial 2017

Herne Bay 10k Les Golding Memorial : 9th July 2017

10 Striders took part in the event with the following results:

Nick Freeman time: 43:07 place 44 out of 409 entrants
Ceri Burr time: 47:13 place 85
Alison Davey time: 50:33 place 129
Nina Cook time: 55:25 place 185
Kevin Eastop time: 55:55 place 194
Ronald Smith time: 58:09 place 228
Grace Mead time: 58:29 place 234
Emma Chamerlain 1:00:00 place 257
Annette Lebreton 1:08:15 place 350
Clare Eastop 1:08:35 place 353

herne bay 10k
Back row left to right: Emma Chamberlain; Kevin Eastop; Ceri Burr; Clare Eastop; Ronald Smith; Nick Freeman Front row left to right: Grace Mead; Annette Lebreton; Nina Cook; Alison Davey