Pretty Muddy, Herne Bay 10k, Bewl Water

Sittingbourne Striders were well represented today at Pretty Muddy, a 5K race which was held in Maidstone.  Emma Hudson-Wright, Orla Mcgaley James, Carey Philpott Kite, Alison Kite, Aneta Steers, Sandra Gardiner, Paula O’Reilly, Emma Higgins, Lisa Burr, Elliott Mead, Susannah Ulyatt and Alison Kemp all crossed the finish line raising awareness and funds for Cancer.

James Reeves took on Herne Bay 10K and was first Strider home finishing in an impressive time of 41.42 (PB) followed by Daniel Barnard 46.05, Tabitha Stewart 47.28 (PB) Clive Crisp 50.54, Martin Stevens 53.01, Jackie Austen in 55.30, which was a PB and Dave Wood in 1.16.39.

Chris Mudge 2.15.38 (PB), Jeff Gardiner 2.28.41 (PB), Steve Russell 2.36.27 (PB),  Alison Davey 2.49.35 and Ronald Smith 2.53.37 all took on Bewl Water 15 Mile Race.

Kirsty McBride represented the Striders at Cliffe Woods 5 mile race and finished in 48.32.

Gavin Malloch was the solo Strider at Hever Castle Festival of Endurance Half Marathon and finished in 2.17.57.

Leeds Castle Tri 2019 – Sprint & Standard

The Striders were out in force over the course of the Leeds Castle Triathlon weekend, competing, marshalling and supporting. The Sprint distance on the Saturday and the Olympic on the Sunday are both included in the club championships with it all still to play for.

Kicking off on Saturday for the 7 Striders taking part in the Sprint Distance with a 750m open water swim in the moat, a 26km bike along the foot of the north downs and a challenging 5k around the Castle estate on a very hot June day. Special mention goes to Paul Bowditch who was first male strider home in a time of 1.32.59 placing him 47th out of a field of 493 entrants, 5th in his age group. Rachel Ward was first female strider home just missing a podium position with 4th in her age group and 148th overall and a big well done to Claire Wright for her first triathlon.  Results

Sunday’s Standard was an ITU 2020 World Championship Qualifier so the competition was hot as well as the weather! A non-wetsuit swim was called because of the moat temperature, which set for a challenging start for the 8 Striders taking part in the longer distance. James Reeves took it in his stride coming first home for the Striders men in 2.34.00, 126 overall out of 475. Lisa Hammond was first lady Strider home in 3.02.11, 350th overall. Results

What a great weekend for the Striders and all that took part in this great local event.

North Down 30k, Port Lympne 10 & Whotstable 10k

The Sittingbourne Striders were out in force at several different events this weekend.

Rebecca Still led the charge at the North Downs 30k, a challenging race starting from Gravesend and weaving its way through the picturesque surrounding of Cobham and Shorne. Still finished in an impressive 3hr5mins57secs. Gavin Malloch was the second strider home in 4hrs3min47secs.

Lizzie Lowrey led another group who ran the Port Lympne 10k, running around the zoo in 1hr13mins14secs, closely followed by Clive Glover who finished in 1hr16mins15secs.

Gareth Lewis headed for the coast and finished the Whitstable and Herne Bay 10k in a great time of 40mins57secs, and teammate Kerry Buston finished in 1hr5mins1sec

However, without doubt, the bragging rights for the weekend have to go to Gary Spicer, who not to be outdone decided to run up and down a mountain, completing the herculean task of the Mont Blanc marathon in a gruelling 9hours2mins5secs. 

North Downs 30K

Rebecca Still                                                                                                                                                           03:05:57

Gavin Malloch                                                                                                                                                       04:03:37

Lorraine Neale                                                                                                                                                      04:13:37

Esther Harris                                                                                                                                                          04:13:39

Jackie Austin                                                                                                                                                          04:22:55

Marianne Seaward                                                                                                                                             04:47

Victoria Whittley                                                                                                                                                  05:11

Susannah Ulyatt                                                                                                                                                   05:11:00

Port Lympne 10k

Lizzie Lowrey                                                                                                                                                         01:13:14

Clive Glover                                                                                                                                                           01:16:15

Talita Wigg                                                                                                                                                              01:34

Lisanne Tullett                                                                                                                                                      01:34

Louise Marshall                                                                                                                                                    01:34

Emily Middleton                                                                                                                                                   01:34:06

Whistable and Herne Bay 10k

Gareth Lewis                                                                                                                                                         0:40:57

Kerry Buston                                                                                                                                                         01:05:01

Mont Blanc Marathon

Gary Spicer 9:02:05

Sandwich 10k, Harbour Wallbanger

Jackie Austin led a small team of Striders at Sunday’s Sandwich 10k, a fast and flat course that starts on the edge of the ancient town of Sandwich and also uses the lanes around the village of Worth. Jackie finished just under an hour in 58:25, and the first gentleman strider home was Clive Glover in 1hr1min38secs.

 

James Topham completed the 7k Harbour Wallbanger running from Broadstairs to Ramsgate on Saturday finishing in 37mins58secs, with Gemma Flegg winning bragging rights as the first lady back in 48mins44secs.

Sandwich 10k

Jackie Austin 58:25

Clive Glover 1:01:38

Claire Hogben 1:05:23

Louise Marshall 1:15:36

Claire Evans 1:28:24

Julie Tribe 1:30:01

Harbour Wallbanger 7k

James Topham 37:58

Gemma Flegg 48:44

Max Bodimeade 50:14

Saxon Shore Half Marathon

An impressive 48 Striders showed up for Sunday’s Saxon Shore Half Marathon, which is one of the clubs 2019 Club Championship races along the Kent coast. 

Gareth Lewis finished in 13th place and was first Strider home finishing in an impressive 1.29.14 with Claire Wright being First Lady home finishing in 1.50.46.

Sam Lewis came in just behind Gareth finishing in 1.30.14 Gary Spicer followed finishing in 1.34.49. Ashley Claridge 1.37.14, James Topham 1.41.01 (PB), Glenn Davies 1.41.29, Paul Williams 1.41.43, Chris Mudge 1.42.55, Paul Bowditch 1.46.40, Micheal Neame 1.47.50 (PB), Kelly Brett 1.53.01 (PB), Kelley Lywood 1.53.01, Richard Sutehall 1.57.10, Andy Patching 1.58.33, Andrew Howes 2.00.14, Jonathan Fox 2.00.46 (PB), Chris Scarlett 2.00.49, Emma Penfold 2.07.10, Davinia Brown 2.07.13, Jackie Austin 2.07.50, Mark Leppard 2.08.36, Terry Morse 2.09.18 (PB), Guy Mills 2.09.41 (PB), Gina Woodfine 2.10.37, Andrea Lees Farrell 2.12.29 (PB), Gavin Malloch 2.14.35, Graham Tho As 2.15.02, Ronald Smith 2.15.29, Gemma Flegg 2.18.47, Shelley Wilson 2.21.06, Kirsty McBride 2.21.12 (PB), Vanessa Patching 2.21.14 (PB), Lizzie Lowrey 2.21.18 (PB), Amanda Mills 2.25.32, Sara Cox 2.25.58 (PB), Sally Patching 2.27.22 (PB), Felicity Cleary 2.29.47, Paula O’Reilly 2.36.51 (PB), Lisa Burton 2.37.28 (PB), Katrina Potter 2.38.31 (PB), Angela Clarke 2.39.15, Kelly Batchelor 2.39.19, Susannah Ulyatt 2.41.17 (PB), Helen Shears 2.41.32, Wendy Howes 2.44.05, Vanessa Hawks 2.45.06, Joanne Preston 2.45.07 (PB), Denise Grant 2.48.15, Pamela Farrell 2.48.16, Talita Wigg 2.48.16 and Victoria Whittley 2.53.44.

Elsewhere, Rebecca Still took on The Wall, an ultra marathon starting at Carlisle Castle and ran an impressive 69 miles in 15.10.53.

Ocean Lake, Bridge Duathlon, White Oak Triathlon

Ocean Lake Sprint Triathlon – Leybourne Lakes – 2nd June- 750m Lake Swim; 18k Bike; 5k Run 
Nick Freeman represented the Striders in the first of this seasons sprint tris held at Leybourne Lakes. He came 41st overall out of a field of 77 entrants crossing the line in 1.23.18.
 
The Bridge Midweek Duathlon – Cyclopark, Gravesend – 4th June – 5k Run, 20k Bike; 3.3k Run 
Alison Davey took part in her first solo duathlon, which was 2 of a series of 5 mid week duathlons being held at the Cyclopark at Gravesend. She crossed the line 1.38.42 for which she was presented a trophy for 2nd lady!  Alison has now got the duathlon bug and said it won’t be her last! 
 
 
White Oak Triathlon – White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley – 9th June – 400m Pool Swim; 22km Cycle; 5k Run 
Ian Gower travelled to Swanley to take part in the White Oak Triathlon which in its 30th year is one of the oldest Triathlon events in England. He crossed the line in 1.21.13 placing him 47th overall out of a field of 169 entrants, 5th in his age category. 

Southend Half, Staplehurst 10k

Striders were out racing in the sunny weather around the South East this weekend. Three Striders took a trip to Essex to race the Southend Half Marathon. It was a successful trip for Jackie Austin who was the first Strider home with a personal best of 2hrs6mins4secs. Gavin Malloch (2hrs16mins14secs) and Sheila Malloch (2hrs31mins52sec) also took part in the half marathon.

More locally, two Striders took part in the Staplehurst 10k, Alison Davey (54mins6secs) and Ronald Smith (59mins46 secs). David Whittley had a successful day at the Maidstone Riverside 10 mile race; he was 12th overall with a time of 1hr27mins. Clare Evans ran the Tenterden 10k with a time of 1hrs25mind54secs

London Vitality 10k, Harvel 5, Medway 10k

Ollie Pryer led a delegation of dozen Striders at the London Vitality 10k on Bank Holiday Monday, a course that started and ended in Green Park, following a route along the embankment to St Pauls and back. Pryer’s time was an impressive 38mins35secs and he was closely followed by Scott Simpson who crossed the line in 39mins46secs. Samantha Hewitt gained the bragging rights as the first lady Strider home in 51mins43secs.

9 striders took part in the Harvel 5 mile race on Sat 1st June, a multi terrain race taking place in the afternoon and offering beer at the water stations for the hot runners. Chris Lawley was first Strider home in 37mins52secs and Alison Williams was first lady Strider home in 58mins16secs

Finally a trio of runners took part in the Medway 10k on Sun 2nd starting and ending from the track at Medway Park, James Topham was first back in 47mins16secs and Jackie Austin was first last back in 1hr2mins55secs

London Vitality 10k

Oliver Pryer

00:38:35

 
Scott Simpson

00:39:46

 
Kent Parker

00:46:05

 
Samantha Hewitt

00:51:43

 
Andrew Patching

00:53:30

 
Emma Penfold

00:55:37

 
Katy Mills

00:58:54

 
Jackie Austin

00:58:59

 
Vanessa Patching

01:02:16

PB
Susannah Ulyatt

01:09:55

 
John Kingsnorth

01:13:37

 
David Wood

01:23:45

 

 Harvel 5 mile

Chris Lawley

00:37:52

Andrew Patching

00:48:19

Ronald Smith

00:50:06

Paul Williams

00:58:15

Alison Williams

00:58:16

Annette Lebreton

01:00:30

Vanessa Patching

01:00:31

Joanne Bing

01:00:31

Danielle Smith

01:08:59

Medway 10k

James Topham

00:47:16

William Wakeman

00:57:53

Jackie Austin

01:02:55

Sittingbourne 10k 2019

Over 80 Sittingbourne Striders turned out for the Sittingbourne Invicta 10km race held on Sunday, 19 May 2019.

The event, which saw runners taking on the 6.2-mile loop of Sittingbourne. Despite balmy conditions, the hilly route, which at times can be challenging, didn’t stop many of our runners gaining personal bests.

Lee Simpson and Jennifer Simpson proved to be the married dream team being first male and female Striders home with Jennifer also gaining a PB.

Lee Simpson, Kevin Rye & Gareth Lewis also won the mens team prize.

In other news, five Striders ran the Colchester Stampede 10K. Jaki Woodhouse crossed the line first in 52:08, followed by Clive Glover & Emma Chamberlain both crossing the line in 1:01, Jo Cyman in 1:09, Joanne Knee in 1:10 and Georgina Higgins in 1:11, which was a PB. Sam Lewis ran the Hackney Half Marathon 1:31:37, which was a PB and Emma Penfold ran the University of Kent Canterbury 10K in 56:49.

 

Lee

Simpson

39:21

 

Kevin

Rye

39:56

 

Gareth

Lewis

40:07

 

Scott

Simpson

40:26

 

Nick

Freeman

41:11

PB

Gary

Spicer

42:24

 

Jennifer

Simpson

43:09

PB

Ashley

Claridge

43:22

PB

James

Topham

43:41

PB

James

Pettitt

44:52

 

Ian

Gower

45:16

 

Daniel

Barnard

45:21

PB

Christopher

Mudge

46:08

 

Jo

Pettitt

47:32

 

Kent

Parker

48:00

 

Laura

Woods

48:30

 

Darren

Billing

48:40

PB

Claire

Lander

50:18

 

Kelly

Lywood

50:33

 

Tabitha

Stewart

50:39

 

Richard

Sutehall

50:27

 

Sarah

Bradshaw

51:02

 

Caroline

Lewis

51:06

 

Amanda

Linder

51:29

PB

David

Whittley

51:54

 

Rebecca

Still

52:11

 

Jonathan

Fox

52:13

 

Barry

Simmons

52:07

 

Martin

Stevens

52:27

 

Heather

Glass

52:38

PB

Shelley

Coker

52:41

 

John

Kingsnorth

53:13

 

Andrew

Thomas

53:41

 

Amanda

Claridge

54:01

PB

Mark

Leppard

54:08

PB

Nicola

Knight

54:15

 

Simon

Brenchley

54:27

 

James

Batchelor

54:30

 

Neil

Vickery

55:09

 

Katy

Mills

55:06

PB

Terry

Morse

55:23

PB

Sophie

Byrne

56:23

 

Craig

Dawson

56:22

 

Carey

Philpott

56:56

 

Davinia

Brown

57:27

 

Howard

Woodcock

57:36

PB

Abbey-Gale

 Bratby

58:14

 

Jackie

Austin

58:23

 

Nina

Cook

58:23

 

Gemma

Flegg

58:37

PB

Andrea

Lees Farrell

58:37

 

Gina

Woodfine

58:58

 

Trudy

Thomas

59:27

 

Ronald

Smith

59:38

 

Graham

Thomas

59:32

 

Sara

Cox

1:00:05

PB

Andy

Patching

1:00:26

 

Shelly

Wilson

1:00:43

PB

Stuart

Ridout

1:00:38

 

Lizzie

Lowrey

1:00:59

 

Wendy

Knee

1:02:02

 

Hayley

Cork

1:02:34

 

Lisa

Burton

1:03:01

PB

Alex

Powell

1:02:53

 

Amanda

Mills

1:03:50

PB

Kerry

Buston

1:03:45

 

Alison

Kite

1:04:12

 

Vanessa

Patching

1:04:09

 

Claire

Hogben

1:04:53

PB

Sally

Patching

1:05:35

 

Katrina

Potter

1:06:29

 

Sonia 

Miller 

1:05:56

 

Robyn

Benyon

1:07:06

PB

Julie

Southall

1:07:43

 

Marriane

Seaward

1:08:22

 

Tracey

Jenkins

1:09:43

 

Kelly

Batchelor

1:09:45

 

Pamela

Farrell

1:10:28

 

Gail

Walden

1:12:15

 

Suzanne

Saunders

1:12:15

 

Joanne

Priston

1:12:30

PB

Susannah

Ulyatt

1:13:22

 

Sandra

Gardiner

1:14:18

 

Robert

Holmes

1:14:29

 

Kate

Coles

1:15:23

 

Hannah 

Hudson 

1:16:24

 

Victoria

Whittley

1:16:27

PB

Jane

Patching

1:18:24

PB

Claire

Shilling

1:24:19

PB

Claire

Evans

1:24:43

 

Whitstable & Bideford 10k, Milton Keynes & Gatwick Half

4 striders took part in the Whitstable 10k on Bank Holiday Monday, a popular out and back course along the Tankerton seafront. Emma Penfold was first strider home in 54min21secs and Max Bodimeade was the sole Male strider back in 1hr3mins

Nicky Knight and Max Bodimeade travelled to the other side of the south coast to take part in the Bideford 10k. Knight finished in a fantastic 53mins58secs and Bodimeade crossed the line in 1hr1min58secs

Whitstable 10k 6th May times
Emma Penfold 54:21
Andrea Lees Farrell 1:01:17
Max Bodimeade 1:03:32
Pamela Farrell 1:09:25

Milton Keynes Half Marathon 6th May
Yvonne Crawford 2:37:26
Sterling Minnis 10k 12th May
Emma Penfold 55:38

Run Gatwick Half Marathon 12th May
Darren Billing 1:55:12

Bideford 10k
Nicky Knight 53:58
Max Bodimeade 1:01:58