Sunday 6th October 2019 10:15 am
Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile Road Race is an undulating 10 mile race through the picturesque Kent countryside held every year on the first Sunday of October. The next race is on Sunday 6th October 2019 at 10:15 am. In addition to the main race we also hold a 2km fun run that starts at 9:30 am.
The race is sponsored Bennett Opie. For over a century Bennett Opie Limited have endeavoured to create, produce and distribute high quality products for customers to appreciate and consumers to enjoy. Initially with our own retail brand, now known as Opies and subsequently with our chosen brand partners.
The Sittingbourne Striders are pleased to once again support SATEDA – a domestic abuse charity working at the heart of our community. Find our more about their work and how to support them at here . SATEDA are also looking for a special runner to support them at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020. Register your interest in running for them here
The race HQ is at Highsted Grammar School, Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PT. (View Map) The race HQ has car parking, changing facilities and toilets, secure baggage area and refreshments. Each competitor receives a medal, technical T-shirt and goody bag.
Our official race photographer this year is Grant Burton. Photographs will be available to view and purchase shortly after the race at http://www.grantburtonphotography.co.uk/
Contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring the race
2014 Race Report
The Sittingbourne Striders 10 mile road race was a fantastic success. It was held in warm sunny conditions and over 180 runners lined up at the start and were set off by Claire Rayner from McCabe Ford Williams one of our sponsors.
The club are grateful to Beadles Skoda for providing the lead car which led the runners on the 10 miles route through Rodmersham, Kingsdown, Doddington and back to Highsted School.
There was a 2k Fun Run which had 82 runners aged from 6 months to 17 years old. Winners were under 5yrs: Owen Warne and Olivia Parker, 5 -7 yrs: William Jury and Caitlin Diddams, 8 – 10yrs: Harry Brown and Freya Jury, 11 – 14yrs: Finn Burne and Alice English.
The Main race was won by Mark Wilkins of Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 56:36 and the first lady home was Heather Fitzmaurice of Sevenoaks AC in 1:10:11. The trophies were presented by Graham Harraway of GRH Solutions Ltd.
All the finishers received a medal T-shirt and goodie bag which the club was able to provide this year through the generosity of all the sponsors to whom we are very grateful.