Rye Ancient Trail & Wingham

18 Striders took a trip to Rye to complete the Rye Ancient trail race. 12 Striders completed the 30k distance. Paul Williams was first Strider home in a time of 2:39:36 and was first in his age category. Vanessa Patching and Andy Patching also achieved prizes for being first in their category. 6 Striders completed the 15K distance with Emily Middleton being the first Strider home in a time of 1:58:20. (Results: 30KMichael Poppy 2:42:59, Mark Ransom 3:24:57, Martin Stevens 3:29:48, Andy Patching 3:30:12, Lisa Duce 3:40:56, Jeff Gardiner 3:42:37, Joanna Branchett 3:54:49, David Whittley 3:57:23, Vanessa Patching 4:35:42, Joanne Bing 5:13:45, Angela Clarke 5:39:09, Paul Willia,s 2:39:36 1st in age category ,15K Teresa Watson 1:58:21, Emma Higgins 2:10:07,Helen Shears 2:10:09, Marianne Stewards 2:18:57,Sandra Gardiner 2:25:22)

3 Striders completed the Wingham 10K, Gavin Malloch was first Strider home in a time of 57:14. (Jackie Austen 1:02:12 and Sheila Malloch 1:08:42).

Other Striders travelled further afield this weekend. Richi Sutehall completed the Shoreham Woods 10k in a time of 58:13. Yvonne Crawford travelled to Yorkshire to complete the Paras 10 mile race in a time of 2:02:10 and Richard Morrison joined Sir Mo in The Great North Run in a 1:52:46 (PB). 3 Striders completed the half marathon distance in Surrey Bacchus, first Strider home was Talita Wigg 3:13:05. (Pamela Ferrell 3:13:06 and Guy Mills 3:09:44)

Canterbury Half & Badlesmere 10k

8 Striders braved the heat to run the ‘undulating’ Canterbury Half Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Rebecca Still was first strider home with a fantastic time of 1hr 49mins and was 7th female overall.
Sunday saw nearly two dozen Striders in action across Kent. Richard Vassiliou led 8 striders at the Badlesmere 10k, finishing in 56:16. First Lady strider home was Amanda Claridge in 58:51.
Gareth Lewis was the first strider home in the Kent Coastal Half Marathon in a fantastic time of 1:35:18, and the First Lady back was Kirsty Jade Lucas in 2:23:33

Canterbury Half Marathon 26th August
Rebecca Still 01:49:36
Robin Hunter 01:53:41
Richard Vassiliou 02:27:02
Gavin Malloch 02:39:50
Jackie Austin 02:43:02
Vanessa Patching 02:49:37
Emma Chamberlain 03:07:21
Clive Glover 03:09:51

Badlesmere 10k 1st Sep
Richard Vassiliou 00:56:16
Daniel Vassiliou 00:58:10
Amanda Claridge 00:58:51
Jackie Austin 01:04:27
Susannah Ulyatt 01:11:05
Katrina Fisher 01:12:27
Angela Clarke 01:13:27
Victoria Whittley 01:16:28
Eridge Park 10k Trail
Jeff Gardiner 01:47:00
David Whittley 01:58:00

Kenilworth Half Marathon
Emma Penfold 02:07:24

Kent Coastal Half Marathon
Gareth Lewis 01:35:18
William Wakeman 01:54:15
Kirsty Jade Lucas 02:23:33
Sara Cox 02:24:03
Lisanne Tullett 02:32:02
Clive Glover 02:34:51
Talita Wigg 02:35:51
Tracey Jenkins 02:39:02
Katrina Potter 02:44:46
Leeds Castle 10k
Matt Simmons 00:46:22
Matthew Chesson 00:57:33
Lizzie Lowrey 00:58:59

Blackpool Run the Lights & Mount Ephraim

Joanne Bing headed to Blackpool this weekend to “Run the Lights”. The 10K race took place along the promenade at 9pm and Jo finished in 1.11.

Several Striders ran a little closer to home for the Mount Ephraim 10K. The hilly course wasn’t made any easier with the rain, however, Lee Simpson romped home in an impressive 43.52 followed closely by Jennifer Simpson in 47.42. Matt Simmons followed in 47.43 (PB),  Martin Stevens 53.32, David Whittley 59.02, Jackie Austin 1.03.31 and Louise Marshall 1.13.30. Joanne Priston & Vanessa Hawks crossed the line together in 1.20.32. 

North Downs 100 & Lydd 10k

This was another quiet weekend whilst many of the Striders are on their holidays and not many races are taking place. However some Stiders were undaunted and managed to gain some excellent results. 
Firstly Rebecca Still completed the Lydd 10k in a fantastic personal best of 46:17, and was 2nd female overall and first in her age category. 
Not to be outdone, Elliot Stokes ran the 100 miles North Downs race from Farnham to Ashford, with an elevation of 10,000 feet, in a fantastic time of 25hrs and 48 minutes.

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.

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

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


Scott Simpson


Kent Parker


Samantha Hewitt


Andrew Patching


Emma Penfold


Katy Mills


Jackie Austin


Vanessa Patching


Susannah Ulyatt


John Kingsnorth


David Wood



 Harvel 5 mile

Chris Lawley


Andrew Patching


Ronald Smith


Paul Williams


Alison Williams


Annette Lebreton


Vanessa Patching


Joanne Bing


Danielle Smith


Medway 10k

James Topham


William Wakeman


Jackie Austin


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

Island 10k, Centurion Thames Path & Dragon 100k

Striders were out in force at The Island Run 10k on Sunday, a course which was an out and back along the seafront towards Minster. Gareth Lewis was first strider home in an impressive time of 40mins and 5 seconds, he also won the male V50 category. Next Strider home was Scott Simpson in 40mins and 35 seconds. Jen Simpson was 2nd lady overall and first lady strider home with a PB of 43 mins and 25 seconds. Gareth, Scott and Jen won the team prize for the race.

Bradley Clayton took on the huge challenge of completing the Centurion Running Thames Path 100 mile Ultra with a fantastic time of 24 hours, 45 mins and 37 seconds. He finished 131st out of 225 finishers.

Elliot Stokes raced The Dragon 100k Coastal Race coming in 3rd place in 13.32.18, beating last years time by over 3 hours.