Dartford Half, Cambridge Half & Bedgebury 10 mile

Scott Simpson headed a strong Sittingbourne Striders group at the Dartford Half Marathon on Sunday, braving the hills and the poor weather conditions, to complete the course in 21st place overall in a fantastic time of 1hr28mins39secs. Emma Penfold was the first lady strider to cross the line in 2hrs11min57secs

Other Runners:

Christopher Mudge 1.41.43
Ceri Burr 1.47.52
Darren Billing 1.52.09 PB
Richard Sutehall 1.54.31
Richard Vassiliou 1.58.25 PB
Andrew Howes 2.02.41
Davina Brown 2.02 PB
Kelly Brett 2.03.22
Heather Glass 2.03.29 PB
Gavin Malloch 2.10.05
Stuart Ridout 2.11.50
Emma Penfold 2.11.57
Jackie Austin 2.14.55 PB
David Whittley 2.54.23
Katrina Potter 2.40.43
Robyn Benyon 2.31.44 PB
Yvonne Crawford 2.47.15
Clare Fox 2.48.58
Denise Grant 2.53 .08
Paula oReilly 2.53.43
Victoria Whittley 2.54.23 PB
Hannah Hudson 2.55.05
Sandra Gardiner 2.55.07

Gary Spicer led a trio of Striders at the Cambridge Half Marathon, finishing in 1:34:03. Gina Woodfine earned bragging rights as first lady strider back in 2:01:55, and Marianne Seaward finished in 2:21:16.

Craig Dawson was the first Strider home at the Bedgebury Forest 10 mile finishing in 1:39:32 closely followed by Sophie Byrne at 1:39:32. Kate Sage finished in 2:07:11

Finally Nicky Knight grabbed a new PB of 2:04:06 at the Bideford Half Marathon

Pretty Muddy, Mid Kent 5 Miler

A team of Strider ladies took on the Pretty Muddy 5km run at Mote Park, Maidstone on Sunday, 8 July.

The fun event, run by Cancer Research, saw the ladies running 5km, taking on inflatable obstacles and getting down right muddy to raise money for the worthy cause.

Sandra Gardiner co-ordinated the 23-strong ladies team, she said: ‘This was a very special running event for women. It involved all sorts of ladies running for some very special reasons. We had a lot of fun and were cheered on by some great supporters.’
The Sittingbourne Striders Team: Emma Higgins, Carey Philpott Kite, Alison Kite, Clare Fox, Denise Grant, Emma Pomeroy, Grace Mead, Lisa Burr, Karen Wastell, Katy Jackson, Kellymarie Lywood, Heidi Knight, Nicky Brown, Orla Mcgaley, Sandra Gardiner, Sally Patching, Vanessa Patching, Teresa Watson, Paula O’Reilly, Phoebe Pomeroy, Nicki Brown, Lauren Scott and Nicky Knight.
Mid-Kent 5 miler

Abbey amd Ross Campbell were in action at the Mid Kent 5 milers on Sunday 15 July. Searing conditions meant the runners had a lot to contend with. However it did not stop Abbey from producing a very respectable time of 48.22, knocking 6 minutes off her PB. Ross returned a time of 44.53.

Lulworth Cove Half Marathon off road race

Mark Odgen took 70th place with 2.20.59 at the Lulworth Cove Half Marathon on Saturday 14 July.

The sold out event saw 750 runners taking on trails and off road tracks over 13.1 miles.

Bedgebury Buggy Run 

Sally Smith and her 1-year old daughter Sophie travelled to Goudhurst for the 3rd event in a series of 5 races for buggy runners.

Like others Sally struggled with the heat completing the 3.2 mile hilly course in 27.59mins. A good minute slower than her last effort. She took 3rd overall and 2nd lady.

Bedgebury Forest 10k 2017

The Bedgebury Forest 10k : Sunday 19th November 2017
Venue: Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest, Kent
Details: 10k

2 Striders took part in the Bedgebury 10k which is a challenging run using the undulating forest paths and trails.
Despite this Rachel Ward took 2nd Female spot, 11th overall out of 161 entrants crossing the line in a time of 50.01. Natalie Deadman crossed the line in 1.09.05 placing her 109th overall.

Full Results