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.

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



Bewl 15 2017

The Bewl 15 : 2nd July 2017

Voted as 6th best race in the UK it was a record turn out for the 18th running of this popular event organised by Wadhurst Runners. Perhaps it was the draw of celebrity Dame Kelly Holmes who started and ran in the race which takes in the pretty, gently undulating hills around Bewl Water.

Bewl 15 2017
Striders before The Bewl 15. Left to right back row: Ceri Burr; James Reeves; Gavin Malloch; Bradley Clayton; Glenn Davies; James Topham; Gary Read; Michael Diddams Left to right front row: Marriane Seaward; Ronald Smith; Emily Middleton; Gina Woodfine; Andy Patching


16 Striders turned out on the hot July morning with the following impressive results:

Anthony Brown time: 1:57:49 place: 137th out of 819 Runners
Michael Diddams time: 1:58:38 place: 150th
James Reeves time: 1:58:39 place: 151st
Glenn Davies time: 2:05:23 place: 215th
Bradley Clayton time: 2:09:43 place: 265th
Ceri Burr time: 2:16:33 place: 339th
Rosie Williams time: 2:17:52 place: 356th
Gary Read time: 2:18:22 place: 365th
James Topham time: 2:20:09 place: 381st
Andy Patching time: 2:27:23 place: 468th
Rhian Shrimplin time: 2:30:31 place: 493rd
Gavin Malloch time: 2:35:16 place: 546th
Gina Woodfine time: 2:39:28 place: 600th
Emily Middleton time: 2:51:24 place: 691st
Ronald Smith time: 2:51:35 place: 695th
Marriane Seaward time: 3:05:28 place: 745th

Bewl Triathlon

Event: Bewl Triathlon
Date: 7th August 2016
Location: Bewl Water, Sussex
Distance: Standard Distance

Sunday 7th August, 3 of the Stittingbourne Striders took on the Standard Distance Triathlon around Bewl Water.  The course makes the most of the natural landscape around the reservoir and offers a challenging event for competitors.

All 3 finished within the top 12 of their repective age group categories. While Matthew and Bradley both received extra credit in the form of Silver finishing medals for ranking in the top 50 overall.


Bewl 15

Event: Bewl 15
Date: 3rd July 2016
Location: Wadhurst
Distance: 15 miles


21 Striders turned out on a sunny July morning to tackle the mud on the challenging but scenic course around Bewl water reservoir.

Paul Williams, our club chairman, led the way as first strider home in a time of 2.00:40 placing him 113 in a field of 705 runners, he pipped Ross Pilcher to the top spot who took second Strider position in a time of 2:00:50 placing him 118th overall. Taking third position and 144th overall was Michael Diddams in a time of 2:04:22. Kate Rose was 1st female strider home in a time of 2:10.