The sold out, well established 10 mile road race was the first of the Striders Club Championship races for 2019. Setting off from Christchurch University the pleasant undulating course took runners around the rural roads to the south of Canterbury on a windy January morning.
Andy Baptie was first male Strider home in a time of 1:08:32 placing him 95th out of a field of 1411 runners. Nick Freeman was 2nd Strider home in a time of 1:09:24 placing him 114th overall with Rebecca Still taking the title of 1st Strider home for the ladies crossing the line in 1:21:48 which placed her 406th overall.
95th Andy Baptie – 1:08:32 – PB
114th Nick Freeman – 1:09:24 – PB
130th Gary Spicer – 1:10:21
160th James Reeves – 1:12:33
247th James Topham – 1:16:16
293rd Ian Gower – 1:18:00
353rd Paul Bowditch – 1:19:43
378th Luke Blanshard – 1:20:41
387th Stephen Prince – 1:21:09
406th Rebecca Still – 1:21:48
459th Lucy Hewett – 1:23:29
501st William Wakeman – 1:25:00
553rd Darren James – 1:26:40
591st Darren Billing – 1:28:15
653rd Martin Stevens – 1:29:58
650th Andrew Howes – 1:30:03 – PB
742nd Sophie Byrne – 1:32:47
762nd Heather Glass – 1:33:44
766th David Whittley – 1:33:51
787th Gina Woodfine – 1:34:20
797th Nicky Knight – 1:35:04
815th Emma Penfold – 1:35:10
826th Sam Fawcett – 1:35:29
854th Amanda Claridge – 1:35:44
910th Carey Philpott – 1:38:46
937th Ronald Smith – 1:39:57
945th Nicki Brown – 1:40:06
974th Jackie Austin – 1:40:51
1050th Gavin Malloch – 1:43:11
1108th Gemma Flegg – 1:46:11
1123rd Max Bodimeade – 1:46:32
1125th Guy Mills – 1:46:24
1135th Annette Lebreton – 1:47:15
1136th Shelly Wilson – 1:47:08
1137th Cliver Glover – 1:47:15
1148th Talita Wigg – 1:47:43 – PB
1152nd Pamela Farrell – 1:47:50 – PB
1171st Alison Kite – 1:48:55
1235th Katrina Potter – 1:53:36 – PB
1237th Marriane Seaward – 1:53:11
1260th Jo Bing – 1:55:39
1271st Gemma Windley – 1:56:33
1294th Vanessa Hawks – 1:58:56
1307th Lisa Burton – 1:59:00 – PB
1308th Susannah Ulyatt – 1:59:00 – PB
1376th Dave Wood – 2:09:18 – PB
1404th Victoria Whittley – 2:28:04
Eight Striders took on the Canterbury Half Marathon on Monday, 27 August 2018.
The event, held in aid of the Pilgrims Hospice, involved the runners taking on a 13.1-mile undulating course. It is a popular race, attracting over 400 racers.
Taking the prize for first lady veteran runner home was Olwen Cockell, running for her first claim club Swale AC, but a very popular and active member of the Striders team.
Christopher Mudge was not far behind with a 1.46.23. Steve Prince made sure 4 Striders broke 2 hour mark storming home in 1:49:47.
Kevin Eastop was next home with a 2.01.00 with David Whittley hot on his heels in 2.02.18. Andrew Howes put in a good performance to pass the chequered flag in 2.08.55 and Gavin Malloch finished in 2.18.41.
Emma Penfold and Katy Jackson spent their bank holiday in Gracensend taking part in the Saxons, Normans and Vikings challenge run which started from the cyclopark.
The event sees the athletes take on a circuit multiple times to see how far they can complete.
Emma decided to take on 20-miles of the hilly course. She completed the run in 3hrs 52mins.
Katy was delighted with a new pb over 16.5-miles finishing in 2.52.
SSangyong Canterbury 10 Mile : Sunday 21st January 2018
The first of the Club Championship races ensured a good Strider turnout but no one could of anticipated a whopping 61 on a wet, sleeting January morning! The route took them along a pleasant, undulating course around the rural roads of south Canterbury. Nick Bayntun crossed the line first for the Striders placing him 153rd out of 1390 entrants. Full Results
12 Striders turned out on a very warm Bank Holiday Monday to run the Canterbury Half Marathon. In aid of Pilgrims Hospice the 13 mile course took them around the undulating country lanes on the outskirts of the historic city. James Reeves was first striders home crossing the line in 1.41.10 placing him 41st in a field of 409 Runners. Elliot Stokes was 2nd Strider home in 1.45.38 placing him 61st overall. Olwen Cockell was 3rd Strider and 1st lady strider in a time of 1.48.12 placing her 70th in the field.
Remaining Striders results were:
Aaron Pritchard 1.49.13 – 75th overall
Jeff Fox 1.49.25 – 79th overall
Andy Patching 1.59.23 – 158th overall
Stephen Prince 2.01.46 – 170th overall
Mark Ransom 2.08.20 – 213th overall
Joanna Branchett – 2.14.56 – 255th overall
Andrew Howes – 2.14.57 – 256th overall
David Whittley – 2.22.29 – 300th overall
Steve Russell – 2.35.33 – 339th overall