Also putting in some serious mileage was Andy Patching, Vanessa Patching and Teresa Watson who travelled to the Cyclopark in Gravesend to take part in the Saxon Norman Viking run. The trio ran varying distances to cover over 40-mile between them. Vanessa ran 10.5-miles in 1.54, Teresa 13.1 in 2.14 and Andy a staggering 20-miles in 2.56, smashing the 3-hour mark. A sub 4-hour marathon is surely on the cards for this strider come the marathon.
Saxon, Vikings and Normans Marathons & Challenges : Saturday 10th Olympic Run and Sunday 11th February 2018 Music Legends
Venue: Cyclopark, Gravesend
Details: Six Hour Timed Challenge Event
The aim of these events is to complete as many 3.74-5.25 mile loops as you wish in the 6 hour cut off. They are famous for their epic medals and bursting goody bags.
Saturday’s run celebrated the Winter Olympic Games taking place in Pyeongchang with olympic sized bling. Darren Billing completed 15.75 miles in a time of 2:21:56 Teresa Watson completed 21 miles in a time of 3:56:50.
Sunday’s run was celebrating music legends…this time it was the life of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Jamie Goldthorp and Roy Shears both ran 16 miles in 2:35:00 Clare Fox completed 10.83 miles in 2:25:17
Cyclopark Relay Duathlon : Sunday 22nd October
Striders were out in force on a windy sunny October morning @ Gravesend’s Cyclopark. 11 teams of 3 entered the event which was a great opportunity for many from the club to have their first try at a multi disciplined event on a traffic free course.
‘The Glory Hunters’ were the first Striders team home in a time of 2.39.35 placing them 7th out 19 mixed teams
‘170 Not Out’ team were next home in 2.46.31 placing them 9th mixed team
‘The Striders’ team 2.56.18 – 13th mixed team
‘Team Cake’ team 3.02.57 – 14th mixed team
‘KMJ’ team 3.05.18 – 16th mixed team
‘Max Bodimeade’ team 3.05.42 – 13th mens team out of 14 mens teams
‘2 Foxes and a Hound’ team 3.06.36 – 18th mixed team
‘Wonder Women’ 3.06.41 – 4th womens team out of 7 womens teams
‘ARD’ 3.09.15 – 14th mens team
‘Canicross Striders Ladies’ – 3.30.58 – 7th womens team
‘Team Tri Jedi’ – 3.33.37 – 19th mixed team
Sittingbourne Striders entered four teams in the annual Cyclopark team duathlon. The event, aimed at novice duathletes and more experienced competitors alike, consisted of a 3k run/ 13k bike/ 3k run course with each of the team of three completing the course in turn. Seven of the twelve Striders entrants were new to the sport of duathlon, however the cool early morning conditions suited both runners and riders on the closed Cyclopark circuit.
First Striders team home, taking second overall in the mixed team category were Ian Gower, Karen Seymour and Steve Shrimplin. They were followed by Shelly Coker/ Jen Coleman/ Lee Simpson, Keith Whiskin/ John Nunes/ Roy Shears and Jamie Goldthorp/ Barbara Collier/ Alison Davey. 2016 is the fourth year in succession Striders have taken a podium place in the event.
No Interval training this week as it is the Cyclopark 5k/10k.
If you have not done these before, they are a series of races, once a month through the winter. If we have 6 people from the club attend we can get group entry price (pay on the night).
There is a 5km at 19:00 and a 10k at 19:30. If you prefer you can run 5k at 19:30 (just let organisers know on the night).
These are a great way to check your progress through the winter.
Hope to see you there.