Turkey Run & Dartford 10k

The Striders defied their hangovers from their Christmas Party the night before to tackle the 27th Turkey Run, organised by the Maidstone Harriers, this Sunday.

Resplendent in their festive outfits, they tackled the notoriously muddy 7.5 mile course starting from East Malling. James Topham won the bragging rights as the first Strider home in 1:00:32 and Karen Seymour was the first lady back in 1:09:12

Turkey Run

James Topham – 01:00:32
Paul Bowditch – 01:05:11
Roy Shears – 01:08:00
Karen Seymour 01:09:12
Emma Hudson-Wright – 01:12:03
Paul Hudson-Wright – 01:12:06
Andrew Howes – 01:13:09
Gavin Malloch-  01:19:36
Mark Leppard – 01:19:56
Aneta Steers – 01:19:59
Ronald Smith – 01:25:46
Sheila Malloch – 01:27:00
Lisa Burton – 01:27:05
Jackie Austin – 01:30:03
Sally Patching – 01:46:10
Helen Shears – 01:46:10
Denise Grant – 01:47:45
Katrina Potter – 01:47:45
Jane Patching – 01:47:48
Emma Higgins – 01:48:40
Dave Wood – 02:01:00
Michele Topham – 02:03:18

Dartford 10k

Richard McDonagh – 0:43:04
Suzi Rawes – 01:04:34

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

Dartford Half Marathon 2017

Dartford Half Marathon : 12th March 2017

6 Striders took part in the Dartford Half marathon. Kent’s longest running half marathon returned to the streets of Dartford for the 41st time in 2017. The undulating route takes in the urban rural streets surrounding Dartford and incorporates a track finish in Central Park. Full Results


L-R Paul Dyer-Wright, Richard Sutehall, Emma Pomeroy, Gina Woodfine, James Reeves




Midnight Marathon

Event: Midnight Marathon
Date: 2nd July 2016
Location: Dartford
Distance: 26 miles


4 Striders decided to try something different, The Midnight Marathon, based in Dartford starts at 8pm and if you manage to complete the marathon in under 4 hours you get a special TShirt to say you completed it before midnight! Alison Davey was first Strider home and 3rd female overall in a time of 3:29:56 placing her 19th overall out of 122 runners. Bradley Clayton was 2nd Strider home in a time of 3:45:12 his first sub 4 marathon placing him 33rd overall. Taking 3rd spot was Emma Penfold in a time of 4:58:36 placing her 106th overall. Unfortunately Peter Davey had to withdaw.