Four Striders headed to Folkestone on Sunday, 30 September for the half marathon event.
Special mention must go to Dave Austen as this was his first ever half marathon event. Since starting his running journey he has lost 2 stone in weight and is hoping to get a place in the London Marathon. Dave completed the course in 3hrs 36mins 2secs to the delight of his club mates.
James Pamplin has been going well and put in an impressive performance crossing the line in 1hr 41mins 6secs. He was able to watch Gavin Malloch finish in 2rs 9mins 43secs with Stuart Rideout completing the 13.1 miles in 2hrs 19mins 22secs.
Alison runs great 10km in Paris
Alison Jarvis travelled to Disney Land Paris to compete in the 10km event as part of the small world’s celebration of running. The Strider finished in 1hr 19mins.
Ain’t no mountain high enough for Rachel
Rachel Donaldson is known for taking on some extreme challenges but this weekend settled for running up a mountain! Rachel finished the 10km uphill mountain race in Wansfield Pike in 2hrs 23mins.
Striders lead the way at the castle
The Striders enjoyed a multi terrain hilly 10km at Leeds Castle on Sunday.
Ceri Burr was first back in 46mins 34secs. Next was Carolyn Marshall in 1hr 7mins 47secs followed by Louise Marshall in 1hr 9mins 31secs. Susannah Ulyatt was next back in 1hr 10mins 22secs. Unfortunately no times are available for Emma Chamberlain, Dave Wood or Sandra Gardiner who had also signed up to run the event.
Monster effort in Loch Ness for William
The previous weekend saw Strider Wiliam Wakeman complete the Loch Ness Marathon. He didn’t spy Nessie but did finish the 26-miles in 4hrs 6mins 45secs.
Amanda and Ashley Claridge teamed up with Paul Williams and Darren Billing to take on a running challenge in Disney Land Paris this weekend.
Darren and Paul completed the 36km challenge running 5km, 10km and a half marathon. Ashley and Amanda took on the 31km challenge which spread the distance over 2 days. Member Alison Jarvis also ran the 10km event. Full results not yet available, but everyone completed their challenge and no one was beaten by the guy in the Goofy suit.
Disneyland Paris : Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
After 10 weeks injured and 2 weeks recovery Darren Billing managed to run the Disneyland Paris 5k; 10k and Half Marathon over the course of the weekend!
Event: Disneyland Paris Half Marathon
Date: 25th September 2016
Jen Coleman & Lee Simpson visited the romantic city of Paris to take part in the inaugural Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Lee came over the line in 1hr 43m and Jen was close behind in 1hr 45m. Jen said it was the best race she had ever done which may be because Lee also dropped to one knee and asked Jen to be his wife, we are looking forward to a Strider wedding in the not too distance future! 🙂