The Bridge Team Relay Duathlon

3k run, 12.5k bike, 3k run
 
It was a sea of red, black and gold at the Cyclopark with 45 Striders taking part in the Team Relay Duathlon.
Making up 15 of the 37 teams taking part in the run, bike, run event this was a first try at a multi sport event for some members from the running side of the club. 
 
Team Tunstall were first home, 4th mixed team, total time: 2:42:38
Steve Prince 54:25
Olwen Cockell 56:37 ** 1st female Strider
Nick Baytun 51:34
 
Team RAM 2:43:04 5th mixed team:
Rachel Ward 1:00:24
Michael Neame 53:07
Andy Baptie 49:32 **1st male Strider
 
Team AES 2:48:09 11th male team
Sean Bootes 1:02:17
Elliott Stokes 52:54
Ashley Claridge 52:57
 
3 Men 1 Of Which Is A Doris 2:50:10 7th mixed 
Rachael Robertson 1:03:12
Phil Robertson 53:56
Nick Freeman 53:01
 
Woody And Her Peckers 2:52:52 8th mixed
Gina Woodfine 1:02:04
Joseph Lovelock 54:23 
James Topham 56.24
 
Two Wronguns Don’t Make A Wright 2:55:56 9th mixed
Andrew Howes 59:19
Claire Wright 1:02:56
Paul Bowditch 53:40
 
Not So Random Oldies 2:56:31 10th mixed
Paul Williams 1:05:56 (2 punctures!)
Karen Seymour 57:10
Ian Gower 53:24
 
JLM 3:01:01 11th mixed 
James Reeves 50:33
Marriane Seaward 1:12:59
Lucy Hewett 57:28
 
Miles to Martinis 3:04:38 12th mixed
Abbey-Gale Bratb 1:03:12
Kelly Lywood 59:51
Andrew Thomas 1:01:34
 
Cirque du Sore Legs 3:04:56 13th mixed
Clare Eastop 1:07:10
Neil Hacon 50:33
Lorraine Neale 1:07:12
 
Striders 3 Shiggles 3:06:49 14th mixed 
Andy Settle 1:01:48
Trudy Thomas 1:11:36
Andy Waller 53:24
 
Wednesday Wizards 3:07:12 15th mixed 
Lisa Hammond 57:41
Nicola Garner 1:13:10
Ross Pilcher 56:20
 
Rose Between Two Thorns 3:09:38 13th mens 
Jeff Fox 1:04:12
Brian Best 1:07:57
Martyn Grant 57:34
 
Pimp My Stride 3:10:23 16th mixed 
Emma Chamberlain 1:12:28
Kevin Eastop 56:14
John Nunes 1:01:40
 
Lean, Mean and Keen 3:18:33 17th mixed 
Melissa Prince 1:15:31
Lynne Hacon 59:55
Katherine Windsor 1:03:05

Ocean Lake, Bridge Duathlon, White Oak Triathlon

Ocean Lake Sprint Triathlon – Leybourne Lakes – 2nd June- 750m Lake Swim; 18k Bike; 5k Run 
Nick Freeman represented the Striders in the first of this seasons sprint tris held at Leybourne Lakes. He came 41st overall out of a field of 77 entrants crossing the line in 1.23.18.
 
The Bridge Midweek Duathlon – Cyclopark, Gravesend – 4th June – 5k Run, 20k Bike; 3.3k Run 
Alison Davey took part in her first solo duathlon, which was 2 of a series of 5 mid week duathlons being held at the Cyclopark at Gravesend. She crossed the line 1.38.42 for which she was presented a trophy for 2nd lady!  Alison has now got the duathlon bug and said it won’t be her last! 
 
 
White Oak Triathlon – White Oak Leisure Centre, Swanley – 9th June – 400m Pool Swim; 22km Cycle; 5k Run 
Ian Gower travelled to Swanley to take part in the White Oak Triathlon which in its 30th year is one of the oldest Triathlon events in England. He crossed the line in 1.21.13 placing him 47th overall out of a field of 169 entrants, 5th in his age category. 

South East Team Duathlon Championships

On Sunday 4 Novemer 21 Striders made up 7 teams for the South East Team Duathlon Championships held at Cyclopark in Gravesend.

The event, in which 31 teams were entered, involved a 3km run followed by a undulating technical 12.5km bike leg arpund the cyclopark and finished with another 3km run. I’m completion of the 18.5km the athletes tag their team mate to do the distance again until all 3 have finished.

First team back for the club and taking 2nd in the ladies competition were Liz Weeks, Ellie Hynes and Sally Smith. They had a combined time of 2hrs 40mins with Liz the fastest of the trio in 50mins 50secs.

Afterwards Sally said: ‘I felt really privileged to race alongside Liz and Ellie. They are fantastic athletes and taking a podium spot was a real bonus.’

The next team back taking 9th in the mixed team event were Claire Wright, Shelley Coker and James Reeves. They completed the event in a combined time of 2hrs 48mins.

Bragging rights for 3rd strider team home and takong 10th in the men’s event were Darren Billings, Andrew Howes and Daniel Edmondson in 2hrs 49mins.

 
2.40.47 – 2nd Womens Team
Sally SMITH  55:36
Liz WEEKS 50:50
Ellie HYNES 54:20

2:48:09  9th Mixed
Shelly COKER 1:01:47
Claire WRIGHT 56:33
James REEVES 49.51

2:49:20 10th Men’s Team
Darren BILLING 58:33
Andrew HOWES 1:00:51
Daniel EDMONDSON 49:58

2:52:12 10th Mixed
Paul BOWDITCH 54:20
Gina WOODFINE 1:04:05
Joseph LOVELOCK 53:49

2:54:06  12th Men’s Team
Kevin EASTOP 58:35
Steve PRINCE 53:59
John NUNES 1:01:34

3:07:46 12th  Mixed Team
Ross PILCHER  56:51
Danielle SMITH 1:07:51
Lisa HAMMOND 1:03:06

3:24:39 6th Women’s team
Clare EASTOP 1:07:09
Katy JACKSON 1:07:24
Nicola GARNER 1:10:07

Milton Creek Duathlon

2 Striders stayed local taking part in the Swale Tri Club duathlon held at Milton Creek Country Park on Sunday 28 October.

The event involved a 2.5km run, 10km off road bike and a final 2.5km run.

Sean Bootes and Sally Smith were both racing. Both athletes had to contend with absolute deluge on the bike leg making for tricky conditions.

Sally finished 2nd lady in 50mins. Sean completed the event in an hour.

London Duathlon 2018

In Richmond Park on Sunday the 16th September three Sittingbourne Striders competed in the world’s largest duathlon. The three entered the 15th annual London Duathlon, completing a 10 km run, a 44 km bike race and a final 5 km run to the finish line, while dodging suicidal squirrels and six foot stags!

1423 Ian Gower 02:50:59
1450 Steve Shrimplin 02:54:57
2308 Andy Settle 03:27:30

London Duathlon

Left to right: Steve Shrimplin; Ian Gower; Andy Settle

 

Cyclopark Relay Duathlon

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.

cyclopark relay duathlon

‘The Glory Hunters’ were the first Striders team home in a time of 2.39.35 placing them 7th out 19 mixed teams
Glenn Davies
Jen Coleman
Lee Simpson

‘170 Not Out’ team were next home in 2.46.31 placing them 9th mixed team
Ian Gower
Steve Shirmplin
Karen Seymour

‘The Striders’ team 2.56.18 – 13th mixed team
Paul Bowditch
Lucy Hewett
Danielle Smith

‘Team Cake’ team 3.02.57 – 14th mixed team
Ross Pilcher
Sophie Byrne
Debbie Usher

‘KMJ’ team 3.05.18 – 16th mixed team
Matthew Pearce
Kerry Pearce
Jody Coxon

‘Max Bodimeade’ team 3.05.42 – 13th mens team out of 14 mens teams
Sam Wilders
John Nunes
Andrew Thomas

‘2 Foxes and a Hound’ team 3.06.36 – 18th mixed team
Gary Spicer
Gina Woodfine
Sarah Strachan

‘Wonder Women’ 3.06.41 – 4th womens team out of 7 womens teams
Lisa Hammond
Nicola Garner
Katy Jackson

‘ARD’ 3.09.15 – 14th mens team
Darren Billing
Andrew Howes
Roy Shears

‘Canicross Striders Ladies’ – 3.30.58 – 7th womens team
Jo Bing
Barbara Collier
Shelly Coker

‘Team Tri Jedi’ – 3.33.37 – 19th mixed team
Kevin Eastop
Claire Eastop
Karen Longley

Maidstone Sprint and Standard Duathlon

Maidstone Sprint and Standard Duathlon : Sunday 5th March

5 Striders were questioning their sanity as they set off in torrential rain to run around the muddy back roads of Harrietsham at the Maidstone Duathlon. Next they hopped on their bikes to battle against the winds along the stretch of the A20 between Leeds Castle and Ashford. Finally a 3.5k run was a welcome end to the race in such testing conditions. This was the first in the Tri Club Championships for 2017.
 
Glenn Davies was the only Strider to do the Sprint distance race which he did in a time of 1.28.39 placing him 10th overall out of 26 entrants, he was 1st in his age group which he won a trophy for.
Rob Sapp was first out of 4 Striders in the Standard distance race with a time of 2.29.10 which placed him 11th out of 36 entrants.
Chris Rogers was 2nd Strider home in a time of 2.49.50 placing him 24th overall.
Lucy Hewett was 1st (only female) strider home in a time 2.51.06 placing her 25th overall. She was 3rd lady overall, for which she won a trophy.
Ross Pilcher unfortunately was unable to finish the race.
 
 
maidstone sprint and standard duathlon
Left to right: Chris Rogers; Glenn Davies; Lucy Hewett; Rob Sapp; Ross Pilcher

 

maidstone sprint and standard duathlon
Lucy Hewett

 

maidstone spring and standard duathlon
Glenn Davies
 
Distances: Standard: 9.5k Run, 42k Bike, 3.5k Run
Sprint: 3k Run, 27k Bike, 3.5k Run