Headcorn Half & Barcelona Half

While Storm Dennis did its very best to ruin this weekend’s running, a few intrepid Striders braved the elements at the Headcorn Half Marathon this Sunday. Gavin Malloch, Davinia Brown, Sheila Malloch and Jackie Austin ran through mud, puddles and driving winds,
but all crossed the line within four minutes of each other, at 2:14:39, 2:17:29, 2:18:05 and 2:18:55 respectively.

Away from England’s inclement weather, Sam Lewis completed the Barcelona Half Marathon in 2 hours, 1 minute and 35 seconds — securing Sam not only another great time but also bragging rights as the only Strider to see some sun this weekend.

Brett Owler Half Marathon & Whitstable Mo-Run 10k

The Sittingbourne Striders were expecting rain this weekend but, as ever, this didn’t stop them from heading out and representing their club. As it was, the weather held and runners even caught a glimpse of the sun.

Bret Owler Half Marathon


Unfortunately, this didn’t prevent the muddy conditions at the Brett Owler Half Marathon in Ashford, in which 17 Striders took part. After slogging through the mud and puddles, Pires Scott James Simpson was the first Strider home, with a time of 1 hour, 35 minutes and 43 seconds. Following him was Nick Freeman, with a time of 1 hour, 39 minutes and 16 seconds.

Crossing the line with a fantastic time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 48 seconds, Karen Seymour was the first home for the ladies, followed by Davinia Brown with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 39 seconds.

Herne Bay and Whitstable MoRun 10k

Up on the north coast of Kent, Striders got to feel the sea breeze through their moustaches (real or fake) at the Herne Bay and Whitstable MoRun 10k. With a flat route along the seafront, there was a real chance for some great PBs — especially for Ryan Pook who was first Strider home with a truly impressive 39 minutes 43 seconds. Ryan also took home 2nd place overall, a fantastic achievement for a Strider of only 4 months. Ryan was followed by Adam Stallard, with a time of 47 minutes, 39 seconds, and Richard Millns at 52 minutes, 29 seconds.

Doing it for the ladies, Gemma Peatey crossed the line at 55 minutes, 56 seconds, a fantastic PB. Gemma was followed by Katrina Fisher and Anne Smith who were neck and neck with times of 1 hour, 1 minute and 44 seconds.

Marden Half Marathon & 10k

Three Striders raced the Marden Half Marathon weekend. Richard Mcdonagh was first Strider home in a time of 1:33:21 with Sam Lewis just behind him in a time of 1:36:54. Jackie Austin also completed race in a time oh 2:12:25.

Five Striders ran the shorter 10k distance. Richard Vassiliou was first Strider home in a time of 49:14 and first female home was Katrina Fisher 1:00:18.
Other times: John Kingsnorth (52:59), Anne Smith (1:00:23) and Kirsty Lucas (01:01:48).

Maidstone Half, London Parks Half and Oxford Half

As usual, the weather and very muddy wet conditions did not deter Striders runners from competing this weekend, demonstrating in Eliud Kipchoge style that “no one is limited”.
Rebecca Still was the first Strider home in the Maidstone half marathon and winning an amazing 3rd place in the women’s race.
 
The big London race this weekend was a half marathon centered around the London royal parks. First Strider home in a time of 1hr 43.42 was Ashley Claridge (pictured with Strider wife Amanda] A superb run by lady strider Jacqueline Woodhouse first lady strider home finishing in 1.54.09. 
 
Further away from home in the Oxford half marathon saw two striders Jackie Austin 2.17.10 and Talita Wigg 2.25.44.
Back in Kent again at Temple Ewell inaugural 10k in support of the local school’s PTA. The race starts straight up a muddy slippy hill following on through woods and fields before finding the roads was challenging for all participants.
 
Maidstone half marathon
Rebecca Still. 1 40 42
James Topham 1 44 51
Paul Bowditch 1 59 38
Teresa Watson. 2 20 57
 
London Royal Parks half marathon
Ashley Claridge 1 43 22
Jacqueline Woodhouse 1 54 09
Amanda Claridge 2 09 35
Lizzie Lowrey. 2 20 44 – PB
Pamela Farrell 2 44 28
Andrea Lees Farrell 2 44 28
 
Oxford half marathon 
Jackie Austin 2 17 10
Talita Wigg. 2 25 44
 
Temple Ewell 10k
Sara Cox. 1 04 43
Katrina Fisher 1 09 42
Anne Smith 1 09 43

Canterbury Half & Badlesmere 10k

8 Striders braved the heat to run the ‘undulating’ Canterbury Half Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Rebecca Still was first strider home with a fantastic time of 1hr 49mins and was 7th female overall.
Sunday saw nearly two dozen Striders in action across Kent. Richard Vassiliou led 8 striders at the Badlesmere 10k, finishing in 56:16. First Lady strider home was Amanda Claridge in 58:51.
Gareth Lewis was the first strider home in the Kent Coastal Half Marathon in a fantastic time of 1:35:18, and the First Lady back was Kirsty Jade Lucas in 2:23:33

Canterbury Half Marathon 26th August
Rebecca Still 01:49:36
Robin Hunter 01:53:41
Richard Vassiliou 02:27:02
Gavin Malloch 02:39:50
Jackie Austin 02:43:02
Vanessa Patching 02:49:37
Emma Chamberlain 03:07:21
Clive Glover 03:09:51

Badlesmere 10k 1st Sep
Richard Vassiliou 00:56:16
Daniel Vassiliou 00:58:10
Amanda Claridge 00:58:51
Jackie Austin 01:04:27
Susannah Ulyatt 01:11:05
Katrina Fisher 01:12:27
Angela Clarke 01:13:27
Victoria Whittley 01:16:28
Eridge Park 10k Trail
Jeff Gardiner 01:47:00
David Whittley 01:58:00

Kenilworth Half Marathon
Emma Penfold 02:07:24

Kent Coastal Half Marathon
Gareth Lewis 01:35:18
William Wakeman 01:54:15
Kirsty Jade Lucas 02:23:33
Sara Cox 02:24:03
Lisanne Tullett 02:32:02
Clive Glover 02:34:51
Talita Wigg 02:35:51
Tracey Jenkins 02:39:02
Katrina Potter 02:44:46
Leeds Castle 10k
Matt Simmons 00:46:22
Matthew Chesson 00:57:33
Lizzie Lowrey 00:58:59

Pretty Muddy, Herne Bay 10k, Bewl Water

Sittingbourne Striders were well represented today at Pretty Muddy, a 5K race which was held in Maidstone.  Emma Hudson-Wright, Orla Mcgaley James, Carey Philpott Kite, Alison Kite, Aneta Steers, Sandra Gardiner, Paula O’Reilly, Emma Higgins, Lisa Burr, Elliott Mead, Susannah Ulyatt and Alison Kemp all crossed the finish line raising awareness and funds for Cancer.

James Reeves took on Herne Bay 10K and was first Strider home finishing in an impressive time of 41.42 (PB) followed by Daniel Barnard 46.05, Tabitha Stewart 47.28 (PB) Clive Crisp 50.54, Martin Stevens 53.01, Jackie Austen in 55.30, which was a PB and Dave Wood in 1.16.39.

Chris Mudge 2.15.38 (PB), Jeff Gardiner 2.28.41 (PB), Steve Russell 2.36.27 (PB),  Alison Davey 2.49.35 and Ronald Smith 2.53.37 all took on Bewl Water 15 Mile Race.

Kirsty McBride represented the Striders at Cliffe Woods 5 mile race and finished in 48.32.

Gavin Malloch was the solo Strider at Hever Castle Festival of Endurance Half Marathon and finished in 2.17.57.

Whitstable & Bideford 10k, Milton Keynes & Gatwick Half

4 striders took part in the Whitstable 10k on Bank Holiday Monday, a popular out and back course along the Tankerton seafront. Emma Penfold was first strider home in 54min21secs and Max Bodimeade was the sole Male strider back in 1hr3mins

Nicky Knight and Max Bodimeade travelled to the other side of the south coast to take part in the Bideford 10k. Knight finished in a fantastic 53mins58secs and Bodimeade crossed the line in 1hr1min58secs

Whitstable 10k 6th May times
Emma Penfold 54:21
Andrea Lees Farrell 1:01:17
Max Bodimeade 1:03:32
Pamela Farrell 1:09:25

Milton Keynes Half Marathon 6th May
Yvonne Crawford 2:37:26
Sterling Minnis 10k 12th May
Emma Penfold 55:38

Run Gatwick Half Marathon 12th May
Darren Billing 1:55:12

Bideford 10k
Nicky Knight 53:58
Max Bodimeade 1:01:58

Paddock Wood Half & Chatham Martime 10k

A group of 34 Striders who took part in the Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday, a fast and flat 13.1 mile course that serves as the 4th race in the Sittingbourne Striders Club Championship. Chris Lawley was the first over the line in 1hr30mins18secs, and bragging rights for first Lady Strider home went to Kelly Lywood in 1hr44mins43secs.

A smaller group took part in the Chatham Maritime 10k, led by Paul Williams who finished in 46mins12secs and Gary Read was the sole strider taking part in the Charing Half Marathon, finishing in 1hrs53mins13secs.

Paddock Wood Half Marathon

Chris Lawley 01:30:18
Jacob Beaney 01:38:15
Joseph Lovelock 01:38:15
Gary Spicer 01:38:54
Sam Mumford 01:39:13
Kelly Lywood 01:44:43
Laura Woods 01:44:54
Darren Billing 01:47:16 PB
Richard Sutehall 01:50:16
Darren James 01:50:32
David Whitley 01:52:17 PB
Sophie Byrne 01:53:24
Alison Davey 01:54:06
Andrew Howes 01:55:46
Lisa Burton 01:55:58
Heather Glass 01:57:07 PB
Gina Woodfine 01:58:28 PB
Davinia Brown 01:59:44 PB
Martin Stevens 01:59:47
Steve Russell 02:00:38
Gavin Malloch 02:02:45
Carey Philpott Kite 02:03:10
Ronald Smith 02:12:35
Guy Mills 02:12:42
Nicki Brown 02:12:47
Teresa Watson 02:14:48
Shelly Wilson 02:18:50 PB
Jackie Austin 02:20:53
Annette Lebreton 02:21:55
Talita Wigg 02:22:20
Marriane Seaward 02:25:20
Orla Mcgaley 02:34:49
Alison Kite 02:35:22
Dave Austen 02:39:17
Chatham Maritime 10K
Paul Williams 00:46:12
Andy Patching 00:53:25
Vanessa Patching 01:03:06
Alison Williams 01:06:15 PB
Denise Grant 01:09:17

Yeovil Half, Adur & Worthing 20 and SVN Funky Pants

Sunday was a quieter day for the Sittingbourne Striders following a busy March, in part due to many runners entering the ‘tapering’ phase of their preparations for the April marathon season!

However, a few hardy souls faced the hours less sleep with considerable fortitude and took part in some longer runs. Gavin and Sheila Malloch (pictured) traveled to Somerset to take part in the hilly Yeovil Half Marathon, finishing in 2hrs7mins9secs and 2hrs30mins34secs respectively. Results

Alison Davey was the first strider over the line in the Adun and Worthing 20 mile race, finishing in 3hrs18mins54 secs, joined by Ronald Smith who finished in 3hrs28mins49secs. Results

Finally, Teresa Watson took part in the SVN Funky Pants Challenge in Gravesend, running a trail route of 21 miles in 3hrs40mins38secs. Results

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Landmarks, Smugglers, Megalith & Whitstable

London Landmarks Half Marathon- a race that attracts nearly 13,000 runners and runs along the Thames taking in the popular sights throughout Westminster and the City. First strider home was Daniel Barnard in 1hr50mins40secs, and the first lady strider over the line was Amanda Claridge who gained a personal best and finished in 1hr59mins38secs.

London Landmarks Half Marathon
Daniel Barnard 1.40.40
Ashley Claridge 1.41.42
Mark Jones 1:44:10
Darren Billings 1:52:25
Amanda Claridge 1:59.38 PB
Sam Gillham 2:10:28 PB
James Batchelor 2:11:44
Simon Brenchley 2:11:44
Kate Chia 2:17:51 PB
Joanne Strudwick 2:31:34
Jacqueline Woodhouse 2:39:33
Susannah Ulyatt 2:59:31
Louise Marshall 3:00:51
Mona Lewis 3:05:53


Smugglers 10k
Teresa Watson 56.49
Lorraine Neale 58.14 PB
Sara Cox 1:03:15 PB
Tracey Jenkins 1:07:48
Talita Wigg 1:14:00
Georgina Higgins 1:16:59
Lisa Burton 1:25:14

Medway Megalith Marathon
Ollie PRYER 4:19:20
Rebecca Still 5:19:58
Samantha Hewitt 5.09:31

Medway Megalith Half Marathon
Jackie Austin 3:23:13
Helen Shears 3:30:18
Emma Higgins 3:30:15

Hastings Half Marathon
Jo Pettitt 1:51:41
James Pettitt 1:51:41
Jackie Austin 3:12
Emma Penfold 3:30
Stroke Resolution 15K
Ann Meeks 1.49.54
Kelly Batchelor 1.51

Stroke Resolution 10K
Carolyn Marshall 1.11.12

Whitstable 10k
Abbey-Gale Bratby 55.14
Andrew Thomas 55.14
Alison Williams 1:07:12

Whitstable 5k
Sally Patching 32:29