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.
23 Striders battled against the wind at the Headcorn Half which took them on relatively flat course around the quiet country lanes.
First Strider home was Kevin Rye in a time of 1.27.59 placing him 27th overall out of 395 runners. Gary Deacon was 2nd Strider home in a time of 1.32.24 placing him 49th and Nick Baytun was 3rd Strider across the line in 1.33.06, a PB for him placing him in 52nd overall. First female Strider home was Jen Coleman in a time of 1.40.53 placing her 96th overall.