After the apocalyptic conditions of the Beachy Head Marathon last week, it was a far more sedate affair this weekend with a handful of striders taking part in races around the county.
Richard Millns was the first strider home at the Deal Castle 5 mile, a fast and flat out-and-back race along the coast, in 42mins56secs, closely followed by first lady strider Heather Glass in 43min25secs.
Another half dozen Striders took to the wild to run the Howletts 5k run, which winds its way around the animal reserve. Father and Son team Sean and Jack Bootes crossed the line in near-identical times of 26mins3secs and 26mins2secs respectively, and first strider across the line was Gemma Peatey in 27min59secs
Parkrun Takeover, 15/09/18
The Sittingbourne Striders took a break this week from running Park Run in their home town and instead took over the organising of the weekly event.
The club had over forty of their members come out to volunteer and help support the many men, women, children and dogs tackle the 5k course around Milton Creek Country Park on a beautiful Saturday morning.
They had a striking presence as were all out wearing the new club kit which was designed by Kelly Pamplin a club member who won a competition within the Striders.
Chairman Emma Hudson-Wright said: “The event went really well and it was lovely for us as a club to help and support such a great, free activity that sees so many people out getting fit and enjoying running.”
Berlin Marathon – 16/09/18
Emma Penfold travelled to Berlin to run in one of the most popular marathons. Inspired by the performance of Kenyan Kipchoge who shattered the marathon world record by completing the course in 2hrs 1min 39secs, Emma hot footed it round the course to finish in 5hrs 32mins 44secs.
Woodhouse Moor Parkrun
Yvonne Crawford took part in the Woodhouse Moor parkrun on Saturday, 15 September. She completed the 5km undulating course in 33mins 10secs.
Bridge 10km in Sydney
Strider Chris Williams, who is a Strider despite living in Sydney did the Bridge 10k at the Sydney Running Festival. He finished in 42mins 21secs to finish 239th out of 13,153 athletes.
Howletts 10KM, 16/09/18
Sisters Helen Shears, Emma Higgins and Georgina Higgins had a wild time at the Howletts 10km which began at the animal park in Bekesbourne.
Helen Shears and Georgina Higgins completed in 1hr 17mins with Emma dashing off ahead to complete in 1hr 12mins.