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).
Brecon Beacon Marathon
Rebecca Still got the weekend off to a good start for the Sittingbourne Striders when she ran in the Brecon Beacon Marathon on Saturday, 17 November.
The off-road event takes in the climb of Pen Y Fan, which is the highest peak in South Wales. It is an event for the fittest and toughest endurance athletes, however this did not put off Rebecca who dug deep and kept going round the 26.2-miles to finish in a time of 6hrs 2mins 58secs.
After the event she was thrilled to learn she had taken 15th place in a very strong field of women.
On Sunday, 18 November four Striders travelled to Marden to take part in the 10km running race which has become a popular event on the running calendar.
The flat course draws runners for its PB potential and the four Striders ladies all put in excellent performances.
First back was Emily Middleton in 54mins 12secs. She was closely followed by Amanda Claridge in a personal best time of 55mins 7secs. Jackie Austin was hot on her heels in 58mins 50secs with Jo Bing not far behind in a time of 1hrs 7mins 49secs.
Wendover Woods 50
Endurance experts Craig Eccleston, Bradley Clayton and Paul Bowditch took on an epic challenge by completing the Wendover Woods 50-mile event in Aylesbury on Saturday, 17 November.
Unfortunately despite completing similar events in the past Craig did not finish this time.
However his Strider teammates put in exceptional performances to both finish in 13hrs 10mins, which demonstrates both their strong will and fitness!
Marden 10k : Sunday 19th November 2017
3 Striders took part in the Marden 10km which is a flat fast race organised by Velocity events in aid of the Kent air ambulance.
Ceri Robert-Burr came in 22nd place out of a field of 177 runners in a time of 44.48 which is a new PB for him.
Sally Smith crossed the line in 50.50 placing her 54th overall. Sally ran with her baby Sophie in the running buggy.
John Kingsnorth’s time was 53.39 placing him 68th.