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.

Pretty Muddy, Mid Kent 5 Miler

A team of Strider ladies took on the Pretty Muddy 5km run at Mote Park, Maidstone on Sunday, 8 July.

The fun event, run by Cancer Research, saw the ladies running 5km, taking on inflatable obstacles and getting down right muddy to raise money for the worthy cause.

Sandra Gardiner co-ordinated the 23-strong ladies team, she said: ‘This was a very special running event for women. It involved all sorts of ladies running for some very special reasons. We had a lot of fun and were cheered on by some great supporters.’
The Sittingbourne Striders Team: Emma Higgins, Carey Philpott Kite, Alison Kite, Clare Fox, Denise Grant, Emma Pomeroy, Grace Mead, Lisa Burr, Karen Wastell, Katy Jackson, Kellymarie Lywood, Heidi Knight, Nicky Brown, Orla Mcgaley, Sandra Gardiner, Sally Patching, Vanessa Patching, Teresa Watson, Paula O’Reilly, Phoebe Pomeroy, Nicki Brown, Lauren Scott and Nicky Knight.
Mid-Kent 5 miler

Abbey amd Ross Campbell were in action at the Mid Kent 5 milers on Sunday 15 July. Searing conditions meant the runners had a lot to contend with. However it did not stop Abbey from producing a very respectable time of 48.22, knocking 6 minutes off her PB. Ross returned a time of 44.53.

Lulworth Cove Half Marathon off road race

Mark Odgen took 70th place with 2.20.59 at the Lulworth Cove Half Marathon on Saturday 14 July.

The sold out event saw 750 runners taking on trails and off road tracks over 13.1 miles.

Bedgebury Buggy Run 

Sally Smith and her 1-year old daughter Sophie travelled to Goudhurst for the 3rd event in a series of 5 races for buggy runners.

Like others Sally struggled with the heat completing the 3.2 mile hilly course in 27.59mins. A good minute slower than her last effort. She took 3rd overall and 2nd lady.