Canterbury 10 Mile 2017

A massive 56 Striders turnout out on a cold foggy January morning to kick off the race season with the Canterbury 10 mile road race, which marked the first race in the Club Championships.

First Strider home was Rhys Goddard in his first 10 mile race in a time of 56.26 placing him 7th overall out of 1300 runners. Kevin Rye was 2nd Strider home in a time of 1.04.16, a PB for him, placing him 68th and Lee Simpson was 3rd Strider across the line in 1.08.12 placing him in 146th overall. First female Strider home was Jen Coleman in a time of 1.14 placing her 290th overall. Full Results

Canterbury 10 Mile
Back row left to right: Rachel Ward; Steve Bradshaw; Sarah Bradshaw; Gary Spicer; Ross Pilcher; Teresa Watson; Andy Baptie; Rachel Donaldson; Abbey-Gale Bratby; Dominic Norwell; Helen Shears; Marrianne Seaward; Roy Shears; Nikki Brenchley; Sean Bootes; George Samuel; Bradley Clayton; Andy Patching; Gill Holmes; Darren Billing; Lee Simpson; Michael Diddams; Alison Davey; James Reeves; Gavin Malloch; Kent Parker (DNF injured); Joao Nunes. Front row left to right: Geoffrey Tyler; Olwen Cockell; Emily Middleton; Stuart Ridout; Ronald Smith; Ian Gower; Gina Woodfine; Jen Coleman; Steve Shrimplin; Andrew Nellies; Karen Seymour; Lucy Hewett; Martin Ingram; Kevin Rye

NameChip TimeOverall Position 
Rhys Goddard56:247PB
Kevin Rye01:04:1668PB
Lee Simpson01:08:12146
Anthony Brown01:09:39182
Scott Simpson1:09:51:6187PB
Gary Spicer1:09:51:8189PB
Michael Diddams01:11:02217PB
Andy Baptie01:11:17222PB
Ashley Bean01:12:12242
Ross Pilcher01:12:32250
Ian Gower01:12:48253
Jennifer Coleman01:13:59290PB
David Forman01:14:34300PB
James Reeves01:14:45307
Geoffrey Tyler01:14:48309
Steve Shrimplin01:14:54312
Steve Bradshaw01:15:00318
Alison Davey01:15:29341
Paul Williams01:15:41348
Bradley Clayton01:15:53354
Lucy Hewett01:16:45376PB
Rachel Ward01:17:40405PB
Gill Holmes01:18:45436PB
Olwen Cockell01:18:47438PB
Karen Seymour01:20:39486
Andy Patching01:20:56491PB
Gary Read01:22:00520PB
Sean Bootes01:22:23529PB
Roy Shears01:23:23556PB
Darren Billing01:23:39560PB
Carli Deacon01:26:53657
Sarah Bradshaw01:28:00695
Andrew Nellies01:28:09699
George Samuel01:29:10732
Gavin Malloch01:29:41752
Max Bodimeade01:29:50760
Gina Woodfine01:30:10771
Stuart Ridout01:30:14772PB
Martin Ingram01:30:20774
Sam Fawcett01:31:31810PB
Emma Penfold01:32:18833
Joao Nunes01:34:19900
Emily Middleton01:35:15920
Nikki Brenchley01:35:21922
Abbey-Gale Bratby1:35:45:2930PB
Julie Greene1:35:45:3931
Ronald Smith01:39:171021
Marriane Seaward01:45:381138PB
Teresa Watson01:46:501167
Sally Patching1:48:32:31193PB
Vanessa Patching1:48:32:31195PB
Rachel Donaldson01:48:441200PB
Dominic Norwell01:49:061209
Helen Shears01:52:421234PB
Stacie Dean2:02:51:21270PB
Anita Valentine2:02:51:41271PB

Great South Run 23/10/2016

Joseph and Katie Lovelock travelled to Portsmouth to take part in the Great South Run the 10 mile road race took them around Southsea and Portsmouth including the Historic Dockyard home to HMS Victory and finishing on the seafront on a fast flat course. Joseph completed the race in 1:16:41 placing him 1707 out of a field of 15638 runners. Katie, who had her baby William only 7 months ago, finished in 1:57:38 placing her in 13363 position overall.

Great South Run

Striders 10 Mile Road Race 2016

Event: Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile Road Race 2016
Date: 2nd October 2016
Location: Sittingbourne
Distance: 10 miles

Striders 10 Mile

33 Striders got to run on home turf in their annual club race The Sittingbourne Striders 10 Mile Road Race on a warm and windy October morning.

Setting the 250 runners underway was Alan Gear from Thule, the main sponsor, with the lead car kindly provided by Beadles Skoda, guiding the runners on the 10 mile route through Rodmersham, Kingsdown, Doddington and back to Highsted School.

Striders 10 Mile

The Main race was won by Tewelde Menges from Medway & Maidstone AC in a time of 55:39 and the first lady home was Alice Whiley from Clapham Chasers in a time of 1:10:17.  The trophies were presented by Alan Gear.  The first Male and Female Sittingbourne Striders home were Anthony Jackson and Jen Coleman respectively.


All the finishers received a medal designed in a children’s competition won by Rachel Woodfine.  In addition runners received a T-shirt, goodie bag and delicious cakes baked by club members.



As well as the main race there was a 2k Fun Run which had 100 runners from babies up to adult beginner runners.

Next Year’s race is planned for Sunday 1st October and we look forward to seeing you there.

Mid Kent 5 Miler

Event: Mid Kent 5 Miler
Date: 17th July 2016
Location: Staplehurst
Distance: 5m

Mid Kent 5 Miler

3 Striders took part in the above event heading off from Staplehurst Cricket Club and recorded the following times:
Alison Davey 35:33:55 placing her 55th overall out of 296 entrants
Gill Holmes 37:43:45 placing her 78th overall
Pete Davey 38:11:70 placing him 80th overall

Herne Bay 10k Les Golding Memorial

Event: Herne Bay 10 Les Golding Memorial
Date: 10th July 2016
Location: Herne Bay
Distance: 10k

Two Striders entered the Herne Bay 10k with Rhys Goddard being first of the two and also taking podium second place overall out of 290 entrants in a time of 34:52:00. The other strider who took part was Christian Martin who came in a time of 42:55 placing him 37th overall.

Herne Bay 10k
Rhys Goddard

The Les Golding Memorial 10K was organised as a memorial to a stalwart of Kent athletics. Les received an MBE in recognition of his services to young athletes. The race has long been a popular part of the Kent road race calendar and, in the past, has featured as a County Championship race.

Full Results


Midnight Marathon

Event: Midnight Marathon
Date: 2nd July 2016
Location: Dartford
Distance: 26 miles


4 Striders decided to try something different, The Midnight Marathon, based in Dartford starts at 8pm and if you manage to complete the marathon in under 4 hours you get a special TShirt to say you completed it before midnight! Alison Davey was first Strider home and 3rd female overall in a time of 3:29:56 placing her 19th overall out of 122 runners. Bradley Clayton was 2nd Strider home in a time of 3:45:12 his first sub 4 marathon placing him 33rd overall. Taking 3rd spot was Emma Penfold in a time of 4:58:36 placing her 106th overall. Unfortunately Peter Davey had to withdaw.

Medway 10k

Event: Medway 10k
Date: 12th June 2016
Location: Medway Park, Gillingham
Distance: 10k


11 Striders took part in the race, which is part of the Medway Festival of Sport. Gareth Lewis was first strider home in a time of 41:39 placing him 24th in a field of 506 runners. In second Strider place was Michael Poppy in a time of 43:48, which placed him 40th overall. Taking third position and 67th overall was Thomas Church in a time of 45:52. Carly Deacon was 1st female strider home in a time of 50:08 placing her 129th overall. Full results are here.

Olympic Park 10k

Event: Olympic Park 10k
Date: 12th June 2016
Location: Olympic Park, Stratford

Distance: 10km

Katie Austin and Sandra Gardiner took part in the Olympic Park 10k organised by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Sandra Gardiner put in a time of 1:14:33 placing her 788 out of 814 competitors while Katie Austin put in a time of 1:15:44 which placed her 791 overall. The full results can be found here.

Staplehurst 10k

Event: Staplehurst 10k
Date: 5th June 2016
Location: Staplehurst
Distance: 10km

8 Striders pitched up at Staplehurst Village Hall on a warm June Sunday morning for the popular Staplehurst 10k now in it’s 8th year. The competitors set off at 10am taking them along wide, rural country lanes on a fast flat course.

Lee Elam was first strider home in a time of 40.51 placing him 59th overall in a field of 488 runners. In second Strider spot was Mick Diddams in a time of 44.27 which placed him 138th overall. Taking third position and 1st female strider home was Alison Davey in a time of 45.51 placing her in 167th place.

Harvel 5

Event: Harvel 5
Date: 4th June 2016
Location: Harvel
Distance: 5m

The Harvel 5 packs a lot into 5 miles covering beautiful woods, tarmac, rocky slopes and mud. Maybe that’s what makes it so popular or it could be the free beer en route and great atmosphere that ensures it sells out so quickly every year.

12 Striders thought they would give the unusual afternoon starting race a go Andy Baptie being first Strider home in a time of 33.16 which placed him 38th overall in a field of 704 runners. In second Strider place was Michael Poppy in a time of 33.47 which placed him 42nd overall. Taking third position and 70th overall was Craig Eccleston in a time of 35.52. Lucy Hewett was 1st female strider home in a time of 36.50 placing her 89th