Southend Half, Staplehurst 10k

Striders were out racing in the sunny weather around the South East this weekend. Three Striders took a trip to Essex to race the Southend Half Marathon. It was a successful trip for Jackie Austin who was the first Strider home with a personal best of 2hrs6mins4secs. Gavin Malloch (2hrs16mins14secs) and Sheila Malloch (2hrs31mins52sec) also took part in the half marathon.

More locally, two Striders took part in the Staplehurst 10k, Alison Davey (54mins6secs) and Ronald Smith (59mins46 secs). David Whittley had a successful day at the Maidstone Riverside 10 mile race; he was 12th overall with a time of 1hr27mins. Clare Evans ran the Tenterden 10k with a time of 1hrs25mind54secs

Staplehurst 10 Mile & Lamberhurst 10k

Staplehurst 10-miler

The Striders put in a strong showing in the final event of 2018 with a group of 30 members braving the challenging Staplehurst 10-mile road race.

First of the male athletes home was Ceri Burr in an impressive 1hr 17mins 54secs. Just over a minute behind followed Paul Bowditch in 1hr 19mins 19secs. Third Strider home went to Clive Crisp in 1hr 22mins.

Rebecca Still was first lady Strider back in 1he 21mins 2secs, this saw her placed 19th overall in the women’s field. Lisa Duce followed in 1 hr 33mins and Jackie Austin finished well in 1hr 38mins 16secs.

Ceri Burr 1:17:54

Paul Bowditch 1:19:19

Rebecca still 1:21.02

Clive Crisp 1:22:00

Darren James 1:31:18

Lisa Duce 1:33:00

Gavin Malloch 1:34:36

Andrew Howes 1:35:09

Carey Philpott 1:37:52

Jackie Austin 1:38:16

Nicki Brown 1:40:50

Andrea Farrell 1:42:32

Alison Kite 1:43:43

Rachael Adkins 1:45:42

Lisanne Tullett 1:46:18

Talita Wigg 1:48:22

Richard Millns 1:49:02

Clive Glover 1:50:11

Pamela Farrell 1:51:29

Annette Lebreton 1:53:08

Danielle Smith 1:55:34

Alison Kemp 1:56:07

Katrina Potter 1:56:41

Jo Bing 2:02:08

Denise Grant 2:05:45

Paula O’reilly 2:05:46

Susannah Ulyatt 2:10:22

Wendy Howes 2:11:48

Sandra Gardiner 2:16:10

Hannah Hudson 2:16:20

Victoria Whittley 2:16:23

Lamberhurst 10km

On New Years Day Jackie Austin travelled to Lamberhurst to race the NYD 10km event.

She completed the course in 1hr 3mins and 6secs.

Staplehurst 10k 2017

Staplehurst 10k : 11th June 2017

2 Striders took part in the Staplehust 10k, a fast, flat course around the village lanes makes this a popular race for runners hoping for a PB. Alison Davey crossed the line in 49m 21s placing her 131st out of 379 entrants. Ronald Smith finished in 56m 43 s placing him 220th overall.

Staplehurst 10k
Ron Smith & Alison Davey

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

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.