Tonbridge 10k, Amsterdam and Abingdon marathons and Great South Run

There may be a chill in the air and rain clouds overhead, but that didn’t stop the Sittingbourne Striders this weekend. With runners competing in races at home in Kent, in Oxfordshire and down in the South — even across the Channel — there were plenty of great achievements to write home about.


Both Katrina Fisher and Anne Smith, coming in neck-and-neck with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 7 seconds, completed the 10K in Tonbridge, while Jackie Austin, Talita Wigg, Louise Marshall and Suzy Saunders smashed the 10 miles down on the south coast for the Great South Run. This was Suzy’s first-ever 10-mile run, which she completed in a fantastic 1 hour, 55 minutes and 3 seconds. 


Putting in the distance along the Thames, Striders Kieran Conway and William Wakeman tackled the Abingdon Marathon, crossing the line at 3 hours, 34 minutes and 27 seconds and 4 hours, 7 minutes and 3 seconds respectively.


Rounding off this week’s achievements along the historic canals of the Dutch capital, and representing the Striders on the Continent, Sam Lewis took on the Amsterdam Marathon and will be heading home with another medal and the superb time of 3 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds under his belt.


All in all, a great show of grit and stamina from the Sittingbourne Striders this weekend. Congratulations to all!

Tonbridge Triathlon 2018 

James Reeves decided to work on his tan lines at the Tonbridge Triathlon. Opting for the standard distance of 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run the strider completed the event in a very respectable 2hrs and 47minutes. 
Not only is this a time that would earn him respect amongst his fellow clubmates it was good enough to see him take 6 th senior male in the competition and 12 th place overall. 

Tonbridge Triathlon 2017

Tonbridge Triathlon : 1st May 2017

3 Striders kicked off the season by taking part in the Tonbridge triathlon – the event was held on May Day and  consists of 400m Pool Swim; 25k Bike; 5k Run.  Race day was wet with some treachorous roads, but the same came out for the Striders at the end of the race. Andy Baptie was first Strider home coming in 34th overall out o 262 entrants in a time of 1.27.53, Luis Diaz was next home in a time of 1.33.34 placing him 75th overall with Rachel Ward representing the female Striders coming in in a time of 1.41.45 placing her 132nd overall.


Tonbridge Triathlon
Rachel Ward & Andy Baptie