Harbour Wallbanger 2017

Harbour Wallbanger : Saturday 15th April

18 Striders took on the task of racing on a sandy beach from Broadstairs to Ramsgate for the Harbour Wallbanger which was the next race in the Club Championships. 

harbour wallbanger
Striders before Harbour Wallbanger back row left to right: Anthony Brown; Steve Shrimplin; Darren Billing; Gavin Malloch; Emma Higgins; Mick Diddams; Chris Williams; Paul Williams; Roy Shears; Kevin Rye; Paul Valenti Front row left to right: Rhian Shrimplin; Helen Shears; Emily Middleton; Ronald Smith; Glenn Davies; David Valenti;


Kevin Rye 29.08 was first Strider home placing him 6th overall out of 226 finishers
David Valenti was next over the line for Striders in 30.45 placing him 13th
Chris Williams 32.32 was 3rd placing him 18th
Glenn Davies 31.56 21st
Anthony Brown 32.02 22nd
Kent Parker 32.53 29th
Paul Williams 33.04 30th
Michael Diddams 33.41 33rd
Steve Shrimplin 34.44 41st
Darren Billing 37.36 68th
Roy Shears 37.58 70th
Rhian Shrimplin 38.29 76th 1st Female Strider home
Gavin Malloch 39.43 85th
Paul Valenti 39.58 89th
Ronald Smith 42.52 117th
Emily Middleton 45.22 151st 
Emma Higgins 56.04 206th
Helen Shears 56.09 207th

Harbour Wallbanger

Event: Harbour Wallbanger
Date: 23rd July 2016
Location: Viking Bay, Broadstairs
Distance: 7k Beach Run



16 Striders had a trip to the seaside on a lovely sunny morning but before they could receive a stick of rock and a medal they had to take part in the 7th race in the Club Champs – The Harbour Wallbanger. Trying to find the hardest sand to place their feet was a difficult task, along the beach to the harbour wall, which they had to ‘bang’, hence the name, and run back.


Harbour Wallbanger

Paul Williams, our club chairman, led the way as first strider home in a time of 32.37 placing him 13th in a field (or beach!) of 181 runners. Second Strider home was Bogac Ibrahim in a time of 33.19 placing him 18th overall. Taking third position and 20th overall was Christian Martin in a time of 33.33. Emma Pomeroy was first female Strider home in a time of 37.34, placing her 52nd overall and Emma also won her age group category!


In true Sittingbourne Striders supportive style 6 members of the triathlon club rode from Sittingbourne to Broadstairs on their bikes to cheer their fellow Club members on.