Another Busy Week For The Sittingbourne Striders

London Duathlon - Richmond Park, London

In Richmond Park on Sunday the 16th September three Sittingbourne Striders competed in the world's largest duathlon. The three entered the 15th annual London Duathlon, completing a 10 km run, a 44 km bike race and a final 5 km run to the finish line, while dodging suicidal squirrels and six foot stags!

1423 Ian Gower 02:50:59
1450 Steve Shrimplin 02:54:57
2308 Andy Settle 03:27:30Shorne 5

Shorne 5

Striders travelled on mass to the Shorne Woods 5-mile event held at Shorne Country Park on Sunday, 23 September. They were welcomed with biblical rain, knee deep mud and a suitable bounty of hills to test their talent.

Ollie Pryer was on good form taking 5 th place overall in a field of over 200 runners with David Valenti hot on his heels in 36.07. Glenn Davis was 3 rd Strider home with a 37.43.

Karen Seymour proved her previous week's good result was no fluke, taking an age group win in 44.05. Alison Davey was just 2 minutes behind in 46.00 with Jan Simpson taking 3 rd lady back for the team in 47.32.

Ollie Pryer 34:22; David Valenti 36:07; Glenn Davies 37:43; Richard Valenti 39:29; Roy Shears 39:37; Ian Gower 40.27; James Topham 42:01; Andy Patching 42:16; Karen Seymour 44:05; Alison Davey 46:00; Jen Simpson 47:32; Simon Brenchley 48:01; James Batchelor 50:42; Gavin Malloch 51:00; Paul Valenti 52:37;Ron Smith 54:50; Sam Hewitt 48:38; Davinia Brown 50:54; Vanessa Patching 58:33; Georgina Higgins 58:35; Emma Higgins 59:25; Helen Shears 59:34; Sheila Malloch 101:23

Four Run Around It's A Small World

Amanda and Ashley Claridge teamed up with Paul Williams and Darren Billing to take on a running challenge in Disney Land Paris this weekend.
Darren and Paul completed the 36km challenge running 5km, 10km and a half marathon. Ashley and Amanda took on the 31km challenge which spread the distance over 2 days. Member Alison Jarvis also ran the 10km event. Full results not yet available, but everyone completed their challenge and no one was beaten by the guy in the Goofy suit.

Sheppey 5-mile race in aid of the RNLI

Sam Mumford decided to face deluge in Sheppey and raced the 5-mile event in aid of the RNLI. It proved a worthy venture for Sam who earned a podium spot taking 3rd place in 34.16.

Dornafield Ladies 10km

Emily Middleton took part in the Dornafield Ladies Only 10km. She race a very good race to finish 50th in 55.09.

Oliver Fisher 10km

Three members headed to Capstone Park for a hilly 10km in aid of the Oliver Fisher Trust. Richard Vassilou completed the course in 1.05.28 with Laura Vassilou two seconds behind in 1.05.30. Jackie Austin crossed the finish line in a time of 1.08.44.

Weeks on form as she takes the top spot at Faversham 10km
The Faversham 10km turned out to be a popular affair with a number of Sittingbourne Striders keen to race round the hilly course on Sunday, 16 September 2018.

Liz Weeks was at the front of the pack on the start line, leading out some 400 athletes round the rural lanes of Faversham. With some steep climbs and long undulations, the tricky course played into the hands of the speedy Strider and Liz went from strength to strength round the testing 6.2-miles. She won the ladies event convincingly in a time of 39mins 50secs.

Ollie Pryer was not far behind and must have had Liz in his sights as he crossed the line in a very respectable time of 40mins 21secs.

Bragging rights for 3 rd club member home went to James Pamplin who finished in 45mins.

Special mention must go to Karen Seymour, who finished in 48mins 55secs, earning her 4 th in her age group, but more importantly a personal best time.

Strider times
Liz Weeks - 39.50, 1 st lady; Ollie Pryer 40.21; James Pamplin 45.00; Ashley Bean 45.50; Karen Seymour48.55; Heather Glass 46.29; Andy Patching 50.45l; Sam Hewitt 55.26; Davinia Brown 56.36; Ellie Davis 57.32; Jackie Austin 58.23; Andrew Nellies 59.14; Alison Kite 1.02.42; Vanessa Patching 1.04.05; Katrina Potter 1.08.26; Sandra Gardiner 1.10.18; Sally Patching 1.10.33; Wendy Knee 1.17.22; Robert Holmes 1.17.23




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