From A Cakeathon To A Full Marathon

Sittingbourne Striders


Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo Sportive - Saturday 2nd June 2018

James Reeves took on the epic route at the Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo Sportive, a hilly, 98 mile route with some rewarding views, he received a Gold Award Certificate of Achievement for completing the course in 6.15.16.

Cranbrook Triathlon - Sunday 3rd June 2018

Hailed as one of the best rural tris Martin Clark took part in the Cranbrook Sprint Tri consisting of a 300m pool swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run. Heading off from the Weald Sports Centre in Cranbrook he completed the tri in 1.12 placing him in the top 3 in his age group.



Damnbusters Marathon

Darren Billing and Teresa Watson both completed the Damnbusters Marathon in sweltering heat. Darren completed the 26.2 miles 4.48.34 and Teresa in 4.57.58

Medway 10km - Sunday 3rd June 2018
The Medway 10km was the race of choice for many in the club this week.

Notable performances came from Gareth Lewis who took 19th place in 41.58. David Valenti 22nd in 42.21 and Ollie Pryer who finished just 1 second behind in 42.21 for 23rd overall.

Ellie Hynes was first lady back for the team in 7th overall with a 45.19. Next lady strider was Jen Coleman with 49.22 followed by Sarah Bradshaw with 53.39.

The men's race was won by Lee McMeekin in 35.32. The ladies race was won by Sarah Cronin in 43.49.

Gareth Lewis 41:58; David Valenti 42:20; Oliver Pryer 42:21; Glenn Davies 43:47; Ellie Hynes 45:17; Roy Shears 47.38; James Topham 48.05; Andy Patching 48:49; Jennifer Coleman 49:22; Clive Crisp 49:55; Karen Seymour 50.47; Steve Bradshaw 53:06; Sara; Bradshaw 53:39; Sam Hewitt 54:03; Kevin Eastop 54:39; Emily Middleton 56:17; Katy Jackson 56:43; Davinia Brown 57.07; Sam Fawcett 59:32; Adam Marsland 59:17; Sarah Strachan 58.18; Gavin Malloch 58:23; Adam Marsland 59:17; Gordon Wallace 1:02:50; Clare Eastop 1:05:57; Jackie Austin 1:05:39; Vanessa Patching 1:09:15; Alison Kite 1:09:15; Emma Higgins 1:12:21; Helen Shears 1:12:21

Harvel 5 - Saturday 2nd June 2018
Six Striders headed to Harvel to take part in the Harvel 5 Mile race on Saturday, 2 June.

The fastest club member of the day was Chris Lawley who finished in 28th place with 33.54.

Nick Bayntun 36.03; David Forman 39.40; Sean Bootes 40.47; Alison Davey 42.46; Ronald Smith 49.27

Vitality 10k - Monday, 28 May 2018
Rubbing shoulders with Mo Farah, 2 Striders took part in the Vitality London 10,000 Andy Patching completed the course in 50.16 placing him 3590 overall while his wife Vanessa Patching crossed the line in 1.07.54 placing her 11063 overall.

Cakeathon Spring Challenge - Monday, 28 May 2018
Setting off from Jeskyns Community Woodland in Gravesend 10 Striders took on the challenge of completing as many 3.28 mile loops and consuming as much cake as they could within a 6 hour time limit at the Saxons Vikings & Normans Cakeathon! Results were as follows:

Half Marathon 13.1 miles:
Sam Hewitt 2:20:23; Katy Jackson 2:20:23; Helen Shears 3.04.40; Orla Mcgaley 3.18.15; Sally Patching 3.18.15

16.4 miles:
Ollie Pryer 2:14.55; Teresa Watson 3:14:59

19.6 miles:
Jo Bing 4:43

Full Marathon 26.2 miles:
Olwen Cockell 5:06.50; Annette Lebreton 5:12


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