Over 80 Sittingbourne Striders turned out for the Sittingbourne Invicta 10km
Over 80 Sittingbourne Striders turned out for the Sittingbourne Invicta 10km race held on Sunday, 13 May 2018.
Conditions were breezy for the event which saw runners taking on the 6.2-mile loop of rural Sittingbourne. Starting at Westlands school the first 5kms involved gradual climbing before cutting across a pathway from Wrens Road to Primrose Lane where the runners were able to enjoy gentle downhill for the remainder of the course.
Despite the field having so many runners from the Striders, competition from other running clubs was fierce and the prizes were hotly contested. The Striders team did not disappoint picking up an array of silverware for various successes.
Jen Coleman took the top spot as fastest lady on the day. She completed the course in 43.48. Ellie Hynes once again showed ever improving form to take the trophy for 2 nd place in 44.02 with Rebecca Still 3 rd in 47.27. The combined efforts of these ladies resulted in them taking the women’s team prize.
After the run Jen said: ‘The race went well as I knocked off 1 minute and 18 seconds off my personal best for the course.’
Also on the podium was Olwen Cockell, running for Swale AC, but also a member of the club. She won a prize for fastest lady in her age category.
Gareth Lewis was the only Strider to beat 40 minutes; he was first back for the team in 39.55. Lee Simpson and Scott Simpson were next home for the club in 40.21 and 40.42. The speedy Simpson’s both won their age group prizes and along with Gareth took the prize for the best male team.
All in all a very good day for the Sittingbourne Striders
Here are Sittingbourne Striders results in the Sititngbourne Invicta 10km:
Gareth Lewis 39:55; Lee Simpson 40:21; Scott Simpson 40:42; Oliver Pryer 41:04; David Valenti 41:33; Nick Freeman 41:47; Glenn Davies 42:44; Ian Gower 43:21; Martin Clark 43:27; Jennifer Coleman 43:47; Sam Mumford 43.59; Ellie Hynes 44.02; James Pamplin 44:01; Bradley Clayton 44:14; Olwen Cockell 45:12; Christopher Mudge 45:32; Matt Nunn 45:36; Darren James 45:42; Ceri Burr 45:49; Stephen Prince 46:44; Richard Valenti 46:47; James Topham 46:47; Andy Patching 47:26; Roy Shears 47.26; Rebecca Still 47:27; Geoffrey Tyler 47:31; Gary Read 47:34; Andrew Thomas 47:46; Kelly Lywood 48:01; Clive Crisp 48:03; Vicky Parker; 48:35; Sarah Bradshaw 48:59; Steve Bradshaw 49:10; Darren Billing 49:42; Kevin Eastop 50:07; Ian Bourne 51:02; Sophie Byrne 51:08; Sarah Doherty 51:13; William Wakeman 51:14; Samantha Hewitt 51:32; Jordan Day 51:37; David Whittley 52:07; Johan Clarke 52:11; Stuart Ridout 52:24; Barry Simmons 52:49; Emily Middleton 53:04; Abbey-Gale Bratby 53:04; Adam Marsland 53.05; Jeff Fox 53:29; Simon Brenchley 53:51; Katy Jackson 53:57; Gavin Malloch 54:39; Paul Valenti 55:14; Graham Thomas 55:23; James Batchelor 55:48; Barbara Collier 56:05; Nina Cook 56:23; Davinia Brown 56.46; Sam Fawcett 56:50; Heather Kendall 57:00; Emma Chamberlain 57:42; Teresa Watson 58:11; Carey Philpott 58:12; Aneta Steers 58:13; Lindsay Clarke 58:35; Nicola Brown 59:39; Andrew Nellies 59:41; Nikki Brenchley 59:43; Grace Mead 59.54; Jackie Austin 1.01.27; Louise Marshall 1.02.55; Clive Glover 1.02.57; Sheila Malloch 1.03.23; Vanessa Patching 1:04:03; Wendy Knee 1:04:09; Alison Kite 1:04:27; Kelly Pamplin 1:04:40; Paul O’Reilly 1.04.46; Clare Eastop 1:05:01; Alison Bourne 1.06.00; Karen Longley 1:06:04; Louise Burnop 1.06.28; Allison Bourne 1:06:33; Hayley Thomas 1:06:40; Helen Shears 1:06:51; Julie Southall 1:07:18; Robyn Benyon 1:07:32; Lynn Coomber 1:07:48; Joanne Bing 1:07:59; Sally Patching 1:08:24; Robert Holmes 1:10:35; Ruth Smith 1.11.22; Natalie Jimenez 1:11:22; Wendy Howes 1:11:37; Hannah Hudson 1:14:22; David Austen 1:16:03; Clare Fox 1:18:22; Sandra Gardiner 1.18.23; Dave Wood 1.19.07; Beth Wood 1.19.07