Sittingbourne Striders

Sittingbourne Strider Parkrun Takeover

Preparations underway for the 10-mile road race

The Striders volunteers are in full swing ready to make this years Sittingbourne 10-mile road race the best yet. Taking place on Sunday, 7 October, the runners start from Highstead School before being taken on a beautiful undulating course around the countryside.

The event, which has been sponsored by Bennett Opie Limited, sees every entrant receiving a carefully packed goody bag and great high tech T-shirt.

Sittingbourne Striders Take On Pretty Muddy 5KM

Pretty Muddy 5km - 8 July

A team of Strider ladies took on the Pretty Muddy 5km run at Mote Park, Maidstone on Sunday, 8 July.

The fun event, run by Cancer Research, saw the ladies running 5km, taking on inflatable obstacles and getting down right muddy to raise money for the worthy cause.

Sittingbourne Striders were out in force at the Leeds Castle Triathlon

Sittingbourne Striders at Leeds Castle Tri

Leeds Castle Triathlon
Striders were out in force at the Leeds Castle Triathlon either marshalling or competing in the event which was the next in the club championships. 21 members took part 8 of which it was their first triathlon. The competition was as hot as the weather as competitors swam in the moat, rode along the A20 and ran around the undulating grounds of what is hailed as 'The Loveliest Castle in the World'. Great results for the club details of which are as follows:

Sittingbourne Striders Take On The Saxon Shore Half Marathon

Roy Shears not only took the honours for the first Sittingbourne Strider home at the Saxon Shore Half Marathon, he also smashed his personal best time, completing the event in 1.42.33.

On Sunday, 17 June Roy joined 12 club mates at the event which took the runners on a loop of Herne Bay and Whitstable over the 13.1-miles.

Andrew Thomas finished some 7-minutes after Roy in a very respectable 1.49.57. Third home for the club was Clive Crisp who crossed the finish line in 1.53.48.

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