On Wednesday 30 September the juniors meet at the Barn, Thereafter, we’ll meet at the Salts. We always meet at 5.55 pm for a 6.00 start. Pick-up time is 6.45.
The course profile for the Barns Green half marathon resembles a figure of eight and is held on closed roads through beautiful countryside, which includes the grounds of Christ’s Hospital School.
In an already highly successful year, Seaford Strider Simon Fletcher produced yet another outstanding performance, once again winning his age group and finishing 8th overall in a time of 1hour 18mins 40secs, just seconds outside of a new personal best (PB).
Undeterred by the warm and humid conditions, impressive times were also recorded by another proven performer, Phil Robinson who was also seconds off a PB in 1.32.58 and relative newcomer Luke Borland, 1:40:17.
The ladies contingent of the Striders also impressed and finished in close formation with Claire Keith leading in an impressive 1:45:16; Natasha Swan was hard on her heels in 1:45:45; with Vicki Blaber, 1:53:27 and Anna Norman, not far adrift in 1:55:34.
Chris Le Beau closed for the Striders in an equally respectable 2:06:17.
Windsor Half Marathon, 27 September 2015
This race is one of the most beautiful in the UK, with the start and finish being on the Long Walk, with Windsor Castle as a backdrop and within the confines of the Windsor Great Park. The two lap course is all on road and quite challenging, with plenty of hills spread around the route.
For the runners who took time to look, there was beautiful scenery to be had but it was fundraising that was very much on the mind of one of our local runners, Scott Hitchcock. This particular Seaford Strider was running on behalf of the CLIC Sargent cancer charity for children and young people.
Scott ran the half marathon in a very impressive time of 1:32:55 and he is hoping that the readers’ generosity will prompt them to visit his ‘Just Giving’ page and donate to this leading cancer charity: https://www.justgiving.com/Scott-Hitchcock/?utm_id=25
Also competing in this race was fellow Strider Beth Ruddock who finished in a very creditable time of 1:48:51.
A fine sunny September day for the 2015 Hove Prom 10k, organised by Arena 80 RC, saw both the men’s and women’s course records broken, by Christopher Zablocki in 30:53 and Emily Proto of Arena 80 AC in 36:32. First Strider home was Simon Fletcher, in ninth position overall with an impressive 35:59. First lady Strider was Claire Keith in 45:06. Other Striders times:
Gareth Hutchinson 37:50
Scott Hitchcock 40:36
Phil Robinson 40:58
Luke Borland 43:25
Kevin Ives 44:11
Robert Webber 48:49
Anna Norman 51:09
Jackie Webber 53:08
All times are gun times. Full results on Nice Work.
The Hellingly 10k results are up: first man was Paul Navesey of Crawley AC in 33:47, and the first Strider home was Scott Hitchcock in 40:25, followed by Phil Robinson in 41:39. Luke Borland finished in 43:55, Peter Weeks 47:30, enough to give him second place in the Male V65 group, and Christian Morton achieved a PB with 47:43. Anna Norman was the first Strider lady in 50:36, while Sue Garner recorded a time of 51:05, to make her first in her age group. Chris Le Beau achieved 54:02, and Tom Roper was last Strider home in 61:55.
Striders were also competing in the Firle trail races and the New Forest marathons. We await results.
The dates for the 2015-15 East Sussex Sunday Cross Country League races have been announced:
Juniors start back after the August break, meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 9 and 16 September at the Salts. On 23 and 30 September we meet at the Barn
Winner Jon Pepper (Team Canter For Sight) 15.22. Striders – Phil Robinson 20.27, Luke Borland 21.53, Christian Morton 23.52, Anna Norman 25.07, Joe Plant 25.15, Jackie Webber 26.00.
Full results on the King’s Head Canter site.
In a field of close on 200 the winner was David Bradford (Lewes AC) 34.44. The first Strider, 26th overall and clearly now recovered from injury, was Scott Hitchcock in 41.31. Mr consistency Phil Robinson did 43.02, Luke Borland impressed with 47.43, Christian Morton will be kicking himself with 50.47, whilst Claire Keith bettered last years time posting 52.17 in preparation for her upcoming marathon challenge. Rounding things off, Anna Worman 53.46, Tanya Edmondson 55:16, Chris LeBeau 56.29, Jackie Webber 57.33 and Trevor Jones 1.03.16.
Alfriston Fun Runs – Saturday 29th August
1.6km Junior event.
1 Oliver Saville 7:09 1st boy
2 Ziggy Henry 7:10
3 Charlie Paton 7:20
4 Fraya Henry 7:32 1st girl
5= Oskar Morton 7:33
5= Tommy Cahir 7:33
7 James Lott 9:12 *
8 Cecile Watson 9:51
9 Samuel Lott DNF
James sacrificed his chance of a fast time after stopping to help his brother who had fallen and badly grazed his leg.
5.3km Senior event.
1 Ben Martin 20:13 overall winner
2 Phil Robinson 23:13 1st vet man
3 Luke Borland 24:25 1st senior man
4 Will Watson 24:38
5 John Cahir 25:00
6 James Merceron 25:48
7 Eddie Winter 26:00
8 Christian Morton 26:31
9 Andrew Saville 27:06
10 Joe Rickards 27:14 1st junior boy
11 Lucy Lott 27:39 1st junior girl
12 Manny-Pinon Martinez 27:45
13 Henry Johnston-Ellis 27:51
14 Eva Johnston-Ellis 28:03
15 Terry Avey 28:32
16= Michael Ward 28:43
16= Jackie Webber 28:43 1st vet lady
18 Anna Norman 29:49 1st senior lady
19 Elizabeth Merceron 30:17
20 Joe Plant 30:45
21 Bridget Sealey 31:17
22 Elizabeth Cahir 32:27
23 Daniel Merceron 32:32
24 Emily Merceron 33:04
25 Roger Ockenden 33:15
26 Robert James 34:36
27= Andy McDonald 36:44
27= Sandra Coleman 36:44
29 Phil Boorman 39:10
30= Hilary Ward 39:47
30= Terry Ward 39:47
32= Maria Caulfield 52:40
32= Philip Ede 52:40