Sevenoaks AC fielded a team of 38 runners for the second match of the 2019/20 Kent Fitness League at New Barn Park, Swanley on 10th November. They put in a fine performance coming home third in the combined positions with the women third and men fourth on the day. After two matches the combined team lie second on countback by just 13 places with the excellent SAC women's team still leading their section.
Once again Mary Bridges, Cath Linney, Vanessa Gilmartin and Suzy Claridge were the Sevenoaks women's scorers although the whole team contributed to increasing the scores of rival teams. James Mason once again led the men's team, this time in sixth place, and was supported by fellow scorers John Witton, Guillaume Ninevan, Ben Bridges, Andrew Milne, Andrew Mead, Andy Nicoll and Zachary Ramsden.
Sevenoaks AC's combined team won the first match of the Kent Fitness League cross country over a tough course in Knole Park. The event was superbly organised by Richard Thomas and his team from the club, and was blessed with fine conditions.
Despite having to field many more helpers and marshals for the Knole-Estates-mandated new course, SAC fielded a team of 43 runners on the day. The women's team did particularly well with Cath Linney, Vanessa Gilmartin, Mary Bridges and Suzy Claridge scoring in a clear victory ahead of Istead & Isfield and Paddock Wood.
The men's team were a solid fourth, led by James Mason in fifth place overall. James was backed up by fellow scorers Guillaume Nineven, Ben Bridges, Lee Lintern, Mike Lochead, Darius Sarshar, Andrew Milne and Andrew Mead. Dartford Harriers and Medway & Maidstone were a long way clear in the men's team race, with Paddock Wood just ahead of Sevenoaks. But the brilliant performance of Sevenoaks AC's women tipped the balance in SAC's favour in the combined category.