The first match of the season was held at Nonington on 13 October but unfortunately, due to injury and other commitments such as Munich, we were only able to field two runners, writes James Graham. Chris Desmond was our only representative in the main men’s race and Richard Pitcairn-Knowles in the V70. The course was relatively flat, the weather warm and sunny, with a total absence of mud.
Chris was 141st and 10th M55, and Richard 7th M70. The full results are here.
The (provisional) final results for the 2018 Kent Road Running Grand Prix have been announced following the tenth and last event, the Tonbridge Half Marathon on 7th October. The results show Sevenoaks AC's men's team in fifth place, with points contributed by twenty-four different runners. John Witton chalked up the most points for SAC, and finished eighth overall in the series. John was also fifth M40, despite his first two races not counting in the age category. James Graham was our highest men's age-group performer as fourth M60.
SAC were also twelfth in the women's rankings, with Sally Shewell the leader of our five scorers in that event in eighteenth place. The results also confirm Sally's brilliant W55 victory in the 2018 Grand Prix after a fine season's racing. Congratulations also to Sylvia Lewis who was fourth W65.
The Canterbury 10 on 27th January is the first fixture to be confirmed for next year's Kent GP, with the other races to be notified in early November. Information will be here. The provisional final spreadsheet is here.