Twenty-one SAC runners contested the Sevenoaks 7 on bank holiday Monday 28th August and came away with both the men's and women's team titles. James Mason was second, David Lee fourth, Heather Fitzmaurice fifth woman and second W45, Jim Fitzmaurice second M70, James Graham second M60 and Jacqui O'Reilly third senior woman. The SAC results were as follows:
A small team but great results as Nick Humphrey-Taylor was 10th (2nd M40), James Graham 13th (1st M60) and Jane Morgan 12th woman (1st W35) at the tough Mount Ephraim 10k on 6th August. The detailed SAC results were:
Eight SAC runners tackled the Kent GP Bexley 10k at Danson Park on 23rd July, with James Graham winning the M60 category and Keith Dowson leading the team home in tenth and 2nd M50. James' sixth win in the M60 GP should ensure a successful defence of his Kent GP M60 title. The SAC results were:
Eight SAC runners took on the Bewl 15 on Sunday 2nd July. Jacqui O'Reilly led them home and was 1st senior woman. Grace Manzotti takes up the story....
I was not planning to run this race as I wanted to have a break from racing, but Anna and Nick persuaded me to run it the day before my birthday. I was not that keen to race a 15 mile trail race as I am not very good at trail running, but I thought I can just enjoy it without worrying about my time, which I normally find impossible to do. I must say I am glad I have been persuaded to run it, this was an amazing and very well organised race. The weather was gorgeous this morning and the views stunning. It was hot but they had lots of water and lucozade (I slightly overdosed on lucozade and felt rather hyper). Anna and myself ran the whole race together chatting all the way and we both really enjoyed it. 15 miles went so fast and we felt good. I would definitely recommend this race, stunning view, really good organisation, Kelly Holmes started and ran the race. At the end you get a medal, a technical t-shirt (mind you how many technical t-shirts can one collect?), home made lovely cakes, lucozade, free beer and can sit basking in the sun.