Jim and Heather Fitzmaurice both became British Masters 30k champions at the North Downs Run on 25 June, with Jim taking M75 gold and Heather W45 gold. They were among ten Sevenoaks AC runners who contested the hilly off-road event of whom Dan Witt was first SAC runner home with Keith Brown close behind.
A couple of photos from Staplehurst 10, writes Grace Manzotti. I was trying to catch all of the team in a photo but there are some people missing.
So Allan Lee was second overall, Jacqui 3rd lady, Sally was 2nd W55 and Lionel 3rd M60. And I got a big PB of well over 1 minute 15. After trying in 2 previous races to go under 50. I did manage this time in 49.08.
I think it is a really well organised race, really pretty in the country lanes and nice start and finish in the village common. I think it is also a PB race
I enjoyed it much more than Larkfield. It was quite hot but there was a bit of a breeze and the sun came out in the second half.
There was a Fitzmaurice double at the 2017 Medway 10k, as Jim was first M75 and Heather first W45. Nick Humphrey-Taylor (2nd M40) was first Sevenoaks AC runner to finish, leading home SAC runners as follows:
Here are the full results for the 2017 Knole Relay, writes John Denyer. Congratulations to our winners Kayleigh, Michael and John. The results give you your lap split times and there are rankings for the Fastest Lap time, led by David Ives, and the Most Consistent pace across the 3 laps which is led by Nick Humphrey-Taylor. They all make interesting reading.
I hope you all enjoyed the event, we were extremely lucky to have a dry evening after all the earlier rain and Jim took some great photos.
I had hoped that the teams would be more even but a quick check of the winning team shows that all 3 of them ran significantly faster than recent race times would suggest - well done to them but now we know what they are capable of their cards are marked for next year!
Thanks to Jim and Lesley for their help with the timing etc.