With Lesley Knight and Di Denyer standing in for Jim, there was a great day's trail running on the 18th June from Godden Green via Ightham Moat with most choosing the ten mile route. Just enough shade on the leafy course to keep the scorching heat at bay. Next up: many members' favourite course from Penshurst Place on Sunday 16th July at 09:00.
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.
Jim organised yet another excellent trail run on 21st May with a big turnout in fine conditions at Kemsing. Minor route-finding and hill-climbing challenges added to the fun. The next trail run, on Sunday 18th June, will be from Godden Green and not as previously advertised. Lesley will be taking charge in Jim's absence.
Trophies awarded at the 2017 AGM included the Rose Bowl for Adam Rose; club GP for James Graham (1st) , Sally Shewell (2nd) and Paul Tabor (most improved), and first and second teams; handicap for Grace Manzotti; and Cross-Country star for James Graham.