Recipients of awards above were Geoff Kitchener (T&F GP), Dan Witt (XC), Heather Fitzmaurice (XC), John Stephens (athletic achievement), Mike Allen (most improved GP), Lesley Knight, Keith Brown and Pauline Dalton (1st GP team), Andrew Milne and Suzy Claridge (2nd GP team), Andrew Hutchinson (handicap 1st), Simon Hallpke (handicap 3rd).
Only the toughest of the tough made it to today's trail run, writes Jim Knight. Excuses like "my legs hurt from my last marathon" and "I'm running London next weekend" were heard from the wimps. Those who attended were treated to a delightful, scenic, hilly 10.5 mile route led by Grazia.
PS. Lionel didn't wear the helmet on the run, but did have to ride home wearing his trail shoes.
In glorious sunshine and with the mud frozen, it was a great trail run from Ide Hill on Sunday 25th February. Four runners (above left) opted for both loops. Thanks to Jim for organising and supporting. The next trail run, which would have been on Sunday 4th March from Dame Kelly's Cafe 1809 in Hildenborough at 10:00 (Happy's farewell run), has now been postponed.
Whilst lesser athletes were put off by the snow, eleven hardy SAC trail runners braved the Lullingstone hills for a trail chase, writes Jim Knight.
On the first loop, the red team, led by John Denyer triumphed over the “fast” blue team with a lead of about 2 minutes.
However, on the second loop the blue team had red in their sights with half a mile to go and sprinted past them to finish a few seconds ahead.
[Loop 2 - the victorious blue team with red team appearing in the distance.]
With one win each, the teams adjourned to the cafe.