Will Bolton XC Relays 2017

SAC team at WB Relays 2017

We entered the Will Bolton Memorial XC relays on Saturday with a Mens team of Dan Witt, Tony Horlock, Ted Scott and myself, writes Andrew Mead. The race is 4 by 4km relay at Sparrows Den involving running around about 5 rugby pitches and then up into some very steep woods. There were about 60 teams in all with men, women and mixed senior teams all running at the same time, and the SAC team came 35th. Not bad as the average age of the runners was probably closer to 20 years with Tonbridge AC, Blackheath and Sevenoaks School in particular all entering some very youthful teams. Overall a well organised race and a good sharpener for XC season.

Results are here.

SAC at Eridge Park 10 2017

Allan & Dan (2016)

Six Sevenoaks AC runners contested the Eridge Park 10 on 10th September with Allan Lee the first home in fifth place (3rd M40). The SAC results were:

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 10 September 2017

Ted ScottTed Scott won the September handicap by nearly a minute.

But Chris Desmond still leads the series with only three races to go.

Andrew Hutchinson is one point behind and Jim Fitzmaurice another point behind in third.

The next race - over 7 miles - is on Sunday 15 October.

The details are here.

Kent Coastal Marathon and Half - 3rd September 2017

Nick Anna DanKeith Dan NickKeith

Keith Dowson was first M50, Nick Humphrey-Taylor third M40 and with Dan Witt they were second mens team at the Kent GP and Champs Coastal Marathon on 3rd September. Rob Carr joined them in the long race, while Anna Humphrey-Taylor was fourth W45 in the accompanying Half. Nick adds:

Some pics from yesterday’s quad bashing. 4 of us doing the Marathon and Anna did the half. A first for me starting at the front of the pack with Dan and Keith, but once the initial fast halfer’s had passed managed to settle into a comfortable pace.  Quite a tough first half of the course - steady undulation, and a bit windy coming of the sea front, but in almost ideal temperature for me atleast. Mangaed to take out a few guys on the way round, but the field was well spread out where I was, until the last mile whaere I had enough to take out another couple.  Well organised with many water stations and supportive marshalls (and public) to guide us through what is quite a twisty route coming off the front into residential areas at times. We got a whole lot of medals between us including second men’s team, which I thought was good going. I would definitely do this one again - it’s never going to be a PB course, but certainly a challenge, and for me a good way of seeing where I am ahead of Abingdon in 7 weeks.

The SAC results were as follows:

Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Cat CatPos Gender GenderPos Club ChipTime FinishTime
5 110 Keith Dowson MV50 1 M 5 Sevenoaks AC 3:00:34.30 3:00:36.80
12 78 Nick Humphrey-Taylor MV40 3 M 12 Sevenoaks AC 3:20:27.95 3:20:30.65
26 137 Daniel Witt MV40 7 M 25 Sevenoaks AC 3:35:17.75 3:35:19.75
159 181 Robert Carr MV40 38 M 121 Sevenoaks AC 5:26:50.80 5:27:09.40
Half Marathon
Pos Bib Firstname Lastname Cat CatPos Gender GenderPos Club ChipTime FinishTime
153 680 Anna Humphrey-Taylor FV45 4 F 24 Sevenoaks AC 1:59:13.95 1:59:47.00

The full results are here.