SAC Handicap 19 January 2020

ChrisChris Desmond won the first handicap of the new 2020 series by just two seconds from December winner Marco Mion with Jon Copping third.

The next race is a seven-miler on 23rd February starting at 09:00 from the Sevenoaks School track.

The full report and details are here.

KFL 2019/20 Match 5 - Minnis Bay

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With one match still to go, Sevenoaks AC's women's team made sure of victory in the Kent Fitness Cross Country League with a fine second place at the penultimate fixture at Minnis Bay on 12th January.

SAC assembled a huge team of 33 runners for the farthest-flung race of the 2019/20 series: a brilliant turnout. So that despite a big effort by Canterbury Harriers - including a win for their women - SAC lost no ground in the team standings. With the SAC women second and the men third on the day, the combined team was second. After five of the six races, SAC women's team lies first, the men's team (which does not have championship status) fourth, and the combined team second. The Sevenoaks AC women can't be caught and will win the series and the SAC combined team will finish second regardless of outcome of the final match on February 9th.

Cath Linney was SAC's leading woman in seventh place, with fellow scorers Vanessa Gilmartin, Suzy Claridge and Heather Fitzmaurice, while the men were led home by James Mason in second place overall, with Guillaume Ninevan, Ed Saunders, Andrew Milne, Mike Lochead, Andrew Hutchinson, Andrew Mead and Darius Sarshar also scoring. However the whole team were stars as they all ran well to add to other teams' scores.

Individual medals also look possible with many SAC runners doing well in the standings, including Vanessa Gilmartin (2nd W40), Suzy Claridge (5th W45), Cath Linney (2nd W50), Pauline Dalton (1st W55), Bridgit Weekes (2nd W60), Sylvia Lewis (2nd W65), James Mason (2nd man & 1st M35), Andrew Milne (3rd M35), Andrew Mead (4th M50) and Jeremy Winter (1st M65).

The SAC results at Minnis were:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Runner Age Time Club Rating # Races
2 2 James Mason 36 36:58 Sevenoaks AC 99.67 13
12 12 Guillaume Nineven 34 38:23 Sevenoaks AC 96.33 9
20 20 Edmund Saunders 37 39:20 Sevenoaks AC 93.67 12
33 33 Andrew Milne 37 40:12 Sevenoaks AC 89.33 27
35 35 Mike Lochead 34 40:14 Sevenoaks AC 88.67 11
41 39 Andrew Hutchinson 40 40:37 Sevenoaks AC 87.33 11
48 45 Andrew Mead 51 41:29 Sevenoaks AC 85.33 38
50 47 Darius Sarshar 50 41:35 Sevenoaks AC 84.67 9
59 56 Jimmy George 38 42:01 Sevenoaks AC 81.67 12
66 63 Richard Alford-Smith 43 42:36 Sevenoaks AC 79.33 4
80 75 Jim Harness 52 43:11 Sevenoaks AC 75.33 13
86 80 Daniel Witt 44 43:31 Sevenoaks AC 73.67 57
92 85 Zack Ramsden 53 44:18 Sevenoaks AC 72.00 5
95 88 Jatinder Soomal 37 44:23 Sevenoaks AC 71.00 12
108 7 Catherine Linney 50 45:16 Sevenoaks AC 95.92 34
129 116 Graham Dwyer 47 46:13 Sevenoaks AC 61.67 12
134 120 Jeremy Winter 66 46:21 Sevenoaks AC 60.33 4
143 15 Vanessa Gilmartin 44 46:46 Sevenoaks AC 90.48 16
145 127 James Nash 28 46:50 Sevenoaks AC 58.00 5
151 132 James Graham 66 47:13 Sevenoaks AC 56.33 23
162 24 Suzy Claridge 47 47:38 Sevenoaks AC 84.35 5
170 143 Sean Leith 48 47:54 Sevenoaks AC 52.67 2
177 26 Heather Fitzmaurice 50 48:00 Sevenoaks AC 82.99 78
193 32 Pauline Dalton 55 48:51 Sevenoaks AC 78.91 49
223 181 Duncan Cochrane 62 50:03 Sevenoaks AC 40.00 34
235 191 Leonard Lai King 40 50:32 Sevenoaks AC 36.67 2
237 43 Bridgit Weekes 61 50:36 Sevenoaks AC 71.43 10
238 193 Tony Horlock 59 50:37 Sevenoaks AC 36.00 11
291 59 Sarah Shewell 60 53:35 Sevenoaks AC 60.54 112
311 242 Hugh Shewell 30 54:59 Sevenoaks AC 19.67 25
408 120 Bet Benn 38 1:05:39 Sevenoaks AC 19.05 3
428 133 Sylvia Lewis 67 1:09:23 Sevenoaks AC 10.20 18
434 294 James Fitzmaurice 77 1:12:02 Sevenoaks AC 2.33 73

The full results are here.

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The final event is at Blean Woods, Rough Common on Sunday 9th February at 11:00. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the SAC team organiser.

KFL 2019/20 Match 4 - Shorne Woods

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Sevenoaks AC's women's team won for the third time this season as 35 members tackled the new Kent Fitness League course at Shorne Woods. With a big hill and large patch of deep sticky mud on each of the two big laps, the woodland course offered a good technical challenge, but that was no problem for Victoria Croucher as she finished third in her first appearance in the league.

Victoria was supported by fellow scorers Cath Linney in twelfth, Suzy Claridge in seventeenth and Pauline Dalton in eighteenth, with the rest of the fourteen-strong team also running well to push back other teams' scorers.

James Mason was also third as he led the men's team to third place on the day. John Witton also impressed with ninth, as Guillaume Nineven in 27th, Andrew Milne 40th, Ed Saunders 44th, Mike Lochead 52nd, Andrew Mead 58th and Zachary Ramsden 95th also scored for the men.

The women's win keeps them in the lead in the series and helped the SAC combined team to second on the day. This allowed the combined team to retain second place in the series after four of the six races, with the men's team third on the day and fourth in the series.

The SAC results were as follows:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Runner Age Time Club Rating # Races
3 3 James Mason 36 32:46 Sevenoaks AC 99.38 12
9 9 John Witton 41 33:25 Sevenoaks AC 97.50 5
27 27 Guillaume Nineven 34 34:57 Sevenoaks AC 91.88 8
40 40 Andrew Milne 37 36:15 Sevenoaks AC 87.81 26
44 44 Edmund Saunders 37 36:19 Sevenoaks AC 86.56 11
52 51 Mike Lochead 34 36:52 Sevenoaks AC 84.38 10
55 53 Andrew Hutchingson 40 36:58 Sevenoaks AC 83.75 10
58 56 Andrew Mead 51 37:14 Sevenoaks AC 82.81 37
70 3 Victoria Croucher 26 38:17 Sevenoaks AC 98.88 Debut
88 84 Richard Alford-Smith 43 39:13 Sevenoaks AC 74.06 3
91 87 Daniel Witt 44 39:22 Sevenoaks AC 73.12 56
93 88 Tim Young 47 39:28 Sevenoaks AC 72.81 3
95 90 Zack Ramsden 53 39:36 Sevenoaks AC 72.19 4
118 111 Jim Harness 52 40:48 Sevenoaks AC 65.62 12
135 12 Catherine Linney 50 41:29 Sevenoaks AC 93.82 33
136 124 Graham Dwyer 47 41:30 Sevenoaks AC 61.56 11
145 130 Jeremy Winter 66 41:55 Sevenoaks AC 59.69 3
147 132 Jatinder Soomal 37 41:57 Sevenoaks AC 59.06 11
155 17 Suzy Claridge 47 42:20 Sevenoaks AC 91.01 4
165 18 Pauline Dalton 55 42:38 Sevenoaks AC 90.45 48
174 20 Vanessa Gilmartin 44 43:00 Sevenoaks AC 89.33 Debut
230 37 Diana Bryant 45 45:18 Sevenoaks AC 79.78 8
246 42 Bridgit Weekes 61 46:04 Sevenoaks AC 76.97 9
255 209 Tony Horlock 59 46:24 Sevenoaks AC 35.00 10
260 213 Duncan Cochrane 62 46:54 Sevenoaks AC 33.75 33
265 218 Simon Hallpike 66 47:09 Sevenoaks AC 32.19 53
277 51 Sarah Shewell 60 47:38 Sevenoaks AC 71.91 111
279 52 Kim Henderson 44 47:44 Sevenoaks AC 71.35 2
310 64 Jane Morgan 42 49:18 Sevenoaks AC 64.61 7
312 248 Hugh Shewell 30 49:25 Sevenoaks AC 22.81 24
349 84 Lucy Wilkes 45 51:48 Sevenoaks AC 53.37 3
352 86 Sarah Fisher 23 51:53 Sevenoaks AC 52.25 3
371 277 Lionel Stielow 71 53:07 Sevenoaks AC 13.75 17
467 158 Bet Benn 38 1:00:26 Sevenoaks AC 11.80 2
481 166 Sylvia Lewis 67 1:03:53 Sevenoaks AC 7.30 17

The full results are here.

The next event is at Minnis Bay, Birchington on Sunday 12th January at 11:00. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the SAC team organiser.

SAC Handicap 22 December 2019

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Marco Mion won the final handicap race of the 2019 series ahead of Darius Sarshar, but third-placed Andrew Mead had already secured the series trophy. Sylvia Lewis held on to her second position in the series, and with fourth place on the day, James Baker snatched third.

The 2020 series starts with a five-miler on 19 January. All the details are here.