SAC M80 Titans Clash at Kent Masters

RonRichardThe M80 events at the KCAA Masters Championships at the Erith Stadium on 14th-15th September 2019 were exclusively contested by Sevenoaks AC athletes. Richard Pitcairn-Knowles rushed back from the European Masters Athletics Championships in Venice to challenge young would-be usurper Ron Denney at two of the events.

Fresh from third place at both the 1500m and 4k cross-country in Venice, Richard, who is the UK M85 record-holder over 3,000m indoors, would surely be favoured for the Kent 1500m title? But in a race where Richard ran some 24 seconds faster than in the Italian event, Ron outdipped him by less than 0.4 seconds in 9:38.93 to 9:39.30.

However, Richard prevailed as they both contested the 400m, winning, again by a small margin, in 2:05.45 to 2:07.53.

In other events, Ron won the 800m, Discus and Shot and Richard the 100m, with David Simpson taking gold in the javelin with a magnificent throw of 18.22 in the fourth round. The Kent Masters results are here, and the results from Venice here.