KFL 2021-22 Match 2 - Oxleas Wood

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The second race in the Kent Fitness League 2021/22 season took place in Eltham on Sunday Nov 28th, writes Jim Knight. 508 runners from 18 Kent Athletics Clubs tackled the hilly course through Oxleas Woods in bright sunny, but cold conditions.

After coming 2nd in the first race in Swanley on Nov 12th, Sevenoaks ladies ran even better in Eltham to win the race and now lead the series.

Star runner Andrea Berquez was 4th in Swanley but missed the second  race. However, Suzy Claridge (7th), Cath Linney ( 8th), Rebecca Pickard (9th) and Pauline Dalton (31st) all ran superbly in Eltham to clinch the team win from Petts Wood Runners.

In the men’s race, Allan Lee was 2nd in Swanley but missed Eltham through injury. However, James Mason led the team home in Eltham with an impressive 3rd place, followed by Andrew Hutchinson (23rd), Ed Saunders (28th), Michael Lockhead (44th), and Richard Alford Smith (48th). The other scoring members of the team were Andrew Mead, Jim Harness and Simon Hallpike.

17 year old Harvey Taylor put in another great performance to come 54th.

The men’s team placed 5th in Eltham and are 5th in the series, with the combined team also 5th in the series.

The SAC results were:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Bib Runner Age Time Club Rating # Races
3 3 674 James Mason 38 35:44 Sevenoaks AC 99.37 14
23 23 665 Andrew Hutchinson 42 38:28 Sevenoaks AC 93.06 13
26 26 688 Edmund Saunders 39 38:32 Sevenoaks AC 92.11 13
44 44 673 Michael Lochead 40 39:37 Sevenoaks AC 86.44 13
49 48 637 Richard Alford-Smith 45 40:06 Sevenoaks AC 85.17 6
56 54 694 Harvey Taylor 17 40:38 Sevenoaks AC 83.28 2
60 58 702 Daniel Witt 46 40:53 Sevenoaks AC 82.02 59
66 64 675 Andrew Mead 53 41:22 Sevenoaks AC 80.13 40
77 73 652 Chris Fenn 30 42:10 Sevenoaks AC 77.29 2
101 94 661 Jim Harness 54 43:55 Sevenoaks AC 70.66 15
102 95 676 Andrew Milne 39 44:00 Sevenoaks AC 70.35 29
105 9 642 Suzy Claridge 49 44:11 Sevenoaks AC 95.90 7
106 10 672 Catherine Linney 52 44:19 Sevenoaks AC 95.38 36
107 11 915 Rebecca Pickard 45 44:25 Sevenoaks AC 94.87 2
111 13 916 Hannah Sangan 27 44:46 Sevenoaks AC 93.85 Debut
130 112 679 James Nash 30 45:41 Sevenoaks AC 64.98 7
139 21 657 Vanessa Gilmartin 46 46:08 Sevenoaks AC 89.74 18
149 24 647 Julia Davis 24 46:36 Sevenoaks AC 88.21 2
164 137 650 Graham Dwyer 49 46:52 Sevenoaks AC 57.10 13
184 33 645 Pauline Dalton 57 47:26 Sevenoaks AC 83.59 51
217 177 664 Nick Humphrey-Taylor 49 49:17 Sevenoaks AC 44.48 7
226 185 651 Andrew Evans 51 49:45 Sevenoaks AC 41.96 46
228 187 680 Sebastian Naughton 47 49:48 Sevenoaks AC 41.32 2
236 46 699 Bridgit Weekes 63 50:00 Sevenoaks AC 76.92 12
281 218 686 Andrew Rackham 48 52:09 Sevenoaks AC 31.55 17
294 69 691 Sarah Shewell 62 52:41 Sevenoaks AC 65.13 114
332 246 660 Simon Hallpike 68 54:36 Sevenoaks AC 22.71 55
356 99 685 Ella Pyman 55 55:44 Sevenoaks AC 49.74 14
361 102 704 Samantha Znetyniak 46 56:05 Sevenoaks AC 48.21 5
446 157 917 Clair Thornton 46 1:03:01 Sevenoaks AC 20.00 15
459 295 693 Lionel Stielow 72 1:04:32 Sevenoaks AC 7.26 19
485 178 639 Alzbeta Benn 40 1:08:30 Sevenoaks AC 9.23 5
498 186 671 Sylvia Lewis 69 1:12:40 Sevenoaks AC 5.13 20

 The full results are here.

The next race in the series will take place in Betteshanger Park, Deal on Dec 12th.

The Kent Fitness League is a series of cross-country races between the 18 registered Athletics Clubs in Kent. Any number of club members can compete, but 12 are needed to score in the team competition – 8 men (of whom one must be aged 60+, two must be 50+ and two 40+) and 4 women (of whom one must be aged 55+,one 45+ and one 35+).