KFL 2021-22 Match 5 - Blean Woods

Blean 2022 team

Sevenoaks AC women increased their lead in the Kent Fitness cross-country league with a superb victory in the penultimate race of the series at Blean Woods, Canterbury on 6th March, beating nearest rivals Canterbury Harriers into second place on their home mud.

Andrea Berquez (W35) led the team home in second place overall and was first veteran. The other scorers were Suzy Claridge (W45), Pauline Dalton (W55) and Hannah Sangan. All three age-group scorers were either first or second in their categories. Other SAC veterans running well were Cath Linney (3rd W50), and Bridgit Weekes and Sally Shewell (2nd and 3rd W60s).

Once again the men's team was fifth with scorers James Graham (M60), Darius Sarshar and Andrew Mead (M50), Andrew Hutchinson and Mike Lochead (M40), and Ed Saunders, Richard Alford-Smith and Guillaume Nineven. The combined team were also fifth.

The SAC results were:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Bib Runner Age Time Club Score Rtg #
24 24 688 Edmund Saunders 39 32:52 Sevenoaks AC M1 91.70 16
27 27 665 Andrew Hutchinson 42 33:08 Sevenoaks AC V40:1 90.61 15
34 34 673 Michael Lochead 41 33:40 Sevenoaks AC V40:2 88.09 16
54 53 687 Darius Sarshar 52 34:50 Sevenoaks AC V50:1 81.23 10
55 54 637 Richard Alford-Smith 45 35:00 Sevenoaks AC M2 80.87 9
57 2 912 Andrea Berquez 36 35:06 Sevenoaks AC V35 99.38 2
61 59 681 Guillaume Nineven 36 35:16 Sevenoaks AC M3 79.06 10
62 60 675 Andrew Mead 53 35:17 Sevenoaks AC V50:2 78.70 42
78 74 694 Harvey Taylor 17 36:07 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 73.65 5
92 87 678 Shaun Mullen 45 37:06 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 68.95 7
100 93 666 Jason Hutt 39 37:56 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 66.79 2
101 8 642 Suzy Claridge 49 37:58 Sevenoaks AC V45 95.65 9
110 101 655 Jimmy George 40 38:23 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 63.90 14
131 17 916 Hannah Sangan 27 39:21 Sevenoaks AC F1 90.06 3
132 18 672 Catherine Linney 52 39:22 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 89.44 39
135 116 679 James Nash 30 39:27 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 58.48 9
146 124 650 Graham Dwyer 49 39:49 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 55.60 15
181 26 645 Pauline Dalton 57 41:16 Sevenoaks AC V55 84.47 53
195 165 659 James Graham 68 41:41 Sevenoaks AC V60 40.79 26
198 32 647 Julia Davis 24 41:46 Sevenoaks AC NS 80.75 5
220 43 699 Bridgit Weekes 63 43:00 Sevenoaks AC NS 73.91 15
241 51 691 Sarah Shewell 62 44:00 Sevenoaks AC NS 68.94 116
322 86 704 Samantha Znetyniak 46 48:55 Sevenoaks AC NS 47.20 7
387 125 639 Alzbeta Benn 40 54:09 Sevenoaks AC NS 22.98 7
389 127 638 Jenny Austin 44 54:21 Sevenoaks AC NS 21.74 16
434 159 671 Sylvia Lewis 69 1:05:12 Sevenoaks AC NS 1.86 22

After five matches the women's team lead, the combined team is fourth and the men are fifth going into the final match on 20th February. This will be on Sevenoaks' home course at Knole Park starting at 09:00.

Jim Knight's report, with assistance from Duncan and Pauline, is here. The full results are here.