KFL 2021-22 Match 6 - Knole

SAC Women's Team

The sixth and final race in the 2021/22 Kent Fitness League series took place in Knole Park on Sunday March 20th, writes Jim Knight. In beautiful sunny conditions the 326 competitors from 18 Kent athletics clubs tackled a gruelling 5 mile course up and down Knole’s hills. Sevenoaks AC athletes performed brilliantly. Paul Freeman-Jones won the men’s race and Andrea Berquez won the women’s race.

In the team competition, Sevenoaks’ women claimed a narrow victory over Canterbury Harriers, to confirm their victory in the series – champions for the second year in a row.  An outstanding achievement. Scoring runners in Knole were Andrea Berquez (1st), Hannah Sangan (6th), Vanessa Gilmartin (7th), and Pauline Dalton (26th).

Great performances in the whole series came from Cath Linney W50 champion, Pauline Dalton W55 champion, Bridget Weekes 2nd W60, and Sally Shewell 3rd W60.

The men’s team was missing several key runners through Covid and injury, but still managed a creditable 4th position. Scoring runners were Paul Freeman-Jones (1st), James Mason (4th), Ed Saunders (21st), Andrew Hutchinson (28th), William Palmer (45th), Andrew Mead (46th), Chris Desmond (149th) and Lionel Stielow (191st).

In the series, Andrew Hutchinson finished 6th M40, Andrew Mead 10th M50, and Harvey Taylor 2nd under 20.

The full Sevenoaks AC results were:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Bib Runner Age Time Club Score Rtg #
1 1 1112 Paul Freeman-Jones 29 28:42 Sevenoaks AC M1 100.00 Debut
4 4 674 James Mason 39 29:08 Sevenoaks AC M2 98.53 15
21 21 688 Edmund Saunders 39 31:34 Sevenoaks AC M3 90.20 17
28 28 665 Andrew Hutchinson 42 32:10 Sevenoaks AC V40:1 86.76 16
33 1 912 Andrea Berquez 36 32:25 Sevenoaks AC V35 100.00 3
40 39 652 Chris Fenn 31 32:51 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 81.37 5
46 45 1084 William Palmer 49 33:11 Sevenoaks AC V40:2 78.43 Debut
47 46 675 Andrew Mead 53 33:27 Sevenoaks AC V50:1 77.94 43
48 47 694 Harvey Taylor 17 33:29 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 77.45 6
64 61 678 Shaun Mullen 45 34:12 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 70.59 8
73 70 680 Sebastian Naughton 48 35:16 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 66.18 4
76 73 703 Tim Young 49 35:27 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 64.71 5
77 74 914 Nicholas Mileham 41 35:30 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 64.22 2
87 6 916 Hannah Sangan 28 36:20 Sevenoaks AC F1 95.90 4
88 7 657 Vanessa Gilmartin 46 36:21 Sevenoaks AC V45 95.08 21
90 82 1083 David Killpack 36 36:30 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 60.29 Debut
96 9 647 Julia Davis 24 36:38 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 93.44 6
104 13 1082 Caroline Fenwick 44 36:51 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 90.16 Debut
116 19 915 Rebecca Pickard 46 37:30 Sevenoaks AC NSBLS 85.25 3
135 26 645 Pauline Dalton 57 38:26 Sevenoaks AC V55 79.51 54
167 37 699 Bridgit Weekes 64 40:16 Sevenoaks AC NS 70.49 16
185 45 691 Sarah Shewell 62 41:28 Sevenoaks AC NS 63.93 117
200 149 649 Chris Desmond 59 42:31 Sevenoaks AC V50:2 27.45 82
221 62 704 Samantha Znetyniak 46 43:51 Sevenoaks AC NS 50.00 8
225 64 700 Lucy Wilkes 42 44:04 Sevenoaks AC NS 48.36 5
236 70 685 Ella Pyman 55 45:25 Sevenoaks AC NS 43.44 17
290 191 693 Lionel Stielow 73 50:51 Sevenoaks AC V60 6.86 20
293 102 1111 Mandy Lock 60 51:19 Sevenoaks AC NS 17.21 Debut
318 116 671 Sylvia Lewis 69 1:01:57 Sevenoaks AC NS 5.74 23

SAC Team

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+). The full results are here.