KFL Match 6 Nurstead Court - 28 January 2018

Race start

The Sevenoaks AC team of 19 runners ploughed through the mud at Nurstead Court on 28th January to finish sixth combined team, with the men sixth and the women eighth. The women just managed to field the required four runners, as Jacqui O'Reilly, Pauline Dalton and Grace Manzotti were all injured, but Vanessa Gilmartin had a brilliant run in eighth place (3rd W40) to lead the SAC women home. She was backed up by Heather Fitzmaurice, Sally - 100 kflsSally Shewell (3rd W55) and Anna Humphrey-Taylor. The men were similarly depleted, but Andy Ashlee finished strongly for first SAC man in 38th, one place ahead of Keith Dowson, with the rest of the scorers packing closely behind. James Graham was second M60, Jim Fitzmaurice 3rd M70 (1st M75) and John Denyer 3rd M65.

There was a presentation before the race when Sally Shewell was awarded a trophy for completing 100 KFL races - more than 500 miles of mud covered on behalf of Sevenoaks AC!

After six races, the combined team is still hanging on in second place, with the women fourth and the men also second. The SAC results were:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Runner Age Time Club Rating # Races
38 37 Andy Ashlee 48 35:12 Sevenoaks AC 87.00 24
39 38 Keith Dowson 54 35:16 Sevenoaks AC 86.64 13
46 45 Andrew Mead 49 35:38 Sevenoaks AC 84.12 32
66 64 Russell Crane 35 36:41 Sevenoaks AC 77.26 2
75 73 Nick Humphrey-Taylor 45 37:03 Sevenoaks AC 74.01 3
78 76 Chris Desmond 54 37:12 Sevenoaks AC 72.92 79
101 95 James Graham 64 38:28 Sevenoaks AC 66.06 21
104 98 James Wright 49 38:45 Sevenoaks AC 64.98 24
113 8 Vanessa Gilmartin 42 39:08 Sevenoaks AC 94.49 6
117 107 Tony Waldron 50 39:24 Sevenoaks AC 61.73 23
152 18 Heather Fitzmaurice 48 40:57 Sevenoaks AC 86.61 70
171 150 John Denyer 69 41:38 Sevenoaks AC 46.21 45
235 196 Simon Hallpike 64 45:10 Sevenoaks AC 29.60 46
250 45 Sarah Shewell 58 45:50 Sevenoaks AC 65.35 101
327 250 Lionel Stielow 69 51:15 Sevenoaks AC 10.11 7
336 255 James Fitzmaurice 75 52:15 Sevenoaks AC 8.30 66
348 91 Anna Humphrey-Taylor 48 53:21 Sevenoaks AC 29.13 3
361 261 Peter Nuttall 45 55:23 Sevenoaks AC 6.14 22

The full results are here. The final race of the series is on Sunday, 4th February, at Blean Woods, Rough Common, near Canterbury and a big turnout is needed if we are to hold on to second place.

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