British National Road Relay Medals for Sevenoaks AC

Relay Medallists

Above: British National Bronze Medalists, Ronald Denney, Jim Fitzmaurice and Richard Pitcairn-Knowles.

Last Saturday (28thApril) when Sevenoaks Athletic Club fielded a team of three with an average age of 81 they became British National Road Relay Bronze Medalists when they competed on a cold, wet morning in the Men’s Over 75 age category, each completing a three mile lap of a hilly course in Sutton Park, near Birmingham. Competing teams came from the length and breadth of the country and the winners were Bingley Harriers followed by Exmouth Harriers, with the Sevenoaks team in third place in 1:36:05: Ron Denney (33:42), Richard Pitcairn-Knowles (34:32) and Jim Fitzmaurice (27:51).

The full results are here.

Goudhurst 10k 2018

 Paul Smith was second M55 and Lionel Stielow second M65 at the Goudhurst 10k on 29th April. Adam Westbrooke also had a good run. The full SAC results were:

 The full results are here.

London Marathon 2018

LM18 runners

James Graham survived the heat best of all the SAC runners at the London Marathon on 22nd April. James was first of eleven SAC runners and third M60 overall. The Sevenoaks results were:

Place overall Place gender Place cat. Name Club Runner no Category Half Finish
1689 1607 3 Graham, James (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 26633 60-64 01:31:42 03:07:40
1812 1718 220 Ashlee, Andrew (GBR Sevenoaks AC 26290 45-49 01:28:49 03:08:58
1892 1791 232 Humphrey-Taylor, Nick (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 26214 45-49 01:27:31 03:09:47
1929 1826 23 Dowson, Keith (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 32538 55-59 01:28:09 03:10:10
1956 1848 376 Brennan, Hugh (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 31969 40-44 01:29:12 03:10:33
1974 1864 379 Witton, John (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 31668 40-44 01:22:05 03:10:42
2625 2450 345 Brown, Keith (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 26943 45-49 01:33:12 03:16:56
2841 2625 61 Stevens, John (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 26791 55-59 01:33:01 03:19:00
2931 2699 1437 Nicoll, Andy (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 54808 18-39 01:32:22 03:19:44
4015 3593 794 Witt, Daniel (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 26871 40-44 01:35:52 03:27:58
8792 6886 1132 Beattie, Dave (GBR) Sevenoaks AC 20894 45-49 01:46:22 03:56:03

 The full results are here.

And at the Southampton Marathon on the same day, Andrew Milne also had a good run:

Pos Bib Name Gun Chip Cat C.Pos Gender Gender Pos Club Pace Half G/Pos
29 8106 Andrew MILNE 3:08:10.1 3:08:06.3 Sen 19 Male 28 SEVENOAKS AC 8.4 m/hr 1:29:57.9 31

The full results from Southampton are here.

Paddock Wood Half and Sevenoaks Rotary 10k 2018

John

Twelve Sevenoaks AC runners tackled the Paddock Wood Half on 8 April, led by Andy Ashlee. In light rain and light winds, both Andy and John Stevens (above) achieved excellent WMA scores, while further back, Simon Hallpike managed a club M65 second best. The SAC results were:

Pos Gun Name Club Cat Num Chip Grade
83 1:21:27 Andy Ashlee Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 64 1:21:21 79.68
144 1:26:20 Russell Crane Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 425 1:26:07 69.09
173 1:27:54 Daniel Witt Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 2188 1:27:49 71.10
176 1:28:01 John Stevens Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 50-59 1744 1:27:56 78.72
389 1:38:06 Stuart Thompson Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1827 1:37:48 63.71
400 1:38:36 James Nash Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 2479 1:38:09 60.49
448 1:39:48 Dave Beattie Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 2568 1:39:16 64.53
499 1:41:13 Neil Haywood Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 856 1:40:46 58.93
508 1:41:36 Simon Hallpike Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 60-69 793 1:40:50 74.31
567 1:43:31 Gabriela Mladenova Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 35-44 2498 1:43:21 63.56
896 1:53:52 Paul Smith Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 50-59 2172 1:52:54 60.85
1144 1:59:32 Lionel Stielow Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 60-69 1750 1:58:45 66.05

 The full results are here.

There was also a sizeable SAC presence at the Rotary 10k in Knole Park on the same day, where Caroline Fenwick was 3rd woman. Andrew Mead reports:

"Several members of the club ran in the Sevenoaks Rotary Club 10K in Knole Park today. Conditions were damp and muddy but nearly 400 finished. The men’s team came second and runners included Lee Lintern (albeit now running under Guildford), Andrew Hutchinson, Marco Mion, Simon Rowe, Graham Dwyer, Neil Haggertay and myself. There maybe more but not everyone put down their club association. Overall a good family race (not too many club runners either) and well organised (apart from the prize giving which was somewhat haphazard with age group prizes being given out before the overall winners and therefore the winners sometimes only got their age group trophy and not their overall 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize!). I also have no idea which team members helped the team come second but I do have two bottles of bubbly which I am happy to donate to club (maybe for Christmas party?)."

Lee Lintern was fourth in 40:09, Andrew Mead fifth in 40:20, Andrew Hutchinson eighth in 40:42, Marco Mion 26th in 44:09, Caroline Fenwick 3rd woman in 45:38, Simon Rowe 87th 50:13, Graham Dwyer 132nd in 52:40 and Neil Haggertay 201st in 56:33. The full results are here.