Larkfield 10k - 28 May 2017

Team Photo

1st Lady Cup1st LadyJacqui O'Reilly was first woman at the Larkfield 10k at East Malling Research on 28th May. In hot conditions, Andy Nicholl led the Sevenoaks AC team home in 16th place with a group of his clubmates packed closely behind him. Grace Manzotti got a big PB and Simon Hallpike was third M60.

The Sevenoaks AC results were:

Pos Gun Time Chip Time Name Club Gender Category Race No
16 00:39:20 00:39:17 Andrew Nicoll Sevenoaks AC Male - 133
21 00:40:30 00:40:27 Lee Lintern Guildford & Godalming Male - 105
22 00:40:51 00:40:50 John Stevens Sevenoaks AC Male M50 183
23 00:41:05 00:41:05 Daniel Witt Sevenoaks AC Male M40 200
25 00:41:12 00:41:10 Jacqueline O'Reilly Sevenoaks AC Female - 135
58 00:46:38 00:46:35 Rob Johnson Sevenoaks AC Male - 91
60 00:46:52 00:46:49 Simon Hallpike Sevenoaks AC Male M60 76
98 00:50:19 00:50:17 Grazia Manzotti Sevenoaks AC Female F45 112
147 00:56:44 00:56:40 lionel Stielow Sevenoaks AC Male M60 185


The full results are here.

Stelling Minnis 10k - 14 May 2017

Stelling Minnis 10k

Kim Pegg was ninth woman and second SW as three SAC runners tried the Stelling Minnis 10k near Canterbury on 14th May. Joe Parsons in twentieth and Tex Ryan in twenty-sixth were also well up the field.

The SAC results were as follows:

Position: Athlete No: Name: Age Category: Club: Chip Time: Gun time:
20 438 Joe Parsons SM Sevenoaks AC 44:23:00 44:26:00
26 462 Tex Ryan SM Sevenoaks AC 45:54:00 45:57:00
40 443 Kimberley Pegg SF Sevenoaks AC 48:16:00 48:21:00

 The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 9 May 2017

Chris HallChris Hall won the fifth race of the 2017 handicap series with a big personal best, while Jacqui O'Reilly in second place became the seventh fastest woman ever over the five-mile course.

First-timer John Witton was also very quick, running the fastest time for nearly four years.

Chris Desmond went straight into the lead in the series, ahead of Jim Fitzmaurice.

The full details are here.

Darent Valley 10k - 7 May 2017

Team at Darent Valley

James Graham was first M60 as twelve Sevenoaks AC runners tackled the Darent Valley 10k, a Kent Grand Prix event, on 7th May 2017. Andrew Milne was the first home. The SAC results were as follows:

Name Gen-
Club or Team Rank
36 586 00:40:09 00:40:04 ANDREW MILNE M SM Sevenoaks AC 1
40 372 00:40:20 00:40:15 ANDREW HUTCHINSON M SM Sevenoaks AC 2
55 172 00:41:10 00:41:05 JAMES GRAHAM M M60 Sevenoaks AC 3
59 2897 00:41:16 00:41:11 NICK HUMPHREY-TAYLOR M M40 Sevenoaks AC 4
72 271 00:42:03 00:41:50 ANDY ASHLEE M M40 Sevenoaks AC 5
95 388 00:43:25 00:43:09 JOE PARSONS M SM Sevenoaks AC 6
186 680 00:47:06 00:46:51 TONY HORLOCK M M50 Sevenoaks AC 7
301 542 00:51:42 00:51:26 GRAZIA MANZOTTI F W45 Sevenoaks AC 8
379 506 00:55:33 00:55:17 JENNY AUSTIN F W35 Sevenoaks AC 9
391 382 00:56:18 00:56:02 LIONEL STIELOW M M60 Sevenoaks AC 10
485 660 01:00:17 00:59:34 ADAM WESTBROOKE M M40 Sevenoaks AC 11
546 2839 01:03:47 01:02:54 SYLVIA LEWIS F W55 Sevenoaks AC 12

The full results are here.

Grace at Darent ValleyGrace Manzotti adds: "Having done the marathon at the beginning of April I was not going to race for a while, but everybody tempted me saying this race was fantastic with amazing views so I signed up. The race start time was 8.30 so when the alarm went off at 6.00 on Sunday I wasn’t very impressed. I picked Lionel up at 7.00 and off we went. The race was really well organised and I like local races, it is always nice to see people we know from Sevenoaks and parkruns. 13 of us from Sevenoaks AC were there. It was rather cold, but a very good temperature for running. I did not know what to expect as I had never done this race before and people had told me it was tough, not a PB one, but a good one to do.

"The route goes through the beautiful villages of Farningham, Lullingstone and Eynsford. I had been warned about 2 hills, especially one at km 6, I was told to keep something in the tank for it as it was tough. But then some people had told me that at the end of the hill you turn left and then from  km 7 is all downhill from there. So first 5km all well, then the race goes off road on gravel for a bit using the same route as Lullingstone parkrun and then there was "the hill". It didn't look too bad from the bottom so I thought well go for it also thinking it would go downhill straight away. So I powered up through it, the end of it was steeper than it looked and my legs were not very happy, I found it hard to keep running but I kept thinking downhill soon! and….. No!! I turned  left and there was another hill on the road which went steady up for another km! People had been lying!! My legs were screaming by then, the downhill nowhere to be seen. And then at km 8 here it comes, my legs start to recover  and then I was flying downhill and it felt great. Before the finish there was  another flat bit and then the road went down again to the end!!! It was great to fly to the finish line! It was really good to see Anna and Nick cheering me on and it was lovely to get a warm cup of tea from Lionel. I think this is a lovely and well organised race with fantastic views so I definitely recommend it. I am happy about my finish time 51.26, I would like to do it again next year as I will know what to expect and can try to go a bit faster."