The third race in the Kent Fitness League 2018/19 Cross Country series took place near Eltham on Sunday October 26th, writes Jim Knight. On a dull and rainy day, the 450 runners, including 30 from Sevenoaks AC, wound their way up and down the hills of Oxleas Woods on a tough 5.5 mile course.
Darrell Smith was the outstanding performer for Sevenoaks AC, finishing in 10th position and 1st M50. Other strong performances came from Andrew Milne (26th), Andrew Hutchinson (28th), Jimmy George (43rd), and Mike Lochead (53rd). The other scoring team members were Jim Harness (62nd), Dan Witt (71st), and Ed Saunders (77th).
In the women’s race, there was a good team performance from Vanessa Gilmartin (126th), Heather Fitzmaurice (145th), Pauline Dalton (182nd) and Bridgit Weekes (218th).
The combined SAC team was third in the race, with the men third and the women fourth. After three races, the combined team now stands third, with the men fourth and the women fifth.
The next race will be on Sunday December 9th in Fowlmead, near Deal, starting at 11 am.
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 two must be V50 and one V40) and 4 women (of whom one must be V45 and one V35).
The Sevenoaks AC results are here:
|Ov Pos||Lg Pos||Runner||Age||Time||Club||Rating||# Races|
|10||10||Darrell Smith||51||34:23||Sevenoaks AC||96.93||10|
|26||26||Andrew Milne||36||36:55||Sevenoaks AC||91.47||18|
|28||27||Andrew Hutchinson||39||37:00||Sevenoaks AC||91.13||5|
|43||41||Jimmy George||37||37:43||Sevenoaks AC||86.35||4|
|53||51||Mike Lochead||32||38:29||Sevenoaks AC||82.94||3|
|62||60||Jim Harness||51||38:59||Sevenoaks AC||79.86||6|
|71||68||Daniel Witt||43||39:10||Sevenoaks AC||77.13||48|
|77||73||Edmund Saunders||36||39:24||Sevenoaks AC||75.43||7|
|80||76||John Stevens||57||39:31||Sevenoaks AC||74.40||19|
|92||87||James Wright||50||40:08||Sevenoaks AC||70.65||26|
|93||88||Michael McCarthy||53||40:11||Sevenoaks AC||70.31||24|
|98||92||Keith Brown||47||40:26||Sevenoaks AC||68.94||14|
|126||15||Vanessa Gilmartin||43||41:57||Sevenoaks AC||91.46||8|
|130||115||Jatinder Soomal||36||42:03||Sevenoaks AC||61.09||Debut|
|145||18||Heather Fitzmaurice||49||42:30||Sevenoaks AC||89.63||73|
|150||132||Tony Waldron||51||42:57||Sevenoaks AC||55.29||26|
|160||141||Andy Evans||48||43:14||Sevenoaks AC||52.22||41|
|182||24||Pauline Dalton||54||44:07||Sevenoaks AC||85.98||42|
|201||171||Andy Manning||50||45:18||Sevenoaks AC||41.98||3|
|218||35||Bridgit Weekes||60||46:26||Sevenoaks AC||79.27||3|
|227||41||Diana Bryant||43||46:41||Sevenoaks AC||75.61||3|
|234||192||Duncan Cochrane||61||46:57||Sevenoaks AC||34.81||27|
|242||198||Hugh Shewell||29||47:13||Sevenoaks AC||32.76||17|
|245||45||Elaine Knight||38||47:18||Sevenoaks AC||73.17||2|
|252||204||Simon Hallpike||65||47:29||Sevenoaks AC||30.72||49|
|271||55||Sarah Shewell||59||48:32||Sevenoaks AC||67.07||105|
|282||59||Ella Pyman||52||49:07||Sevenoaks AC||64.63||10|
|341||84||Paula George||54||52:54||Sevenoaks AC||49.39||Debut|
|351||263||Lionel Stielow||69||53:39||Sevenoaks AC||10.58||11|
|388||273||Jim Knight||67||56:50||Sevenoaks AC||7.17||4|
The full results are here.