KFL 2019/20 Match 3 - Oxleas Wood

Team

Sevenoaks AC's women repeated their win from the first match at the third race of the Kent Fitness League 2019/20 at a cold and muddy Oxleas Wood on 1st December. The 5.4 mile course is one of the toughest in the league, but once again Cath Linney, Mary Bridges, Suzy Claridge and Vanessa Gilmartin were the scorers as the whole team ran well to increase the scores of the other clubs. With two wins and a third place from the first three matches, the SAC women have built up a healthy lead at the halfway stage in the series.

Despite missing several of their fastest runners, the men's team still produced a solid performance with scorers Guillaume Ninevan, Andrew Milne, Lee Lintern, Andrew Hutchinson, Andy Nicoll, Andrew Mead, Jimmy George and Zachary Ramsden helping them to fifth place on the day. After this run, the men's team is now fifth in the standings.

With the excellent women's score the combined team were third on the day and holding on to second in the series after three races.

The SAC results were as follows:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Runner Age Time Club Rating # Races
17 17 Guillaume Nineven 34 37:23 Sevenoaks AC 94.79 7
26 26 Andrew Milne 37 37:54 Sevenoaks AC 91.86 25
30 30 Lee Lintern 39 37:59 Sevenoaks AC 90.55 33
36 36 Andrew Hutchinson 40 38:29 Sevenoaks AC 88.60 9
45 45 Andy Nicoll 39 38:50 Sevenoaks AC 85.67 13
48 48 Andrew Mead 51 39:11 Sevenoaks AC 84.69 36
49 49 Jimmy George 38 39:13 Sevenoaks AC 84.36 11
50 50 Mike Lochead 34 39:14 Sevenoaks AC 84.04 9
71 70 Tim Young 47 40:12 Sevenoaks AC 77.52 2
80 78 Daniel Witt 44 40:49 Sevenoaks AC 74.92 55
97 90 Zack Ramsden 53 42:06 Sevenoaks AC 71.01 3
99 92 Richard Alford-Smith 43 42:17 Sevenoaks AC 70.36 2
122 12 Catherine Linney 50 43:19 Sevenoaks AC 92.67 32
131 118 Jatinder Soomal 37 43:49 Sevenoaks AC 61.89 10
134 120 Graham Dwyer 47 43:58 Sevenoaks AC 61.24 10
137 16 Mary Bridges 41 44:01 Sevenoaks AC 90.00 3
138 122 Ben Bridges 40 44:02 Sevenoaks AC 60.59 10
140 124 Jim Harness 52 44:09 Sevenoaks AC 59.93 11
145 18 Suzy Claridge 47 44:27 Sevenoaks AC 88.67 3
149 19 Vanessa Gilmartin 44 44:51 Sevenoaks AC 88.00 14
160 137 Tony Waldron 52 45:16 Sevenoaks AC 55.70 29
162 25 Pauline Dalton 55 45:30 Sevenoaks AC 84.00 47
167 142 Hugh Shewell 30 45:40 Sevenoaks AC 54.07 23
171 146 Jeremy Winter 65 45:53 Sevenoaks AC 52.77 2
271 224 Simon Hallpike 66 50:44 Sevenoaks AC 27.36 52
279 50 Sarah Shewell 60 51:06 Sevenoaks AC 67.33 110
302 62 Paula George 55 52:36 Sevenoaks AC 59.33 8
371 92 Lucy Wilkes 40 58:34 Sevenoaks AC 39.33 2
383 284 Lionel Stielow 70 59:03 Sevenoaks AC 7.82 16

The full results are here.

The next event is at Shorne Country Park, Gravesend on Sunday 5th January at 11:00. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the SAC team organiser.

SAC Handicap 24 November 2019

AndrewDuncanAndrew Mead secured the 2019 handicap trophy with a race to spare as Duncan Warwick-Champion was the surprise winner of the November race.

Andrew cannot now be caught while Sylvia Lewis is still second despite missing the penultimate event.

Thomas and Suzy Claridge ran the fastest men's and women's times for the second time in the series.

The final race is on Sunday 22nd December from the track. The details are here.

Win For David at Bedgebury 10k

DavidDavid Ives won the Bedgebury 10k, "a soggy and hilly slog", on Sunday 17th November as Sevenoaks AC runners took part in five races on the day.

Busiest was the Lullingstone 10k where six SAC members were competing, with Chris Desmond  7th in 47:59, James Baker 15th in 50:11, Bridgit Weekes 53rd and 1st W60 in  57:40, Maria Ashlee 130th in 75:50, Martin Dixon 131st in 76:19, and Sylvia Lewis 162nd in 84:29.

In the Bedgebury Half, Michael Allen was 82nd in 1:54:15, while in the Marden Half, Lionel Stielow was 154th (3rd M70) in 2:04:34. Finally, in the Marden 10k, Graham Dwyer was 13th in 41:42 and Sarah Fisher 77th (17th W) in 51:41.

KFL 2019/20 Match 2 - Swanley Park

Team

Sevenoaks AC fielded a team of 38 runners for the second match of the 2019/20 Kent Fitness League at New Barn Park, Swanley on 10th November. They put in a fine performance coming home third in the combined positions with the women third and men fourth on the day. After two matches the combined team lie second on countback by just 13 places with the excellent SAC women's team still leading their section.

Once again Mary Bridges, Cath Linney, Vanessa Gilmartin and Suzy Claridge were the Sevenoaks women's scorers although the whole team contributed to increasing the scores of rival teams. James Mason once again led the men's team, this time in sixth place, and was supported by fellow scorers John Witton, Guillaume Ninevan, Ben Bridges, Andrew Milne, Andrew Mead, Andy Nicoll and Zachary Ramsden.

The SAC results were:

Ov Pos Lg Pos Runner Age Time Club Rating # Races
6 6 James Mason 36 31:58 Sevenoaks AC 98.63 11
19 19 John Witton 41 32:55 Sevenoaks AC 95.07 4
26 26 Guillaume Nineven 34 33:37 Sevenoaks AC 93.15 6
31 31 Ben Bridges 40 34:02 Sevenoaks AC 91.78 9
44 44 Andrew Milne 37 34:38 Sevenoaks AC 88.22 24
54 54 Andrew Mead 50 35:15 Sevenoaks AC 85.48 35
55 55 Andy Nicoll 39 35:16 Sevenoaks AC 85.21 12
66 66 Lee Lintern 39 35:44 Sevenoaks AC 82.19 32
71 71 Jimmy George 38 35:57 Sevenoaks AC 80.82 10
97 95 Zack Ramsden 53 37:02 Sevenoaks AC 74.25 2
105 103 Daniel Witt 44 37:14 Sevenoaks AC 72.05 54
111 108 Richard Alford-Smith 43 37:32 Sevenoaks AC 70.68 Debut
114 110 James Baker 54 37:37 Sevenoaks AC 70.14 24
129 122 James Wright 51 38:11 Sevenoaks AC 66.85 30
152 139 Jatinder Soomal 37 39:03 Sevenoaks AC 62.19 9
158 143 Graham Dwyer 47 39:18 Sevenoaks AC 61.10 9
159 16 Mary Bridges 41 39:21 Sevenoaks AC 92.31 2
162 17 Catherine Linney 50 39:30 Sevenoaks AC 91.79 31
194 23 Vanessa Gilmartin 44 40:33 Sevenoaks AC 88.72 13
195 24 Suzy Claridge 47 40:36 Sevenoaks AC 88.21 2
197 173 Jeremy Winter 65 40:39 Sevenoaks AC 52.88 Debut
204 178 Leonard Lai King 40 40:54 Sevenoaks AC 51.51 Debut
210 183 David Lobley 54 41:08 Sevenoaks AC 50.14 26
219 29 Pauline Dalton 55 41:19 Sevenoaks AC 85.64 46
226 196 Tony Waldron 52 41:30 Sevenoaks AC 46.58 28
261 222 Hugh Shewell 30 42:26 Sevenoaks AC 39.45 22
270 42 Laura Andrade 40 42:46 Sevenoaks AC 78.97 2
291 244 Simon Hallpike 66 43:49 Sevenoaks AC 33.42 51
300 51 Bridgit Weekes 61 44:12 Sevenoaks AC 74.36 8
303 251 Duncan Cochrane 62 44:22 Sevenoaks AC 31.51 32
306 53 Jane Morgan 42 44:28 Sevenoaks AC 73.33 6
311 255 Tony Horlock 59 44:44 Sevenoaks AC 30.41 9
312 57 Diana Bryant 44 44:48 Sevenoaks AC 71.28 7
341 69 Paula George 55 46:04 Sevenoaks AC 65.13 7
361 283 Geoff Kitchener 69 46:35 Sevenoaks AC 22.74 69
436 111 Sarah Fisher 23 50:14 Sevenoaks AC 43.59 2
462 335 Lionel Stielow 70 52:00 Sevenoaks AC 8.49 15
532 174 Sylvia Lewis 67 59:59 Sevenoaks AC 11.28 16

The full results are here.

Pauline with team

The next event is at Oxleas Wood on Sunday 1st December at 11:00. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the SAC team organiser.