Folkestone 10 - 30 March 2018


Eight Sevenoaks runners contested the Kent GP Folkestone 10 on 30 March, led by John Witton in 21st place. James Graham was narrowly pipped to first M60 by just two seconds. The Sevenoaks runners were:

Place Name Team Number Time Gender Age
21 John Witton Sevenoaks AC 785 59:25 M 40
23 David Ives Sevenoaks AC 398 59:57 M 42
31 Andrew Milne Sevenoaks AC 524 1:00:49 M 35
64 Daniel Witt Sevenoaks AC 784 1:05:48 M 43
67 James Graham Sevenoaks AC 301 1:05:49 M 64
147 Chris Desmond Sevenoaks AC 213 1:13:18 M 55
315 Sarah Shewell Sevenoaks AC 657 1:25:43 F 58
325 Stephen Murfet   535 1:25:39 M 42

Pictures above by Leo's Photography. The full results are here.

RPK at European Masters Athletics Indoor Championships 2018

RPKRichard Pitcairn-Knowles became triple European Champion after a busy six days at the EMA Indoor Championships over 19-24 March in Madrid. Contesting the M85 category at every available track distance and the cross-country, Richard came away with three golds and two bronzes in seven events as follows:

1500m 1st 9:48.39

3000m 1st 19:46.69

5k XC 1st 37:08

800m 3rd 4:42.97

60m 3rd 12.94

400m 4th 2:05.64

200m 5th 47.12

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 25 March 2018

JonJon Copping took the March handicap by nearly two minutes to chalk up his second win in succession.

Julie Lobley was second and David Lobley third.

Chris Desmond was fastest and Grace Manzotti fastest woman.

The next race is next Sunday 1st April.

Full details here.

Lydd 20 and Dartford Half Marathon 11 March 2018 and Big Half

Lydd 20 runners

At least 12 SAC runners forsook the long course county road championship at the Dartford Half as they finessed their marathon training with the Lydd 20. Keith Dowson was 2nd M50 (1st M55) and James Graham 1st M60 as Andrew Milne was narrowly the first SAC runner home in 26th place. The SAC results were:

Andrew Milne 26th in 2:13:46, Nick Humphrey-Taylor 27th in 2:13:49, Keith Dowson 28th in 2:14:03, Andy Ashlee 39th in 2:17:11, James Graham 47th in 2:19:46, John Stevens 49th in 2:19:58, Dan Witt 55th in 2:22:30, Laura Andrade 166th in 2:45:13, Marion Van Lille 208th in 2:50:02, Anna Humphrey-Taylor 323rd in 3:05:49, Neil Haggertay 418th in 3:19:37 and Jenny Austin 454th in 3:24:48. The full results will be here.

The results of the five Sevenoaks AC  athletes who made it to Dartford were:

The full results are here.

And the following runners took part in the London Big Half on the previous Sunday (4th March) when many other races, including the Thanet 20, were cancelled due to the snowy weather:

THE BIG HALF 04/03/18
    Time GP score
257 John Witton 01:19:34 75.5
414 Andrew Milne 01:23:34 70.2
543 Matthew Walker 01:25:47 70.0
739 John Stevens 01:28:31 77.7
810 James Graham 01:29:12 83.2

The Big Half results are here.