Another fine performance from Sevenoaks AC - coming 2nd on the day and retaining 2nd place in the series.
32 runners from Sevenoaks AC contested the Avery Hill Race - the fourth in the Kent Fitness League series of 7 winter cross country races.
In beautiful sunshine the 417 competitors completed the 5 mile course, comprising 2 ½ laps of the muddy playing fields and woodlands at Avery Hill near Eltham.
The race was won by Chris Wyles of new Eltham in a fast time of 28.51, but great runs by brothers Alan and David Lee from Sevenoaks saw them both in the top 10.
Alan, recently recovered from injury finished in 2nd place just 15 seconds behind the winner, recording a time of 29.06, and, with a tremendous sprint finish, David came 8th in 30.38
With Sam Begg in 19th, Mike Fanning in 23rd, Andrew Mead in 36th, Ben Bridges in 39th and John Stevens our over-50 scorer in 80th, the SAC men’s team gained second place behind a very strong Dartford Harriers team.
The womens’ team came 4th with excellent performances from Cath Linney (8th), Heather Fitzmaurice (10th) and Judy Howells (28th).
After 4 races the Sevenoaks AC team remains in 2nd place – the men 2nd and the women 3rd.
The SAC results were as follws:
|3||2||Allan Lee||40||29:06||Sevenoaks AC||99.65|
|8||7||David Lee||35||30:38||Sevenoaks AC||97.92|
|20||19||Sam Begg||23||31:50||Sevenoaks AC||93.75|
|24||23||Mike Fanning||46||32:14||Sevenoaks AC||92.36|
|38||36||Andrew Mead||45||33:05||Sevenoaks AC||87.85|
|43||39||Ben Bridges||34||33:17||Sevenoaks AC||86.81|
|46||42||Andy Ashlee||44||33:26||Sevenoaks AC||85.76|
|51||45||Lee Lintern||33||33:39||Sevenoaks AC||84.72|
|52||46||James Baker||49||33:40||Sevenoaks AC||84.38|
|61||55||Andrew Linney||46||34:03||Sevenoaks AC||81.25|
|69||63||James Wright||45||34:34||Sevenoaks AC||78.47|
|88||80||John Stevens||52||35:27||Sevenoaks AC||72.57|
|98||89||Daniel Witt||38||35:38||Sevenoaks AC||69.44|
|118||8||Cath Linney||44||36:26||Sevenoaks AC||93.97|
|124||111||David Lobley||48||36:33||Sevenoaks AC||61.81|
|130||10||Heather Fitzmaurice||44||36:41||Sevenoaks AC||92.24|
|149||131||Andy Evans||43||37:15||Sevenoaks AC||54.86|
|172||154||Tony Horlock||53||38:04||Sevenoaks AC||46.88|
|192||169||David Truman||53||38:38||Sevenoaks AC||41.67|
|195||171||Simon Hallpike||60||38:45||Sevenoaks AC||40.97|
|198||173||Duncan Cochrane||56||38:54||Sevenoaks AC||40.28|
|200||174||Geoff Kitchener||64||38:56||Sevenoaks AC||39.93|
|229||28||Judy Howells||43||40:00||Sevenoaks AC||76.72|
|250||212||Maurice Marchant||65||40:51||Sevenoaks AC||26.74|
|267||40||Sarah Jones||31||41:38||Sevenoaks AC||66.38|
|284||49||Happy Fisher||37||42:14||Sevenoaks AC||58.62|
|294||234||James Fitzmaurice||71||42:40||Sevenoaks AC||19.10|
|311||62||Jane Morgan||36||43:38||Sevenoaks AC||47.41|
|341||256||Hugh Shewell||24||45:43||Sevenoaks AC||11.46|
|353||83||Clair Thornton||38||46:19||Sevenoaks AC||29.31|
|373||93||Sarah Shewell||54||47:49||Sevenoaks AC||20.69|
|398||283||Richard Pitcairn-Knowles||81||53:08||Sevenoaks AC||
The full results are here.
The next race is in Minnis Bay, Birchington on Sunday Jan 5th.
Jim Knight, Sevenoaks AC. Dec 2013.