Jim chose the hottest day of the year for the 10 mile trail run from the Woodman pub at Goathurst Common. Nevertheless, all participants returned after a hilly 10 miles looking just as fresh as in this "before" pictue. This was mainly thanks to Jim's excellent organisation, allowing participants to run in glorious countryside without fear of dehydration.
Jim has pencilled in Sunday 18th August for the next trail run which will start from Toy's Hill National Trust car park at 9am. "It's slightly shorter (about 9 miles) but with plenty of hills", says Jim.
European Triathlon Championships
When not running cross country for Sevenoaks AC, Cath and Andrew Linney do triathlons. Andy Evans reports that:
Cath Linney came 3rd in the European Olympic distance (1.5k/40k/10k) triathlon race for the F40-44 age group. They were held in Alanya, Turkey on 14th June. See results here. Husband Andrew came 23rd in the sprint distance AG 45- 49 on the Saturday. See results here.
Burton Trail race near Lake Tahoe
And Simon Lewis was also on the podium after contesting the Burton Creek 12k trail run in the US. Simon says: "They had lots of age categories so I managed to pick up a third place in 55 to 60 age group. It was hard going dry trail running at 6500 ft above sea level." Results are here.
Hoy Half Marathon
Finally, Simon Hallpike got a mention in the Orcadian newspaper after finishing 2nd M60 in the 27th Isle of Hoy Half Marathon. Results here.
Chris Desmond led the four SAC runners home who contested the Kent Grand Prix 10k race at Beckenham on 23rd June, winning the prize for first M50 in the process.
Chris is also our highest placed runner in the Kent GP, in tenth place after this sixth race of the series. The men lie eighth and the women, led by Sally Shewell in eleventh, are thirteenth in the GP. The current spreadsheet is here.
The SAC results from the Beckenham 10k were as follows:
|21||0:39:12||Chris Desmond||172||Sevenoaks AC||MV50|
|48||0:42:11||Daniel Witt||192||Sevenoaks AC||MS|
|53||0:42:34||Stuart Thompson||233||Sevenoaks AC||MS|
|164||0:49:58||Rob Johnson||236||Sevenoaks AC||MS|
Full results are here.
The small turnout at Beckenham was explained by a healthy SAC presence at the North Downs 30k Run on the same morning. Eleven Sevenoaks runners opted for the longer, off-road race, where Jim Fitzmaurice was first M70, as follows:
|Pos||Gun||Name||Team / Club||Sex||Age||Chip||Chip||Pos by|
|34||02:25:32||Gabriel MORRIS||SEVENOAKS AC||M||Senior||461||02:25:24||34|
|48||02:30:17||Andrew ASHLEE||SEVENOAKS AC||M||v40||375||02:29:56||48|
|134||02:50:35||Andy RACKHAM||SEVENOAKS AC||M||v40||254||02:50:08||133|
|138||02:51:40||Erik FOLKESSON||SEVENOAKS AC||M||v50||415||02:51:12||138|
|209||03:04:21||Manuel FIELD||SEVENOAKS AC||M||Senior||78||03:03:54||208|
|228||03:08:01||James FITZMAURICE||SEVENOAKS AC||M||v70||472||03:07:54||228|
|239||03:10:13||Sarah SHEWELL||SEVENOAKS AC||Fem||v45||199||03:10:08||240|
|380||03:38:22||Ursula FIELD-WERNERS||SEVENOAKS AC||Fem||v45||77||03:37:50||380|
|408||03:48:52||Olivia POCOCK||SEVENOAKS AC||Fem||Senior||516||03:48:20||408|
|413||03:53:14||Maria ASHLEIGH||SEVENOAKS AC||Fem||v35||368||03:52:41||412|
|430||04:00:49||Sylvia LEWIS||SEVENOAKS AC||Fem||v55||27||04:00:17||430|
Full results here.