Folkestone 10 2015

Folkestone 10 logoJames Graham was first M60 and Sally Shewell third W55 as five Sevenoaks AC athletes contested the Folkestone 10 on Good Friday 3rd April 2015. Chris Desmond led the SAC runners home in the Kent Grand Prix event. James took half a minute off his M60 club second-best, while Sally moved up to number two on the club W55 bests list as all the runners recorded excellent times:

Place
Time
Name
Team
Category
Number
Chip
52 1:04:56 Chris Desmond Seveanoaks AC M 50 to 59 262 1:04:54
64 1:06:05 James Graham Seveanoaks AC M 60+ 439 1:06:03
148 1:11:59 Peter Ash Seveanoaks AC M 40 to 49 190 1:11:47
291 1:21:28 Sarah Shewell Seveanoaks AC F 55+ 36 1:21:16
334 1:23:55 Kimberley Pegg Seveanoaks AC F Senior 189 1:23:36

The full results are here.

Paddock Wood Half 2015

PW Half MedalRon Denney was second M70 and Glenda Goscomb third W55 as fourteen Sevenoaks AC runners tackled the windswept Paddock Wood Half Marathon on Sunday 29th March. Joe Parsons led the SAC runners home with a splendid PB 1:24, Dan Witt and Tex Ryan also got PBs and John Stevens ran his second 1:27 in eight days.

The SAC results were:

PosGunNameClubCatNumChipGrade
84 1:24:33 Joe Parsons Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 2236 1:24:27 70.55
121 1:26:58 Daniel Witt Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 2472 1:26:52 70.33
136 1:27:43 John Stevens Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 50-59 245 1:27:35 77.01
148 1:28:57 Tex Ryan Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 2191 1:28:51 67.05
354 1:37:43 John Davie Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 918 1:36:24 63.96
436 1:40:29 Pauline Dalton Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 45-54 397 1:40:20 73.89
477 1:41:34 Simon Bishop Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 50-59 339 1:39:50 65.42
507 1:42:17 Geoffrey Vine Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 60-69 26 1:42:08 75.46
546 1:43:56 Glenda Goscomb Oxted Runners Vet Ladies 55+ 160 1:42:31 75.68
734 1:48:56 Stuart Huntley Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 1290 1:48:12 55.77
945 1:54:24 Sarah Shewell Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 55+ 186 1:54:08 68.07
1582 2:12:44 Lynette Van Der Berg Sevenoaks AC Ladies 23-39 1616 2:11:22 49.57
1621 2:14:24 Richard Thomas Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 50-59 139 2:12:03 52.01
1739 2:19:37 Ronald Denney Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 70+ 12 2:17:55 63.87

The full results are here.

James Wins County Gold at Dartford Half

James Graham and Sally Shewell

Four SAC athletes competed in the Dartford Half Marathon on Sunday March 15th, and the club came away with two medals. James Graham continued his winning streak to beat 20 others in the M60 category winning gold, in an impressive time of 1hr 28.18. Sally Shewell won bronze in the W55 category in 1hr 50.21.
The other SAC athletes present were Dan Witt, who was the fastest club runner on the day with a new personal best on 1.27.32, and Chris Desmond who recorded 1.28.21.

The full Sevenoaks AC results were:

Pos Race No Name Time Net Time Category Cat Pos Second Category Gender Gen Pos Team
45 489 Daniel WITT 01:27:32 01:27:30 M40 13 Male 40 Male 43 Sevenoaks AC
51 522 Chris DESMOND 01:28:21 01:28:18 M50 5 Male 50 Male 48 Sevenoaks AC
54 333 James GRAHAM 01:28:48 01:28:34 M60 1 Male 60 Male 51 Sevenoaks AC
256 354 Sarah SHEWELL 01:50:27 01:50:21 F55 3 Female 55 Female 47 Sevenoaks AC

 The full results are here.

And at the Kent Fitness League awards, along with John Denyer, 1st M65, and Chris Desmond, 1st M50, James picked up the award for 1st M60, and is shown below with John and their medals:

James Graham, John Denyer, KFL Awards

Meanwhile, Darrell Smith led nineteen SAC runners in the Knole 10k with third place and first M40, while Cath Linney was second W45.

Jonathan Copping led blind runner Louise Simpson from Southend in the race. Louise is an experienced runner, having finished dozens of races, but it was a new experience for Jon. Jon reported, "We finished safely and I learnt a lot about leading a runner. We got lots of cheers and help - one of the cycling cadets watched over us all the way round. The rain held off and it wasn’t too muddy and we finished in 1hr 15.04 which was a pretty good result"

Louise and Jon at Knole 10k

The Sevenoaks AC results were:

Pos-
ition
Bib-
No.
Finish
Time
Chip
Time
NameGen-
der
Cat-
egory
ClubRank
3 497 00:37:39 00:37:39 DARRELL SMITH M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 1
11 483 00:40:12 00:39:59 LEE LINTERN M SM SEVENOAKS AC 2
13 135 00:40:30 00:40:30 ANDREW MEAD M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 3
14 379 00:40:34 00:40:05 ANDY ASHLEE M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 4
47 596 00:44:20 00:44:19 CATHERINE LINNEY F W45 7OAKS TRI 5
65 435 00:45:52 00:45:44 GRAHAM DWYER M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 7
74 553 00:46:37 00:46:32 ANTONY HORLOCK M M50 SEVENOAKS AC 8
107 580 00:48:26 00:48:20 SIMON BISHOP M M50 SEVENOAKS AC 11
114 512 00:48:59 00:48:43 SUZY CLARIDGE F W35 SEVENOAKS AC 12
124 502 00:49:33 00:49:26 SIMON ROWE M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 13
129 211 00:50:00 00:49:57 ANTON MAUVE M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 14
152 231 00:51:37 00:51:31 JEAN-PIERRE DARQUE M M50 SEVENOAKS AC 15
165 346 00:52:17 00:51:48 CLAIR THORNTON F W35 SEVENOAKS AC 16
178 136 00:52:56 00:52:50 MARTIN WHITE M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 17
242 602 00:56:55 00:56:48 ANTHONY WALDRON M M40 SEVENOAKS AC 20
335 359 01:01:54 01:01:46 RONALD DENNEY M M60 SEVENOAKS AC 22
339 427 01:02:08 01:01:37 MARIA ASHLEE F W35 SEVENOAKS AC 23
369 550 01:04:26 01:03:57 SYLVIA LEWIS F W55 SEVENOAKS AC 25
421 396 01:15:39 01:15:04 JONATHAN COPPING M M50 SEVENOAKS AC 27

The full results are here.

Tunbridge Wells Half 2015

TW Half runners

James Mason was seventh overall, Glenda Goscomb was second W55 and Chris Desmond third M50 at the Tun Wells half on 22nd February. Sixteen SAC athletes ran and Glenda only missed winning her category by not lining up further forward at the start, as she was 27 seconds faster than the W55 winner on chip times. Photos are courtesy of Kent & Sussex Courier.

The SAC results were:

7 6 James MASON 1:16:14 1:16:14 7 Male 7 M 7
48 497 Chris DESMOND 1:25:41 1:25:38 50 Male 45 M50-59 3
51 234 Keith BROWN 1:25:50 1:25:45 52 Male 48 M40-49 11
76 1354 Joe PARSONS 1:27:39 1:27:33 77 Male 71 M 46
87 1976 Daniel WITT 1:28:23 1:28:17 91 Male 82 M40-49 25
91 1684 John STEVENS 1:28:29 1:28:15 88 Male 85 M50-59 7
129 1541 Tex RYAN 1:30:58 1:30:51 132 Male 121 M 75
144 1204 James MCGUIGAN 1:32:23 1:32:17 152 Male 135 M 82
377 588 Andrew EVANS 1:41:08 1:40:49 388 Male 336 M40-49 114
513 729 Glenda GOSCOMB 1:46:19 1:45:20 514 Female 73 F55-64 2
599 1304 Stephen NICHOLSON 1:49:03 1:47:46 599 Male 516 M40-49 176
627 1189 Anton MAUVE 1:49:32 1:48:30 638 Male 538 M40-49 188
670 1601 Sarah SHEWELL 1:50:23 1:49:21 683 Female 101 F55-64 6
889 1253 Jane MORGAN 1:56:38 1:55:30 908 Female 161 F35-44 53
1382 1849 Lynette VAN DER BERG 2:16:50 2:14:12 1378 Female 358 F35-44 121
1399 1100 Sylvia LEWIS 2:18:10 2:15:19 1402 Female 367 F55-64 19

The full results are here.