KFL 2014/15 Match 5 - Nurstead Court

 

Lee, Joe & Andy

Twenty SAC runners contested the match at Nurstead Court, Meopham on 28th December with the women only just quorate. However all three of them ran well led by Cath Linney who was sixth overall and third W45. Chris Desmond led the men to third place in the team stakes as he was first M50 (and also first M45). Sally Shewell was third W55 in a tight contest in which only three seconds separated the top three.

The women were eighth and the combined team third on the day, leaving Sevenoaks fourth in the combined and men's standings with the women now sixth. The SAC results were:

Ov Pos
Lg Pos
Runner
Age
Time
Club
Rating
17 17 Chris Desmond 51 32:31 Sevenoaks AC 93.47
34 32 Ben Bridges 35 33:54 Sevenoaks AC 87.35
44 42 Joe Parsons 24 34:32 Sevenoaks AC 83.27
45 43 James Wright 46 34:46 Sevenoaks AC 82.86
46 44 Lee Lintern 34 34:48 Sevenoaks AC 82.45
48 46 Andy Ashlee 45 34:51 Sevenoaks AC 81.63
63 60 Stephen Searby 51 35:40 Sevenoaks AC 75.92
68 65 Daniel Witt 39 35:53 Sevenoaks AC 73.88
79 74 James Graham 61 36:35 Sevenoaks AC 70.20
95 6 Cath Linney 45 37:45 Sevenoaks AC 94.68
114 101 Tex Ryan 24 38:31 Sevenoaks AC 59.18
123 107 John Denyer 66 39:13 Sevenoaks AC 56.73
156 134 Duncan Cochrane 57 40:56 Sevenoaks AC 45.71
195 163 Stuart Huntley 39 42:45 Sevenoaks AC 33.88
197 28 Nicki Thompson 38 42:52 Sevenoaks AC 71.28
224 37 Sarah Shewell 55 44:33 Sevenoaks AC 61.70
227 184 Simon Hallpike 61 44:44 Sevenoaks AC 25.31
235 190 David Truman 54 45:04 Sevenoaks AC 22.86
269 205 Maurice Marchant 66 47:18 Sevenoaks AC 16.73
302 224 James Fitzmaurice 72 50:48 Sevenoaks AC 8.98

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 2014 Final

James Wright finishes

James Wright's third place in the Boxing Day handicap brought him level on points with series leader David Lobley, but which of them won on a tiebreak? The full report is here.

Five Medals at County Vets XC

M60 Team Medals

Sevenoaks AC came away with five medals from the Kent AA Veterans Cross Country Championships in bright, still but cold conditions at Sparrows Den, West Wickham on Saturday 6th December. James Graham bagged two of the medals with individual bronze in the M60 event while leading John Denyer and Geoff Kitchener to team silver.

Sally with medalAnd SAC's sole female competitor at the championships, Sally Shewell, finished with the bronze medal against a strong field in the W55 event.

The first race of the day, over a testing ten kilometre course, was for the M50s - men aged 50 to 59. Chris Desmond, Keith Dowson and John Stevens, last year's bronze medallists, were supported by Ted Scott, Duncan Cochrane and Richard Thomas . Chris and Keith were well to the fore from the off as they worked hard to stay in touch with the leaders in a competitive race, while the other SAC runners scrapped for places further down the field. The winner was Ben Reynolds of Tonbridge AC, as Chris finished eighth, Keith twelfth and John thirty-first, leaving Sevenoaks agonisingly four points short of the bronze medals in fourth place. Ted Scott was forty-fifth, Duncan Cochrane forty-seventh and Richard Thomas sixty-second.

Last year, Sevenoaks' M60 - men aged 60 to 69 - team were only one point off the bronze medals, but with Lyndon Collins and Geoff Vine replaced by James Graham and John Denyer, they made no mistake this year with second place. James led them home in third, followed by John in eleventh and Geoff twenty-fifth over the five kilometre version of the course. Simon Hallpike also ran finishing in thirty-second place as Alan Newman of Paddock Wood AC took gold. That race was run together with all the women's races, including the W55 - women aged 55 to 64 - in which Sally Shewell had an excellent run to take that third place in a race won by Barbara Wenman of Canterbury Harriers.
John Stevens heads for the finish

The final race of the day was for the M40 men, aged 40 to 49. Sevenoaks had just two runners in this event on the day, Andrew Mead and Martin White. Andrew finished thirty-second, with Martin seventy-first, as the race was won by Chris Greenwood of Kent AC.
M40 Start
The Sevenoaks AC results were:

3 269 Sarah Shewell 00:25:09 Female W55 Sevenoaks AC

3 122 James Graham 00:21:06 Male M60 Sevenoaks AC
11 121 John Denyer 00:22:39 Male M65 Sevenoaks AC
25 124 Geoffrey Kitchener 00:24:56 Male M65 Sevenoaks AC
32 123 Simon Hallpike 00:26:09 Male M60 Sevenoaks AC

8 60 Christopher Desmond 00:36:24 Male M50 Sevenoaks AC
12 61 Keith Dowson 00:36:50 Male M50 Sevenoaks AC
31 63 John Stevens 00:40:00 Male M50 Sevenoaks AC
45 62 John Scott 00:42:52 Male M55 Sevenoaks AC
47 59 Duncan Cochrane 00:43:21 Male M55 Sevenoaks AC
62 64 Richard Thomas 00:52:27 Male M55 Sevenoaks AC

32 357 Andrew Mead 00:37:59 Male M45 Sevenoaks AC
71 359 Martin White 00:49:07 Male M45 Sevenoaks AC

The full results are here.

KFL 2014/15 Match 4 - Fowlmead

Nineteen SAC runners attended the fourth KFL match near Deal, with Keith Dowson and Pauline Dalton leading the teams home. Sevenoaks' veterans had a good day, in particular Keith first M50, Chris Desmond 2nd M50, Pauline 3rd W45, Glenda Goscomb 2nd W55. James Graham 1st M60 and Geoff Kitchener 2nd M65.

The men's team were 4th on the day, the women 8th and the combined team 4th. After four races, SAC's men, women and combined team are all 4th in the standings. The SAC results were as follows:

Ov Pos
Lg Pos
Runner
Age
Time
Club
Rating
20 20 Keith Dowson 51 32:09 Sevenoaks AC 91.70
24 24 Chris Desmond 51 32:43 Sevenoaks AC 89.96
34 34 Lee Lintern 34 33:31 Sevenoaks AC 85.59
46 45 Daniel Witt 39 34:16 Sevenoaks AC 80.79
49 48 Stephen Searby 51 34:20 Sevenoaks AC 79.48
58 55 James Graham 61 34:56 Sevenoaks AC 76.42
70 66 John O'Callaghan 30 35:31 Sevenoaks AC 71.62
105 98 Joe Parsons 24 36:56 Sevenoaks AC 57.64
123 113 Ted Scott 55 37:57 Sevenoaks AC 51.09
140 15 Pauline Dalton 50 38:44 Sevenoaks AC 87.61
168 24 Glenda Goscomb 56 40:16 Sevenoaks AC 79.65
196 162 Geoff Kitchener 65 41:47 Sevenoaks AC 29.69
203 169 Martin White 47 42:11 Sevenoaks AC 26.64
213 177 Duncan Warwick-Champion 50 42:56 Sevenoaks AC 23.14
225 40 Sarah Shewell 55 43:18 Sevenoaks AC 65.49
251 192 David Truman 54 44:29 Sevenoaks AC 16.59
276 73 Debbie Munton 56 45:57 Sevenoaks AC 36.28
291 79 Happy Fisher 38 46:54 Sevenoaks AC 30.97
303 218 James Fitzmaurice 72 49:34 Sevenoaks AC 5.24

The full results are here.