Canterbury 10 2015

James Graham with Medal

James Graham became M60 county 10 mile champion at the Canterbury 10 on Sunday 25 January. The 61-year-old also displaced John Denyer from second on the all-time club bests list by five seconds with his 66:34 chip time.

Dan Witt led the seven Sevenoaks AC runners home in bright and slightly warm conditions.

The SAC results were:

pos time name club cat num chip
52 1:05:28 Daniel Witt Sevenoaks AC MV 40 to 49 184 1:05:21
64 1:06:36 Joe Parsons Sevenoaks AC Male Senior 303 1:06:29
66 1:06:44 James Graham Sevenoaks AC MV 60+ 636 1:06:34
120 1:10:00 Tex Ryan Sevenoaks AC Male Senior 325 1:09:53
182 1:12:37 James McGuigan Sevenoaks AC Male Senior 10 1:12:23
396 1:22:47 Anton Mauve Sevenoaks AC MV 40 to 49 802 1:22:17
419 1:23:35 Sarah Shewell Sevenoaks AC FV 55+ 257 1:23:24

The full results are here.

KFL 2014/15 Match 6 - Minnis Bay

SAC team at Minnis

The sixth race in the Kent Fitness League 2014/15 series took place in Minnis Bay, Birchington, on Sunday 18 January.

Twenty-four members of Sevenoaks AC braved the freezing temperatures and made the 60-mile journey to a wet and windy car park overlooking the bay.

The race route followed the coastline from Minnis Bay towards Recolver Towers before dropping onto the beach to give the runners the “delight” of clambering over five groynes (or breakwaters) with waist deep water in places before returning along the top of a dyke to the finish field. With temperatures only just above freezing, it was tough experience for all of the 361 runners!

The men’s race was won by 22 year old Peter Hogben of Canterbury Harriers in an impressive 36.55, and the women’s race by Jill Cliff of Deal Tri Club in 43.39.

Sevenoaks AC athletes recorded some outstanding performances.
51 year-old Chris Desmond was the club’s fastest finisher, in 17th position, comfortably winning the M50 category. Chris has been the club’s fastest finisher in three of the previous races in the series.
John Denyer was the fastest M65, James Graham 2nd in M60, and Jim Fitzmaurice continued his winning ways with another win in M70.

SAC ladies continued to perform well, with Pauline Dalton 3rd W50 and Sally Shewell 3rd W55.

In the team competition, Dartford Road Runners just beat Canterbury Harriers, with Dartford Harriers third.

The SAC men’s team comprising Chris Desmond (17th), Joe Parsons (31st), Andy Ashlee (33rd), Dan Witt (55th), John O’Callaghan (58th), Stephen Searby (64th), and James Graham (70th) came a very creditable 4th.

In the women’s race, Paddock wood were clear winners from Maidstone Harriers.
The Sevenoaks AC team of Katie Wills (23rd), Pauline Dalton (26th), and Nicki Thompson (46th) came 9th.

After 6 of the 7 races in the series Sevenoaks AC are lying in 4th place, with Dartford Harriers and Dartford Road Runners equal first and Canterbury Harriers in third.

SAC will need a comprehensive win over the Canterbury team in the final race of the series on Feb 8th to clinch 3rd place in the series. However the race will be on Canterbury’s home ground - Blean Woods just North of Canterbury – so it will be another tough challenge for the Sevenoaks club.

The full SAC results were:

Ov Pos
Lg Pos
17 17 Chris Desmond 51 39:58 Sevenoaks AC 93.44
31 31 Joe Parsons 24 41:51 Sevenoaks AC 87.70
33 33 Andy Ashlee 45 42:02 Sevenoaks AC 86.89
57 55 Daniel Witt 39 44:11 Sevenoaks AC 77.87
60 58 John O'Callaghan 30 44:31 Sevenoaks AC 76.64
67 64 Stephen Searby 51 45:04 Sevenoaks AC 74.18
73 70 James Graham 61 45:36 Sevenoaks AC 71.72
76 72 Tex Ryan 24 45:53 Sevenoaks AC 70.90
104 97 Tony Waldron 47 47:30 Sevenoaks AC 60.66
107 100 John Denyer 66 47:43 Sevenoaks AC 59.43
152 130 Duncan Cochrane 57 50:07 Sevenoaks AC 47.13
160 23 Katie Wills 26 51:03 Sevenoaks AC 80.87
162 137 Andy Evans 44 51:06 Sevenoaks AC 44.26
171 26 Pauline Dalton 50 51:30 Sevenoaks AC 78.26
224 180 Martin White 47 55:07 Sevenoaks AC 26.64
227 182 Geoff Kitchener 65 55:10 Sevenoaks AC 25.82
230 185 David Truman 54 55:14 Sevenoaks AC 24.59
234 46 Nicki Thompson 38 55:32 Sevenoaks AC 60.87
237 188 Sam Bennett 41 55:42 Sevenoaks AC 23.36
243 49 Sarah Shewell 55 56:06 Sevenoaks AC 58.26
244 194 Duncan Warwick-Champion 50 56:07 Sevenoaks AC 20.90
272 63 Ella Pyman 48 58:17 Sevenoaks AC 46.09
273 209 James Fitzmaurice 72 58:19 Sevenoaks AC 14.75
280 67 Happy Fisher 38 58:55 Sevenoaks AC 42.61

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 4 January 2015

John Denyer

John Denyer comfortably won the opening race of the 2015 handicap series in slippery underfoot conditions and thick fog. See the details here.

New Year's Day Trail Run

Trail Runners

Ten SAC members made their way to Otford for the year's first trail run. Simon Lewis' (centre, with map) routes proved to be tough in the muddy conditions - but great training for the Kent fitness League. Dan led a small group on an epic 15 miler taking in Polhill Bank, Shoreham, Romney Street, Knatts Valley and back on the North Downs Way. Simon led a 7 miler (which turned out to be eight) through Shoreham, Romney Street, and Kemsing Downs. And then off to the pub for a well deserved pint.