David, Bridgit & Sylvia Win Categories At Tonbridge Half 2019


David Ives was fourth overall and first M40, Bridgit Weekes first W60 and Sylvia Lewis first W65 at the Tonbridge Half on 6th October. And the Sevenoaks AC women's team of Bridgit, Marion van Lille and Laura Andrade won second team. Also Laura was second W40, Simon Hallpike third M65 and Sally Shewell fourth W60 as fifteen SAC runners tackled the hilly course in unexpectedly sunny and breezy conditions. The Sevenoaks AC results were as follows:

The full results are here.

SAC M80 Titans Clash at Kent Masters

RonRichardThe M80 events at the KCAA Masters Championships at the Erith Stadium on 14th-15th September 2019 were exclusively contested by Sevenoaks AC athletes. Richard Pitcairn-Knowles rushed back from the European Masters Athletics Championships in Venice to challenge young would-be usurper Ron Denney at two of the events.

Fresh from third place at both the 1500m and 4k cross-country in Venice, Richard, who is the UK M85 record-holder over 3,000m indoors, would surely be favoured for the Kent 1500m title? But in a race where Richard ran some 24 seconds faster than in the Italian event, Ron outdipped him by less than 0.4 seconds in 9:38.93 to 9:39.30.

However, Richard prevailed as they both contested the 400m, winning, again by a small margin, in 2:05.45 to 2:07.53.

In other events, Ron won the 800m, Discus and Shot and Richard the 100m, with David Simpson taking gold in the javelin with a magnificent throw of 18.22 in the fourth round. The Kent Masters results are here, and the results from Venice here.

Heather Wins Highway 10k 2019

Heather wonHeather Fitzmaurice won the Highway 10k in Orpington on Sunday 22nd September and was sixteenth overall. Heathersecond

The only other Sevenoaks AC runner in the field was Lionel Steilow who was eighty-fifth - and first M70 - in 57:48.

The full results can be found here.

This result comes two weeks after Heather was third woman, fourteenth overall and second W45 in the Rye Ancient Trails 15k, where Hugh Brennan won the accompanying 30k race with Marion van Lille third in the women's race and Jake Fricker, Nick and Anna Taylor and Russell Crane also well placed.

The full Rye results can be found here.

Larkfield 10k 2019


John Witton was 20th and fifth M40 and Lionel Stielow was fifth M70 as just six Sevenoaks AC runners completed the Larkfield 10k in hot sunny conditions on Sunday 15th September.

The race was the Kent short-course road championship and there was a big turnout from the leading clubs. It was also the penultimate race of the Kent GP series with just the Maidstone Half to go (on 13th October).

The SAC results were as follows:

The full results are here.