The sixteen Sevenoaks AC runners who made the long trip down to Deal for the fourth match of the 2017/18 Kent Fitness League on 7th January delivered a brilliant team performance for the club. In windy conditions, both the women and men ran really well to place second in the combined team results, with the women's team third and the men second on the day. This keeps the combined team second after four matches with the women now leading the standings and the men second.
There were also some great individual performances, in particular Heather Fitzmaurice who led home the women's team in fourth place and first W45. Andrew Milne was our first man in 10th, with Andrew Mead 3rd M40 just two places behind. Keith Dowson was third M50 and James Graham second M60. The SAC results were:
|Ov Pos||Lg Pos||Runner||Age||Time||Club||Rating||# Races|
|10||10||Andrew Milne||35||31:23||Sevenoaks AC||96.09||13|
|12||12||Andrew Mead||49||31:39||Sevenoaks AC||95.22||31|
|14||14||Andrew Hutchingson||38||31:49||Sevenoaks AC||94.35||3|
|24||23||Keith Dowson||54||32:31||Sevenoaks AC||90.43||11|
|25||24||Nick Humphrey-Taylor||45||32:36||Sevenoaks AC||90.00||Debut|
|28||27||Daniel Witt||42||32:42||Sevenoaks AC||88.70||43|
|32||30||Andy Ashlee||48||32:55||Sevenoaks AC||87.39||22|
|71||68||James Graham||64||35:11||Sevenoaks AC||70.87||19|
|82||4||Heather Fitzmaurice||48||35:41||Sevenoaks AC||97.30||68|
|85||5||Vanessa Gilmartin||42||35:50||Sevenoaks AC||96.40||4|
|91||86||Tony Waldron||50||36:15||Sevenoaks AC||63.04||21|
|216||45||Sarah Shewell||58||43:38||Sevenoaks AC||60.36||99|
|244||190||Paul Allum||54||46:12||Sevenoaks AC||17.83||3|
|252||58||Anna Humphrey-Taylor||48||46:52||Sevenoaks AC||48.65||Debut|
|280||70||Grazia Manzotti||48||51:06||Sevenoaks AC||37.84||5|
|282||72||Jenny Austin||40||51:48||Sevenoaks AC||36.04||13|
The full results are here.
Jim Knight adds: "Congratulations to the 16 SAC runners who made the trip to Fowlmead. A great result. Our combined team is now 2nd and the women’s team is leading the series. It was good to see Grace, Jenny and Anna taking part. A perfect demonstration of Andrew Mead’s point that everyone can help the team.
"After 3 races, Petts Wood women were in the lead. At Fowlmead, they failed to field a full team and their last scorer was given 112th position.
They came 10th on the day and dropped to 3rd in the series. Let’s hope that we can persuade enough SAC runners to enjoy the run (and free swim) in Minnis Bay (match 5 on Sunday 14th January), for us to keep ahead of Petts Wood."