SAC Handicap 7 August 2018

Marion wins

Marion Van Lille won the August handicap ahead of Neil Haggertay and Mike Lochead, but David Lobley still leads the series on tiebreak from Andrew Mead. The series moves to Sunday mornings for the last four races with the next being on Sunday 30th September at 09:00 from Sevenoaks School track. All the details are here.

East Peckham 10k 2018


Four pioneering SAC members tried out the new 10k race at East Peckham, near Paddock Wood, on 5th August. The course on quiet rural roads has no notable hills, so good times should be possible on a cool day. Not this year though, although there were welcome patches of shade and two water stations. Location and organisation were great, but they'll need more toilets if they start to get bigger fields!

Graham Dwyer led the SAC runners home and was first M45. The SAC results were:

Pos Gun Time Chip Time First Name Surname Club Race No Category Cat Pos Gen Pos Gender
27 00:44:32 00:44:27 Graham Dwyer Sevenoaks AC 63 Male Vet 45 1 23 M
50 00:48:08 00:48:02 Simon Hallpike Sevenoaks AC 77 Male Vet 65 2 42 M
79 00:52:53 00:52:43 Neil Haggertay Sevenoaks AC 114 Male Vet 55 6 65 M
101 00:57:00 00:56:50 Lionel Stielow Sevenoaks AC 51 Male Vet 65 5 79 M

The full results are here.


SAC Mile Race - 26 July 2018

Race 1 start

The results of last Thursday's 1 mile races are here with WMA GP scores, writes John Denyer.

Three new entries into the Club Best Performances for Michael Lochead, Keith Dowson and myself, so the heat didn't hold us back! Good running from all those that took part I think, some for the first time over this distance. Guillaume Nineven was the fastest.

Richard Pitcairn-Knowles adds: "Congratulations to you and the others on new records - fantastic results by all finishers in that heat...thanks again for so quietly and efficiently arranging this annual club event."

Kent Young Athletes League, Ashford, July 2018

A team of twelve Sevenoaks AC junior athletes contested the Kent Young Athletes League meeting at the Julie Rose stadium, Ashford on 8 July, finishing 7th overall. The team of Xanthe Mortleman, Emily Jones, Julia Sackville-West, Dulcie Pascual, Harvey Taylor, Quinn Taylor, Erin Vallance, Emma Sackville-West, Amber Bowers, Emily Holden, Madeline Swindin and Kristian Elphick-Mutru between them contested the u15 girls, u15 boys, u13 girls and u13 boys categories, finishing seventh overall.

Among the excellent performances by SAC athletes, Erin Vallance won the u13g 75 metres, Amber Bowers was second in the u13g javelin, Quinn Taylor was second in the u15b discus and third in the javelin, Emma Sackville-West was third in the u13g long jump, and Kristian Elphick-Mutru third in the u13b 200 metres. In addition, there was a terrific run by Erin Vallance, Emma Sackville-West, Amber Bowers and Emily Holden for third place in the u13g 4 x 100 metres relay. The full results are here.

The next Kent Young Athletes League meeting is on Sunday 5th August at the Erith Leisure Centre.