Lydd 20 and Dartford Half Marathon 11 March 2018 and Big Half

Lydd 20 runners

At least 12 SAC runners forsook the long course county road championship at the Dartford Half as they finessed their marathon training with the Lydd 20. Keith Dowson was 2nd M50 (1st M55) and James Graham 1st M60 as Andrew Milne was narrowly the first SAC runner home in 26th place. The SAC results were:

Andrew Milne 26th in 2:13:46, Nick Humphrey-Taylor 27th in 2:13:49, Keith Dowson 28th in 2:14:03, Andy Ashlee 39th in 2:17:11, James Graham 47th in 2:19:46, John Stevens 49th in 2:19:58, Dan Witt 55th in 2:22:30, Laura Andrade 166th in 2:45:13, Marion Van Lille 208th in 2:50:02, Anna Humphrey-Taylor 323rd in 3:05:49, Neil Haggertay 418th in 3:19:37 and Jenny Austin 454th in 3:24:48. The full results will be here.

The results of the five Sevenoaks AC  athletes who made it to Dartford were:

The full results are here.

And the following runners took part in the London Big Half on the previous Sunday (4th March) when many other races, including the Thanet 20, were cancelled due to the snowy weather:

THE BIG HALF 04/03/18
    Time GP score
257 John Witton 01:19:34 75.5
414 Andrew Milne 01:23:34 70.2
543 Matthew Walker 01:25:47 70.0
739 John Stevens 01:28:31 77.7
810 James Graham 01:29:12 83.2

The Big Half results are here.

Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon - 18 February 2018


Keith Dowson was first M50, Alastair Moffatt 15th overall and third M40, while Vanessa Gilmartin was second W35 in the Tunbridge Wells Half on 18 February. Some twenty-one Sevenoaks AC runners took part. Their results were:

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 11 February 2018


Jon Copping won the February handicap ahead of David Lobley. Keith Dowson was fastest man and Pauline Dalton fastest woman. The next race is a five-miler on 25th March. All the details are here.

KXCL 2017/18 Match 5 - Sparrows Den

SAC team at Sparrows Den

The final race of the Kent cross-country league 2017/18 took place at Sparrows Den, West Wickham on 10th February and once again the Sevenoaks AC senior men completed a full team. The all-veteran quartet of Darius Sarshar (73rd), Dan Witt (77th), Andrew Mead (81st) and James Graham (120th and 2nd M60) ran brilliantly for twelfth team on the day. After all four races, the SAC team were 13th. Darius was our top scorer coming 11th M40 in the series.

Richard Pitcairn-Knowles ran in the M70 race, coming fourth, to complete a full card for the series. Richard ended up 3rd M70 (and 1st M80) in the League.

The full results are here.