SCVAC T&F 13 May 2019

Dan & Graham

The first two SCVAC T&F events of 2019 took place on 3rd and 13th May, with Sevenoaks AC fielding teams in both men's and women's categories. Results for the earlier meeting were delayed but have now been released albeit without measurements in a couple of events. Seven men made up the men's team on 3rd at Sutcliffe Park, coming fourth on the day, while only two attended the women 's event, nevertheless finishing fifth. For the men, Graham Dwyer, Jim Knight, Dan Witt, Duncan Cochrane, David Simpson and Zachary Ramsden scored for the men, with Andrew Rackham also competing. Lesley Knight and Sylvia Lewis scored for the women. The results are here.

Both teams were slightly bigger for the second match on 13th at Dartford. Andrew Simpson, Geoffrey Kitchener and Ron Denney boosted the men's squad, while Bet Benn and Pauline Dalton augmented the women. Once again, Lesley and Sylvia added points. Highlights for SAC were Pauline's win in the W50 1500 and Duncan's second place in the M60 race at the distance. Despite these triumphs, the men were again 4th and the women 5th. They are also 4th and 5th respectively in the standings after the two events. The Dartford results are here.

The next event is on Friday 31st May at Tonbridge. SAC members contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Darent Valley 10k 2019

Dan & Andrew

Fifteen Sevenoaks AC runners took part in the Kent Grand Prix Darent Valley 10k race in near-perfect conditions on 12 May. Sally Shewell was third W55, while Andrew Milne led the SAC contingent home in under 40 minutes despite the hilly - but scenic - course.

The SAC results were:

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 7 May 2019

IanIan King won the May handicap race by just one second from Sean Leith, with John Witton fastest on the day in third.

Andrew Mead still leads the series despite missing the May race.

To accommodate developments in junior training on Tuesday nights, future summer handicap races will be on Sunday mornings. The next race will be on Sunday 2nd June at 09:00 and not as previously advised.

Details are here.

Mayday Races 2019


Allan Lee was third and first M40 at the Whitstable 10k on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, where Chris Hall also had a great run in 29th. The SAC results were:

Pos Name Cat Chip
3 Allan Lee MV40 33:45
29 Chris Hall MV40 41:02

The full results are here.

Heather & Jim

Meanwhile, Andrew Mead was 20th and 4th M50 at the Ted Pepper 10k at Norman Park, Bromley, with Heather Fitzmaurice, Laura Andrade and Jim Fitzmaurice also running well. Heather took the W45 and Jim the M75 SCVAC multi-terrain title. The SAC results were:

Pos Gun Chip Name Club Sex Cat Num GPos GCat
20 00:40:11 00:40:08 Andrew Mead Sevenoaks AC M Male Vet 50 243 20 4
82 00:45:49 00:45:43 Heather Fitzmaurice Sevenoaks AC F Female Vet 45 137 17 7
99 00:47:25 00:47:11 Laura Andrade Sevenoaks AC F Female Vet 35 10 21 8
303 01:03:10 01:03:04 james fitzmaurice Sevenoaks AC M Male Vet 60 136 187 27

 The Ted Pepper results are here.

Sevenoaks AC also had four runners in both the Hildenborough 10 and 5 milers, with Lionel Stielow 1st M70 in the longer race:

SAC results at Hildenborough 10:

 SAC results at Hildenborough 5:

The full Hildenborough results are here.

Finally, Pauline Dalton was 72nd (6th W45) in 1:16:21 and Duncan Warwick-Champion 90th (20th M50) in 1:19:22 at the Witham 10 - results here.