Kent County XC Champs - 6th January 2018


Allan Lee was 11th and first M40 at the Kent Cross Country Championships at Brands Hatch on 6th January. Eleven Sevenoaks AC runners contested the event over a tough muddy course. Allan was joined in the senior men's race by Darrell Smith in 56th (2nd M50) and James Graham 159th (2nd M60).

Six of the runners were juniors in the U13 categories. Ollie Brownridge was an impressive 20th in the boys race, backed up by Dominic Fulton in 56th and Jacques Malan in 88th.The boys were one short of a team, but the girls team of Julia Sackville-West, 39th, Erin Vallance, 46th, and Daisy Fricker, 53rd, did register a team score - the only Sevenoaks runners to do so on the day - in eighth place.

SAC even had representation in the senior women's race in which Jacqui O'Reilly was 25th and Grace Manzotti 100th. All the results are here. Videos of the races are here.

Double Parkrun Day - 1 January 2018

Maidstone Parkrun

What a better way to start the new year than doing double parkrun. Grazia Manzotti and Rob Johnson went first to Maidstone for the Maidstone parkrun which started at 8.30 and then back to Tonbridge for the Tonbridge parkrun which started at 10.30. At Tonbridge we met several Sevenoaks runners. Maidstone is a nice parkrun along the river and back, very congested at the beginning as the path is narrow but then could be a PB one (not today after New Years celebrations!) and when we got to Tonbridge it started raining and the course was puddles puddles puddles and a mud bath. But it was great fun. Happy Running New year to everybody, 

Tonbridge Parkrun

Staplehurst End-of-Year 10 31 December 2017

James & NickFour SAC runners took part in the Staplehurst 10 miler on 31st December in wet and windy conditions, writes James Graham. Just to make it more interesting there was the addition of an unintentional water splash just before the long climb.

Nick Humphrey-Taylor was 11th (4th M40) in 1:04:43, James Graham 18th (1st M60) in 1:07:51, Anna Humphrey-Taylor 165th in 1:31:47 and Neil Haggertay 225th in 1:42:44.

The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 31 December 2017


Lyndon Collins was first and Darius Sarchar second and fastest in the "January" handicap on 31 December. Sophie Lamb was first woman with Jacqui O'Reilly fastest. The next race is on Sunday 11th February. The details are here.