Holiday Weekend Racing - May 3-6

Jim at the Ted Pepper

Jim Fitzmaurice was first M70 at the Ted Pepper 10k at Norman Park, Bromley on 6th May, which doubled as the SCVAC championships. Jim was 134th overall in 50:00. Full results here.

On the preceding Saturday, Uschi Field-Werners and Manu Field contested the trail Marathon and Half respectively at Bewl Water. Uschi was 102nd in 4:44 in the longer race, while Manu finished 29th in 1:43 in the 13.1. Full marathon result is here, and Half result here. Both runners times were PBs. "The course was very hard, mainly off road and the parts on the roads were very hilly" reported Dr F-W.

The majority of SAC's weekend racers descended on the Hildenborough 5 and 10 on 6th May, with the following results:

Hildenborough 10:

Position Number Finish Time Cat Surname Christian Name Club
3 436 1:03:44 M40 Brown Keith Sevenoaks AC
11 440 1:13:05 Msen Parsons Joe Sevenoaks AC
12 454 1:13:55 Msen Witt Daniel Sevenoaks AC
21 467 1:21:53 M40 Peers Robert Sevenoaks AC
29 482 1:27:02 F45 Fisher Happy Sevenoaks AC

Hildenborough 5:

Position Number Finish Time Cat Surname Christ Name Club
11 158 0:34:00 M40 Thatcher Mark Sevenoaks AC
21 184 0:36:44 M60 Colins Lyndon Unattached
23 186 0:37:11 M50 Folkesson Erik Unattached
25 182 0:39:16 M60 Marchant Maurice Unattached

Full results for the ten here and the five here.

Veteran Athletics League Meetings Update

Here are the men's and women's results from the 3rd May meeting, a bright evening with good competing conditions.  Although in the event we had only four competitors in the men’s team, undertaking six out of 16 possible events, our positioning was still good enough to put us in fourth place overall in the division.  So this is good news indeed!
We welcomed back Rob Peers as a Sevenoaks competitor after some years, which he celebrated with first place in the M35 pole vault (albeit an M45) with 2.40m, whilst David Simpson took second place in the M50 event with 1.35m, ranking him nationally at present as third in the M70s.
John Denyer took third place in the M50 3000m race with 11 minutes 38.3 seconds which, at this stage of the season, could be enough for a top ten national ranking, so John looks to be back in form.  Many thanks also to John for juggling his race with joining Geoffrey Kitchener in officiating at the triple jump.  Geoffrey’s commitments were finished in time for the last event of the evening, the 2km walk, where he won the M50 competition in 12 minutes 32.4 seconds.
Happy Fisher joined us as a guest runner in the women’s 3000m, achieving a PB in 14 minutes 12.2 seconds.
Our next meeting is on Monday 20th May at Canterbury, when there will be races at 200m, 1500m and 4x100m relay; also high jump, shot put and javelin.  Please let me know ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you are able to take on any of these.
Geoffrey Kitchener

Sevenoaks Triathlon 2013

While many SAC members were contesting the monthly handicap on 28th April, Jon Copping and Jean-Pierre Darque represented Sevenoaks AC at the 2013 Sevenoaks Triathlon.

Jon and JP after the 7oaks Tri

Other members were also present, albeit representing tri clubs. See how many you can spot in the results here.

Handicap 28 April 2013

KFL M70 champion Jim Fitzmaurice was the clear winner of the April handicap, while Gabe Morris leads the series after securing second place and running the fastest time by over six minutes.

April Winner Jim Fitzmaurice

Details here.