SAC at London Marathon 2019

John

John Witton led Sevenoaks AC's sixteen finishers in this year's London Marathon on 28 April. John ran an excellent 2:45 and was the first of four SAC runners under three hours, while Sally Shewell was our best-placed finisher in category. The SAC results were:

LM results 2019

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The full results are here.

SAC Handicap 21 April 2019

Jim

Jim Fitzmaurice won the April handicap race in hot, sunny conditions, ahead of Sean Leith. Andrew Mead was fifth and takes an early lead in the series after just four races.

The next race is a five-miler on Tuesday 7th May at 19:00 from the Sevenoaks School track. The details are here.

Paddock Wood Half Marathon 2019

PW Half Start

Members collected four bronze medals as twenty Sevenoaks AC runners contested the Paddock Wood half on 7th April, led home by Andrew Milne and Mary Bridges. Mary (W35), Sally Shewell (W55), Sylvia Lewis (W65) and Lionel Stielow (M70) all won Kent County AA Long-Course bronzes at the event. Conditions were good for distance running with no sun and little wind. The SAC results were:

Pos Gun Name Club Cat Num Chip Grade
96 1:20:48 Andrew Milne Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 173 1:20:40 73.82
120 1:22:34 Michael Lochead Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 2047 1:22:23 73.07
128 1:22:53 Nick Humphrey-Taylor Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1398 1:22:42 77.12
144 1:24:06 Keith Brown Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 2394 1:23:55 76.58
213 1:28:00 Andrew Hutchinson Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 1151 1:27:49 69.03
338 1:33:51 Alex Newby Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1260 1:33:41 66.12
349 1:34:03 Graham Dwyer Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1432 1:33:52 68.47
368 1:34:51 Mary Bridges Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 35-44 2023 1:34:33 71.83
375 1:35:00 Vanessa Gilmartin Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 35-44 575 1:34:47 73.53
385 1:35:23 Andrew Evans Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1467 1:35:06 68.04
484 1:39:10 Marion Van Lille Sevenoaks AC Senior Ladies 1034 1:38:38 66.35
568 1:41:42 Sean Leith Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1441 1:41:10 63.32
621 1:43:12 Michael Allen Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 40-49 1239 1:42:43 60.12
628 1:43:22 Ian King Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 1928 1:42:35 57.70
895 1:50:44 Sarah Shewell Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 55-64 114 1:50:08 73.28
915 1:51:24 Hugh Shewell Sevenoaks AC Senior Men 1933 1:50:48 53.55
958 1:52:41 Rhea Malkin Sevenoaks AC Senior Ladies 1029 1:51:47 58.39
1167 1:59:12 Lionel Stielow Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 70+ 357 1:58:42 67.00
1571 2:11:57 Richard Thomas Sevenoaks AC Vet Men 60-69 1772 2:10:47 54.97
1839 2:25:29 Sylvia Lewis Sevenoaks AC Vet Ladies 65+ 120 2:23:30 60.50

(NB. Sports Systems grades as above are not the 2015 WMA grades used for the SAC GP.)

The full results are here. The KCAA awards are here.

World Gold and UK Record for RPK

RPK UK recRichard Pitcairn-Knowles added to his extraordinary list of masters achievements indoors and out during March with a new UK record 18:55.69 in the M85 indoor 3000m as he won both the 3000m and 800m (4:57.18) at the British Masters Indoor Championships over 9/10 March.

Not content with mere UK titles, Richard went on to contest the World Masters Championships at Torun, Poland on 24/25 March where he won silver in the M80 3000m (18:57.99) on day one and followed that with gold in the M85 Cross Country on the following day (6k/50:41).

The picture of Richard in his UK record run is from Athletics Weekly. Many congratulations to Sevenoaks AC's reigning World Champion and UK record holder!