Tonbridge Half Marathon 2017

Sally at finish

Sally Shewell was second W55 as twenty Sevenoaks runners, including several of the previous days mobsters, contested the Tonbridge Half in damp windy conditions on 1st October. Nick Humphrey-Taylor was our first runner home, narrowly edging out fellow M40 Matthew Walker.

Team SAC in Malling Mob Match

Leading Mobsters

Sevenoaks AC were sixth in the mob match organised in conjunction with the Malling Parkrun on 30th September. SAC had the smallest team of the seven participating clubs, but there were high-quality performances at both ends of the field. The SAC results were as follows:

Pos parkrunner Time Age Cat Age Grade - Gender Pos Club Note Total Runs
9 Darius SARSHAR 18:35 VM45-49 78.12 % M 9 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 1  
12 Andrew MILNE 18:40 SM30-34 70.27 % M 12 Sevenoaks AC New PB! 58 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
15 Nick HUMPHREY-TAYLOR 18:51 VM40-44 74.62 % M 15 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 145 Member of the parkrun 100 ClubStrava logo
25 Daniel WITT 19:34 VM40-44 70.78 % M 23 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 36  
26 John STEVENS 19:36 VM55-59 79.08 % M 24 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 9  
47 James GRAHAM 20:31 VM60-64 80.99 % M 44 Sevenoaks AC PB stays at 00:19:40 55 Member of the parkrun 50 ClubStrava logo
80 Annabelle MILNE 21:59 VW35-39 68.46 % F 6 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 56 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
147 Simon ROWE 24:20 VM45-49 60.14 % M 127 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 15  
160 Anna HUMPHREY-TAYLOR 25:02 VW45-49 64.71 % F 27 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 151 Member of the parkrun 100 ClubStrava logo
313 Sylvia LEWIS 31:47 VW60-64 63.77 % F 119 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 77 Member of the parkrun 50 Club
346 Richard PITCAIRN-KNOWLES 33:28 VM80-84 70.22 % M 203 Sevenoaks AC PB stays at 00:31:41 279 Member of the parkrun 250 Club
349 Lesley KNIGHT 33:34 VW65-69 62.26 % F 144 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 17  
386 Jim KNIGHT 44:58 VM65-69 37.66 % M 217 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 18  
396 Paul Antony TABOR 56:07 VM55-59 27.86 % M 219 Sevenoaks AC First Timer! 78 Member of the parkrun 50 Club

 Malling Parkrun startJohn & Dan

The parkrun results are here. The "fiendishly complicated" mob match scores are here.

At the Races - 24th September 2017

Hospice 10k startLionel

At the Hospice in the weald 10k at Tunbridge Wells on 24th September, Nick Humphrey-Taylor was 6th overall and Andrew Mead supplemented his artistic endeavours for the hospice with 21st place in the 2017 race. Anna Humphrey Taylor and Lionel Steilow also ran the tough hilly race in warm sunny conditions. The SAC results were:

Pos Num Name Time Gender GenPos
208 270 Anna Humphrey Taylor 00:55:56 Female 46
6 271 Nick Humphrey Taylor 00:40:37 Male 6
21 367 Andrew Mead 00:43:20 Male 20
376 552 Lionel Steilow 01:02:00 Male 253

The full results are here.

James GrahamAnd James Graham ran the Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham which he said was "rather hilly". James was 156th overall and second M60 in a large field in a chip time of 1:30:03. The full results are here.

Finally, Jim Fitzmaurice was 81st and first M70 in the Highway 10k in Chelsfield in a chip time of 56:54. Full results here.

Will Bolton XC Relays 2017

SAC team at WB Relays 2017

We entered the Will Bolton Memorial XC relays on Saturday with a Mens team of Dan Witt, Tony Horlock, Ted Scott and myself, writes Andrew Mead. The race is 4 by 4km relay at Sparrows Den involving running around about 5 rugby pitches and then up into some very steep woods. There were about 60 teams in all with men, women and mixed senior teams all running at the same time, and the SAC team came 35th. Not bad as the average age of the runners was probably closer to 20 years with Tonbridge AC, Blackheath and Sevenoaks School in particular all entering some very youthful teams. Overall a well organised race and a good sharpener for XC season.

Results are here.