Sevenoaks Rotary Club 10k Run - 2017 and 2018

We would just like to repeat our thanks to all of the Club runners who took part in Sevenoaks Rotary Club 10k Run in Knole Park on 2nd April this year, write Richard Burke and Tim St.Clair-Pearce - and to let you know we have provisionally booked 8th April* next year for the 2018 event.

You will recall that our children's charity - Friends of Shelby Newstead (FoSN) - worked in partnership with Sevenoaks Rotary to generate awareness and funds for this and other charities.

FoSN arranged for a short video of the Run to be produced which is here.

You might even catch a glimpse of one of your Club runners!

We aim to raise as much as possible for our good causes in next year's Run and we would be very grateful if you would facilitate an invitation to your members.

We will be in regular touch with you in the months to come and will update you on developments such as when and how members can register for the event.

We are also planning to introduce a new competitive element to the Run which we believe will go down very well with your members.

For now, take a look at the video and bear us in mind for next year.

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*Date to be confirmed by the end of August


The Friends of Shelby Newstead is a local registered charity (N. 1148360) has for more than 20 years raised funds to help seriously - and sometimes terminally - ill children.

FoSN ensures that 100% of funds raised goes to the benefit of those children that have been referred to them.

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Kent GP 2017 - after 5 races

James Graham at Paddock Wood Half

Please see this Kent GP update, writes Dan Witt. The men's team are currently 4th out of 36!!

This is before the Harvel 5 results are added, but I don't think many teams will have scored well there as it was sold out so early. A great opportunity exists for us to maintain or even improve upon our current position over the next four races, starting with the Bexley 10k on Sunday 23rd July.

Can we please get as many Sevenoaks AC entries as possible? Here is a link to enter via Run Britain, which is the cheapest way to enter with no fees. Event details are here. Hope to see some or even all of you there!

Also of note are the men's individual standings with Andrew Milne and James Graham in 15th and 16th places respectively, Keith Dowson and John Stevens 2nd and 5th M50s, James Graham (pictured above at Paddock Wood) 1st M60 and Sally Shewell 3rd W55; so individually we are also putting in some really strong performances!

Heart of Kent Hospice - London 10k

The message below, referring to the Virgin British 10k from Westminster, was received by this website:

Angela Pooley <>


I was wondering if you would be able to publicise this opportunity to your running group and members please.

Heart of Kent Hospice have 8 places in this year’s London 10k on Sunday 9th July; A beautiful run through the heart of central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks.

It is £15 to register with a minimum sponsorship target of £150 which will go directly to Heart of Kent Hospice. At Heart of Kent Hospice we care for people with a terminal illness in Aylesford, Malling, Maidstone, Tonbridge and surrounding villages. We support them, their families and carers to come to terms with their diagnosis and are privileged to support them to live in comfort, with independence and dignity through their illness and to the end of their lives. We are an independent charity and we depend on the generosity of our local community to raise £4 out of every £5 we spend.

If anyone would like a place please get them to contact us as we would love to hear from them,

With best wishes,


Marathon Training Partner Sought

Richard Harris <>

Hi All

I am a Sevenoaks resident running the brighton marathon this year looking to do a sub 4 hrs. My training buddy recently got injured so wanted to find someone to run with for the remaining weeks.

Do you know of anyone taking part who would be interested?

Many thanks

Club Team Grand Prix teams 2017

The draw for the Club Grand Prix teams for 2017 took place at the "Last Tuesday" social at the Sennockian recently. Each team has 3 members drawn from 3 seeded groups based on the best GP score achieved during 2016. The names were drawn out by Duncan WC under the watchful eyes of the assembled group of club members enjoying a drink.

Below are the teams which led to much speculation last night as to the likely favourites with no clear consensus which hopefully suggests it will be a keen contest.

If you want the contact details of your team members to exchange views on strategy then let me know. Past team colleagues of Duncan WC will testify of his relentless urging for improved scores from his team mates!

Enjoy your racing this year and good luck.

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1 Andrew Mead Tex Ryan Jane Morgan
2 Chris Desmond Grazia Manzotti Rob Johnson
3 David Ives Duncan Cochrane Silva Forcat
4 James Graham Annabelle Milne Maria Ashlee
5 John Stevens Simon Bishop Clair Thornton
6 Keith Dowson Lee Lintern Jenny Austin
7 Pauline Dalton Keith Brown Lesley Knight
8 Richard Pitcairn-Knowles Geoffrey Kitchener Happy Fisher
9 Sally Shewell Joe Parsons Rob Carr
10 Ted Scott James Wright Kym Herregods
11 Tony Waldron Ron Denney Tony Ostler
12 Andrew Milne Peter Ash Suzy Claridge
13 Daniel Witt Jim Fitzmaurice Sophie Lamb
14 David Lobley Simon Rowe Stuart Thompson
15 Hugh Brennan Marc Thatcher Erik Folkesson
16 James Beeston John Witton Peter Dillon
17 Lionel Stielow Heather Fitzmaurice Jim Knight
18 Lyndon Collins Andy Nicoll Jon Copping
19 Nick Humphrey-Taylor Anna Humphrey-Taylor Simon Lewis
20 Simon Hallpike Duncan Warick-Champion Kim Pegg
21 Tony Horlock Sylvia Lewis Steve Nicholson
22 Andrew Hutchinson Graham Dwyer Mike Allen