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?
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.
|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|
Once again, it’s time to think ahead to those bright, warm – well, some of them are – spring and summer evenings out on the athletics tracks of Kent.
For club members aged 35 years and upwards, we have the opportunity again of taking part in six Kent league athletics meetings on various Monday and Friday evenings from April to July.
Please let me know if you might be prepared to form part of this year’s club team for any one or more of the meetings, in any of the age groups, 35+, 50+ or 60+ years old. No need to commit definitely at this stage – just let me know if you’d like to be kept in touch, so you can choose to take up any events nearer the time.
There is bound to be an event or events which will suit – we do distances from 100m to 3000m. There is the opportunity to try out jumps and throws, there’s always some first-timers for these, so don’t worry if you’re not sure you even did them in schooldays. We’ve found that, as a team, we succeed best when we fill as many events as we can, and that often involves someone trying out something new. The standard of performance is not demanding in Division 2, where we are; it counts as a success just being able to something, because this will earn at least one point for the team!
The league has men’s and women’s competitions at the same meetings. It’s some years since we’ve been in a position to field a women’s team, but the opportunity is there. If enough women wish to commit for a team (I’d suggest a minimum of four regular attendees), that’s fine and we could probably arrange belatedly for entry for the meeting series. On the other hand, if any women wish to compete without organizing a team, it’s straightforward – and free – to participate as a guest, at least in the running events. Just let me know that you want to be on the email circulation list, so that you can be kept in touch for individual meetings and turn up when it suits.
The ability for anyone to compete as a guest is also useful for the men, as it means that you should get an opportunity to do an event even if we’ve filled the team (yes, this has happened on occasion!) or the event doesn’t cover your age level. This year, however, it looks as though guests are not being accepted in the javelin or hammer throwing events.
I’m attaching a full list of meetings and events – the first is on Friday 28 April at Bromley. Please put this and Monday 15 May (Ashford), Friday 2 June (Tonbridge), Monday 19 June (Dartford), Friday 7 July (Erith) and Monday 17 July (Gillingham) in your diaries.
Again, I’d be prepared to provide a taster session at the school track, to try out various events in advance, so long as there is interest in this.
Two courses ~ £24.50
Three courses ~ £30.50
Filo wrapped, rosemary & roasted garlic baked Somerset brie with cranberry & black pepper compote (v)
Chart farm venison & Stornoway black pudding scotch egg with wholegrain mustard sauce
Beetroot mousse with torched crumbled goats cheese, charred orange, hazelnut granola & radish salad (v)
Ham hock & parsley terrine with spiced apple compote, toasted ficelle & pineapple crisp
Carpaccio of tuna with pickled cucumber salad, cilantro sprouts, tomato ceviche & sesame tuille
Roasted English turkey breast roulade with free range pork, sage & cranberry stuffing, chipolata wrapped in smoked streaky bacon with turkey jus & cranberry sauce
Crispy slow cooked brisket of beef with horseradish apple puree & smoky parsnip crisps
Baked fillet of cod with brioche & gruyere herb crust, sautéed spinach, whole grain mustard cream sauce & sautéed new potatoes
Celeriac, leek, chestnut & cranberry shortcrust pastry pie with sautéed leek with chopped hazelnuts & crumbed Kentish blue cheese (v)
Confit duck leg with white bean, carrot & pancetta served with salsa verde & buttered sprout leaves
All served with honey roasted parsnips & sautéed brussels sprouts, baked cauliflower cheese gratin & traditional roast potatoes
Layered chocolate three ways: White chocolate panna cotta, milk chocolate mousse & dark chocolate glaze served with almond tuille
Caramelised apple & cinnamon sponge pudding with homemade calvados ice cream
Homemade mini Christmas pudding with brandy & vanilla sauce
Iced chestnut parfait with caramelised chestnuts, rum chantilly cream with dark chocolate flakes
Maple & pecan cheesecake with salted caramel sauce & shards of hazelnut brittle
Coffee, tea or herbal tea with chocolate mints
(P.S. you pay for the dinner on the day.)
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Sevenoaks Athletics Club will be held at the Sevenoaks Rugby Club at 8pm on Friday 22nd April. The details are here. All members are cordially invited and liquid refreshments will be provided.