Notices

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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Team


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

 

SCVAC Track and Field 2017

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.
 
Could you please let me know now, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you might be interested and perhaps able to make one or more of the meetings.
 
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.
 
Geoffrey Kitchener

SAC Christmas Dinner 2016

This will be on Friday December 16th at St Julian’s’ Club at 7.30 pm. Please select your choices from the menu below and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Two courses ~ £24.50
Three courses ~ £30.50

Starters

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

Mains

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

Desserts

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

Beverages

Coffee, tea or herbal tea with chocolate mints

(P.S. you pay for the dinner on the day.)

SAC AGM Friday 22nd April 2016

AGM Invite 2016The 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.

Track and Field 2016 - over 35s league meetings

Ron DenneyKeith Dowson

Time now to think about translating that hard-earned winter fitness to the range of events on offer at the athletics track this year!
 
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.
 
I’d be glad to hear from anyone who 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 yourself at this stage; just let me know if you might be interested and we can firm up as regards team arrangements nearer the time.
 
There is bound to be an event or events which will suit – we do distances from 100m to 3000m.  If you haven’t tackled an event before, this doesn’t matter.  There’s always someone else in the same position and you’ll be welcomed.  We’ve found that, as a team, we succeed best when we fill as many events as we can, and that nearly always involves someone trying out something new.  And as we’re in Division 2, the standard of performance is by no means daunting and you don’t have to take things too seriously – they’re really very friendly meetings.  Any performance for the team should earn us at least one point, and these all add up!
 
The league has men’s and women’s competitions at the same meetings.  We’ve not been in a position to field a women’s team for some years now.  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 still arrange 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.  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 pick what you’d like to do when the time comes.
 
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.
 
I’m attaching a full list of meetings and events – the first is on Friday 25 April. Do put this and 9 May, 27 May, 10 June, 27 June and 15 July in your diaries.
 
Could you please let me know now, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you might be interested and perhaps able to make one or more of the meetings.
 
I hope that it will be possible to provide a taster session at the school track, to try out various events in advance; but I can’t sort out anything for this until I’ve had and recovered from a knee operation (nothing caused by athletics, I have to say).
 
 
Geoffrey Kitchener