Keith Dowson was first M50, Nick Humphrey-Taylor third M40 and with Dan Witt they were second mens team at the Kent GP and Champs Coastal Marathon on 3rd September. Rob Carr joined them in the long race, while Anna Humphrey-Taylor was fourth W45 in the accompanying Half. Nick adds:
Some pics from yesterday’s quad bashing. 4 of us doing the Marathon and Anna did the half. A first for me starting at the front of the pack with Dan and Keith, but once the initial fast halfer’s had passed managed to settle into a comfortable pace. Quite a tough first half of the course - steady undulation, and a bit windy coming of the sea front, but in almost ideal temperature for me atleast. Mangaed to take out a few guys on the way round, but the field was well spread out where I was, until the last mile whaere I had enough to take out another couple. Well organised with many water stations and supportive marshalls (and public) to guide us through what is quite a twisty route coming off the front into residential areas at times. We got a whole lot of medals between us including second men’s team, which I thought was good going. I would definitely do this one again - it’s never going to be a PB course, but certainly a challenge, and for me a good way of seeing where I am ahead of Abingdon in 7 weeks.
Thirteen Sevenoaks AC runners contested the Weald 10k on 3rd September, including three women who came away with the Ladies team title, collected by Silvia Forcat - left. Sally Shewell (2nd W55) and Jane Morgan completed the winning team.
Hugh Brennan led the team home in fifth (3rd M40) with Andrew Milne 10th (3rd SM). James Graham was second M60 and Ron Denney second M80.
There was also SAC success in the 2k fun run with Julia Sackville-West second female and Ollie Armes fourth overall.
Twenty-one SAC runners contested the Sevenoaks 7 on bank holiday Monday 28th August and came away with both the men's and women's team titles. James Mason was second, David Lee fourth, Heather Fitzmaurice fifth woman and second W45, Jim Fitzmaurice second M70, James Graham second M60 and Jacqui O'Reilly third senior woman. The SAC results were as follows:
A small team but great results as Nick Humphrey-Taylor was 10th (2nd M40), James Graham 13th (1st M60) and Jane Morgan 12th woman (1st W35) at the tough Mount Ephraim 10k on 6th August. The detailed SAC results were: