Richard Pitcairn-Knowles added to his extraordinary list of masters achievements indoors and out during March with a new UK record 18:55.69 in the M85 indoor 3000m as he won both the 3000m and 800m (4:57.18) at the British Masters Indoor Championships over 9/10 March.
Not content with mere UK titles, Richard went on to contest the World Masters Championships at Torun, Poland on 24/25 March where he won silver in the M80 3000m (18:57.99) on day one and followed that with gold in the M85 Cross Country on the following day (6k/50:41).
The picture of Richard in his UK record run is from Athletics Weekly. Many congratulations to Sevenoaks AC's reigning World Champion and UK record holder!
Spring marathon preparations were in evidence among SAC runners on Sunday 10th March as they competed in the Lydd 20, where John Witton was 18th, Lydd Half and the London Marathon "Big Half", with results as follows:
Andy Ashlee and Chris Randall ran the Lenham Cross Winter Marathon (trail 27.5M/4300ft) on 24 February where Andy was fourth (2nd M40). Chris provided this evocative report and photos from the race. Andy spared us a picture of his feet.