Congratulations to Toby Emm for finishing 5th in the Regional Finals for the English Schools Cup whilst representing Judd School. Judd came 1st overall, which means they go through to the national final, which is in Newquay on 29th November.
PosNameCatTimeChip Time454Vanessa HollambyFV41:59:59.551:59:42.10
Kent League, Saturday 8th November, Sparrows Den, West Wickham:
Under 15 Boys
Pos Name Time 31 Harry Young 16.36 36 Charlie George 16.54 40 Aaron Rowland 17.08 PWAC 8th Team - 10th overall
Pos Name Cat Time 10 Claire Day 21.07 16 Sarah Shepheard 21.50 36 Jane Dew W40 23.50 65 Sue James W60 26.37 PWAC 6th Team - 6th overall
Fast, hilly course in woodland from playing fields. Soft after recent rain but still easy to negotiate. Both under-15 boys and senior women are flying the flag for Paddock Wood against top quality opposition. Claire Day is now 4th overall individual and Sue James is the leading W55+ master athlete with one race to go.
PosFinish timeChip timeName2231:0830:56Martin Taylor
PosTimeNameCat640:13Tina OldershawFV451st female and 1st FV453747:20Harry AbrahimMV453847:41Duncan RiordanMV55
PosNameChip TimeGun Time591Caroline Richards4:49:15.254:50:13.20700Robert Weighell4:59:08.655:00:07.30
Under 13 Boys - 3kPosNameTime9Toby Emm12:02No team
Under 15 Boys - 4kPosNameTime43Charlie George18:4944Aaron Rowland18:54No team
Senior Women - 5kPosNameCatTime7Maria HeslopW4521.5512Claire Day23.0623Sarah Shepherd24.0742Jane DewW4026.0371Sue JamesW6028.513rd team
Senior Men - 10kPosNameCatTime51Colin Tricker40.0393Martin TaylorM4043.52No team
The senior women were a brilliant third behind Invicta East Kent and Tonbridge AC and are currently sixth overall. Maria Heslop is sixth individual and first W45; Claire Day is tenth overall and Sue James is first W55+ master.
In the under-13 boys Toby Emm is seventh overall. Conditions at Somerhill School were perfect for cross-country and the course was challenging but on a super surface with very little mud.
The next races are at Sparrows Den, West Wickham on Saturday, November 8 (not Senior Men) and Saturday, November 29 (not Senior Women). The final for Senior Men and Women is on Saturday, February 7.
FV 45 to 54
27 Of you raced in very pleasant conditions yesterday in Knole Park Sevenoaks. A great turn out and very much appreciated by Jeanette , Oliver and myself. Thank you.
Thank you also to the supporters that turned out very much appreciated and a special mention to Robin Hollamby for some great pictures.
PWAC had at least 5 runners that as far as I am aware had never run a KFL XC race before and all seemed to be smiling at the end of the race, hopefully this has not put them of and we will see them again at some point in the season.
Maria Heslop won the ladies race but is deemed to be an elite runner for the purposes of this league so I am afraid her score did not count, well done anyway Maria. For your info the winner of the men’s race was also an elite runner and did not score.
Every cloud has a silver lining and with Clare Day finishing in second place this meant she was promoted to 1STplace and so declared the ladies race winner. Well done Clare and excellent run, looking good for the rest of the season.
In the men’s race Colin Tricker finished in 5th place and was dually promoted to 4th place, well done Colin.
I am not going to mention everybody there were some excellent performances all round but a special mention must go to Alan Newman who hobbled over the finish line as our first v50runner and Jane Drew who appeared desperate to run but could not because her son was not well prior to the race, next time Jane.
Please remember even if you do not win the race YOUR FINAL POSITION COUNTS in this league, everybody’s score counts in the overall team results.
To see a full list of results please log onto the following link http://kfl.canterburyharriers.org/xc_result.php?id=5859
At the presentation after the race 3 PWAC men were given awards from last season, Martin Taylor, Alan Newman as age category winners (your ages are safe with me) and James Ridger for finishing last season as 3 male runner overall.
We had one lucky winner in the after race raffle.
NEXT RACE SWANLEY PARK SWANLEY NOVEMBER 9TH