Masters Report - 23rd October 2016

Tonbridge 10K

This is a low key and seemingly “secret” 10K that is run from Stocks Green School out to Leigh, Egg Pie Lane back to lower street, Philpots lane and then a slightly downhill 1.5k along Noble Tree Road to finish opposite the Flying Dutchman.

Having looked at last year’s results I am not ashamed to admit I went looking for a M50 win for myself!! Found myself in 9th place at half way just behind a TWH runner, who didn’t look 50, but I couldn’t be sure. Luckily he was slower up the hill from Philpots lane and I eased away over the final 1.5k to be first M50 in 38.44, 13 secs ahead of the TWH runner who was M50!!

Richard Bamford was doing his first road 10k and based on the Kent league race at Stanhill Farm he was hoping for 45 minutes. He smashed this time in 43.30 in 30th place overall. He is doing the Beachy Head half marathon next Saturday which will be a different experience to this pretty flat course.

Lucy PK 42.50 ran very close to her PB of 42.40 (London 2016) and narrowly lost out by 1 second for 2nd lady overall, in a sprint finish. However she was first W50, although 2nd W45 to Tina Hissey.

Pat Hollands was looking to get close to his best of around 52mins but after tangling with a bramble could not find the extra gear up the Philpots hill, as he finished in 55.10. Pat’s wife Liz finished in 1.02.45


The full list of results can be found here

Kent Vets Cross Country Championships Dec 3rd Dartford Central Park

I would like to start hearing who is planning to race in what is the main vets race of the winter for most club members. No one should feel they are too slow or not good enough. We have some new members particularly in the ladies who will help to strengthen our teams, PLEASE make yourselves available, we can win medals.

Categories are M40-49, M50-59, M60-69, M70+
W35-44, W45-54, W55-64, W65+

To be eligible , you need to have been born in Kent or lived in Kent for at least 9 months and not competed in another counties championships.

You can see results for last year's event here

Contact to confirm your availability
Team manager makes the entry (club pays for entry)

South of England Masters XC championships 10th Dec Oxford

This is an interesting event as it is run jointly with the South of England inter counties championships. A number of Vets Women will be selected for the Kent inter-counties team, however there is also a separate South of England Women’s vets championship race. There are 2 Mens races as shown below. NOTE age categories are slightly different for the women, starting at 40 yoa. Individual and team race

The course is very varied starting on playing fields, then farmland, an orchard, a woodland hill and last time a very muddy track .

11:00am Men 50 plus, 60 plus 10km
11:43am Women 40 plus, 50 plus, 60 plus, Men 70 plus 6km
14:10pm Men 40 plus 10km

Details are here

Team entries are made by team manager and entries paid by the club.

Please let know re your availability

Other Dates

18th March 2017 Cross Country Championships Liverpool

20th May 2017 BMAF Road Relay Championships Sutton Coldfield