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News - Week commencing 14 November 2014


There was good I & I crowd at Shorne once again on Saturday, but not nearly as good as the numbers who ran at Sunday’s Cross Country League at Swanley, where 28 Istead members took to the mud.

Mark Champion led home our men at Shorne, finishing in 2nd place, while Lynne Champion  finished in 10th place and 1st lady overall. Steve Mitchell was our only member to get a PB this Saturday.  We had just the one runner at Saturday’s ladies only Cross Country at Sparrows Den, where Sally D finished just outside the top half of the field.

On Sunday, Steve Ball achieved a new personal best over the Half Marathon distance down at Bexhill in the Poppy Run, where he was 76th in what was a very windy race.


Results :- Shorne Parkrun – Mark Champion 2nd 19.41; Steve Cable 5th 20.16; Mark Pywell 7th 20.26; Tim Bell 8th 20.53; Steve Mitchell 9th 20.53 (PB); Lynne Champion 10th 21.00; Peter Gibson 11th 21.40; Darren Harger 28th 24.09; Sue Beecham 30th 24.25; Barry Bell 34th 24.39; Jason Beaney 36th 24.44; Simon Hewett 38th 25.38; Helen Fooks 42nd 26.17; Joyce Bell 63rd 29.41; Louise Stapley 77th 32.07

Maidstone Parkrun – Andy Archer 140th 27.33

Kent League XC, Sparrows Den – Sally Dawodu-Talabi 55th 25.21

Bexhill Poppy Run Half Marathon – Steve Ball 76th 1.35.04 (PB); Sadie Forrest 377th 1.55.15

Kent Fitness League XC, Swanley – for full Istead results, click here.







The fixtures for the Kent Cross Country League are:
Sat. 11 Oct - Swanley Park
Sat. 25 Oct - Tonbridge (Somerhill)
Sat. 8 Nov - Sparrows Den, Hayes (Ladies only)
Sat. 29 Nov - Danson Park (Men only)
Sat. 7 Feb - Swanley (Parkwood)

The Kent Fitness League fixtures are still provisional:

Sun. 19 Oct - Knole Park, Sevenoaks
Sun. 9 Nov - Swanley Park
Sun. 23 Nov - Oxleas Wood, Eltham
Sun. 30 Nov - Fowlmead, Deal
Sun. 28 Dec - Nurstead Court, Meopham
Sun. 18 Jan - Minnis Bay

Sun. 8 Feb - Rough Common, Blean