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Club Night: Wednesday 7pm at Cascades Leisure Centre, Gravesend

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 Park

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



It was good to see people out running on the roads at the weekend, after the last few weeks being primarily Cross Country or Parkruns. The Canterbury 10 didn’t attract many of our top men or women, but nevertheless we had a good turnout of nine runners. Wilfredo Chillitupa was our first runner home, and Sue Beecham our first lady, finally getting a new 10 mile best, after setting PBs at most other distances over the last year.

Just three of our runners took part in the South of England Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Brighton. Mark Pywell was our first man, and Sally Dawodu-Talabi our sole woman.

Mark Champion was our fastest Parkrunner this weekend, racing at Tonbridge, where wife Lynne was the first female home. Mark Simmonds was our first finisher at Shorne, finishing just three places behind a certain Marcus Cram, son of the famous Steve.

Apart from the other Parkruns and the Cyclorun regulars, the only other result I could find was a great run by Joe Cumberland at the Hadleigh Legacy 10k, where he finished 5th of over 300 runners. The run takes place on the 2012 Olympic Games Mountain Bike Circuit, so it isn’t any easy run by any means.

Results:- Tonbridge Parkrun – Mark Champion 5th 19.00; Lynne Champion 10th 20.27; Steve Ball 11th 20.36; Sadie Forrest 66th 25.28; Barry Bell 69th 25.39; Joyce Bell 147th 30.26

Shorne Parkrun – Mark Simmonds 5th 20.33; Tim Bell 7th 20.59; Sue Beecham 32nd 24.11; Chris Warner 42nd 25.21; Vikki Hill 47th 26.07; Simon Hewitt 69th 28.26; Amanda Crowle 136th 43.30

Great Lines Parkrun – Stacy Harrison 185th 32.32

Forest Rec Parkrun – Jonathan Crowle 50th 23.52

South of England Cross Country, Mens Champs – Mark Pywell 710th 1.17.17; Darren Harger 782nd 1.22.50

South of England Cross Country, Womens Champs - Sally Dawodu-Talabi 288th 45.36

Cyclorun 5k – Jenny Howland 1st 19.49; Mark Simmonds 2nd 20.31; Barry Bell 7th 24.29; Joyce Bell 16th 28.32

Cyclorun 7.5k – Dan Doyle 2nd 45.28; Matt Parmenter 3rd 45.48

Canterbury 10 – Wilfredo Chillitupa 111th 1.09.13; Steve Cason 218th 1.14.37; John Gillis 308th 1.18.07; Sue Beecham 309th 1.18.07 (PB); Nick Claydon 314th 1.18.14; Sally Dawodu-Talabi 383rd 1.21.50; Jason Beaney 409th 1.22.57; Carly Jameson 445th 1.24.53; Barbara Ockendon 498th 1.26.57; Helen Fooks 616th 1.32.33

Hadleigh Legacy 10k – Joe Cumberland 5th 45.00