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News - Week commencing 16 October 2014

You can tell that winter is approaching when the Cyclopark evening races and the cross country races start.

The Cyclopark 5k and 10k events this year are being held on the 2nd Thursday of each month through to March, while there are now cross country events taking place on most weekends, again until March.

We had just the two runners in this year’s first Cyclopark 10k, namely Jason Beaney and Helen Fooks, and no-one tried the 5k event this week. I’m sure that the numbers will pick up over the coming months.

On Saturday morning, there was, as usual, a good turnout at the Shorne Parkrun, with Tim Bell getting another victory in the race. Shorne PBs were achieved by Steve Mitchell and Simon Hewett. WE also had two runners out at the Great Lines Parkrun

The afternoon saw the first of the Saturday cross country events with Sally D leading home our women’s team of four, and Joe Cumberland first of our team of 7 men.

The 8 o’clock start puts off many runners but the 5k Cyclorun attracts a few regulars each weekend. This week Steve Mitchell won the race and Gillian kept up her regular appearance in the event.

On Sunday afternoon the Ashford 10k was held and Steve Ball set a new PB in the event, followed, not far behind by Sadie Forrest, gradually getting back into the swing of things.

A little further afield, four of our members made the trip up to Oxford again this year for the half marathon. Colin Whiteley set a new personal best while Sarah Dand was our first lady home.

Results:- Cyclopark 10k – Jason Beaney 27th 52.25; Helen Fooks 31st 54.22

Shorne Parkrun – Tim Bell 1st 20.25; Steve Mitchell 3rd 20.57 (PB); Peter Gibson 6th 21.39; Barry Bell 14th 23.46; Matthew Baxter 26th 25.15; Simon Hewett 32nd 25.43 (PB); Sue Beecham 38th 27.16; Matt Parmenter 42nd 28.12; Joyce Bell 51st 29.25; Stacy Harrison 65th 35.51

Great Lines Parkrun – Liz Vassell 89th 27.45; Jon Penfold 95th 28.12

Kent League Cross Country, Swanley Ladies 5k – Sally Dawodu-Talabi 66th 26.20; Jackie King 76th 27.18; Claire Ward 102nd 33.43; Jan Giles 105th 39.41

Kent League Cross Country, Swanley Men 10k – Joe Cumberland 57th 39.49; Dan Walsh 69th 41.02; Paul Jones 78th 41.36; Mark Pywell 103rd 43.14; Andy Archer 127th 45.04; Chris Thompson 129th 45.23; Darren Harger 145th 47.05

Cyclorun – Steve Mitchell 1st 20.33; Gillian Calliste 9th 31.26

Ashford 10k – Steve Ball 175th 43.45 (PB); Sadie Forrest 320nd 47.52

Oxford Half Marathon – Colin Whiteley 51st 1.21.51 (PB) ; Sarah Dand 1467th 1.48.48; Vikki Hill 1958th 1.54.05; Carly Jameson 1960th 1.54.05



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