Kent Veterans XC Champs


Saturday 3th December 2016

14 Harriers ventured up to Dartford for a new course set out near the track and park that we know well from the Dartford half marathon. The course was pretty much bone dry despite recent weather, with a few laps around football pitches interspersed with some forest trails, that made it quite easy for spectators to cheer on at multiple points each lap. The weather was kind at first, with some brilliant sunshine, though sadly cloud cover and a few blustery winds brought back normal conditions for this time of year. Our new tent was most welcome as a changing area.

The vets consists of 3 races, Men 50-59 (9k), W35+ and M60+ (5k), with the last race reserved for Men 40-49 (9k). Sadly, we weren’t able to put out teams for many of the competitions, despite a good number of entries for the event. Furthermore, we lost our two front running M50’s within the first couple of km with calf injuries. Given this, I must still congratulate the ladies W35 on a well-fought 5th place and Simon Howden on pushing himself to the limit!

We normally excel at this event with the great selection of veterans we have in the club, don’t be afraid to come try XC out and appreciate the camaraderie of a team event.

M40 (4 to score)
FinPos AthNo AthleteName Club Time
1 344 Alex Gibbins B&B 30:09
27 429 Matthew Clements TWH 34:25
36 431 Simon Howden (M45) TWH 35:36
M50 – 12th Team (3 to score)
FinPos AthNo AthleteName Club Time
1 97 Ben Reynolds TON 31:11
39 108 Geoff Turner TWH 38:26
44 101 Stephen Austin (M55) TWH 38:40
61 107 Michael Russell TWH 41:15
71 105 Andrew Page TWH 43:29
M60 (3 to score)
FinPos AthNo AthleteName Club Time
1 174 David Moorekite (M75) LARK 22:29
12 179 Bryon Taylor (M75) TWH 36:28
W35 – 5th Team (3 to score)
FinPos AthNo AthleteName Club Time
1 202 Hazel Behagg (W40) DRR 17:08
10 240 Pru Clements (W40) TWH 19:15
29 243 Lesley Mercer (W40) TWH 22:31
34 244 Carol Tsang (W40) TWH 23:13