Darenth Valley 10K (Kent Grand Prix)

Race date: 
15 April 2012
Distance: 
10K


Darenth Valley Holds Shortest "Sunday Run" Ever (according to Mr. Cheek)!
Today was different in many ways, the Sunday Run temporarily put on hold, thanks to an entry by Mr. Cheek, plus it was also a busy day for lots of other Harriers running in Brighton, Paris and more locally in the elegant Darenth Valley. 13 Harriers (11 men & 2 ladies) ventured north up the M25 to the village of Eynsford for what is described as an undulating course with a 3km downhill stretch to the finish. They obviously forgot to mention the brother of Sausage Factor Hill looming around 7km, Doh! 553 runners completed the 10km course with Ramsey Kechacha (unattached) the winner in 34:25 and the first lady was Tina Oldershaw (Paddock Wood) in 38:27.
To the Harrier results (individual times listed below) – Stuart Shields was the first Harrier across the line in 37:16 and 9th overall, followed by Craig Chapman in 37:28 and James Sarre in 42:41. Kimberley Deeney was the first lady Harrier in 46:06 and 13th lady overall, followed by Sioban Adams in 53:39, Well Done!

It is getting a lot closer in the men's competition with 300pts separating the top 3 positions and just over 400pts separating the top 5. Larkfield and Maidstone gained some valuable points today and we now see the likes of Cambridge Harriers and Orpington creeping up the table.
For the Ladies, Larkfield and Maidstone also pulled out all the stops, and have gained a bit of a lead with Orpington moving up from 9th position. We continue to hover around 5th position, slipping a bit into 6th with only a difference of 10pts, I’m sure we can make this up in the upcoming races!
So after the fourth KGP race :-

Men’s Team - first 6 to score (previous position)
1. (1) TUNBRIDGE WELLS HARRIERS - 1,629
2. (2) LARKFIELD AC - 1,458
3. (3) MAIDSTONE HARRIERS - 1,328
4. (8) CAMBRIDGE HARRIERS - 1,207
5. (7) ORPINGTON ROAD RUNNERS - 1,197

Ladies Team - first 4 to score (previous position)
1. (2) LARKFIELD AC – 526
2. (4) MAIDSTONE HARRIERS – 466
3. (1) CANTERBURY HARRIERS – 438
4. (3) PADDOCK WOOD - 435
5. (9) ORPINGTON ROAD RUNNERS – 258
6. (6) TUNBRIDGE WELLS HARRIERS - 248

Again, well done to all the Harriers who competed in the various races TODAY!!

Pos

Gun

Name

Age

Chip

Chip Pos

KGP Pts

9  

37:18:00

Stuart SHIELDS

Senior

37:16:00

9

94

11  

37:30:00

Craig CHAPMAN

Senior

37:28:00

11

92

76  

42:50:00

James SARRE

Senior

42:41:00

75

51

109  

44:58:00

Casper MORRIS

Senior

44:48:00

112

34

111  

44:59:00

Steve AUSTIN

v50

44:16:00

98

33

118  

45:18:00

Robert WINTER

Senior

45:08:00

122

31

128  

45:28:00

Mark TAYLOR

v50

45:24:00

132

24

156  

46:33:00

Kimberley DEENEY

v35

46:06:00

149

41

233  

49:32:00

Jonathan RICKARDS

v60

49:22:00

238

 

289  

51:20:00

Allan CHEEK

v50

50:53:00

289

 

308  

52:03:00

Rob JOHNSON

Senior

51:10:00

297

 

348  

54:04:00

Sioban ADAMS

v35

53:39:00

348

5

454  

01:00:05

Chris AVIS

v50

59:37:00

455