KGP Update

Kent Grand Prix
So the results for Larkfield are out!
In the Men’s competition, we outscored our only challenger Thanet so increased our lead. The Ladies’ competition is tighter but again a good score at Larkfield helped increase the lead.
Current Standings with just one race to go:
Tunbridge Wells Harriers 3751   Tunbridge Wells Harriers 1073
Thanet Road Runners 3436   Thanet Road Runners 897
Maidstone Harriers 2815   Orpington Road Runners 893
Orpington Road Runners 2760   Petts Wood Runners 888
Petts Wood Runners 2647   Maidstone Harriers 620
Tonbridge AC 1485   Tonbridge AC 590
Medway & Maidstone AC 1364   Dartford Road Runners 407
Canterbury Harriers 1198   Sevenoaks AC 397
Cambridge Harriers 1167   Cambridge Harriers 395
Dartford Road Runners 1060   Beckenham RC 329
To win the title it is the best 8 from 10 races that count, losing the lowest-scoring races. I have done some calculations taking this into account.
For the Men to lose from here Thanet would need to score 600. This would be a record so unlikely, but not impossible, so if we can have some decent scores at Sittingbourne to stop Thanet from scoring big points that will seal the title for us.
The Ladies is a closer affair and I calculate they would need to be outscored by 130 with Orpington appearing to be the real threat after the points adjustment. Again some decent scores at Sittingbourne will make sure this does not happen.
I am sorry I can’t be at Sittingbourne this weekend but good luck to those who are competing.
Matt Newman
Men’s Road Race Captain