Sevenoaks (Knole Park) 10k


Yesterday 5 Harriers made the local trip to Knole Park in Sevenoaks for the 13th annual Sevenoaks 10k, organised by the Sevenoaks Rotary Club. For anyone who has never ran around or visited this park, I highly recommend it. Beautiful woodland setting on national trust estate and if you like to avoid the road there are not many nicer settings! However a few issues running here including mud, hills and a dodging a few deer! Not as muddy as previous years when I have ran here in March, but definitely trail shoes at minimum. The race was very well organised and marshalled and the medal with a stag on it is a must for any collection! If anyone fancies running here in more favourable conditions, the Sevenoaks7 is a sound choice around pretty much a reverse of the same course, taking place in July.

First finisher was Charl Jordaan (unattached) in 37.59. First lady was Claire Day (Tonbridge AC) in 41.28. I was aiming for sub 50 given the terrain but just missed out by 5 measly seconds (I blame the winter cold that I am still trying to recover from). Harriers results below. Credible mention to Tom who was running very well until pulling up when I passed him late on.

RaceNo Name Time Chip Category CatPos GenPos
115 Matthew NEWMAN 00:50:07 00:50:05 M Sen 35 71
286 Thomas DARE 00:50:44 00:50:43 M Sen 42 79
392 Neil WITZ 00:54:32 00:54:28 M 40 40 120
298 Laura May PLANE 00:57:01 00:56:48 F Sen 13 32
301 Lucille JOANNES 01:02:04 01:01:53 F 55+ 9 61

Overall a highly recommended local race.

Matt Newman