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Andy Gardener’s report on the Marathon

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON,23 APRIL 2017 A HOST OF FINE INDIVIDUAL RUNS TOGETHER WITH CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS FOR THE CLUB Following on from Kent AC's successful Cross Country season and the recent strong displays in the major relay races, the 2017 London Marathon provided further proof of the strength of endurance running at the club. I thought perhaps we might have peaked last year in terms of numbers, but this year

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London Marathon 2017

Fantastic runs from Kent AC at the 2017 London Marathon, with 50+ finishers, 29 sub-3.  Lots of PBs.  All followed by an important trip to the runners recovery clinic, aka The Chandos. In the men's team race, it looks like we're third.  Very close behind Belgrave and Serpentine.  AFD's top 3  was fastest, but in theory will not count as their elites were not in club vests.  We'll have to

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Southern League Sutton 15th April 2017

Kent AC SL Athletics

Southern Athletics League Match Report- Fixture 1   Kent AC's first fixture in the 2017 Southern Athletics League was on a cool, breezy Easter Saturday in Carshalton, a week before the London Marathon.  Our squad was understandably a bit depleted but despite this, some magnificent performances helped us to 3rd place, only a few points behind St Mary's in second. Our team demonstrated all of the qualities that makes the Southern

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National 12 Stage

MEN'S 12 STAGE ROAD RELAY, SUTTON PARK, 8 APRIL 2017 A TOP TEN FINISH FOR THE 'A' TEAM WHILE 'B' TEAM ALSO HAVE A FINE RACE The club had plenty of grounds to celebrate after this year's National 12 stage relays. A really strong performance by our 'A' team saw them secure a top ten finish in this prestigious event – seventh spot just one ahead of mystic Ken's predicted

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Southern 12 Stage 2017 Kent AC video

Race highlights in this video from Norman below. Men A team 5th Men B team 15th - 1st B team Men C team 32nd - 1st C team Women 6 stage 9th team Main article: www.kentac.org.uk/southern-12-stage-road-relay-2017/   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrOQWON1SSM   Youtube Kent AC Southern 12 Stage video [ms_divider style="normal" align="left" width="100%" margin_top="30" margin_bottom="30" border_size="5" border_color="#f2f2f2" icon="" class="" id=""][/ms_divider] SEAA 6 Stage Road Relays Senior Women’s results – 25/03/2017 1. Isobel Bradley 16:49 (short

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Southern 12 Stage Road Relay 2017

A good day by any description !  On our return to Gravesend the weather was warmer than last year but times were affected by a strong headwind on the climb back to the start which on this short lap course meant it had to be tackled three times. We had a solid opening leg from the reliable Chris Greenwood who sensibly had a conservative start and then worked his way

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Changes to subscriptions and membership

The way club subscriptions are collected and administered is going through a comprehensive change. At present reminders are sent out to all applicable club members on the 1st April every year. Members are invited to pay by cheque or on the club website using Paypal. Payments are then recorded on an Oracle database and receipts and membership cards are sent out. However from this April we will be moving to

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NATIONAL XC CHAMPS, WOOLATON PARK, 25 FEB 2017

FINE TEAM PERFORMANCE BY KENT AC MEN SEES THEM PLACE 11TH IN THIS YEAR'S NATIONAL Last weekend, Kent AC men had some fine individual runs helping the team to a highly creditable 11th place in the team standings. Although we were behind the inevitably strong Highgate (7th) and one behind Serpentine, we were still ahead of many of our usual rivals – including our Surrey league adversaries. Placing just outside

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MEN’S SURREY XC LEAGUE WIMBLEDON 11 FEB 2017

Yes, we did it. At Wimbledon Common in the final fixture we got over the line to secure Kent AC's fifth consecutive Surrey League Division 1 win. Although missing talisman John Gilbert along with that other notable absentee, skipper Stuart Beaney, the depleted team did the club proud, battling hard to ensure that we were able to score the required points in the face of very determined opposition. We were

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Terry Lyons

Long standing members will be saddened to hear of the death of Terry Lyons who died in America at the end of December. Terry joined the club in his late 40s during the 1990s. He became a member through Roger Maxwell, whose name will be familiar to many, and with whom he had worked. He competed for us on the road, including in the 1991 marathon, but left us for

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