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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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London School Cross County Championship 2017

On a surprisingly bright, yet cold, day for Feb 1st Wormwood Scrubs hosted the London Schools CC Champs where the top 8 in each race were selected for the English Schools CC Champs to be hosted in Norwich on March 18th. Ollie Bright in the first race ( Junior Boys) was up for it despite having an outstanding run in the Southern CC (where he came 5th and he has

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MEN’S SURREY X COUNTRY LEAGUE, DIVISION 1, MITCHAM COMMON, JAN 14, 2017

Pre race it looked a good team on paper – and so it proved when it came to the race. With the returning Chris Greenwood, along with two excellent second claimers the team certainly had a strong look about it. And in the race the team proceeded to prove just how strong by coming away with a convincing win. It might not be everybody's favorite course, but Mitcham Common has

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MENS AND WOMENS KENT COUNTY X-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, BRANDS HATCH, 7 JAN 2017

Kent AC women won both the three and the six to score team competitions at the Kent County Cross Championships. On the men's side, John Gilbert secured his place in the history books by claiming another county title – and his sixth victory in the event. The men were first up on Saturday, with John Gilbert as usual cutting out the early pace. For much of the race John was

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SOUTH OF THE THAMES X COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, BECKENHAM PLACE PARK, DECEMBER 17 2016

Last Saturday saw the men’s team score an impressive team victory in the South of the Thames Senior race, while the women’s team – led home in convincing style by Amy Clements – came a fine second place in the team stakes. The club's victory this year seemed particularly fitting as it was held on what many of the club’s more mature members regard as their home course, Beckenham Place

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