MORE SUCCESS FOR KENT AC ATHLETES AT THE WEEKEND
There were some tremendous individual performances from Kent AC athletes
at the weekend. Some of you will have seen the tweet on our site where there
is a YouTube clip of Sean Fitzpatrick winning the San Remo Marathon. Sean
recorded a time of 2:42:39. By the looks of it conditions were tough. The clip
indicated it was wet and miserable. Also venturing abroad – but to Lanzarote
was Che Compton. Che, a member of the previous week's gold winning team at
the Kent Masters, was second in the Lanzarote marathon in an impressive 2:
36:27. Meanwhile back on home soil, Ben Hope, who had such an exciting race
when he came third at the Kent Masters, was third in the South of England
Masters Championships, at Horspath, Oxford. We've previously had great
success in this race with Chris Greenwood winning back in 2015.Unfortunately
on this occasion there was no team to back Ben up. To get an individual medal
in this race is quite an achievement. The two runners ahead of Ben are high
quality athletes, Howard Bristow and Chris Smith, who won the race.
This weekend sees a contingent of Kent AC runners heading for Aldershot –
this time for the longer, Senior South of the Thames race. A report on the race
will be posted next week.
Photo by Barry Cornelius.