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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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SURREY CC LEAGUE – Match 2 – 2016

KENT AC ARE BACK ON TRACK IN QUEST FOR FIFTH TITLE AFTER CONVINCING WIN IN SECOND FIXTURE After the disappointment of being pushed back into third place in the opening Surrey League fixture, Kent AC came out fighting with a terrific performance in the second fixture hosted by South London Harriers on their home patch at Coulsdon. Prior to the race supporters were cheered to see that talisman, John Gilbert,

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Amy Clements UAI World 50k Bronze Medalist

Congratuations to Amy Clements on her individual Bronze and team Gold medals at the UAI World 50k Championship in Doha, Qatar on 11th November 2016. Amy ran 3:26:17 behind Kenya's Risper Kimaiyo and Germany's Nele Alder-Baerens. What an achievement in her first ultra distance race. A big well done from all at Kent AC.

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Southern 6 Stage Road Relay 2016

After several problems in getting our guys out we arrived at this new venue to be greeted with strong blustery winds on this exposed venue but we had two full teams and expectations were high that we could accomplish our aim of getting two teams in the top 25 teams and therefore both would qualify for the National 6 Stage Road Relays. We were led off by Chris Greenwood who

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