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   The Masters… 2014/15
   but not of the golfing kind!

  Anne Cilia reports on      Kent Masters Cross Country         this age group but that’s not
  the performance of the     Championships 2014                 the point!!) Sticking with what
 club’s elder statespeople                                      has become a bit of a tradition,
 who even without clubs,     The annual Kent Masters            our M60 team of Andy Lawes
 showed that ‘club-bing’     Cross Country Championships        (4th), Paul Ross Davies (6th)
 can be fun. Throughout      were held at Sparrow’s             and Rob Brown (10th) were
the winter they mounted      Den in early December but          Gold medal winners with
up with wings as eagles,     unfortunately the hope that        Chris Pike 12th, Jim Phelan
  running and not being      lots of our runners would          21st, John Turner 22nd and
 weary etc, especially the   show up for such a local           Graham Coates 24th.
  lady birdies who came      fixture didn’t quite materialise.
to the fore, roaming over                                       For the first time we had a
   the greens of the Kent    The first race of the day was      representative in the M70
 countryside finding fair    the M50 race over 10k with         race, this is not run as a team
                             Tim Nash returning to race         event but Blackheath and
     ways of crossing the    for the club for the first time    Bromley’s John Isaacs was
           finishing line.   in many years. He put in a         first home to claim gold!
                             great performance to finish in
Some (w)hole-y creditable    an impressive 5th place. With      The final race was the M40
performances which were      Steve Pairman in 33rd, Mick        race, again over 10K. Iain
                             Jones in 37th, Nick Barber         Swatton finished 31st, Dave
  par for the course were    in 42nd and Dave Carton in         Beadle 36th, Richard Hall
 putt in and merited not     56th our M50 team finished         41st, Clayton Aves 51st,
 only medals but tee and     7th Kent club.                     Andy Tucker 56th and Nigel
  stickies after the event.                                     Bulmer 72nd. Overall they
                             In the women’s race Carole         were 6th team.
                             Penlington had a fantastic
                             run winning the W35 5k race        Well done and thank you
                             in 19:47. Sara Elqvist finished    to everyone who ran. It is
                             14th, Charlotte Sickings 21st      great to have Blackheath and
                             and Sally Haffenden 25th and       Bromley represented in so
                             the Blackheath and Bromley         many age groups in a county
                             team of 4 finished 4th team.       championships. Particular
                                                                congratulations to Carole and
                             We had 2 ladies in the             John for their individual golds,
                             W45 race, Angela Powell            to the M60 team for their
                             who finished 31st and Julia        team Gold and to Tim for
                             Pairman who in her first           such a great come back race!
                             race for the club finished a
                             respectable 34th. Our W55          The 2015 championships will
                             team of Anne Cilia 10th,           be early December, if you
                             Cathy Messent 15th and Maz         fulfil the Kent qualification
                             Turner 19th were Bronze            requirements and you are
                             medal winners much to our          over 35 (women) or 40 (men)
                             delight! (It’s true there were     let me know if you want to
                             only 3 clubs fielding a team in    be entered. It’s a great event,
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