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Bennett Cup - 2007/08 Final positions

This is a season long competition based on 9 separate events: Cross-Country Relay, Opening 5, Christmas 5 Handicap, Closing 5, Club 10k, Club 10 mile and three Mob Matches (7 1/2 miles).

Who was W P D Bennett ?  The cup was presented to the Club by his mother.  Read his Obituary.


The 2007/8 final result was Gary Williams (3rd), John Fenwick (1st),
Gary Cook (2nd) after the Closing 5 - 29 March 2008

After all 9 Events 

  163 runners took part: 125 men and 38 women. There were 30 individual prizes: first 3 in each of 9 races and first 3 overall, shared amongst 26 runners: 21 men and 5 women. In addition 13 runners receive a special medal for competing in all 9 Bennett Cup races
 
 
  name age relay club 5 club 10 xmas hcp orion open 10k ranelagh slh closing 5 cup total
      points points points points points points points points points points
1 FENWICK John 60 44 8 56 24 46 44 27 58 47 354
2 COOK Gary 44 1 36 40 40 57 50 32 23 43 322
3 WILLIAMS Gary 44 20 51 54 28 56 12 35 30 35 321
4 DELAHOY Trevor 59 1 56 48 39 34 27 58 32 24 319
5 PIKE Chris 55 25 54 42 26 44 35 34 28 29 317
6 BARBER Nick 47 1 29 24 55 50 52 44 44 16 315
7 SLACK Will 53 16 14 33 33 39 38 30 48 50 301
8 BRADSHAW Jane (L) 36   52 47 44 49 28 38 36 2 296
9 LAWES Andy 53 40 23 34 46 42 36 41 17 11 290
10 TUCKER Andy 42   57 55 51 54 2 54 15 1 289
11 CILIA Anne (L) 48 37 21 46 30 28 48 56 12 10 288
12 COATES Graham 57 26 27 20 56 55 34 45 11 13 287
13 CRONIN Mike 64 1 37 5 38 51 57 51 5 40 285
14 BROWN Rob 57 17 9 36 42 43 37 57 13 27 281
15 McDONOUGH Annie (L) 51 51 32 27 25 32 47 50 10 5 279
16 LLOYD Simon 42     57 31 48 39 39 43 18 275
17 BEADLE David 40 48 50 29 36 52 18 31 9   273
18 RICHES Andy 38 49 17 37 43 30 4 59 20   259
19 BRUCE-LITTLEWOOD Alex 17 47 38   58 59       45 247
20 GASSON Mike 60   13 59 29 26 32   53 30 242
21 EASTBURY Justine (L) 36   60 60 27   8 49 7 28 239
22 ELLISON Mark 47 3 49 26 49 53 53     1 234
23 SWATTON Iain 42 19   45 37 29 46   52   228
24 CARTON David 51 55   17 34   20 53 14 25 218
25 CLIFF Alastair 18 22 45 28 32       51 33 211
26 HALL Richard 33 23 11 19 59   45     52 209
27 PRATTEN Kate (L) 33 31 4   50   51   60 1 197
28 JONES-BALDOCK Carolina (L) 34 28 43 1     49 60 4 1 186
29 PAIRMAN Steve 46 1   21 45   31 47 33 7 185
30 LODWIG Clare (L) 32 45 31 22     21 48 8   175
31 BAILEY Jim 59 7 30 31   41 17 43   3 172
32 CHAMBERS Ron 73   1   57   10   37 59 164
33 SMITH Roy 45         58 26 29 25 20 158
34 PHELAN Jim 59 8   11   40 16 55 19 4 153
35 ROWE Colin 61   35       29   50 38 152
36 BESWICK Roger 46 1 42 41       28 39   151
37 MACKRELL Peter 26           58   56 31 145
38 FERGUSON Rosemary (L) 44 1   23     60 42 18   144
39= FISHER Barry 60       35 36 33     37 141
39= GASCOIGNE Steve 41       54   30   57   141
41= GIBBINS Alex 31 27 34 30         40 8 139
41= WEBB Nigel 53 53       31     55   139
43 HILLIAR Darryl 39     16     11 36 41 34 138
44= COOPER Steve 35 36   39         45 15 135
44= HARKER Elle (L) 25 60 12       3     60 135
46= JONES Jessica (L) 13 54     22         55 131
46= SOUTAR Tim 52         60 15 33 22 1 131
48 SALMON Mike 58 18   43     13   42 14 130
49 EDWARDS Andy 53   58 25         46   129
50 LOVELL Peter 68   59 10 53           122
51 GASSON Nick 31 1 19 32     42   24   118
52 HALLS Jonathon 15 57 1       59       117
53 HILLS Paul 58 52 44       19       115
54 DANIEL Richard 19 50 40       24       114
55= SUTTON Tom 21     14       52   42 108
55= TAYLOR Oliver 14           55     53 108
57 ELLISON David 40     13     23   59 12 107
58 OSMAN Jim 34     8     25   49 23 105
59 GRACE Drew 63 1 47 49           6 103
60 SEDDON Adrian 48           56 46     102
61 GRIFFIN David 23   55             46 101
62= CHURCHUS David 77   18   23   54       95
62= McKINLAY Dave 23 13 28           54   95
64 COMPTON Mark 52 35 7 3     43       88
65 COOK Angela (L) 45 15 24   47           86
66= LEWIS David 53         47     38   85
66= TUCKER Peter 26 38   12         35   85
68= KEEN Cliff               37 27 19 83
68= SESEMANN Philip 15 34               49 83
70 JELLY Alison (L) 54   48           34   82
71= DRAKE Rob 29     6 52   22       80
71= MITCHELL Phil 56   41             39 80
71= PENFOLD Richard 38     15 48         17 80
74 GRIFFIN Con 52 46 33               79
75 TAYLOR Ian 46           41     36 77
76 KURTYANEK Hector 14 56 20               76
77 LONG Peter 80   25             48 73
78= ATKINSON Jamie 24 11 39           21   71
78= GREEN Francesca (L) 28     38   33         71
80 AYRTON Neil 46 1           40 29   70
81 BUTLER Jennie (L) 34               47 22 69
82= KO Darren 18 1 5 1           58 65
82= MITCHELL Amy (L) 15 41 15             9 65
84= ROBINSON John 65 59         1       60
84= RYAN Daniel 23       60           60
86 PONTIFEX Tony 64   2           1 56 59
87= HILL Matt 25 58                 58
87= MAY Kevin 40     58             58
89 BARRETT Richard 30                 57 57
90= CLARE Joe 68 43 6 7             56
90= MITCHELL Vivienne (L) 46 10 46               56
92= DANIEL Chris 23                 54 54
92= GENTLE Chris 46     44     10       54
94= KINSEY Nick 48     53             53
94= WATLING Mark 49   53               53
96 JONES Kate (L) 31     52             52
97= EMERY Tara (L) 38                 51 51
97= MORRIS James 31     51             51
99= MEHMED Deniz 44     50             50
99= RIDGEWELL Stan 57           6     44 50
101 HALEY Steve 51               16 32 48
102 DANIEL Ken 57 24 22               46
103 LEAL Michael 22         45         45
104 JONES Mick 47 42                 42
105= BROWN Abi 26                 41 41
105= McSHANE Brendan 46           40   1   41
105= MINTING Bob 57       41           41
108 VINTNER Jon 19 39                 39
109 TURNER John E 57         38         38
110 WEBB Tom 23         37         37
111= LEESON John 50 14               21 35
111= POOLE James 20     35             35
111= RUSSELL Mark 43         35         35
114 De MATOS Amy (L) 16 33                 33
115 CAVEY Stephen 16 32                 32
116 BRIGHTWELL Terry 60               31   31
117 FISHER Ella (L) 20 30                 30
118 LEONARD Kayleigh (L) 13 29                 29
119 COATES J           27         27
120= BLUNDEN Martin 38                 26 26
120= EWING Joseph 14   26               26
120= HALL Robert 38               26   26
120= ORTON Wilf 49             26     26
124 BECK John 44 21                 21
125 SAUNDERS Jamie 22 1 10 9             20
126 DRAPER Anthony 33     18             18
127 BRADEN Ross 12   16               16
128 HOLLINGDALE Steve 57           14       14
129 COOK Hannah (L) 12 12                 12
130= GODSELL Joe 24 9                 9
130= IVES Neil 24 1 1       7       9
132= FLETCHER Holly (L) 12 6                 6
132= SMITH Rebecca (L) 15 5 1               6
132= STOCKS Adrian                 6   6
135= BATER Bernie 47           5       5
135= FEWSTER Michelle (L) 14 2 3               5
137= LLOYD Rhiannon (L) 27     4             4
137= MASLIN Sophia (L) 14 4                 4
139= COPLEY John 63 1 1             1 3
139= RAYNER Andrew 26 1   2             3
141 KANE Melody (L) 12 1 1               2
142= AIREY Martin 37 1                 1
142= APPLETON Dave 60                 1 1
142= BARRETT Esther (L)             1       1
142= BREWER Dan 19                 1 1
142= BURNS Emma (L)             1       1
142= CHEW Georgina (L) 14 1                 1
142= COOPER Gordon 51   1               1
142= FLETCHER Sarah (L) 50 1                 1
142= GORDON Sophie (L) 15 1                 1
142= HEMSLEY Anne (L)             1       1
142= JACKSON Sam 14 1                 1
142= JINKS Katy (L) 32 1                 1
142= LEESON Tom   1                 1
142= LONGSTAFF Martyn 56                 1 1
142= MERCER Will 13 1                 1
142= MORRISS Roger 59                 1 1
142= PROCTOR Gregory 14 1                 1
142= SAVILLE Jessica (L) 16 1                 1
142= SINGER Sam (L) 25 1                 1
142= SKINNER Michael 28 1                 1
142= YATES Robert 14 1                 1
142= YORK Andrew 16 1                 1

The following is the OBITUARY that appeared in the Blackheath Harriers Gazette and Club Record No 341 - dated Aug/Sep 1929.

It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of a young and promising member, Walter Patrick Dillon Bennett, in an air crash on July last. Bennett joined the Club early in 1926, and although unable to compete regularly made considerable progress, being placed in several handicap races, notably in the Nicholls Cup last winter, when he was second; and he supported many Club social functions. He was very modest and known well to only a few, so that the tribute from the Rev. A. J. K. Martyn, headmaster of Sedbergh School, below is especially apt to assist 'Heathens of his generation to estimate the loss of this generous and unassuming character.

Walter P. D. Bennett was born in October 1907, and educated at Sedbergh School, Yorkshire. At the time of entering that school, in September, 1921, his father, who was an engineer, lived at Stocksfield-on-Tyne. Bennett joined the School-house under Major W. N. Weech, the headmaster. During his five wars at school he worked his way from the lowest to the highest form with that perseverance and pluck which characterised him all through. Though never distinguished in any branch of athletics, he exercised a strong and healthy influence on his schoolfellows, with whom he was immensely popular. After leaving school he worked with an engineering firm in London, but took up "flying" in his spare time, and after gaining his pilot's certificate was on the Reserve of Air Force Officers. It was on July 19, when he had been observed by an eye-witness to perform some daring feats, that the aeroplane, a single seater, nose-dived and crashed near Radlett, in Hertfordshire; Bennett was killed instantaneously.

We tender our profound sympathy to his mother, and to his sister and surviving brother. The sudden close to a brilliant young life is made the more pathetic as Bennett had only a few weeks previously passed the examination for entrance to King's College, Cambridge, and had been looking forward eagerly to his three years at that university.

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