2023 Results

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2023 Results


Updated  11 August 2023


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SCVAC Mid-London Division Results


Final League Table


Meeting 4, Perivale, 12 July 2023


Meeting 3, Battersea, 19 June 2023


Meeting 2, Hillingdon,  5 June 2023


Meeting 1, Battersea, 15 May 2023



SCVAC League - Kent Divisions - Dartford, 28 July 2023


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SCVAC League - Kent Divisions - Tonbridge, 7 July 2023


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SCVAC League - Kent Divisions - Norman Park, 23 June 2023


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SCVAC League - Kent Divisions - Tonbridge, 2 June 2023

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SCVAC League - Kent Divisions - Dartford, 26 May 2023

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SCVAC League - Kent Divisions - Sutcliffe Park, 5 May 2023

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Club Multi-terrain Champs - within the Ted Pepper Memorial 10k, Norman Park, 1 May 2023

Jonathan Ratcliffe (second on photo) first club finisher in 15th place.

MV 75 medallists, L-R Dave Beattie - Bronze, Mike Davies - Gold and Trevor Edgeley - Silver.

Club representatives at the Ted Pepper 10k, Norman Park, Bromley, Mon 1st May.

Mick Jefferies, SCVAC Cross Country Secretary


SCVAC Multi Terrain 10k Championship 2023

Blackheath and Bromley hosted this long-standing event, and once again welcomed our SCVAC athletes. The entry numbers were down on previous years, and sadly we had no entries from any of our female runners.

Mick Jefferies erected our smart SCVAC feather banner on the grass banking above the track, and personally checked as each of our runners reported to him.

The new Community clubhouse is most impressive, with luxurious lounge with café and soft furnishings, and top-class facilities. We collected our numbers and met up with all our friends and rivals to hear their news.

Race Director David Beadle greeted us warmly before giving last minute instructions to his marshals. Andy Tucker, who was the race director for many years himself, addressed the runners assembled on the back straight, to explain the necessary last minute course alterations. He warned us that the course was extremely wet and muddy, and told us to take care on a makeshift bridge he had kindly built across a stream.

After an extra lap of the tartan track, we followed the usual route through Norman Park before entering the woods via a kissing gate. I was amused to hear one runner loudly complain at this interruption, because he was timing his 10k time. I don’t think he understood the spirit of multi-terrain races, because I later heard that he stopped his Garmin and stopped running at precisely 10k!

In my M75 age category, Mike Davies was already out of sight ahead, and Trevor Edgley was putting quite some distance between us – it was clear I would finish several minutes behind them. I concentrated on negotiating the soggy meadows and muddy stretches as well as I could, and had a few minor changes of position battling with those around me. On the firmer stretches I would overtake one or two, only to be hauled in on the “soggy long grass” sections by younger runners with longer strides and better knee lift than mine.

We edged over Andy’s DIY bridge (built with small pallets, and quite serviceable), slipped around a few tree roots and emerged onto the farm track. A good tactic on the farm track (usually dry and dusty, but now featuring many streams of running water) was to run along the firm bed of the streams rather than waste time skating around on the slippery mud at each side. It worked for me anyway.

Despite, or maybe because of, the challenging underfoot conditions, most runners seemed to be enjoying the experience, and for those with any energy left, the last kilometre or so on tarmac gave them a chance to stride out. After the short climb up the grass bank we finished on the grass above the 200m start. My Garmin recorded 6.64 miles, and others showed similar distances, so we got real value, with more racing for our money this year!

We each collected a finisher’s medal and a free pair of socks, and gathered around the SCVAC banner for our own medal presentation. Mick took several photos for the website, and we all swapped our accounts of the race. Special mention to Mike Davies, who recorded the best age graded score.

My Crawley AC club mates Terry Barnes and Jeremy Carmichael and I really appreciated the hot showers and the (deserted) changing room. Only a few minutes drive down the road, the George was a handy watering hole on our return journey.

Mick Jefferies did a great job on the day, getting the SCVAC results promptly from Karen of Kronos, the race timing team. Our thanks to Mick, to Dave Beadle, to Andy Tucker, and all the marshals for giving us a grand day out. Roll on next year!

Dave Beattie

First name Last name D.O.B. Running Club Age Cat. Chip Time AG %
Alan Savage 06/12/1976 Istead & Ifield Harriers M45 00:44:40 65.07%
Jasper Ellis 14/01/1972 Aldershot Farnham & District M50 00:46:49 64.72%
Jonathan Ratcliffe 15/05/1967 Herne Hill Harriers M55 00:44:05 71.15%
Christian Poulton 11/02/1966 Cambridge Harriers M55 00:44:46 71.30%
Terence Barnes 04/08/1963 Crawley AC M55 01:03:40 51.05%
Bob Fursey 03/01/1963 Medway and Maidstone AC M60 00:47:32 69.00%
Graham Maynard 30/12/1962 Cambridge Harriers M60 00:48:39 67.42%
Adrian Moody 16/11/1962 Ashford & District RRC M60 00:51:21 63.88%
Alan Newman 16/08/1953 Tonbridge AC M65 00:51:24 69.68%
Jeremy Carmichael 31/10/1953 Crawley AC M65 01:00:57 58.68%
Michael  Davies  14/02/1948 Ashford & District RRC M75 00:49:27 78.40%
Trevor Edgley 28/12/1947 Istead & Ifield Harriers M75 00:54:40 70.91%
David Beattie 13/07/1947 Crawley AC M75 00:58:48 65.93%

British Masters Cross Country Challenge, Lloyd Park Croydon, Sat 4 March 2023

The following SCVAC athletes took part in this event with the following results:-

Maria Kowall 1st lady and 13th overall in 33.18
Susan Payne 1st VW 60+ and 39th overall in 40.08.

Mark Pitcairn-Knowles 14th in 33.25
Simon Bean 16th in 34.06
Colin Oxlade 23rd in 35.28
Alan Newman 31st in 37.27
Mike Davies 37th in 39.39
Scott Shurmer 49th 44.51

Mick Jefferies, SCVAC Cross Country Secretary

SCVAC Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday 12 February 2023 - Lee Valley

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