Kent League – Senior Men
For the third Kent League fixture of the season at Sparrow’s Den the regulars of our senior men’s squad were joined by new member Tarbo Fukazawa and also by Roderick Cookey who was stepping up from the Under 20s for the first time. We were also joined on the start line by Scott Overall making one of his rare appearances in The League for Blackheath & Bromley.
So all of us, from Dean Lacy in 8th place down to back-markers Stanley Thomas and Mike Simmons gutsily ensuring that we took points in the twelve to score team competition, can say that we were beaten by a GB Olympian that day. We needn’t dwell too long on what his winning margin over us was (but in case you are wondering, he won the race in 29:23, only 12 seconds clear of Tonbridge’s 20 year old Corey De’ath).
RESULTS 8 Dean Lacy 31:09 39 Steve Hodges 33:47 48 James MacDonald 34:58 55 Steve Groom 35:11 73 Tarbo Fukazawa 36:14 96 Christian Poulton 37:24 118 Graham Maynard 38:56 126 Mark Ashby 39:54 146 Clem Dixon 41:20 176 Martin Hawkins 44:59 196 Roderick Cookey 49:49 204 Stanley Thomas 51:49 211 Mike Simmons 55:26
TEAM POSITIONS: 4 to score: 5th 12 to score: 5th
TEAM LEAGUE POSITIONS AFTER THREE EVENTS: 4 to score: 5th 12 to score: 5th