SEAA Road Relays

Team Kennet sent 11 teams to the South of England Road Relays held at Rushmoor Arena at Aldershot over the weekend.

The best result of the day came from the under 13 boys who where in a shout for a medal most the way round, finishing in 6th place overall which is the clubs highest position in this event and will get automatic invitation to the UK Championships.

Stuart Bladon went first over the 2.8km course clocking 10.49 the 20th fastest of the day coming in 11th, James McLaughlin ran a superb leg in 11.00 to put them yellow vests in 3rd, just a whisker away from the front, Ryan Cannons took the third leg slipping back to 6th place with 11.47 and another fast leg from Sam Clarke 11.15 secured the 6th place finish. The boys had a B team which came 41st, Daniel Hockaday 13.21, Toby Thomas 12.46, Joshua Sells 12.21 and Jack Cannons 12.47

The under 13 girls gave it a good go, the A team saw Mai Brown lead off over their 2.2km course coming home in 8th place in 8.49, she handed over to Anna Pettit who clocked a fast 9.00 in 11th place and Izzy Hole brought the team home in 16th place clocking 9.26. The B team and C team battled together, Lucy Wells lead the B team in 47th with 9.36 while Lucy Draper clocking 9.44 for the C team came home in 58th, Phoebe Hoaen was next in the B team 10.38 slipping to 64th, while the C team overtook the B with Izzy Brown 10.25 for 62nd place. Finally Kira Angell made up the difference of 5 seconds to bring the B team home in 56th with 10.05 and Megan Myhill the C team 11.02

In the under 17 women relay, Carys Cox led the A team in 35th with 12.03, with Kirsty Bennet 46th leading the B team 13.04. Georgina Bradford took the 2nd leg for the A team moving up to 28th with 12.27 and Harriet Allan also moved the B team up to 43rd place with 13.49 which they stayed overall, Chloe Scaplehorn ran slightly faster than the second leg clocking 12.21 to keep the same placing of 28th place.

The under 15 boys race was close affair over the first two legs. Sam Hart gave the team a good start coming home in 15th with 10.06 and another good run from Tom Murrell with 10.32 moved the team to 14th place. Next was Dominic Demonte who clocked 11.40 to hand over in 22nd to Jamie Maughan clocking 11.17 to finish 22nd place.

The under 15 girls came a creditable 69th place in the biggest field of the day, Susie Drake took the first leg coming home in 53rd 12.23 with Amelia Mckay moving up a few places to 49th with 12.26 and last minute stand in Kiah-Jay stevens 16.33 for 69th.

The following day saw the men’s races. The vet 50 team came 16th place overall, with John Marriott clocking 24.33 and Mike Sheridan (v60) 24.04 the fastest two, Colin Price and Ron Stephenson (v60) were the other two athletes. The vet 40 team came 29th. Justin Wells led the way with a 24.16 over the 7.6km course and Chris Hall 23.28 kept the team in the top 20. Next was Simon Hockaday with Paul Quaintance bringing the team home.