CompassSport Cup 2020
Club members performed exceptionally well at the inter club CompassSport Cup competition at Hampstead Heath on 15th March across all ages groupings, males, females and juniors. We came 2nd of the 6 clubs competing for the Trophy. Particularly impressive results were achieved by our juniors with both Madeline Pitcher (W14-) and Maxime Pesenti (M18-) achieving the maximum 100 points and Vadim Pesenti (M14-) achieving 98 points. Thanks to Club Captain Antoine Pesenti for mustering up a strong team. 2nd is our highest place for many years. Let’s see if we can go one better next year and make it to the finals.
British Night Championships 2020
Saturday 22 February 2020 saw three club members head to the British Night Championships at Hambleden Estate, near Henley on Thames. The area comprised lovely runnable beech woodland with a wealth of features
Andrew Pitcher ran up on the M35L course (9.8km and 345m of climb) and came a creditable 9th in 105:49.
Neil Speers ran the M50S course (5.7km and 210m climb) and came 1st in 60:18.
David LeFevre ran the M60S course (4.7km and 140m climb) and came 3rd in 87:05.
South East Individual League
Congratulations to the following who have excelled over the South East club league events in calendar year 2019:
Vadim Pesenti 1st in M12
Maxime Pesenti 2nd in M16
Naomi Drewitt 1st in W40
Sheralee Bailey 1st in W45
Well done all. Certificates will be presented at our Cobham and West Kent Downs event at around 2pm upstairs at the Shorne Woods Country Park Visitor Centre.
Further Junior member successes
At last weekend’s South East Middle Distance Championship at Epping Far East, DFOK Juniors excelled with medals for Maxime Pesenti (3rd in M16), Vadim Pesenti (1st in M12), Luke Bennett (2nd in M12) and Jake Bennett (1st in M10). Well done to all.
Luke’s 2nd place follows his 1st place at the British Schools Championships in Slough on 17th November. Luke excelled coming in first of 29 participants in the year 6 Boys age class in a time of 10:07. In an otherwise hotly contested age class for the remaining top places, Luke was more than a minute ahead of everyone else. Good focus and planning, Luke!
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