Kent Night Cup (KNC)
With the clocks going forward a week ago that marked the end of the 2018/19 Kent Night Cup season. This was another successful series with 26 events put on over six months by the organising clubs (SAX/DFOK/SO/MV). They attracted 153 competitors in total, with 15 from DFOK. The leading DFOK performers were:
· 7th Andrew Pitcher (down 1)
· 8th Neil Speers (up 1)
· 28th Dave Cave-Ayland (down 7)
· 30th David Lobley (up 11)
· 36th Julie Collins (no change)
· 42nd Colin Merry (up 4)
Plans are already starting to take shape for next season, with DFOK putting on six events between October and March (generally around the middle of the month). If you are interested in taking part in the series next winter and want information then let me know. Similarly, if you are not one of our regular KNC organiser/planners and would like to arrange one (and collect the 40 points for doing so) then contact me.
Neil Speers (DFOK KNC Coordinator)
It is with great sadness that I have been informed of the passing of David Ware, club member for more years than I can remember and who was our trusty Secretary for an unequalled 19 years. Those who knew David will remember his smiling face, joviality, total love of the countryside and his energy and enthusiasm to accomplish more in retirement than many others achieve during their working lives. David was always supportive of others and worked tirelessly and generously to further the club and its membership. He will be sorely missed.
I am sure we will all also be thinking of Catherine, who continues the painful process towards recovery following the road accident almost two years ago, and of son Mark who was also a club member for many years. We wish you and other family members well at this very difficult time.
London Marathon Sunday 28th April 2019
DFOK London Marathon Coordinator 2019
South East Individual League (SEIL) successes
Several club members have achieved podium positions over the SEIL 2018 calendar year as follows:
Sheralee Bailey 1st in W45
Naomi Drewitt 2nd in W40
Maxime Pesenti 2nd in M14
Ian Catchpole 2nd in M35
Vadim Pesenti 3rd in M10
David Dawson 3rd in M60
Congratulations everyone. The presentation of certificates is at 13:30 at The Llama Park next Sunday
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