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Kent Road Running for 2016


Last amended at 19/12/16



For any further details you may require please contact:
Dave Behagg 07966 647726, roadrunning@kcaa.org.uk
43 Raeburn Avenue, Dartford, Kent, DA1 3BQ


Congratulations to all winners, team and individual. Tunbridge Wells Harriers have regained the men’s team title after a two year hiatus, Dartford Road Runners are the successful women’s team.

Mens Open Age – Nigel Ling – Dartford Road Runners

Mens Vet 40 – Craig Chapman – Tunbridge Wells Harriers

Mens Vet 50 – Stephen Georgiadis – Orpington RR

Mens Vet 60 – James Graham – Sevenoaks AC

Womens Open Age – Maria Heslop – Paddock Wood AC

Womens Vet 35 – Emma Hollands – Paddock Wood AC

Womens Vet 45 – Maria Heslop – Paddock Wood AC

Womens Vet 55 – Marion Povey – Dartford Road Runners

All Trophies Presented at Canterbury 10

Apologies for the delay, I had to wait for a conversion of the final race results, which were initially issued in female age categories 40,50,60 rather than the conventional 35,45,55. However the race organisers kindly came through with a re-worked version.


- All competitions will include MV70 and FV65 categories

2017 Fixtures
22nd January – Canterbury 10
19th February – Tunbridge Wells Half
5th March – Thanet 20
2nd April – Paddock Wood Half
7th May – Darent Valley 10k
3rd June – Harvel 5
3rd September – Kent Coastal Marathon
TBC Petts Wood 10k

Confirmation of Champs races to follow shortly, once I have confirmed with the host clubs.



2016 Kent Road Running Grand Prix Schedule

24/1 Canterbury 10

21/2 Tunbridge Wells Half

13/3 Dartford Half

25/3 Folkestone 10 (Champs)

5/6 Staplehurst 10k (Champs)

26/6 North Downs Run 30k

24/7 Deal Dinosaur 10k

4/9 Kent Coastal Marathon (Champs for all vets categories)

2/10 Tonbridge Half (Champs)

9/10 Ashford 10k


Major success for the Kent representative teams at the informal Southern Counties invitational at the Essex 20. 

Liz Weeks (Sittingbourne), Maria Heslop (Paddock Wood), Carole Penlington (Blackheath & Bromley), Jill Cliff (Deal Tri) won the ladies match

Adrian Lowther (Medway & Maidstone), Ben Shearer (Cambridge Harriers), Julian Rendall (Tonbridge), Michael Coleman (South Kent Harriers) came second in the men’s fixture to a strong Essex team

We are hoping to move towards a formal inter counties championship for the southern region, and this may lead to a remodelling of the Kent Champs schedule to allow effective selection events

Thanks are due to Julian Rendall for providing initial momentum that set us going on this, and especially to James Roberts from the Kent selectors team who managed a tricky short notice selection process with great commitment and scrupulous fairness, and travelled to Kent to manage the teams on the day.



  • Open to all Kent qualified runners. See Rule 9 (qualification) on this link: http://www.kcaa.org.uk/ExtractfromRulesforCompetition.pdf

  • Awards to first 3 in the following categories: M, M40, M50, M60, M(under)23, F, F(under)23, F35, F45, F55 , Male Team (3 to score), Female Team (3 to score). 

  • Enter in Advance (if available) by entering the race and selecting the option to enter the County Champs, provided by the race organiser,

  • NEW for 2015 - Enter on the Day at the Kent Champs desk.

  • Identifier must be worn on back of vest during race.

  • Age qualification is age on day of race.

  • Veterans also take part in the Senior / Open Age competition and as such may win two awards, there are no pass downs.

  • Minimum age for Senior competitions is 17.

  • Any runner found not to have entered as a member of their first claim club or found not to have correctly worn the vest of their first claim club will be disqualified.

  • Senior Category scoring marathons must be run between 1st January and the first Sunday of November inclusive, and times notified to roadrunning@kcaa.org.uk  by the second Sunday of November - Whilst the organisers will seek out results where we can in popular marathons, notification of senior category marathon times is the sole responsibility of the competitor.


  • Awards to first 3 Male and Female Teams – 3 to score in each.

  • Teams must be KCAA affiliated clubs.

  • All runners entering the race as a member of a KCAA affiliated club are automatically entered into the Kent Champs team competition and there is no requirement to wear an identifier to score in the team competition.

  • The positional count is based on all runners of the relevant gender in the race, regardless of affiliation.

  • Any runner found not to have entered  as a member of their first claim club or found not to have correctly worn the vest of their first claim club will be disqualified.

KENT GRAND PRIX – Updated 20.12.14

  • Clubs affiliated to KCAA will be entered into the Grand Prix team competitions automatically, as will the runners from these clubs in the individual competitions. Unaffiliated individual competitors need to contact dave.behagg@gll.org  to enter, and must be Kent Qualified (see link above, Rule 9)

  • Individual competitions, best 6 scores from 10 races. Team competitions, best 8 scores from 10 races

  • Mens team competition, top 6 from each club score down to 100th place; Womens team competition, top 4 from each club score down to 50th place

  • Individual Competition: Sen Men score down to 100th place; Sen Women to 50th; M40 to 20th; M50 to 10th; M60 to 10th; F35 to 10th; F45 to 10th; F55 to 5th.

  • Runners who are not in the competition do not count in the places

  • Age qualification for Kent Grand Prix categories is as follows: Individuals crossing an age threshold during the year will automatically enter the veteran competition for their age on the date of the first race they run. (or in the case of people becoming a M40 or F35, the first race they run as a veteran). Any competitor becoming M50, M60, F45 or F55 during the year and after the first race, who would rather enter the competition for their new category must inform the competition organiser at dave.behagg@gll.org  or 01322 410120 before their first scoring race after their birthday, and may only count this race and those afterwards. All competitors may compete in the senior category and only one vets category during the year

  • Minimum age for senior competition is 17

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