This Sunday saw the return of the Kent Fitness League, with the first race held at Knole Park, where runners are also joined on the run by the wild deer roaming the park. The race saw ten Medway and Maidstone AC athletes making their debut, with one debutant having a particularly special race. After already racing at the Kent League on Saturday, Cameron Featherstone, in his first year eligible to run in the league, found himself amongst the leaders, and with a strong finish led the way home taken his maiden victory. Not too far behind came Daniel St Martin (3rd), Justin Lane (4th & 1st M45), then another two debutants, Jordan Howes (5th) and Chris Humphreys (7th). Other debutants were Matt Ripley (44th), Kiril Miryanov competing in his first race in the UK since 2002 (59th), Jerome Moisan (116th), Don Lawless (136th), Max Terry (183rd), Mark Simpson (212th) and Nick Baxter (238th).
Other notable performances on the day performing well in their age categories were. Neill Wright (2nd M45), Paul McAuliffe (1stM65), Richard Kerswill (3rd M55). Owen Featherstone (25th) and Darren Wright (50th) achieved their best ever finishes in the league and Pete Davey (220th) made his return following a seven-season absence.
This strong showing throughout the men’s team meant M&M comfortably took the men’s team victory. Unfortunately, with no ladies competing for M&M on the day, the overall team finished 8th in the combined result
Race two of the season is on Sunday 12th November, 10:45am at Swanley Park.