Kent Fitness League, Betteshanger Park – Sunday 15th January 2023

McAuliffe takes the title (and there’s still two races left)

Just a week after the last race at Minnis Bay, Medway and Maidstone AC were back in action in the Kent Fitness League this Sunday, this time at Betteshanger Park, Deal. After winning his last two KFL races, Jordan Howes was again the pre-race favourite and he didn’t disappoint, streaking clear of his nearest rivals to take a comfortable win with a 33 second gap to second place. The returning Daniel St Martin (5th) maintained his pursuit for overall individual success, with Owen Featherstone (9th) again winning the battle of the brothers with Cameron Featherstone 10thand Callum Featherstone 17th. Neill Wright (15th and 1st M45) had another strong run which sees him take the lead atop the M45 standings, needing just one more good result to win this championship. Paul McAuliffe (76th and 1st M65) followed up on last week’s great result, to again finish well up the order and seal the M65 championship with two races to spare. Adam Featherstone (28th and 3rd M50), Tristan Hodges (33rd and 2ndM45) and Richard Kerswill (51st and 2nd M55) completed the men’s scoring team, who again took the men’s team victory to all but seal the league title again this season.

For the ladies team Vanessa Vander (46th lady) led the way for Medway and Maidstone with Hayley Palmer (80th lady) finishing shortly after.

The combined team finished 5th again, keeping M&M just about in the hunt of a podium finish with two races remaining.

(As requested by Owen, a photo of him ahead of his brother, just as proof that it happened).