SWC Track 3km Championship, Tonbridge 11th Aug 21
Due to Covid difficulties the usual joint event with Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC was not held however our officials were able to put on the SWC Championship & Open track 3km at Tonbridge School which was well supported with 18 starters and Officials and supporters to match. The race was marked, apart from any racing elments, by the family presence of the Cranes of seven in number. The eldest, long-term SWC member Peter was joined by his two sons, David & Steven, three grandchildren and daughter-in-law with five of them on the track. After a calm first lap David steadily pulled away from brother, Steve, to record a competitive time while the latter was well ahead of his pre-Covid performances. David Hoben had been severely affected by the pandemic but came back here strongly to take the handicap. Chris Flint finished more or less dead on expectation as he and Samuel Crane strode along together at either end of the age-range Pleasant weather added to what was a very enjoyable get together after the separation brought about by Covid.

Results:
3km Mixed (16 starters). SWC Handicap in brackets.
1(4). D.Crane (Sy WC M40) 14 min 58.2 sec; 2(2). Steve Crane (Sy WC M40) 15 min 18.6 sec; 3. J.Ellerton (B&B U17B) 17 min 25.8 sec; 4. L.Morse (Lewes U20W) 17 min 54.1 sec; 5. L.Burr (Ton U15B) 18 min 24 sec; 6(3). R.Michell (Sy WC M70) 18 min 35.5 sec; 7. J.Arthur (Unatt M50) 19 min 42.7 sec; 8(5). P.Gaston (Sy WC M70) 20 min 0.8 sec; 9. G.Heaton (H'field M60) 20 min 21.6 sec; 10(1). D.Hoben (Sy WC M65) 21 min 50.3 sec; 11(7). C.Flint (Sy WC M75) 22 min 1.8 sec; 12. Samuel.Crane ( U13B) 22 min 1.8 sec; 13(6). A.Martin (Sy WC W55) 22 min 31 sec; 14(8). P.Crane (Sy WC M75) 22 min 35.5 sec; 15. P.Hannell (Sy WC M75) 23 min 12.7 sec; 16(9). K.Burnett (Sy WC M80) 29 min 37.1 sec.

2km (1)
1. S.Arthur (Unatt W35) 21 min 59.2 sec.

1km (1)
1. Sophia.Crane (Unatt U11G) 9 min 59.2 sec

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