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Victoria Park Road Relay

Invicta East Kent AC dominate season's last Road Relay

Tuesday 21st July 2015

Just over 200 runners took part in the last of the five road relays, as is custom the final relay was held at Victoria Park in Canterbury.

Male and Female teams of 4 and 3 from local running clubs again battled it out to determine which teams would go on to be crowned the seasons winners. Regardless of age or gender all teams start at the same time with the 1st runner handing over to their team mate when they completed their 2.5 mile leg.

Invicta East Kent AC fielded its biggest team for this competition that we have seen in several seasons with 30 runners, entering junior, male & female relays.

When I said we dominated, well that is an understatement.


Senior Mens team – finished 1st .                     Senior Women B team – finished 1st.
Vet 40 Mens team – finished 1st                       Vet 45 Women team – finished 1st
Senior Women team – finished 1st.                   Juniors A League – finished 2nd
Vet 35 Women team – finished 1st

Final Standing over four relays
( operation stack – meant Samphire Hoe was a non scoring event )
Vet 40 Men – Winners
Vet 35 Women – Winners
Senior Women – Runners Up ( Only entered a team in 3 relays )
Senior Men – Fourth             ( Only entered a team in 3 relays )

As team captain I would like to thank every runner who competed in this year’s competition. Special mention goes to Dominic O’Mahoney & Jack Goss who on more than one occasion set the fastest time at one of the relays, Sarah Gruber also has that same accolade as the fastest women. Plus a big thank you to Sarah Hotham, Sarah Gruber, Peter Donaldson, Steve Burt, Dominic O’Mahoney, Gavin Knight, Peter Bowell & Robert Whittaker ( apologies if I missed anyone ) who competed at each relay this year. For full results please go to http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.

Article by
Michael Gallyer-Barnett
Team Captain