Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Michael May Print
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:55

Michael May, athlete and Official, passed away peacefully on Saturday 7th September.

Michael wished for a small family only 'eco-friendly' funeral. However there will be a memorial service at his club, Kingston AC at the Weir Archer Athletics Track, Kingsmeadow the date and time will be shared as soon as we have the details.

 
BAL Division 2, Match 3, Glasgow, 3rd August 2019 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Sunday, 25 August 2019 17:13

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 3

Glasgow, 3rdAugust 2019

 

The 2019 season drew to a close with a long, long trip across the border to Scotland, and more specifically the Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow, for Kingston and Poly’s British Athletics League team. The last of a truncated 3 match season, we travelled up to Scotland in 2ndplace in the league and knowing that we could get promoted to Division 1 again if we beat both Havering and Crawley.

Come 6pm on Friday, we had 4 athletes in Glasgow, so Team Manager Chris Hall could be satisfied that we would fieldsomethingshould there be any problems with the flight on which most of the team were travelling. And problems there were. An hour-long delay worsened ever more until it got to 3 hours, by which time the flight was due to land in Glasgow at half past 11, which isn’t the most ideal preparation for intense physical activity. Fortunately the flight did land, and those on board did get to their hotel, and we did have a team consisting of more than 4 athletes!

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SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE Division 2 West – Kingston Match 4, July 13th Print
Written by Alex, Izzy, Jo and Nicole   
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:20

The 4th match of the series was set to be hosted at the home ground of Kingsmeadow, giving a great opportunity for Kingston athletes to get a local race in with a highly supportive environment. Holidays and unavailability somewhat plagued the official and team sheets, but no matter Kingston pulled through with a competitive team and excellent team of officials to help run the match as smoothly as possible. Many thanks to all the officials and volunteers who helped on the day, without your help this match simply would not have run – I won’t name them out of fear of missing someone out but thank you.

Anyway… the results:

TL;DR - results https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=276368

Women’s team


We had some excellent performances in the sprints; Lucy Atkins and Katy Lord winning both the 100m and 200m. In the 400m, Imogen Busa and Emilia Chittenden both picked up PBs (62.6 and 66.9 respectively). Emilia also got a PB win in the 800m alongside Isabella Sheperd-Evans, who also picked up a PB. Also, congratulations to team manager Izzy Hatton for a huge PB in the 1500m, knocking 39 seconds off her previous PB – 7:01 from 7:40! An inspiration to us all.

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Representing K&P at the Anniversary Games Print
Written by Richard Holt   
Thursday, 08 August 2019 09:23
At this years Anniversary Games, we qualified a team in the U17W relay.  To do so, they had to get in the top 9 in the South of England for 4x100m by the end of May, which they did (in 9th) with a new club U17 (and senior record) of 50.20!



They ran their race before the Diamond League in front of about 4000 people.  They were a credit to themselves and the club, which a 4th place finish in a massive new club record (again for all age groups) of 48.92.

The whole team and families etc who were there had a cracking day!

Although not representing K&P, Grey Court school had 5 of our athletes competing on the Saturday in the Borough relays at the Anniversary Games.  The U17M 4x400m team was 3/4 from K&P (with the 4th member joining us from Tuesday!) and ran 3.29.16 which is the 2nd quickest by any U17 team in the UK this year.
 
Lily B Match 3 Report: 7th July 2019 Print
Written by Nina and Susy   
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:10

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Arriving at the Guildford track in wet conditions was not ideal after the sunshine we have become used to. We had to wait well into the afternoon for the sunshine we had ordered to emerge! It was an uphill struggle for the 3rd Lily B match as we were missing athletes as well as graded officials. Both team managers had to double up as officials for the high jump, as well as trying to manage the team. This meant we had to leave the base for quite a while and hoped everyone knew what they were doing, not really ideal and an issue that needs to be addressed.

 

We would like to thank all of the parents who stepped in to help as officials – this was a great help and we really hope that some parents will consider going on the officials course. Special thanks to Bryony again for helping with the warm ups. 

 

Kingston & Poly came 3rd overall in this match, which is a good result, especially considering that we had a lower turnout than usual and weren't able to fill all of the events. However, we were 137 points behind the home team and 46 points behind Croydon AC on the day, so we will need all hands and feet on deck for the Lily B final to be a success at home at Kingsmeadow.

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