Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
SAL Match 1, Kingsmeadow 15th April 2017 Print
Written by Susanne Dietrich   
Monday, 17 April 2017 15:19

SAL season starts with a great cooperation between junior and senior athletes.

A very notable fresh breeze blew through our Southern Athletics League (SAL) team this Saturday, with 10 U17 athletes and 6 U20 athletes supporting 14 Seniors and 7 Masters, contributing very valuable points and featuring in all relays. In fact, on the women’s side, our junior athletes collected 40.5 of the 75 points (excluding relays), and for the first time since ages, the women made nearly as many points as the men (80 versus 98, including the relays)! This brought us near level with the winners (2nd place by 0.5 points), and had we filled just one more track event, we would have won the match.

Considering that junior athletes have to throw the much heavier senior implements and negotiate the higher senior hurdles, the achievements of our young athletes are even more commendable. Many thanks to our established stalwarts for welcoming our juniors in the team, and a full praise for all our juniors who came! We coaches and TMs know that there are school exams looming, and your main competitions are the YDL matches and for the U17 women, also the LilyB matches. But I am sure I can speak for all of our seniors when I say: please come to the SAL again – you were great!

Susanne Dietrich (K&P coach and young athletes’ XC TM).

 
Beginners / Improvers Running Group in the Richmond Park Print
Written by Richard Holt   
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 14:33
Richard Holt and Pat Logan, through Momentum Sports, are holding sessions in Richmond Park meeting at Kingston Gate car park at 11.00am each Sunday morning.

The aim of the group is to help those who are either new to running or are looking to make improvements in what they do build a good solid platform of fitness and technique all in a fun and relaxed environment with coaches who have many years of experience in the sport and have coached at all levels from total beginners upwards.
There are two groups within the session, one for beginners and one for improvers.  The groups stay close together so that no-one gets left behind and everyone encourages each other.
There is no shouting or screaming (we fundamentally don't believe in the "boot camp" type mentality). There is just helpful advice and encouragement to allow you to push your body and start feeling years younger and fitter again.
Making sure we work properly on all aspects of running, including technique, can both greatly improve fitness and also reduce the risk of injury, so you are a free to enjoy more of the sport you've chosen.
For more information on joining in and getting more involved with this great sport of ours please see
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Surrey County Athletics Association Disability Championships / Disability Open Meeting / KACPH Open Graded Throws Meetings 1st and 2nd April 2017 Print
Written by Camilla T   
Monday, 27 February 2017 12:44

Surrey County Athletics Association Disability Championships / Disability Open Meeting / KACPH Open Graded Throws Meetings

1st and 2nd April 2017

Kingsmeadow Athletics Center, 422a Kingston Road, Kingston KT1 3PB

Entry close: 18th March – no entries on the day

  • The meeting is IPC Endorsed, will be held under UKA rules and is part of British Athletics Parallel Success Super Series
  • Photo Finish for Track and EDM for Long Throws
  • Entry £6 per event plus PayPal booking fee

1st April 2017

Surrey Disability Championships and Open Disability Meeting (for non-Surrey Athletes)

Track events for classified athletes: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5K and 10K
Track events for non-classified athletes: 100m, 200m, and 400m
Field events for classified and non-classified athletes: Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, and Hammer (F20, F12, F13 only)

Online Entry

KACPH Open Graded Throws Meeting:

Field events: Hammer, Shot, Discus, and Javelin

Online Entry

2nd  April 2017

Surrey Disability Championships and Open Disability Meeting (for non-Surrey Athletes)

Seated throws events for classified and non-classified athletes: Club Throw (F51, 31,32 only), Shot, Discus and Javelin

Online entry

Please note that all throwers will be required to throw the senior weight of implement if they wish to have their results sent to the IPC for ranking purposes. If event entries allow the seated throws will also take place on 1st April.
To enter the Surrey County Athletics Association Disability Championships you must possess a current Surrey qualification. Details of the UKA rules regarding County qualification can be found at www.surreyathletics.org.uk/qualification where there is also a definition of what constitutes the county of Surrey for this purpose.
To enter the Surrey County Athletics Association Disability Championships you must not have competed in another county's championship nor have represented another county in inter-county competition during the current competition year which commenced on 1st October 2016. Surrey County medals will be awarded using a points system.
Timetables and entry information will be sent to each competitor by email after the closing date and will also be posted on KACPH  and SCAA websites.
 
Downs Cross Country League for runners aged 8 to school year 10 – final match from 12/3/2017. Print
Written by Susanne Dietrich   
Sunday, 19 March 2017 19:30

This is the last report from the Epsom Downs this season as we now head for the summer and will leave the Cross Country behind. But is this the most exciting report to write since we had some new -and excellent - additions to the teams; without exception, runners were flying, running new PBs or sailing very close to their PBs, and we had medals and, well, half a trophy. Plus, we can now also crown our own K&P XC club champions for this year.


As always, we started with the U11s. The race was again very busy with 73 contestants, running the 2.2km course in everything between 10-19 minutes. We were led home by a formidable Sam Atkins who finished 8th (8th boy) in 11:18. New runner Oliver Cooke came in next, 11th/ 10th boy and excellent 11:33. A superbly improved (new PB by 57s) Samuel Hall followed in 11:45 and 12th place/ 11th boy, chased hard by Oscar Lloyd-Davis in 11:47 and 14th place/13th boy. Then came Sam Bishop, who in 12:32 and 30th place/26th boys also had a fine debut. Ava John followed in 12:35 and 31st place/ 5th girl, then Hannah Choudhury in a new PB of 12:45, 36th place/ 7th girl, Oscar Nicholas, with a new PB of 12:56 and 42nd place/ 33rd boy, Finnian Chang in 13:36, 51st place/ 39th boy, Ella Slone in 13:53, 56th place/ 16th girl and Brody Skinner in 14:35, 63rd place/ 41st boy. The team came a very strong 3rd on the day, finishing 4th overall, just 6 points behind the 3rd. In the overall rankings (must do all races), Oscar LD finished 7th, Oscar N 15th, Finnian 16th and Brody 18th. The girls came out on top, with Ava winning silver and Hannah bronze. For the club rankings, it’s the order athletes finished on the day. So bronze to Ella, silver to Hannah, gold to Ava and bronze to Sam H, silver to Oliver and gold to Sam A. All of the medallists will go up one age group in the summer, yet with our “younger” U11s having done so well, too, I would think that next XC season will be a good one. Well done to you all.

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2017 AGM and Awards Dinner Print
Written by David H   
Monday, 27 February 2017 12:15

 

Around a 100 people attended this year's AGM at Kingsmeadow. It was pleasing to see so many people, especially a lot of our younger members. Nearly 40 trophies were presented to the 2016 winners by our President, David Hillyer. In addition AAA Standardbadges and the Young Athletes Championship medals were handed out.

The meeting was led by our Chairman, Les Hatton. As well as the formal topics on the agenda, we were treated to a talk by Toby Gold, our Paralympic T33 Silver medalist from the Rio Games. Toby spoke about his experiences in Brazil as well as his career to date. He then took several questions from those present. Everyone felt that this was a really interesting talk and praised Toby for his contribution.

When the formal Agenda was completed we were able to enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by Camilla Thrush. Given that when she arrived at the venue to find that the cooking facilities were not working, Camilla's efforts (including arranging for a portable cooker at short notice) were amazing.

After the meal there was a raffle with a plethora of prizes. Nearly everyone seemed to win a prize and, at the completion of the evening there seemed to be a general view that it had been a successful event.

Thanks must be given to all those who volunteered to assist with the AGM and the meal and also those who donated prizes. The effort put into the event made it really enjoyable for many people and brought a lot of our members together to enable them to meet others they would not normally come into contact with, which in itself made this a worthwhile evening.

 
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