Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
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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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.
 
Match 3 of the Northern Surrey ‘Downs’ Cross Country League for runners aged 8 to school year 10. Print
Written by Susanne Dietrich   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:52

Match 3 of the Northern Surrey ‘Downs’ Cross Country League for runners aged 8 to school year 10.

Dear athletes, families and friends,
The provisional results of last Sunday’s Downs League match are now available. They need to be double-checked since two discs had not been collected in the U11 race, skewing the results. Moreover, one non-scoring runner each ran in the U13 and U15 races. But what I am reporting is about right.
We are now entering the final phase of the season’s Downs Cross Country League, and as team manager I was very pleased indeed to welcome a number of new runners. This very much reinforced the teams - to great effect in particular for our U15 rankings. It was much needed, too, since we missed some household names due to other sports events, school holidays and illness. I hope that for the last race on 12 March we’ll be able to come out in full force since we can win team and individual medals. Moreover, the race will be our very own K&P club champs, too – make sure your club subs are paid to be eligible.
Our U11s were brought home by a massively improved Oscar Lloyd-Davies who carved 28s off his PB to finish in 11:38 and 11th place. He was followed by Ava John with a new PB of 12:28 (10s off) and 26th place/6th girl, Hannah Choudhury with a new PB of 12:47 (3s off) and 30th place/ 7th girl, and Oscar Nicholas, with a new PB of 13:01 (7s off) and 32nd place. Ella Slone had an excellent debut, finishing in 13:34 and 41st place/15th girl; it was great to have Samuel Hall back, finishing in 13:36 and 42nd place, and then it was Finnian Chang in 52nd place and 14:13 and Brody Skinner with a new PB in 14:17 (9s off) and 54th place. All runners had very strong finishes, often picking up a few runners as they came in. This is excellent news, considering that the shorter summer track races are just around the corner, too. The team was pipped into 5th place by 1 point, but held 4th place overall. In the individual rankings (must run all races), Oscar L.D. is 8th, Oscar N. 16th, Finnian 17th and Brody 19th boy; Ava is 2nd girl and Hannah is 3rd girl, both with an excellent prospect to have a medal round the neck the next time.
Our U13s very much established themselves in the 2nd team position, they came 2nd on the day and are 2nd overall, probably too far to catch the 1st team, HHH, but also quite clear of the 3rd, Holland Sports. Max Dickson was the first to finish, 8th place and 12:05. Michael Webb-Bourne is clearly back from injury, finishing 13th with a new PB of 12:52 (6s off). Next was Dominic Fellows in 15th place and 13:03 and Evie Wilkinson in 16th place/5th girl and13:09, followed by Freya John in 23rd place/ 10th girl and 13:22. Freya wins the “athlete of the match” recognition, for the improving her previous best by a full 43s. We closed with Alix Baccardax in 13th place/ 19th girl and 14:19, Jacob Skinner in 38th place and 14:27 and Esme Cerilli in 45th place/ 26th girl and 16:28. The boys hold 5th (Max), 7th (Michael), 9th (Dom) and 13th (Jacob) place in the overall rankings; the girls are 1st (Evie), 6th (Freya), 7th (Alix) and 10th (Esme); a great result!
And now: drum roll, and let’s open the curtain for our U15s! Jack Dickson, 3rd in 11:20, Jack Stracey 4th in a new PB of 11:33 (5s off), Eric Williams 5th in 11:35, Oliver Haines-Francis 6th in 11:37, new runner William Bourne 15th in 13:20 and Imogen Busa 23rd/ 10th girl in 15:38. This was the 2nd team-win for us and it brought us the overall lead – but only by a skimpy 3 points. I very much hope that you’ll be up for it, and we’ll battle it out with HHH in the last match! Let’s win this! And with Jack D. in overall 3rd and Jack S. in 4th place, there might be more silverware coming our way. Come on, Kingston and Poly!
Many thanks again to all athletes for their great efforts, and all families for their support. Please let me know that you are coming for the last race on Sunday 12th March, same race times as before.
Best regards
Your TM Susanne Dietrich, phone 02083997084, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
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.

 
Upcoming Officials and Coaching Courses Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:01

As ever, the club is in need of volunteers. The link below has the latest officials and coaching courses available. The club subsidises most courses, any questions please get in touch!

http://www.englandathletics.org/courses-and-bookings/education-programme-newsletter/south

 
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