Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Lily B Match day 3 – Kingsmeadow Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Wednesday, 05 September 2018 08:20

Third matchday and the third day of glorious sunshine!  After two 2ndplaces, we turned out with our largest team in a long while with 40 athletes and won the day handsomely!



1

Kingston AC & Poly Harriers

325

2

Croydon Harriers

212

3

Herne Hill Harriers

165

4

Sutton & District

158

5

Reigate Priory

59

6

Dorking & Mole Valley

35

 


With the win this placed 3rdoverall in the final league table.  With individual points we would have won the league. This shows what good turn can produce so we hope for the same at the Cup Finals!! 


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Upcoming Officials Courses Print
Written by Gen Sec   
Monday, 16 July 2018 19:37

The club is always looking for more officials, as the backbone of our athletes without them competitions can’t proceed. 

If you’re at competitions and want to get closer to the action, the club will subsidise courses and help you develop. 

Any questions you may have please contact the General Secretaries. 


The following courses are the next available in our area: 

23/09/2018 - Health and Safety course (requirement for all officials) at LEWES AC, EAST SUSSEX

23/09/2018 - Field Official Level 1 at LEWES AC, EAST SUSSEX

23/09/2018 - Track Official Level 1 at LEWES AC, EAST SUSSEX

23/09/2018 - Timekeeper Level 1 at LEWES AC, EAST SUSSEX

23/09/2018 - Starter Level 1 at LEWES AC, EAST SUSSEX

30/09/2018 - Health and Safety course (requirement for all officials) at XCEL LEISURE COMPLEX, WALTON ON THAMES

30/09/2018 - Field Official Level 1 at XCEL LEISURE COMPLEX, WALTON ON THAMES

30/09/2018 - Track Official Level 1 at XCEL LEISURE COMPLEX, WALTON ON THAMES

30/09/2018 - Timekeeper Level 1 at XCEL LEISURE COMPLEX, WALTON ON THAMES

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4th place seals survival in YDL division 1 Print
Written by Frank S   
Monday, 06 August 2018 10:36

After weeks of warm, dry weather, the last match of the YDL season instead brought high winds and relentless rain. Due largely to the start of school holidays only a small K&P team travelled to Portsmouth, but it soon became clear that the other teams were also struggling. What we lacked in numbers we had in class and attitude, not least thanks to some of K&P’s top athletes making a very welcome return to the team. Despite the atrocious conditions, our athletes were willing to go out and score points, many in 4 to 5 events. Like in the matches before, our main strength was in the field, which we even won (!) this time. On the track we missed many events, but several top places compensated for the gaps. After narrowly missing out on 4thplace in the first two matches by 2.5 and 3 points, for the second time in a row our team finished ahead of Portsmouth and Guildford. The 4thplace in the last match ensured 4thplace overall in the division, above the relegation zone. We will again compete in division 1 next year – well done everyone who contributed to the K&P YDL team as athlete or official during the 2018 season. The preliminary table:

 

Team

Match 4

Total

Total

 

1

Crawley AC

583.0

24

2531

Promoted

2

Camberley & District AC + Woking AC

552.5

18

2243

 

3

South Bucks

492.5

17

2113.5

 

4

Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers

400.5

11

1814.5

 

5

City of Portsmouth AC

376.0

7

1483.5

Relegated

6

Guildford & Godalming AC

212.5

7

1479.5

Relegated

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BAL Division 1, Match 4, Liverpool 4th August 2018 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:05

British Athletics League, Division 1, Match 4

Liverpool, 4thAugust 2018

 

The final match of the 2018 British Athletics League season saw Kingston & Poly’s Senior Men make the journey to Merseyside for the Liverpool Harriers fixture. A cavalcade of South West Londoners, native and adopted, descended upon (or ascended to?) the North West on Friday evening, staying in a variety of locations in and around the city. Team Manager Chris Hall kept an eagle eye on Facebook Messenger to ensure that the main group travelling together from London Euston made it in time, which fortunately was the case.


The day itself, seemingly a BAL custom now regardless of the actual weather forecast, was warm and mostly sunny – thankfully a bit cooler than Eton and Portsmouth but enough to come away with a beetroot-red tint to the skin. The build-up was by far the easiest for this match, too – all events were filled nice and early, albeit missing a couple of first-teamers who any team would miss. Even so, spirits were high and we went into the match knowing that beating Windsor, Slough Eton & Hounslow (that’s one team for those new to athletics clubs) would guarantee safety in Division 1 – a feat very few would have predicted. Even Sale and Liverpool weren’t safe should we get a particularly good result, so there was all to play for.

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Ebbisham Final Match – 8th July at Walton Print
Written by Gill B   
Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:38

Extreme weather conditions and heat reigned down on the athletes but with the new stand at the Walton track; gave us all some respite from the glorious sun on what was a glorious day of athletics for our Kingston team.

 

 

Sadly, Rory Stratford and Tom Wilson had to withdraw through injury (but nothing serious).  Hoping they’ll be back to training soon. The U15s however, stepped with some rearranging to cover the sprints. 

 

Club

M3 points

League Championship position

Herne Hill

165

Herne Hill  1st– 18 points

South London

157

Kingston & Poly 2nd – 12 points

Kingston & Poly 

128

South London 3rd – 11 points

Croydon

99

Croydon 4th – 9 points

Holland Sports

82

Holland Sp 5th– 6 points

Sutton & Dist

52

Sutton & Dis 6th – 3 points

 

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