Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
SAL Fixture 2 - North Devon Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Friday, 02 June 2017 15:00

A short Report to accompany the shortage of athletes!

Despite the lack of person power, following an all you can eat burger the night before. The kingston cohort headed down to the track, with events on numbers and various shoes strategically placed around the venue the multiple decathlons (and more) began!

For the Men we had:

Gareth Cook

Chris Dack

Bilen Ahmet

Gordon Lester

Edward Paxton

 

And for the Women... Harriet Lester.

 

Commendations go to each and every athlete, especially Harriet having completed 17 Events, gaining 36 Points.

 

The team finished on 135 Points in 3rd place, having picked off Wycombe by turning up.

 
Lily B Match Day 1 – Sutton Print
Written by James Bell   
Friday, 02 June 2017 14:54

Lily B Match day 1 – Sutton

06th May 2017

After a great League win last year and coming narrowly 2nd in the Cup, the Lily B league is back upon us again.

Whilst the rain stayed away it was quite cold throughout the day thanks to a gusty breeze. This made it difficult

for the athletes to compete at their best, however there were still many PBs especially as we have many

newcomers.

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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).

 
BAL Division 2, Match 1, Kingston May 6th Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Thursday, 11 May 2017 22:24

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 1

Kingston, 6th May 2017


The 2017 BAL season kicked off with a match hosted by Herne Hill Harriers, who requested that the newly re-laid Kingsmeadow track be the venue. It was, then, an ideal “away” match for Kingston & Poly - in our own back yard!

 

The 2016 season had brought a damp squib of an ending after some impressive results for the Club in the first 3 matches, so we were keen to get a good start and make the most of the home advantage. Though there were a couple of first-teamers missing we were safe in the knowledge that virtually every event had two athletes accustomed to the discipline – a rarity when two of the events requiring last minute reinforcements were hurdles races!

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Beginners / Improvers Running Group Print
Written by Richard Holt   
Tuesday, 04 April 2017 14:33
Richard Holt and Pat Logan, through Momentum Sports, Kingsmeadow running group 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
or contact Richard Holt at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
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