Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
BAL Division 1, Match 2, Portsmouth, 2nd June 2018 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:25

British Athletics League Division 1, Match 2

Portsmouth, 2ndJune 2018


Kingston and Poly’s Division 1 journey in the British Athletics League took them to the south coast for match 2, as Portsmouth played host to a double-header match with Division 4.

Another stunning day awaited the athletes, with temperatures more or less perfect if a little too hot at times, and a wind that unfortunately was too strong to be legal.

For Team Manager Chris Hall, the build-up to this match felt easier with all events filled quickly but there were still some unfortunate absences and a few too many doubling and quintupling-up to be completely comfortable!


Proceedings started with the Long Jump at the earlier time of 10.30am. For this we had Chris Hall and Humphrey Waddington, representing K&P as a duo for the 5thtime already this season. After some early-season promise, Chris has found the going difficult recently in the Long and things were looking bleak after 2 rounds, but he managed to leapfrog a Windsor athlete to place 3rdB with 6.31m – a much better return than at Eton! Humphrey meanwhile has gone from strength to strength after initially being unsure if he would even have a season, and his jumps crept up gradually to an excellent 6.73m which was unfortunate to only place 6thA. 14 points was the result and a decent start.

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YDL Lower 19th May 2018, Horsham Print
Written by Richard W   
Monday, 21 May 2018 20:56


Match Report 2 – YDL Lower Age Group – Horsham, Saturday 19th May 2018


Saturday in Horsham was marked with gorgeous sunshine and a steady stream of ice lollies appearing in the stands. School trips, school matches and street parties for the royal wedding took their toll on our eventual squad numbers. There were a number of very welcome new faces making their debuts at the Sussex track, and some stellar performances from those that made the trip, including a new club record for Lucy Atkins in the U15 Girl’s 300m.


The Overall Result


Once again K&P started strongly. Early points updates had K&P listed as 2nd. As the day drew on our depleted numbers left several events unfilled and we dropped down to 5th place. We will need to field a strong team in the remaining two meetings at Poole (Sunday 17th June) and at home in Kingston (Saturday 21st July) to stay in the division.

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BAL Division 1, Match 1, Eton, 5th May 2018 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:14

British Athletics League Division 1, Match 1

Eton, 5thMay 2018


2018 will go down in the record books as Kingston and Poly’s first season in Division 1 of the British Athletics League, and the first match of this new era took place at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton.

And what a glorious day it was too! Beautiful sunshine and temperatures that if anything veered into ‘too hot for physical activity’ territory resulted in a fair few Personal Bests and impressive performances as Kingston’s athletes tested themselves against some of the UK’s top clubs.

The build-up to the match was a fraught one for Team Manager Chris Hall, who not only had to contend with the bank holiday but also the BUCS Championships starting on the same day. In all there were around 25 athletes unable to participate, but nevertheless the usual minimum target of 19 athletes was met, albeit with a number of those doing 3-5 events.

If that wasn’t enough, bad traffic on the M25 meant that getting to the track in the first place was a tougher task than anticipated, and it was notable how sparse the arena was during the opening events as athletes struggled to get there in time.

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Lily B Match 1 Report Print
Written by James Bell   
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:09

After a tough season last year where we finished 5th out of the eleven teams, the Lily B league is back upon us again.

 

We couldn’t have wished for a better day with the beautiful sunshine beating down on us all day.  With such a hot day you would have thought it would have made it difficult for the athletes to compete at their best, however there were still many PBs especially as we have many newcomers.

 

 

 

1

Guildford & Godalming

303

2

Kingston AC & Poly Harriers

270

3

Herne Hill Harriers

244

4

Reigate Priory

92

5

Dorking & Mole Valley

82

 

We were Match2 on Saturday and came a solid 2nd to Guildford & Godalming.  If we fill a few more of the empty spaces on our team-sheet next time, we may get closer!

 

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Match Report - EBBISHAM – MATCH 1- 29TH April Print
Written by Gill Broderick   
Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:23

EBBISHAM – MATCH  1- 29TH April

Arctic conditions prevailed at the first Ebbisham Boys meeting for the U11-U15s.   I raise my hat off to all of them who ran, threw or jumped.   The final match score was extremely close. Kingston finished 2nd behind Herne Hill by TWO POINTS. 

Herne Hill H

168

Kingston

166

Croydon

134

South London H

116

Holland Sports

88

Sutton

68

 

There was just one event, due to unforeseen circumstances, that could not be filled.  But, next time on 10th June, at Woodcote, we are going to win.  Each club is allocated points for their match position and we collected 5.

Well done to the team and all the parents for braving the elements.  No special mention to any athlete this time. Welcome to new U13s competing, Alex Cronje and Jacob Landau. Welcome also to new U15s, Hiren and Dhruv Simmonite (not twins – Hiren being the oldest), Rory Stratford, Oliver Sossick, Oliver Palmer.  Without these new faces, our team would have suffered. Old and new together is always a great combination.

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