Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
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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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
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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).

 
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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