Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
BAL Division 2, Match 1, Chelmsford, 9th June 2019 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 07:43

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 1

Chelmsford, 9thJune 2019


The British Athletics League season finally kicked off for Kingston and Poly’s Senior Men on the weekend normally reserved for Match 2, following the cancelled first match in May. After a season trying out the dizzying heights of Division 1, which turned out to be a fraction too dizzying, in was back to Division 2 for Kingston as they made their way to Essex and the impressive facilities at Chelmsford. The match was to be a double header with Division 2 of the UK Women’s League and with it a different timetable to usual.

The team was relatively small at 18 athletes, with exams as ever causing havoc and preventing many college and university students from competing, but on the whole we were confident of a decent result, even without a recognised B High Jumper or Pole Vaulter.

Lily B Match 2 Report: 1st June 2019 Print
Written by Nina and Susy   
Monday, 17 June 2019 12:06

The 2nd Lily B match of the season was at Walton sports Hub and a very successful day it was too, with another amazing win for the girls at Kingston & Poly. The sunshine, that the team managers ordered, was once again in abundance!


1. Kingston & Poly


2. Croydon Harriers


3. Herne Hill Harriers


4. Holland Sports


5. Sutton & District


6. Dorking & Mole Valley



We knew this match was going to be tough against some mighty opposition. It really did come down to the wire. As we left the ground, we were still none the wiser as to whether the team had enough points to win. We were thin on the ground with regards to the under 17 team and lost valuable points there.  A special thank you to those that stepped in to cover some events as without this we certainly would not have clinched the win.


It is certainly difficult when the match runs so far behind schedule as some people couldn’t stay to cover their event, so we lost quite a few points. We also lost 2 B relay teams and almost two A relay teams at one point, which could easily have cost us the match, so we really appreciate everyone that stayed until the end of the day.


Special thanks once again to all the parents who helped with the javelin which was our designated event for the day. Bryony met some of the younger girls and helped them with their warm-ups which was much appreciated, so many thanks to her, and thanks also to Pat who came along to support. Also, a big thank you to our level 2 field judge, David Hillyer, who did a grand job and to our timekeeper, Maurice Joyce.


Once again there were some amazing performances and many PBs. Under 15’s had 9 athletes, Under 13’s had 8 athletes, under 17’s had 7 athletes, and under 11’s had 6 girls this time.


All the U11’s got at least one PB, well done to you all! Welcome to Lucy Rutt who has just joined the team. Special mention to Amelia Rowbotham who ran a great 600m in a time of 2.01.5.


Most U13’s got at least one PB. Ava John ran a fantastic 200m race in a time of 27 .0 seconds which was a PB and won her the race. Serenna Kochhar & Caitlin Pemberton both had PB’s in the 800m in 2nd place (A & B string). Eva Cerelli produced a great discus throw to win the A string with a PB of 13.67m. Thanks to Calla Lazou who volunteered to swap events to the high jump, got three PBs and scored a massive 20 points for the team


For the U15’s, Ellen-Ada Barlow had a good day with two PBs - first in the hurdles with 14 seconds and also in the discus throwing 14.42m. Hannah Choudhury showed another pleasing improvement to her shot putt with a PB of 6.78m. Jemima Harcourt surprised herself with 2 sprint PBs for 100m 12.9 seconds and took 1 second off her 200m PB 27.5 seconds. Jemyra Keeya is showing real promise in all her throwing events with PBs in javelin, shot putt and hammer. Sophie Doherty won the long jump in a PB of 4.89m. Tejal Ramphul scored valuable points and came 2nd in the 300m as she took on this event for the first time.


Moving onto U17’s … Emilia Chittenden had a great day with 3 PBs in total, Lucy Atkins won both her 100 and 200m races with PBs 12.7 & 26.3 seconds. Caitlin Paul switched to cover discus and won her event with 16.2m. Maddison Hutton came 2nd in 100m B string with a PB of 12.8 seconds & an amazing 1st place throw of 11.49m in the shot. Well done to Natalie Miller for scoring a full 21 points for the team!


It was a great team spirit once again and everyone had a fantastic day. As team managers, we are eagerly looking forward to the next Lily B match on Sun 7th July in Guildford, where we hope all our athletes will join us to continue this winning streak. Bring it on!


Lily B Team Managers

UAG YDL match 2 Hillingdon 26 May 2019 Print
Written by Beverly, Dorinda & James   
Friday, 14 June 2019 19:23

After coming in last place at our first match at Harrow, we were hoping to rally up a larger team this time around but unfortunately, we had only 28 K&P athletes, up 3 from Harrow.  Again, we struggled to fill lots of the events, notably the longer distance runs and many of the U20M events. Notable events on the day were the AAA Grade 1 performances by William Hobson with another PB throwing the Shot 15.39m and Michael Anderson with a 6.41m long Jump.  The U20W relay team who narrowly broke the club record again with a 52.40s (previous 52.60s U20W at Harrow). There were a few other PBs on the day, please look at the full results on the Power of 10 (link provided below).  But it was not enough to compensate for the low turnout of athletes and we finished up 6th again. If everyone who is not already up to the maximum number of events would fill one more event and with more of our athletes joining in, we may still be able to get the points needed to avoid relegation. The next match is our home match at Kingsmeadow on 30th June. We need a big push to get everyone out, fill even more events in track and field, and go for a higher finish.



Camberley & District AC + Woking AC



South Bucks



Brighton & Hove AC



Hillingdon AC



Harrow AC



Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers



There were many good performances with AAA graded performances:

Grade 4 for Aaron Marlow (Shot, Discus & Javelin), Max Dickson (400m), Freddy Crosby (High Jump), Lucy Atkins (200m & 300m), Kira Holt (100m), Madison Hutton (High Jump & Javelin), Lara Quickfall (High Jump) and Natalie Miller (Hammer)

Grade 3 for Kira Holt (200m), Louisa Stoney (200m), Thomas White (200m) and Rhianna Reynolds (Triple Jump)

Grade 2 For Madison Hutton (80mH), Thomas White (100m) and Kira Holt (80mH)

Grade 1 for William Hobson (Shot) and Michael Anderson (Long Jump)


Full results are on Power of 10 (see link below).





The team was:

U17 women: Madison Hutton, Caitlin Paul, Lucy Atkins, Kira Holt, Lara Quickfall, Natalie Miller. Total=6

U20 women: Rhianna Reynolds, Lucy Tunnacliffe, Hannah Lester, Amelia Bell, Isabella Shepherd-Evans, Louisa Stoney. Total=6

U17 men: Olly Wilson, Freddy Crosby, Aaron Marlow, Thomas White, William Hobson, Max Dickson, Marius Ball, Michael Webb-Bourne, Michael Anderson, Eric Hermanson, Sebastian Chang, Ellis Down, George Rees. Total=13

U20 men: Jack Stracey, Eric Williams, Indy Barnes. Total=3


Special thanks go to our team of officials, we had a full set this time which helps with points.

Graded officials:

Field official = Frank Schubert

Timekeeper = Stewart Dickson

Track judge = Richard White

and the field team of Paul Tunnacliffe, Julie Reynolds, Mark Reynolds and John Lester.



Beverly, Dorinda & James

YDL (UAG) Team Managers
Kingston Athletic Club & Polytechnic Harriers
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SCVAC Women’s report Print
Written by Nicky Atkins   
Friday, 14 June 2019 19:28

The SCVAC 2nd match was on Monday 20th May at Ewell Court with Epsom and Ewell Harriers hosting.

The meeting was attended by Caroline Jeffcote, Susanne Dietrich, Nicki Murphy who was carrying an injury, Liz Richardson and Debbie Raymond who competed in a 25k multi-terrain race two days previously.

Again I am delighted to tell you all that this small team of dedicated athletes worked enthusiastically to finish 3rd out of 8 teams. Well done team K&P. K&P women are also in 3rd position overall!

There were also PB’s in the hammer throw for Susanne Dietrich and Caroline Jeffcote.

The 3rd match of the SCVAC will be on Monday 10th June at Walton (Waterside Drive Athletics Arena) with Walton AC hosting. Field events starting at 6.30pm and track at 7.00pm.

Ebbisham - 2nd June 2019. Print
Written by Gill Broderick   
Friday, 14 June 2019 19:12

Warm and blustery weather greeted the boys at the Epsom and Ewell track.  We were armed with strong , FULL U15 team and U13 team of 7 for the second DIV 1 match. The standard in this match is extremely high, the talent from other clubs is phenomenal for this age group but our boys performed with resilience and just got on with what that had to do.

U11s Thomas Perrin, Samuel James, Adam Claudet  (non scoring events). U13s Sam Bishop, Jacob Landau, Angus Strachan, Nico Clarke, Harry Walker, Louis Churchill, Oliver (Ollie) Cooke. U15s Albert Rowland, Jack Le Vesconte, Roel Sodusta, Ethan Chandler, Sam Nesbitt, Dhruv Simmonite, Tom Wilson, Charlie White, Eternal Nemiala, Oliver Palmer, Finnian Chang, Alfie Westley.


M 2 Points


Herne Hill



Epsom and Ewell









South London






Full results here


U11s – Adam ran a 600m in 1.54.2 – a new PB.  He ran from the front and kept the distance between him and the field.   Thomas ran a good 600m and Samuel in the 75m was quick.    All three are moving up to U13s next year and this will compliment the team well for 2020. U13s:  Angus ran a PB in the 100m and 200m in 13.8. and 28.6. With a god LJ 3.97 (winning jump 4.49m!) Sam in the hurdles clocked 16.0 secs an improvement by 0.5 secs. Harry’s first season in the 1500m ran 5.08.9 and the lone Kingston representative like Ollie in the 800m in 2.31.2. Ollie high jumped impressively to 1.35m with great backup from Sam – 1.15m. Nico ran an excellent 200m and LJ 3.71. Our field event athlete, Louis, threw 21.59m in JT and 13.97m in DT. Sam was busy again backing up Louis in the javelin and threw 17.92m. Relay squad ran well for 3rd place – photo finish on the line with Epsom but the Kingston team were given the 3rd place.   U15s: Albert and Jack covered the 80m hds and both ran slightly faster than before. Albert then long jumped in a close competition for 3rd-6th position, with 4.43m. Finnian backed him up with a creditable 3.57m for the points.  Jack and Dhruv in the HJ both cleared 1.50 (pb for Dhruv) and again very close results. Well done to Alfie and Finnian in the DT (7 points) with Alfie getting a PB in 16.10m.  Our 800m boys of Sam and Dhruv – both 2nd in A & B. All I remember about this is the winner from Croydon ran the first 400m is about 62 seconds!! Then Sam started to reel him in and we thought Sam would do it; if only he had another 10m. As the Croydon athlete’s legs were collapsing. Oliver ran a PB in the B 300m in 41.8 for 3rd but the top three were almost in a row at the line!  THANK you  Team Kingston – you are all AMAZING.

As you can see from the table……. In our final match we need to finish above  Croydon or South London to stay in DIV 1.  It’s great, exciting competition and I can only hope everyone is fit.  The areas we are short in are U13 field and middle distance.  So any U13 with a spare event will have to do their best at an event they may not usually do.

THANKS also go to Frank Schubert and Richard White for officiating the field events for our slots and to all parents that helped in the long jump.  Every help is much appreciated. 

NEXT MATCH Sunday 14th JULY at Coulsdon. 


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