Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
SWL R4 Abingdon July 3rd & GB U20s at Sport City Print
Written by David Barrington   
Monday, 05 July 2004 08:54

 A small but effective SWL team claimed an excellent 2nd place to maintain their challenge for promotion to Div One for 2005.In the senior events,Sarah Harris won twice(400 64.2/300U17H 49.1),Rachel Burbridge took the 800(2.26.7),Nicki Atkins the 3000(12.11.8)Dani Ayres the Pole Vault(equalling Emma Wicks U17 club record of 2.10),Sasha Gordon the triple jump(10.97) whilst Claire Stonestreet took advantage of the favourable conditions to clock 12.9/26.8, & Jenny Davies improved her Discus pb by some margin to 28m34. In the U15 events,a mere 4 competed but were able to score heavily with Mary Iheke(26.9) & Roseanne Mackay(27.3) taking the 200s,Harriet Lester & Mary Iheke the 75H(11.8 & 13.2),Harriet & Roseanne won both LJs,Amy Simmons(22m.70) & Mary took both DTs and we duly won the 4 x 100. Scores(inc subsequent amends):Plymouth 192,K&P 164,Loughton 159,Bexley 156,Radley 141 and we are 8th overall with 709 match points. Meanwhile,at Manchester's Sport City arena,Dominique Blaize well-justified her selection for GBU20s with a fine 5.77 3rd place,ahead of the supposed GB A string.

 
BAL Div 4 R3 Kingston July 3rd 2004 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Monday, 05 July 2004 08:43

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Blustery conditions and some tough opposition faced the Mens BAL team in our first-ever promotion at this level at Kingsmeadow. After a lesser performance at Derby in June left us narrowly above the ?drop zone?,the regulars fought long and hard and,with the return of Gareth Cook(2A HT 55.82),Kyle Stevens(1B SP 13.89) & Nick Surtees(2B JT 53.33pb),plus season?s debuts for Adam Page(3A TJ 13.41) & Felix Hatton(2A JT 57.83/3B DT 40.07) on the field,we slipped into 4th place on the day and remain 4th overall with just Abingdon to go on July 31st.

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County Rankings - U13 to U20 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Friday, 02 July 2004 06:39
The latest rankings for Surrey athletes up to U20 are now posted on the County website - www.surreyathletics.org.uk
 
The Good Old Days Print
Written by DB   
Sunday, 04 July 2004 16:37

 

How the correspondent of 'The Times' regarded the crowd at the AAA Championships of 1919!!

Those who go to the Athletic Championships are a very workmanlike body - there is a big proportion of old competitors who love to meet and talk of the giants of the past and compare them with their present-day successors,generally to the disadvantage of the latter. It is,moreover,a very knowing crowd;it can reel off the best times and records of athletes in a way that makes the average male dizzy and completely overwhelms any unfortunate female listener. Athletics meetings,however,always attract a large number of women;perhaps it is the gay colours of the runners;perhaps it is their youth and splendid condition;whatever the reason they come in thousands and add brightness to the scene,even if their appreciation of the actual event is not always particularly intelligent. (courtesy of Track Stats)

 
GB Under 20 vest for Dominique plus BAL/SWL review Print
Written by David Barrington   
Thursday, 01 July 2004 11:17

SportCity,Manchester hosts the GB Under 20 international on July 3rd featuring GB,Australia & Scandinavia and,following her excellent showing in last week's AAA Championships at Bedford,Dominique Blaize has been selected for GB in the Long Jump.

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