Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Southern Mens League Div4S R3 Walton June 26th Print
Written by David Barrington   
Sunday, 27 June 2004 07:32
A sprinkling appeared to accompany the drizzle at Stompond Lane - debuts for Owen Lewis & Dina Kalonji;useful rehab. for Draco Mkpa(51.6 400) & Gareth Cook(55.85 HT) and for Simon Grier & Gawain Owen;more promise from U17 sprinter Luke Wheeler;plus some M60 input!Scores:Horsham 134,Crawley 78,K&P 55 & Swale 46 ,which result hauled us up one league place to 14th.
This week's Review & Preview Print
Written by David Barrington   
Thursday, 24 June 2004 11:07

A UK-leading 11.4 80m Hurdles from Stuart Price at the Inter County Schools at Ashford and a comfortable LJ success from Dominique Blaize(5m.77) at the same venue,highlighted recent performances,alongside Camilla Thrush's GB Masters debut in Kortrijk and Kyle Stevens' rehabilitation at Reading(15m39 6k SP).

Looking ahead,this weekend James Heptonstall,Dominique Blaize & Craig Price etc contest the AAA U23/U20 Champs at Bedford;Stuart Price goes for the Southern Area Schools Combined Events Pentathlon at Southampton;Camilla Thrush,Les Hatton & Chuck Isetts etc are at Birmingham for the British Masters Champs whilst,at Aldershot on Wednesday next,Mike Maranzano(Steeple),Craig Price(400/4x400) & Victor Nwagbara(sprints) etc represent Surrey in the match against the promoting Army AA and Hampshire & Achilles.Clubwise the SML squad are at Walton and the NYAL team will hope to better their recent efforts at Perivale. 

Southern Veterans League SW London Div R3 Kingston June 21st Print
Written by David Barrington   
Tuesday, 22 June 2004 15:35
On a night of counter-attractions,there was,nevertheless,a reasonable turnout all round,though officials were again thin on the ground - one doubts it in some quarters,but one trusts the competitors actually appreciate what they get for free from all voluntary helpers! Mike's Men were augmented for the first time this summer by Allan Leiper(AFD 1st-claimer) who took the M40 Shot(12.09) and by Phil Naldrett & David Greenfield at 5000.  Our top M60 of the moment Chuck Isetts continued in his fine vein of form with a narrow 100M50 win and put forward a strong case for a slot in the British M60 4 x 400 at the forthcoming Europeans Champs in Aarhus by taking the M50 400 in 64.9. Also over 400,Cashel Riordan 62.6 ran one of his best recent races and was in touch with the more than useful Graham Pope & Terry Bissett.At PV,Maurice cleared 2.60 to rank behind only our 2 BAL performers in the K&P lists.On the distaff side,Nicki Murphy,surely someone who would have been a class senior had she competed then,took the 400 in 66.5,Gunhild Vogel(PV 1.90),Rachel Disley(4.57.5 1500) & Camilla Thrush(JT 26.64) all set Club Vets records,with the former also winning the Triple Jump(8.74).Both teams improved,the men to a narrow 3rd which leaves them 3rd overall with one match to go and the women took 2nd and are also 3rd overall. Men-E&E 150,Croydon 126,K&P 122 etc and overall E&E 24,Croydon 20,K&P 17,Crawley 14 etc- Women-E&E 124,K&P 81,Croydon 78 etc and overall E&E 24,Croydon 20,K&P 18,DMV 16 etc
Rosenheim League R4 Eton June 23rd 2004 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Thursday, 24 June 2004 10:54

On a rainy & windswept day,which had caused the cancellation of the Kingston Schools Meet,there were good turnouts and good results from the evening match at the Thames Valley Centre.With 3 English Schools reps in action,the women obliterated their opponents,who were few in actual fact,for a handsome win and an overall lead - Rachel Burbridge's first-ever Steeplechase over 2000m(8.01.0) was a highlight - this will be the inaugural club record until the 3000 event is fully established.On the men's side,Humphrey Waddington's six-event 2p.b. stint set the stage,with Craig Price(400),Draco Mkpa(200),James Heptonstall(LJ) & Mike Maranzano(2kSt)-all from the BAL squad- scoring maximum points. Scores- Men - R&T 61,K&P 56,BA 48 etc & overall it is R&T 22.5/K&P 18.5/BA 13.5/BoE 11.5/Walton 10/E&E 7 and the Women - K&P 53 with the rest each in single figures & overall - K&P19/E&E 13/Walton 12/BA 8 & R&T 2.   

(2004)Memories of Surrey AC & Polytechnic H internationals of the 1920s Print
Written by A Ballard Peck   
Sunday, 20 June 2004 11:49

This article,concentrating particularly on the careers of William Hill & Fred Mawby,is reproduced by kind permission of the author,renowned athletics historian A Ballard Peck,and of the equally-renowned Bob Phillips,editor of Track Stats,the esteemed publication of the National Union of Track Statisticians.The article also highlights the rivalry between the athletes of Surrey AC and Polytechnic Harriers,the forerunners of your present club.Subsequently discovered information on the later life of WA Hill is available from David Barrington via contact on this website.


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