Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
SAL: Croydon 19th May - Match 2 Report Print
Written by Izzy Hatton   
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:01

Sunday 19th April saw the K&P team competing at the Croydon Track, much more local this time compared to Yeovil! It was great to have so many compete for us and produce some great results.

Women’s Team

In the throws, we had Natalie Miller and Pippa Wingate doing a great job getting us some valuable points in the Hammer, Discus, Javelin and Shot. Both came 1st or 2nd in their strings and Natalie got a PB in the hammer, throwing the heavier 4K for the first time - well done Natalie!

Continuing in the field were Hannah Lester, Rhianna Reynolds and Lucy Tunnacliffe. Hannah jumped 9.80m in the triple jump, coming 1st in the B string and came 2nd in the B string Long Jump with 4.44m. Rhianna jumped 10.96m coming 2nd in the A string competition and came close to her PB in the high jump with 1.50m. Lucy won the A string Long Jump with a jump of 5.51m and threw a PB of 9.63m in the shot, winning the B string.

On the track, there were PBs all round. We had Katy Lord grabbing two PBs in the 100m and 200m with 13.07s and 26.12s respectively. Imogen Busa ran a PB of 65.84s in the 400m and Kira Holt took two PBs in the 100m and 200m with 13.08s and 26.21s respectively. Louisa Stoney also got a PB in the 200m with 25.36s and Lucy Atkins with a PB of 13.20s in 100m. In middle distance, Isabella Shepherd-Evans ran a PB of 05:21 in the 1500m. Jo Richardson, Izzy Hatton and Natalie Miller all ran new events to get points for the team. Jo Richardson, who is normally a sprinter, ran in the 800m and 1500m to gain points. Izzy Hatton and Natalie Miller had a giggle going round the steeplechase for the first time and got completely soaked. Finally in the relay: Izzy, Kira, Louisa and Katy smashed it in the 4x100m and came first by quite a long way with a time of 50.79s. Well done, ladies!

Men’s Team

On the men’s team, Gareth Cook came first in the A string for Hammer with 50.83m, and first in the B strings for Shot (11.48m) and Discus (35.47m). Chris Dack was first in the A string discus with 41.45m and Kyle Stevens won the A string Shot (13.73m) and B string Hammer (46.24m). In the Javelin, William Trimble won the A string with 48.93m and Sebastian Chang got a PB with 29.96m.

In the jumps, we had Chris Hall in the Triple Jump with 12.08m and winning the A string Long Jump with 6.33m. We also had Freddy Crosby coming close to his PB with 1.70m in the high jump.

In the sprints, Max Perez-Diaz ran in the 100m and 200m with 11.82s and 23.43s respectively. Chris Hall launched himself over 110m hurdles again and smashed it in first place with 16.62s. Marius Ball went home with 2 PBs in the 100m (11.82s) and 200m (24.12s). Another double PB was achieved by Ellis Down with 12.13s in the 100m and 24.54 in the 200m. Jonathan Darby dominated in the 400m coming first with 53.41s and then still had energy to run the 3000m for us in 09:52. For middle distance we also had Alex Thomas, Michael Webb-Bourne and Humphrey Allen grab us some valuable points. Alex Thomas ran 02:02 for the 800m and in the B string, Michael Webb-Bourne ran 02:17. Then in the 1500m, Humphrey Allen ran 04:33 for the A string and Michael Webb-Bourne running 05:09 for the B string. Finally, we had the 4 x 100m relay with Chris Hall, Ellis Down, Max Perez-Diaz and Marius Ball coming a close 3rd place with 46.50s.

This SAL match was a mixed 4x400m (which is always good fun!) so our team included Jonathan Darby kicking us off, Katy Lord and Louisa Stoney covering middle ground and Max Perez-Diaz running 4th and pushing us into second place with 03:52.

Overall, it was a great match and we were up against some tough competition from Milton Keynes and Croydon. We came 4th in the match with 174 points which was brilliant considering we were missing athletes in quite a few events. A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported and also a special mention to all our officials: Peter Shilling, Maurice Joyce, Dorinda Lester and Matt Atkins. They earned us 15 officials points for the club and did a fantastic job!

Brilliant Work Team K&P, see you at the next one!


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.

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.

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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