Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
BAL Division 2, Match 4, Nottingham 6th August Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:08

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 4

Nottingham, August 6th 2016

 

Match 4 of the British Athletics League season took Kingston to a hot day at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Nottingham, whose owners recently purchased an eighth lane to make it suitable as a BAL venue.

Match 3 had brought a maiden Division 2 win for K&P in the modern era, and hopes had been high that promotion could be achieved. For the first time we were in a position of being able to decide our own destiny - we ‘only’ had to beat Swansea to see ourselves promoted, as opposed to previous years where promotion had been possible but relied on several teams having nightmare days.

 

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Upcoming Officials and Coaching Courses Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Monday, 08 August 2016 20:05

For all budding Coaches and Officials, There are athletics courses coming up in the not too distant future.

 

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OFFICIALLY CLUBMARK APPROVED Print
Written by Ros Parkinson   
Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:43

WE’RE NOW OFFICIALLY CLUBMARK APPROVED!

Since June 30th Andy’s done Wimbledon, Chris has won the Tour, the football has been forgotten, England and Pakistan are still ‘batting’ it out ….. and K&P have been Clubmark Accredited!

On Thursday 30th June we were assessed by England Athletics on our training programmes, risk assessments, health and safety policies, training and child protection policies, our equity in member recruitment and the general running of our organisation. We passed all of that with flying colours. Thanks to our Welfare Officers-Gillian and Cashel also Susan, Beverley, Les and the many other committee and non-committee members who played their part on the night and for many months beforehand.

What this means is that we have a nationally recognised award for OUR sports club.

 

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YDL UAG Match report 24th July 2016 Print
Written by Frank Schubert & Cathy Arnfield   
Sunday, 07 August 2016 16:06

 

K&P tough it out to win the division: U17/U20 YDL Team Croydon 24th July 2016

In the final UAG match in the YDL for the 2016 season, K&P managed to hold onto fourth place, while Camberley and Woking were only able to secure second. This meant that as K&P started the day with a two point cushion over C&W, we held on to win the division on match points scored. This was a terrific result particularly as holidays had left the team short of both numbers and experience.

Winning the division shows both the good quality of the U17/U20 athletes at K&P, but also their willingness to turn out consistently and take on unfamiliar events to gain points. Once again we gained a full complement of officiating points at Croydon, which is testament to the vital support from parents and helpers.

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Lily B Match day 3 – Guildford Print
Written by James Bell   
Monday, 25 July 2016 08:17

Lily B Match day 3 – Guildford

02nd July 2016

 

So to our third and final Lily B league match of the season and nothing else but a win could guarantee us the

league win. In the week following up to the match we had a number of withdrawals due to injuries and other

reasons. This meant that those who came had to push hard and in some case compete in events they weren’t

used to, in order to keep the points coming in. However, despite notable absentees, we won the match by a

reasonable margin of 20 points!!!

The weather was fairly warm but interjected with major downpours. This was our lowest turnout with only had

26 point scoring athletes compared to the massive team of 39 we had for our first match at Kingsmeadow. This

just shows the effort that the athletes put in.

 

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