Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Veterans League 13 June Wimbledon Park Print
Written by Mike May   
Monday, 27 June 2016 13:40

Veterans League 13 June Wimbledon Park - men's report

A frustrating result at this match where we missed 3rd place on the night by half a point, and sank to 3rd overall in the division. We need a reasonable turnout at the final match to hold onto that place (or improve if Hercules Wimbledon or Epsom stumble).

On the track we had one win (Matt Atkins in the 5000m) and some second places (Draco Mkpa (m45) in the m35 200m and David Bell in the m50 2000m Walk, plus the 4 X 200 relay (Draco, Mark Roberts, Cameron Barlow and Andy Gordon - afraid I can't remember running order).
Otherwise it was multitasking point gathering by Cameron (200 and 800), Graham Huntley (welcome back - in 200m and 5000m), Mike May (walk, 800 and 200 in that order), and David Barrington (800m and m70 Javelin and m60 discus)

We were rescued by the field events where Mark Roberts and Chris Smale both won their Discus events, while Mark also came 2nd in both High Jump and Javelin. Mike Darcey making his debut in the league got second in the triple jump, and joint 3rd in the High Jump, and Frank Schubert and Rob Lowe got third each in their respective M50 triple jump and Javelin.

Mike May

 
Clubmark Assessment Print
Written by RosP   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 10:44

Website Notification of Clubmark assessment

Clubmark Assessment: June 30th

A few years ago the Club made a decision that they would apply for England Athletics Clubmark Accreditation. ‘Clubmark’ forms part of the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. We wanted to prove that we have a club that is nationally recognised as providing an ‘active, accessible and accredited’ environment for our members.

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BAL Division 2, Match 2, Bedford 4th June Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Monday, 06 June 2016 21:28

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 2

Bedford, June 4th 2016

Match 2 of the British Athletics League season took K&P to Bedford, at the International Stadium familiar to those who have ever competed at BUCS or National Age Group Championships, in a double-match with Division 4.

Exams, injuries and other commitments left Team Manager Chris Hall with just 18 athletes making the trip up to Bedfordshire, and with 34 slots to be filled (42 counting relays) this meant that athletes doing just a single event were in a minority. Despite the small squad, a fantastic fighting performance full of doubling, tripling and even quadrupling up saw the team finish 4th.

 

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Surrey and Sussex masters championships 5th June Print
Written by Mike May   
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 09:02

Kingston and Poly members at the Surrey and Sussex masters championships

Steve Simmonds in the field and Matt Atkins on the track got our best results overall. Steve an m45 won the weight, throwing 15.88 kg 10.59 metres and the hammer.

Matt, an m40, won the 5000m outright in 16:31.04.

Not counting sole competitors in their age group, our other Surrey champion was Nick Woodhead m55 who got a PB in the 200m of 28.66 (per Power of 10) chasing the Sussex champion and leaving yours truly in his wake (though I did get a season's best).

Renzo di Libero got 2nd in the m50 Shot and an SB in the Discus, while Rob Lowe multi tasked getting SBs in Discus and Javelin plus doing Shot and Long Jump. Andy Gordon m40 combined 2 silver medals in the 100m and 200m with an SB in the Javelin.

On the ladies side, Liz Richardson and Nicky Atkins both got SBs in the 5000m

Mike May

 
Veterans League 2016 match 2 Ewell Court Print
Written by Mike May   
Wednesday, 01 June 2016 12:40

Veterans League 2016 match 2 Ewell Court

 

Women's Report

This 2nd meeting was quite eventful.

Joan Trimble had agreed to throw O60 category in the Discus  Throw. However when she arrived at the track Joan said in jest that she had come to do an 800m. Well, team manager soon had Joan declared and a number pinned onto her vest and Joan made her début in the 800m with a PB to go with it. She is still in shock!

The sky darkened, then it started to rain, heavily. Then the lightning flashed and thunder crashed,  and the men’s  first 3000m race carried on while the men’s second 3000m race waited, huddled together under a tree at the starting line.  After a late start and a promise of a lull in the rain this race finally took place. However the rain got heavier, with more lightning and thunder. Camilla took the decision to cancel the Discus Throw. The women were given the option to run or cancel the 3000m and we voted to run it. We all ran from cold, and we were all shivering on the starting line. We finished wet through but finish we did and felt awesome from doing it.  The 4 x 400m relays were cancelled; well it was getting dark by then and time was ticking on.

 

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