Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
YDL LAG Match 2 Report Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:13

Fantastic YDL win in Guildford

What a difference a day makes – we started the second U13/U15 YDL match uncomfortably close to the relegation zone and finished it having re-gained a chance to even win promotion. In between, our athletes went from strength to strength, smashing PB’s all the way. The day epitomised the K&P recipe for success: superb team spirit among the athletes, strength across all track & field events, wonderful encouragement by the parents, and excellent support by the coaches (many thanks to Tony Cook, Susanne Dietrich, Renzo Di Libero, Richard Holt, Maurice Joyce and Richard Vassall who all came along to help their athletes). Several wins, coverage of nearly all events, and strong performances all over were enough to narrowly overcome hosts Guildford and Dorset to secure our very first match win in division 1!


Veterans League 9 May Kingsmeadow Print
Written by Mike May   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 15:03

Veterans League 9 May Kingsmeadow


Women's Report

The SCVAL’s first meeting was at home on a rather damp evening , Monday 9th May. Nevertheless the women’s K&P team consisting of: Susanne Dietrich, Caroline Jeffcote, Nicki Murphy, Liz Richardson, Avelline Deighton, Camilla Thrush, Joan Trimble and yours truly were not discouraged.

The team Managed to cover most events except the pole vault, which Avelline was disappointed with, not being able to actually hold the pole due to a broken finger.  Actually most of the team seemed to be carrying some sort of injury such as sore Achilles, swollen knees, pulled and unhappy hamstrings, well I suppose that’s what comes with aging! Liz and yours truly were happy to complete the 1500m race both having completed marathons only a few weeks earlier.

The highlights of the evening were Susanne throwing the javelin and racing in the 400m both scheduled at the same time. Susanne won the javelin and possibly achieved a PB in the 400m! Camilla successfully multi-tasked by organising the cafe, while she popped out to throw the shot and javelin in which she finished first and second respectively.  Hats off to Joan who was side lined, due to injury, she offered to complete a leg in the 100m relay, to fulfil the criteria of competitor being in the O60 years category, so that we could score. Thanks to Joan we were able to score 6 extra points.

In this meeting out of seven teams we finished second to Epsom and Ewell Harriers. Well done team K&P.

BAL National Two M1 Print
Written by DB / Mark / Chris Hall   
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:10

BAL National Two M1

Cardiff 7 May 2016

Carpe Diem – Seize the Day

The impressive Cardiff International Stadium was the venue for New Team Manager,Chris Hall,in conjunction with his father,Mark,to take front stage,and a mostly warm and sunny day,with a brief rainy interlude,saw the mantle pass seamlessly from our previous successful management team of Humphrey and Peter Waddington. Dynastic!

Grabbing the first match by the scruff of the neck is the maxim and,whilst the 2 Welsh teams made the most of home advantage,Chris’s squad took considerable strides towards,at the very least,maintaining the Nat Two status which their immediate predecessors have cemented successfully through the last 2 summer’s campaigns. Yet again,the team ethos and commitment to K&P’s BAL journeys remain truly exceptional.A very fine 3rd place with 6 league points firmly puts the pressure on four of the 8 clubs for the rest of the campaign.


Lily B Match 1 – Kingsmeadow Print
Written by James Bell   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 09:46


30th April 2016

After a great double win last year (League & Cup), the first match-day this year was always going to be an important one.

The weather was a mixed bag. Warm when the sun was out, cold when it wasn’t with an occasional breeze and some rain at times to add to the mix. This made it difficult for the athletes to compete at their best, however there were still quite a few PBs. These, along with all of our results, added up to another emphatic victory of over 80 points!


YDL UAG Match 1 Report Print
Written by Frank Schubert   
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:48

Excellent 2nd Place for K&P U17/U20 YDL Team in Season Opener

K&P’s U17/U20 team started the YDL season with a fantastic second place behind a much larger Winchester team on a sunny, but cold and blustery day in Southampton. Twenty-one athletes made the trip along with assorted parents and helpers who contributed a fantastic 55 points through helping with field events, time-keeping and track judging. Although conditions were difficult, many of our performances were extremely good with numerous PBs and two club records. As always, a key characteristic of the Kingston team was the willingness of athletes to earn points away from favoured events by filling in. We then ended the day on a high with an excellent victory for the U20 women’s 4x400M relay team.



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