Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Veterans League Croydon 18 July - men's report Print
Written by Mike May   
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 07:26

Veterans League Croydon 18 July - men's report

A small team depleted by holidays injury and the traffic delays caused by bad weather earlier in the afternoon, secured our third place in the division for the season by coming fourth on the night behind new divisional champions Hercules Wimbledon, Epsom and Striders.

On the track we had two wins. Matt Atkins showed he can win 1500m as well as he did over the longer distances earlier in the season. David Bell took the m50 walk, and also filled in at 1500. Simon Byway making his individual scoring debut in the league got three second places at 100, 400 and 4 X 100 relay (with Mike May Andy Gordon and Cameron Barlow). Mike, Cameron and Chuck Isetts got our other track points.

SCVAL 11th July Women's Report Print
Written by Nicky Atkins   
Friday, 15 July 2016 17:23

The final SCVAL meeting was on Monday 11th July hosted by Croydon Harriers / Striders of Croydon. The afternoon consisted of heavy downpours and another damp evening of competing was expected. Fortunately the rain held off until the competition was almost over.


There was only four ladies in the K&P ladies team, all of us helping to scoop up the points by doing multi-events. Susanne Dietrich – 100m, 2000m walk, discus, triple jump, javelin, high jump and 4th leg in the 4 x 100m relay. Susanne also felt unwell on the day and unfortunately suffered an injury during the walk but still carried on. Liz Richardson – 400m, 1500m, high jump and 2nd leg in the 4 x 100m relay. Liz had also ran 800m & 1500m in the Rosenheim league the previous Wednesday and 5000m, 1500m, 1500m S/C and a leg in the 4 x 400m at the SAL on the Saturday. Caroline Jeffcote – 100m, 400m, 1500m and 1st leg of the 4 x 100m relay. Nicky Atkins – 100m,2000m walk, 400m, 1500m and 3rd leg in the 4 x 100m relay. I must mention that this was an evening meeting and all of the events took place from 6.30pm field / 7.10pm track to 8.45pm relay, resulting in very little recovery time between each event.

BAL Division 2, Match 3, Kingston 2nd July Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Monday, 04 July 2016 21:18

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 3

Kingston, July 2nd 2016


After a spirited display in Bedford that brought a 4th place finish with a depleted team, the prospect of a home match in a period with few exams was a welcome one for K&P’s British Athletics League squad, with Kingsmeadow the venue for Match 3 of the season. The build-up was certainly an easier one for Team Manager Chris Hall, with a settled squad being assembled relatively early and only one eleventh-hour dropout spoiling an otherwise stress-free preparation for the match.


The weather on the day itself was, to put it politely, awful. What started as ‘just’ an irritating swirling wind turned into random torrential storms, with the track resembling a pond at times. As such, performances in some events were nowhere representative of our athletes’ full potential, and positions were more than ever the thing to concentrate on.

Southern Counties Vets League 13th June Women's Report Print
Written by Nicky Atkins   
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 08:32

A small team of five women competed in the Southern Counties Veterans League, Monday 13th June, at Wimbledon Park Athletics track, hosted by Wimbledon Hercules.


Caroline Jeffcote achieved, according to the Power of 10 website, a PB in both 200m and 800m races. Liz Richardson run in the 5000m cheered on by her three year old son. Nicki Murphy ran in 200m and jumped both the high and triple jumps. Camilla Thrush threw both shot and hammer and jumped in the high jump. While Nicky Atkins threw the shot, receiving a fair amount of banter from her coaching group. However according to The Power of 10 Nicky achieved  a PB. Nicky also ran in the 5000m. Caroline, Nicki, Liz and Nicky all ran a leg of the 4 x 200m relay which was immediately after the 5000m race.

Upcoming Officials Courses Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Friday, 01 July 2016 11:19

Looking to help the club out and become an official?? Remember the club subsidises all officials courses as long as you are willing to help us at meets!!

Here are some local evening dates in Croydon for the field official level one course and health and safety course!!

Officials Health and Safety - Health and Safety 13 July

Level 1 Field Judge - Field Judge 20 July



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