Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Lily B Match day 2 – Croydon 02nd June 2018 Print
Written by James Bell   
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:21

I am pleased to report that we followed up the first match 2ndplace with another solid 2ndplace.

 

Once again we had beautiful sunshine beating down on us keeping the spirits high throughout the day.

 

 

 

1

Croydon Harriers

287

2

Kingston AC & Poly Harriers

257

3

Guildford & Godalming

196

4

Walton AC

135

5

Holland Sport

129

6

Dorking & Mole Valley

39


 

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YDL Lower Age Group Match 3 – Poole – Sunday 17th June Print
Written by Richard W   
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:20

Massing at the club for a 7:45am start in the drizzle was not made any better by the absence of the long-heralded coach. One worried Team Manager’s phone call later and our chariot pulled into the car park allowing the Team to arrive at the Ashdown Leisure Centre in style. In a year where team numbers have been low just enabling a few athletes to attend that would otherwise have been out off by the journey could make all the difference. A big thank you to the Club for agreeing to part-subsidise the coach hire.

 

The joyous moment of overtaking the Guildford and Godalming team coach on the motorway on the way down was lost to our athletes who were either heads down and focused on their various gadgets or out for the count from near end-of-term sleepovers.

 

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BAL Division 1, Match 2, Portsmouth, 2nd June 2018 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:25

British Athletics League Division 1, Match 2

Portsmouth, 2ndJune 2018


Kingston and Poly’s Division 1 journey in the British Athletics League took them to the south coast for match 2, as Portsmouth played host to a double-header match with Division 4.

Another stunning day awaited the athletes, with temperatures more or less perfect if a little too hot at times, and a wind that unfortunately was too strong to be legal.

For Team Manager Chris Hall, the build-up to this match felt easier with all events filled quickly but there were still some unfortunate absences and a few too many doubling and quintupling-up to be completely comfortable!


Proceedings started with the Long Jump at the earlier time of 10.30am. For this we had Chris Hall and Humphrey Waddington, representing K&P as a duo for the 5thtime already this season. After some early-season promise, Chris has found the going difficult recently in the Long and things were looking bleak after 2 rounds, but he managed to leapfrog a Windsor athlete to place 3rdB with 6.31m – a much better return than at Eton! Humphrey meanwhile has gone from strength to strength after initially being unsure if he would even have a season, and his jumps crept up gradually to an excellent 6.73m which was unfortunate to only place 6thA. 14 points was the result and a decent start.

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Ebbisham Match 2 Woodcote, South London 10th June. Print
Written by Gill B   
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:18

Such a contrast in weather from the Arctic conditions from the first match to a pleasant breezy Summer’s day.   We welcomed four new U13s making our U13 team swell to eleven strong and athletes of all abilities and skills to ensure Kingston covered every event in this age group and they did exceptionally well.  Our U15 team of six athletes performed brilliantly to try and cover as much as they could and altogether Kingston finished 4th.    Herne Hill winning the second match again which means that the Championship will be theirs – not even Croydon or South London will be able to overtake them in the final match on 8thJuly.  However, Kingston retain 2ndin the league because of our outstanding first match result, where we came second. 

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YDL Lower 19th May 2018, Horsham Print
Written by Richard W   
Monday, 21 May 2018 20:56


Match Report 2 – YDL Lower Age Group – Horsham, Saturday 19th May 2018


Saturday in Horsham was marked with gorgeous sunshine and a steady stream of ice lollies appearing in the stands. School trips, school matches and street parties for the royal wedding took their toll on our eventual squad numbers. There were a number of very welcome new faces making their debuts at the Sussex track, and some stellar performances from those that made the trip, including a new club record for Lucy Atkins in the U15 Girl’s 300m.


The Overall Result


Once again K&P started strongly. Early points updates had K&P listed as 2nd. As the day drew on our depleted numbers left several events unfilled and we dropped down to 5th place. We will need to field a strong team in the remaining two meetings at Poole (Sunday 17th June) and at home in Kingston (Saturday 21st July) to stay in the division.

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