Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Surrey Mens CC League, Division 3, Match 1, October 13th 2018 Print
Written by A. Hack   
Friday, 26 October 2018 07:36

Surrey Mens CC League, Division 3, Match 1

October 13th 2018 Roundshaw Down

 


Matt Hyett’s squad travelled to the old Croydon Airport site on Roundshaw Down for their first Division 3 match of the winter season in an effort to establish an early challenge for a quick return to Division 2. Divisions 3 and 4 now race together, so there was a large field of over 275 (149 in D3) for the two-lap course, which appeared somewhat innocuous, but 5 Miles is 5 Miles!

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Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships – 20 th October 2018 Print
Written by Liz Richardson   
Monday, 22 October 2018 17:28

In continued unseasonably warm conditions for cross country racing, a small team of our veteran ladies competed at the Surrey Masters Championships on Saturday 20 th October. The championship is held in Richmond Park over a shorter 3.85 mile 2 lap undulating course. The ladies race is combined with the mens V60 race – this year comprising a field of 138 athletes.

The whole team raced well and finished closely together - with Rachel Brookes first home in 53 rd place (28:07) for the W35 team. Debbie Raymond and Liz Richardson were not far behind after, trading positions a couple of times during the race, with Debbie finishing in 29:15 (for 72 nd place) and Liz in 79 th place with a time of 29:34. Despite all 3 now being in the W40 category and racing against many W35 ladies, the team raced competitively in a very close race and were unlucky to finish in 4 th place in the W35 team race (just outside of the medals!). Nicky Atkins also had a great race in the W50 category to finish in 84 th place overall in a time of 29:58. Well done ladies – this bodes well for the rest of the season!

 
Downs League (Cross Country) - Meeting 1 Print
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 10 October 2018 11:53

Meeting 1 -  Sunday October 21st

Club members are invited to run in the forthcoming Downs League on Sunday October 21st. 
Runners must be 8 years of age and over ( as of September 01st 2018). 
Under 11's and Under 13's run approximately 1.5 miles, Under 15's run approximately 2 miles.
We can run as many members who wish to compete. 

Interested ? : If you have a coach at the Club (Momentum Sports or KACPH) let them know you wish to run. Parents should then enter their child by E Mailing the Team Managers for this meeting, who are Peter & Sue Shilling (  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Let us know your child's full name, Age and date of birth. We shall acknowledge your entry.
(As with GDPR regulations we shall not share this information with any other party.)
* Race information will be shown on this website*
 
Surrey Ladies League Cross Country, Match 1 Report – 13 th October 2018 Print
Written by Liz Richardson   
Monday, 22 October 2018 17:07

The opening races of the new season took place at Wimbledon Common in warm sunny conditions on 13 th October 2018. Our ladies enjoyed a dry and undulating course over 6.9 kilometres, a little longer than the usual distance for the first race.

Despite some long-term injuries affecting several of the ladies team, it was pleasing to have a squad of 5 on the start line. A close battle between our veteran team members saw Liz Richardson, continuing her return to former fitness, lead the team home in 75 th place (34:08). Following closely behind was Nicky Atkins in 78 th place (34:36). A little further back Nicki Murphy raced well after recovering from breaking her foot a few months ago to finish with a time of 36 minutes 10 for 104 th place.

A close battle between our senior ladies saw another exciting finish - with Jo Murphy, returning to< racing after starting her family, finishing in 38:29 (140 th place) just ahead of Harriet Lester in 38:37 (143 rd place). In a seemingly ever-growing field of 239 Division 2 athletes, the team finished in 16 th place out of 22 teams and look forward to improving their position in the league over the season.

 
Half Marathon Anyone? Print
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 18:07

 

WOULD YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE FOR 2019?  We are delighted to have another 10 places in the London Landmark Half Marathon and we are looking for runners ready to take up a challenge. 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE https://ageconcernepsom.org.uk/fundraising-events/

The LLHM is on Sunday 24th March 2019 and this year's runners were young, old, experienced runners, new runners, the fit and the not so fit!  So everyone is welcome. 

They all took up the challenge to run and raise funds for Age Concern Epsom & Ewell's Befriending service.  We raised enough to support 33 volunteer befrienders for a year - an amazing success.   The LLHM 2019 will be raising funds for our new Men's Club - a club aimed at battling social isolation exclusively in older men.
 
The atmosphere and organisation of the run was fabulous and all the runners have said what a great event it was to be a part of from the organisation before the event ... to the route and support on the day.
 
“Thank you again for all of your support and organisation. It was an amazing event and I am so pleased that I was able to support a local charity.”  NESSIE
 
Thank you so much for all the support you have given us in the run up to yesterday.  It was a great event and I really enjoyed myself. It was a pleasure to be part of the Age Concern team.” CARRIE
 
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE https://ageconcernepsom.org.uk/fundraising-events/

 
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