Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
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.

 

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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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David Dyer 24.1.1933 – 10.4.2016 Print
Written by DRB   
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 21:57

The Club is extremely sad to have to report the sudden passing, on April 10th, of David Dyer, who was a committed and major supporter of both the Royal Borough of Kingston AC and of Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers for more than 35 years. He was 83.

Throughout his life, David was an active sportsman, representing his Insurance employers in a number of sports and he continued to play badminton and tennis for a long time into his retirement, as well as becoming an integral part of RBKAC & then KACPH. He did turn his hand to some running, but it was as a Coach, in support of Stan Belton, and as an Official and President that he really made his mark.

Please find below the details of David Dyer's funeral:

Monday 25th April. Kingston Crematorium. 1.30 for 1.40pm.

Funeral Directors: Garners on Tolworth Broadway.

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YDL LAG Match 1 Report Print
Written by Frank Schubert   
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 08:29

Small team, but strong performances in first YDL match

Right from the start of our first YDL match this season the team spirit was fantastic. The hurdles set the scene, with our young novice hurdlers all scoring valuable points. It soon became clear that our U13 girls and boys this year are very competitive, with a string of top results. They were matched by the U15 teams, made up of (mostly) experienced athletes. Everyone did their best to not only achieve good results in their favoured events, but also get more points for the team by filling some of the many gaps. Despite the small team, we fielded all relay teams, thanks to Anna Gawander, Hannah Lester, Ben Ashmore and Ché Dyson-Holland all running the 4x100m and 4x300m relays within 10 minutes. Team scores during the course of the match were encouraging, placing us midfield between 4th and 6th place. The final result was very close, but the officials’ points pushed us ahead of Walton into 6th place.

 

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Kinnaird and Sward 2nd April 2016 Kingsmeadow Print
Written by Mark Hall   
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:44

Kinnaird and Sward 2nd April 2016 Kingsmeadow

The outdoor season at Kingston kicked off with the Kinnaird and Sward a few weeks earlier than normal, and this led it to be a subdued affair as many had committed to family holidays away, whilst many of the K&P athletes were engaged in Warm Weather activities in Portugal.

A call to arms was needed for any athlete available to compete for the club, but it also gave the opportunity for those up and coming youngsters to experience first-hand senior competition.

All those debuting in the competition did the club proud, and the Club won the Sward (Field) trophy and came a close second in the Kinnaird (Track) to Epsom.

The majority of athletes competed in more than one event and this was welcomed by the team managers who put together a healthy challenge in the competition.

All the usual suspects in the Men’s team put in a fair stint to cover most of the events and establish an early season work out in preparation for the BAL, but this competition was more about bringing the young talent through to experience Senior competition and a special mention must go to those young people that put their heads above the parapet and found they had nothing to worry about in their future ventures.

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