Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Match 3 of the Northern Surrey ‘Downs’ Cross Country League for runners aged 8 to school year 10. Print
Written by Susanne Dietrich   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:52

Match 3 of the Northern Surrey ‘Downs’ Cross Country League for runners aged 8 to school year 10.

Dear athletes, families and friends,
The provisional results of last Sunday’s Downs League match are now available. They need to be double-checked since two discs had not been collected in the U11 race, skewing the results. Moreover, one non-scoring runner each ran in the U13 and U15 races. But what I am reporting is about right.
We are now entering the final phase of the season’s Downs Cross Country League, and as team manager I was very pleased indeed to welcome a number of new runners. This very much reinforced the teams - to great effect in particular for our U15 rankings. It was much needed, too, since we missed some household names due to other sports events, school holidays and illness. I hope that for the last race on 12 March we’ll be able to come out in full force since we can win team and individual medals. Moreover, the race will be our very own K&P club champs, too – make sure your club subs are paid to be eligible.
Our U11s were brought home by a massively improved Oscar Lloyd-Davies who carved 28s off his PB to finish in 11:38 and 11th place. He was followed by Ava John with a new PB of 12:28 (10s off) and 26th place/6th girl, Hannah Choudhury with a new PB of 12:47 (3s off) and 30th place/ 7th girl, and Oscar Nicholas, with a new PB of 13:01 (7s off) and 32nd place. Ella Slone had an excellent debut, finishing in 13:34 and 41st place/15th girl; it was great to have Samuel Hall back, finishing in 13:36 and 42nd place, and then it was Finnian Chang in 52nd place and 14:13 and Brody Skinner with a new PB in 14:17 (9s off) and 54th place. All runners had very strong finishes, often picking up a few runners as they came in. This is excellent news, considering that the shorter summer track races are just around the corner, too. The team was pipped into 5th place by 1 point, but held 4th place overall. In the individual rankings (must run all races), Oscar L.D. is 8th, Oscar N. 16th, Finnian 17th and Brody 19th boy; Ava is 2nd girl and Hannah is 3rd girl, both with an excellent prospect to have a medal round the neck the next time.
Our U13s very much established themselves in the 2nd team position, they came 2nd on the day and are 2nd overall, probably too far to catch the 1st team, HHH, but also quite clear of the 3rd, Holland Sports. Max Dickson was the first to finish, 8th place and 12:05. Michael Webb-Bourne is clearly back from injury, finishing 13th with a new PB of 12:52 (6s off). Next was Dominic Fellows in 15th place and 13:03 and Evie Wilkinson in 16th place/5th girl and13:09, followed by Freya John in 23rd place/ 10th girl and 13:22. Freya wins the “athlete of the match” recognition, for the improving her previous best by a full 43s. We closed with Alix Baccardax in 13th place/ 19th girl and 14:19, Jacob Skinner in 38th place and 14:27 and Esme Cerilli in 45th place/ 26th girl and 16:28. The boys hold 5th (Max), 7th (Michael), 9th (Dom) and 13th (Jacob) place in the overall rankings; the girls are 1st (Evie), 6th (Freya), 7th (Alix) and 10th (Esme); a great result!
And now: drum roll, and let’s open the curtain for our U15s! Jack Dickson, 3rd in 11:20, Jack Stracey 4th in a new PB of 11:33 (5s off), Eric Williams 5th in 11:35, Oliver Haines-Francis 6th in 11:37, new runner William Bourne 15th in 13:20 and Imogen Busa 23rd/ 10th girl in 15:38. This was the 2nd team-win for us and it brought us the overall lead – but only by a skimpy 3 points. I very much hope that you’ll be up for it, and we’ll battle it out with HHH in the last match! Let’s win this! And with Jack D. in overall 3rd and Jack S. in 4th place, there might be more silverware coming our way. Come on, Kingston and Poly!
Many thanks again to all athletes for their great efforts, and all families for their support. Please let me know that you are coming for the last race on Sunday 12th March, same race times as before.
Best regards
Your TM Susanne Dietrich, phone 02083997084, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Upcoming Officials and Coaching Courses Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 18:01

As ever, the club is in need of volunteers. The link below has the latest officials and coaching courses available. The club subsidises most courses, any questions please get in touch!

2017 AGM and Awards Dinner Print
Written by Chris Dack   
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 22:23

February 17th - Doors open 18:30

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place on Friday 17th February 2017 at 7pm doors open at 6.30pm, at Kingsmeadow Function Rooms, Jack Goodchild Way, Kingston upon Thames KT1 3PB. Any proposals for the amendments to the Club Rules or additional items for inclusion on the Agenda should be sent to the General Secretary: at least 14 days before the meeting. (The General Secretary has the discretion to vary this rule.)

AGM Dinner 8.30pm 17th February 2017

Following on from the success of last year’s AGM Dinner we will again be offering all Club members and supporters the chance to join together for a meal and get together following the AGM. Tickets are £5 per person, winners of Club Awards for 2016 are offered one free ticket to the event. In order to ensure we cater for everyone please can you book your place by 10th February 2017 via this link.


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the 2016 meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Presentation of the Annual Awards
  5. Presentation of the Jack Petchey Awards
  6. Honorary Secretary’s Report
  7. Honorary Treasurers and Auditor’s Report
  8. Coaching Report
  9. New Developments
  10. Election of Officers 2017
  11. Any other business (at discretion of the Chair)

Club Kit and Raffle

Club kit will be available to purchase at the AGM. There will also be a raffle at theAGM please bring your money along and support the club.
Men's Surrey League Match 4 - Lloyd park Print
Written by Matt Hyett   
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 18:39

Cold, ice, mud, tram problems and just general Croydon grimness itself, failed to deter 11 of us from attending and doing battle at yesterday's Surrey League closing match at Lloyd Park. Cheered on by a handful of loyal supporters we all knew that this race was going to be critical if we wanted to stay in the highly competitive Division 2. Placed as we were in 7th out of 9 teams, with the bottom two going down to Div 3/4 at season's end, things were tense as we stood at the start contemplating the course ahead.

Surrey Men's League Match Report Print
Written by An Onlooker   
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:00

Surrey Mens CC League Division 2 Match 3

Richmond Park January 14th 2017

After a stuttering start in the first 2 fixtures of the 2016-2017 Mens’ Surrey League campaign,our Home Promotion saw K&P’s squad make a substantial improvement over our Richmond Park course in M3. Our forward team placing on Saturday 14th has moved us out of the 2 relegation positions and given TM/CC Sec Matt Hyett and his team the belief that a similar performance at the final round on February 11th at Lloyd Park in Croydon will enable us to hold on to our Division Two status.


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