Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Phil Tomkins 1935-2017 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:34


Phil Tomkins 1935 - 2017



The Club is very sad to have learnt of the passing of Phil Tomkins, a former UK Chief Starter, and a prolific highly skilled and supportive mentor and lecturer in the arts of Starting in the UK and abroad. Phil, who died in Newmarket at the age of 82 on July 9th, had been suffering from dementia for some years and had been in a nursing home for the last 2 and a-half years.

Lily B Match Day 2 – Sutton Print
Written by James Bell   
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 15:23

After a tough start to the season at Sutton where we had a small team, we had an improved result with a good 2nd

place finish at Croydon.


It was a warm sunny day with little wind which made it a good day for competing and we had many new PBs from our



1 Herne Hill Harriers 269

2 Kingston AC & Poly Harriers 237

3 Guildford & Godalming 231

4 South London Harriers 217

5 Holland Sports 55

6 Dorking & Mole Valley 37


For the U11s we were 1 short on numbers for a relay, however all 3 or the girls managed at least 1 PBs each.

Our U13 team was very light with only 5 girls meaning that we had many events with no K&P representation but this

did not deter them with some great performances. We also welcome newcomer Gabriella Ceccherini.


We had a fair turn out for the U15’s with a total of 8 girls. This included newcomer Zoe Mason.

For our U17’s our small team of 7 due to GCSEs meant it was difficult to fill events. We welcome back Caroline Stolz

from knee injury and recorded 2 PBs!


Athlete of the match T-shirts to Jemima Harcourt (U13’s) with a PB in the 100m, Emilia Chittenden (U15’s) with 2 PBs

in the 800m and Jong Jump and Louisa Stoney (U17’s) with a PB in the Triple Jump and scoring a massive 17 point

out of a maximum of 18.


Thank you also to Frank Schubert, Susanne Dietrich, Rory McFarlane, Brian McLean, Sarah Chittenden, Paul

Tunnacliffe and Louise Doherty for helping out on the day with official duties. Team coaching and warm ups from Pat

Logan. Please accept my apologies if I have missed anyone.


Next up is the Lily B Match on 1st July 2017 at Guildford Spectrum. We will be up against Croydon AC, Sutton District

also Herne Hill Harriers who are all strong. We hope to put out a larger team next time round and push for the win.

Finally, I hope you had a good day and look forward to seeing you soon.


Full Match day results can be found here on the Power of 10


Non-Scorer results can be found here


Thanks to you all



Pat Wilks 14.9.33 - 28.5.17 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:59

Pat Wilks 14.9.33 – 28.5.17

The Club is very sad to announce the death of Pat Wilks,who was a staunch active member of the former Polytechnic Harriers Club for many years.

Pat had been a member of Walton AC & a founder member of Twickenham,eventually joining The Poly in the Autumn of 1962.


He was a particularly vocal,supportive and committed middle-distance runner,who never gave any quarter to opponents,whether from Poly or elsewhere. He was an inveterate trainer and led numerous training sessions across the sloping grass football and hockey pitches on the Field at Chiswick diagonally from the Pavilion to the Railway Line – sessions around 400m plus in both directions,not to be forgotten. John Barnard,our current 3k Steeplechase Record Holder recalls -  “ He was an inspiration and when I started beating him after 2 years as a member,it was a sign of my personal improvement; he was always good for a hard session and he taught me the benefit of quality over quantity”.

British Masters Championships 24/25th June 2017 Print
Written by Mike May   
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 08:49

British Masters championships 24/25 June 2017

A medal feast for Pat Logan (gold m55 100m and 200m), Joan Trimble (w60 gold 200m, silver 100m), Chuck Isetts (m75 silver 100, bronze 200m), and Adam Bellis (m40 400m gold 200m silver) while Richard Holt got m45 400 hurdles bronze and later came first in the 400 flat B final in that age group.

The non medalists also had quite a good championships with Renzo di Libero coming 5th in his first outdoor national championships as an m55, and Andy Gordon and Mike May getting season's bests in the m40 and m55 100m respectively.

SCVAL Match 2 Report Print
Written by Nicky Atkins   
Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:52

Match two of the SCVAL was held at Ewell Court with Epsom & Ewell Harriers hosting. This year  the weather was much kinder to us than last year’s storm which delayed the men’s and women’s 3000m.

New to the ladies team we welcome Nina White, after a 20 year hiatus from track competition. Nina raced a hat-trick of running events in her debut meeting (200, 800 & 3000m)finishing each race at a respectful  W35A  third place. Caroline arrived, running across the car park in a pair of high heels and a floral dress, just in time for the start of the 800m; fortunately she did have time for a quick change into running kit before the gun went off. Yours truly won the 200m W35B with a time of 40.5 seconds, and she is still celebrating!


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