Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Roger Taylor 1948-2019 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:20

Roger Taylor   27.3.1948 - 3.1.2019


The Club is very sad to announce the death of Roger Taylor. Roger Charles Taylor was born and lived in Kingston all his life and joined Surrey AC  (SAC) in August 1962 at the age of 14, and Doris Dean, then General Secretary, remembers his being brought along as what would now be termed a Special Needs teenager.


For the next 50 years or so he was always as keen as mustard to be involved wherever he could, as the club he joined metamorphosed from SAC through Surrey Ladies AC, RBK AC and finally to Kingston AC and Polytechnic H in 1985. He was rewarded for his proud support in 1989 with election to a Vice Presidency. Amongst his contributions, were stints as Equipment Officer and later as a Track Judge, and he was a familiar figure around the club, as well as travelling with teams to matches in the track and field season. During his more active years in the 1980s & 1990s he was most supportive of the likes of club stalwarts, David Dyer and Stan Belton. He was also on the Surrey County AA Officials list and officiated at County Championships.

Officials Plea Print
Written by Gen Sec   
Monday, 14 January 2019 21:42

Dear Members, 

Athletics is a volunteer run sport, and we are struggling for officials. With tightening rules and incoming penalties on non-officials helping at competitions there is a very real threat to our league standings and as such number of competitions for our members. 

We are constantly looking for more officials across all disciplines. Course fees are covered by the club and it’s a great way to learn more about the various elements of athletics. 

Both as a club, and county we offer progression paths and full support, not to mention the free lunch!

If you wish to help support your son/daughter, fellow athletes and members, please contact us to walk you through the process.

Upcoming courses can be found:

Many Thanks, 

Gordon & Harriet & Soon Camilla!

General Secretaries

Surrey Mens CC League, Division 3, Match 3, January 12th2019, Oxshott Woods Print
Written by Matt Hyett   
Monday, 14 January 2019 15:43

13 runners from K&P decided to take on the challenge of the winding, narrow and undulating Oxshott Woods course this past Saturday. A warm up jog before the race forewarned us of a number of obstacles we were set to face, from pot holes to tree roots- we were even treated to random concrete posts a few hundred meters in! But this is what true cross country is all about, it’s not meant to be easy and Oxshott certainly wasn’t!

As we jostled to get a good starting position for the 2.30 start we were warned of “Heartbreak ridge”, the hill we would face about a mile or so in. And then face twice more, in the 3 lap course. As I’m sure all runners can attest the ridge lived up to its name, and I had deliberately positioned Tukki at the top to cheer us up it. 

Once again this season Matt Atkins was our first man home in 4th(throughout this report I’ll refer to our 3rddivision only placings), only very narrowly missing a sub 30 minute finish. He was followed by our other lead scorer Michael Huntley, in 9th. Pleasingly, after 3 matches Matt and Michael are the overall Div 3 3rdand 4thplace individual runners, and Matt A is 1stplace M40- congrats on this. 

URGENT NEED FOR HELPERS Surrey Ladies XC League Print
Written by Gen Sec   
Monday, 14 January 2019 21:41

Richmond Park - 9th February. 
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Downs League Meeting 2 Report Print
Written by Administrator   
Friday, 07 December 2018 18:58
A small but select group of runners took to Epsom Downs to compete in the second meeting.
Ground was softer underfoot this time round, but all of the runners ( with two new faces) did well in either beating their previous position or were within 2 places of their last run.
Meeting number 3 is on Sunday February 17th.

Results (click for PDF):

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Random Photos!

  • The 400mH, ever popular with athletes doubling up
  • Andy wings a PB - 44.51