Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
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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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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K&P Club Gym Print
Written by GoHardOrGoHome   
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 09:53

Did you know that K&P has its own free-weights gym? No? Then read on further...

As an athlete, it's important to be strong, flexible, and have good awareness of basic movement patterns that can reduce the risk of injury. Olympic lifting - cleans, snatch, squat and deadlift - helps to develop explosive and functional strength, and is used by all international athletes as part of their training regimes.
At K&P, we have invested a lot of time and money in kitting out a cosy gym at the end of the Kingsmeadow stand (by the 100m start). It has everything you need to develop technique, develop speed and power, and push for personal bests in all Olympic lifts.
We have a team of coaches and senior athletes who would love to work with you to help you maximise your potential on and off the track, so come down on a training day and see what it's all about, or ask any of the club coaches. Membership costs as little as £60 per year for access whenever the track is open, and when there is a registered coach using the gym. What are you waiting for?
For more info please use the General Secretary contact form listed in the menu on the left.
 
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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Downs Cross Country League Report Print
Written by Susanne Dietrich   
Monday, 11 April 2016 09:38

Dear runners, families and friends,

Here is the report from the last of this season’s Epsom Downs League Cross Country matches for our athletes ages 8 to school year 10, held Sunday 13 March 2016 on the Epsom Downs horse race course. This race also served as our own, K&P club championships, so I can report on the K&P trophy winners as well. The Downs were unusually sunny and almost warm, conditions for a good run. Unfortunately, we once more missed some of our accomplished runners. Some had raced in the Intercounties the day before, others were ill… But, again, those who came were superb.

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