Written by DB
Congratulations to Layla Thompson(IG) and Molly Renfer(SG) on their selections for Surrey at the English Schools at Woollaton Park,Nottingham on Saturday 19th. Brief report below : also go to - www.ssaa.org.uk - for photo of winning Surrey IG squad inc Layla.
TWO GOLDS FOR CHARLIE - Where have we heard that before?
Andy Robinson and Pat Logan present a regular Series of Training Talks; the First - entitled 'A Brief History of Mile Training' - is to be held on Monday March 21st in the Pure Sports Medicine Clinic at the David Lloyd Leisure Centre at Raynes Park. Entry is FREE. All are welcome.Go to - www.captainrobbo.org/trainingtalks - for more info.
Gillian Libretto,exceptionally,took the Surrey Under 15 Girls Sportshall teams to the National Finals in an unbroken run as Team Manager,and we are delighted to learn that the new TM ,Fran Davey,has been able to continue that run - they will contest this year's Finals at the NEC,Birmingham on April 3rd with Lauren Edwards in the team,and with Vanessa Saunders as a Reserve. Well done and good luck. Photocall at www.surreyathletics.org.uk
Dominique Does It Again - Go to www.uka.org.uk and enter 'Dominique Blaize' in their Search Engine. Fine article and action photo,not to mention the funds!
Congratulations to Liz Davidson,nee Patrick,former international triple jumper and protegee of Stewart Poulson,and husband,Chris,on the birth of their first child,Luke.
Camilla Thrush inaugurated and led our First in a series of Club Days at Kingsmeadow on Sunday 6th. This initiative supports our ongoing commitment to the Facility,in partnership with RBK & DCL,to help ensure the continued viability of the Arena for Top Class Fixtures and for the Encouragement of the Youth of the Borough.
5th - Richmond Park parkrun - Susanne Dietrich warmed up for a cold Downs League the next morning with 92nd place in this race(23.52).
5th - Bushy Park parkrun - Philip Bearman Junior's fine 16th place(18.32) provided renewed enthusiasm;Phil The Elder was right behind(30th 19.13),with both Jenny Miles(88th 21.26) & Natalie Sacre(144th 22.34) posting PBs over the course.
5th - Lee Valley - Kent Indoor Champs - Bilen Ahmet was in his customary energetic action,competing in 7 events on the day. Best performance was undoubtedly his 3.80 PV win,but there were some useful marks - 60 7.86/200 26.55/60H 10.58/HJ 1.60/TJ 11.35/SP 10.57.
5th - Putney Vale - THH InterClub 5m CC - Matt Hyett 5th 31.23,Ant Budarkiewicz(M50) 6th 32.24 and Nicky Atkins W45 16th 41.28 saw K&P into 2nd place in the team race behind THH,and ahead of Bank & Stragglers. Full results on the THH website.
6th - Eton - WSEH Open - That other inveterate competitor,Jason-Louis Bernard,was out as well,clocking 7.42 and then winning at 7.38 over 60.
12th - Bushy parkrun - Nap hand led by Philip Bearman Jnr(56-19.49),a place ahead of Father(57-19.50);Gaby Miles(89-20.49) led in sister Jenny(150-22.10) and Natalie Sacre(213-23.28).
13th - Wimbledon Audi 10K - V40 Andy Robinson,in Thames colours,took a fine 2nd(34.06) in this 650-strong local 10K,but Ron Taylor(6th - 36.28) and Jamie McCullagh(7th - 36.40) were right behind.
13th - Sutton - Allan Williams' Vault London - Both Nicole Kendall(2.62) & Caitlin Dimbleby(2.32) achieved PBs,enthusiastically watched by their coach,Maurice.
16th-20th - Straight from Mike May's Blackberry - Gent,BEL - European Masters Champs - (16th) Draco Mkpa progressed by winning his 200 M40 ht in 23.89,whilst Chuck Isetts took 5th in his M65 SF(30.14) and Mike May ran 29.35 in his M50 ht,neither going forward. Pat Logan and Joan Trimble(60m only),plus new M80 Charlie Williams go on Thursday. (17th) Draco improved to 23.75 in 2nd in his SF but,sadly,with only 2 fastest losers joining the 4 SF winners,he did not progress to the Final. Meanwhile,Charlie Williams returned to action as an M80 and continued from where he left off,winning the 200 Gold in 33.05 - after a 34.19 SF.(18th) Chuck Isetts just missed the M65 60F,clocking 8.86;Pat Logan went through from the M50 60hts in 7.54,but carries an injury,whilst Mike May set an SB with 8.73.(19th) Joan Trimble went through to her 60 Final in 9.23,2nd fastest overall,and,though improving to 9.16 in the Final,had to settle for an excellent silver. Not unexpectedly,Charlie did it again,taking the M80 60 in 9.55,whilst Mike May finished 44th(27.30) in the M50 Cross Country(outdoors,of course).(20th) Joan Trimble,along with E&E's Sue Dassie and Anne Nelson,plus Caroline Powell,won silver for GB in the W55 4 x 200 Relay. Sadly,Chuck's chance of a relay medal faltered when an incoming runner tripped and the baton was dropped.
19th - Parkrun,Bushy version - Phil Bearman Snr ran into 40th place(19.40),followed by Jenny Miles at 128th(21.52) and Natalie Sacre in 173rd(22.55).
19th - English Schools,Nottingham - Layla Thompson ran well up to her recent impressive form,taking 139th(14.43) in an Inter Girls field of 337 finishers. Surrey won the team race,with Layla outside the scoring 6 in 8th. Molly Renfer was 4th scorer(16.38) in the Surrey SG team which was out of the medals,but her 84th out of 290 was another fine effort.
20th - Reading Half Marathon - Former BAL LJ/TJ regular,James Heptonstall,keeps active,finishing 726th in 1h.31.18.
20th - Fleet Half Marathon - As ever,David Greenfield(498th - 1h.37.53) and Nicky Atkins(697th - 1h.43.18) flew the Road Running flag for K&P,and were rewarded with PBs. At least 2000 finished.
25th - Serpentine 5k - Ronnie Taylor was well up in 9th(17.15) in this monthly Central London series.
26th - Parkruns - Familiar family duos were the K&P contributions to the BP race,as ever - Philip B Jnr took honours with 18th(18.24),ahead of PB Snr(25th-18.47),and then Gaby Miles(103rd-21.12) led in sister Jenny(121st- 21.41). Whilst at Roundshaw Downs,Maureen Chitty placed 80th with 32.04.
27th - Crawley - Open - Ronnie Taylor starts the T&F ball rolling,with his customary treble,at K2 - placing 2nd/4th/2nd respectively over 800(2.08.97),1500(4.23.86) and 3000(10.08.26).
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