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MORE MIDDLE DISTANCE PB/CR MAYHEM AT WATFORD(24th) -
Not to be outdone by the 800 exploits of Sam Shaw and Jorge Beltrao at the Walton Ebbisham on Sunday,Harry Reynolds and Neil Wellard decided to do much the same,breaking a Club record and both setting new 1500 PBs. Harry dipped down to 4.11.92 and Neil took 5 secs off his PB with 4.18.92(and,whisper it quietly,only two other K&P members of any age have run faster than Harry so far this summer - and Harry's time puts him into the UK U15 Top Ten).Meanwhile,Phillip Bearman had about his best ever race over 3000,clocking a fine PB and U17M Club Record at 9.14.12. Rebecca Keddie was also in good form,running 5.34.50 at the same distance,whilst over 200,Mica Powell(27.90) and Rhianna Reynolds(28.39pb/HJ 1.45) were also on the money on another warm condusive evening at Woodside Stadium.
THE BEARMANS TAKE THEIR 7TH CONSECUTIVE FATHER AND SON COMBINED AWARD (see report below 14th July)
THE WEEK AHEAD
The last of the Experimental YDL UAGs takes place at Dartford on Sunday 28th,where Frank Schubert's holiday-mangled squad hope to consolidate their place at the top of the Division and ensure a significant challenge to the Paper Match for promotion. On the same day,there is the SCAA Under 13 Inter County at Kingsmeadow with 3 selections from K&P(see below).
MORE CLUB RECORDS
Within an accomplished Team performance at the final Ebbisham League match at Stompond Lane,Walton,our U13s Sam Shaw and Jorge Beltrao raced each other over 800 and,not altogether surprisingly to those who have watched them recently,removed Harry Reynolds' 800 record from the books,with Sam at 2.20.9 prevailing ahead of Jorge's 2.21.7 - just rewards for some significantly fluent and aggressive running from both athletes all summer - pity one had to come 2nd! Over 200,Arun Davis was also swift and took a further chunk off his own U13 mark with 26.9.Full report at Latest News.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PIPPA EARLEY,SAM SHAW & CHARLIE DUGDALE
Surrey CAA's Annual Derek Crookes Under 13 Invitation Inter County,featuring up to a dozen counties,takes place at Kingsmeadow on Sunday,July 28th and K&P's Pippa Earley is selected for 3 events - 200/LJ/4x100 Relay,along with Sam Shaw(800) and Charlie Dugdale(Javelin),though the latter was unable to take up his invite.
STOP PRESS - Sunday 14th and Saturday 13th
In a very tight 4th round SAL match at Kingsmeadow,Harriet & Gordon Lester's team very narrowly lost out to local rivals,Epsom & Ewell and Andover/Overton with E&E winning with 187pts to A&O's 186 and K&P 185. This seriously reduces the team's chances of promotion,but more serious was Gordon's potentially nasty ankle injury in the Vault.On a brighter note,43 y.o. Mark Roberts equalled his Club Veteran Mens PV record at 3.50,and Thomas Snee also cleared a PB at 3.40. More later.
PROMOTION was confirmed for Frank Schubert's YDL LAG U13/U15 who found the final match in the series somewhat tougher,with home side Guildford & Godalming again a thorn in the K&P's side at a distinctly warm Spectrum;but the team salvaged 4th place and,with Horsham 2nd and only taking 2 League points out of us,we will contest D1 South in 2014. 'Many Congratulations' to the Team and the Management== and to Pippa Earley on breaking two Under 13 Girls Club Records on one day - the Long Jump with 4m79 and the 800 with 2.26.7 - a multi-eventer in the making,perhaps. Full report at Latest News.
MARY IHEKE RUNS A SPARKLING PB 54.32 in her 400 heat at the British Champs on Friday evening(12th) - just 3 heats meant first two and two fastest losers to the Final with Mary agonisingly 9th fastest,so just missing out - naturally,this was a new K&P Open Record,her 4th of the summer and lifts her to 20th in this summer's UK Rankings. On the 14th,THERE WAS A SPLENDID BRONZE for Club Sec,Dominique Blaize,in the Long Jump where her fine 6.47 was well-up-to-form and confirmed her Top Five National Ranking though short of what she would have hoped for in World Championships terms,whilst there was a prestigious and deserved late call into the Womens Hammer field for Pippa Wingate who threw a useful 51.94 in 10th.
BAL & LILY B Briefs
BAL team plays a blinder but just misses out by ONE POINT on a 1st victory this summer over Bristol at Kingsmeadow - Bristol 361 to K&P 360 and NVH 299 etc.. We now go to Bristol for M4 on Aug 3rd within sight of promotion back to Nat Two,but we still have to do it all. League placings = 1st Bristol 24 Lge pts==2 K&P 21==3 Nene Valley 18==Reading 12 etc etc. Full Report at Latest News
Unfortunately,it would appear Guildford and Godalming's home advantage told in the final Lily B Regular Season fixture at The Spectrum,as they headed K&P by some 18 points to regain the Lily B Trophy. Now onto the Final where we shall lock horns again for the Cup Final at Ewell in August. Report at Latest News.
2nd - Woodford - Open Meet - Justin Green ran his fastest of the summer,taking 3rd in 11.02 with a helpful wind(+3.6).
3rd - West London - BMC Meet - Aaron Bruce ran very close to his best,taking 3rd in 2.18.12. In the sprints,Elijah Vidal(12.08),Andre Nembhard(11.62) and Victor Nwagbara(11.72) also participated.
3rd - Report from Debbie R at the Nonsuch Park Relays
"Two teams of K&P ladies headed to Nonsuch Park for the annual 3k relay races. There seems to be some discrepancy with the timings but we all had fun and are looking forward to a competitive cross country season as we were all fairly close on timings.
Team Oldies finished 4th ladies team overall. Rachel Brookes, Nicky Atkins, Debbie Raymond and Liz Richardson.
Team Youngsters finished 7th ladies team overall of 18 ladies teams. Faith Smith, Natalie Sacre, Sarah Harris and Nicky Atkins (running a 2nd leg!)"
6th - Bromley - TA Open - In search of a fast race, U17 Neil Wellard was close to his PB in finishing 2nd over 800 in 2.08.18.
6th - parkrun - Philip Bearman Junior achieved his best position in the Bushy event,running into 2nd of 901 finishers in 16.42,with PB Senior 22nd(18.13).
7th - C Palace - Lonodn Youth Games - There were some very tired Mothers/Fathers/Team Managers/Athletes who m,anaged to struggle over to the Palace to represent their Boroughs,Richmond or Kingston. The scorching weather and trvael took their toll but Rhianna Reynolds(1.53 HJ/47.4 300) & Mica Powell(27.5 200 & 3.83 LJ) did achieve PBs.
7th - Wigan - UKWL D1 - Competing for their HCA club,Enfield & Haringey,Dominique Blaize and Pippa Wingate supplied liberal points to their team. Dominique won both the 200A/LJA with windy marks(24.37/6.15),with Pippa taking 2B/3A in the Discus/Hammer at 33.72/51.42,the latter her best since her 53+ season's opener in April.
10th - Watford - Amongst 30 races over 800,U15 newcomer Chris Cecil won his in 2.21.37,likely a PB,whilst Natalie Sacre was close to her SB with 2.38.54. Mike May ran 71.31 in his 400,whilst fellow Vet,Nick Ellis,threw the 1k Discus 22.54,better than the K&P M60 scorer on Monday at Croydon.In the accompanying BMC races,Jonathan Darby ran 1.57.17.
13th - Tampere,Finland - HCA Luke Caldwell(DMV) finished a fine 5th in the European Under 23 5000 Champs in 14.23.74 - the time,short of his best,suggests it was a typical tactical championship race.
13th - parkruns - U15 Chris Cecil placed well in 56th/327 in the Wimbledon Common event===Matt Hyett was up in 6th(19.34) in the Richmond run,with Fiona Whatley 161st/215===Avelline Deighton ran 39.11 at the Kingston event===in Bushy,the Bearmans were 27th 18.39/32nd 18.51/824,with Eleanor Bibby 717th(31.57).
14th - Claygate - Annual 5mile Multi-terrain Race - Philip Senior reports
"Both Phil junior and I ran in the Claygate Annual 5 mile multi terrain race on 14th July - Phil junior had won the under 16 race for the last 3 years but had to step up to the seniors this year. It didn't seem to phase him though as he duly won in 28.08,some 30 seconds ahead of second in a field of around 400. I had a reasonable run finishing 6th in 29.53. We also took the father and son race as expected for the 7th year running". (Ed's note - The 'boys' also hold the Bushy parkrun combined lowest points score for Father & Son,I am fairly sure)
17th - Lee Valley - Open Sprints - Favourable conditions took Jordan Smith-Bent to a PB over 200(21.74) and up to 80th in the UK Rankings,plus a 10.79 over the shorter sprint. Andre Nembhard was also very speedy over 200 at 22.28,with Victor Nwagbara at 22.80. Elijah Vidal(11.55),Victor (11.46&11.30) and Andre(11.09) all looked good.
17th - Crawley - Open - Pat Logan returned to the track,running 25.04 over 200.
18th - Catford - Kent AC Champs - Running at his 2nd Claim club,Ron Taylor duly won their 1500 Champs in 4.20.1,a season's best.
20th - Oxford - BMC Races - Jonathan Darby was 4th in his 800,just 2 tenths outside his PB in 1.54.66.
20th - Battersea - Guesting,Thomas Snee,already over 3.40 for a PB at last Sunday's SAL,continued to progress,improving his best to 3.60.
20th - parkrun - At the Kingston run,Phoebe Law was right amongst the leaders,taking 4th/93(18.41),with U15 George King in 10th(20.10),Harry Johnston 34th(22.59) and Mike Edwards,returning from injury,77th(27.29). DownUnder in Parramatta,Lana Whatley was 19th/82(23.56),trouncing a few more Aussies a la Alastair Cook!! In a field of 378 at Nonsuch,Elle-Louise Butcher(aka Elle) ran into 100th(23.21),whilst the Bearmans ran in together in Bushy(18.26),with Liz Richardson 189th in the field of 807(22.29).
20th - Hendon - Southern 3000 Champs Day One - Harry Reynolds set a PB at 9.47.95,finishing 10th in a fairly fierce Southern U15 race.
21st - Walton - Elmbridge Runners 10K Road - The irrepressible Nicky Atkins was in action again along the Thames,finishing 195th in 46.52,with Caroline Jeffcote,on comeback from injury,383rd in 61.08. 425 completed the wholly flat course,which included negotiating a Philippino concert at Apps Court Farm,Road Works at Molesey and a Thames Regatta sharing the Towpath en route!! Not to mention the locals on the opposite bank(inc.Ed) being awoken at crack of dawn by the PA Announcer(biter bit,perhaps).
21st - Solihull - Masters IA Challenge - Amongst a very reasonable turnout from the various Vets Clubs around the country,Pat Logan(M50 200 1st 24.54) and Joan Trimble(W50 100/200 14.79/31.47) would have been pleased with some late season competition after missing most of the summer. Mike May,as VAC President,did his noble duty by completing the 2000 Walk in 17.30.37 for the points.
21st - Abingdon - Senior Southern Inter County - Andy Wheble(2/2 DT/HT 40.65/41.33) and William Trimble(3 JT 51.11) were K&P's Reps in the Surrey team.
21st - Hendon - Southern 3000 Chamos Day Two - Neil Wellard ran his PB and Club record close taking 6th in the Under 17 Men's race in 9.26.90.
24th - Tooting - Loic Malroux took advantage of the Eastern Rosenheim running 11.7/24.0/16.7 over the sprints and sprint hurdles.
27th - Tooting - HHH Open - U15G Mica Powell was 2nd in her 200 with a PB(27.63);Jorge Beltrao was similarly placed over 800(2.26.34) and Jamie McCullagh returned to competition with 4.14.06 over 1500.
27th - Hendon - LICC - Jordan Smith-Bent was in fine form equalling his 10.75 PB over 100 and adding a 22.15 over 200. Jason-Louis Bernard was also close to his season's bests,running 11.6/23.63.
27th - parkrun - M45 Phil Bearman Senior was THE ONE,with a PB at Bushy in 15th(17.31),with the Younger 10th(17.25) and Liz Richardson 174th(22.26) - 823 completed. At Kingston,Lucie Fletcher was our first home in 23rd(21.12) of 101,with M55 Mike Edwards 75th in 27.52. Lana Whatley(23.19) continued to fly the flag,finishing 20th of 74 finishers in Parramatta,NSW.
28th - Kingsmeadow - Derek Crookes U13 Inter County - Representing Surrey,Pippa Earley doubled with 28.29 over 200(winning her race) and adding a 2nd overall in the Long Jump(4.63). In the Boys,Sam Shaw was again right up to his week-old PB,taking 5th in a very tight finish over 800 in 2.21.48.
30th - Woodford - Justin Green ran his SB over 100(11.01),plus a windy 200 in 22.55,whilst Mary Iheke took on men and ran a very respectable 25.14.
31st - Lee Valley - Speedy 100s from Andre Nembhard on a breezy evening - 10.97w/11.04.
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