Written by DB
A gi-normous turnout by K&P standards, for a 9 Miles,assisted ably as usual by Thames,saw 29 on the start line. Mark Reed made an early bid to acquire the K&P JC Brewer Trophy from the holder,Andy Arbour,and the presence of Thames' captain,Dave Symons,ensured he was soon clear and a worthy winner.In the team race,Thames' early packing gave them a comfortable win,with K&P pleased indeed to have Nicky Atkins & Catherine Reed 'on board'.
KINGSTON AC & POLYTECHNIC H CLUB 9 miles CHAMPIONSHIP and INTER CLUB 5th Feb Richmond Park
1 Mark Reed (K&P) 46.40-- 2 David Symons (THH) 47.15-- 3 Andy Lynch (THH) 48.47-- 4 Matt Lynas (THH) 48.59-- 5 Evan Bond (THH) 49.01-- 6 Andy Arbour (K&P) 49.16-- 7 Nic Gould (THH) 49.54-- 8 Hugh SaxbyM50 (HW) 52.22-- 9 Alan Johns (THH) 52.42-- 10 Dan Pescod (THH) 54.07-- 11 Steve BadgeryM55 (HW) 54.50--- 12 Peter GilesM60(THH) 55.40-- 13 Graeme Horstead (K&P) 55.53-- 14 Tim Nightingale M40(THH) 55.55-- 15 Stephen InstoneM50 (K&P) 56.02-- 16 Bob McDonoughM60 (K&P) 56.54-- 17 Paul OatesM55(BoE) 56.57-- 18 John RatcliffM50 (K&P) 57.58-- 19 Graham HuntleyM50(K&P) 60.54-- 20 Jeremy Denny M65(THH) 61.00-- 21 Al Irvine M40(THH) 61.15-- 22 Nicky AtkinsW40 (K&P) 63.13-- 23 Catherine Reed (K&P) 67.00-- 24 Matt Hyett (K&P) 68.05-- 25 Geoff ReedM55 (K&P) 68.18-- 26 Dave GibbonsM50 (K&P)69.22-- 27John Bryant M60(THH) 72.55--
TEAM 12 to score
Thames H&H(2,3,4,5,7,9,10,12,14,20,21,27) 134 points
Kingston & Poly (1,6,13,15,16,18,19,22,23,24,25,26) 208 points
Club Champs for JC Brewer Trophy - Mark Reed;Silver - Andy Arbour;Bronze - Graeme Horstead.
Further north,on 5th,Chuck's sprinters were at the NIA - Peter Walsh 7.22/23.35;Simon Grier 7.77/53.19;Mike May 28.30/64.57 & Chuck 28.71 and,at Eton,over 60m,Claire Stonestreet ran 8.19,Harriet Lester 8.70 & Lucy Jones 8.89 and over the hurdles Harriet did 9.62 & Lucy 10.63. The following day,at Sutton,in the SCVAC Indoor Champs.,Camilla Thrush again exploded beyond her SP pb with a 5th round 10.75m;Maurice Joyce vaulted 2.60 & Chuck Isetts got an 8.8 60m.
On Feb 12th.,the sprinters journeyed north again to the NIA and there were some heartening improvements - Australian Peter Walsh went down to 7.11/22.88;Simon Grier ran 7.91/52.31;Andy Gordon 7.48;Chuck Isetts 28.47 & Mike May 27.77/62.61. The two latter go for the BMAF Champs in Cardiff over Feb 19/20,with the Surrey Indoors Champs at Sutton on Mar 5/6 the target for the others - and more! Also at the NIA,on Feb 10th,in an RAF Invitational,James Heptonstall(at Brum Uni) long-jumped 6.50 & ran 7.18 for 60m(and wishes they were the other way round!!)
For separate reports on the Surrey CC League Finales - see 'CHAMPIONS' on this menu.
The final regular season Sportshall at The Spectrum on Feb 6th was rather depleted by sickness,but our U13 Boys were 2nd to HHH with Benn King in the leading Ten individuals;we were 5th in the U13 Girls with Lucy Jones top scorer overall and Amy Ellis 6th;at U15Boys,we were 2nd again to HHH with Josh Diffley 3rd,Tom Stottor 8th and Alain Ashford 10th;whilst the U15 Girls,were 2nd and 7th,Mary Iheke & Harriet Lester being in the leading 10 performers.Congratulations to all concerned,not least TM Gillian Libretto,who reports that Lucy Jones,Amy Ellis,Benn King,Richard Smeaton,Mary Iheke,Harriet Lester,Josh Diffley,Tom Stottor,Neal Renfer & Alain Ashford have all been selected for Surrey for the Regional Sportshall Finals at Guildford on feb 27th
There were just two K&P reps in the Feb 19th National CC Champs at Cofton Park,Birmingham - both had good runs with M45 Ant Budarkiewicz in particularly useful form finishing 314th(45.23) & M60 Bob McDonough 1060th(56.17) - 1306 completed in the Senior race. Full results can be found at -- www.race-results.co.uk--
Meanwhile on Feb 13th,in Valencia,Dominique Blaize represented GB in the U23/U20 Multi-Events International and set a new indoor pentathlon PB with 3543 pts. She helped GB win the overall match ahead of France & Spain. Her individual marks of 9.35 60H,1.76 HJ,11.16 SP & 5.71 LJ were excellent though the 800 in 2.55.38 was again rather ban uphill struggle!
It was not surprisingly rather bitter on the Downs for the 3rd of the 4 League fixtures on Feb 20 but Nicky Atkins was able to gather a dozen youngsters.Sam Bryant led our U11s in in 10th(14.03) with Nicolaj Schubert 14th(16.01) & Daria Holden 15th(17.31) - the team was 4th and is 3rd overall.In the U13s,we had 5 runners and were led home by Edmund Croall in 5th(14.04),then Molly Renfer 8th(15.09),Jonathan Miller 9th(15.18) & Francesca Currie 10th(17.31).Phoebe Haynes injured her knee and sensibly withdrew.Teamwise,we were 2nd and are 2nd overall. And in the U15s,Tom Stottor was 3rd(12.45) with Linda Randall 5th & sister Kelly 6th(both 16.13) and Rhiannon Mehta 7th(16.50).We won the team but stay 2nd overall.
The weekend of Feb 19/20 indoor results saw Dominique Blaize,in the AAA U20 Champs at the NIA, below her Valencia form of the previous week,though still collecting a silver in the LJ(5.64) and placing 6th= in the HJ(1.66).Sasha Gordon took 10th in the TJ at 11.06. Down in Cardiff,at the British Masters Champs,Maurice Joyce claimed the M60 silver in the PV at 2.70;Camilla Thrush the W35 bronze in the SP(10.59);whilst Mike May ran 8.70/28.25/65.10 and Chuck Isetts did 8.79 for 8th in the M60 60F plus 28.79 whilst Dina Francis took 5th in the W45 60F in 8.91 and ran 68.16 over 400.
Down in Brighton,Ross Shaddick finished 9th in 76.17.85 in the Sussex Beacon Half-Marathon.
The last weekend of the month featured the Bushy Park Trail Runs in which Simon Croall finished 57th in 32.16 and,in the junior race,Edmund Croall(U13) was 4th(14.59) & Tim Atkins(U11) placed 5th(15.09). Indoors,in the BUSA Champs at Sheffield,James Heptonstall(Birmingham Uni) placed 8th in the Triple Jump at 13m.58(overall pb) and 11th in the Long Jump with an indoor pb of 6.56;he also won a silver in the 4 x 200 relay with a 22.2 split and at the NIA in the AAA U17 Champs Claire Stonestreet ran 8.34/27.09 at 60/200 and Stuart Price 8.90 over 60H.
The Regional Sportshall Finals at Guildford on Feb 27th saw Surrey qualify for the National Finals at U13Boys & U15Girls groups. Richard Smeaton,who won the 4lap race, & Benn King were in the U13 Boys but we were not represented on the day in the winning girls squad. In the U13G match,in which Surrey were 3rd,Lucy Jones & Amy Ellis scored well whilst,at U15B level,Josh Diffley was 2nd best individual winning the Standing Triple Jump,with Tom Stottor(10),Neal Renfer(11=) & Alain Ashford(14=) almost succeeding in pushing the county team into a winning position.Full results,as always,are on www.sportshall.org
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