id559-May 2007 Round-Up

Written by DB   

STOP PRESS - Humphrey Waddington elected President of Cambridge University AC - Congratulations! Next stop - Team Manager of the K&P BAL Team!!!!.

PBs and Club records for Dominique Blaize(24.52 200) & Felix Hatton twice(67.67 & 67.98 JT).

At the end of April,Matt Field ran 15.4/59.2 U20 Hurdles double in an NJL fixture at Lee Valley for WSEH----then James Williams(BPTT) & Julie Garner(WCTT- pb) were in action on May 5th(see www.parkrun.com)----on the 6th,Nicky Atkins(173 - 46.09) & Liz Richardson(237 - 49.42 after a fall) contested the Sutton Runners 10K.

Out in Italy(5th/6th),Dominique proved she has wintered well - in an IAAF Combined Events International,she had an electric Day 1,scoring 3488,her best;started Day 2 with a PB-equalling 6.03 LJ but faded in the Javelin & 800 to finish 21st with 4795pts - her best marks were 100H 14.32(pb)/HJ 1.77/SP 12.32/200 24.52(CR)/LJ 6.03(=pb).

At the BUSAs,at Bedford 5th-7th,Felix Hatton excelled,throwing 2 PBs 67.67/67.98 JT to improve his best and the Club Record by 2 metres exactly,also taking the Bronze & going to 5th on the UK 2007 Rankings;James Heptonstall took 11th in the LJ Final at 6.50(6.51q) plus a bronze in the 4 x 100 for his Birmingham Uni;Humphrey Waddington was also 11th in the JT Final,after a 45.57 hurl in the qs;and Frank Hutton-Williams ran a PB in the 400 heats at 51.85.

On 7th,Mike May(M45) ran 13.6/27.9 at Stevenage,having run 13.5/28.1 at the May 2nd joint VAC/Rosenheim fixture;at that match,Chuck Isetts(M60) did 13.9/29.1,Joan Trimble(W50)15.0/31.6 & Roger Bartlett(M65) ran 15.4 plus a 9.65 5kSP.

See www.parkrun.com for news of 4 member's races at BPTT and 1 at WCTT.

It has always been a marginal decision to include marks from any Borough Schools events - this year's Kingston Schools(16th) added the lack of a starting pistol for half the meet to the feeling that,historically,some marks achieved therein have been in excess of anything else achieved subsequently! However,qualification for the Surreys counts most and amongst the expected easy winners,on the track,were Molly Renfer,Maddie Garner,Charlie Ambidge,Mary Iheke,Roseanne Mackay,Claudia Poulter,Matt Francis,Emily McIlwain,Adam Wicks,Issy Penney,Prath Kaneri & Harriet Lester.

At the Central Surrey Schools(17th),Patrick Hillyer took the Inter Boys Triple with his first legit. mark over,or,to be precise,exactly on,12.00m & Tom Parry easily took the Inter 100H(15.3).

Hopefully,several of the above will seriously contest the County Schools Champs and look towards places at the English Schools;along with Gordon Lester,for whom there was no competition at Borough level.

Humphrey Waddington celebrated his year as Secretary of Cambridge University AC by substantially contributing to the Light Blues' thrashing of Oxford in the Annual Varsity match at Cambridge on May 19th,thus euphorically reversing a dreadful run of 9 consecutive defeats to the Dark ones. Humphrey nursed himself to a 6.49 season's best LJ(2nd),then produced some long fouls in the Triple before snatching the contest,and a Full Blue,with a PB 13.95. Points also were added in the JT with a modest effort,but the 'damage' had already been inflicted on poor old Isis! In the 2nd team match,Frank Hutton-Williams got a Half Blue with a 52.47 400.

That morning,Julie Garner ran a PB at the BPTT.

Late,late news on the London Mini-Marathon(Borough results only just to hand) - best of the 8 K&P members in action were Jonny Miller(17.58) & Maddy Garner(18.04).

The following Saturday(26th),Julie Garner & James Williams again did the BPTT,whilst the Vets were in action again at the Surrey Champs at Kingsmeadow. Draco Mkpa(M35 100/200 12.1/24.5),Pat Logan(M45 100/200 12.1/24.3),Joan Trimble(W50 100/200 14.9/31.8) & Geoff van Klaveren(M45 Javelin 35.11) each outperformed their opposition to take County titles. Mike May(M45) followed Pat Logan home,Mary Waddington took silver at W55 HT & Chuck had to give to Terry Bissett at M60 100/200. Full results are on the Surrey site - www.surreyathletics.org.uk

Down at Ashford at the SoEAA U17/U15 Champs.,all 3 of our entrants were close to the best,despite the weather;Harriet Lester qualified for the U17W 80H final with a nippy 12.15,finishing 7th in that Final(12.41);brother Gordon claimed 5th in the U17 PV(3.70) and William Trimble was 9th in the U17 JT(45.99).

In deepest Devon,Ross Shaddick,in Tavistock colours,warms up for next week's BAL 5000 at Southampton with 34th in the Plymouth Half-Marathon(79.30).

Felix Hatton,James Heptonstall,Chris Dack,Liz Davidson & Kyle Stevens accepted Surrey invitations for the Bedford Inter Counties(27th/28th). Both days were appalling weather-wise,the Monday,which involved the K&P members,offering 5 degrees C,heavy rain and strong northerly crosswinds - Felix was 6th(61.75),taking several scalps of the 9 throwers above him in the 2007 rankings and Chris threw 57.54,which was as near as any of the throwers threw to their PBs,but self-preservation was paramount. In the Long Jump,James was 18th at 6.48;in the Womens Triple,Liz took 15th at 11.15,whilst the M25 did for Kyle.

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