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HAPPY NEW YEAR
In the TTs(3rd),Debbie Raymond successfully continued her rehab by taking over a minute off her recent Banstead Woods time(60th 23.33) and Robert Hunter was 82nd(21.04) in Bushy Park.
Following his sterling efforts at the Surrey Champs,K&P's Mens CC/Road Sec,Bob McDonough,was out again the next day(4th),finishing 338th in the Tadworth 10(1h.25.05).
At the Data Connection Open Indoor at Lee Valley(4th),M45 Mike May ran 8.72/8.78 over 60m - and that after a long stint marshaling in Lloyd Park at the Surrey CC Champs the day before. Justin Green won both his races,in 7.14 and then 7.11,whilst Jason-Louis Bernard was given 7.50 and then 7.49.
In Saturday's(Jan 10th) TTs,Robert Hunter was 62nd in Bushy Park(20.48) & George Corcoran 6th in Richmond Park(19.49).
Over at Eton on the same day(4th),Matt Field upped his SP pb to 11.29 at the WSEH Open,as well as winning his 60m heat(7.27).Jordan Smith-Bent also won both his 60m races(7.35 followed by a 7.28).
There were a host of Indoor meetings over the weekend Jan 10th/11th:
The Sheffield EIS hosted various Area Multi-Events Champs(10th/11th),where Matt Field was in amongst the senior heptathletes,finishing an excellent 10th overall(9th South) from some 30 competitors with 4529pts - his series was (& included several indoor PBs) - 1.83 HJ/3.05 PV/7.41 60m/6.45 LJ/11.53 SP/8.54 60H & 3.01.51 over 1000m.
At the Brunel Speed Series at Uxbridge(10th),U20 Tom Parry clocked 9.00/9.18 and Harriet Lester(U20) ran 10.37/11.01 over their respective 60Hs,whilst over 60m,Jason-Louis Bernard claimed 7.44/7.46 and V45 President Pat Logan was given 7.56/7.53.
On the Jumps Sunday(11th),it was good to find Liz Davidson was in action but she will prefer no further comment.
And at Lee Valley(11th),in Pt 1 of the SEAA Champs,Chris Hall ran 52.92/52.77 in reaching the SM 400 SF.
Again(11th) at UWIC,Cardiff,in the SWE Champs.,David Cook took the SMLJ at 7.08 comfortably,but excelled the more with a 7.09 clocking for 2nd in the SM 60m.
The Final Sportshall U13/U15 regular season match at Spectrum took place on the 11th - a full report on this activity will appear on the site in early February,after County selections. But,briefly,at this 3rd outing,the K&P U13Bs were a fine 2nd(of 16 teams) with 496pts,and Matt Stevens was 8th best individual with 58pts.In the U15Gs,we were 5th with 511.5pts(20 teams) whilst the U15Gs were 5th of 7 with 180pts. In the U15Bs we took 3rd(of 8) with 309pts and Tucker Bryant(4th 71.5pts) & Matt Elmore(8th 66.5) both made the Top Ten individual scorers.
Downunder(15th),a holidaying Jamie McCullagh ran a nippy 1.53.6 800(outdoors,of course) in a Victoria Milers Club race(5th of 10) at Melbourne's Sandringham track - a welcome product of workouts with Adam Bellis back home.
On the 10th,two of our HCAs placed well in their Senior County CC Champs - Tom Beedell(Chiltern) was 10th in the Bucks and Jud Hough(Stroud) ran into 11th in the Gloucs.
Molly Renfer was the best-placed K&P runner at the Surrey Schools CC Champs at Reigate Priory Park(17th) with a fine 9th place in the Inter Girls race,a position which will put her on the cusp of the Surrey team for the English Schools.Sharing the K&P limelight,new member Naomi Kelly(15th) looked very promising in the Under 13 event and was well supported by Laura Cook(32nd). Jessica Tomlinson(44th),Sam Keay(50th) & Francesca Currie(51st) were also representing their boroughs in the Inters race.
On the Boys side,best placed was Ciaran Costello(21st in the Seniors) whilst George Corcoran(30th Inters),Sam Vassall(35th Juniors) & Jonny Miller(37th Seniors) completed the K&P contingent.
Full results available via the Surrey County website - www.surreyathletics.org.uk
Seven K&P members competed at the SEAA Indoor Champs at Lee Valley over the weekend(17th/18th) and it was Claudia Noakes who took pride of place - she achieved an indoor pb of 2m80,just below her outright best,in the U15Girls PV to claim a fine silver medal. In the U20M PV,Gordon Lester was 5th at 3m60,but,sadly,remains hampered by his back injury.
In the Hurdles events,U20 Tom Parry ran a pb over 60m at 8.89(4ht) to make the SF but did not progress from there. In the equivalent U20W event,Harriet Lester ran 10.18(4ht) to also make the SFs but did not progress either.
In the sprints,Mary Iheke ran very quickly over 200 both in R1(25.62) & SF(25.46) but did not contest the final where a medal looked likely. Jason-Louis Bernard found the SM 60 very hot,as did many,and his 7.50 was not enough to move on,but Justin Green clocked a pb 7.10 both in R1 & R2,but there were plenty under that time and he just missed the SF. Over 200,Jason ran a nippy 23.35 in R1 and then found 23.44 in the SF not enough to go forward.
More activity Indoors - David Cook(Wales) was selected for an international meet in Reykjavik on January 18th and celebrated with an indoor LJ pb(7.32),whilst at the Welsh Champs at Cardiff on Jan 24th he was 2nd in the LJ(7.13) but accelerated his sprinting belief on the same day with successive rounds in the 60m of 7.08ht/7.05sf/7.12F. Chris Hall(Wales) just missed out on the 200F,in tight qualifying conditions(23.18) and then took 6th in the LJ(6.30).
Meanwhile,both Jamie McCullagh(London South) & Humphrey Waddington(Team Oxford) were selected for the McCain InterCity Challenge at Lee Valley(24th). Jamie ran in 4th over 800 in 1.52.87,an indoor pb and just slightly faster than his outdoor race in Oz the week before. Humphrey was also 4th,in the TJ(14.36),with 4 trials well in excess of his previous indoor mark. Both will look to improve in the remaining fixtures available indoors.
In the Bushy Park TT,Robert Hunter was 40th(19.42).
Over the country,Ant Budarkiewicz was again the only member desirous of flying the flag in the Southern Senior Champs(24th) at Hillingdon House Farm at Uxbridge where he was an excellent 247th(he's nearly 50!) in a field of 672 finishers. The next day(25th),after their generous and extended officiating stints for the club in Richmond Park at our Schools promotion,both Bob McDonough(136th 48m17) and Nicky Atkins(165th 49m21) contested "The Perch" over Epsom Downs. Conditions were on the vile side - 594 reached the haven of the finishing line - and the Jockey's Rubbing Room.
At the Sutton Open(25th)James Heptonstall long-jumped 6m65(2nd) and ran 7.40 over 60m,whilst Jordan Smith-Bent was clocked at 7.26/7.25/7.28.
In the Southern Counties Inter Counties CC at Biggleswade(31st),K&P's two Surrey selections were to the fore.Molly Renfer was 5th scorer in a very strong Under 17 squad which cleaned the team race.Finishing 10th,she was just outside the scoring 4,but the team would still have won had she had to score. In the Under 20 race,Maddy Hardwick was 1st Surrey athlete home in 13th but,sadly,the County did not close a team in.
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