id876-April 2009 Round-Up

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The next weekend(a Bank Holiday) is in May(q.v.) - briefly,it's first rounds for the Southern Mens at Crawley on Saturday(2nd) and ditto for the NYAL at Bournemouth on Sunday(3rd)plus the BUCS(ex BUSA) Champs at Bedford.

Reports

4th - The Lee Valley Open Meet - Prior to a training stint in Spain,Matt Field signalled intent with a 15.36 110H win and a significant 50.34 400 pb;Jason-Louis Bernard,after an enforced break from training,ran a 11.85/23.64 sprint double;and Jordan Smith-Bent won his 200 in 22.8.

5th - The Kingston Breakfast Runs saw Ramon Benitez very well to the fore over the 8 Mile course(9th 49.51) and Chris Morris placed 286th in the 16 Miles in 1h.58.19.

11th - Windsor Asthma 2k Fun Run,Dorney Lakes - 5th Tom Symmonds 11.46 and 12th Matthew Spires 12.35.

10th/11th - K&P HCA Toby Ulm(Swindon)gave the perfect answer to fierce rival,Nathan Woodward over Easter! The young 19 y.o rivals,quiet for a year,are both in the States,and,on Good Friday,Woodward smashed his 400H pb with a nippy 50.41 in Los Angeles,only for Toby to offer the ultimate retort the day after in Tempe,Arizona with his own nippy pr 50.26,behind top American,Bershawn Jackson.Ulm & Woodward now head the UK rankings for 2009,with sub-50 in their sights - and it's very early in the season! There's a video of the race from the Arizona State University site, via the AW Forum.

12th - Our own correspondents report some modest opening 400m salvos from the K2 Stadium at Crawley - Chris Hall 51.8/Tom Parry 53.3/Craig Price 54.0/Richard Holt 56.1.In addition,George Corcoran(U17) took a substantial 7 secs of his 800 pb with an excellent 2.09.8; U15 Danni Searle clocked a 14.4/29.4(pb) double;new U20 member Chris Jennings also doubled at 100/200(12.4/24.5);whilst Nicky Atkins opened her W45 account with 12.52.6 for her 3000.Fred Woods,an U20 colleague of Tom Parry at St Johns,Leatherhead,and just joined,clocked a useful double over 100/200(11.2/22.5).

13th - Patrick Hillyer ran a pb 150(18.24),adding a 12.20 TJ at the Tonbridge Open.

11th - Chelmsford Open - Bilen Ahmet opened his 2009 outdoor PV season with a 3m.40 victory.

18th - Good to see Liz Richardson back into running at the Bushy Park TT,after adding to her family. She was 359th in 26.29.

18th - Over in Marsa on Malta,David Cook claimed a victory for Wales in the international meeting,taking the Long Jump with 7.42,albeit with a 3.1 following wind(according to the results).Nevertheless,that currently places him 2nd on the outdoor UK list for this fledgling summer season.

19th - Rahannah Gillette-Vernon & Asher Nelson were K&P's only reps at the Hercules Wimbledon YA Open at Crystal Palace. Both placed 5th in their respective U17 Javelin comps with useful hurls of 25.59 for R. and 30.52 for A.

19th - Bob McDonough took 2nd M60 in the Thames Towpath 10 Miles in 71.47,finishing 91st overall.

22nd - 4 K&P in action at VAC Opener at Battersea - Mike May 100/300 13.6/46.7---Chuck Isetts 300 49.0---Nicky Atkins 5000 22.33.4---David Barrington 100/300 16.4/55.2.

25th - Isabelle Hatton was in improved form at Birmingham Uni's match at RAF Cosford - she threw the spear out to 28m20 and won her 100H in 16.8.

25th - U15 Jenny Miles made a useful debut in the Richmond Park TT,placing 46th in 22.38.

26th - Multi-eventer Bilen Ahmet,guesting in the Cambridge University Sports at Cambridge,competed prolifically,as always,contesting 15 events on the day! Best mark was his 3m40 PV. Humphrey Waddington took the Triple Jump at 14.30,whilst another of H's new K&P recruits,Kieran Millar,ran 23.6 over 200 though more significant from the club's point of view was his 49.62 400 for the touring Achilles Club in Philadelphia a week earlier.

25th - At the LICC at Copthall,Tom Beedell ran into 2nd over 3000(9.22.63),whilst Frank Johnson(12.34/ntt) and Jason-Louis Bernard(12.03/23.79) contested the 100/200.

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