Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
KACPH AGM & Awards 22nd February 2015 Print
Written by Dominique   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:40

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will take place on Sunday 22nd February 2015 at 10.30am a Malden Wanderers Cricket Club Hall, 22 Cambridge Avenue, New Malden, KT3 4LE and you are requested to attend. The venue is only a cricket ball’s throw from the Royal Oak Pub. Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

ANY proposals for the amendments to the Club Rules or additional items for inclusion on the Agenda must be in the hands of the General Secretary at least 14 days before the meeting. (The General Secretary has the discretion to vary this rule.)

 
Jim Hogan 1933-2015 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Monday, 12 January 2015 13:31

The Club is sad to have to report the passing of Polytechnic Harriers’ 1964 & 1968 Olympian,1966 European Marathon Champion,World and European record-holder and Life Member. He died on Saturday,January 10th,aged 81.

Jim was a more than lively contributor to international and national races in Ireland and then Great Britain colours,as well as in domestic competiton in Poly’s familiar Grenat and Cream vest for much of the 1960s.

Many UK contemporaries will have their own,sometimes extravagant,often hilarious,mostly uncompromising tales to tell,and memories, of Jim,for sure. There will,no doubt,be many of Tony Maxwell’s Athletes Reunited connoisseurs,amongst others,recalling their encounters in the coming days.

 

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The Gatliff 2014 - Is this the Sound of a Swan singing? Print
Written by Geoff Reed   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 14:07

In my left hand I'm still holding my map pouch with my blind-man's instructions in it (grief they're clumsy) - the way I have been doing pretty much all day to stop the pouch flapping about - as I stand at the finish in front of the checking-in desk. Dopily, I havent got my check-card out. But then I am beyond knackered. The young girl there looks expectantly. I realise, fish in my front pouch with my right hand and drag it out. My right hand is all red, dried now. I pass the card to the young girl. She reacts with a gasp – 'your hand! Do you want somebody to look at it?'

Well, I've been doing Gatliffs for a long time. There is no St Johns and no-one to 'look at it' with any expertise. Anyway:

'No it's my face, I'll wash it off.' I continue to stand. No-one speaks. 'Are we done?' Of course we are. Time 9.21. Never in real doubt; thanks to Richard.

 

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Junior Surrey XC Report Print
Written by SD   
Sunday, 04 January 2015 16:08

Midwinter young athletes XC report featuring the 2nd Downs League on 30 Nov 2014 and the Surrey County Champs on 3rd January 2015

Since the last report on junior XC running and this one, quite a lot happened.  Many of our runners have run their District School’s XC Champs and qualified for the upcoming Surrey Schools.  Moreover, at the School’s Intercounties on 15th November, U13 Olly Wilson (13th), U13 Darcy Mason (59th) and U15 Sam Shaw (13th) had great runs.  Of those who went to the London Youth Games XC on Parliament Hill on the same day, U17 Neil Wellard came 5th, Josh Hall 28th, Chris Cecil 73rd and Harry Reynolds 79th; U15 Zak Wort was 5th, Aaron Bruce 15th, 2nd claim athlete Sol Harris Woodfin 19th, Gabriel Lewis 70th, Tiago Beltrao 139th; U13 Jorge Beltrao was 19th, Josh Bellamy 154th; U15 Molly O’Sullivan finished 2nd, Scarlett Walker 42nd, Rebecca Keddie 53rd, Isabella Busa 58th, Kathryn Bartle 63rd, Caitlin Williams 71st, Amy Counihan 137th and U13 Imogen Busa 123rd, each in races of some 200 athletes.  On from this, on 13th December, U13 Jorge Beltrao and U15 Mollie O’Sullivan had Surrey selection and run for their victorious teams in the SEAA Intercounties.  And of course U20 Phoebe Law had National selection, and on her debut at the European XC Champs in Bulgaria, she came 14th.  But this report will focus on two events that haven’t been covered yet, Match 2 of the U11-U15 Downs Cross Country League and the Surrey County Cross Country Champs on 3 January 2015.

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Congratulations - Phoebe Law GB debut Print
Written by DBl   
Monday, 15 December 2014 14:04

Fantastic result from Phoebe Law on her GB debut.  Phoebe came 14th at the European Cross Country Championships.

Snippet from British Athletics website:

The junior women also won the team gold overall after a commanding all round display with five athletes making up the top 15. Amy Griffiths (Woods) came through in fifth with Becky Straw (Baldaro) also in the top ten with an eighth place finish, while Phoebe Law (Richard Holt) and Georgina Outten (Baldaro) were 14th and 26th respectively.

 
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