Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
YDL Lower 19th May 2018, Horsham Print
Written by Richard W   
Monday, 21 May 2018 20:56


Match Report 2 – YDL Lower Age Group – Horsham, Saturday 19th May 2018


Saturday in Horsham was marked with gorgeous sunshine and a steady stream of ice lollies appearing in the stands. School trips, school matches and street parties for the royal wedding took their toll on our eventual squad numbers. There were a number of very welcome new faces making their debuts at the Sussex track, and some stellar performances from those that made the trip, including a new club record for Lucy Atkins in the U15 Girl’s 300m.


The Overall Result


Once again K&P started strongly. Early points updates had K&P listed as 2nd. As the day drew on our depleted numbers left several events unfilled and we dropped down to 5th place. We will need to field a strong team in the remaining two meetings at Poole (Sunday 17th June) and at home in Kingston (Saturday 21st July) to stay in the division.

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Lily B Match 1 Report Print
Written by James Bell   
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 19:09

After a tough season last year where we finished 5th out of the eleven teams, the Lily B league is back upon us again.

 

We couldn’t have wished for a better day with the beautiful sunshine beating down on us all day.  With such a hot day you would have thought it would have made it difficult for the athletes to compete at their best, however there were still many PBs especially as we have many newcomers.

 

 

 

1

Guildford & Godalming

303

2

Kingston AC & Poly Harriers

270

3

Herne Hill Harriers

244

4

Reigate Priory

92

5

Dorking & Mole Valley

82

 

We were Match2 on Saturday and came a solid 2nd to Guildford & Godalming.  If we fill a few more of the empty spaces on our team-sheet next time, we may get closer!

 

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Match Report - EBBISHAM – MATCH 1- 29TH April Print
Written by Gill Broderick   
Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:23

EBBISHAM – MATCH  1- 29TH April

Arctic conditions prevailed at the first Ebbisham Boys meeting for the U11-U15s.   I raise my hat off to all of them who ran, threw or jumped.   The final match score was extremely close. Kingston finished 2nd behind Herne Hill by TWO POINTS. 

Herne Hill H

168

Kingston

166

Croydon

134

South London H

116

Holland Sports

88

Sutton

68

 

There was just one event, due to unforeseen circumstances, that could not be filled.  But, next time on 10th June, at Woodcote, we are going to win.  Each club is allocated points for their match position and we collected 5.

Well done to the team and all the parents for braving the elements.  No special mention to any athlete this time. Welcome to new U13s competing, Alex Cronje and Jacob Landau. Welcome also to new U15s, Hiren and Dhruv Simmonite (not twins – Hiren being the oldest), Rory Stratford, Oliver Sossick, Oliver Palmer.  Without these new faces, our team would have suffered. Old and new together is always a great combination.

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BAL Division 1, Match 1, Eton, 5th May 2018 Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:14

British Athletics League Division 1, Match 1

Eton, 5thMay 2018


2018 will go down in the record books as Kingston and Poly’s first season in Division 1 of the British Athletics League, and the first match of this new era took place at the Thames Valley Athletics Centre in Eton.

And what a glorious day it was too! Beautiful sunshine and temperatures that if anything veered into ‘too hot for physical activity’ territory resulted in a fair few Personal Bests and impressive performances as Kingston’s athletes tested themselves against some of the UK’s top clubs.

The build-up to the match was a fraught one for Team Manager Chris Hall, who not only had to contend with the bank holiday but also the BUCS Championships starting on the same day. In all there were around 25 athletes unable to participate, but nevertheless the usual minimum target of 19 athletes was met, albeit with a number of those doing 3-5 events.

If that wasn’t enough, bad traffic on the M25 meant that getting to the track in the first place was a tougher task than anticipated, and it was notable how sparse the arena was during the opening events as athletes struggled to get there in time.

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article: Kingston-Based Adaptive Athlete Jamie Gane Forms Partnership with U.S. Elite Coach Print
Written by Sam Thomas Parfitt   
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 12:12

Here's an interesting article about K&P Chucker, Jamie Gane. Have a read!

Kingston-Based Adaptive Athlete Jamie Gane Forms Partnership with U.S. Elite Coach


Jamie Gane, member of the Kingston Athletics and Polytechnic Harriers, has been matched with Paul Pisani, ten time New York State cycling champion and world-class tennis coach, as part of a groundbreaking mentoring program. 


The organisation behind the program is The True Athlete Project (TAP) - a non-profit formed of athletes, coaches, psychologists, mindfulness teachers and policymakers, including Norman Lamb MP, former UK health minister; Laurence Halsted, a British Olympic fencer; and Pam Boteler, the first woman to defeat men in the US canoeing championships. Their aim is to unleash the power of sport as a force for good in society.

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