Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
SAL Match 3 - Wimbledon Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:50

Following on from two successful wins at Twickenham and Lewes, we travelled to Wimbledon on a hot and humid day, with exceptionally strong teams for both Men and Women, filling all but a small number of events over the day.

Team managers were both a bag of nerves with everything crossed for a third win against relatively tough teams. Everyone pulled out all the stops, with many officials travelling from morning commitments to help us out, athletes keen to help fill events they would not normally and those all important spectators who cheered everyone on and kept spirits up throughout the day!

It was a PB filled day with Caitlin Dimbleby Vaulting 3.10m and Will Trimble throwing a Javelin for the first time in years with a massive 60.10m. There was numerous other excellent performances, and a great team atmosphere with athletes cheering each other on leading to a third win of the season. COME ON KINGSTON!

As always we end with a plea to all athletes and officials alike to help this winning streak continue at our HOME FIXTURE on the 4th July. Home meetings are always a stretch on volunteers at the club, if anyone can help out even if just for a few hours many hands make light work. "


Veterans League Match 3- Men's Print
Written by Mike May   
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:50

A depleted team with only one 5000m runner (out of a possible four), no walkers and no triple jumpers, made the trip to Walton on Thames, but some good scoring by those who did turn out meant we managed to come 4th and are still third overall after 3 matches. A reasonable turnout at Croydon on 13th July will hopefully maintain that position. Any volunteers for the 2000m walk gratefully accepted.

Our top scorer was Mark Roberts with a win in the Discus and 2nd places at High Jump and Javelin plus a share in our 4 x 200 relay win (along with Adam Bellis, Pat Logan and Ollie Oladele). Our best track event was the 200m where we had wins from
Adam (m35), Pat (m50, coming back from injury and making his season's debut in the league) and Chuck Isetts.

Other notable scores came from David Barrington, 2nd in the M70 800m and new M70 Geoff Reed whose first m70 event turned out to be the Javelin where he came 3rd, although he also ran the m60 5000m (another 3rd place).

Thanks to Humphrey and Peter Waddington for covering our High Jump officiating and ensuring our athletes could concentrate on their events.

Our team also included Nick Woodhead, Ed Paxton, and Mike Edwards (hope the twisted ankle heals quickly) on the track and Renzo di Libero (3rd in M50 discus), and Mike May in the field.

Events at Croydon on 13 July are 100,400 and 1500 , 4 x 100 relay and 2000m walk on the track and Javelin, Shot, High Jump and Long Jump in the field.


KACPH Club Treasurer REQUIRED!! Print
Written by Dominique   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 14:33

KACPH are looking for a new Club Treasurer

A great opportunity for a Club Member to take on the role

As some of you may be aware Rachel Brookes has been our Club Treasurer for approximately 10 years and has decided that now is time for her to step down from the role and give someone else the opportunity to keep the clubs books balanced.

This is a perfect role for any accountants out there wanting to volunteer their services.  Or alternatively if you are good with maths and numbers and want to help the Club keep making strives to be in a strong financial position to help our members compete at the highest level.

You will work closely with our Honorary Auditor Howard as well as the rest of committee. 

Please contact Dominique at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on the role.  We need to find someone who is willing to offer their services as soon as possible, so please do not be shy about putting yourself forward.


Men's Veteran League Match 2 report Print
Written by Mike May   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 14:33

On a balmy summer evening, subject to any corrections to the results, we came third again. We had good results in the throws with Gareth Cook winning the m40 hammer and m35 shot and Renzo di Libero taking the m50 shot, while David Barrington managed to cover both m70 hammer and m60 shot at the same time as expertly leading our team of field judges in two hammer competitions. Thanks to everyone who helped him including Rupert Bole and Richard Weston.

We had good results in the sprints with wins for the 4 x 400 team ( Mark Roberts (also 2nd in Pole Vault), Ollie Oladele, Draco Mkpa and Adam Bellis), who set a new club masters record) and m70 Chuck Isetts in the 200m. Draco got a 2nd in the m35, and Mike May got a season's best coming 3rd in the m50, improving by 0.8s.

The meeting saw the return of Graham Huntley who did much to repair the gaping hole in our m60 ranks by doubling up over 800 and 3000m (where are the m40s from our 1990s team?). Matt Hyett made his masters debut in the m35 3000m and we also had support from Ed Paxton, Mike Edwards, David Greenfield, and not least Frank Schubert (2nd in m50 triple jump and also did hammer).

The Magnificent 7 deliver for K&P - YDL Upper age group Print
Written by Cathy Arnfield   
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 14:31


The deadly combination a trip to Poole and public exam left K&P with only 7 athletes for the second round match on 16th May. However the seven we had were truly magnificent and gathered an average of 24 points each. With parents pitching in to make sure K&P garnered the full 35 points for providing officials, the team ended the day in fifth position - a very good result in the circumstances. Although we have slipped down the league from second to fourth, we remain very much in touch with the teams in third and second. We hope that the end of exams and the fact that next match is at Kingsmeadow on 28th June will mean we can get a bigger team out and place better.


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