Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Rosenheim League R4 Eton June 23rd 2004 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Thursday, 24 June 2004 10:54

On a rainy & windswept day,which had caused the cancellation of the Kingston Schools Meet,there were good turnouts and good results from the evening match at the Thames Valley Centre.With 3 English Schools reps in action,the women obliterated their opponents,who were few in actual fact,for a handsome win and an overall lead - Rachel Burbridge's first-ever Steeplechase over 2000m(8.01.0) was a highlight - this will be the inaugural club record until the 3000 event is fully established.On the men's side,Humphrey Waddington's six-event 2p.b. stint set the stage,with Craig Price(400),Draco Mkpa(200),James Heptonstall(LJ) & Mike Maranzano(2kSt)-all from the BAL squad- scoring maximum points. Scores- Men - R&T 61,K&P 56,BA 48 etc & overall it is R&T 22.5/K&P 18.5/BA 13.5/BoE 11.5/Walton 10/E&E 7 and the Women - K&P 53 with the rest each in single figures & overall - K&P19/E&E 13/Walton 12/BA 8 & R&T 2.   

Southern Veterans League SW London Div R3 Kingston June 21st Print
Written by David Barrington   
Tuesday, 22 June 2004 15:35
On a night of counter-attractions,there was,nevertheless,a reasonable turnout all round,though officials were again thin on the ground - one doubts it in some quarters,but one trusts the competitors actually appreciate what they get for free from all voluntary helpers! Mike's Men were augmented for the first time this summer by Allan Leiper(AFD 1st-claimer) who took the M40 Shot(12.09) and by Phil Naldrett & David Greenfield at 5000.  Our top M60 of the moment Chuck Isetts continued in his fine vein of form with a narrow 100M50 win and put forward a strong case for a slot in the British M60 4 x 400 at the forthcoming Europeans Champs in Aarhus by taking the M50 400 in 64.9. Also over 400,Cashel Riordan 62.6 ran one of his best recent races and was in touch with the more than useful Graham Pope & Terry Bissett.At PV,Maurice cleared 2.60 to rank behind only our 2 BAL performers in the K&P lists.On the distaff side,Nicki Murphy,surely someone who would have been a class senior had she competed then,took the 400 in 66.5,Gunhild Vogel(PV 1.90),Rachel Disley(4.57.5 1500) & Camilla Thrush(JT 26.64) all set Club Vets records,with the former also winning the Triple Jump(8.74).Both teams improved,the men to a narrow 3rd which leaves them 3rd overall with one match to go and the women took 2nd and are also 3rd overall. Men-E&E 150,Croydon 126,K&P 122 etc and overall E&E 24,Croydon 20,K&P 17,Crawley 14 etc- Women-E&E 124,K&P 81,Croydon 78 etc and overall E&E 24,Croydon 20,K&P 18,DMV 16 etc
Club Records Spree Print
Written by David Barrington   
Saturday, 19 June 2004 19:55

The annual assault on the Club records continues apace with some 30 already set since March,a figure well en route to matching the 80plus registered in 2003. The Womens Veterans marks were always going to be a prime target with Camilla Thrush turning 35 and she has obliterated all the throws several times(currently 35.77 HT/32.53 DT/10.10 SP/24.69 JT).

(2004)Memories of Surrey AC & Polytechnic H internationals of the 1920s Print
Written by A Ballard Peck   
Sunday, 20 June 2004 11:49

This article,concentrating particularly on the careers of William Hill & Fred Mawby,is reproduced by kind permission of the author,renowned athletics historian A Ballard Peck,and of the equally-renowned Bob Phillips,editor of Track Stats,the esteemed publication of the National Union of Track Statisticians.The article also highlights the rivalry between the athletes of Surrey AC and Polytechnic Harriers,the forerunners of your present club.Subsequently discovered information on the later life of WA Hill is available from David Barrington via contact on this website.

Lily B League Walton June 19th Print
Written by David Barrington   
Saturday, 19 June 2004 19:39
Whilst the 'come-as-you-please' approach we have adopted with this League suits the wealth of competition available,the turnout at Walton would have given the impression that the approach was 'please don't come',so poor was the response. Those few there enjoyed themselves but we were never 'at the races' teamwise.In the U13G,Phoebe Haynes showed promise;at U15 we had an almost full squad with Rose Ridewood winning the HJ at 1.33,Amy Simmons the DT with 22.27 & Mary Iheke sharing the honours at 75 Hurdles(13.4).Dani Ayres alone held the fort at U17 whilst it was good to see Amy Jablonska & Bethany Wilkins making the first appearances of the season. Scores in M2 were:Sutton 308,Bracknell 272.5,K&P 178.5,E&E 141,F&C 74. Next match-Sutton July 10.

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