Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
BAL Division 2, Match 4, Lee Valley 20th August Print
Written by Mark Hall   
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 08:20

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 4

Lee Valley, 20th August 2017

The Kingston and Polytechnic BAL Bandwagon rolled onto Lee Valley where they faced a realistic opportunity to achieve a first ever promotion to Division 1 (since the merger in 1985), and a place in the top sixteen men’s athletic teams in Great Britain.

Team Manager Chris Hall skilfully selected a squad that covered all bases and would subsequently be tested in their ability to get a top four placing, but he was also confident that this was a team that was not just about individuals, and was robust in its selection.


The team responded with an excellent all-round performance to win the event by a fine margin of around 27 match points (final results yet to be published), securing the Division 2 title by a margin of 6 league points and a full 8 league points clear of third position.

Huzzah! Print
Written by The Trophy Fairy   
Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:10



Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers’ Men’s Team

British Athletics League Division 2 Champions 2017

Promotion to BAL Division 1 (top 16 in the country)

Well done to Chris Hall, everybody in the team, the

supporters and K&P officials!



Ebbisham Final Report - 9th July Print
Written by Gordon Lester   
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 16:50

Final EBBISHAM Match Sunday 9th July at Woodcote

The weather was kind, the meeting was organised well by South London H, Kingston’s athletic team was the strongest on the day (again) winning and totally dominating the match by 27 points with 185 (our highest league point score ever) from Herne Hill 158, South London 135, Croydon 70, Guildford 87 and Epsom and Ewell 49. Despite our fabulous win in match 2 and 3, Herne Hill are the Ebbisham League Champions by ONE point with Kingston close 2nd.


BAL Division 2, Match 3, Bedford 15th July Print
Written by Chris Hall   
Thursday, 27 July 2017 09:34

British Athletics League Division 2, Match 3

Bedford, 15th July 2017

Match 3 of the British Athletics League season took Kingston and Poly’s Senior Men’s Team to Bedford for the inaugural ‘Big Saturday’, a topsy-turvy event with a radically changed timetable to accommodate the fact that all 5 divisions were competing at the same time in the same location.


What transpired was a very difficult match, with confusion from even the organisers about what the arrangements actually were, with equipment breaking and scorecards going missing, and with a timetable that overran by over 2 hours by the end of the match (I left at 8pm and some events were still going). The weather didn’t help, as it started off with a sustained downpour that darkened everyone’s mood, but ultimately we got through the day in much better shape than we had feared.

Phil Tomkins 1935-2017 Print
Written by David Barrington   
Sunday, 16 July 2017 23:34


Phil Tomkins 1935 - 2017



The Club is very sad to have learnt of the passing of Phil Tomkins, a former UK Chief Starter, and a prolific highly skilled and supportive mentor and lecturer in the arts of Starting in the UK and abroad. Phil, who died in Newmarket at the age of 82 on July 9th, had been suffering from dementia for some years and had been in a nursing home for the last 2 and a-half years.


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