CONGRATULATIONS TO Harry Johnston,our Long Distance specialist,and our 2012 Club Marathon Champion and thus the holder of the Mabel Winter Marathon Bowl,who has been selected to run for England in the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km to be held in late March.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jamie McCullagh and Lydia,and to Nick Owen and Duvassa,.who have announced their respective marriages this coming summer. And it's Doris Dean's 84th today(21st)!
CONGRATULATIONS to Rob Lowe who has been selected to be part of the GB Deaflympics team to compete in July/August in Sofia,Bulgaria. Also to Mikael Undrom who will be in action in the Special Olympics in Macau in April.
DONT MESS WITH HON GEN SECS Parts 1 and 2
Dominique Blaize duly excelled in winning the Long Jump at the GB European Champs Trials and UK Championships at EIS Sheffield on Sunday 10th with a best of 6.29,some 10 cms clear of 2nd - needing 6.65 for Gothenburg,she jumped instead for GB at the Birmingham Grand Prix(16th). Entering a competition where all her 7 opponents had better PBs,she performed very consistently to place 5th with a best leap of 6.24.
SPORTSHALL REGIONAL FINALS - VERY GOOD NEWS FROM BURGESS HILL
Surrey's Under 13 Girls team,including K&P's Amy Richardson,Rhianna Reynolds,Ellie Maxted and Sophie Dimbleby,and the U15 Boys team,with Souleyman Bah winning the Long Jump,both qualified in 1st place for the National Finals.So,our congratulations and good luck to all 5 for the Finals in Birmingham. The U15 Girls squad,with Caitlin Dimbieby,and Laura Darcey as reserve,were 3rd,and only 10 points off winning and a qualification. Go to - www.sportshall.org - for details
STOP PRESS - INDOOR FLYING
BAL sprinters at Crystal Palace and K&P HCA Luke Caldwell(Dorking MV) in Seattle,not to mention Molly Renfer in Princeton NJ(see below)
January closed with Harry Reynolds superbly winning the Middlesex Junior Boys Champs at Harrow School and thus being what we hope will be the first K&P of more to be selected for their county for the English Schools Champs to be held on March 16th in the private grounds of Catton Hall,near Walton upon TRENT in South Derbyshire,just 4 miles off the A38 near Burton upon Trent. Aaron Bruce was also well up in 16th place.
We now await corrected results from Reigate of the Surrey races - only clear selection is Phoebe Law who was 2nd in her Inters race to clinch the trip to Derbyshire with Harry,though two others look to be in contention.