Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
A Christmas Message Print
Written by David Hillyer   
Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:58
I would like to thank all those associated with the Club for all their hard efforts over the past twelve months. It has been a successful year and I hope that this will continue in 2018. Our athletes have performed excellently, but this could not happen without the backing of our Committee, Coaches and Officials, not forgetting the family members that help out and support our teams. As President I really appreciate all that you do for the Club.

Can I finish by wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and successful New Year. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during the season, but especially at our AGM in February.

Best Wishes

David Hillyer
President - KACPH
 
Club 7 XC Print
Written by Matt Hyett   
Monday, 27 November 2017 11:31

 

 

Saturday brought about the Club 7 XC Race.

 

Many thanks from Matt Hyett for running and or helping yesterday. Please find the results below.

 

 

  1. Matt Atkins (K&P)- 39.16 (open and vets trophy winner)
  2. Toby Payne (Milo)- 40.23
  3. Hamish Waring (Milo)- 41.16
  4. Alex Thomas (K&P)-41.42
  5. Matt Taylor (K&P)-41.55
  6. David Symons (THH)-42.53
  7. Philip Bray (Milo)-43.21
  8. Henry Fowler (Milo)-43.29
  9. Matt Hyett (K&P)- 43.41
  10. Richard Adamson (Milo)- 43.50
  11. John Bull- 45.24
  12. Matthew Nunn (Milo)- 45.32
  13. Joseph Chang (THH)- 47.15
  14. Celia Waring (Milo)-48.40
  15. Matthew Beeny- 49.37
  16. Sam Harvey (Milo)-49.40
  17. Rupert Bole (K&P)-50.53
  18. Augusta Carta (Milo)-52.31
  19. Andrea Stehlikova- 52.34
  20. Nicky Atkins (K&P)- 55.21
  21. Belen (Milo)- 57.22
  22. Andy Robinson- 58.07
  23. Mike Edwards (K&P)- 59.38
  24. Carla Huynh (Milo)-60.03
  25. Frances Spry (Milo)-60.04
  26. Bob McDonough (K&P)- 60.59

 

teams (5 to score)-

Milo-30

K&P-36

 

 
Surrey Ladies League Cross Country – Match 2 Report Print
Written by Liz Richardson   
Monday, 20 November 2017 15:20

In contrast to the first match, our second league match of the season took place on 11th November at Nonsuch Park (Ewell) in wet and chilly conditions. Recent rain had left the course very muddy, making the gently undulating 2-lap 6K senior course more challenging than on previous visits.

With the venue able to support a combined Division 1 and 2 race and a record-breaking attendance of 570 athletes the race start was impressive, particularly when silence fell pre-race to observe remembrance of our war heroes.  The race then began fast and furiously as rain fell and mud ensued…

K&P were delighted to welcome a new member to the team - Daniela Jantschy - who had a fine run, leading the team home in 9th place in Division 2 in a time of 24:11. Continuing her fantastic start to the senior league, Rebecca Keddie showed improved form to finish in 28th place (26:04).  Nina White also had a very good run, finishing not far behind in 26:58 for 41st place.

Nicky Atkins and Nicki Murphy had a close battle, with Nicky A finishing strongly in 85th place (29:11) and Nicki M chasing hard to complete the scoring ‘A’ team in 97th place (29:44).  Liz Richardson continued to improve in her return to fitness in 128th place (31:10) and Caroline Jeffcote, returning to shorter distances after her recent marathon debut, completed the team effort with a strong sprint to finish in 256thth place (39:50).  The team finished in 8th place on the day, a fantastic result in a very strong field of 269 Division 2 athletes, well done to all.

The Surrey County Championships will be held on Sunday 7th January 2018 at Denbies Vineyard (Dorking) and our next league match will be on 13thJanuary at Wimbledon Common. Any athlete interested in joining the team and running at either of these events should please contact Liz Richardson.

 
Mike (Mick) Potter 16.12.1937 - 28.10.2017 Print
Written by David Barrington & Tony Burgess   
Friday, 24 November 2017 09:37

Mick Potter 16.12.1937 – 28.10.2017

 

Mick Potter’s sad death on October 28th 2017 at the age of 79 brought back striking historical memories of an earlier Polytechnic Harriers age, and, indeed, of a different social era, as well. Tony Burgess (10.8/21.9*/48.4*) and Mick Potter (9.9y/21.9*/47.8*) were part and parcel of our sport at the higher levels in the 1950s/1960s and, with the kind permission of Tony, who delivered the Eulogy at Mick’s funeral in Brighton on November 14th, we reproduce excerpts here, highlighting the flavour and ethos of Athletics in those past decades. Their best performances can be seen on this site on the Club All-Time Lists via the Main Menu.

 

Reminiscences of Mick Potter

 

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Royal Borough Senior Team of the Year Print
Written by PJAW   
Friday, 17 November 2017 10:29

RBK SENIOR TEAM OF 2017

 

Congratulations are due once again to our Senior Men who competed in the British Athletics League team. Their magnificent achievement in winning the BAL Division 2 Championship and promotion to Division 1 (thus securing a place amongst the top 16 teams in the nation) has now been recognized by the Royal Borough Of Kingston upon Thames.

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