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KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
30 May 2021
JUNE TRACK PASS
Please remember to buy your new track pass.
Please note: From 1st June the club is introducing a £5 monthly track pass for juniors. This track pass will be required from 8th June.
How to sign up?
2) Purchase your monthly track pass in advance of the session here
3) Sign up to the appropriate group and session using the links below, for more information about training groups see here
4) Upon arrival before your session, please show your Kent AC membership app, or a print out, at the gate.
5) As you may have gathered, we can’t just rock up and run these days, so everyone should all take their turn to check track passes, wield the hand sanitiser, etc. Thank you to all who have volunteered so far.
Please contact Heather if you are yet to volunteer with a date that would suit you.
Group spreadsheets to register for sessions (links for payment this month and FAQs also here):
Juniors: No sign up required this week only.
Please arrive at the track @5:45pm on Tuesday.
A track pass and new sign up arrangement will be required from 8th June. More details in next weeks newsletter
Any questions please contact us.
A polite reminder about track etiquette:
Groups A, B & C
1. Athletes must go to their designated starting areas with their bags and bicycles.
2. Coaches should nominate their captains beforehand together with those running in their group.
3. Groups no greater than 12.
4. All to leave track straight onto the infield (not outer lanes) after each rep.
5. All groups to walk/jog on the infield – on the grass. Must not use the outer lanes.
6. Groups to stay apart.
7. Captains make sure their athletes regroup before the next rep and set off together.
8. Once overtaken, athletes to move into lane 1 immediately. Single file.
9. Athletes must leave the arena immediately after the session and cool down outside.
10. Note, lanes 1 – 3 available.
1. As above except use lanes 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
2. Lane 6 & 7 on the back straight for equipment, hurdles, etc, if needed.
Tim Copley – 16:39
Teresa Murphy – 19:07
Dee O’Brien – 19:10
Victoria Buck – 19:25
Isabel Bradley – 19:36
Parris Williams – 20:27
Andrea Barber – 20:56
Jo Wint – 21:32
Zuzana Nemeckova – 22:09
Anna Delis – 23:31
Abby Clyndes – 26:57
Jon Tipper – 33:30
Alex Newton – 35:21
Stuart Beaney – 35:58
Georgina Wiley – 38:23
Richard Giles – 36:35
Iago Martinez – 39:00
Marie Helly – 1:00:18
Sarah Maris-Shaw – 1:03:44
Joe Hartley – 15:23
Sean Fitzpatrick – 15:27
George Russell – 15:58
Sam Evans – 15:59
London Schools Combined Events Championships, Lee Valley – 26th May
Theo Gaymes 1057
1500m 4:52.6, 100mH 22.63, LJ 4.12, DT1.5K 11.68, JT NM
RunThrough Chase The Sun 10k, Brixton – 26th May
Joe Daniel – 45:12
Nicky Hayes – 49:07
Heather Castle – 52:04
Blackheath & Bromley London Sprints, 24th May
Stanley Forman Wilshaw – 38.89
Please let us know if you have an upcoming race so we can include your results, or if we have missed your results.
Kent AC Summer Racing Calendar
Another reminder to plan your summer of racing here! Everyone in the club can add races they come across to the list and we encourage you to do so.
You can find the doc here
THE SOUTH ATHLETICS LEAGUE (SAL) IS BACK!
For those of you not familiar with the SAL, this is a track and field league which ordinarily runs on 6 weekends throughout the spring/summer. There was no 2020 season due to Covid-19. This year they are holding four fixtures, subject to government guidelines on training and competition remaining unchanged.
For 2021 it has changed it to a local league, which has the upside of limited travelling. There will be no promotion or demotion in 2021. The other clubs in our league are:
The SAL fixtures are open to all first claim members for Kent AC aged over 15 on 31 Aug 2020. Second claimers can also compete as long as their first club isn’t in the same league. Only athletes affiliated to England Athletics (or other home countries) will be able to compete. There is no minimum standard and everyone is welcome. If you are one of our two quickest entrants at the event you will be scoring for the club, otherwise you will run/throw/jump as a non-scorer.
The dates and locations of the 2021 fixtures are as follows. All fixtures take place from late morning through to late afternoon:
Putting on these events requires several volunteers from each participating club. If anyone is interesting in helping out please let Ian Ellwood know, it would be great to see some new faces this year. No experience is necessary, there will be experienced officials there to show you what to do, but qualified officials are particularly welcome as it helps with point scoring!
SAVE THE DATES
Club Champs are back on for 2021. Provisional dates and events:
Thursday 1st July – Sprints, 3000m
Thursday 15th July – Sprints, 800m
Thursday 29th July – 1500s
Thursday 19th August – 5000m
Please put the dates in your calendar. More details will follow soon.
LONDON MARATHON DRAW WINNERS
The draw for the two places in this year’s Virgin London Marathon took place on Tuesday 25 May.
Congratulations to the two winners: Jo Mott and Adrian Young. Good luck with your training over the summer!
SUNDAY SPRINT SESSIONS
Sprints coach Juno Field has hired Ladywell track on Sundays at 9.30 – 11.00 for sprint specific sessions. He is opening up the opportunity for any members of the club who would like to join. For more details, including what the sessions will entail and costs please contact Juno directly.
Please note: This is currently not part of the club track pass, although this may change in the future.
TASTER DAY ROUND-UP WITH IAN
The junior taster day took place last weekend and we were delighted to hear it was a great success.
We caught up with hurdling-hero and men’s SAL captain, Ian Ellwood, who did a fantastic job of helping organise the day.
What was your involvement in organising the taster day?
I helped to co-ordinate and recruit the volunteers as well as contributing ideas to how we would deliver the day.
Was the day a success?
It was great to see so many people at the gate waiting to come in. We even had people who hadn’t registered turn up so there is clearly a huge demand.
The day was great and a very enjoyable experience.
Which events did the juniors appear to enjoy most?
It was a real mix and all events had got a good response. Seeing the different groups run around the 400m really built some atmosphere up and there was lots of cheering and support.
I was impressed by how some of the more technical aspects were delivered. It was great watching people improve as they developed their technique on both the high jump and the javelin.
What’s next for junior athletics in the club?
In June we hope to welcome lots of new juniors to the club. Some had already joined in advance of the taster day which was great to see.
How can our members support the junior recruitment?
With new members we will need more volunteers. If anybody is interested I helping out on a Tuesday night please get in touch. We particularly need people with any experience in field events.
Thanks to Ian for answering our questions. Contact us if you would like to feature in a Q&A. We’d love to hear about what races you’ve been doing or what you’re training for next!
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