Club Champs postponed
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KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
27 June 2021
The Club Championships due to be held in July have been cancelled because of a lack of qualified officials to satisfy the race license from UKA. Events due to be held in July included the 100m, 800m and 1500m on Thursday 1st, and 200m, 400m and 3000m on Thursday 15th. Training will be as normal on these evenings.
SAL Fixture 2 on 11 July in Eltham
Well done to everyone who competed in this season’s first fixture of the Southern Athletics League (SAL). Kent AC scored 167.9 points in total which puts us 69th in the league (out of 87). The good news is that only our best single fixture counts towards our final score. So we have three more attempts to improve this. Also many thanks to those who volunteered at this event. Anyone who is interested in volunteering for this fixture, please do get in touch with Ian Ellwood or Vic Buck.
The points scoring system is a little different this year. We now get points for performance rather than finishing position. We can really improve this by filling out events better. It would be really to good to see us field men’s and women’s relays teams in both the 4x100m and the 4x400m.
The next fixture takes place on the 11 July at Sutcliffe Park, Eltham. It will follow a similar timetable to the previous event but this time will have a 3000m for men and 5000m for women. The steeplechase will be 3000m for men and 1500m for women.Please add yourself to the spreadsheet if would like to compete.
National School Year Cross Country 2021
Huge congratulations to Elena Oliphant who won the Year 7 Girls race at the National Open School Year Cross Country. She completed the 2.5km course in Market Harborough in 8m 21s, taking the victory by 10 seconds. Learn more about this fantastic result here.
North Downs Run – 30km
Phil Sanders 1h 59m – 2nd in V45 and 5th overall
Peter Lighting 2h 2m – 10th overall
Tim Sharp 2h 25m
Vic Buck 2h 29m
Teresa Murphy 2h 30m
Adrian Dracup 2h 33m
Ali Farrall 2h 39m
Sarah Young 3h 4m
Zuzana Nemeckova 3h 17m
Karen Samuel 3h 53m
JUNIOR GROUP UPDATES
We are pleased to announce that a weekly coaching session for sprinting starts on Thursday 1 July from 18:30-19:30 at the Ladywell Arena. Hassan Davis, a very experienced Kent coach, will be leading the session with support that evening from Ian Ellwood. To help us gauge interest please register here.
England vs Germany – Tuesday 29th (Junior Training Cancelled)
Many of our coaches and volunteers want to watch the match next Tuesday evening starting at 5pm. I’m sure a number of our junior members and their parents/guardians will also want to do the same. We have therefore decided to cancel this Tuesday’s session.
When purchasing the July track pass can parents/guardians please enter the athletes name when completing the transaction. Thanks.
See you all on Tuesday 6th July.
A polite reminder to remember to buy your track pass before you attend one of the track sessions.
We are always looking for more gate volunteers to share the load. Shifts are now 5:35pm – 6:50pm and 6:30 – 7:45pm. Please contact Heather if you’re free to volunteer and to find out which slots are available.
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