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KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
29 August 2021
A WELSHMAN’S ROUND
AND ANOTHER QUICK HALF
Just let that sink in….
More excitingly, Kent AC chaps Joe Hartley and Nathan Wilkins ran 73.43 and 72.59 respectively. Chris Quaid ran 80.33 and Rob Laing 74.12. Joanthan Tipper, hampered by injury, ran 76.24. Congratulations, all.
RELAY RELAY FUN
This is a great opportunity to reintroduce, or introduce, yourself to XC before the upcoming season begins.
Teams are made up of four runners, on a 4km course which has been described as a “fast and furious undulating cross-country course”. Please see here for more information.
There will also be a junior team entered. Please see the junior team section for more details.
Southern Road Relays at Crystal Palace on Sunday 26th September.
This event is followed by the unrivalled National Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham on Saturday 9th October.
This is a top club event with competitions across age groups and genders, so please get involved if you’re free.
For men please contact James Bowler
For women please contact Katie Rowland September and national road relays 9th October.
LADYWELL 10000K CANCELLED
Every competitor has been refunded.
Southern Athletics League – our Norman Conquest?
Please fill out the spreadsheet if you can compete. https://kentac.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f0db47699642af1107dbe9f0c&id=a70e5ffcc3&e=eb03ac3d32. We need officials for both track and field events. In the field were doing the high jump and javelin; track as allocated. Experience or qualification are not necessary. The day gets underway at 11.30 and it’s fine if you can only come for part of it. The more the merrier as it means people can have a break. We’ve a small squad who have helped this and previous years and it would be great if this could be expanded. It’s also fun, and you get a free lunch and can legitimately wear a white polo shirt.
CROSS COUNTRY SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING
As well as the Will Bolton relays on 18 September, we are promised a full programme of cross country running for the winter. A list is being prepared for your diaries as you read this, but please contact Sarah Hanley or Dan Pettit if you can’t wait to find out how much cross country running improves your spring marathon fitness.
It looks like both men & womens Surrey league fixtures will be at the same venue, which is good news!
Please see a detailed report from John Barron about Junior events here
Young runners can find out how to sign up for Club training night on Tuesday 31 August, plus Endurance and cross country training on Thursday 2 September at 6.30pm.
Adrian Musson wil also be leading a parents’ fitness class on Tuesday 7 September at 5.45pm. To sign up for any/all of these, please see the links within the document.
John also writes glowingly about the achievements of young Elena, who
‘ran brilliantly (last) weekend at the South of England champs. She ran 2:17.6 in the final but was edged into silver by 0.2 seconds. It was a fantastic race – the fastest under 13 girls 800 meters ever in the U.K. The girl in 4th place ran 2:20 which would ordinarily win gold in every North of England or South of England championship.
Hass and I were really proud of Elena. That time makes her the all-time fastest in London and number 3 in the U.K. this year. It is a testimony to Hassan’s training and emphasis on S&C.’
HOW’S YOUR DECEMBER LOOKING?
Here’s an early date for the diary and a call for volunteers:
The South of Thames Senior CC will be hosted by us in Beckenham Place Park on Sat 18th December.
We just need bodies who are not running it to stand around and stick their arm out to point runners in the correct direction. It does not need any experience at all. We will require volunteers to be at the Park at 1:15 pm for a quick brief and to allocate where on the course they will stand. The race is due to start at 2pm and will be finished at 3pm.
WE NEED OFFICIALS!
The club needs more officials! The great news is that you can start the journey from home by entering an EA Level 1 course below!
Track: Thursday 16/9 evening
Starter: Saturday 18/9 day
Field in two parts: Monday 20/9 & Tue 21/9 evening
Field: Wednesday 29/9 day
Starter: Monday 11/10 evening
Field in two parts Wednesday 13/10 and Thursday 14/10 eve
Great to see Max Harbord set a new 100m PB of 11.07 at Lee Valley during the week.
Max has been great at turning out in the SAL fixtures so far this year, so it’s great to see hard work rewarded.
TRACK PASS LINKS
To make life easier for parents/guardians we are adding a 2021 track pass option. One single payment for the remainder of the year is now available.
Please purchase your Ladywell 2021 or August/|September £5 junior monthly track pass in advance here. When purchasing the track pass can parents/guardians please enter the athletes name when completing the transaction.
Registering for a session
We are always looking for more gate volunteers to share the load. Shifts are now 5:35-6:50pm and 6:30-7:45pm. Please contact Heather or Jacqueline if you’re free to volunteer and to find out which slots are available.
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