KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
12th September 2021
HOT AND SUNNY LAST SAL OF THE YEAR
Notable performances include:
-Alexa Parker with a well deserved PB in the 1500m with 4.37
-It was great to see Amelia Pettitt running well again with 18.32 in the 5000m. Sarah Hanley who is also returning from injury ran fantastically to get 19.14
-Daniel Acheampong has been a regular all year and got a well deserved PB of 11.65 in the 100m
-Joe Appiah was close to adding to his record collection in the long jump with a huge 6.02 (1cm away from the M50 British record!). He also showed his class by jumping 1.65 in the high jump (special mention too to James Bowler for a SB clearing 1.55m) and 12.09 in the triple jump
As it was the last match of the season, thanks to everyone who has turned up all year. It’s been a pleasure and I am already looking forward to next year’s fixtures.
RELAY AND CROSS COUNTRY SEASON
As well as the above we can start looking forward to the return of both the road relays and the cross country season, which were lost last season due to COVID-19. Please make a note of the following dates with more details to come in future newsletters:
Sunday 26th September Southern 6 Stage Road Relays Crystal Palace
Saturday 9th October National 6 Stage Road Relays Sutton Coldfield
Saturday 16th October Surrey Cross Country League 1 Richmond Park
Saturday 13th November Surrey Cross Country League 2 Wimbledon Common
Saturday 15th January Surrey Cross Country League 3 Mitcham Common
Saturday 19th February Surrey Cross Country League 4 Effingham Common
For more information on the upcoming winter fixture season please see email sent today from Dan Pettitt or click here
JUNIOR NEWS (INCLUDING THROWS COACHING OPPORTUNITY)
A throws coaching programme funded by England Athletics starting 23rd September @ Ladywell Arena led by Rob Thickpenny an experienced strength and conditioning expert. He has coached and supported athletes who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and has competed as a pole-vaulter to a high standard.
There are 3 inter-connected sessions:
· Thursday 23rd September – Session 1: 18:00 – 19:30
· Thursday 30th September – Session 2: 18:00 – 19:30
· Thursday 14th October – Session 3: 18:00 – 19:30
15 places are available for junior members. Please register your interest here.
To make life easier for parents/guardians we have a 2021 track pass option. One single payment for the remainder of the year is now available.
Please purchase your Ladywell 2021 or 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.
Junior Weekly News
Please click the link here, to read this week’s update
Registering for a session
Group spreadsheets to register for sessions (links for payment this month and FAQs also here):
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 if you’re free to volunteer and to find out which slots are available.