KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
31 October 2021
WOMEN OF KENT RULE
Here’s Teresa Murphy, first woman home (1:26.06) in last Saturday’s Kingston Half Marathon
Queen of the south! Teresa admits that the whole throne thing is ‘a bit cheesy’ but let’s just focus on the Champagne.
Here’s Sarah Hanley, number 1 woman in the Stroud Half Marathon (1:26.15). Sadly she was not ushered to a golden throne (we’re talking the People’s Republic of Stroud here) but we hear her mother has created a whole show reel, which will make for good viewing at our Christmas party (details to come).
A blast from the not-too-distant past here: We’ve recently learned that Caoimhe Nic Fhogartaigh (pictured on the right of our first-claim marathon star Georgina Wiley) came third overall in her age group (40-44) at the London Marathon on 3 October. Caoimhe is a second-claimer for Kent AC, but any woman who runs 2:48:25 we happily claim as our own.
News just in from this weekend: Sally Urqhuart and Tina ran a half-marathon on Wimbledon Common through torrential rain, negotiating floods, mud and hills. Sally ran a very respectable 1:44:05.
James Steatham completed Coventry Half in similar conditions, all the more impressive, given a seriously challenging long-term knee condition.
All male members are asked to fill in their availability for the upcoming championship races using this link. Sarah will be in touch via the Kent AC Female email list with further details about these races in the next few weeks but please add the below dates to your diaries!
A reminder of the upcoming XC fixtures:
Saturday 13th November Surrey Cross Country League 2 Wimbledon Common
Sunday 21st November South of Thames Team Race Morden Park
Saturday 18th December South of Thames Championship Race Beckenham Place Park
Saturday 8 January Kent County Champs Brands Hatch
Saturday 15th January Surrey Cross Country League 3 Mitcham Common
Saturday 29 January Southern Champs, location TBC
Saturday 19th February Surrey Cross Country League 4 Effingham Common
Saturday 26 February The National Championships Parliament Hill Our lookback at some of Kent’s most successful talents in light of Black History Month continues this week with Jeffrey Lawal-Balogun.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BEING A JUNIOR’S COACH?
We currently have 78 junior members with another intake early next month. To coach run, jump and throw activities we need a large team of volunteers.
The club will fund the cost of qualifications but we need regular commitment to coaching. Our coaches are friendly and encouraging so you will have lots of support.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Takes place on
Tuesday 30th November.
Venue: Blythe Hill Tavern, 319 Stanstead Rd, London SE23 1JB
Dan Ansell writes:
I’ll send out an agenda a couple of weeks before the meeting but there are two major points of interest I’d like to bring to your attention.
1. Proposed changes to club rules.
I will elaborate more fully in a later communication but the Committee feels to continue to move forward the following Committee posts need to be created
– Juniors Secretary
– Track Administration Officer
and the following post removed
– Junior Athletes Representative
Committee posts are described in the Club Rules, hence the requirement for the rule change.
2. Election of Officers.
This is a regular item on the agenda of the AGM. Posts are open for nomination although generally most post holders are expected to continue. That said, we are particularly interested to hear from any members who may wish to be considered for the following posts:
– Membership Secretary (potentially as a job-share)
– Coaching Secretary
– Welfare Officer (woman; job-share/maternity cover)
– Club Championships Organiser(s)
– Officials Secretary
If you have any motions to submit regarding the proposed club rule changes, and/or would like to be considered for any of the posts listed above, or would like more details, please let me know by no later than Friday 12th November.
It’s November. It’s suddenly gone dark. We need to talk fairy lights and good cheer. A date has been selected for our annual festive beano.
Saturday 18th December after the SOT senior XC at Beckenham Park.
Watch this space for more information, and thanks to Katie Rowland for setting the sleigh bells in motion.
Tuesday 17:45 – 20:45
Thursday 18:30 – 20:30
Sunday 09:00 – 11:30
Please note that individuals are permitted to do their own sessions during club opening times, but coached group sessions continue to take priority.
November track pass 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 November £5 junior monthly track pass in advance here. When purchasing the track pass can parents/guardians please enter the athlete’s name when completing the transaction.
Registering for a session
Group spreadsheets to register for sessions (links for payment this month and FAQs also here):