KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
7th November 2021
Cross Country season is well and truly upon us and there are many many opportunities for you to get involved in the lead up to the end of the year. Please consider which races you will be committing to and let Dan Pettitt or Sarah Hanley know using the links below!
Reminder: All members are encouraged to come along and run!
SURREY LEAGUE ROUND 2
November 13th, Wimbledon Common
The second round of the Surrey League is next weekend. Captains will be sending out more details during the week but please let us know if you plan on racing using the links above.
SOUTH OF THE THAMES
November 21st, Aldershot, 2pm
Entry deadline is THIS Thursday November 11th
Please note that the location of this year’s race has changed to Aldershot (it was previously supposed to be Morden Park) and will be 5 miles in distance. Men and women race together in South of Thames championship races, and with Kent reigning champions in the both the Men’s and Women’s race from 2019 we have some titles to defend!
Due to the late change of the race, entries have only just opened and we only have a week or so to get the entries in, so please let Dan Pettitt know if you’re keen to race by Thursday 11th November
KENT COUNTY VETERANS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP
December 4th, Dartford
Entry deadline November 12th
There is a team (three to score) and an individual competition with categories 35-44 (40-44 for men), 45-54, 55-64, 65 and over
To be eligible you need to have one or more of the below
A) live in the eligible area-Kent which includes Lewisham and Greenwich OR
B) born in the area OR
C) previously competed in the Kent champs
Please let Kate Williams or Luke Armitage know if you are keen to race!
Please check your email for more details on all of the above races
Other dates for the diary
Saturday 18th December South of Thames Championship Race Beckenham Place Park
Saturday 8th January Kent County Champs Brands Hatch
Saturday 15th January Surrey Cross Country League 3 Mitcham Common
Saturday 29th January Southern Champs, location TBC
Saturday 19th February Surrey Cross Country League 4 Effingham Common
Saturday 26th February The National Championships Parliament Hill
VOTE FOR JOE APPIAH FOR AW MALE BRITISH MASTERS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
The multiple world and European masters champion made his debut this summer in the M50 category by taking the British 100m hurdles record with a stunning 13.85. He is also a fine jumper and tops the M50 2021 rankings at both long jump (6.07m) and triple jump (a windy 12.22m)
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Takes place on
Tuesday 30th November.
Venue: Blythe Hill Tavern, 319 Stanstead Rd, London SE23 1JB
Points of interest include:
1. Proposed changes to club rules. 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.
A date has been selected for our annual festive event. Saturday 18th December after the SOT senior XC at Beckenham Park.
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):
Congratulations Luke and thank you to all who contribute