KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
23 JANUARY 2022
FEEL THE RHYTHM
Matthew joined the club as a talented junior athlete and still holds the U17 and U20 club records over the 60m, having also competed for the club in SAL and BAL events numerous times over the years.
The current Jamaican quartet took the final spot in the 28-sled field for China, with Lance Corporal Shanwayne Stephens expected to pilot the sled alongside Rolando Reid, Ashley Watson and Matthew Wekpe – who have been push athletes in all of his four-man races this season.
The club wishes all the best to Matthew and rest of his team for the upcoming Winter Olympics!
LAST CALL FOR NATIONALS
A reminder that to enter XC races please contact:
Sarah Hanley () – Senior Women, please update spreadsheet.
Dan Pettitt () – Senior Men
John Barron () – Juniors
Entries are covered by the club, but do cost £10 per runner so whilst we encourage participation, please only enter if you intend to run. Additionally, in order to run you must be England Athletics (EA) affiliated, so please make sure your membership is up to date.
Senior women can update availability on a spreadsheet here. Please keep up to date. No need to contact Sarah directly if you can’t make it. The spreadsheet will be taken as final availability.
WIN YOURSELF A TRACK PASS!
To be added to the rota simply email Jacqueline/Simon at ( / ).
We only need each track attendee to volunteer a couple of times a year to spread the responsibility fairly! Many hands make light work!
T&Cs for the track pass draw:
All volunteers for the current month will be added into the hat for a draw each month.
The winner will win a free pass for the next calendar month.
Names will be automatically drawn from https://namepicker.net/ (or similar alternative)
The winner can either chose to:
use their free pass within a calendar year
allow their free pass to roll down to another volunteer
annual pass holders can nominate another club member if they cannot make use of the pass themselves
No refunds/discounts will be provided in place of the free monthly pass.
Volunteers will only be eligible to win a pass once every three months.
RESULTS ROUND UP
There was also cross country action on Wimbledon Common with the Vets AC Cross Country Championships, where there was Kent AC silverware again with John Barron as 1st M65 and Julian Spencer-Wood as 1st M70.
At the Canterbury 10 this morning there was a host of Kent AC folk, with Teresa Murphy, Eliza Grant, Victoria Buck and Ali Farrall placing well for the women with Stephen Scobie and Wayne Flanagan having good runs for the men.
Finally at the Farnborough Half Marathon there was a glut of impressive times, including a few of our own with Kevin Egan running a fab 73:10, Che Compton ever-reliable 75:30 and David Venn running a big PB of 80:57.
SMILES ALL ROUND
January Parkrun & coffee
It was lovely to see a great turnout on a chilly morning for the first Kent AC parkrun and coffee yesterday at Hilly Fields. Jonathan Tipper ran an impressive 17:06 to finish 2nd. Katie Rowland finished in 18:52 for the first woman home and 5th overall.
Keep a look out in the newsletter for details of next month’s event.
Social media snaps please!
A reminder that we are always keen to see what running you’ve been up to for our Kent AC Instagram feed. Please send across any photos you take via email.
ON THE TRACK
Please make sure you buy your monthly track pass here.
Purchasing an annual pass gives you 12 months for the price of 11 months.
The usual track times are:
Tuesday 17:15 – 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.
** Please note the track will be closed on Sunday 30th January due to competition at Lee Valley **
Please purchase your January £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
Group spreadsheets to register for sessions (links for payment this month and FAQs also here):