KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
19 June 2022
These events aren’t possible without officials so read on to find out how you can help…
Your club needs you!
There are four remaining league fixtures, and possibly some club track championships in the pipeline.
We badly need officials for these, especially the two remaining SAL matches. Without officials there will be no matches and all the great success Ian and Vic and their fine team have created will be squandered.
You don’t need a qualification, duties aren’t onerous and in fact are good fun. You also get travel covered & a free lunch!
The fixtures are:
25-Jun: KYAL Erith
16-Jul: SAL Tooting
6-Aug: KYAL Tonbridge
13-Aug: SAL Tooting
We also need people to do courses in field, starter, track judge and timekeeping and the club will pay for these and your EA subs.
Contact Len to volunteer or for more information.
Just 2 months to go until this year’s Ladywell 10000 on Sunday 21st August 2022
Entries are now open to the public. Please spread the word about the event to your running friends and communities.
The event is a fantastic opportunity to run 25 glorious laps and set a new 10000m PB in the calm and tranquil environment of Ladywell Arena in late summer.
It’s a great day of racing and a lot of fun.
The event is open to everyone who can run under 55mins for 10km. Races will be seeded to ensure athletes run in races suited to their ability.
THE BIG HALF BALLOT – REGISTER AND PAY NOW
Names and e-mail have been added to the registration console for those with club places to the Big Half and the link should be with those members now.
If you have a club entry, please check your junk e-mail contact Ted if you have not received this as yet.
Please follow the instructions to secure your place and pay your entry fee now.
As mentioned in the original post, members with places will have a limited period to complete the process. Please complete this process before the deadline otherwise your place will be handed to someone on the waiting list.
Please note that the deadline is midnight Tuesday 21st June 2022.
If you miss it, you will miss out and you will be too late.
KENT SUCCESS IN DULWICH RELAYS
Laps of Dulwich Park are familiar territory for many in the club, which no doubt helped the club take the wins in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed competitions, so thanks to Jake for organising.
1st – Kent Men A (14:48) – Will Pitt (5:08), Rob Sesemann (4:37)*, Adrian Lowther (5:01)
1st – Kent Women A (17:03) – Sarah Hanley (5:29), Clare Elms (5:45), Katie Rowland (5:49)
1st – Kent Mixed A (15:37) – Richard Giles (5:05), Bryony Proctor (5:32), Calum Fraser (4:59)
*fastest men’s individual leg
WELSH CASTLES LOWDOWN
Read about the adventures of the club’s successful first appearance in the Welsh Castles Relay, a 20-stage mutli-day race covering 200+ miles of beautiful Wales here
Thanks to Jon Tipper & Dan Pettitt for covering the event!
We had a few racing including a few PBs in challenging conditions:
Cameron Dockerill 32:23, Chris Greenwood 32:32, Kieran Page 37:00, Lara Bromilow 37:07, Chris Schofield 37:30, Julian Gevers 38:28, John Gilchrist 40:15.
The next club Parkrun will be on 25 June at Catford (please note this has been updated from Burgess Park as previously planned).
The next Assembly League fixture will be on Thursday 7 July in Victoria Park (distance 3.5 miles).
July 7 Victoria Park
August 4 Beckenham Place Park
Club Championships – Road Races
10km – Sri Chimnoy 10k, Battersea Park – Sat 6th Aug
Half Marathon – Big Half, Greenwich – Sun 4th Sep
Marathon – London – Sun 2nd Oct
WIN 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.
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.
TRACK, TRACK, TRACK
Buy your track pass here.
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 purchase your £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
Ladywell Arena now has new opening hours dedicated to the public. While during these times the Kent AC track pass is not valid, members can pay for an individual session.
Session times are:
Monday: 07:00 -15:00
Tuesday – Thursday: 1300 -1700
Friday: 07:00 – 15:00
Saturday – Sunday: 09:00-15:00
Adult resident: £2.70
Adult non resident: £3.00
Junior (U16): £1.30
The Kent AC track pass continues to be required for training on Tues/Thurs evenings and Sunday mornings.
Track staff have encouraged people to double check the opening hours before their training session, as they may occasionally be closed for school sport days and football friendlies. Hours can be checked at https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/london/lewisham/ladywell-arena. This will likely suit members who can’t make training sessions but would like to train in the morning/lunchtime/evening.
Pay as you go fees can either be paid via cash to the desk or using the Better app (note: staff are working to add the sessions to the app).
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