KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
26 June 2022
On a more serious note: everyone loves racing to train, but for every exciting event in the race diary, organisers needs volunteers to make it happen, so we’re asking everyone to do their utmost to help out at the roster of events we’ve got lined up for you. Read the section OFFICIALLY NEEDED to find out how you can help…
RESULTS JUST IN
We’ve just come to the end of a great weekend of racing. On Saturday Kent AC runners were Top Cats at Catford parkrun; five out of the top six finishers were club members; a special mention must go to Jonathan Tipper, who was late to the Catford party, and, having mistakenly run to Hillyfields and and starting four minutes behind, overtook most of the field to secure his tenth place. Chapeau! One day he’ll show up on time. But it’s a run, not a race, after all, isn’t it?
Sunday was North Downs Run, and a few Kent women: Victoria Buck, Theresa Murphy, Zuzana Nemeckova, Sarah Young and Ronnie Haydon took on the hilly 30k course. The day belonged to our leader Victoria Buck, who was third woman and first VW45, and won a Masters medal for her category to boot:
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:
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.
Coaches for sprints jumps and throws juniors
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.
NEW this year: we’ll have 100m races at the event, as part of our championships series this summer, see more below.
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.
First up will be the 800m distance in all its lungbusting glory, and the date for seeing how quickly you can double-lap that track is:
Future dates (provisionally) go like this:
To sign up, go to:
We’re still awaiting final results but it was nip and tuck the whole day between the top 5 teams so anyone’s guess where we ended up. Watch this space next week for definitive results.
Many thanks to all the coaches and officials who gave up their time to volunteer at this event. Can you help? Here’s another reminder about why it’s so fulfilling:
Exciting news – Kent AC summer socials begin this Tuesday! On the last Tuesday of every month they’ll be a chance to socialise across groups at the track after your training session.
The next club Parkrun will be on 9 July at Dulwich, with coffee at the clock cafe afterwards.
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
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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).
HOT PANTS AND OTHER STORIES
Crop Top – £27.60
Race Knickers – £25.20
Hot Pants – £25.20
Sprint Short – £30.00
Multisport Shorts – £24.00
Delivery 8-10 weeks
If a member wishes to receive their training kit and race kit orders dispatched together this will be on the 8–10-week lead time. The cost of shipping will only be taken once (£5.99) If a member wishes to have the race kit delivered separately from the training wear on the 3-10 working daytime frame, they should place a separate order for the training wear, as this will allow the NB ordering system to flag up the training kit as an urgent pick and pack order.
Note for the women regarding those hot pants:
Any queries about the kit, contact
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