KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
12 June 2022
Kent AC started with the Assembly League last Thursday, then Joe Appiah ran an unofficial WR for the V50 100m Hurdles (!!) on Saturday, the endurance groups finished 3rd at the 209 mile Welsh Castle Relays and the T&F athletes won the second Southern Athletics League at Battersea park today.
Next on the calendar are Dulwich Relays on Wednesday 15th and Bromley 10k Summer Social on Wednesday 22nd.
The second Assembly League took place on Thursday in Victoria Park where we saw ~40 of our members complete the 3.5 mile course. The next race will also be in Victoria Park on the 7th July.
London Schools T&F Championships – Saturday 11th June
Joe Appiah ran an unofficial WR of 13.49s for V50 100m hurdles! (13.57 current WR)
Joe currently holds the British Record for the 100m hurdles (13.85s). A real shame his performance is unlikely to count as official due to lack of qualified officials at the event, however we wish Joe the best of luck for the World Masters Championships in Finland in 3 weeks time.
Southern Athletics League, Match 2 – Sunday 12th June
Kent AC won again in the second fixture of the Southern Athletics League at Battersea Park in a closely fought fixture.
We dominated the distance and middle distance events with wins in the 1500m from Lucy Elms and Noah Armitage-Hooks. We also won the 5000m with Lara Bromilow and 3000m with Cameron Dockeril. Lyndon also won the steeplechase.
Harry and Stan Forman Wilshaw dominated both the a and B string 800m and performed well in the 400m too.
Leah Scott won the 100m and ran a great 200m and Rhyeime Anderson also ran competitively in both the 100m and 200m finishing 2nd and 3rd.
There were several multi eventers collecting a large amount of points including:
-Will Pitt (1500m, hammer, shot, triple jump, 800m, 4×400)
-Miguel Stucchi (110h, long jump, javelin, high jump)
-Ian Ellwood (110h, hammer throw, discus, 4x400m and a 10.7 mile Welsh Castles Relay leg into a headwind)
-Lucy Elms (1.5k SC, 800M, 400M, 1500M and 4x400m)
-Ellie Hepple (100h, TJ and LJ)
Thanks to all the officials who turned out, particularly Pete Boxhall who spent all day in the sun again as one of the timekeepers.
The next fixture is on the 16th July in Tooting. If we win we guarantee promotion.
Welsh Castles Relay – 11th-12th June
A team of 20 runners headed out to Wales this weekend for the Welsh Castles 209 mile relay. Kent AC finished 3rd out of 55 teams.
Kent Youth Athletics League, Match 2 – Sunday 5th June
Our juniors were out on the track in Tonbridge last week. You can read the race report here.
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.
The Dulwich Relays are also back for the first time since 2019 and we are hoping to enter as many Kent teams as possible. The race on Wednesday 15 June is one lap of the Dulwich Parkrun course and teams are made up of three runners. Please contact Jake English to enter.
The Bromley 10k and social is coming up on Wednesday 22 June – entries here. There will be drinks afterwards at Broomfields at Bromley Park Football Club. Wednesday is pizza night, perfect for post-race fuelling!
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
VETS CLUB CHAMPS
In most cases, we’ve aligned the vets champs to the main club champs.
Awards for men and women in the following categories: W35, W45, W55, W65, M40, M50, M60, M70
Date TBC: 3000m track Club champs Date TBC (or if not possibly Dartford, Kent county champs on 29-Jun)
6-Aug: 10k road Sri Chinmoy Battersea
21-Aug: 10000 track, Ladywell 10000
4-Sep: Half Marathon, Big Half London
2-Oct: Marathon, London Marathon
Date TBC 5000 track with club 5000m champs TBC
Dec: XC at County Vets XC
CLUB KIT SHOP
The Kent AC/New Balance branded kit shop is now open for all club members. Click here to access!
More kit including crop tops will be available soon.
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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