KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
10 July 2022
Sweltering conditions notwthstanding, we’ve had a busy week’s racing, with stunning results from Joe Appiah and Will Pitt at the World Masters, and, closer to home, a steamy team turnout at last Thursday’s outrageously sweaty Assembly League. Then there was the slightly cooler club parkrun takeover at the famously speedy Dulwich course. Read on for some scorchio results.
The third Assembly League in Hackney’s Victoria Park felt every inch of 3.5 miles in the torrid conditions, not to mention the fact that it was flying ant day (a sure sign of uncomfortable humidity). Still, we had a great turnout for the race, and some fine results: Jake Simmonds was fourth man overall and number one Kent AC guy. Katie Rowland shot ahead of Clare Elms to claim the number one Kent AC woman crown, but KentAC Women earned First Team spot, so Katie, Clare and Sarah Hanley can be thanked for that. Some of the results went AWOL, so excuse the vagueness.
The next race will be in shorter, sweeter Beckenham on 4 August.
World Masters Championships, Finland
Joe Appiah won gold in both the hurdles and the 4x100m relay. Many congratulations.
Joe currently holds the British Record for the 100m hurdles (13.85s).
Will Pitt competed in the V50 10k road race and came eighth with 35.56.
And below is a family-friendly snap of Kent AC’s Dulwich takeover. Speedy buggyrunner Peter Lighting there.
SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE: JOIN IN!
The next SAL meet takes place on 16 July in Tooting
if we win we guarantee promotion, so please sign up. There are some events that need competitors, including the 400m, which sounds exciting. We really need volunteers, too.
LADYWELL 10,000: HELP NEEDED
We are looking to collect a list of volunteers for the Ladywell 10000 on Sunday 21st August.
We will need bakers to provide cakes for our cake stall as well as on the day volunteers for the following roles:
Lap counterTime keeperWater stationRegistrationSet upClear upCake stall/refreshments
If you can help please fill out our form: https://forms.gle/mghGGTpTJaQzCyQw5.
Please be assured that you can volunteer AND compete
The next Assembly League fixture will be on Thursday 4 August 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
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
A university purchased 300 tech tees unexpectedly last week leaving NB with 0 stock of this size. Members can purchase a navy performance tee in the tech tee’s absence if they should like to. Otherwise, this will appear back in stock in August. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
The rest of the Kent AC/New Balance branded kit – including seasonal must-haves, hot pants, is available for all club members. Click here to access.
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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