KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
31 July 2022
Thanks to Jake Simmonds for organising the event.
It was fabulous to see so many young runners on the evening. Credit must go to all the junor coaches: Ted, John, Hassan, Siggy and everyone else who goes the extra mile to bring on the next generation. We still need more coaches for the juniors, so feel free to step up to train up, it’s a really fulfilling job.
The next Big Thing for competitive members is SAL on 13 August, then Kent AC’s showcase running event, the Ladywell 10,000
CLUB CHAMPS: RESULTS AND PODIUM PLACES
Kent AC 800M Club Champs Results
1st Place: Zac Cunningham – 2.49.4 – U13
2nd Place: Liam Schofield – 2.53.9 – U13
3rd Place: Monica Ricote – 3.03.7 – U15
4TH Place: Rosie Aston – 3.10.0 – U17
1St Place: Mei Eden-Green – 2.41.3 – U15
2nd Place: Phil Marsden – 2.42.3 – V50
3rd Place: Lucas Stickland – 2.44.6 – U13
4th Place: Eliza Pitt – 2.45.6 – U15
5th Place: John Barron – 2.49.1 – V65
1st Place: George Searle – 2.39.1 – U13
2nd Place: Paul Crompton – 2.42.4 -V55
3rd Place: Dee O’Brien – 2.42.9 – W45
1st Place: Timo Ssali – 2.19.8 – SEN
2nd Place: John Slade – 2.26.2 -SEN
3rd Place: Alexa Parker – 2.27.0 – SEN
4th Place: Sarah Hanley – 2.30.4 – SEN
5th Place: Claire Elms – 2.31.4 – W55
1st Place: Theo Gaymes – 2.12.8 – U17
2nd Place: Ed Matthews – 2.14.6 – V35
3rd Place: Peter Lighting – 2.15.2 – V40
4th Place: Chris Schofield – 2.15.5 – V40
5th Place: Joseph Brewster – 2.17.8 – U17
1st Place: Calum Fraser – 2.11.0 – SEN
2nd Place: Ian Ellwood – 2.14.1 – SEN
3rd Place: Will Pitt – 2.15.5 – V50
4th Place: Nick Ostowski – 2.16.3 – V35
5th Place: Jasper Jones -2.17.2 – U15
6th Place: Omar Aden – 2.21.7 – U17
1st Place: Harry Forman-Wilshaw – 1.58.0 – U20
2nd Place: Rob Sesseman – 1.58.3 – SEN
3rd Place: Stan Forman-Wilshaw – 2.00.4 – U23
4th Place: Dame Dibaba – 2.02.9 – SEN
KENT AC CLUB CHAMPS MEDALLISTS
SENIOR MEN – 1st Place – Harry Forman-Wilshaw – 2nd Place – Rob Sesseman – 3rd Place – Stan Forman-Wilshaw
U17 MEN – 1st Place – Theo Gaymes – 2nd Place – Joseph Brewster – 3rd Place – Omar Aden
U15 MEN – 1st Place – Jasper Jones – NO OTHER U15 MEN ATHLETES
U13 MEN – 1st Place – George Searle – 2nd Place – Lucas Stickland – 3rd Place – Zac Cunningham
SENIOR WOMAN – 1st Place – Alexa Parker – 2nd Place – Sarah Hanley – 3rd Place – Claire Elms
U17 WOMAN – 1st Place – Rosie Aston – NO OTHER U17 WOMAN ATHLETES
U15 WOMAN – 1st Place – Mei Eden-Green – 2nd Place – Eliza Pitt – 3rd Place – Monica Ricote
U13 WOMAN – NO U13 ATHLETES RUNNING THE 800M
Our second track club champs of the year took place on Thursday night with a great turnout from across the club.
Congratulations to our new 1500m Club Champions Harry Forman-Wilshaw & Alexa Parker!
The next event will be the increasingly famous (as mentioned in the FT) 10,000 metres on August 21, the 100m champs will aslso take place on this date. We need your help to make it GREAT, see below.
Races are seeded and open to all runners,
Upcoming track dates:
21 August – 10,000m, 100m
25 August 3000m, LJ
15 September – 5000m, 400m
In addition the club also holds a road championship series each year. Along with senior medals, there are also Vets medals across the following categories: W35, W45, W55, W65, M40, M50, M60, M70.
Upcoming championship Road Races
10km – Sri Chimnoy 10k, Battersea Park – Sat 6th Aug
Half Marathon – Big Half, Greenwich – Sun 4th Sep
Marathon – London – Sun 2nd Oct
Well done to our women’s top three in last Thursday’s 1500: Alexa Parker, Sarah Hanley & Victoria Buck. The men’s race was won by Harry Forman-Wilshaw, with Owen Hind in second and George Russell third.
PARKRUN FLASH MOB
The next club parkrun will be on 20 August, on a wonderfully quick, flat course at Burgess Park, look out for our own, currently injured, Clare Oxlade, among the marshalls.
The following Kent AC parkrun takeover will be on slightly more challenging terrain: Hillyfields on 17 September. Might volunteer at that one myself.
(Look out for Jonathan Tipper blasting through Burgess having been to Peckham, then owng Hillyfields having completed a spot check at Catford. It’s what he does).
LADYWELL 10000: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We will need bakers to provide cakes for our cake stall as well as on the day volunteers for the following roles:
Clear upCake stall/refreshments
Please be assured that you can volunteer AND compete
SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE
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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