KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
17 July 2022
TRAINING CANCELLED TUESDAY 19 JULY
You will be aware that the government has imposed an unprecedented Red Weather Warning for Monday and Tuesday this week and a national emergency has been declared, with temperatures possibly reaching 41C (106F).
England Athletic advice on hot weather is to pay attention to met office advice and the health protection agency’s advice is to avoid exercise.
Consequently, senior members of the committee have taken the difficult decision that no formal Kent AC coaching sessions will take place at the track on Tuesday 19th July 2022 for both senior and junior groups.
The track will be open and seniors will be able to train as individuals. But you should be mindful of the advice being given about the exceptional circumstances.
SOUTHERN ATHLETICS LEAGUE: MORE SUCCESS
Performances of note include:
Dan Pettitt won the A string of the 800m finishing just behind second claimer Mike Cummings who ran as a non-scorer for Herne Hill Harriers.
CLUB CHAMPS: 800M THIS THURSDAY NIGHT
Races are seeded and open to all runners, Please sign up before EOD tomorrow (Monday 18 July) via this spreadsheet. Entries for the 1500m and 200m are also open now.
Upcoming track dates:
28 July 200m,1500m
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
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
Track Summer Social!
Come along to the next Track Summer Social on Tuesday 26 July. Starting at the end of your session and finishing when all the cheese and wine goes! Snacks and drinks funded by the club. Please bring your own cup along if you can!
In addition the next club parkrun will be on Saturday 20 August (location TBC)
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
**Please note no track sessions this Tuesday night (19th July). Please check with your coach regarding Thursday night sessions**
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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