Track Athletics

Kent AC has a dedicated group of athletes who focus on track and field athletic events including sprinting, jumping and throwing.

There are two locations where track & field coaching/training takes place.

Crystal Palace: A number of our Senior track & field athletes train at Crystal Palace where there are both indoor (winter) and outdoor training facilities. 

Ladywell Arena: The Track & Field training group here is operated by an independent Kent AC partner coach, Juno Field. He holds 5 sessions per week for sprinters on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s (Gym/Strength), Thursdays and Sunday’s. This training group includes Kent AC sprinters that live locally.  An additional charge per session is made for this service. Minimum age is 14. This is the core sprinter group for the club and is supplemented by those athletes that train at Crystal Palace. All Kent AC members are welcome.

Training group description and criteriaDaysContact
Crystal PalaceBy AthleteJoe Appiah
Ladywell6.45 Tue/Thur Juno Fields

Competition:

Southern Athletics League (SAL) (Tooting)

The Sweatshop Southern Athletics League is the area track and field league for clubs in the SEAA region with joint male and female teams. The League started in 2011, and 2016 was the first time that Kent AC took part. The league structure includes a Division One, two Division Two’s (east and West) and three sub-regional Division Threes. The Southern Athletics League provides Kent AC members with some enjoyable days out and a whole range of competitive opportunities across a full range of track and field events. Events include the 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m track races, 110m and 400m hurdles, 4x100m and 4x400m relay as well as discus, high jump, long jump, javelin, hammer and shot putt. The Kent AC presence at these events is growing each year. Kent AC are currently in Division 2.

2019 SAL Fixture list – Division 2 east 

DateNameVenuePostcode1234
April 27Match 1 CambridgeCB3 0EQCKIR
May 19Match 2 Mile EndE3 4HLKWD
June 15Match 3 EastbourneBN21 2EFEBKV
July 13Match 4 TonbridgeTN10 3ADTOKS
August 17Match 5 Woodford (2)IG8 8AAKXLH

Club letters:

A – Ashford, B – Basildon AC, X – Bexley AC, O – Brighton & Hove, C – Cambridge & Coleridge, D – Dartford Harriers, E – Eastbourne Rovers, H – Havering AC, I – Ipswich/Colchester & Tendring, K – Kent AC, L – London Heathside, R – Ryston Runners, S – Stevenage & North Herts, T – Tonbridge AC, V – Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets, W – Woodford Green with Essex Ladies.

Club Championships

Club Championship awards can be given to first or second claim members. (The men’s one-mile Trophy is not a Club Championship) No prize or award shall be given to any member who is indebted to the Club. Female members may compete and be eligible for awards in male championships but not vice versa. Juniors and under 17 men may compete and be eligible for awards in Senior men’s championships. The Committee shall decide the dates, venues, and events that will form Club Championships, and also decide on the form of the award.

A minimum of 2 starters is needed for any awards to be made in all Club Championships. Unless the winner achieves the club standard where applicable (to be available prior to the event) then no awards will be made.

Awards shall be made as follows:

2 – 5 starters1st place only
6 – 8 starters1st and 2nd place
9 or more startersFirst three places

Any member who achieves the ‘medal standard’ and who finishes in 2nd or 3rd place will receive an award irrespective of the number of starters.

Dates for 2019

Kent AC 800m Champs18/07/20197:00 PMLadywell Arena
Kent AC 1,500m Champs08/08/20197:00 PMLadywell Arena
Kent AC 3,000m Champs20/06/20197:00 PMLadywell Arena
Kent AC 5,000m Champs12/09/20197:00 PMLadywell Arena
Kent AC 10,000m Champs01/09/201912:00 PMLadywell Arena
Kent AC 5k Champs15/07/20197:00 PMSri Chimnoy Battersea Park
Kent AC 10k Champs30/09/201912:00 PMMiddlesex 10k (Victoria Park)
Kent AC Half Marathon Champs10/03/201910:00 AMBig Half
Kent AC Marathon Champs28/07/201910:00 AMLondon Marathon

Other events the club supports:

  • Regional, Gold standard races, Oxford, Solihull, Eltham, Watford. 
Wimbledon Park 1 Mile01/05/20197:00 PMWimbledon
Kent T&F Champs11/05/201910:00 AMJulie Rose Stadium Ashford
Fast Friday07/06/20197:00 PMOrion Harriers
Kent 10,000M Champs26/06/20197:00 PMDartford
Hercules 3km26/06/20197:00 PMWimbledon
HH Night of PBs06/07/20197:00 PMHerne Hill
MK 500027/07/20197:00 PMMilton Keynes
Wimbledon Park 5k07/08/20197:00 PMWimbledon
JP Morgan Corporate Challenge03/07/20197:00 PMBattersea Park