Neil Simpson got married in September and Jonathan Browne in November.
Congratulations to both.
Social and non-running/field events
It isn’t actually winter yet, it just seems like it. Any how here’s the provisional fixture list.
It’s nice to see the Southern Road Relays (six & 4 stage) at Crystal Palace.
The South of Thames 5 mile race is being hosted by us, but we not sure as yet if it will be on the Saturday or Sunday.
|2017/18 KENT AC – WINTER FIXTURES||Draft|
|14th THURS||CLUB 5000M CHAMPS||LADYWELL||7:00pm||SB|
|24th SUN||SOUTHERN 6 STAGE ROAD RELAY and VETS 4 STAGE||CRYSTAL PALACE||1:30pm||CG/ LA|
|7th||NATIONAL 6 STAGE ROAD RELAY||BIRMINGHAM, SUTTON COLDFIELD||1:30pm||CG|
|14th||*SURREY MEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||REIGATE PRIORY||3:00 PM||SB|
|14th||SURREY WOMEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||REIGATE PRIORY||12:00pm||EB|
|11th||*SURREY MEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||MITCHAM COMMON||3:00 PM||SB|
|11th||SURREY WOMEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||NONSUCH PARK, CHEAM||12:00 PM||EB|
|25th (or 26 th)||*SOUTH OF THAMES 5 MILE TEAM RACE XC||BECKENHAM PLACE PARK||2:00 PM||JG/EB||?|
|28th||AGM||Blythe Tavern, Catford||8:30 PM||PS|
|2nd||KENT COUNTY VETS CC||CENTRAL Park, DARTFORD||12:00 PM||LA|
|9th||SOUTHERN VETS CHAMPS||HORSPATH, OXFORD||12:00pm||LA|
|16th||*SOUTH OF THAMES SENIOR CHAMPS 7.5 MILE XC||ALDERSHOT||2:00 PM||JG|
|inc Club XC Champs|
|6th||*KENT COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY||BRANDS HATCH||1:00 PM||JG/EB|
|6th||CLUB PRESENTATION||BECKENHAM CRICKET CLUB||8:00 PM||JC|
|13th||*SURREY MEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||COULSDON (SLH)||2:30 PM||SB|
|13th||SURREY WOMEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||RICHMOND Park or WIMBLEDON||12:00pm||EB|
|27th||* SOUTHERN XC CHAMPS||BRIGHTON ?????||1:00pm||JG/EB||?|
|???||London Schools XC champs (years 9 – 13)||WORMWOOD SCRUBS||12:00pm||KP||?|
|10th||SURREY WOMEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||WIMBLEDON or RICHMOND Park||12:00pm||EB|
|10th||*SURREY MEN’S LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY||WIMBLEDON (Thames H & H)||3PM||SB|
|15th Thurs||LEWISHAM SCHOOL’S CROSS COUNTRY YR 7 – 8||BECKENHAM PLACE PARK||2:00 PM||KP|
|24th||*NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY||PARLIAMENT HILL||2PM||JG/EB|
|????? Tues||LONDON SCHOOLS CC YR 7 – 8||AVERY HILL, GREENWICH||1PM||KP||?|
|10th||INTER COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY||PRESTWOLD HALL, LOUGHBOROUGH||1PM|
|?????||ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS||12PM||KP||?|
|SUN 8th ???||SOUTHERN 12 STAGE ROAD RELAY||Cyclopark, GRAVESEND ?????||12pm||CG||?|
|14th||NATIONAL 12 STAGE ROAD RELAY||BIRMINGHAM, SUTTON COLDFIELD||12PM||CG|
|22nd Sun||LONDON MARATHON||BLACKHEATH||9AM|
|22nd Sun||MINI MARATHON||CANNON ST||9:30AM||KP|
|* Grand Prix races including handicap – best 6 count|
|Women’s team contact|
|EB Ellie Brown||07958 225598|
|Men’s team contacts|
|CG Chris Greenwood||vood Relays Organiser 07799 151517|
|KP Ken Pike, 020 8291 1287|
|JG John Gilbert||Championship XC Team Manager 07793 220157|
|SB Stuart Beaney 07875 341643||Surrey League Team Manager 07875 341643|
|SL Spenser Lane Young Athletes Team Manager 07931 748008|
|LA Luke Armitage, Vets manager 020 8469 2937|
|JC James Connor, Presentation Organiser||Presentation manager 07552 740716|
Joe Appiah has some tickets for the World Athletics Championships:
The fixtures should be in the calendar section on the website. However here is a concise listing you can print off:
Kent A.C. Fixture List – Summer 2017
|6||Assembly League 1||Beckenham||7:15||RE/ VB|
|8||National 12 Stage RR||Birmingham||12.00||JG/KP|
|15||Southern Athletics League 1||Carshalton||12:00||PL|
|23||London Marathon + Mini
|Lewisham Schools – year 8||Ladywell||4:00|
|4||Assembly League 2||Victoria Park, Hackney||7:30||RE/VB|
|6||British League 1||Kingsmeadow,Kingston||12:30||KP|
|SUN 21||Southern Athletics League 2||Dartford||12:00||PL|
|11||Lewisham Schools –year s 8-11||Ladywell|
|1||Assembly League 3||Battersea Park||7:30||RE/VB|
|3||British League 2||Yate, nr Bristol||12:30||KP|
|8||Club Champs 1 – 400 + 3000 champs||Ladywell||7:00||AL|
|10||London Schools Champs||Battersea||10:00|
|17||Southern Athletics League 3||Wimbledon||12:00||PL|
|29||Club Champs 2 – 800 m||Ladywell||7:30||AL|
|1 & 2||British Champs||Birmingham||11:00|
|6||Assembly League 4||The Dome,Greenwich||7;30||RE/VB|
|7 & 8||English Schools Champs||Birmingham||10:30|
|8||Southern Athletics League 4||Horsham||12:00||PL|
|15||British League 3||Bedford||10:30||KP|
|27||Assembly League 5||Victoria Park, Hackney||7:30||RE/VB|
|10||Club Champs 3 – 1500m||Ladywell||7:30||AL|
|19||Southern Athletics League 5||Dartford||12:00||PL|
|SUN 20||British League 4||Lee Valley, London||12:30||KP|
|SUN 3||Club Champs 4–10000m
Assembly League 6
|14||Club Champs 5 – 5000m||Ladywell||7:00||AL|
| SUN 24
|Southern 6 Stage Road Relay +
Vets 4 Stage
|Oct 7th||National 6 Stage Road Relay||Birmingham||1.30||JG/ KP|
KP Ken Pike, A team manager: 020 8291 1287 /
PL Peter Lighting, B team manager: 07702 106140 /
JG: John Gilbert, Road Relay team manager : 07793 220157 /
RE: Assembly League managers: Richard Elliot 07967 103994 /
VB: Victoria Buck, Women’s team manager: 07801 346703 /
AL: Adrian Lowther, Club champs organiser: 07743 417547 /
See www.kentac.org.uk for results
Kent Athletic CLub’s Ron Hale celebrated 70 years as a member of the South London club with teammates on 13th May at a function at the Station Hotel in Hither Green.
Ron joined the club on 12 May 1947 in his early 20s and he went on to represent the club’s senior team in a variety of distances over the country, road and track. Some highlights from Ron’s early career, as the Kentish Mercury from 1953 reports, Ron was winner of a XC match vs Croydon and also competed in a match vs Stock Exchange as well as winning a local South London XC handicap. As he moved into the Masters categories he continued to compete and win medals at county and national level well into his 80s. As a 75 year old he was still running under 55mins for 10000m.
Ron has served as club Secretary and President and has been hugely active in the running of the club over many many years. Never was this more the case than the role he played in keeping the club going in the late 70s when it nearly folded, along with another member Peter Yates, the club, which recently took Gold and Silver Medals in the VMLM England Athletics team race, might not be here today.
Ron’s commitment to the sport goes far beyond the club. He has served the Kent County Athletic Association in numerous positions, including as an official and as a county team selector. Ron continues to be an active member of the club today. He’s a regular face at Ladywell Arena on Tuesday evenings and he still helps marshalling at events. Now in his 90s, Ron remains an inspiration to his teammates as he still continues to get out for a run in Beckenham Place park.
The way club subscriptions are collected and administered is going through a comprehensive change.
At present reminders are sent out to all applicable club members on the 1st April every year. Members are invited to pay by cheque or on the club website using Paypal.
Payments are then recorded on an Oracle database and receipts and membership cards are sent out.
However from this April we will be moving to an online payments and membership system called membermojo. Hopefully this will reduce the administrative burdon on the Membership Secretary.
Members will be invited via email to login to membermojo and pay their club subs online. Personal details eg. changes to address etc. can also be made here.
Regular automated reminders will be sent to those who do not pay after a certain time.
England Athletics registration can also be paid through membermojo and new members can use it to join the club.
If you have any questions please contact
Long standing members will be saddened to hear of the death of Terry Lyons who died in America at the end of December. Terry joined the club in his late 40s during the 1990s. He became a member through Roger Maxwell, whose name will be familiar to many, and with whom he had worked. He competed for us on the road, including in the 1991 marathon, but left us for Aldershot, where he hoped for richer pickings in their v50 teams. Those ambitions never worked out and he remained an occasional, welcome and cheerful face in the locality.
Terry took early retirement from Lewisham council, and for the last decade or more lived the very agreeable lifestyle of 6 months plus one day in the UK in our summer (which he hated) and the rest of the year with his cousin in California, which he enjoyed immeasurably. Although he hadn’t run for quite a few years he was a very keen cyclist, especially in the States. I went out with him for rides here and he was a fearless descender.
Inevitably I bumped into him from time to time and he was always eager to catch up with news and gossip from the club. I last saw him when he was his usual cheerful, gentle self in the late summer when he was, as ever, impatient to head back west.
He had had heart problems, and he died peacefully in his sleep from a heart attack. He had no very close family, but his cousin Con Griffin is a long established member of Blackheath.
Well done to Peter Boxshall who has been named England Athletics Coach of the Year for the London region. We all know how well deserved this is, More