Mad Mile

Team Kennet held its Annual Night of the Mad Miles now in its 18th year  on a warm summer evening, with superb conditions saw some great times in the 4 races.

First Race to take part was the u9/u11 female race, the winner who lead from the start was Anna Hall who clocked a very impressive 6min 23secs to put her 4th in the overall top 50 leaderboard, Ella Cronk came across the line to take runners up place in 6.51 and third place going to Bella Meir with a time of 7.03, all these girls are under 11, in 4th place was the first under 9 girl Ella McDonald clocking a fantastic 7.06

The Second race saw u9/u11 males, Aiden Fleming led again from the start but had to push in the last 600m to make sure he won the race in 6.12 which puts him 6th in the Top 50 rankings of the event, Oscar Larkin gave it a good go to keep with the leader clocking 6.20 and Luca Meir just pipped Noah Lauder-Clarke to take third place both clocking 6.34, the first under 9 across the line was Malik Gaye in 6.48

Race 3 saw the females from ages u13 up to vets, Emma Davies led again from the start and pushed herself to win in great time of 5.40mins putting her 8th in the leaderboard top 50, Alanna Smith came home in 2nd place 6.01 followed by Claire McGonnell 6.02 all being under 15s.

Amber Stiles was the first under 13 home in 6.22, while in the Senior race it was Club Coach Martine Stiles first home in 6.33mins, followed by Claire Kemp and Emily Copeman

Race 4 which was same as race 3 but males saw a brilliant run under 5 mins from Bradley Thomas clocking 4.54 with Jonjo Stiles taking runners up place 5.37 and Bart Kuijten third place 5.39 the latter two being club veterans.

In the younger race  it was Rory Barclay-Watt (u13)who actually came home in second but won the under 15 age group with 2nd fastest time in the leader board with 5 mins 11 seconds which would actually rank him in top in the UK,  2nd place went to Ethan Kuijten 5.44 and William McDonald taking 3rd place 6.36

Most improved athlete award went to Penelope Lyth (u11) who was over 1 minute faster than last years time