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12/05/19 Immortal Triathlon (1900m / 56 miles / 14 miles)


Three TK athletes competed at The Immortal, based at a beautiful National Trust Property at Stourhead in Wiltshire. It was a beautiful day too, but a tough course. The swim was 2 laps of a picturesque lake in the grounds of Stourhead House. Phil was first of the TK athletes out of the water, followed by Emiliano and then Katie. Next was a 500m uphill run to Transition. This was to be first of many hills. The bike course was three laps of undulating country roads. The road was rarely flat, with lots of long grinding uphills followed by satisfying downhills. And the run – a rounded-up 14 miles rather than the usual 13.1 miles – was also three laps with along hill taking up about 1/3 of each lap. Overall, a challenging course, as evidenced by the winning overall time (04:52:24) which is a good deal longer than most middle distance races.


TK results are below. Notably, Katie was 4th in her age group. Also, both Phil & Katie were 3rd in the swim for their age groups.

Position Bib # Athlete Name Gender Gender Position AG Category AG position Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
77 55 PHILIP COWHIG M 69 50-59 8 00:31:35 00:09:23 03:26:58 00:02:00 02:12:46 06:22:41
112 67 Katie Reynolds F 16 40-49 4 00:34:32 00:10:29 03:39:54 00:04:50 02:26:07 06:55:52
134 58 Emiliano ESPINAR GARCIA-PEGO M 110 40-49 39 00:32:24 00:10:30 04:03:33 00:02:37 02:31:59 07:21:03


Other competitors included Mireille Cook (05:55:04) and Sue Van Huyssteen (06:42:48) who are both locally known to TK members, and both of whom finished 1st in their respective age groups.

19/05/19 Beale Beastie Triathlon (400m / 20km / 5km)

It was a good day out at The Beale Beastie for Team Kennet. A shortish but testing route saw Bart taking 1st veteran and 4th overall, Sammy 2nd women overall and 2nd in category, and super vet podium places for Mark D and Gavin. Simon was 8th overall, while Rog finished in the top five in his age categories.


TK results are below. Notably, as well as the age group positions above, Sam was 1st Female in the swim, 2nd Female in the run and 3rd Female on the bike. And finally, Bart, Mark D and Mark L all improved on their times in the same race last year.

Pos Bib No Name Time Category Cat Pos Gender Gen Pos Swim G/Pos T1 Cycle G/Pos T2 Run G/Pos
4 13 Bart KUIJTEN 01:06:38 Male Vet 1 Male 4 06:28.1 15 01:00.4 39:09.2 5 33 19:27.4 4
8 16 Simon WHATSON 01:08:34 Male Open 6 Male 8 06:27.3 14 01:47.8 39:58.9 9 35.7 19:44.0 6
13 8 Mark DUNSTAN 01:11:00 Male SuperVet 2 Male 13 06:17.6 11 01:21.1 39:51.9 8 45.4 22:44.3 30
17 12 Gavin MCLAUGHLIN 01:12:59 Male SuperVet 3 Male 16 05:52.2 6 54.9 43:31.7 25 52.4 21:47.8 19
25 27 Samantha DREDGE 01:16:20 Female Open 2 Female 2 05:59.5 1 01:57.0 45:14.6 3 55 22:13.9 2
28 35 Mark LITTLE 01:17:57 Male Vet 6 Male 26 07:01.7 20 01:50.6 45:28.7 34 54.7 22:40.7 25
33 14 Roger DAVIS 01:19:58 Male SuperVet 5 Male 31 06:34.4 16 02:01.3 42:32.0 20 59.7 27:49.9 62

Bonus Race News – Iron Man 70.3 Barcelona

At the international level, Marion Templeman scored an Age Group 1st place in Barcelona in a time of 05:41:50!




SAL Match 2

Team Kennet were in action in the second round of the Southern Athletics League on Sunday at Swindon, a six team match saw the TK team come 5th in what was a close and very competitive match

Newquay & Par 318
Portsmouth 270
Plymouth 248
Swindon 225
Team Kennet 218
Havant 153

There were some great wins on the day, in the Discus for the women a Double win came from Sophie Wheadon breaking her club record with 33.52 and Alisha Bradford 23.09, Anna Montagne won her High Jump with 1.55 and Georgina Thomson winning her B string 1.35.

Phoebe Hoaen won her Javelin with a good throw of 38.28 and in the Shot Sophie Wheadon won her B string with 9.45 while Club Captain Hayley Steward for once had to settle for 2nd place in the A string with 11.19.
Alisha Bradford settled for 2nd B string in the Hammer 28.70 and A string Charlotte Booker came 4th with 28.88 in a high standard competition.
On the Track for the women best result came in the 1500m steeplechase Izzy Hole coming in 2nd with 5.47 and a win coming from Georgina Thomson just over 6mins in the B string, Twin Sister Rebecca won the B string 400m hurdles in 77.0 and Georgina had to settle for 6th in the A string running just over 80 seconds.

The Womens 400m Anna Montagne came in 3rd in 60.5 and Caitlin Nowell running in the B string came 2nd with 65.44, elsewhere for the women in the sprints Issy Kerslake and Ellie Kerslake competed in the league for the first time both Coming 4th with 13.8 and 14.2, new comer Faye Saunderson (u17) clocked an impressive 13.2 in the non scoring. The 4 x100m relay saw the TK Yellows come home in 2nd place with 54.13 team made up of both Kerslakes, Amy Russell and Saunderson.

The Mens side a superb Double win came in the Triple Jump Peter Saunders 12.22 and Oliver Bazin 11.55, Saunders then competed in the Long Jump to take 2nd place in A string 6.01 and a B win from Joe Osler 5.92, Osler earlier won the High Jump with 1.78 ND Hary Booker 3rd B string 1.58, best throws result was the Javelin Luke Angell coming 2nd with 53.68 and Saunders 3rd B string 33.76. On the track Stuart Bladon was the only track winner in the B string 400m clocking 53.06 in the A string Ethan Haines came 5th in 55.6
The Mens 4 x 100m team came a close 3rd place clocking 46.9 from Bladon, Saunders, Daniel Hockaday and Osler.

This match saw 4 x 400m mixed relay teams, both teams came home in 5th place the A team clocking 4.01.43 from Haines, Montagne, Nowell and Bazin and the B team clocking 4.26.3 made up of both Thomson twins, Harry Booker and Hockaday.

Berkshire Championships

Team Kennet Athletes secured their best ever medal haul at the recent County Championships and claiming 3 County Championship Best Records, taking home 14 Gold, 10 Silver and 5 Bronze medals.

The under 17s continued to dominate and Ben East took Gold in the Javelin with a big throw of 68.14 and take the Championship Record at his first attempt, training partner Phoebe Hoaen also Struck Gold and also another new Championship record in her Javelin throwing 42.09.

Oliver Bazin came 4th in the Long Jump 5.12 and came 5th in the 200m final 24.6

Anna Montagne won her Shot with a throw of 10.42 and also took the High Jump gold with 1.55 but had to settle for Silver in the 80m hurdles 12.98.

Harry Booker struck Gold in the Discus 37.90 and took Silver in the Shot 10.92, team mate Oliver Gregory claimed two Bronze medals in the Discus 30.81 and Shot 10.49.

Sophie Wheadon won herself Gold in the Discus winning with a throw of 32.67 increasing her own club record, and took Silver in the Shot with a throw of 10.36

Stuart Bladon added Gold medals as well in the under 20 mens first in the 110m hurdles 15.5 breaking the club record and then in the High Jump 1.70. Luke Angell also took another County title winning his 10th in a row throwing 54.75m

The under 15s also did well, New Comer Liam Cawley took part in the Hampshire Championships winning the Javelin with a throw of 51.31 and setting a new Hampshire Championship best  Record and moving him in to UK number 2, at the same championships Noah Kemp made it in to the 1500m final to finish 7th with a new personnel best time of 4.48.82. Matthew Jones came 4th in the High Jump with 1.45m

Oliver Ford made sure that he didn’t miss out on Gold medals in the Throws as he won the Discus with 30.30m and took Silver in the Shot 10.39 and finished 4thin the Javelin 31.88, Kian Hockaday went one better to earn himself a well deserved Bronze medal 32.84.

Charlotte Absolom was rewarded with a Silver in the High Jump 1.35 and came 5th in the 75m hurdles final 13.37.

The Senior Ladies Hayley Steward joined the throwers to win a Gold in the Shot with 11.11m throw and then went on to win a Silver in the 400m with a time of 62.54, and later struck Gold again in the Long Jump 5.12

The under 20s  Charlotte Booker came 2nd in the Discus 24.65 and 4th in the Hammer and Caitlin Nowell came 4th in the 400m 66.36

Ben Schiffer-Harte took part in the Senior men and he to claimed medals, he won the 800m event and then came 2nd in the Shot

Claire McGonnell took part in the Quadrathon, her best event was the 600m clocking 1.55.4 and then her 75m sprint 11.6

Zoe Allen took part in the Oxfordshire Championships in the under 13 age group coming back with Four Medals, Allen earned herself Silver in the Javelin and Shot and two Bronzes in the sprints 100m and 200m claiming new personnel bests in all four events

Some photos from the day are available here

Oldbury Aquabike

Team Kennets Rose Metalli took part in the Oldbury White Horse Aquabike event held at Calne Leisure Centre on Sunday 5th May. The event is a 400 metre swim followed by a testing 20k bike which steadily climbs up to Oldbury (Cherhill) White Horse with some stunning views and fast descents back into Calne. Rose completed the swim in 7min 34 the cycle ride in 43.36 and the short run of 41 seconds to the finish giving her an overall time of 53.33 . This was enough to secure 1st female ahead of 2nd placed Jane Taylor from Lincsquad and 3rd placed Erica Henson from Abingdon and Vale Tri Club. Rose led from the swim and despite Jane coming back strongly on the bike, Rose’s experience , especially through the transitions, held on to win by 20 seconds

Wessex Quadkids Match 1

Team Kennet’s Quadkids team finished in 2nd place in the 1st Wessex League match at Basingstoke with a score of 1334 points behind hosts Basingstoke and ahead of Salisbury.

For the girls, Bethany MacLean topped the yellow vests and came 3rd overall with 212 points. Erin Gosney scored 184 coming 5th overall with Leilah Gaye 134, Tillie Bell 117 and Millie Philips 117 the other scorers.

For the boys, Charlie Todd on 187 just pipped Harry Fenner on 186 with the pair 10th and 11th overall. William McDonald on 175 and Evan Alderman 139 were the other scorers.

In the Vortex throw, Bethany threw 28.49 to win overall with Erin’s 22.01 coming 3rd for the girls and Eloise Ross throwing 14.00m . Harry threw 35.03 to win overall for the boys with William throwing 23.77m and Jonathon Grozin 18.50m.

In the 600m run, Bethany’s 2.02.5 was 2nd overall with Erin 2.13.2 and Leilah 2.24.3 for the girls. The best for the boys were Charlie 2.06.3, William 2.16.9 and Evan 2.19.6.

In the 75m sprint Bethany’s time of 12.0s was 4th overall for the girls with Erin 12.1 and Tillie 12.8 just behind while Charlie, Harry and William all recorded a time of 12.3s for the boys.

In the Long Jump, Bethany 3.08m was again 4th overall with Erin 2.95 and Tillie 2.74 for the girls. Charlie’s leap of 3.33m was 5th overall for the boys with Harry 3.10 and William 2.76.

Wessex League Match 1

Team Kennet started the Wessex League campaign with a superb second place at Basingstoke, and to take Two League records on the way, Ben East throwing a massive 70.02 to extend his UK Number one Spot and taking him to European number 1 and Phoebe Hoaen 44.92 Uk Number two to break the Wessex League records in both the  under 17 age groups.

Final match score

Basingstoke 514
Team Kennet 449
Slough 373
Aldershot 291
City of Salisbury 247
MADJA 177

On the day the under 17 Women won their age group with tough competition, with Hoaen winning the A javelin, Anna Montagne won the B string with a big 25.97 throw, Anna went on to win the High Jump with 1.55 and Ellie Armstrong won the B string 1.35, the Shot Armstrong had to settle for third 9.72 with Ellie Kerslake third, long jump Izzy kerslake came 4th A and Georgina Thomson 3rd B string. On the Track the Thomson twins teamed up with Rebecca coming 2nd A in the 800m and Georgina winning the B string, in the 1500m  Rebecca was 2nd A string 5.29 and Georgina 2nd B 5.33, two more 2nd places came in the 300m R. Thomson 50.3 and Hoaen, the 200m Ellie Armstrong came 5th in 29.6 and Hoaen 2nd b string 29.8 and finally the 100m Izzy Kerslake came 4th 13.8 and Ellie Kerslake 2nd B 14.1. The Relay quartet of Kerslake and Thomson twins came home in 2nd place.

The under 13 girls also took a age group win winning 9 of the events, The Javelin saw a double win Eve Brown 21.94 and Claire McGonnell 19.46, the Shot saw another double Zoe Allen 7.23 and Eve Brown 5.11, another double win came in the long jump Lyla Goodwin 3.78 and Tavie Thomas 3.76 and in the High Jump two 2nd places came from Neve Wright and Claire McGonnell both leaping 1.15. The track fared well McGonnell started the day of with a brilliant win in 13.0 and Kirsten Fraser taking 2nd B string 14.5, Eve Brown made it a hattrick of wins in the 1200 4.26 and Emma Davies taking 2nd B string 4.36 in the 800m Kirsten Fraser was fired up to win in 2.30.6 and team m, Lyla Goodwin came 6th in the 100m and 5th in the 200ate Alana Smith came 2nd  2.57.8. Zoe Allen had to settle for 3rd place in the 100m 14.1 and 2nd in the 200m 29.5 B strings. The Relay quartet of McGonnell, Allen, Goodwin and Thomas came 2nd 59.9 just missing out on a win

The under 17 men came close to winning, had to settle for second place in their age group, Ben taking the honours here in the Javelin and Oliver Gregory taking 2nd place in the B string. Double win came in the Shot Harry Booker 10.51 and Gregory 9.83. Booker cleared 1.60 in the high jump for first place, both TK athletes came 3rd in the Long Jump Oliver Bazin and Alex McLaughlin. On the track Booker came 2nd in the 100m hurdles16.3, the 400m saw a good race Ethan Haines coming in 3rd 56.9 while Oliver Bazin came 2nd B string 57.1, the shorter 200m Haines came 3rd 25.0 and Gregory 2nd B string 25.4, the 100m Bazin was 4th 12.2. Finally the 4x100m quartet of Bazin, Haines, Booker and Gregory came 2nd.

The under 13 Boys finished 2nd place in their age group, which was made up of first year under 13s mainly, they did well William Harris winning the 75m hurdles 15.1, two superb 2nd places came in the 1500m Ivan Chelmazov 5.17.3 and Kian D Arcy Masters 5.27.4, Harris ran a good 200m A a string  for 2nd place 29.1 with Max Casey 3rd B string 31.2, Harris again coming 2nd in the 100m 13.7 and Ben Fisher 4th 15.7 in the B string. The Relay Quartet Fisher, Fenner, Harris and Avery came home 2nd place 59.9. On the Field two good second places came in the high jump Chekmazov 1.27 and William Appleby 1.10, The Shot Seb Simpson came 4th A 6.57 but a great B string win came from Sam Dennis 5.98, the Javelin James Fenner came 4th 21.12 and Josepth Hoaen 2nd B string 16.8

The under 15s both came fourth in their age groups, missing quite a few key athletes they faired well in their events, in the girls a double win came in the 800m Annabel Todd 2.27.4 and Annalise Gale 2.43.3, points came in steady from rest of the girls Emily tucker, lottie Absolom, Annabel Gibson, Aimee Dickson and Ella Ward. On the boys Oliver Ford 9.87 , and Kian Hockaday both took wins in the Shot, in a good Javelin competition Hockaday was 3rd 33.48 and Ford 2nd 28.55, Noah Kemp ran 4.54 in the 1500m for 3rd place best on the track. Both relay teams coming 3rd place.

Sportshall National Finals

Team Kennet Athletes in Athletics National Finals.

Team Kennet had 3 athletes representing Berkshire at the National Finals for Sportshall Athletics at Sportcity, Manchester this weekend. Sportshall is an indoor athletics competition for young athletes up to age 15.

On Saturday Aimee Dickson represented the U13 girls. After winning the regional finals, the Berkshire girls came an incredibly close 2nd place at the UK final. Aimee won individual gold in the speedbounce and the 4×1 sprint relay.

On Sunday Oliver Gregory and Harry Booker represented the U15 boys. Having come 2nd in the regional finals earlier in the season, they were invited to the UK final as the best runners up in the country. The Berkshire team were victorious and came out as the U15 boys UK champions. Harry also won silver as an individual in the shot. Both athletes have had a fantastic sportshall career with Harry representing Berkshire for 5 successive years and Oliver for 3 years. Congratulations to both of them for finishing their sportshall careers on such a high.

SAL Match 1

Team kennet were in action on Saturday in the first match of the southern athletics league division 3sw at Basingstoke.

Fifteen wins on the day saw a very close match between the four teams.

Winchester 190

Andover/Overton 176

Team Kennet 167

Swindon 157

Hepthathlete Hayley Steward had a successful day firstly winning her shot with a big throw of 10.94 and then going into the 400m storming to victory down the home straight in 62.9.

Sophie Wheadon moving up to u17s took to the challenge in the b string shot to win this in 8.82 and had to settle for 2nd in the Discus with a big 31.37 throw. Alisha Bradford won the b string discus with 25.63 and earlier she finished 2nd in the hammer 29.72. The b string hammer saw Charlotte Brookes win with a throw of 28.29 as team kennet dropped just a few points finally Pheobe Hoaen won the javelin with a big throw of 40.60 and Alisha Bradford taking 2nd b string.

Steward came 2nd in the triple jump 9.50 in the long jump Caitlin Howell came 2nd in the b string.

The high jump picked up two 2nd places Anna Montagne in the A string 1.55 and Ellie Armstrong 1.35

On the track a double win came in the 2km Steeplechase that saw 4 TK girls run Bethan Philip winning in 8.35 and Izzy Hole 8.58. Both Georgina And Rebbecca Thomson 8.38.0 and 8.45.6 were in contention.

Both Thomson girls ran well for 3rd places in the 400mhurdles coming 3rd.

In the Mens section a double win came in the javelin Luke Angell 52.80 and Graham Chambers 21.44. Chambers winning the B string Discus later in the day.

Another double win came in the triple jump Joe Osler 11.93  and Ollie Basin 11.10. The high jump secured another double win Osler 1.80 and Harry Booker 1.55.

Daniel Hockaday just missed out on a win in the 400m hurdles also ran a good 200m b string for 2nd.

Ethan Haines moved up to the seniors to gain good experience in the 400m clocking sun 55 later ran 24.4 in the 200m for 3rd A string.

Daniel Collis, Simon Hockaday and Mitch Plus the tackled all the middle to longer distance races Picking up good points.

All round it was A good start to the season with a lot more athletes to come in will see match wins.

Bracknell Open

Ben East stole all the highlights at the Bracknell open Meet at the weekend.
Competing in his first under 17 age group for team kennet Ben threw a massive 67.57m in the javelin to break his coaches club record and straight in to UK all comers top 15 with a convincing win.
Ben was many medal winners for the club.
Phoebe Hoaen couldn’t match last week’s distance in the u17 javelin but struck gold with a 39.45 throw.
Oliver Ford also took a gold with a great shot of 10.04 in the u15 boys he also threw javelin 30.35m and club mate kian hockaday went better throwing 33.49.
In same age group Oliver Humphrey clocked 15.83 in 80m hurdles.
Harry Booker in the u17s struck two bronze medals in the shot 11.02 and high jump 1.55 and Oliver bazin earned himself a bronze in the long jumpb5.59 and ran a 24.99 in the 200m
In the under 13 girls Kirsten Fraser also hit a bronze with a brilliant 600m run in 1.47.49 clocking 14.29 in the 70m hurdles and 3.68 in long jump.
Zoe Allen also struck bronze in the javelin 15.10 and 75m sprint 10.71 and just missed out in the 150m 21.77. Lyla goodwin clocked 11.9 in the 75m
The under 13 Boys Will Harris clocked a fast 75m sprint to earn himself a silver 13.48 in the 75m hurdles and clocked a fast 100m 14.26 and kept 3.53 in the long jump.
Ivan Chekmazov kept 3.81 in the long jump 14.53 in the 100m and 1.52.3 in the 600m
William Appleby cleared 1.10 in the high jump for a silver medal and threw 10.41 in the javelin and kept 3.46 in long jump

Sportshall Regional Final

Sportshall InterCounties match

Sunday 3rd March was the Sportshall South East Regional Final. Team Kennet had 5 athletes selected to represent Berkshire.

James Fenner and Max Casey were selected for the U11 boys, who won the competition overall. Max won the relay and come 3rd in the chest push (7.25m). James came 4th in the obstacle relay.

The U13 girls also won the competition and will be going forward to the National Finals in April. Aimee Dickson won 2 golds in the Obstacle relay and 4×1 relay

Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory had their last ever sportshall match with the Berkshire U15 boys, who finished 2nd on the day. Both have been selected to represent Berkshire multiple times in their sportshall career. They finished on a high with personal bests in shot with Harry winning gold(13.36m), Oliver silver (12.2m). Oliver also won gold in the 4×2 relay. In the all rounder competition Harry came 9th and Oliver 21st.