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Team Kennet Zoe Allen took part in the Portsmouth track open meet in the under 13 girls she ran 10.89 for the 100m and 29.99 in the 200m

Oliver Humphrey took part in the Lee Valley Hurdles meeting in the under 15 boys 80mH he clocked 12.5 a new personnel best time

Team Kennet had Eight Athletes invited to Portsmouth City Invitational Throws meeting.

Ben East made it another win in the under 17 Javelin event throwing 68.92 winning by just over 2m, Liam Cawley threw 55.73 just missing out on a personnel best. Phoebe Hoaen threw past the 40m mark by 92cm, and their Coach Luke Angell threw a seasons best to put him in the top 20 UK rankings 56.38

The Discus Throw under 15 Seb Simpson threw a massive personnel best of 32.96 with a lot more to come yet, Sam Dennis threw 24.41.

The under 17s Harry Booker just missed the 40m mark to throw 39.11 and Oliver Gregory 23.44, Both Athletes teamed up in the Shot where Booker threw 11.72 and Gregory 11.31

In the UK Javelin Championships held at Lee Valley Ben East won yet another title throwing in the under 17 age group with a best throw of 69.91, and team mate Liam Cawley threw a personnel best to finish 6th place with a throw of 55.89

Phoebe Hoaen took part in the under 20 womens event and earned herself a Runners Up place and breaking the clubs u20 record with a big throw of 42.63

Also in the South of England Championships weekend at Chelmsford, in the under 17 mens age group Harry Booker came 6th in the Shot with a throw of 12.13 and Oliver Gregory just behind in 7th 11.87

Both teamed up again in the Discus Booker throwing for 10th place wit h39.94 and Gregory was 13th with a throw of 30.07

Charlotte Booker came 14th in the under 20 Discus with 21.95

In the Senior Womens 400m Team Kennet’s Hayley Steward took part in the 400m she came 4th in her heat 61.17 to qualify for the finals as fastest loser, but sadly had to withdraw due to a calf strain

Wednesday night back at TK

Hi All,

Hope this finds you well,

We have been slowly bringing the club back over several months in guidance with England Athletics and Government Guide lines.

Now we can Announce some very exciting news that we are bringing everyone back to Wednesday night training as from September 2nd at the Crookham Common Athletics Track, this will be to Christmas as we will not be allowed back in doors till after.

Please can you read the attachments with your Child(s) so that everyone fully understands what we would like from you all for a safe return.

School years 2 -5 are u9s and u11s

School years 6+ are u13 upwards (if any school year 6s fill they want to do u9/u11 groups need to let us know on the night)

Primary School Children once signed in you will be put in your bubble groups along the home straight with your coaches

Secondary School Children once you are signed in you are to make your way round to the back of the high Jump Area on the all weather for a Briefing on events.

ALL Children will be asked to Sanitise their hands at reception this is supplied by the club

As you read through this things are going to be very different to the normal training but we have worked very hard to get to this.

As the winter comes in please make sure that your Child(s) has suitable clothing, better to take of layers than be freezing.

We all look forward to seeing you all from September 2nd

Regards

Nick

Chairman

Vice President

Lee Valley Open

Team Kennet’s  Ben East took part in the Lee Valley Open at the weekend, in the under 17  event The javelin Ben Threw a massive 73.04m to extend his own club record but to put him in 5th overall in the under 17 all Comers list and topping the UK rankings so far this year, Bens training partner Liam Cawley also took part in the same event throwing just over 55m, Liam who picked up a Serious ankle injury in February had to have an operation on his foot, he turned around all odds to get back throwing this year and start his campaign to throw over 60 metres before the season finishes, Both Athletes are coached by Luke Angell and part of his Javelin Academy at Team Kennet

UK Ultimate Triathlon

Team Kennets George Westall took part in the UK Ultra Triathlon only a handful of triathlons able to take place this year, George finished his epic Triathlon in a total time of 5hours and 6 minutes and 45 seconds, he Swam 1.2 miles in just under 40 minutes, rode his Bike 56miles in 2hrs 38mins and ran a half marathon in 1 hour 45mins, on his way round he was stopped by cows and Heavy rain slowed him down on the last 20miles of his bike Ride

Virtual Club Championships

Team Kennet Athletes took part in a Virtual Club Championships Lock down Challenge in their Gardens, local park or even in the road during mid June.

There were seven events for athletes to tackle, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, 10m x 10m sprint, Toilet Roll High Jump, Chest Push, Speed Bounce and Overhead behind throw.

Highest age group to declare results were under 11s, Event winners Amber Stiles and Harry Fenner scored well throughout, Amber bouncing 80 times in 30 seconds in Speed Bounce, while Harry best was his Overhead behind throw of 13.60m, William Mcdonald  controlled the jumps by winning these 1.95 in long and 5.56 in triple and even jumping 7 toilet rolls high.

Under 13s saw another good entry Zoe Allen winning the girls with a 2.14 long jump and 6.70 triple jump best of her events, Bethany MaClean bouncing a very impressive 90 speed bounces in 30 seconds, James Fenners 8 toilet roll jumps was his best.

Under 9 age group Isla ladds would of won whole age group, very impressive throwing and another good speed bounce of 70 in 30 seconds boys winner was Luke Stiles with his overhead Behind Throw 7.18 his best event

The Seniors saw Martine Stiles win the females another good speed bounce of 83 in 90 seconds and Steve MaClean winning the male section wit ha huge 20.29 Overhead behind throw. Hayley Steward lept 9 Toilet Rolls on her best event and clocking 27.2 in the 10x10m finishing runner up in the females, male runner up went to Jonjo Stiles his best event 10 x 10m 26.8

Only two girls took part in the under 15s Annabel MaClean came out on top over Aimee Dickson, Maclean jumping 2.14 in standing long jump and bounding 86 speed bounces, Aimee best was Chest push throwing 9.80m

Team Kennet Virtual Club Championship Results

Under 9 Girls
1st Isla Ladds 20
2nd Millie Davies 13
3rd Ella McDonald 10

Under 9 Boys
1st Luke Stiles 21
2nd Ned Sturmey 11
3rd Josh Kuijten 11

Under 11 Girls
1st Amber Stiles 33
2nd Ella Cronk 23
3rd Holly Lockett 23

Under 11 Boys
1st Harry Fenner 50
2nd William McDonald 44
3rd Austin Ambrose 44

Under 13 Girls
1st Zoe Allen 26
2nd Clare McGonnell 21
3rd Bethany MaClean 16

Under 13 Boys
1st James Fenner 26
2nd Connor Jordan 18
3rd Oliver Lloyd 15

Under 15 Girls
1st Annabel MaClean 11
2nd Aimee Dickson 10

Senior Athletes Female
1st Martine Stiles 10
2nd Hayley Steward 9

Senior Athletes Male
1st Steve MacLean 11
2nd Jonjo Stiles 9

Oxford XC League

Team Kennet took part in the last of the series for this years Oxford Cross Country League, held at Henley Show Ground.

One of the best weather conditions over the winter saw a good turnout by the club specially the Juniors, Anna Hall in the under 9s had to settle for a 2nd place in the Girls race but this was good enough to be Crowned under 9 Girls Champion.

The under 13 Boys race saw one of the best races by Team Kennet athletes since taking part with Matthew Nocton coming through strong to win the race on the day, William Chipchase did enough to bring him home in 3rd place, with Ivan Checkmazov 23rd and Oliver Carroll 29th the team were 2nd on the day.

The under 13 girls team came 4th overall just missing out on team medals, Eve Brown came in 9th with Alanna Smith 14th, Emma Davies 17th, Rosie Burridge 27th and Maddi Baker 38th

The under 15s ran well Annelise Gale coming 7th and Emily Tucker 17th in the girls while in the boys Toby Clark 8th and Noah Kemp 17th.

The younger under 11s Elliott Murphy continued from last match coming home in 5th place to finish 4th overall Ethan Kuijten was 13th, Reggie Harder-Scott 16th, Aaron Carter 25th and James Simmons 36th.
The under 11 Girls Imogen Newby was 7th, Leilah Gaye 18th, Amber Stiles 22nd, Lilia Gale 29th

The under 9 Boys saw 8 TK athletes start, Noah Lauder-Clark was 7th, Ben Daley fast improving 8th, Oscar Larkin 10th, Charlie Adams 19, Joshua lads 20, Rueben Kuijten 23, Harry Barnett 25, Thomas Mitchell 28., rest of the under 9 Girls battled well, Jessie McCurtin was 6th, Charlotte Lawton 8th and Mia Kearney 13th

The Senior Women saw the usual two Women Sue Francis 38th and Martine Stiles 100th while the men saw 9 runners with Phil Murphy first home from TK in 35th, Bart Kuijten 83rd, Chris Hall 100, Mark Little 158, Mitch Poustie 174, Andy Waters 186, David Johnston 217, Paul Kemp 218 and Simon Gale 223

Oxford XC League

Team Kennet were in action in the fourth round of the Oxford Cross Country League at Swindon on Sunday, a tough muddy and wet course with slippery turns saw good results from the club.

The under 13 girls thrived in the mud as Kirsten Fraser cruised to a slippery win to help her chances to winning the individual series, this result also meant that the team could win the team prize at the end of the season, Emma Davies was next home in 10th and Alanna Smith 15th, Rosie Burridge was 30th and Maddie Baker 39th.

Anna Hall moved up to first place in the under 9 girls as she finished in 2nd place, all down to the last race of the season next month, Charlotte Lawton was 8th, Mia Kearney 9th and Holly locket 11th.

Imogen Newby came home in 4th place in the under 11 girls, with Amber Stiles 10th, Leilah Gaye 14th, Lilia Gale 29th and Lola Mitcham 42nd

In the older races for the girls Emily Tucker came 21st in the under 15s, and Bethan Philp coming home 6th in the under 17s, while in the Senior race Sue Francis was 44th and Martine Stiles 77th.

Elliot Murphy was the highest placed in all the male races, competing in the u11s he came 8th with Max Adams just behind in 9th, Ethan Kuijten 14th, Aaron Carter 18th, Joseph Bell 35th, Evan Alderman 36th and James Fenner 39th

Toby Clark came 9th in the under 15 boys and Noah Kemp 13th

In the under 9 boys Noah Lauder-Clarke was also 9th, Kaan Tugcetin 15th, Joshua Ladds 16th, Reuben Kuijten 20th, Charlie Adams 22nd and Ben Daley 23rd

Ivan Chekmazov led the TK under 13 boys home in 22nd, Oliver Carroll 33rd, Jacob Avery 39th and Isaac Mitcham 42nd

In the Senior Mens race Phil Murphy came home in 35th, Bat Kuijten 108th, Jonjo Stiles 120th, Mark Little 192nd, Andy Waters 193rd Mitch Poustie 201st, Sean Bird 225th and Simon Gale 247th

London Indoor Games

Team Kennet Athletes were successful at the London Indoor Track & Field Games over the weekend, in the under 13 girls age groups Zoe Allen came 1st in the Shot with a throw of 8.49 putting her ranked in the top 6 in the UK rankings, she clocked a fast 8.89 in the 60m sprint and also took part in the 200m 29.45.
Clare McGonnell had a very successful day she claimed two new club records firstly in the 800m 2.44.74 and then High Jump 1.25, and then clocking a fast 60m hurdles time of 10.66 seconds.

Oliver Humphrey came out 4th quickest in the under 15 boys 60m Hurdles also claiming the Clubs age group Record in a time of 9.38 seconds

Sportshall Match 3

Sportshall Match 3 – 26th January 2020

Sunday was the last sportshall league match of the season, making it the last for Annabel Gibson as she moves to U17. Annabel has competed for Team Kennet in Sportshall since she was 9 years old. In this last match she came 3rd in the Standing long jump with 2.04m and was joined by Aimee Dickson in the 8 lap paarlauf coming 2nd with 99.1sec. Aimee also came 4th in the speedbounce. Annabel and Aimee bought the U15 league competition to close with overall 4th place.

The U11 Girls once again dominated the speedbounce with all 6 competitors coming in the top 8 out of the 42 taking part. Emeilia Lunn came 1st with 52, Emma Long 2nd with 51, In joint 4th with 50 were Millie Philips, Erin Gosney and Imogen Cowell. Close behind was Lilia Gale with 48.

Bethany Maclean and Erin have made a brilliant 6 lap Paarlauf pairing this year and finished with a first place in 77.8sec. Bethany also came 3rd in the foam javelin with 11.5m. Overall in the league the girls came 5th.

The U11 Boys also came 5th overall. Connor Jordan and Ethan Kuijten made a fantastic team winning the 6 lap Paarlauf with 76.3sec. Connor also won the vertical jump with 50cm and took 3rd in the speedbounce with 51. Ethan jumped one more coming 2nd in the speedbounce with 52 jumps.  In the foam javelin Joseph Bell came 3rd with 14.75m. The three were joined by Thomas Payne to come 5th in the 4×2 relay.