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SEAA Road Relays

Team Kennet sent 11 teams to the South of England Road Relays held at Rushmoor Arena at Aldershot over the weekend.

The best result of the day came from the under 13 boys who where in a shout for a medal most the way round, finishing in 6th place overall which is the clubs highest position in this event and will get automatic invitation to the UK Championships.

Stuart Bladon went first over the 2.8km course clocking 10.49 the 20th fastest of the day coming in 11th, James McLaughlin ran a superb leg in 11.00 to put them yellow vests in 3rd, just a whisker away from the front, Ryan Cannons took the third leg slipping back to 6th place with 11.47 and another fast leg from Sam Clarke 11.15 secured the 6th place finish. The boys had a B team which came 41st, Daniel Hockaday 13.21, Toby Thomas 12.46, Joshua Sells 12.21 and Jack Cannons 12.47

The under 13 girls gave it a good go, the A team saw Mai Brown lead off over their 2.2km course coming home in 8th place in 8.49, she handed over to Anna Pettit who clocked a fast 9.00 in 11th place and Izzy Hole brought the team home in 16th place clocking 9.26. The B team and C team battled together, Lucy Wells lead the B team in 47th with 9.36 while Lucy Draper clocking 9.44 for the C team came home in 58th, Phoebe Hoaen was next in the B team 10.38 slipping to 64th, while the C team overtook the B with Izzy Brown 10.25 for 62nd place. Finally Kira Angell made up the difference of 5 seconds to bring the B team home in 56th with 10.05 and Megan Myhill the C team 11.02

In the under 17 women relay, Carys Cox led the A team in 35th with 12.03, with Kirsty Bennet 46th leading the B team 13.04. Georgina Bradford took the 2nd leg for the A team moving up to 28th with 12.27 and Harriet Allan also moved the B team up to 43rd place with 13.49 which they stayed overall, Chloe Scaplehorn ran slightly faster than the second leg clocking 12.21 to keep the same placing of 28th place.

The under 15 boys race was close affair over the first two legs. Sam Hart gave the team a good start coming home in 15th with 10.06 and another good run from Tom Murrell with 10.32 moved the team to 14th place. Next was Dominic Demonte who clocked 11.40 to hand over in 22nd to Jamie Maughan clocking 11.17 to finish 22nd place.

The under 15 girls came a creditable 69th place in the biggest field of the day, Susie Drake took the first leg coming home in 53rd 12.23 with Amelia Mckay moving up a few places to 49th with 12.26 and last minute stand in Kiah-Jay stevens 16.33 for 69th.

The following day saw the men’s races. The vet 50 team came 16th place overall, with John Marriott clocking 24.33 and Mike Sheridan (v60) 24.04 the fastest two, Colin Price and Ron Stephenson (v60) were the other two athletes. The vet 40 team came 29th. Justin Wells led the way with a 24.16 over the 7.6km course and Chris Hall 23.28 kept the team in the top 20. Next was Simon Hockaday with Paul Quaintance bringing the team home.

SEAA pentathlon championships

Team Kennet had 3 athletes take part in the South of England Combined Penthalon Championships over the weekend, which saw Zoe Forte secure the clubs first ever medal in these events. Zoe moved up into the under 17 age group competing at the bottom age, she was just shy of the 3000pts to earn her a Bronze. her best events were the 60m hurdles coming 3rd out of the 27 athletes 9.81 which she matched the same position in the Shot 8.60, her high jump was 1.50m with a long jump of 4.53 and 800m of 2.43.29

Stuart Bladon took part in the under 15 boys were he came 6th, struggled at the 60m hurdles in 12.2 and the shot 6.50 but picked up well in the long jump 4.36, his favoured event high jump 1.48 and 800m 2.31.02

Kira Angell took part in the u15 girls, coming 27th in a big field one of the best for years, her High Jump 1.40 best of her events, with a long jump 3.68, Shot 5.70, 60m hurdles 12.34 and 800m 2.54.37

European Half Ironman Championships

Team Kennet’s Carolyn Craik wins Silver Medal in the European TU Half Ironman Championships in Majorca in the Vet 50-54 age group, Clocking an overall time of 5.39.18 just behind winner Sabine Greipel from Austria 5.37.05, Craik was the fastest on the Runs clawing back some 7 mins on the leader.

Wessex League Match 4

Team Kennet climbed back to the top 3 after a convincing win in the Fourth Fixture of the Wessex Junior Track and Field League on Sunday at Andover. With 42 individual wins on the day

Team Kennet 522
Salisbury 381
Woking 353
Slough 342
Andover 314
Poole 121

The under 13 girls carried on from the last match and during the week with another team win. Mai Brown was fired up as she smashed the clubs 800m record with a huge win in 2.26.3 helping the team to runners up in their age group league. Great points came for the field events with a lot of double wins, Kira Angell teamed up with Tabitha Hyslop for a double in the High Jump 1.40 and 1.35. In the Javelin County Champion Millie Quaintance took a another huge throw to win in 26.02 with another huge throw from Kira Angell 25.00 to win the B string. Mia Eldridge won the Discus by over 10m to throw 24.83 with Maddi Barnes winning the B string 14.70 and Eldridge also went on to win the Shot with 9.66 with Barnes taking 2nd B string 6.59. Back on the track Anna Pettit came 2nd in the 1200 in 4.11.1 with Lucy Wells taking the B string in 4.33.7. In the sprint Tabitha Hyslop showed her strength in the latter stages to win the 200m in 28.4 and Eldridge a close 2nd in the B string 29.9 while in the faster sprint the 100m Hyslop had to settle for third in a photo finish 13.9 with Pettit 4th B string 15.1. In the sprint hurdles Sophie Stancombe came 3rd in 14.4 but a great race in the B string saw Lucy West 2nd in 13.7. In the long jump Pettit came 3rd and Angell 2nd in the B string and finally the 4 x 100m relay team were 4th.

The under 15 boys had another win and finished the league in runners up place as well. The best of the points came from the throwers, returning back from English Schools as Champion in the Hammer, Oliver Hewitt tackled the 3 throws as A string, Javelin he threw 37.67 for a win, he matched the placing in the Discus with 35.09 and in the Shot had to settle for 2nd place with 10.61. As he had been all season Rafael Ribiero had been a great support in the B string where he took full control and won all his B string events the Javelin 34.30, Discus 24.68 and Shot 9.67. To show how strong the club are at throws non scorer James Hills threw the Discus 23.43 and the Javelin 30.86. The High Jump is also another strong point in the club and Max Gibbs cleared 1.65 for 2nd place with Josh Livingstone 1st B string 1.45 while in the Long Jump Dylan Suppo came 2nd 5.17 with Ben Armstrong 3rd B String. On the track Sam Hart improved his best time in the 1500m clocking 4.32 for 1st place with Livingstone 3rd B string. In the sprints Suppo came a close 2nd in the 100m 11.9 with Max Carnell winning the B string 12.4 and in the 200m Suppo came 3rd in 24.3 with Carnell 2nd in the B string 25.5. Dominic De Monte found it tough today as he came 2nd in the 800m 2.19.6 and 4th in the 300m A string with Hart 2nd in the B string.

The under 17 Women got back to winning ways again to finish 3rd in the league overall. Millie Calkin again dominating her events as she came clear to win the 300m 41.8, the 200m 26.00 and long jump 5.19. Jordan Donavon took part in the B strings with Calkin, securing more wins in the Long Jump 4.54 and 200m 27.1 and had to settle for 2nd in the 300m 45.2. Harriet Allan won her 80m hurdles then came 2nd in the high jump 1.35 and third in the 100m sprint
The middle distance races saw Georgina Bradford win the 800m in 2.23.7 with Chloe Scaplehorn winning the B string 2.42.3. Scaplehorn was just beaten in the 1500m to 2nd place 5.27.2. In the throws Bradford won her Discus 21.31 and in the Javelin Bradford cane 2nd with Scaplehorn taking the B string and the 4x100m relay team came 1st

The under 13 boys came a close 2nd on the day finishing just outside the top 3. Stuart Bladon was the best of the under 13s as he lowered his 800m club record to 2.18.7 in the 800m for a great win by 75m. He earlier won his High Jump with 1.48. Ryan Cannons came 2nd in his B string High Jump 1.35 but made it one better in the B string 800m with a win right on the line 2.32.5. Good points came from 75m hurdles as Both Daniel Hockaday and Calvin Suppo won their strings, Cameron Langley came 2nd in the B string 200m 30.6 as Hockaday could only manage 4th in 29.0 in the A string, in the 100m Suppo and Tom Hill could only get 5th places. The 1500m Toby Thomas 4th and Joshua Sells 2nd B string. James McLaughlin came 2nd in the Discus 22.31 breaking his own club record from last week with Zachariah Montgomery winning the B string 17.15, a great double came in the shot with Montgomery wining in 7.69 and Connor Sitton winning the B string 7.21 and in the Javelin Jack Cannons came 3rd 24.35 with Sam Davis 3rd 20.85 in the B string.

The under 15 Girls came yet again 2nd place as all season to finish 6th overall in the league. The best result on the track was the 800m where Holly Donohoe smashed her best to win in 2.29.7 with Susie Drake winning the B string 2.37.6. In the sprints Zoe Forte came 3rd in the 100m 13.5 with Georgia Featherstone in a photo finish but had to settle for 2nd 13.4, earlier in the day Featherstone came 2nd in the A string 200m 27.6 with Donohoe 4th B string 28.5. In the High Jump Forte was just beaten to take 2nd place 1.45 with Susie Drake 2nd as well in the B string 1.25, in the throws best came from Discus with Kiah-jay Stevens 2nd 23.81 and Charlotte Booker 1st B string 17.0

Finally the four u17men were against tough opposition and came 4th, New Comer Ben Josie fared well with 4th place in the 100m 11.7 and one place better in the 200m 23.9. George Biggs came 4th in the 100m B string 12.3 and 3rd in the 200m B string 25.2. Joe Osler came 2nd in the long jump 5.42 and winning the B string Shot 8.92 as Christian Randall came 4th in the A string 9.38, Randall’s best event the Javelin secured anther club win with 38.98 and in the Discus had to settle for 2nd place 24.68.

In the Under 11s Quadkids event, the boys won on the day ensuring they kept runners up spot in the league. Individually Ben East was overall winner with Toby Stancombe in 3rd, Harry Booker 5th and Oliver Brashaw 7th and dominating the Vortex Throw taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th places. The girls team could only manage 5th with Sophie Wheadon the highest scorer in 6th place individually but winning the Vortex throw. On combined boys and girls scores, the under 11s finished in 3rd place in the league.

SEAA U15/17 Championships

Four Team Kennet athletes were in action at the Under 15 and Under 17 SEAA Championships.

Oliver Hewitt won Silver in the Hammer with a throw of 50.88 while Rafael Ribeiro came 4th in the Javelin with 42.79m. On the track Millie Calkin came 6th in the 200m with 26.16 after qualifying as a fastest loser in heat 2 with 26.13 and Georgina Bradford came 6th in the 800m in 2.25.11.

SEAA Championships

Team Kennet’s Luke Angell was in action at the South of England Athletic Association Senior and Under 20 Track and Field championships at Crystal Palace at the weekend. His 2nd round throw of 56.32m won him the gold medal by a margin of 32cm over his nearest rival.

Berkshire U13 Championships

Team Kennet under 13s were in Seventh Heaven on Wednesday night at the u13 Berkshire Championships incorporating the longer distances. A total of 6 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze was the best ever on this night.

Stuart Bladon made sure he won the high jump but also taking the Berkshire Championship record and improving his best jump to 1.54 which now ranks him UK 6th. He also broke his own club record, one of many athletes from the day that did so. In the Girls High Jump Kira Angell broke a long standing club record to earn a bronze with 3rd place, but the best event for the club came in the girls javelin where Team Kennet got a 1-2-3, it was Millie Quaintance that got the Gold with 26.90 with Kira Angell taking Silver 26.03 and Mia Eldridge Bronze 24.20 with all three girls in the top 30 UK rankings. The Throws continued to be the clubs best area on the night, Mia Eldridge throwing a new best and New Club Record in the Shot with 9.72 for a great win and keep her in 3rd in the UK rankings and the Discus was next where she came 2nd with 24.83.

In the boys throws, Triathlete James McLaughlin won Gold in the Shot with 7.61 and Sam Davis taking the Bronze 6.42, Mclaughlin then threw the Discus 21.96 for a new club record with 21.96. Millie Quaintance earlier in the day secured a Silver medal in the Long Jump 3.96. On the track Mai Brown took full control of the 1000m for a superb win and new club record clocking a very fast 3.08.9 to put her UK number 1, in the same race Lucy Wells came 8th in 3.33.4. In the shorter distance 600m Anna Pettit just missed out on medals as she came 4th in 1.50.5 p.b. James McLaughlin added a county Silver medal on the track in the 600m with another Club Record 1.45.1. Daniel Hockaday added medals to the clubs tally firstly in the Sprint Hurdles securing a Silver 15.1, then after coming 2nd in 22.1 in the 150m heat sprinted to a Bronze in the Final 21.9 The Relay teams both earned medals, the boys finishing 2nd and the Girls 3rd

In the longer distances a great 1-2 in the u20s 2000m Steeplechase saw another club record with Callum O Neill taking the Gold in 7.14.7 and Daniel Collis taking Silver 7.20.4
Georgina Bradford just missed out in the 3000m and just missed her best time of 11.23.8 for 4th place

UKA Scholarship

Luke Angell achieves UKA Scholarship Award.

Congratulation to Luke Angell on passing his NVQ 3 in Understanding Sports Performance and Achieving Excellence in Sports Performance at Loughborough University.

Luke was awarded a UKA Scholarship in December 2012 after his power 10 status showed him at the top of his event. Luke was selected with approximately 80 other athletes in the UK to start the AASE programme. The programme itself covers elements of Lifestyle, Dope testing, Sponsorship as well as having access to  Nutritionist, Physiotherapist and a psychologist. Starting in April 2013 Luke continued to study the AASE programme and 12 months after starting the course, which Luke did along side his Sparsholt college course, he completed and achieved something that few people are offered from the UKA.

Good luck to anyone who gets the chance to do this, someone is always watching you!

Berkshire Sportshall Championships

At the Berkshire Sportshall U11 Championships, the Under 11 girls blue team came 2nd and the red team 10th with the boys coming 5th.

The girls won the Grand Prix and came 2nd in the 2 by 3 lap and 4 by 1 lap events while Clara Jones won the Hi-stepper and was 2nd in the triple jump and Verical jump while Sophie Weadon was 2nd in the soft javelin and target throw and Isabel Stevens was 3rd in the long jump.

For the boys, Ben East won the Speed bounce and Chest Push and was 2nd in the triple jump while Harry Booker won the Soft Javelin and Vertical Jump and was 3rd in long jump and Oliver Gregory was 3rd in the soft javelin and the boys came 3rd in the 2 by 2 lap race.

At the separate Berkshire Sportshall U13/15 Championships, the Under 15 girls finished in 2nd place with Zoe Forte taking the individual all-rounder silver medal. The under 13 girls finished 4th but Mia Eldridge won the individual event. The under 13 boys, with an incomplete team came 7th with Stuart Bladon best individually in 4th place while out only under 15 boys, James Hills was part of the 2nd placed composite team.

In the separate events, Mia won both Shot and Speed Bounce and was 3rd in the 2 Lap race while Freya Owen was 2nd in the vertical jump and Caoihme Ruddock was 4th in the 4 Lap race. Zoe won the 2 Lap and was 2nd in the 4 lap and Shot while Danielle Newton won the speed bounce and the 2 teamed up to win the 8 Lap parlauf. Stuart won the triple jump and was 3rd in the speed bounce and James was 3rd in the speed bounce.