Berkshire Cross Country Championships were held in Woodley this year, on
another new Course, with conditions very wet and muddy underfoot several Team
Kennet Athletes braved it to the event.
Best Performance on the day was from Senior Women Emily Faulkner who came home
in 4th place just missing out on the medals by 12 seconds, Bradley
Thomas was the clubs only Senior mens club entry coming 25th.
only team came from the under 13 girls where they finished 7th, Eve
Brown was 18th closely followed by Alanna Smith in 22nd
and Emma Davies was 31st
The under 13 boys Oliver Lloyd was 13th and Jacob Woods 14th, in the older under 15 age groups Toby Clark came 10th in the Boys and Annelise Gale 14th in the Girls Race.
Sunday was the Sportshall U11 Berkshire Championships. Our
teams had some fantastic individual results.
In the U11 boys we had first places from Connor Jordan in
the vertical jump with 53cm and second place in the triple jump from Ethan
Kuijten with 5.52m. Ethan also came third in the speedbounce with 51 jumps and
with Connor in the 1+1 lap (23.5sec). The team of Oli Orr, Thomas Payne, Ethan
and Connor joined forces to come 4th in the 4×1 lap and an
impressive 2nd in the grandprix after winning their heat by a half
The U11 girls also had several top places. Bethany Maclean
got first in speedbounce (54 jumps) and Indoor Javellin (13.75m), finishing her
field events with a third in the vertical jump (43cm). Millie Philips came 4th
in the highstepper with 14.8s. Zoe Dickson threw the javelin to 5th
place with 11.5m. The girls (Leilah Gaye, Erin Gosney, Millie & Bethany)
also finished the day with an impressive grandprix, winning their heat but
coming second overall by 0.2s.
Team Kennet had some good results in the 2nd round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League held at Cirencester Park on a cold Frosty winter morning.
The First Race of the day was the under 9s, Anna Hall ran a superb race to win the girls by a huge margin, Mia Kearney came 8th and Holly Lockett 9th saw the three girls all home in the top 10, The under 9 boys saw Ben Daley 12th battling it out with Kaan Tugcetin 13th, Reuben Kuijten was next home in 23rd, Charlie Adams 24th and Thomas Mitchell 32nd
The under 13 Girls saw a return from Kirsten Fraser who had a good battle around the course to come home in 2nd place, Eve Brown had also a good race in 9th with Alanna Smith 14th saw the girls team home in 2nd overall, Maddi Baker came 41st.
The under 11s Elliot Murphy led the way home in 4th place of the clubs nine runners, Ethan Kuijten was 9th, Max Adams 14th, Aaron Carter 20th, Evan Alderman 29th, Ethan Baker 36th, Joseph Bell 41st, Barnaby Turner 42nd and James Simmons 48th.
Amber Stiles led the under 11 girls in 14th, Leilah Gaye 19th and Lilia Gale 32nd
The under 13 Boys saw William Chipchase home in 11th place, Jacob Woods 15th and Ivan Chekmazov 22nd for 4th place team, Oliver Carroll was 35th
The under 15s saw Toby Clark 8th in the boys and Annelise Gale also 8th in the girls race
Martine Stiles came 101st in the senior ladies race, while in the mens race the team came 5th in Division 2, Phil Murphy 47th, Bradley Thomas 77th, Chris Hall 103rd, Bart Kuijten 140th, Jonjo Stiles 146th, Mitchell Poustie 199th, Mark Little 203rd and Simon Gale 266th
In the second match of the Berkshire Sportshall League our best team result came from our U15 girls who managed 3rd place. They were closely followed by the U11 Boys in 4th place The U11 girls cam 5th, U13 Boys and Girls came 6th.
In the U11 Boys Connor Jordon led the way with 3 first places. The 1 lap obstacle with 18.1 sec, the 2 lap with 22.8sec and the vertical jump with 48cm. He was closely followed by Ethan Kuijten in 2nd place on the 1 lap obstacle with 18.7sec. Will McDonald gave us another 2nd place with a score of 13 in the target throw.
The U11 girls managed a 1,2,3 in the Hi Stepper. Erin Gosney won it with 13.7sec, Emeilia Lunn (in her first competition) took 2nd with 14.0sec, closely followed by Bethany Maclean in third with 14.1sec. Bethany got the team another 1st place in the 1 lap obstacle with 19.1sec, 2nd place in the vertical jump with 45cm and third in the 2 lap with 24.9sec. Erin also got 4th place in the target throw with a score of 10.
In the U13 boys our best result came from James Fenner in the StandingTriple jump with 6.16m putting him in 3rd place. James also came 5th with Ivan Chezmanov in the 1+1 lap. William Appleby also managed a 5th place in the 1 lap obstacle.
The U13 girls relay team of Annabel Maclean, Zoe Allen, Clare McGonnell and Carly Chrisholm worked incredibly well together to come 2nd in the obstacle relay. Annabel also came 2nd in the Standing Triple Jump with 6.44 and 4th in the 1 lap obstacle (18.5sec). Zoe threw the shot to 4th place with 6.75m.
Finally the U15 Girls each managed a top 3. Aimee Dickson claimed 1st in the speedbounce with 85, Annabel Gibson 2nd in the Standing Long Jump with 2.13m and Emily Tucker 3rd in the shot with 8.90m.
The Team Kennet Park Run Challenge was another success, but having to battle two Saturdays of bad weather, week 3 was the best turned out with over 30 Tk members running in Park Runs.
Toby Clark 78.73 Max Adams 75.16 Noah Kemp 74 42 Noah Lauder-Clark 72.16 Bradley Thomas 71.94 Ethan Kuijten 71.80 Dean Makar 71.25 Oliver Lloyd 70.67 Luca Meir 68.42 Jonjo Stiles 68.30 Phil Cowhig 65.11 Simon Hockaday 64.98 Harry Strutt 64.16 Luke Stiles 63.91 Ben Schiffer-Harte 63.79 Dave Smith 63.19 Nick Bull 63.08 Joseph Bell 62.38 Kim Darcy Master 61.67 Simon Gale 60.97 Kian Darcy Master 60.72 Paul Kemp 59.14 Roger Davis 58.49 Mitch Poustie 58.48 David Johnston 57.99 Joshua Kuijten 56.86 William Harris 56.53 Charlie Adams 56.22 Leo Bull 48.13 Mike Lattanzio 39.95
Alana Smith 74.73 Rose Metalli 73.73 Amber Stiles 71.20 Maddie Baker 64.11 Emily Tucker 64.06 Bella Meir 63.05 Martine Stiles 61.90 Emmeline Lloyd 61.80 Helen Preedy 58.73 Cheryl Angel 52.45 Nicole Brooks 46.69 Alisha Bradford 41.36
athletes thrived in the first Oxford Cross Country League match of the Season
held at Banbury over the weekend.
13 Boys produced best team score on the day finishing 4th, Matthew
Nocton was first home in 6th place, making up the rest of the team
was Oliver Tozer 13th and Jacob Woods 22nd, the B team of
Ivan Checkmazov 31st and Isaac Mitcham 33rd came 13th
13 Girls saw a record turn out from the club making up 4 teams, Alanna Smith
was first home of the clubs 12 girls in 11th, Anna White 17th
and Annabel Maclean 20th saw the A team finish 5th, Emma
Davies 28th led the B team home in 11th place, making up
the team was also Maddi Baker 41st and Georgina Wallis 42nd.
17 Women saw Georgina Thomson home in 4th place and sister Rebecca
Thomson 11th, combined with under 15 girls Annelise Gale 14th
and Emily Tucker 17th the team were placed 7th.
Loweth came 9th and Toby Clark 10th in the under 15 boys
age groups Anna Hall came an excellent 2nd place in the under 9
girls with Mia Kearney taking 11th
11 girls Imogen Newby ran a superb race to come home in 3rd place,
Bethany Maclean 8th, Amber Stiles 15th, Leilah Gaye 22nd,
Lilia Gale 32nd, Lola Mitcham 53rd
The under 11
boys Elliott Murphy also timed his finish to perfection taking 3rd
place, Ethan Kuijten 8th, Max Adams 12th, Reggie
Scott-Harden 14th, Aaron Carter 20th, Archie Gordon 32nd,
Harry Strutt 37th, Ethan Knight 51st and Barnaby Turner
The under 9
boys saw a clutch of TK Yellow Vests, Noah Lauder-Clarke 13th first
from the club home followed by Kaan Tugcetin 18th, Harry Barnett 19th,
Reuben Kuijten 30th, Charlie Adams 31st and Thomas
40th and Martine Stiles 110th were the two only
senior ladies from the club while in the men Phil Murphy 49th, Chris
Hall 91st, Jonjo Stiles 152nd,Mitch Poustie 215th,
Mark Little 235th, Simon Gale 315th were the 6 men that
The first match of the new sportshall season saw the teams
dominating the speedbounce and foam javelin competitions with top performances
in each team.
The U11 Boys, all new to sportshall had a fantastic start to
the afternoon, winning their heat in the first race of the day, putting them 5th
in the hurdles relay. Our top results came from Connor Jordon and Will
McDonald. Connor won the 1 lap in 11.9s, and jumped to 2nd place in
the standing triple jump with 5.30m. Will got to the end of the foam javelin
runway with his winning throw of 19.5m.
The U11 girls team came 4th overall. Bethany
Maclean, won both the speedbounce with 56 and the foam javelin with 14.0m
before coming 2nd in the individual 1 lap with 12.5s. Emma Long and
Erin Gosney were joint 2nd in the speedbounce with 54. Erin also
took 3rd place in the chest push with 5.25m. 4th places
were gained by Leilah Gaye in the standing triple jump with 4.68m and the team
of Bethany, Leilah, Lilia Gale and Zoe Dickson in the hurdles relay.
The U13 girls continued the theme with Annabel Maclean
winning the speedbounce with 85 and Zoe Allen close behind coming 2nd
with 80. Zoe and Annabel then came joint 4th in the individual 1
Finally in the U15 girls Aimee Dickson came 2nd
in the speedbounce by 1 jump with 87 and Emily Tucker took 2nd place
in the chest push with 5.5m
In the 3rd match of the Oxford League, Team Kennet’s Under 9 Boys team finished 1st with 651 points. The Under 9 girls team was 2nd with 200 points, the Under 11 boys were 6th with 637 points and the Under 11 girls 2nd with 633 points. Both Under 9 teams won the league with the Under 11 girls 2nd in their age group and the Under 11 boys 6th.
For the Under 9 boys, Austin Ambrose was the overall winner with 195 points with Aiden Fleming 168 (3rd overall), Noah Lauder-Clark 161 (5th overall) and Joshua Ladds 127 the other scorers for the team. Emma Long was the top TK Under 9 girl (4th overall) despite missing the 600m with an ankle injury. Holly Lockett was 5th overall with 97 points.
For the Under 11 girls, Bethany MacLean was overall winner with 216 points with Erin Gosney 177, Eloise Ross 122 and Millie Phillips/Tillie Bell 118 the other scorers. For the Boys, Ethan Kuijten on 212 points was just piped by Harry Fenner on 217 with Will McDonald 208 the other scorer for the team.
In the individual events, there was another overall 1-2-3 by Noah, Austin and Aiden in the U9B Vortex throw, a 1-2 for Austin and Aiden in the long jump and in the 75m and a 3rd overall for for Austin in the 600m. Overall wins for Emma in 75m, Long Jump and Vortex for U9g. An overall 4th place for Will in the U11B long jump and 3rd for Harry in the vortex and an overall wins for Bethany in the U11G Vortex.
Team Kennet were involved in a very close match in their last junior match of the season in the Oxfordshire Young Athletes League at Horspath on Sunday.
On the day final results saw Team Kennet just win which was good enough to win the League overall and take their fourth junior league match win in a row.
Team Kennet 55
Oxford City 52
White Horse 18
The under 13 girls were at full strength, but had to settle for second place on the day, Kirsten Fraser and Eve Brown set a high standard for the day in the 1500m as a double win came with superb times of 5.09.8 and 5.37.6. The Sprint Hurdles just before saw two second places from Claire McGonnel 12.9 and Annabel MacLean 13.3.
The 100m Zoe Allen came 2nd in 14.2 and Emma Davies matched this in the B string 14.9, the 200m saw two third places by Allen 29.5 and MacLean 31.5 and in the 800m Davies came in third 2.42.5 and Maddie Baker Third in the B string 3.00.6
The Relay Quartet of Allen, Davies, McGonnell and MacLean came 2nd in 59.2
On the Field, double win came in the Javelin McGonnell 26.38 and Eve Brown 24.25, Allen had to settle for 2nd in the A shot 7.75 and Brown taking 3rd B 5.02, in the Discus MacLean came 4th 17.47 and Fraser a good 2nd 14.41 in the other string.
The Long Jump Octavia Thomas lept 3.87 for 3rd place and Neve Wright 3.66 for 2nd b string, the High Jump Wright came 4th 1.25 and Fraser 3rd B string 1.20
The under 17 women won their match again with a strong squad as all season, Double wins came from Phoebe Hoaen 40.59 and Anna Montagne 23.31 in the Javelin, Sophie Wheadon 32.19 and Hoaen 21.85 in the Discus and Wheadon 10.38 and Montagne 9.34 in the Shot that saw maximum points. The long jump Amy Russell came 4th 4.05 and Ellie Kerslake 2nd B 3.68
The day started with Anna Montagne taking 2nd in the 80m hurdles 12.6, in the sprints Russell came 4th in the 100m 13.7 and Izzy Kerslake 14.1 for 2nd place B, the 200m Russell came 5th 29.2 and Hoaen taking 2nd in the B string 30.2.
The 4 x100m quartet of Russell, Hoaen, Izzy and Ellie Kerslake came 2nd in 56.2.
The under 15 girls were very short of athletes for this match Annelise Gale came 3rd in the 800m 2.36.1, the 300m Aimee Dickson came 5th 46.4 an Gale 3rd B string 50.8, Dickson came 3rd in the 75m hurdles 14.2 in the sprints Ella Ward coming 5th in the 100m 14.5 and 7th in the 200m 30.8, the Shot Dickson was 4th A 6.70 and Gale 3rd B string 5.13
The Under 13 boys also sent out a very strong group of athletes, but were just beaten in to second place, a superb double win came in the long jump by George Down 4.73 and James Fenner 4.03, more Double wins came in the throws by Seb Simpson in the Shot 8.21 and Sam Dennis B string 7.25, Simpson making it a double in the Discus 27.71 and Dennis 20.72 in the B, The Javelin saw Fenner throw 28.55 and Joseph Hoaen 23.30 for another double, William Appleby lept 1.15 in the high jump for 6th place.
The Track didn’t fair so well Doen had to settle for 3rd place in the 100m 13.8 and 2nd in the 200m 28.6 A strings, Edward Mackie came 3rd B in the 100m 15.6 and matched this in the 200m 32.0
The 800m Hoaen came 5th 2.51.9 and the 1500m Jacob Woods 4th 5.25.4 and Kian Darcy Masters 3rd B 5.48.7
The relay quartet of Down, Mackie, Fenner and Hoaen came 3rd 61.0
The under 15 boys had good competition as they came 4th in their age group, Jonah Briggs came 6th in both his 100m 13.3 and 200m 28.6, Matt Jones came 3rd B in the 100m 13.5 and Noah Kemp came 3rd in the 1500m 4.54.7 and matched this in the 300m 48.5, best result in the field came in the high jump with two very good 2nd places from Matt Jones and George Mackie both jumping 1.45, Oliver Ford took the only win in this age group on the day in the Discus 32.58 and had to settle for 2nd places in the Shot 11.03 and Javelin 33.65 and Noah Kemp took 3rd B in the discus 15.81, The Long Jump Jones came 6th with 4.71 and Briggs 3rd B 4.04
The under 17 men could only field 3 athletes Oliver Bazin 12.0 and Ethan Haines 11.7 teamed up in the 100m both coming 2nd place, again they teamed up in the 200m Bazin 2nd in the A string 24.9 and Haines winning the B string 24.5, for the third time they teamed up in the Long Jump Bazin 2nd A with 5.28 and Haines taking 4th B 4.36, Alex McLaughlin came 3rd in the Discus 27.31