General News

Inter Counties XC

Several Athletes from Team Kennet took part for Berkshire in the Inter Counties match held in Loughborough on Saturday, Two Athletes came back with Team Bronze Medals.

Emily Faulkner was the best placed athlete from the club in the u20 women’s race coming 51st and helping the Berkshire team to 3rd place, Bethan Philp also earned herself a 3rd Place team medal she competed in the under 17 Women’s race coming 170th.

Team Kennet had two athletes in the under 20 mens event, Toby Draper coming in 139th and Bradley Thomas 160th with the Berkshire team 18th

Kirsten Fraser ran well in the under 13 girls race coming home in 75th with the Berkshire team 8th and finally Kirst Bennet took part in her first Senior Women’s race coming in 240th place and the Berkshire team came 22nd

British Masters

Deborah Montgomery took part in the British Masters Winter throws Championships at Lee Valley over the weekend, in the Vet 50 age group she just missed out on her own club records to win Gold in the Shot by just a few centimetres with a throw of 9.68, she went outside to throw the hammer to secure another medal this time a silver with 33.67

Oxford XC League

Team Kennet Athletes finished of the cross county season in the Oxford Cross Country League at Henley on Thames with best results of the season.

The under 11 boys were in form and Oliver Tozer continued to improve with his first win of the season lifting him to runners up spot overall, Ivan Chekmazov came in just behind in 3rd place just missing out on a trophy, Elliott Murphy came in 6th and Ethan Kuijten came home in 10th.

Kirsten Fraser came 3rd in the under 13  girls on a very tough course with lots of hills and a downhill finish, this meant that she finished 3rd overall as an individual but also kept the team 3rd overall as well, Anna Patterson came in 14th and Maddi Baker 22nd.

The under 13 boys only saw Noah Kemp come home in 8th place but this was enough to take 3rd team in the league.

The under 9 girls Amber Stiles continued her good season with a 4th place, this was a great result as it put her in 3rd place overall, Anna Hall was 6th and Louise Colby 13th

The under 11 girls Zoe Allen just missed out after keeping her 3rd place all season her run on the day was 4th which slipped her one place, Emma Davies was 14th, Imogen Newby 19th, Leilah Gaye 28th and Lilia Gale 38th

The Senior Mens team finished on a high in 3rd team in Division 2 finishing 5th in the League, the result shows if they got all the clubs top athletes out they would be in contention winning top league, on the day Phil Murphy was 21st, Bart Kuijten 60th, Chris Hall 66th, Bradley Thomas 75th, Mark Little 147th, Andy Waters 156th, Kim Darcy-Masters 178th, Mitch Poustie 209th, Simon Gale 222nd.

Under 9 Boys Aaron Carter ran well in 8th place followed by Harry Strutt 12th, Noah Clarke 13th and Reuben Kuijten 23rd

In the under 15 Girls race Emily Tucker just got the better of Annelise Gale coming in 18th and 19th respectively

ECCA XC Championships

Team Kennet had two Athletes take part in the English Cross Country Championships held at Leeds on Saturday. In the under 13 girls race a field of well over 400 finishers saw Kirsten Fraser finish just 300m behind the race winner in 33rd place, Eve Brown came home in 407th place both girls gaining soo much experience at this level

Indoor Record

Team Kennet’s Nathan Gillis set new records at the weekend in the Men’s 800m at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston in America.

Not only breaking the club indoor record, he was the first athlete at the University of La Salle to break 1.50, he came 5th in the race to finish in a time of 1.49.49 ranking him 12th in the UK rankings

Oxfordshire Cross Country League

Team Kennet Athletes braved the travel to Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury  for the fourth round of the Oxford Cross Country League, although our club numbers were down by 50%, same was in the league, it was a good chance to secure any end of season trophies.

Toby Clark was the best placed athlete from the club in the under 13 boys showing huge improvement finishing 3rd place and another huge improvement came from team mate Noah Kemp coming home in 4th place, with Kian Darcy-Masters 26th has kept the team in 3rd place overall.

Amber Stiles continued her impressive season in the under 9 girls finishing 3rd place and Anna Hall had a superb run just behind in 4th place and Louise Colby making top10 coming 9th.

The Senior Men turned out a strong team scoring 550 points from there seven finishers, Toby Draper 20th, Phil Murphy making his debut for the club in 31st, Bradley Thomas 52nd, Chris Hall 65th, Bart Kuijten 72nd, Ben Schiffer-Harte 145th, Andy Waters 165th, Mitch Poustie 189th and Simon Gale 199th

Oliver Tozer came 4th in the under 11 boys keeping him in top 3 overall, Elliot Murphy finished 11th, Oliver llyod 12th and Ethan Kuijten 18th while in the under 11 girls Zoe Allen was 5th again till in top 3 overall, Emma Davies 14th, Imogen Newby 17th, Lilia Gale 37th and Caitlyn Davies 46th

Eve Brown was the clubs only under 13 girls finishing 21st and in the under 15 girls race Rebecca Thomson was 11th, Annelise Gale 12th and Emily Tucker 19th and Sue Francis was the clubs only senior women to brave it coming 21st

Sportshall League match 3

Sportshall Match 3 – 27th January 2019

In the last match of the sportshall season the team gave everything and were rewarded with a long list of top threes.

The U11 boys blue team had their best team result of the season, coming in second on the day. Ivan Chekmazov and Jack Pyke ran an outstanding Paarlauf winning by 1.4 seconds with 70.6sec. Ivan also came second in the vertical jump (47cm). James Fenner won the indoor javelin with 16.50m and came 3rd in the speed bounce (52). William won the target throw with a score of 12. In the red team Max Adams came just behind James in the speed bounce with a score of 51.

The U11 girls were up against very strong teams. Their best results came from Tillie Bell taking 5th in the Balance test with a near perfect score of 53 seconds and Millie Philips in the speed bounce with 50 jumps coming 7th. The majority of the girls were lower age U11 and so are looking forward to an excellent season next year.

In the older groups Aimee Dickson won the U13 girls speed bounce with 84 and in his last sportshall match for Team Kennet Harry Booker (U15 boys) once again won the Shot with 12.06m and came third in the triple jump.
Best of luck to all our athletes waiting to hear if they have made the Berkshire County team

Indoor Track and Field

Team Kennet’s Hayley Steward struck two medals in Cardiff, Wales at the weekend in the South West Indoor Track & Field Championships, she also claimed two new club records in the process.

In Hayley’s favourite event the Shot she claimed a gold medal with a throw of 11.36 and in the 400m she came home with a silver clocking 63.62

Sportshall Championships

Sportshall U13/15 Championships

We took 7 athletes to the U13 &15 sportshall championships on Sunday. Both teams were low on numbers, but all athletes were able to compete as individuals and join some of the team events.

The Under 15 boys nearing the end of their sportshall time gave fantastic performances with Harry Booker winning the silver medal (221pts) and Oliver Gregory coming fourth (215pts), just missing out on a medal by 4 points. In the individual events they shone in the shot (again!) with Harry winning (12.61m) and Oliver close behind in 2nd (11.86m). Harry also came 2nd in the speed bounce (78), 3rd in the Standing triple jump (7.19m) and 5th in the 4 lap (44.4s). Oliver came 4th in the standing long jump (2.43m) and 5th in standing triple jump (7.01m), 2 lap (20.4s) & 4 lap (44.4s).

In the U13 girls Aimee Dickson came 5th in the overall competition, winning the speedbounce (83) and coming 4th in the 1 lap obstacle (17.8s).  Harriet Gibson came 4th in the speedbounce (72). 

The individual placings for the rest of the U13 girls (all first year U13) were Lyla Goodwin 23rd, Harriett 29th, Grace Wotherspoon 42nd and Alanna Smith 44th.

South of England Indoor Championships

Team Kennet had two athletes compete in the South of England under 17 Indoor Track & Field Championships at the weekend at Lee Valley.
Anna Montagne came 11th in the womens High Jump 1.55 and took 4th place in her heat of the 200m with a time of 27.9
Oliver Bazin took part in the long jump to come 17th with 5.04