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SAL Match 1

Team Kennet travelled to Exeter for the first match of the Season in the Southern Athletics League Division 3 south West match, hoping to get of with a good start to the season which they did.

City of Salisbury  241.5
Team Kennet         192
Exeter City              178
Poole                         35.5

16 wins came on the day, with many more being second places, the mens long jump being a great competition saw Joe Osler break the clubs long jump record and winning with 6.55m and Peter Saunders  had to take second in the B string with 6.33 in a very strong competition. Both teamed up in the Triple Jump, to take  a Double win with Saunders leaping 12.47 and Osler 12.32.
The Mens Throws secured a great amount of points for once, In the Shot James Hills throwing 9.84 and Steve MacLean 8.66 saw the first double win of the day, both on a high teamed up again later in the Discus to do it again MacLean 28.86 and Hills 28.73 for their second Double. The Hammer saw two second places from MacLean and Graham Chambers, while in the Javelin two third places from Saunders and MacLean. The high Jump in the mens saw Osler take 2nd place with Stuart Bladon winning the B string, Bladon took part in the Pole Vault later to come 2nd.

On the Track the day started with the 400m hurdles both Sam Randall and Nick Bull took good second places in their Strings, Josh Willock came so unlucky to within a whisker in both 100m and 200m A strings to settle for second places clocking 11.7 and 24.1, Tom Hills taking fourth B in the 100m and Randall taking same spot in the 200m B. Two second places came in the 400m Randall 54.7 and Bladon 55.4, while the middle distance races club athletes Bull, Simon Hockaday and Ben Schiffer – Harte had to tackle all these events from 800m upwards scoring mainly third places.

The Womens section faired better, Sunita Sisodiya winning the 100m on the line in 13.6, and she won the 200m as a non scorer. Anna Montagne came 2nd in the 400m 64.4 with Cailtlin Nowell 3rd B string. Two good second places came in the 800m with Bethan Philp 2.36 and Rosa Lawrence, better came in the later 1500m Emily Faulkner coming 2nd and Lawrence taking the B string win. Faulkner had to settle with third place In the 3000m, but in the 2000m steeplechase Philp came home in 3rd place, Kira Angell came a good 2nd in the 100m hurdles in a new best time of 18.9, on the field, maximum points came from the High Jump Angell clearing 1.45 and Philp taking the B string. The Triple Jump both Anais Taank and Georgina Bradford came 2nd places, while the Long Jump Montagne had to settle for 3rd place and Nowell 2nd B string, again it was the throws that scored high, a double win in the Discus Alisha Bradford 26.89 and Charlotte Booker 21.44, Another Double win in the Hammer Deborah Montgomery 28.10 and Booker 27.84, Shot Montgomery came 2nd 9.01 and Bradford 3rd B, in a strong Javelin competition Montgomery came 3rd A string.

The relays at the end of the day faired well, in the Womens 4×100 it was a close affair, Girls coming 2nd with 54.0 while in the 4x400m they had to settle for 3rd place.
The Mens, Both teams came 2nd in their races clocking 48.57 and 4.01.69

Oxford League Quadkids

In the Oxford League Quadkids for the under 9s and 11s at Oxford, Team Kennet’s Under 11 Boys and Girls teams both finished in 1st place. The boys scoring 816 points and the girls 710.

Individually, Harry Fenner  was 2nd Under 9 boy overall on 157 points with Hannah Bosley (76) and Georgie Ryan (58) 4th and 5th in the Under 9 girls. Theo Campbell was 2nd overall Under 11 boy on 227 points with Ollie Tozer 4th on 210with James Fenner 206 and Henry Waters 173 the other point scorers for the team.Zoe Allen was also 2nd overall in the Under 11 girls on 205 points with Clare McGonnell 3rd on 194 points. Bethany MacLean (159) and Emma Davies (152) were the other point scorers.

For the Under 11 boys, Theo was fastest (3rd overall) over 75m in 12.1 with Ollie 12.2 and James 12.7. Over 600m Ollie 2.02.7 (2nd overall) just pipped Henry 2.08.9 with Jonathon Patrionis 2.10.2. The long jump saw Theo 3.67 (2nd overall), Ollie 3.42 and James 3.20 jump furthest and in the Vortex James was the overall winner with 35.20 with Theo (overall 2nd) 31.47 and Ollie 22.58.

For the girls, Zoe 11.9 was 2nd fastest overall with Clare 12.6 and Emma 12.7 in the 75m. In the 600m Zoe was 3rd overall in 2.05.4 with Bethany 2.14.5 and Clare 2.15.3 while in the long jump Zoe 3.24, Clare 3.22 and Emma 2.85 jumped furthest and in the vortex Clare 26.46 was another overall winner with Zoe 23.20 and Bethany 23.00 not far behind in 2nd and 3rd overall.

In the Under 9s, Harry’s vortex throw of 23.50 was just the overall winner with his 75m time of 13.2 equal 1st.

Javelin Record

Ben East threw himself in to History at the weekend, in his first outdoor meeting of the season at Bournemouth Ben in the under 15 age group threw the Javelin to an amazing 63.88, not only smashing his own club record, he threw the fourth longest throw in the uk ever for his age group, but one of the longest in 10 years. Ben went straight in to UK number one spot which he should hold for the  rest of the season


Cross Country

UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships
10th March 2018

Two Team Kennet athletes represented Berkshire in the UK Inter Counties at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on a very muddy course. Luca Vicaria came 206th in the U15B race and Emily Faulkner came 55th in the U20W race helping the Berkshire U20W team to 4th place, the highest placed
Berkshire team.

English Schools’ Cross Country Championships
17th March 2018

A week after running in the Inter Counties Emily Faulkner represented
Berkshire Schools at Temple Newman, Leeds. It was vey windy on the course and Emily came 120th out of 323 runners. The Berkshire team finished 6th on the day.

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Team Kennet’s Stuart Bladon took part in the UK multi Sports Events Championships over the weekend at Sheffield, in the under 17s Heptathlon. Comprising seven events day 1 saw Stuart finish the day in eight place, clocking 7.55 in the 60m sprint for a new personnel best, leaping 1.86 in the high jump and 5.85 in the long Jump later saw him clear 3.46 for a new club u17 indoor record in the pole vault, Day 2 lifted Stuart up with a fast 8.79 in the 60m hurdles, throwing the shot 11.11 and then running the 1000m in 2.52.47 to earn Stuart a 4th place overall out of 26 athletes, setting a new personnel best and club record points tally of 4488.

Team Kennet coach and athlete Deborah Montgomery added more silverware to this years tally, in the UK Masters Championships held at Lee Valley Deborah came 2nd in the veteran 50 age group in the Shot throwing 10.22 and the came Third in the Hammer with 32.52.

Club coach Simon travelled to Lisbon to do the Lisbon half marathon over weekend coming home in 1.58 with some 40000 taking part.

Club chairman Nick Bull was Seaton in Devon’s 10000th park run finisher since November 2016. Nick came 22nd in the event on the day.

Sportshall Regional Finals

Team Kennet had three athletes competing for Berkshire this year.

In the U11 girls, Lyla Goodwin, Grace Wotherspoon and the rest of the Berkshire team came 2nd in the South East Regional final, only beaten by an incredibly narrow margin by Surrey. Both got new personal bests in the Standing Long Jump. Lyla with 2.02m and Grace with 1.96m.

In the U15 boys, Harry Booker was selected for the Berkshire team for the 4th year running. The Berkshire Boys won the regional final with Harry managing 3rd place in the Shot Putt with 11.21m. He will join the rest of the Berkshire team for the national final in April.

UK Indoor Championships

Stuart Bladon took part in the UK u17 Championships in Sheffield at the weekend, clearing 1.85 in the High Jump he managed to finish 4th just missing out of the medals. Winner of the event Dominic Ogbechie leapt 2.22 to break the World age group record.

Oxford XC League Round 4

Team Kennet were in action at Swindon for the fourth round of the Oxford Cross Country League, The Course being hilly and very muddy was quite challenging for the  athletes in very cold conditions.

Kirsten Fraser took the highest placing of the clubs athletes on her best run of the season, her strength down to her training really paying of coming home in 2nd place to guarantee a top 3 finish this season, a cluster of TK girls came home close together benefiting from their training, Zoe Allen with another year in this age group took 4th place, and Eve Brown taking 8th and a fast improving Alanna Smith 14th not far behind.

The Club have several 5th place finishes, Emily Faulkner finishing 5th in the senior ladies races and taking 2nd place in the under 20 age group also securing a top 2 finish helped the Women’s team to 2nd place overall, Annabel Todd was 5th in the under 13 girls race, and younger brother Charlie Todd came 5th in the under 9 race.

The under 15s saw only a few club athletes race, Rebecca Thomson came home in 6th place which was matched by Cameron Langley in the boys race. Izzy Hole made top 10 in the u17 womens coming 9th.

Other TK runners

u9 girls – Lilia Gale 8, Amelia Phililps 11
u9 boys – Ethan Kuijten 6, Harry Strutt 7, Eliott Murphy 11
u11 girls – Katie Pennicott 19, Emma Davies 25, Madeleine Baker 34, Maisy Turner 36, Caitlyn Davies 46
u11 boys – Jacob Woods 16, Kian D Arcy-Mastures 20, Jack Strutt 26, Jacob Avery 34, Jack Pyke 42
u13 girls – Annelise Gale 18, Charlotte Absolom 22
u13 boys – Toby Clark 11, Thomas Matthews 20
u15 girls – Pippa Thomas 18
u15 boys – Luca Vicaria 11, Luke Wild 20
snr women – Sue Francis 27, Kirsty Reade 37
snr men – Chris Hall 79, Bart Kuijten 95, Dean Makar 124, Emiliano Espinar 169, Sean Bird 197, Simon Gale 199

Sportshall League Match 3

Sportshall League Match 3 – 28th January 2018

For the final sportshall league match we took 19 athletes to Eton.

Our best team result came from the U11 girls blue team, who won their second bronze medals of the season. A mix up in the timings on the speedbounce, which meant the girls had to jump for 30 seconds instead of 20, didn’t phase Lyla Goodwin (80 jumps) and Katie Pennicott (76 jumps) as they claimed 1st and 3rd places. Lyla also placed second in Long Jump with 1.94m.

The team had several 4th places in individual events. Katie Pennicott in Foam Javelin with 11.75m, Harriet Gibson in Balance Beam (56sec) and Target throw (6pts). The team, including Neve Wright placed 4 in the 4×1 relay and 6th in the Paarlauf.

For the first time this season we took a second U11 girls team, The two girls had a fantastic first ever match with Alanna Smith winning the foam Javelin with 12.50m and Tilly Sideso matching Harriet in 4th place on the Balance Beam with 6 pts.

The U11 Boys team placed 8th out of 15th overall. The highlights were Theo winning the target throw with 9 pts and Ben coming 3rd in the speedbounce with 53 jumps.

The U13 and 15 teams have kept going all season with reduced numbers, but have had some fantastic individual results. In this match Aimee Dickson (U13) won the speedbounce with 88 jumps, Pheobe Hoaen (U15) won the overhead throw with 6.5m and Sophie Weadon came 4th in the shot putt with 8.78m.

For the boys Harry Booker and Oliver Gregory (U15) continued to dominate the Shot taking 2nd (11.28m) and 3rd (9.88m). The same pairing also managed 4th place in the paarlauf with 90.1s. Oliver Bazin completed the U15 boys team with 5.25m in the overhead throw giving him 4th place.

With the season at an end we have had 3 athletes (U15 – Harry Booker, U11 – Grace Wotherspoon and Lyla Goodwin) selected to compete for Berkshire at the upcoming Regional Final and wish them the best of luck.

There are photos from the event on the Team Kennet Facebook Group.