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.

Road Running Presentation

2019 Road Running leagues were very successful that saw around 60 members take part from 5km to Marathon Distance, Ben Schiffer-Harte took a hattrick of League Division wins to win the top Flight League, while in Division 2 it was a very close affair with top 6 all gunning for the 3 awards, in Division 3 new member George Westall got 3 late runs in to move up to equal 2nd with Paul but as Paul did 4 races he claimed the runner up spot. In the Ladies Cheryl Angell made sure she was going to win from the set and she achieved all race disciplines in the first half of the year, keeping it in the family Daughter Kira tackled the first 3 disciplines to just win League 2

Mens Division 1

1st           Ben Schiffer-Harte                          64

2nd          Simon Gale                                       53

3rd          Bradley Thomas                              37

Mens Division 2

1st           Mark Little                                        46

2nd          Noah Kemp                                       42

3rd          Kim Darcy-Masters                         41

Mens Division 3

1st           Mitch Poustie                                   56

2nd          Paul Kemp                                         39

3rd          George Westall                                39

Ladies Division 1

1st           Cheryl Angell                                    79

2nd          Helen Preedy                                    57

3rd          Emily Faulkner                                 30

Ladies Division 2

1st           Kira Angell                                         31

2nd          Rachel Bladon                                  30

3rd           Emily Tucker                                     15

SEAA Indoor

Hayley Steward from Team Kennet earned herself a Silver Medal in the senior women’s Shot in the South of England indoor track and field Championships at Lee Valley throwing 11.31m. She also came 6th in the long jump 5.17m

Sportshall U13/15 Championships

Sportshall U13/15 Championships

On Sunday 9 of our athlete competed in the Sportshall Berkshire Championships in a combination of individual and team competitions.

Congratulations to our U15 girls who ended an intense afternoon winning team bronze medals. The 2 experienced and 2 first timers all competed both as individuals and as a team, a total of 8 events each.  As individuals Aimee Dickson and Annabel Gibson came joint 5th overall with Lottie Absolum and Gemma Moon coming 11th and 14th respectively.

In the events, the girls had a succession of top 5 performances including Aimee 1st in speedbounce (87) and 3rd in shot (7.72m). Annabel 4th in Long Jump (2.04m) and 5th in speedbounce (73). The pair joined up to come third in the 8 lap paarlauf. Aimee, Annabel, Gemma and Lottie then joined together to  come 4th in the 4×2 lap relay.

The U13 Girls and Boys all competed as individuals. In the girls Lyla Goodwin lead the way coming 11th overall. Clare McGonnell came 28th and Carly Chrisholm 45th. Clare came 3rd in the speedbounce with 75 jumps. Lyla managed 4th place in both the standing long jump (1.96m) and vertical jump (42cm).

The boys were represented by Joseph Hoaen and William Appleby both in their lower year of the U13’s managed individual placings of 17th and 18th respectively.


SEAA Indoors

Team Kennets Zoe Allen secured a Bronze Medal at the South of England Championships held at Lee Valley over the weekend, Zoe in the under 13 girls took part in the 60m sprint winning her heat in 8.78 and then went faster in the final clocking 8.70 to claim her Bronze, she also just missed out on another medal in the Shot throwing 7.73 to take 4th place

Zoe also took part in the Lee Valley Indoor Minithon, Zoe claimed two new Club Indoor Records, dipping under 30 seconds in the 200m clocking 29.25, and in the 600m she ran a fast 1.54.13, she also took part in the Shot to throw 7.98.

Oxford XC League

Team Kennet Athletes were in action at the third round of the Oxford Cross Country League held at Adderbury on Sunday.

Kirsten Fraser in the under 3 girls was the clubs highest placed with a second place which keeps her in contention for overall age group win, Alanna Smith had a fantastic race in 8th place, with Maddie Baker in 28th the team were placed fourth on the day, Rosie Burridge also took part in 38th.

Anna Hall also kept her chances of an age group win, by finishing 3rd in the under 9 girls, Mia Kearney was 6th and Holly Lockett 11th in the same race.

Annelise Gale had her bet run ever in the under 15 girls as she came home in 6th place, Emily Tucker was 16th, and   Georgina Thomson 10th in the under 17 women.

Noah Kemp came 9th in the under 15 Boys.

Elliott Murphy came 7th in the under 11 boys race keeping his hopes on a top 3 overall, Ethan Kuijten was 9th, Max Adams 18th, James Simmons 51st, Barnaby Turner 52nd and Joseph Bell 55th, in the under 11 girls Amber Stiles was 9th, Bethany Maclean 14th, Leilah Gaye 23rd, Lilia Gale 33rd and Lola Mitcham 48th.

Ben Daley was 12th in the under 9 boys which saw a good TK turnout, next home was Noah Lauder-Clark 13th, Kaan Tugcetin 15th, Reuben Kuijten 26th, Azita Bodin 27th, Charlie Adams 32nd and Thomas Mitchell 40th

The Senior Ladies Race, Sue Francis was 38th and Martine Stiles 94th, in the Mens Bradley Thomas was 45th, Phil Murphy 92nd, Chris Hall 100th, Bart Kuijten 108th, Jonjo Stiles 156th, Dean Makar 179th, Mark Little 214th, Andy waters 235th, Kim Darcy-Masters 261st, sean Bird 268th, Simon Gale 276th, Paul Kemp 279th, David Johnston 296th.