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.

Xmas Theme Night

Team Kennet last Wednesday Night before Christmas Theme night was another success, over 60 young Juniors did the Christmas Session in the Sportshall, with tasks all night to earn prizes, The Best Customs went to  Imogen Cowell and Luke Styles with runners up Isla Ladds and Joshua Ladds and third places to Izzy Carrol and Flynn Murray.

The guess the numbers game, the first number 51 was guessed in less than a minute by Anna Hall, next number was 20 which was won by Luke Styles and finally last number 88 was Ethan Knight.

The Challenge games was to hit the targets set his in Vertical Jump which was 45, Speed Bounce 66 in 20 seconds, Stretch n Reach 35 and to achieve 2 Horse Shoes on the target from 3 tries., 12 prizes were up for grabs these went to Tyler Vines, Louise Colby, Jonathan Chism, Nicole Brooks, Kaan Tugcetin, Aiden Fleming, Zac Humphreys, Harry Fenner, Harry Barnes, Bethany MaClean, Ben Daley and Luke Styles taking his third prize of the night.

Finally it was the Santa run, 5 lines of relay teams set up to run down and get a few sweets at a time, they were joined by the older group from the gym.

All the prize winners came out to be given a envelope each, 3 had cash prizes, they were given a chance to trade for a brown envelope which had £20, one lucky person did swap and won the £20. All the winners had to open the envelopes at the same time.

SEAA Heptathlon

Team Kennet’s Stuart Bladon broke every record going over the weekend in the under 20 South of England Heptathlon Championships to be crowned Champion setting a new South of England Championship record of 5040 pts.

On his way he also broke every single individual event club record, day 1 saw the 60m sprint clocking a very fast 7.31 that put him in 2nd place after event one, His Long jump saw a big 6.36m but this slipped Stuart to 4th place in the standings, but with a big Shot throw of 12.63 this moved him up to third place, the last event of day 1 was the high jump, clearing 1.89 he ended the day in second place.

Day 2 started of with the 60m hurdles and event Stuart is now really thriving on, he clocked a very fast 8.32 to keep him in 2nd place but closed the gap, next event came was the Pole Vault, the event leader had pulled out so this meant Bladon could seal a win on a high clearance, he did so with a first time ever of the 4m mark eventually clearing 4.03m to take the lead with just one event left the 1000m endurance run, although he wasn’t the quickest but his time of 2.54.41 was still impressive but crossed the line as event winner and a new Championship Record.

Berks XC Championships

The 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.

The Clubs 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.

The Clubs 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.

Sportshall U11 Championship

Under 11 Sportshall Championship

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 lap.

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.

Oxford Cross Country Match 2

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

Sportshall League Match 2

Berkshire Sportshall League Match 2

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.

Park Run Challenge

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