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

Road Running League

2018 TK road running Championship Leagues

Division 1 Mens

1st        Dean Makar

2nd       Simon Gale

3rd        Simon Whatson

Division 2 Mens

1st        Ben Schiffer-Harte

2nd       Daniel Hall

3rd        Bradley Thomas

Division 3 Mens

1st        Mark Little

2nd       Gareth Williams

3rd        Daniel Wright

Division 1 Ladies

1st        Helen Preedy

2nd       Cheryl Angell

Division 2 Ladies

1st        Georgina Bradford

2nd       Debbie Dawes

Oxford Cross Country League

Team Kennet’s cross country section were in action on the first weekend of the new year at Horspath in Oxford in the third round of the Oxford Cross Country League, Kirsten Fraser took the best result for the club in the under 13 girls that almost now secures her for a top 3 finish overall, her result also kept the girls in 3rd place in the team standings, Alanna Smith made a welcome return after a serious ankle injury in 19th, with Eve Brown just behind 20th and Maddi Baker 23rd

Nathan Gillis made a rare outing for the club in the Senior mens race, running an excerlent race to come home in 4th place, Bart kuijten was next home in 86th next best scorer.

Oliver Tozer continued his great season to also finish in 3rd place in the under 11 boys putting him 3rd overall in the standings, Ivan Chekmazov came 9th, while in the under 11 girls Zoe Allen pipped on the line for 4th place keeping her 3rd overall in the standings, with Imogen Newby next home in 9th.

Noah Kemp got the better of team mate Toby Clark for the first time this season, finishing 6 and 8th, with Kian Darcy-Masters coming 32nd kept the under 13 boys in 3rd place in the team standings.

in the younger under 9 section Amber Stiles finished 5th, Anna Hall 6th and Loiuse Colby 8th in the girls while Harry Strutt was 9th in the boys

Rebecca Thomson came 7th in the under 15 girls race with Annelise Gale 9th and Emily Tucker 19th.

Luke wild came in 27th in the under 15 boys race.

other results

u11s

Emma Davies 27, Leilah Gaye 29, Lelia Gale 45

Ethan Kuijten 13, Elliot Murphy 15, Jacob Avery 23, Bertram Pilkington 50

Senior men

Vincent Page 212, Andy Waters 225, Bradley Thomas 227, Mitch Poustie 235, Kim Darcy-Masters 261, Simon Gale 274, Richard Kearn 302, Colin Price 313

Senior ladies

Sue Francis 35

Xmas Fun Night

Team Kennet’s Christmas night brought a lot of Christmas Colour and themes from around the world, just over 60 juniors turned up from 7 to 14.

On the night best Female went to Scarlett Mizan with Anna Hall runner up and Chloe Yorston third, in the Males Ethan Kuijten won with William Appleby runner up and James Fenner third.

Guess the Number went to Anna Hall, with Oliver Lloyd taking the second number and trading his prize for the Envelope which when he opened surprised him with £15, and Zoe Allen took 3rd in the Number challenge

South of England Combined Events

Team Kennet’s Anna Montagne earned herself her first major medal at the weekend in the South of England Pentathlon at Lee Valley in the under 17 age group.

Anna’s score of 3255 which gave her third equal on the day was a club record points score, on her way to Bronze she also broke the clubs under 17 High Jump indoor record clearing 1.60m, she threw the Shot 10.33, jumped 4.93 in the long jump clocked a fast 9.44 in the 60m hurdles and ran the 800m in 2.36.94