Team Kennet Triathlon and Athletics Club saw nearly 20 of its club runners out at the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday, in very Windy conditions but warm.
First home for the club was Veteran runner Chris Turner in 1hr 23mins 11seconds finishing in 283rd place, next home was the clubs newest runner Ben Schiffer-Harte in 1hr 26mins and 27 seconds finishing in 417th place. Other club runners
Mark Dunstan 1111th 1.36.29
Mark Gallimore 1210th 1.37.44
Helen Preedy 1383rd 1.39.14
Sean Bird 2323rd 1.46.07
Neil Atherton 2349th 1.46.16
Mark Cannons 1.47.05
Roger Davis 2656th 1.48.24
Georgia Marriott 3010th 1.51.14
John Marriott 3009th 1.51.14
Kim D’Arcy-Masters 1.54.03
Tony Duck 3557th 1.55.23
Simon Gale 4643rd 1.59.14
Gerry Isles 6105th 2.08.23
Jenny Drake 6696th 2.12.54
Cheryl Angell 9079th 2.43.11
Team Kennet Athletes blitzed the local Newbury Bayer 10k and fun runs in the town on Sunday in superb running temperatures that brought out the crowds to line the streets and cheer all the runners home.
In the youngsters’ races the girls thrived, cleaning up all the awards possible, in the under 16 race Lucy Wells took full advantage to win by 16 seconds from team mates Georgina Thomson and Rebecca Thomson, with only 5 seconds seperating the twins, Lily D Arcy Mastures came home in 8th place.
In the younger under 11 race Aimee Dickson was the clear winner by 12 seconds from Annabel Gibson and Kirsten Fraser, other girls who were placed were Harriet Gibson 11th, Emma Davies 13th and Caitlyn Davies 27th.
The boys also were in the mix, in the older age group Bradley Thomas came away with a well deserved 2nd place in the u16s while in the u11s Kian D Arcy Mastures claimed his first ever award coming 3rd and Joe Hamshaw was 9th.
The Main 10km race saw 750 finishers, Callum O’Neill made sure he didn’t go wrong as in last years race to finish 3rd overall in 34.56, several other club mates ran Bart Kuijiten 23rd 40.28, Dean Makar 43.09, Tony Duck 47.09, Chris Thomson 47.16, Roger Davis 49.24, Colin Price 54.40.
several of the clubs younger athletes parents also ran and enjoyed the race.
Four Team Kennet athletes took part in the London Marathon on Sunday. First home was Chris Turner in 2018th place in a time of 2:59:34 which was 432nd Vet 40. Next was John Marriott in 4883rd place in a time of 3:21:15. This was 424th in the Vet 50 category. Helen Preedy was 7804th in a time of 3:31:27 which was 825th in the Women’s 18-39 category while Emilliano Espinar was 8054th in 3:37:44 which was 1034th Vet 45.
In the British Athletic Road Running Championships for Juniors, held alongside the marathon, Sam Hart finished 10th in the 4Km race for Under 15s in a time of 15:25.
Meanwhile in the Bicester Junior Triathon Tristar 3 category, Phoebe Hoaen was 41st in 47:28 with Lucy Draper 47th in 49:42.
Team Kennet entered several teams in the younger age groups of the SEAA Road Relays held at Aldershot over the weekend.
The under 15 boys produced the clubs best performance of the day, with Sam Hart leading the first leg for the Club came home in 9.33 in 4th place, he handed over to James McLaughlin having a great run in 10.19 coming home in 4th place still within a shout of medals, Stuart Bladon was next known as a 800m runner he also ran well with a atime of 10.40 for his 2997m leg handing over in 8th place, Ryan Cannons anther 800m runner clocked 11.27 to bring them home in 14th place.
The under 13 girls saw the club field 3 teams, Lucy Wells led the A team home in 12th place with a time of 11.43, Anna Pettit coming back from injury ran solid with 11.59 brought the team in 9th handing over to Lucy Draper clocking 12.48 for the team to finish in 18th place.
the B team of Georgina Thomson 13.16, Izzy Brown 14.43 and Rebecca Thomson 14.40 came 51st and C team Pippa Thomas 13.37, Poppy Bladon 15.54 and daisy Tolhurst 14.07 came 54th
The under 13 boys team came 36th Thomas joyce ran the first leg in 12.28 and superb run from Toby Thomas 12.02 moved the boys to 30th a injured Alex McLaughlin 13.38 brought them home in 36th place
Team Kennet’s Athletes were in action on Sunday in the Reading Half Marathon, a large turnout from the club saw new comer Daniel Hall first home in 1 hr 23mins 44secs in 417th place, not far behind was Paul Hendry in 1.24.58, Dean Makar was next home in 1.29.44 with vet 50 John Marriott 1.32.45, Dave Mitcham 1.35.53, James Wilding 1.37.26, Helen Preedy 1.39.08, Roger Davis 1.48.44
Team Kennet sent 11 teams to the South of England Road Relays held at Rushmoor Arena at Aldershot over the weekend.
The best result of the day came from the under 13 boys who where in a shout for a medal most the way round, finishing in 6th place overall which is the clubs highest position in this event and will get automatic invitation to the UK Championships.
Stuart Bladon went first over the 2.8km course clocking 10.49 the 20th fastest of the day coming in 11th, James McLaughlin ran a superb leg in 11.00 to put them yellow vests in 3rd, just a whisker away from the front, Ryan Cannons took the third leg slipping back to 6th place with 11.47 and another fast leg from Sam Clarke 11.15 secured the 6th place finish. The boys had a B team which came 41st, Daniel Hockaday 13.21, Toby Thomas 12.46, Joshua Sells 12.21 and Jack Cannons 12.47
The under 13 girls gave it a good go, the A team saw Mai Brown lead off over their 2.2km course coming home in 8th place in 8.49, she handed over to Anna Pettit who clocked a fast 9.00 in 11th place and Izzy Hole brought the team home in 16th place clocking 9.26. The B team and C team battled together, Lucy Wells lead the B team in 47th with 9.36 while Lucy Draper clocking 9.44 for the C team came home in 58th, Phoebe Hoaen was next in the B team 10.38 slipping to 64th, while the C team overtook the B with Izzy Brown 10.25 for 62nd place. Finally Kira Angell made up the difference of 5 seconds to bring the B team home in 56th with 10.05 and Megan Myhill the C team 11.02
In the under 17 women relay, Carys Cox led the A team in 35th with 12.03, with Kirsty Bennet 46th leading the B team 13.04. Georgina Bradford took the 2nd leg for the A team moving up to 28th with 12.27 and Harriet Allan also moved the B team up to 43rd place with 13.49 which they stayed overall, Chloe Scaplehorn ran slightly faster than the second leg clocking 12.21 to keep the same placing of 28th place.
The under 15 boys race was close affair over the first two legs. Sam Hart gave the team a good start coming home in 15th with 10.06 and another good run from Tom Murrell with 10.32 moved the team to 14th place. Next was Dominic Demonte who clocked 11.40 to hand over in 22nd to Jamie Maughan clocking 11.17 to finish 22nd place.
The under 15 girls came a creditable 69th place in the biggest field of the day, Susie Drake took the first leg coming home in 53rd 12.23 with Amelia Mckay moving up a few places to 49th with 12.26 and last minute stand in Kiah-Jay stevens 16.33 for 69th.
The following day saw the men’s races. The vet 50 team came 16th place overall, with John Marriott clocking 24.33 and Mike Sheridan (v60) 24.04 the fastest two, Colin Price and Ron Stephenson (v60) were the other two athletes. The vet 40 team came 29th. Justin Wells led the way with a 24.16 over the 7.6km course and Chris Hall 23.28 kept the team in the top 20. Next was Simon Hockaday with Paul Quaintance bringing the team home.