Barrie Strange Throws Competition

Team Kennet saw several of its throws squad take part in the Barry Strang Throws Competition at Oxford.

Ben East moved up to the under 15 boys age group and set a new club record in the Javelin by throwing 44.62m, last years UK number 1 had to settle for 2nd place first time he has been beaten for several years. elsewhere in the same age group also movin up Harry Booker won both his events Shot 10.70 and Discus 29.53 and Oliver Gregory placed third in the Shot 9.63 and in the Discus reaching 21m
Charlotte Booker threw a new club record in the under 17 Womens Hammer 23.14 and achived 20.55 in the Discus
The under 13 boys age group Kian Hockaday threw 26.32 in the javelin, all athletes on the day threw Personnel Bests

Lee Valley Indoor

AnnaIndoorUnder 15 Anna Pettit competed in the Lee Valley middle distance indoor track and field on Wednesday evening taking part in the 1500m, Aiming to go under the 5 minute barrier for the first time she smashed it by clocking 4.56.04 which is a new club indoor record and puts Anna 8th in the UK rankings but in England number 1

800m Indoor

Team Kennet’s Alex Hanson, currently studying at Central Arkansas University won the 800m at the Emory Crossplex Invitational Meet in Birmingham, Alabama, USA on January 22nd in a time of 1:54:04 helping his University men’s team win  the overall event against teams from across the southern United States.

London Games

16266001_10155731139844606_8013702080228016796_nTeam Kennet had several athletes take part in the London Games over the weekend at Lee Valley, in the under 15 girls 800m Anna Pettit set the fastest time to win her race in 2.24.36 to beat her own club record and still remain unbeaten in any competition over the Winter, Stuart Bladon took part in the under 17 mens 400m clocking 55.54 winning his heat and later leapt 10.58 in the triple jump for 7th place, Zach Montgomery took part in the Shot in the same age group throwing a new best and a new club record of 11.14 coming 4th.


SEAA Indoor Championships

u15-anna-pettitTeam Kennet struck gold at the recent South of England Indoor Track and Field Championships at Lee Valley over the weekend, in the under 15 girls Anna Pettit took part in the 1500m, unbeaten over the winter in any event indoors and outdoors she stepped up to run 5.05.3 to take gold and her first major title.

Stuart Bladon took part in the under 17 Mens High Jump to finish 5th with a leap of 1.70



Lee Valley Indoor Open

A few TK athletes travelled to Lee Valley on New Year’s day for an Indoor Open. Kian Hockaday ran 9.46 over 60m narrowly missing a club record but did manage to beat his brother’s 200m record by running 31.86. Brother Daniel ran 8.13 over 60m in the under 17 boys while Anna Pettit ran 2.26.70 in the Under 15 girls 800m.

Top 50 Rankings

Team Kennet top 50 UK Athlete Rankings

Under 13 Girls

Discus                         Sophie Wheadon                   20th                  24.74

Under 13 Boys

Javelin                        Ben East                                 1st                    44.76

Discus                         Harry Booker                        2nd                   35.27

                                    Oliver Gregory                     39th                  23.25

Shot                            Harry Booker                        4th                    11.36

                                    Oliver Gregory                     14th                  9.99

Under 15 Girls

3000m                         Lucy Wells                             21st                  10.46.23

Javelin                        Millie Quaintance                 33rd                 33.59

Under 15 Boys

Pentathlon                 Stuart Bladon                                    12th                  2675pts

High Jump                 Stuart Bladon                                    14th                  1.78

3000m                         James McLaughlin               28th                  9.38.6

Shot                            Zach Montgomery                39th                  12.15

Triple Jump              Stuart Bladon                                    45th                  11.58                          

Under 17 Men

3000m                         Sam Hart                               33rd                 8.57.53

Under 20 Men

800m                           Nathan Gillis                         4th                    1.48.88

                                    Alex Hanson                          20th                  1.52.15

5000m                         Alex Hanson                          36th                  15.44.8

                                    Callum O Neill                      49th                  16.05.5

Under 23 Men

Javelin                        Luke Angell                           11th                  57.00                                      

Under 23 Disability

Discus F38                 George Anstie                       3rd                   25.56

Vet Women 45

1500m S/C                 Rachel Bladon                       1st                    6.03.1

2000m S/C                 Rachel Bladon                       1st                    8.24.8

400m H                      Rachel Bladon                       5th                    82.2

400m                           Rachel Bladon                       10th                  67.1

800m                           Rachel Bladon                       11th                  2.33.4

Vet Women 50

Shot                Deborah Montgomery                      8th                    9.02 (AT 14th)

                        Cheryl Angell                                    34th                  6.76

Discus             Deborah Montgomery                      8th                    21.78

                        Cheryl Angell                                    46th                  15.16

Javelin            Deborah Montgomery                      5th                    23.46

                        Cheryl Angell                                    34th                  13.08

Hammer        Cheryl Angell                                    25th                  20.94

Vet Men 35

High Jump     Simon Scholles                                  25th                  1.53

Discus             Simon Scholles                                  48th                  23.14

Javelin            Simon Scholles                                  48th                  30.60

Hammer        Simon Scholles                                  50th                  17.65

Vet Men 40

2000m S/C     Chris Turner                                     8.28.8              22nd

Discus             Steve McClean                                  30.27               37th

400m               Justin Wells                                       58.3                 42nd

Shot                Steve McClean                                  9.40                 50th

Vet Men 45

2000m S/C     Nick Bull                                            8.38.4              17th

High Jump     Nick Bull                                            1.45                 29th

400m H          Nick Bull                                            83.6                 42nd

3000m S/C     Nick Bull                                            15.39.3            44th

Biggleswade Open

Team Kennet Athletes were in action at the Biggleswade Open in Bedfordshire end of September, two athletes stole the whole meeting, Under 13 Ben East threw a massive 50.35m in the Javelin to extend his own club record and personnel best, this throw put him number 2 in the Uk all time rankings and 6m clear of his rival in the 2016 rankings.  His team mate as all season Harry Booker also threw a new club record and best throw in the Discus as he threw 35.27 to go 16th in the All Time Rankings, but coming home later found that another thrower in the country knocked him of UK Number 1 by just centimetres .

Deborah Montgomery also broke her own vet 50 Shot putt record taking it to 9.10.

Kira Angell in the under 15 girls also broke her own club High Jump record clearing 1.51.


T38 George Anstey  23.81 pb
U17M James Hills 31.01
U17W Charlotte booker 22.54
Vet 50 Cheryl Angell 15.16
U13g Sophie Wheadon 24.74 pb
U13g poppy Bladon 20.08 pb


Snr Luke Angell    22.71
U13b Oliver Ford  14.96
V50 Cheryl Angell 20.48
U17W Charlotte Booker 19.73
U15g Kira Angell 18.63
U13g Sophie Wheadon 13.68


Snr Luke Angell  54.75
V50 Cheryl Angell 13.08
U13b Kian Hockaday  24.37 pb
U13 g Sophie Wheadon 21.31


Snr Luke Angell  9.19
T38 George Anstey 8.35 pb
U17M James Hills 10.26
U15B Zach Montgomery  11.58
U13b Harry Booker  10.62
Vet 50 Cheryl Angell 6.76

High Jump

U20 Joe Osler 1.75
U15b Stuart Bladon 1.70

Triple Jump

U20 Joe Osler 12.33
U15b Stuart Bladon 10.87

Long Jump

U15b Tom Hills 4.31
U13b Oliver Ford 3.75


U15b Zach Montgomery  13.05
U13b Ben East 13.91  pb


U13B Harry Booker 29.47 pb


Georgina Thomson  5.36.84 pb
Rebecca Thomson 5.45.54


U17W Rosa Lawrence  12.30.2


Vet 45 Simon Hockaday 22.36.46

75m H

U15g Kira Angell 14.08

ESAA Combined Events

stuartTeam Kennet’s Stuart Bladon took part in the English Schools Combined Pentathlon Championships  in Exeter on Saturday in the Junior Boys, Bringing all the Best u15 Pentathletes from over the UK, Stuart achieved four new personnel bests as he came 11th out of 43.

His  best ever Score of 2675pts, was rewarded from the beginning as he clocked 12.2 in the 80m hurdles to set a best time, full of confidence he then threw the Shot 10.26 first time over the 10m mark,, his Long Jump didn’t go to plan but achieved 5.02, then his best two events he finished 5th best in both firstly the High Jump clearing 1.70 and then breaking his own best 800m time of 2.12.6