Team Kennet Tri athletes were out in force at the Beale Beastie Triathlon on Sunday, dominating the event saw some 10 club athletes finish in the top 50, first home was Cameron Craik in 65.16 followed by Bart Kuijten and 2nd Vet 40 in 67.55, Daniel Wright having a good race saw him finish 14th in 70min, while next home was vet 50 in 21st John Marriott finishing 3rd Vet 50 in 71.57, Mark Dunstan 74.08 was next home in 29th followed in 34th by Phil Cowhig 74.48, just behind was Martin Colston 75.30 then Roger Davis 38th 75.59 and Graham Muse 40th 76.47, Dean Makar settled in 46th place 77.27, Sean Bird 80.08, Mark Gallimore 64th 81.26, Georgia Marriott 80th 83.56 and Ron Stephenson 97th and 1st Vet 60 86.59
Team Kennet had 6 athletes representing Berkshire u13 team at Kingston on Sunday in the Inter Counties match.
Stuart Bladon came close to winning in the Boys as he leapt to 1.50 in the high jump only to be beaten into 2nd place on count back. For the girls Kira Angell won the B string of the Javelin in a new p.b. of 26.21 to help the girls come 3rd overall in the match while the Javelin A string was club athlete Millie Quaintance where she threw 24.96 to come 6th.
Mai Brown took full control of the B string 1500m as she earned herself a new best time and winning the race in 5.07 while Mia Eldridge had a busy day doing two events. She was the A string in the Shot, her favoured event, coming 3rd with 9.11 and B string in the Discus where she threw 21.78 for 4th place. Zachariah Montgomery earned himself a massive best throw of 8.22 for 7th place in the B string of the shot.
Well done to all the Team Kennet athletes who took part.
Team Kennet’s U20’s Javelin Thrower Luke Angell rounded off his high flying season with a win at the Biggleswade open competition on Saturday. Lying 2nd after 3 throws, Luke pulled out a big 4th round throw to take the win with 58.67. Luke has represented Berkshire u20’s and seniors at Inter-counties level and is currently the South of England U20’s Champion after winning at Crystal Palace in June but the highlight of his year is representing England at the Welsh International Championships in July coming a worthy 3rd place. Luke will now go into winter training and coaching to get prepared for his last year as an U20 next year.
England Athletics U20’s & U23’S Championships & World trials.
Team Kennet’s Luke Angell took up the challenge at Bedford on Saturday in the English Athletics U20’s & U23’S Championships & World trials. Luke took on a number of top 10 Javelin throwers in the country in the Men’s U 20’s section. Up against the best, Luke came in 4th with a throw of 57.61. With less that 1.5m distance between 2nd & 4th Luke has firmly put Team Kennet out there, and at only 18yrs old Luke is still progressing. Congratulations.
Team Kennet have made Two Time Olympic Athlete Jessica Harrison an Ambassador Of Team Kennet for her performance in international triathlon over 26 years and being involved in the club throughout her career. she is an inspiration to all junior and senior athletes around the globe and will have time now to visit the club as shes now retired from World Triathlon competitions. Jess came and helped out with the Junior Track and Field Championships on Wednesday Night as nearly 200 Youngsters attended, she was presented the framed picture with upto date club wear at the presentations later that evening before handing out medals to the winning athletes.
Last Friday saw James McLaughlin compete in the U15 British Triathlon Interregional Championships at The National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. James had qualified along with Sammy Hart (another Team Kennet and NDSC teammate who unfortunately was unable to make the event) to represent the South Central region (Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire) against the 11 other English Regions, Wales and Scotland. The event was part of the British U20 Triathlon Festival. James who competes for Team Kennet Athletics and Triathlon Club and Newbury District Swimming Club is the first athlete from either of these clubs to compete at the championships. The event which followed the same rules as the elite triathlon events that the Brownlee brothers race in, started with a 350m swim from a dive start followed by a 5km drafting cycle and finally a 2.5km run. James had a good swim coming in towards the back of the main swim pack. The cycle leg was difficult as it was so short and although he managed to overtake a number of competitors he was unable to get into the main cycle pack. Finishing off with a strong run though he was soon picking up places coming through the field to finish in a fantastic 21st place in the UK, in his first year in the age-group.
Team Kennet had three athletes compete for Berkshire senior team in the UKCAU Inter Counties Match at Bedford over the weekend.
Nathan Gillis competed in the 800m and had to qualify to reach the finals the following day, he did this finishing 2nd in his heat with 1.54.21, the following day he finished 6th in a tactical race with 1.56.39
Luke Angell was just short of his best distance in the Javelin, now getting used to higher level competition came 6th with 58.47 and finally Sam Randall came 5th in his heat of the 400m in 51.34 but not progressing any further.
Team Kennet Athletes faired well on a warm but very damp course in Slough in the annual Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire Cross Country Champs on Saturday.
Nathan Gillis Struck Gold as he won the Under 20 age group competing in the Senior Mens race finishing 14th overall.
In the lower age groups, the under 17 womens team came 5th with Georgina Bradford 14th with Chloe Scaplehorn 21st and Carys Cox 22nd. The under 13 girls had two teams Mai Brown first home in 27th with Izzy Hole 29th and Lucy Wells 31st bringing the A team home in 9th place, Bethan Philp 62nd, Emily Collins 65th and Phoebe Hoaen 67th made up the B team coming 20th and Olivia Lamb was the other club athlete in 72nd one of the biggest fields ever for the under 13 girls.
Tom Murrell came an excellent 14th place in the under 15 boys with Josh Livingstone 29th while in the under 13 boys Alex Long came 39th and for the under 15 girls Susie Drake was 33rd with Rosa Lawrence 40th.
The Senior Mens was led by Gillis with Dean Makar 57th, Iain Adams 62nd, Justin Wells 72nd, Chris Treacher 73rd, Colin Price 92nd for a good top 10 team finish.