The Beale Beastie Triathlon

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

U13 Inter Counties

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.

Wessex League Match 3

Team Kennet were in action in their third round of matches in the Wessex Junior Track and Field League, going into the match in third place and against the top team was going to be tough. A great team effort saw them finish second.
Basingstoke                     598
Team Kennet                   503
Oxford City                      437
Wimborne                        367
Poole AC                           159
Fleet                                   157
It was the males that shone in today’s match. The under 13 boys winning their section on the track and Stuart Bladon won his 800m by a home straight in 2.22.7 as he broke the club record and with Ryan Cannons winning the B string 2.38 for a great Double. Both teamed up in the High Jump to record another Double win with Bladon 1.40 and Cannons 1.35. Zachariah Montgomery came a close 2nd in the Shot 7.24 with a B string win coming from Connor Sitton 6.27 and Sam Davis made it another 2nd in the Discus 17.55 with Montgomery just behind to take a B string win in 17.13. Stuart Bladon leapt to 4.09 for 2nd in the long jump which was matched by Cameron Langley in the B with 3.78. Daniel Hockaday could only get 4th in the 75m hurdles with Calvin Suppo taking 2nd in the B string, Both Toby Thomas and Joshua Sells scored good points in the 1500m and in the sprints Suppo, Tom Hills, Hockaday and Langley could only get 4th and 5th places.
The under 15 boys secured another team win and another 800m double came from Dominic De Monte in 2.18.79 p.b., with Evan Hartley making a great return after a long injury with a superb win in the B string 2.21.41. Hartley made it a win earlier in the day in the 80m hurdles in 12.3 with Ben Armstrong making it another Double in 15.17. More double wins came from Dylan Suppo 5.39 and Ben Armstrong 4.57 in the Long Jump, Rafael Ribeiro 43.66 and James Hills 30.91 in the Javelin while Max Gibbs took another win in the High jump as the club dominated this event in all areas with 1.55. In the Shot both Ribiero and Max Carnell added two second places while back on the track in the 300m race a photo finish had to settle things and both TK lads came 2nd in their strings with best times Max Gibbs 41.75 and De Monte 42.42. The Sprints were of high quality with Dylan Suppo 3rd A string 12.23 and Max Carnell 2nd B string 12.78 and in the 200m Suppo 24.61 for 2nd and Carnell 25.84 for third B string. The Relay quartet of Carnell, Suppo, James and Gibbs came in second 51.82.
The under 13 girls got back to winning ways again dominating the middle distance as Mai Brown won her 800m in a new best time of 2.31.56 with Izzy Hole 3rd in the B string 2.46.36 and in the 1200m a superb last 100m from Anna Pettit won her race in 4.07.72 p.b. with Izzy Brown 3rd in the B string. A great double came in the high jump Anna Pettit jumping out of her skin to smash her best with 1.35 and new comer Tabitha Hyslop 1.30 and another double win  came in the Shot with Mai Eldridge 9.23 and Maddi Barnes 6.70. This was matched in the Discus with Eldridge 20.85 and Kora-May Stevens 14.68. Further points were won by Sophie Stancombe and Ellen English in the Sprints.
The under 15 girls came away with a great second place in the team event with best points coming from the 800m as Holly Donohoe came third in 2.30.83 and Amelia McKay 2nd B string 2.32.66. In the 300m Donohoe added another 3rd place 45.76 and Georgia Featherstone 2nd in the B string 47.59 and Georgia Featherstone added a second in the B string 200m with Callie Leighton adding points in both 100 and 200m races. New Comer Charlotte Booker earned points in both high jump and shot as Susie Drake did in her High Jump and 1500m
The under 17 women had tough opposition Georgina Bradford produced another best time in the 800m coming 2nd in 2.21.29 with Carys Cox winning the B string in 2.23.48 and Cox later won the 300m 44.40 and Jordan Donovan taking the B string 45.36. Donovan won the long jump in 4.87 with Bradford 3rd place in the B string, which she also achieved in the Discus 19.92. In the sprints both Natasha Roue and Harriet Allan came third and in the 200m Donovan 2nd A string and Roue 3rd in the B string.
The under 17 men had to settle for 4th place in the team, Thomas Murphy clearing 1.65 in the High jump for 2nd A string with Joe Osler winning the B string 1.60. Joe Osler making it a second in the Shot 9.63 with Christian Randall 8.96 for a B string win. In the Discus a double win came from Randall 25.95 and Alex Davis while Randall made it anther win in the Javelin 41.44 and finally the long jump Murphy came 4th 5.14 with Osler 2nd in the B string 5.08.
In the under 11 quadkids section, the boys ran out overall winners with 903 points with Ben East taking individual 1st place with Harry Booker 5th and Thomas Joyce 7th. The girls came 3rd overall with 700 points with Francesca Young (4th) and Isabel Stevens (9th) making the top 10. Individually Francesca took 1st place in the long jump and 3rd in the 75m while Isabel took 2nd place in the vortex and Harry and Ben dominated the boys vortex taking  1st and 2nd place by almost 10m.

Biggleswade Open

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 U20s Championships

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.

Club Ambassador

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.

Junior British Interegional Triathlon Championships

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.

CAU Inter County

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.

BBO Cross Country

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.

SAL Match 3

Team Kennet secured a convincing win in match 3 of the Southern Athletics League on Saturday at Bracknell in the summer heat. On the Day a large squad recorded 22 wins and 6 Club records were broken.
Team Kennet                                     330.5
Hastings                                               269.5
Bracknell                                              265
Horsham                                              198
Sutton                                                  80
Medway                                              DNA
Callum O’Neil  was one of the best performances of the day as he broke the clubs 11 year old 5000m record to take a brilliant win with a fast 16.23.8 with team mate Tom Munt taking 2nd in the B string. Millie Calkin continued to break club records, Firstly in the 100m securing a tight win with 12.7 then later on making it a double win in the 200m 25.8. Alisha Bradford alsoset a new club record in the Hammer with 21.62 her non favoured event. Josh Willock also made sure he was a club record breaker as he leapt to a great 12.74 in the triple jump for a win and new club record. George Hunter making it a double win in the B string with 11.96. Both were also part of the men’s 4 x 100m relay quartet with Nathan Gillis and Samuel Randall coming home in 2nd place with 45.2 another new club record, being beaten by just 0.1 second.
Many Age Group Club records went on the day – a  total of 16. Rachel Bladon had a superb day setting new w45 records as she won the 1500m Steeplechase in 5.54.3 with Mary Allan winning the B string 7.00.3. Earlier in the Day Bladon won her B string 800m and was 3rd in the A string High jump. Carys Cox tackled the 400m for the first time and she wasn’t disappointed as she blasted from the gun to win with a new club u17 record of 61.6 with team mate Georgina Bradford winning the B string in 64.2. Bradford earlier secured a new best time in the 800m as came second in the A string with 2.22.1
Team Captain Nick Bull teamed up with Samuel Randall in the 400m Hurdles with Randall winning the A string 61.1 and Bull winning the B string 72.5 in a new v45 club record. Nathan Gillis continued his form in the league with a great battle in the 800m to be edged to second place with 1.55.4 a new u20 CR and Alex Hanson made sure he won the B string in 2.01.4. Both teamed up again in the 1500m Gillis matched same placing 2nd with 4.15.1, and Hanson winning the B string 4.31.5.
In the men’s Sprints Willock won the 100m in 11.0 with Matt Hunter 3rd B string 12.1, and in the 200m Willock came 2nd in 22.4 with Randall same position in the B string 22.8. Daniel Collis came 2nd in the A string 2000m Steeplechase with 7.17 with Bull also 2nd place in the B string setting another new Club v45  Record 8.18.5. Both High Jumpers struggled in the men’s high jump with Tom Murphy only clearing 1.65 for 3rd A string with Joe Osler matching the same height but winning the B string. Murphy came 3rd in the long jump later on in the day with 5.39, while in the Pole Vault a good battle could only see Simon Scholes 3.20m good enough for 3rd place.
The men’s throws fared well for a change in the Javelin without the clubs best athlete. Christian Randall stepping upto A string came 2nd with 39.02 and Matt Hunter also 2nd place with 36.19. Both Randall Brothers came 3rd in their strings of the shot, and in the Discus C. Randall 5th A and Stan Chambers 3rd B string.   Finally in the men’s events the 4 x 400m team were involved in a battle to the line with Bracknell to be given joint 1st in 3.36.3
Jordan Donovan picked up B string wins firstly in the Long Jump with 4.64 then later on in the 200m with a great 26.9. Harriet Allan secured good points again for the club in the technical events, firstly in the 400m hurdles finishing 3rd place with team mate Kirsty Bennet 1st B string and then in the sprint hurdles Allan also came 3rd in A string and one place higher in the B string High jump 1.30 30 and Natasha Roue came 4th in 100m B string in 14.2.
In the longer distance 3000m Chloe Scaplehorn came in 3rd place 12.07.2 and Bennet secured another B string win 12.16.1. In the Triple Jump Carys Cox came 3rd in the A string 8.65 with G. Bradford 2nd B string 8.38 and  in the throws new comer Deborah Montgomery marked her Debut with a club v45 record in the Javelin for 3rd A string 23.95 with Alisha Bradford 2nd B string 17.64, Vicky Bradford matched her Daughter in the B string Hammer in 2nd place with 9.67, Both A Bradford and Montgomery were 2nd in their strings of the Discus 28.26 and 18.33 while in the shot both were teamed up again for 3rd A string 8.21 and 2nd B string 6.86.
The Womens 4x400m relay team of G. Bradford, Cox, Allan and Donovan again just missed the clubs record coming home in 2nd place 4.28.8