Lee Valley Open

Team Kennet’s  Ben East took part in the Lee Valley Open at the weekend, in the under 17  event The javelin Ben Threw a massive 73.04m to extend his own club record but to put him in 5th overall in the under 17 all Comers list and topping the UK rankings so far this year, Bens training partner Liam Cawley also took part in the same event throwing just over 55m, Liam who picked up a Serious ankle injury in February had to have an operation on his foot, he turned around all odds to get back throwing this year and start his campaign to throw over 60 metres before the season finishes, Both Athletes are coached by Luke Angell and part of his Javelin Academy at Team Kennet

Virtual Club Championships

Team Kennet Athletes took part in a Virtual Club Championships Lock down Challenge in their Gardens, local park or even in the road during mid June.

There were seven events for athletes to tackle, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, 10m x 10m sprint, Toilet Roll High Jump, Chest Push, Speed Bounce and Overhead behind throw.

Highest age group to declare results were under 11s, Event winners Amber Stiles and Harry Fenner scored well throughout, Amber bouncing 80 times in 30 seconds in Speed Bounce, while Harry best was his Overhead behind throw of 13.60m, William Mcdonald  controlled the jumps by winning these 1.95 in long and 5.56 in triple and even jumping 7 toilet rolls high.

Under 13s saw another good entry Zoe Allen winning the girls with a 2.14 long jump and 6.70 triple jump best of her events, Bethany MaClean bouncing a very impressive 90 speed bounces in 30 seconds, James Fenners 8 toilet roll jumps was his best.

Under 9 age group Isla ladds would of won whole age group, very impressive throwing and another good speed bounce of 70 in 30 seconds boys winner was Luke Stiles with his overhead Behind Throw 7.18 his best event

The Seniors saw Martine Stiles win the females another good speed bounce of 83 in 90 seconds and Steve MaClean winning the male section wit ha huge 20.29 Overhead behind throw. Hayley Steward lept 9 Toilet Rolls on her best event and clocking 27.2 in the 10x10m finishing runner up in the females, male runner up went to Jonjo Stiles his best event 10 x 10m 26.8

Only two girls took part in the under 15s Annabel MaClean came out on top over Aimee Dickson, Maclean jumping 2.14 in standing long jump and bounding 86 speed bounces, Aimee best was Chest push throwing 9.80m

Team Kennet Virtual Club Championship Results

Under 9 Girls
1st Isla Ladds 20
2nd Millie Davies 13
3rd Ella McDonald 10

Under 9 Boys
1st Luke Stiles 21
2nd Ned Sturmey 11
3rd Josh Kuijten 11

Under 11 Girls
1st Amber Stiles 33
2nd Ella Cronk 23
3rd Holly Lockett 23

Under 11 Boys
1st Harry Fenner 50
2nd William McDonald 44
3rd Austin Ambrose 44

Under 13 Girls
1st Zoe Allen 26
2nd Clare McGonnell 21
3rd Bethany MaClean 16

Under 13 Boys
1st James Fenner 26
2nd Connor Jordan 18
3rd Oliver Lloyd 15

Under 15 Girls
1st Annabel MaClean 11
2nd Aimee Dickson 10

Senior Athletes Female
1st Martine Stiles 10
2nd Hayley Steward 9

Senior Athletes Male
1st Steve MacLean 11
2nd Jonjo Stiles 9

Sportshall U13/15 Championships

Sportshall U13/15 Championships

On Sunday 9 of our athlete competed in the Sportshall Berkshire Championships in a combination of individual and team competitions.

Congratulations to our U15 girls who ended an intense afternoon winning team bronze medals. The 2 experienced and 2 first timers all competed both as individuals and as a team, a total of 8 events each.  As individuals Aimee Dickson and Annabel Gibson came joint 5th overall with Lottie Absolum and Gemma Moon coming 11th and 14th respectively.

In the events, the girls had a succession of top 5 performances including Aimee 1st in speedbounce (87) and 3rd in shot (7.72m). Annabel 4th in Long Jump (2.04m) and 5th in speedbounce (73). The pair joined up to come third in the 8 lap paarlauf. Aimee, Annabel, Gemma and Lottie then joined together to  come 4th in the 4×2 lap relay.

The U13 Girls and Boys all competed as individuals. In the girls Lyla Goodwin lead the way coming 11th overall. Clare McGonnell came 28th and Carly Chrisholm 45th. Clare came 3rd in the speedbounce with 75 jumps. Lyla managed 4th place in both the standing long jump (1.96m) and vertical jump (42cm).

The boys were represented by Joseph Hoaen and William Appleby both in their lower year of the U13’s managed individual placings of 17th and 18th respectively.

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Xmas Theme Night

Team Kennet last Wednesday Night before Christmas Theme night was another success, over 60 young Juniors did the Christmas Session in the Sportshall, with tasks all night to earn prizes, The Best Customs went to  Imogen Cowell and Luke Styles with runners up Isla Ladds and Joshua Ladds and third places to Izzy Carrol and Flynn Murray.

The guess the numbers game, the first number 51 was guessed in less than a minute by Anna Hall, next number was 20 which was won by Luke Styles and finally last number 88 was Ethan Knight.

The Challenge games was to hit the targets set his in Vertical Jump which was 45, Speed Bounce 66 in 20 seconds, Stretch n Reach 35 and to achieve 2 Horse Shoes on the target from 3 tries., 12 prizes were up for grabs these went to Tyler Vines, Louise Colby, Jonathan Chism, Nicole Brooks, Kaan Tugcetin, Aiden Fleming, Zac Humphreys, Harry Fenner, Harry Barnes, Bethany MaClean, Ben Daley and Luke Styles taking his third prize of the night.

Finally it was the Santa run, 5 lines of relay teams set up to run down and get a few sweets at a time, they were joined by the older group from the gym.

All the prize winners came out to be given a envelope each, 3 had cash prizes, they were given a chance to trade for a brown envelope which had £20, one lucky person did swap and won the £20. All the winners had to open the envelopes at the same time.

Andover Triathlon

Team Kennet had a big turnout at Andover Triathlon on 21/07/19, with podium positions for seven athletes ranging from the Junior TriStars 1 category all the way up to the “vintage” age group.

Ten Team Kennet triathletes competed in the adult race which comprised a 440m Swim, 30km Bike, and 8.3km Run. The fastest Team Kennet triathlete was Bart Kuijten, competing the race in 1:31:47, making him the 3rd fastest in the 40-49 “Vet” age group and 7th overall in a very competitive field. Chris Hall was not far behind, in 1:36:18. Martin Colston (note – also currently the leader of Newbury Town Council!) finished in 1:44:00 which put him on the podium in 2nd place in the 50-59 “super-Vet” age group. Phil Cowhig came 3rd in the same age group in 1:47:26. Finishing a little later was Ron Stephenson in 1:57:59, which gained him 2nd place in the “vintage” age group (aged 60 and above).

For the juniors, in the TriStars1 race Anna Hall was 2nd placed girl and Ethan Kuijten was 3rd placed boy. In the TriStars2 race Emma Davies was 2nd placed girl.

SAL Match 4

Team Kennet faired well in the fourth match of the Southern Athletics LeagueDiv 3 SW match held at Basingstoke, despite having only a small squad the club came 5th out of 6 teams in a extremely close match.

Hayley Steward was the best club athlete on the day she won the long jump 5.32 and triple jump 10.28 outright with personnel bests on both, she had to settle for 2nd place in the shot 10.68 and 4th in the Discus 19.20, her favorite event the 400m she earned herself another personnel best coming 3rd 60.8.
Wins were few and far but another came from Anna Montagne in the womens High jump she came in as everyone went out to win with 1.55, Georgina Thomson came 2nd on countback 1.28 in the B string.
On the Track Bethan Philp secured a 2nd A string in the 1500m steeplechase 5.55 and G. Thomson took a B string win 6.17, Thomson kept her busy day by securing another 2nd in the A string 400m hurdles 79.2, her twin sister Rebecca earned herself 2nd place in the B string 800m 2.33.8 and the 1500m 5.44.
Caitlin Nowell added a third in the B string 400m 66.5 in the sprints Faye Saunderson came 5th in the 100m 13.4 and 3rd B string in the 200m 26.7, Amy Russell came 4th in the B 100m 13.5 and Montagne 4th A in the 200m 27.4, earlier she came 2nd in the A string Javelin.
Oliver Bazin was the mens best athlete he came 2nd in the A string Long Jump 5.97 and 3rd in the Triple Jump 11.83, other top 3 performances came from Nick Bull in the B string High Jump 1.38 and Dan Collis B string Triple Jump, Collis came 5th in the 3k steeplechase 11.22.8 and Mitch Poustie taking 3rd B string.

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

Oxford League Match 3

Team Kennet ended their campaign in the oxford Track and field League with a third place behind hosts Oxford City and Radley, but in front of Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester, Witney and White Horse.

Anna Montagne in the under 17 Women’s High Jump broke the club record as she won with a height of 1.57, she also won the Javelin b string 22.46 which was won by her team mate Pheobe Hoaen with a throw of 39.38, Hoaen had to settle for 4th in the Discus 20.83 and Ellie Armstrong won the B string 18.76, Armstrong later went on to win the Shot 9.47, Montagne ended her day on the Long Jump coming 2nd with a leap of 4.69

The under 15 Girls Sophie Wheadon had a superb day winning her Javelin wit ha throw of 28.64, she won her favoured Discus event 29.37, but had to settle for 2nd in the Shot 8.63, in the same event but B string Amy Russell came 2nd 5.46 and in the Discus B string Annelise Gale came 2nd 15.55, in the Long Jump Annabel Gibson came 3rd with 4.29 and Amy Russell came 2nd in the B string 3.77
The relay quartet of Ellie Kerslake, Izzy kerslake, Amy Russell and Ella Ward came 3rd.
On the track, 100m Izzy kerslake came 4th 13.9 and twin sister Ellie taking 2nd 14.1, the longer 200m sprint Ella Ward came7th and Annabel Gibson 5th B string.

The under 13 Girls best scoring event on the track came in the 1500m Eve Brown coming 4th 5.52.9 and Alanna Smith winning the B string 5.56.0, Aimee Dickson came 4th in the 75m hurdles 13.1, she also came 5th in the 100m 14.8 , new comer lily Apps came 7th in the 200m 33.1 and 4th b string in the 100m 15.4, The Field events best points came from the Javelin Eve Brown coming 3rd with a throw of 21.43 and Alanna Smith taking 2nd B string.

The under 15 boys took full control as always in the throws, Oliver Gregory won his A string Shot 12.21 and discus 32.97, Oliver Ford backing him up in the B string won both his throws the Shot 8.83 and Discus 25.36, Ben East won his Javelin breaking the League record throwing 64.33 and Ford made it a hattrick of B wins 29.92, on the track Ethan Haines just missed the sub 40 second barrier by .4 to win the 300m, an hour later was just edged out in the 200m taking 2nd 24.8 and new comer Jonah Briggs taking 5th B 30.00
The 100m Oliver Gregory won the B string 12.7 and Briggs took 6th in the A string.

The under 17 men saw a double win in the Long jump with Oliver Bazin leaping 5.64 and Jack Cannons 4.53, in the sprints 100m Bazin came 4th 12.9 and Cannons 2nd B string 12.6, the 200m Bazin came 5th 26.1 and Tom Hills 25.7 for 2nd place in the B string.

The under 13 boys best result of the day came from Tom Wells winning the Discus 18.90 and Noah Kemp taking 2nd B string 13.66, Wells then went on to come 3td in the Javelin 18.96 and Seb Simpson taking 2nd in the B string.