Team Kennet had several Athletes compete in the South of England Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Lee Valley over the weekend.
TK secured one Bronze medal in the under 13 girls 800m as Emerald Hill-Sawyer clocked 2.40.73 to take a 3rd place.
George Down just missed out on a medal in the under 17 mens Long Jump finishing in 4th place with 6.12.
Luke Stiles also came 4th just missing out in the under 13 Boys long jump leaping 3.86 which was a new club record for indoors, he also broke his own club record in the 800m he set 2 weeks ago coming 5th with 2.48.29. Luke also took part in the 60m sprint coming 6th in his heat 9.54.
Clare McGonnell took part in the under women 400m clocking 67.48 for 4th placed in her heat, she also ran in the 200m coming 6th in her heat with 29.09.
Amber Stiles took part in the under 15 girls, she came 4th in her 800m heat 2.45.74, 11th in the Long Jump pool 3.65 and 5th in her heat of the 60m hurdles 11.54.
Team Kennet cross country runners made there way to a wet & muddy Horspath on Sunday for round 3 of the Oxon cross country league which incorporated the Oxfordshire Championships.
Luke & Amber Stiles represented TK in the Oxfordshire championships with results to come in the Oxford league, Isaac Mitcham came a credible 22nd in the Under 17 race. On to the senior men and as the mud and weather got worse, David Hamill in 70th and Andy Colling in 87th lead the way. Andy was an excellent 3rd placed V50 overall Mitch Poustie was next in 198th with Rich Bickerton 225th, Simon Gale 260th & Simon Hockaday 261st completing the lineup.
The start of the ladies race started in customary fashion as heavy rain greeted the runners. Susan Francis was first TK lady home in 44th. Katie Reynolds next in 111th, Charlotte Aitken 120th & Emily Copeman 140th. Well done to all our runners on completing a tough course in horrible weather.
Team Kennet had several athletes compete in the New Year Games at Lee Valley Indoor Athletics Arena last weekend.
It was a family affair for the Stiles Family as they had four members take part, they all took part in the 800m races, Jonjo Stiles a Vet 45 was the fastest as he won his heat in 2.30.25 breaking the clubs vet 45 800m indoor record, Amber was 3rd in her race clocking 2.46.39 as under 15,, Brother Luke Stiles u13 broke the under 13 boys indoor club record setting 2.48.78 and finally Martine Stiles broke the vet 40 women’s club record in 2.53.30.
Also in the 800m races was Emerald Hill – Swayer coming 3rd in her heat in 2.50.12 in the under 13 girls.
The 200m races saw under 17 Zoe Allen clock 30.0 and Emerald clocking 31.02.
Zoe Allen also took part in the 60m sprint clocking 8.72.
Team Kennet had several Athletes take part in the Berkshire Cross Country Championships held at Copas Farm in Cookham near Maidenhead on Sunday, in cold conditions and parts of the course still with snow underfoot.
The under 13 Girls from Team Kennet secured a Bronze Medal as their two teams finished 3rd and 5th places.
Charlotte Bailey was the clubs first runner home in 6th place with a two way battle just behind of Amber Stiles in 11th and Emerald Hill-Sawyer 12th for the scoring A team which was won by WSEH.
Ella Cronk came home in 17th leading the second team home with Chloe O’Riordan just behind in 18th and Lola Mitcham 20th
In the Senior Mens Race, Andy Colling was placed 50th but secured 2nd Vet 55
Ethan Kuijten came 11th in the under 15 boys and Isaac Mitcham also came 11th in the under 17 mens race
On Wednesday 7th December TK hosted a Santa Run. Over 40 runners took part in freezing temperatures. Please see below results and some pictures from the event. Thank you to all who took part and to the coaches and volunteers for supporting the event.
Team Kennet were in action in the second round of the Destination Basingstoke Junior Cross Country League held at Rushmoor in Aldershot over a muddy course in woodland on a damp winters day but mild for the Athletes.
The under 9 Girls were first off and they produced another winning team performance, not quite like last match but took the first three places, Maisie McCurtin won her first ever cross country by over 11 seconds from the Stratford Twins, Alice coming home in 2nd place and Orlagh taking third place, Matilda Saunders was 5th place making up the A team, The B team were second on the day, Elodie Burdett leading them in with 7th, Evie Kearney 8th, Megan Jones 9th and Sophia Barnett 13th, Jasmine Hemmings also took part coming 17th.
This win for the girls almost secures now a league overall win to retain their own title.
The under 9 boys did well too, they finished 2nd team on the day to keep them in contention of league title, Joshua Kuijten was clubs first runner home in 5th place, followed by Gethin Thomas 10th then Seb Lauder-Clarke 16th and Jacob Williams 23rd. other runners were Max Burt 24th, Alex Cameron 27th.
The under 11 Girls came 3rd team on the day, Quinn Joyce had a battle to get in to the top 3, but had to settle for 4th place by just one second, with Harriet Saunders 6th, Penelope Lyth 9th and Matilda Clare 11th only 4 points separated top 3 teams. Penelope Gorbold was 30th, Rose Bell 33rd and Ella McDonald 37th other club runners.
The under 11 Boys also had to settle for 3rd place, Harry Smith just got the better of Euan Jones for 10th and 11th places, Luke Stiles was 13th and William Devall 14th for a good packing team, Elliot Bell led the B team home in 15th, Henry Bell 17th, Ben Doherty 28th and Samuel Atkins 38th , the C team was led by Josh Bailey 39th, Lestyn Thomas 45th and Alfie Cronk 50th.
The under 13 Girls managed to claim 2nd place team this match, Amber Stiles was first home for the club in 6th place followed closely by Charlotte Bailey 7th, Emerald Hill-Sawyer was 13th and Chloe O’Reardon 15th, other runners were Iris Bloomfield 16th, Ella Cronk 17th, Lola Mitcham 18th and Mia Kearney 19th for the B team.
The under 13 Boys were placed 4th team led by Aaron Carter 13th, Ben Daley 15th, Noah luader-Clarke 19th and Marlowe Barber 21st, Frank Edward led the B team in 26th, Harry Barnett 29th and Reuben Kuijten 35th.
Alanna Smith came home as 2nd under 17 women and in the under 15 boys Ethan Kuijten was placed 6th.
Team Kennet had a fairly good turnout at the First Oxford Cross Country League held at Newbury Showground on Sunday.
The Under Mens and Womens race is combined, Isaac Mitcham was 23rd and Olivia Smith 15th in their categories.
The Senior Womens race Sue Francis came 34th and Katie Reynolds 105th
The Senior Mens David Hamill was clubs first runner home in 90th followed by Andy Colling in 120th, next home was Stephen Field 205th then Mitch Poustie 230th, Simon Hockaday 269th and Simon Gale 282nd.
Five fixtures as follows, on the first Sunday of every month:-
6/11/22 Newbury Showground
4/12/22 Cirencester Park
8/1/23 Shotover Park, Oxford
5/2/23 Cotswold Farm Park
5/3/22 Henley Showground
We are entering Senior men/ladies, U20 and under 17 runners
The main change this year is the introduction of athlete fees payable by each runner
To keep the league running and to reflect the increasing cost of venues, there is a fee of £20 per athlete for the season, £15 for under 17. Descending by £4 or £3 per match when you register. There will be no car parking fees at the venue