Berks XC Championships

The Berkshire Cross Country Championships were held in Woodley this year, on another new Course, with conditions very wet and muddy underfoot several Team Kennet Athletes braved it to the event.

The Clubs Best Performance on the day was from Senior Women Emily Faulkner who came home in 4th place just missing out on the medals by 12 seconds, Bradley Thomas was the clubs only Senior mens club entry coming 25th.

The Clubs only team came from the under 13 girls where they finished 7th, Eve Brown  was 18th closely followed by Alanna Smith in 22nd and Emma Davies was 31st

The under 13 boys Oliver Lloyd was 13th and Jacob Woods 14th, in the older under 15 age groups  Toby Clark came 10th in the Boys and Annelise Gale 14th in the Girls Race.

Oxford Cross Country Match 2

Team Kennet had some good results in the 2nd round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League held at Cirencester Park on a cold Frosty winter morning.

The First Race of the day was the under 9s, Anna Hall ran a superb race to win the girls by a huge margin, Mia Kearney came 8th and Holly Lockett 9th saw the three girls all home in the top 10, The under 9 boys saw Ben Daley 12th battling it out with Kaan Tugcetin 13th, Reuben Kuijten was next home in 23rd, Charlie Adams 24th and Thomas Mitchell 32nd

The under 13 Girls saw a return from Kirsten Fraser who had a good battle around the course to come home in 2nd place, Eve Brown had also a good race in 9th with Alanna Smith 14th saw the girls team home in 2nd overall, Maddi Baker came 41st.

The under 11s Elliot Murphy led the way home in 4th place of the clubs nine runners, Ethan Kuijten was 9th, Max Adams 14th, Aaron Carter 20th, Evan Alderman 29th, Ethan Baker 36th, Joseph Bell 41st, Barnaby Turner 42nd and James Simmons 48th.

Amber Stiles led the under 11 girls in 14th, Leilah Gaye 19th and Lilia Gale 32nd

The under 13 Boys saw William Chipchase home in 11th place, Jacob Woods 15th and Ivan Chekmazov 22nd for 4th place team, Oliver Carroll was 35th

The under 15s saw Toby Clark 8th in the boys and Annelise Gale also 8th in the girls race

Martine Stiles came 101st in the senior ladies race, while in the mens race the team came 5th in Division 2, Phil Murphy 47th, Bradley Thomas 77th, Chris Hall 103rd, Bart Kuijten 140th, Jonjo Stiles 146th, Mitchell Poustie 199th, Mark Little 203rd and Simon Gale 266th

XC League Round 1

Team Kennet athletes thrived in the first Oxford Cross Country League match of the Season held at Banbury over the weekend.

The under 13 Boys produced best team score on the day finishing 4th, Matthew Nocton was first home in 6th place, making up the rest of the team was Oliver Tozer 13th and Jacob Woods 22nd, the B team of Ivan Checkmazov 31st and Isaac Mitcham 33rd came 13th team.

The under 13 Girls saw a record turn out from the club making up 4 teams, Alanna Smith was first home of the clubs 12 girls in 11th, Anna White 17th and Annabel Maclean 20th saw the A team finish 5th, Emma Davies 28th led the B team home in 11th place, making up the team was also Maddi Baker 41st and Georgina Wallis 42nd.

Other girls were Ella-Marie Rudman-Bromley 44th, Rosie Burridge 50th, Esme Montague 52nd, Ellie Hamill 55th, Megan Hamill 56th, Caitlyn Davies 60th

The under 17 Women saw Georgina Thomson home in 4th place and sister Rebecca Thomson 11th, combined with under 15 girls Annelise Gale 14th and Emily Tucker 17th the team were placed 7th.

Archie Loweth came 9th and Toby Clark 10th in the under 15 boys race

The younger age groups Anna Hall came an excellent 2nd place in the under 9 girls with Mia Kearney taking 11th

The under 11 girls Imogen Newby ran a superb race to come home in 3rd place, Bethany Maclean 8th, Amber Stiles 15th, Leilah Gaye 22nd, Lilia Gale 32nd, Lola Mitcham 53rd

The under 11 boys Elliott Murphy also timed his finish to perfection taking 3rd place, Ethan Kuijten 8th, Max Adams 12th, Reggie Scott-Harden 14th, Aaron Carter 20th, Archie Gordon 32nd, Harry Strutt 37th, Ethan Knight 51st and Barnaby Turner 52nd

The under 9 boys saw a clutch of TK Yellow Vests, Noah Lauder-Clarke 13th first from the club home followed by Kaan Tugcetin 18th, Harry Barnett 19th, Reuben Kuijten 30th, Charlie Adams 31st and Thomas Mitchell 35th

Sue Francis 40th  and Martine Stiles 110th were the two only senior ladies from the club while in the men Phil Murphy 49th, Chris Hall 91st, Jonjo Stiles 152nd,Mitch Poustie 215th, Mark Little 235th, Simon Gale 315th were the 6 men that ran

Inter Counties XC

Several Athletes from Team Kennet took part for Berkshire in the Inter Counties match held in Loughborough on Saturday, Two Athletes came back with Team Bronze Medals.

Emily Faulkner was the best placed athlete from the club in the u20 women’s race coming 51st and helping the Berkshire team to 3rd place, Bethan Philp also earned herself a 3rd Place team medal she competed in the under 17 Women’s race coming 170th.

Team Kennet had two athletes in the under 20 mens event, Toby Draper coming in 139th and Bradley Thomas 160th with the Berkshire team 18th

Kirsten Fraser ran well in the under 13 girls race coming home in 75th with the Berkshire team 8th and finally Kirst Bennet took part in her first Senior Women’s race coming in 240th place and the Berkshire team came 22nd

Oxford XC League

Team Kennet Athletes finished of the cross county season in the Oxford Cross Country League at Henley on Thames with best results of the season.

The under 11 boys were in form and Oliver Tozer continued to improve with his first win of the season lifting him to runners up spot overall, Ivan Chekmazov came in just behind in 3rd place just missing out on a trophy, Elliott Murphy came in 6th and Ethan Kuijten came home in 10th.

Kirsten Fraser came 3rd in the under 13  girls on a very tough course with lots of hills and a downhill finish, this meant that she finished 3rd overall as an individual but also kept the team 3rd overall as well, Anna Patterson came in 14th and Maddi Baker 22nd.

The under 13 boys only saw Noah Kemp come home in 8th place but this was enough to take 3rd team in the league.

The under 9 girls Amber Stiles continued her good season with a 4th place, this was a great result as it put her in 3rd place overall, Anna Hall was 6th and Louise Colby 13th

The under 11 girls Zoe Allen just missed out after keeping her 3rd place all season her run on the day was 4th which slipped her one place, Emma Davies was 14th, Imogen Newby 19th, Leilah Gaye 28th and Lilia Gale 38th

The Senior Mens team finished on a high in 3rd team in Division 2 finishing 5th in the League, the result shows if they got all the clubs top athletes out they would be in contention winning top league, on the day Phil Murphy was 21st, Bart Kuijten 60th, Chris Hall 66th, Bradley Thomas 75th, Mark Little 147th, Andy Waters 156th, Kim Darcy-Masters 178th, Mitch Poustie 209th, Simon Gale 222nd.

Under 9 Boys Aaron Carter ran well in 8th place followed by Harry Strutt 12th, Noah Clarke 13th and Reuben Kuijten 23rd

In the under 15 Girls race Emily Tucker just got the better of Annelise Gale coming in 18th and 19th respectively

ECCA XC Championships

Team Kennet had two Athletes take part in the English Cross Country Championships held at Leeds on Saturday. In the under 13 girls race a field of well over 400 finishers saw Kirsten Fraser finish just 300m behind the race winner in 33rd place, Eve Brown came home in 407th place both girls gaining soo much experience at this level

Oxfordshire Cross Country League

Team Kennet Athletes braved the travel to Bo Peep Caravan Park, Adderbury  for the fourth round of the Oxford Cross Country League, although our club numbers were down by 50%, same was in the league, it was a good chance to secure any end of season trophies.

Toby Clark was the best placed athlete from the club in the under 13 boys showing huge improvement finishing 3rd place and another huge improvement came from team mate Noah Kemp coming home in 4th place, with Kian Darcy-Masters 26th has kept the team in 3rd place overall.

Amber Stiles continued her impressive season in the under 9 girls finishing 3rd place and Anna Hall had a superb run just behind in 4th place and Louise Colby making top10 coming 9th.

The Senior Men turned out a strong team scoring 550 points from there seven finishers, Toby Draper 20th, Phil Murphy making his debut for the club in 31st, Bradley Thomas 52nd, Chris Hall 65th, Bart Kuijten 72nd, Ben Schiffer-Harte 145th, Andy Waters 165th, Mitch Poustie 189th and Simon Gale 199th

Oliver Tozer came 4th in the under 11 boys keeping him in top 3 overall, Elliot Murphy finished 11th, Oliver llyod 12th and Ethan Kuijten 18th while in the under 11 girls Zoe Allen was 5th again till in top 3 overall, Emma Davies 14th, Imogen Newby 17th, Lilia Gale 37th and Caitlyn Davies 46th

Eve Brown was the clubs only under 13 girls finishing 21st and in the under 15 girls race Rebecca Thomson was 11th, Annelise Gale 12th and Emily Tucker 19th and Sue Francis was the clubs only senior women to brave it coming 21st

Berkshire XC Championships

Team Kennet hosted the Berkshire Cross Country Championships at St. Andrews School in Pangbourne over the weekend, on a Challenging Course through woodland and up on to pitches the course wasnt suited for the faster runners more for the endurance, as the club were hosting less than normal runners from the club took part, but still some superb perfomances, Kirsten Fraser in the under 13 girls was the clubs best result not far behind the winner came home for a bronze, Eve Brown came home in 12th place and Anna Patterson 16th.

Toby Draper was the clubs next best finisher in the u20 race finishing 6th with Bradley Thomas 7th.

The Senior Womans Race Kirsty Bennet came home in 8th place and Georgina Bradford 12th.

The mens race Bart Kuitjen was 14th and Mitch Poustie 29th

The under 13 boys secured 4th place in the team awards, led home by Toby Clark 13th, Noah Kemp 16th, Oliver Tozer 20th and Isaac Mitcham 25th

Bethan Philp came 11th and Caitlin Nowell 15th in the under 17 womens race, in the younger under 15 girls race Annelise Gale was 18th 

Oxford XC League

Team Kennets Juniors thrived in the mud at Cirencester Park, Kirsten Fraser in the under 13 girls took the clubs best result coming 2nd, with Eve Brown 11th and Maddie Baker 31st the girls just edged 2nd place.

The Under 11s kept up their top placings in the League in the girls race Zoe Allen came 3rd with Clare McGonnell just behind in 4th, Emma Davies came 14th, Imogen Newby 16th, Evie Hallsworth 17th, eilah Gaye 25th, Lilia Gale 31st and Maisy Turner 43rd.

In the Boys race Oliver Tozer came 3rd in a tight finish, Ivan Chekmazov 8th and then good packing by the yellow vests Oliver Lloyd 12th, Elliott Murphy 13th, Ethan Kuijten 14th, Jack Strutt 18th and Oliver Carroll 21st.

The under 9 saw Amber Stiles come home 3rd in the Girls with Louise Colby 6th, Anna Hall 9th and Lola Mitcham 20th while in the Boys Harry Strutt came 9th and Aaron Carter 10th.

The under 13 Boys Toby clark came in 9th with Noah Kemp not far behind in 12th, Thomas Matthews 29th and Isaac Mitcham 41st.

The under 15 girls Rebecca Thomson came 9th with twin sister Georgina 14th and Annelise Gale 17th while in the boys under 15 Luke Wild came 16th

In the Mens Chris Hall led the few that turned up home in 65th, Bradley Thomas 103rd, Mark Little 186th, Sean Bird 219th, Mitch Poustie 232nd, Simon Gale 250th and Colin Price 274th, in the Ladies Sue Francis came 22nd



BBO Cross Country

Team Kennet athletes were in action in the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championships on Sunday at Newbury Showground. Under 13 Toby Clark was the club highest placed runner in the under 13 boys race coming 10th with team mate Noah Kemp 14th.

The under 13 girls Kirsten Fraser just missed out on the top 10 coming 11th with Anna Patterson 16th and Eve Brown 24th. The Under 15 girls Rebecca Thomson came in 15th with twin sister Georgina 22nd and Annelise Gale 24th. Bethan Philp was 16th in the under 17 womens race.

The men had a much better turn out with new comer Toby Draper coming 27th, then a cluster of yellow vests Chris Hall 55th, Bradley Thomas 60th, Bart Kuijten 61st, Ben Schiffer-Harte 79th, Dave Smith 83rd, Mitch Poustie 90th and Simon Gale 100th.