Please see this week's update for Kent AC members - 4th October 2020
KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
4th October, 2020
RESULTS Club Champs
The final night of Club Champs action saw some close competition with the youngsters taking to the fore in the 800m as Joseph Yee sealed the win in 2:04 just ahead of Lucas Zurdo in 2:05 with Stanley Forman taking third in 2:08. Victoria Stepanova took the women's crown in 2:28 with Vic Buck finishing in 2:39 just ahead of Dee O'Brien.
In the short stuff, Louis Wampler showed his fine sprinting style to take the win in 11.4 ahead of some good competition in Leslie Lartey (11.8) and Dan Eliassen (12.5). Dee O'Brien took another club title in the women's 100m in 16.5 with Heather Castle and Miki Jablkowska filling the podium places.
See Ben Cook's email for full results. Many thanks to all the volunteers for getting some races going!
Dorney Lake Marathon
At the same time as the elites were looping around St. James' Park in wet and windy weather, three Kent runners, desperate for a marathon themselves, were looping around Dorney Lake. First home was Ben Cook in a big PB of 2:36:01 with David Mohring (2:38:43) not far behind with Jonathan Beatty completing the trio of PBs in 2:44:30 in far from ideal conditions, so well done guys!
Virtual London Marathon
Plenty of Kent action with runners pounding the streets to tick off the Virtual '40th Race'. Technical mishaps with the apps and logging runs mean that not all runs will appear by this week's publication deadline, however well done to the following who have successfully logged their run so far! Thomas Thain - 2:48:21
Neil Phillips - 2:56:33
Tim Copley - 2:59:44
Thomas Ballard - 3:06:39
Matt Hall - 3:11:57
Lee Buchanan - 3:18:14
Len Reilly - 3:20:17
Chris Schofield - 3:22:40
Cath Stibbs - 3:24:32
Adam Paterson - 3:29:27
Ali Farrall - 3:34:52
Amanda Nio - 3:50:18
Miki Jablkowska - 5:01:08
Cath Stibbs finishing her Virtual London Marathon
Herne Hill Harriers Open
Will Pitt made use of the end of season track meeting to register a new 800m PB of 2:14.96!
Olympic Park 10k
Paul Crompton was the only Kent runner in Saturday's race finishing the 10km in 42:49.
Bassingham Bash 5 miles
A fine run from Sean Fitzpatrick in last week's race saw him set an impressive new 5 mile PB of 25:15 for 10th place overall.
FIXTURES With races now getting cancelled left, right and centre and a cross country season (as we know it) looking unlikely, those eager to race may find the below links useful.
Additional road races can be found through runbritain.
Gravesend Floodlit 10k and 5k Series
A series of races held throughout the winter at Gravesend Cyclopark organised by Nice Work.
Although the Battersea races have now been cancelled, there remains several race options organised by RunThrough in venues such as the Olympic Park. Take a look here.
TRAINING C-Group training
23 members attended last week’s session. Numbers are slowly growing each week.
This Tuesday is HILLS!
The session is 8 x 45 seconds uphill @ 3K pace. Jog back recovery.
Prior to arrival please don’t forget to complete the Covid-19 self-declaration form available here. Safety details here.
Runners have also been asked to consider wearing a brightly coloured top or investing in a head torch as we head into the autumn months. Any questions please contact via email here.
Training continues with small groups in Greenwich Park for the rest of this month. Please contact Stuart Beaney for more details.
Training continues with Pete Boxshall and Ellie Brown on Tuesday nights meeting at 7.10pm. If interested, please contact Pete or Ellie for more information.
The A-group continue with Fartlek fun around Ladywell, meeting at 7:30pm. For more information please contact Ken.
CLUB 250 Club 250 winner for October is Brian Sanders - big congratulations to him!
This week's podcast is a celebration of this year's unconventional 'London Marathon weekend' - listen to it and previous episodes on Spotify now.