Please see this week's update for Kent AC members - 13th September 2020
KENT AC NEWS BULLETIN
13th September, 2020
NEWS Latest EA Guidance
Despite the latest government restrictions coming into force on Monday, organised sport is excluded from the 6 per group rule, with further clarification on the 'no change' from EA here.
Club Champs The next round of Club Champs kicks off on Wednesday with entries for the popular 3000m full. Further details for participants racing this week will be sent out by Ben & Rob separately. 16th September - 400m and 3000m 23rd September - 100m and 800m
If you would like more information get in touch with race directors Ben Cook and Rob Laing.
RESULTS Return of Club Champs
Club races returned with 1500m and 200m action at Sutcliffe Park on Wednesday evening. The evening was a success with 14 PBs (53.8%) across the three 1500m races and plenty of people adding 200m to their Powerof10 profile.
Joe Hartley was crowned men's club champ with a strong front-running performance of 4:16, followed by second claimer Chris McGurk in 4:20 and Joseph Yee a very credible 4:23. For the women, Clare Elms led the way with 5:06, just ahead of Sarah Hanley who led out the previous race, clocking 5:07 with Dee O'Brien third in 5:23.
Nathan Stevens ran a strong 22.9 in the 200m, ahead of an impressive 23.6 from Louis Wampler after doubling up in the 1500m. Dee O'Brien took the women's crown in 33.3, with Ben Cook's race report from Saturday worth the read. Many thanks to all the volunteers for making the evening possible: Ben Cook, Rob Laing, John Barron, Spenser Lane, Dan Pettitt, Len Reilly, Heather Castle, Pete Boxshall, Dave Devlin, Simon Allen, Kate Williams & Rowan Crichton
Short but sweet triathlon season in Hamburg for Alex
With only one event possible in this year's World Triathlon Series, the season was limited to a one-off World Championship in Hamburg. Alex Yee had a storming run (fastest of the day) in fifth and the first Brit home, before anchoring the Mixed Relay team to bronze the following day.
Sprinters make their mark
Sprinters Joe Appiah and Nathan Brown have been making the most of a shortened season. Joe was in competition this weekend finishing his season with a SB in the 100m (11.79w) over in Dagenham, ahead of moving up to the M50 category next month. Since opening the season over in Budapest, Joe has been busy competing across the country over the hurdles in Nuneaton and Trafford, leaving him top of the 110H UK Masters rankings.
Nathan currently leads the club rankings with a 11.02 in the 100m having run a 10.89w in the same meeting at Stratford on the 6th September.
Highgate Harriers Open
Three made the journey up to Parliament Hill for some 3000m action on Wednesday evening:
Neil Phillips - 9:31
Dave Morgan - 8:58
Jim Allchin - 8:36
South London Harriers Open
PB-man of the summer, Ian Ellwood, took another 2 seconds off his recent 800m PB, with a 2:07 clocking. Doubling up, he also took the win in a 1500m later on in 4:30.
Antrim Coast Half Marathon
Kent AC participation was limited to second claimer Ross Braden, but his great run is worthy of a mention, claiming a big PB of 66:30.
TRAINING C-Group training
Tuesday's continue to be popular with 26 attending C-group training in Ladywell Park. This week's training session will be hills after lamposts last week and those joining should meet at the entrance to the track at 7pm on Tuesday night. Before attending the session can everyone make sure they have filled in the Covid-19 self-declaration form available 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.
The A group continue with Fartleks around Ladywell, meeting at 7:30pm. For more information please contact Ken.