PWAC Club Championships 2019

The PWAC Track and Field Club Championships 2019 will be held during the Tonbridge AC Open Meeting on Monday 26th August 2019.

As this meeting doesn’t include Hammer and Shot Put, club members can enter the Dartford Open Meeting on the Wednesday 21st and these events will be counted towards the Club Championships. Javelin and Discus are included in the Tonbridge AC meeting, so club members should enter these.

The timetables and entry details are in the document below. Online entries for the Tonbridge AC are available at

PWAC Club Grand Prix 2019 – July Update

Another good turnout saw 21 members compete in the latest round of the PWAC club grand prix:-

Current positions in the ladies competition are:-

234 points Shirley Exall

184 points Sue Chivers

173 points Annie Ross

168 points Lorraine Shepheard

Current points in the mens competition are:-

265 points Rob Everitt

208 points Adam Tibbles

207 points Nick Brown

181 points Steve Large

The remaining fixtures qualifying for the competition are 4th August East Peckham 10k, 1st September Weald 10k and if you have not already completed one the final Monday night 5k club handicap race.

Thank you for supporting these events where so far 56 members have taken part.


John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep.

PWAC Press Report – 23rd July 2019

Despite being a depleted team, at the last match in the Lower Youth Development league held at Mile End, Paddock Wood AC in a composite team with Folkestone RC, had some good results. There was a double win in the U13 boy’s javelin when Joe Stone won the A string 30.09m and Joseph Hyland 1st in the B 26.70m a PB. Joseph also ran a PB in his 800m 2m54.4s and ran the 75m hurdles in 15.2s. Felix Wright ran the A race in the 800m in 2m 40.0s. Joe Stone ran the 200m carrying a slight injury coming 2nd 27.8s and did the long jump 4.21m. Harry Collette in only his second competition putt a PB in the shot 6.33m. Thanks to Harry the boys managed to form a 4x100m team finishing 6th 60.84s.  In the U15 boys it was a win for Alex Stone in the discus 29.79m. Alex threw a PB in the javelin 34.98m and ran another PB in the 300m 42.6s. Liam Simms coming back from a 12hour coach journey the day before ran a PB in his 300m 41.54s and came close to his PB in the 200m 26.5s. Twins Izzy and Jess Rayner tried to cover some extra events. Both ran the 200m Izzy the A 31.7 and Jess the B 33.4s. Jess a middle distance runner did the 1500m 5m 52.2s she also covered the shot an event she had not done before 4.58m. Izzy ran the 800m 2m 57.8s a PB and threw the javelin 18.08m.

PWAC Press Report – 2nd July 2019

Only a few athletes from Paddock Wood AC contested the fourth round of the Southern Athletics League at Worthing on Saturday. The club made a good start with W35 Elizabeth Duffin winning the hammer with a season’s best throw of 25.10m. W50 Nikki Whiffen made it a double by winning the B string 19.81m. Both were in action in the discus Nikki finishing 2nd A string with a PB 17.37 and Elizabeth 2nd in the B. In the javelin Elizabeth was 3rd A with 21.43m and Nikki 2nd B string 13.51m and both of them competed in the shot. Elizabeth also covered the B triple Jump, B high jump and A string pole vault. U17 Kimberley Garcia won the triple jump 9.17m and jumped a PB in the long jump 4.44m. Kim ran a season’s best in her 100m 13.3s. Rosie Elspass jumped a season’s best in the high jump 1.38m finishing 2nd and came 2nd B in the long jump 4.32m. She came 2nd B in the 100m 14.3s.

M55 Mark Woods covered all the throws in the men’s depleted team. Throwing the senior weight in the shot, he putt a season’s best 7.89m. He threw another in the javelin 24.04m and 18.01m in the discus. In the hammer his distance was 17.95m. 78 year old Mick Duffin competed in the javelin throwing an 800g weight instead of his normal 500g and came 3rd B string with a throw of 18.20m. Jamie Forman ran the 1500m a distance he has not run since 2007 finishing 3rd 4m 36.8s.

Paddock Wood AC are holding their annual Startrack athletics week, now in its 29th year, from the 29th July. Details can be found on the PWAC website.

PWAC Press Report – 19th June 2019

U17 Charlotte Whiffen threw a PB in the Hammer on Saturday at the Southern Athletics League match at Lewes. Throwing a 4K implement Charlotte won the event with 32.33m. Charlotte went on to put a PB in the Shot 6.82m. Mum Nikki V50 won the B Hammer 20.52m and threw a PB in the Javelin 15.58m. She threw 14.92m in the Discus.  V35 Elizabeth Duffin threw a season’s best in her Javelin 22.51m and the Discus 15.33m. She came 2nd in the 100mH 24.7s, another SB, and equalled her PB in the Pole Vault 1.60m. U17 Rosie Elspass jumped 4.24m in the Long Jump, 1.35m in the High Jump and ran the 100m 14.8s.

V50 Steve Wright tried his hand at 400m Hurdles for the first time coming 2nd 87.6s. Steve ran a PB in the 5000m 19m 00.2s and threw more PB’s in the Discus 14.65m and the Javelin 15.34m. V55 Mark Woods as usual covered the throws all with a heavier weight than his age group weight. The Javelin 23.15m, Hammer 18.57m, Shot 7.79m, Discus 18.57m and ran the B100m 13.8s. New member Jamie Forman ran the 5000m 17m 49.4s. This was his first run on the track in 7 years. U17 Adam Garside in his first match of the season ran the 100m 12.9s, the 200 26.9s and jumped 5.03m in the Long Jump. U 20 Harry Young ran the 1500m in 4m 29.3s.

PWAC Club Grand Prix 2019 – June Update

After the June races the current points position are in the attached table.


The ladies competition is headed by Shirley Exall on 204 points followed by Natasha Wild on 163 points, Sue Chivers on 151 points and Annie Ross on 150 points.

The Mens competition is headed by Rob Everitt on 224 points followed by Nick Brown on 177 points, Adam Tibbals on 169 points and Steve Large on 161 points.

The remaining fixtures are:

15th July – Staplehurst 5 mile

4th August – East Peckham 10k

1st September – Weald 10k

Bonus Event – Any Monday 5k club handicap event.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep

Pentathon Cup Update May 2019

We are now nine month’s through this years competition which ends on 31st August..

Two members Phil Northfield and Keeley Phillips have already completed the required 5 events to qualify for the competition – well done to them.

Many more members have completed 3 or 4 events so you have 3 months left to complete the remaining events to qualify.

As always if there are any queries or questions send me an e-mail or speak to me at club night.

Meanwhile I hope to see a lot of you out for the next PWAC GRAND PRIX event at the Kings Hill 10k on 9th July.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep

PWAC Press Report – 27th May 2019

Last Saturday saw the second round of the Lower Age Group Youth Development League matches at Erith, where Paddock Wood AC competed in a combined team with Folkestone RC. The weather was much improved from the last meeting at Woodford. U15 Harvey Fordham remains unbeaten in the high jump coming 1st with 1.75m, the long jump was immediately after and he managed to jump 5.14m which won the B string competition. Alex Stone had a good day winning the discus with a PB throw of 31.42m, he threw another PB in the javelin 32.92m finishing 3rd and 2nd in the B hammer which he does to make some points with 21.56m. PBs were also in order for Alex Gray in both the 200m 25.1s and the 100m 12.2s. Liam Simms not to be outdone ran a PB in the 100m non-scoring 12.4s and another in the 300m 42.3s. Liam O’Neil ran a PB in the 1500m 5m .07.4s. Liam also threw a PB in the javelin throwing a heavier weight in this age group with 17.18m. In the U15 girls Molly Brown achieved three PB’s in the 100m 13.6s, in the high jump 1.40m and in the shot 6.61m. Abigail Exall ran the 1500m for the first time 6m 17.7s. Jess Penny ran a PB in the 75mH 13.4s and was 1cm off her PB in the long jump 4.31m. Elizabeth Ositelu claimed PBs in both her 200m 31.4s and the 100m non-scoring 14.6s.  In the U13 boys Joe Stone who is number 3 in the UK for the long jump won the event with 4.71m. Joe also won the javelin with a PB throw 30.76m and came 2nd in the 200m 27.4s. Aaron Brown threw a PB in the javelin 14.91m and jumped 3.74 in the long jump. U13 girl Charlotte Parker in her first competition of the season ran a PB in the 75m race 11.0s and then ran another PB in the 150m 22.8s.

The following day the senior athletes were at Tooting Bec for the Southern Athletics League, Division 3 South East. Harry Young and Steve Wright had a clean sweep in the 1500m with Harry taking the A string 4m 25.5s, knocking 5s off this PB and Steve the B 5m 57.5s. Steve claimed 2nd place in the 2000m Steeple Chase and another 2nd in the 3000m 10m33.6s which was a PB. Trevor Crysall got 3rd in the triple jump 9.21m and 3rd in the long jump 4.47m. Trevor also did the javelin 23.01m. Mark Woods and M60 David Perman covered the remaining throws. Both throwing the senior men’s weight.  In the discus Mark threw 19.82m and David 9.89m, the hammer Mark 20.13m, David 13.41m and the shot Mark 7.62m and David 4.39m. David also competed in the B long jump and gained valuable points in this really close match. In the ladies W35 Elizabeth Duffin won the 100m hurdles 26.4s, came 2nd in the Javelin 21.89m, Elizabeth also did the pole vault 1.50m,  came 2nd in the B long jump and 2nd in the triple jump where she had to pull out after one jump because of injury. She claimed another 2nd in the B discus 14.12m. Nikki Whiffen did the A discus 15.52m, she won the B javelin 12.70m and also won the B hammer 20.97m. Daughter U17 Charlotte came 2nd in the A hammer 29.45m and did a PB with the 4kg shot 5.85m and went on to win the B 100m 14.2s. U17 Rosie Elspass clocked the same time in the A string 100m 14.2s, she came 2nd in the high jump 1.35m and 2nd in the long jump 4.40m.