Applications are now being taken for the 2019 Paddock Wood Startrack week. Full details and the application form are available on the Startrack page located underneath the Young Persons menu above.
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.
PWAC Road Running Rep
The latest edition of the Stopwatch Times is now available in the Members area of the website.
You can also find a selection of back issues going back to 2006.
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.
Congratulations to the PWAC team for beating last year’s time for the World Marathon Challenge. The full report is in the article below.
Harvey Fordham won 3 trophies at the Kent County Championships at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford over the weekend. His first win came in the U15 boys Long Jump which he won with a jump of 5.42m, he then won the high jump with 1.70m and his final win was in the triple jump 10.73m, also a PB. Alex Stone won a bronze medal in the U15 boys triple jump with 10.23m, a PB, Alex also got PBs in his javelin, 30.72m and discus, 28.52m, with a busy weekend Alex also made the final of the U15 boys 300m running (42.98s) in the heats (PB) and (43.31s) in the final. U17 Charlotte Whiffen won silver in her hammer with a PB and club record throw of 40.00m. W35 Elizabeth Duffin won a silver medal in the Senior Women’s javelin, 21.32m. On the Sunday U17 Maia Hyland won silver the U17 Women’s javelin, 29.02m. U15 Elizabeth Ositelu in her first ever competition won a silver medal in the triple jump, 7.60m and ran (14.8s) in the 100m. U15 Alex Gray just missed out on a medal in the long jump finishing 4th with 5.01m. In the 100m heats he came 2nd (12.62s) and qualified for the semi-final where he ran (12.23s), qualifying for the final where he ran (12.36s). Liam Simms ran a PB in the heat of his 200m (25.96s). U15 Jess Penny was 4th in her heat of the 75mH (13.70s). Jess Rayner in the same age group ran a PB in the 1500m (5m 40.2s). Twin sister Izzy threw a PB in her javelin 19.02m.
The first three events have now been completed and the results to date are as the attached document.
The ladies event is currently headed as follows:-
1st 153 Points Shirley Exall
2nd 118 Points Natasha Wild
3rd 117 Points Annie Ross
4th 115 Points Sue Chivers
The mens event is currently headed as follows:-
1st 172 Points Rob Everitt
2nd 134 Points Nick Brown
3rd 125 Points John Tolhurst
4th 122 Points Steve Large
The next event is the Kings Hill 10k on 9th June, followed by the Staplehurst 5 on 15th July.
The last event the Hildenborough 5 was attended by 29 members, a great turnout and we had 4 age group winners!
PWAC Road Running Representative
The attached table shows the current standings for the 2018/2019 Pentathon Cup competition inclusive of all results reported to the website up to the end of April.
Remember to qualify for the competition you must complete 5 of the 7 standard race distances by the end of August 2019.
The standard distances are 5k, 5mile, 10k, 10 mile, ½ marathon, 20 mile and marathon.
Remember whilst we endeavour to pick up most results it is your responsibility to ensure all your results are on the website for inclusion in the competition.
If you have any queries about the competition or the use of age gradings please catch me at club training or send me an e-mail.
PWAC Road Running Rep.
Alan Newman from runABC has written an article reflecting on this years Virgin London Marathon, which includes a mention about Lukas Bates’ achievements.