Track & Field events and news
Forthcoming Track and Field events can be found the in Events Calendar.
Please be aware that hammer throw coaching takes place every Tuesday evening between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
For health and safety reasons the track cannot be used whilst throwing is taking place.
All members are asked to be aware of this restriction and that entry to the track is forbidden during these times.
The SCVAC League is for the older athletes over the age of 35 with events for both
men and women are split into age groups M35, M50 and M60 and similarly W35, W50
In the coming season both the men’s and ladies teams will be competing in Division 2
of the League.
The men will be competing against Swanley, Bromley Veterans, Sevenoaks,
Cambridge, Dartford B and Bexley B. While the ladies will be competing against
Ashford, Swanley, Sevenoaks, Blackheath & Bromley B and Tonbridge B.
The first match is on 30th April at Sutcliffe Park, followed by Ashford on 14th May,
Tonbridge on 25th May, Bromley on 15th June, Dartford on 2nd July with the final match
at Gillingham on 16th July.
There are not have a full range of events at each match with the full range events
being spread over all of the matches.
If you are interested in competing fill in the availability form below and return to me at
training or if you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact me.
David Perman – Team Manager
telephone 01892 834238
Details of the 2018 Kent Young Athletics League are contained in the document below. Please complete and return the form to Janet Duffin if you’re interested in competing in the league.
Alan Newman’s summary of the 2017 SCVAC League can be found in the document below.
The stand out performance from the second round match in the SCVAC League at Ashford on Monday (15 May) was the third place achieved in Division 2 by the Paddock Wood women’s team, AKA Julie Woods! Our women’s team now holds second overall, in a promotion position, behind Bromley Veterans and ahead of Ashford AC. Julie collected 15 points from second places in the W50 200m, long jump and discus before politely declining a suggestion that she could run all four legs of the 4x100m relay!
The men’s team continues to struggle with the rarefied atmosphere found in Division 1. Top performances were Mark Woods’ win in the M50 200m (26.7) and Alan Newman’s second in the M60 1500m (5:32.4). Mark mopped up spare points in the M50 long jump and discus before closing the 4x100m relay team that had fought back from an indiscretion with the baton.
Determined efforts were made by Trevor Simms in M35 200m and relay; Trevor Crysell (M50) in M35 200m, long jump and relay; Les Percival in M60 discus (4th) and relay and Dave Perman (M65) with the unfamiliar M35 discus, double the weight and a greater diameter than the implement his age group normally throws. However, the travails of flustered Frenchman, Yann le Roux – who arrived vestless and breathless with ten minutes to spare for his M35 1500m after becoming delayed in London – did not help his points return, despite an impressive time (4:45.7).
The next meeting is a local trip to Tonbridge School on Friday 2nd June, starting at 6:45pm.
Details of the 2017 Southern Athletics League and the athelete’s availability form can be found in the links below.
Dear Master Athletes and Helpers
Once again we need your support for the 2017 SCVAC League. Athletes are needed for over-35; over-50 and over-60 track and field events and officials/helpers are needed for the triple jump and javelin (no previous experience necessary as on the job training will be provided).
Attached you will find an availability sheet with all the fixtures, venues and events set out for your convenience. Please fill in your details at the top of the attached form and email back to the Team Manager, Alan Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also include a note regarding your event preferences and any dates you are NOT available. If you can come along to support and offer some assistance, please also reply by email.
For ease of reference, the competition dates are Friday 28th April; Monday 15th May; Friday 2nd June; Monday 19th June; Friday 7th July and Monday 17th July – get them in your diary now.
The dates and events we need officials/helpers are 28th April (Triple Jump); 2nd June (Javelin) and 7th July (Triple Jump).
I am not a member of SCVAC. Can I still compete? Yes, as long as you are a member of PWAC and have paid your EA competition fee. Are guests allowed to compete? Yes, provided there is a lane free and no delay to the programme. Not in the long throws, though. What time do matches start? All matches start at 6:45pm. Detailed timetables will be circulated to selected athletes by email. Are there standards for entry. No, anyone can compete. Although competition is keen the main aim is to have fun and try new things. What Division are PWAC in? Our men are in Div 1 and our women are in Div 2. The aim is to get both teams in Div 1 and to stay there. Any rule changes for 2017? Yes. No guests allowed in hammer, discus or javelin. Four trials allowed in shot and long jump this year.
Important: Do not miss out on the opportunity to compete in this low key but well organised veterans athletics league. We have had the track to train on for a couple of seasons so lets put that training to good use and show our rivals what we are capable of.
Paddock Wood AC will again be competing in the 2017 SCVAC Track and Field League. There are six matches and the provisional dates and venues are:
Friday 28th April – Norman Park, Bromley
Monday 15th May – Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford
Friday 2nd June – Tonbridge School
Monday 19th June – Central Park, Dartford
Friday 7th July – Erith Stadium
Monday 17th July – Medway Park, Gillingham
Paddock Wood will be competing in Division 1 (men) and Division 2 (women) in 2017 and further details are in the attached timetable. All men and women aged over-35 who are England Athletics registered athletes are eligible to compete and Team Manager, Alan Newman will be making contact in January to ascertain your availability to represent your club in this friendly competition. Please note the dates and venues in your 2017 diary.
Last weekend saw several athletes from Paddock Wood AC take part in the County Masters Champs and U/13 Championship at the Erith track Bexley. The club came away with 6 county championships.
M60 Les Percival in the 100m ran a Championship Best Performance to win his event in (13.68s). He went on to win Gold in the 400m (66.07s). Also in the M60 Dave Perman became Kent Champion the Hammer 18.67m. David has only just started competing again after retirement. In the M70 category 76-year-old Mick Duffin became the Masters County Champion in the Javelin 22.67m, then won Bronze in the Hammer 23.16m and came 2nd in the Discus 17.01m. Daughter Elizabeth Duffin, in the W35 events, won the Javelin 21.62m, also to become County Champion and won the Discus as well. She was 3rd in the Hammer, all throws well below her best due to a back injury. W40 Kate Maryon won Bronze in her 100m (15.15s) and Silver in the Long Jump 4.14m.
In the U/13s Harvey Fordham came 5th in his Long Jump 4.46m and was 6th in his 100m heat (14.64s). Alex Stone ran (16.22s) in his heat of the 100m, then Jumped 3.73m in the Long Jump and threw 5.04m in the Shot Putt. Grace King just competed in the 75m coming 4th in her heat (11.36s) just missing out on the final by 2 places.