On Sunday, Paddock Wood AC young athletes travelled to The Stour Centre Ashford for the Kent County Sportshall Athletics Championships. The club had four complete teams but because of illness could only field 3 out of 4 athletes for the fifth team. After winning last time the club’s first team had a lot stronger opposition with 29 U/11 teams taking part.
Harvey Fordham once again could not be beaten in the Standing Long Jump, jumping 2.16m; partner Holly Tapp jumped 1.82m putting the pair in 2nd position overall. However, they did win the trophies for the Overhead Ball throw with Harvey again wining with 9.75m and Holly 8.75m. The other pair in the team did the speed bounce with Dillon Dew jumping 54 bounces and Freya Kirk- Martin jumping 55. Dillon was 3rd in the Vertical jump with 50 cm, helping to keep the team up amongst the top 5. After the Hurdles race and Obstacle relay it bought the team up to 3rd to win the Bronze medals and the Cup for the Best Club in the competition. Team 4, with 2 newcomers to Sportshall, did exceptionally well coming 11th ahead of team 2 and 3. Hayden Velvick did well in the Speed Bounce with 55 bounces and came 8th out of 47 in the Standing Long Jump with 1.89m. Jamie Flinton partnered Hayden jumping 1.67m in the Standing Long Jump. Mathew Brown threw 6.50m in the Seated Overhead Ball Throw, John Janse jumped 40cm in the Vertical jump, and a good run in the flat race bought them up to 11th. Team 2 also had great individual results with Martha Peachy jumping 58 bounces in the Speed Bounce coming 4th, a PB, and Alex Stone doing 49 bounces. Joe Stone did 35cm in the Vertical Jump as did Erin Clarke and the team finished 20th. Team 3 had newcomer Joe Flinton in the Speed Bounce with 45 bounces - this was an excellent score but the winner jumped 60 bounces and the top 29 all jumped 50 or more. Ollie Jury joined him in the team in his first Sportshall jumping 43 bounces, Chloe Exall threw 4.25m in the Ball Throw and Alex Gray jumped 1.62m in the Standing Long Jump. Team 5 unfortunately only had 3 athletes so with someone going ill overnight and someone else dropping out on the Thursday, it meant that Justin Gregory had not got a partner but this not stop his enthusiasm jumping 1.67m in the Standing Long Jump and 43cm in the Vertical Jump. Twins Megan and Jake Frankel joined together with their best result coming in the Vertical Jump with Jake jumping 33cm and Megan 25cm. In the U/13 girls Poppy Jury won a Bronze Medal in the Standing Long Jump 1.83m and Kimberly Garcia won a Bronze in the 4 Lap Race (55.9s) both in their first Sportshall. Mollie Dew jumped 75 bounces in the Speed Bounce and 42cm in the Vertical Jump. James O’Gorman won a Silver medal in the U/15 boys Shot Putt with 9.89m and Finlay Hollyer Jumped a PB in the Standing Triple Jump 6.44m. The only U/15 girl competing was Erin Frankel who jumped 45cm in the Vertical Jump and did 78 bounces in the Speed Bounce.
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Paddock Wood Athletic ClubResults December 2015 1Mile Time Trial
On Thursday 10th December 28 athletes ran the final mile time trial of 2015 in once again rather blustery and damp conditions.
Thank you to Miriam Dorrity who came along to look after the time keeping duties. Enjoy your trip to New Zealand we will see again around Easter time.
18 athletes saved their best for the last time trial of the year or as I like to believe the trainings working. First home on the night showing her ever improving form was Sarah Shepherd in a time of 5.29, you can see why she has been selected to run for Kent in the Inter Counties XC Champs. She was followed home by Claire Day, John Tilston (fresh from his Marathon exploits) and Daniel Grimwood.
The results were age-graded by John Tolhurst (thanks John) using the latest World Masters Association 2015 tables: http://www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup15.html.
The age and gender grading amazingly put’s 14 athletes on the night into the Gold Standard with 3 athletes achieving a Gold Standard 3 and of those 14 athletes 9 in the 70% + age graded bracket.
Using the age graded results the top 3 athletes on the night were Sarah Shepherd, David Sampson and Carol Emery.
Well done one and all, some excellent running in at times some pretty taxing conditions.
Please see the monthly time trial accumulator for a full set of the autumn’s results etc.
See you all again in the New Year hopefully, where you can try your hand at a 2 mile time trial should you wish.
Wishing you all the best Christmas Ever and Happy Healthy Running in 2016
The 2015 Kent Road Race Grand Prix concluded with the A20 Path 'n Downs Half Marathon on 15th November. This was a late replacement for the cancelled Maidstone Half Marathon. PWAC finished 15th (out of 34) in the men's team and 4th (out of 32) in the women's team tables. The team winners were Dartford Road Runners (men) and Maidstone Harriers (women). There were 437 men and 234 women competing this year and the winners were Terry Reeves (Dartford Road Runners) and Julie Stoppani (W45, Maidstone Harriers). The leading PWAC runners were Colin Tricker (36th) and Claire Day (5th). There are plans to increase participation and improve results for next year and if you would like to know more please speak to John Tolhurst at any training session. The full results of the Kent Grand Prix 2015 are attached.