Pentathon Cup Update – 15th August 2021

The 2019-2021 current Pentathon Cup standings are as the attached document.

2 members Melissa Ferns and Michael Gibbs have completed the necessary 5 different events to qualify. Several more members have completed 4 events.

Remember due to Covid the end date for this competition is all events up to and including the 10th October 2021 so there is still several weeks to qualify. A number of you have marathon races coming up to make your 5th event, also there are a number of 5Ks on the racing calendar. (remember park runs do not qualify).

John Tolhurst

Road Running Rep.

Pentathlon Cup Relaunch

Now there is at least the prospect of returning to competition it is time to again get the Pentathon Cup back up and running again. The rules for the competition are on the members section of the website for those who are not familiar.

We have decided for the award of the next trophy the closing date will be extended to the 3rd October 2021 (to take in the London marathon), and that any odd racing that has taken place since 1 September 2019 will be included. Any races competed in by club members will be included as long as the details are forwarded to me directly or via the club website

As a variety of distances is required for the Pentathon Cup (5 of the 7 standard road racing distances are required to be completed to qualify), the following targeted events are being suggested, to encourage as many members as possible to participate and qualify for the competition. The events are all reasonably local and in places where subject to weather we can have a social gathering afterwards and hopefully have some success in team and individual age graded competition.
Targeted Events

11 July Staplehurst 5 mile

01 August East Peckham 10K

15 August Lydd Half & 20miler

10 September Rye 5K

In addition a 5K club competition is being finalised, an update on this will follow shortly.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Representative

Relaxation of Rules for Using the Track

The attached  documents have been updated to reflect the changes to EA Guidance dated 4th August.

Please read the documents which describe the rules and regulations from EA and the Government that are applicable to PWAC together with some of our own that we have had to impose. The main track gate is fitted with a combination padlock. Please lock the gate after entry and exit to prevent unauthorised access. When making a booking you will be told the code for the combination padlock. If you have any queries regarding the booking system please email these to

Please ensure you follow the sanitising rules, these are for yours and others safety.

Kind regards,

Richard Harris

PWAC Club Grand Prix Events 2020

The remaining events for this year are:-

  • Feb  Any parkrun in the month at Bedgebury
  • Mar Any parkrun in the month at Tonbridge
  • Apr  Any parkrun in the month at Kingdom
  • May Sun 3rd Hildenborough 5 or 10 Mile
  • June Sat 20th  Boxhill 5 or 10k
  • July  Sun 5th Cliffe woods 5 mile
  • Aug  Sun 2nd  East Peckham 10k
  • Sep  Sun 13th Larkfield 10k
  • Bonus Event Best 1 mile time trial.

The distance running sub committee hope to see another good turnout of runners again for this years competition.

PWAC 2021 Membership Form

Paddock Wood Athletic Club – Founded 1986 – Registered Charity 1139343

Age Grading Update – December 2019

The 2019/2020 Pentathon cup competition is now well under way. Current positions for results reported to the website to the end of November are as the attached table.

If you think you have any results missing please e-mail the website and let us know.

Remember to qualify for the cup competition you need to have completed 5 of the 7 standard events listed by 31st August 2020.

John Tolhurst

PWAC road Running Rep