URGENT – Tuesday Night Track Access

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.

PWAC Club Grand Prix – February 2018 Update

The attached table shows the current position for this year’s PWAC club grand prix.

After 2 events in the ladies competition Fiona Buckingham leads from Sue Chivers and Mandy Barker.

After 2 events in the men’s competition David Sampson leads from Nick Denbow and Simon Barker.

The next events counting towards the 2018 trophies are:-

  • May     Any of the Saturday Parkruns at Malling
  • April    Any of the Saturday Parkruns at Tonbridge

Please support this club competition if you can.

The Larkfield 10k has been moved from May to September this year so another event will need to be nominated for May.

If you have any suggestions for events which could be included for the May To October for this year’s competition please let John Tolhurst know by Mid-March. The remaining events for the 2018 competition will then be published.

KCAA Veteran’s Cross Country Championship 2017

PWAC are seeking athletes to take part in this year’s competition, please contact John Tilston to register by 17th November.

Dartford Central Park – Saturday 2nd December 2017

Event details for Dartford are:

This year’s event will be held at Central Park, Dartford, Kent DA1 1JP kindly hosted by Dartford Harriers AC. Parking at the clubhouse, including an overspill area, is limited so car sharing is recommended. The Acacia Car Park, Overy Liberty DA1 1DJ public pay and display car park as shown on the course maps is convenient to the course. (The Central Car Park, Market Street is limited to a maximum stay of 2hrs) www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/transport-and-streets/parking/pay-and-display-car-parks-and-on-street-pay-and-display-bays/town-centre-car-parks-map

The course is mainly run on flat plateaus linked with relatively short steep inclines and descents. The course location is some distance from the club house.

Championship Timetable:

11.00 M50 – M59 – approx 9k
12.00 M60 – M69, M70+, W35 – W44, W45 – W54, W55 – W64 and W65 – approx. 5k
12.45 M40 – M49– approx 9k

These Championships will be run under UKA and KCAA Veterans Cross Country Championship Rules.

Athletes must be either first claim or second claim members as per Rule 21 S 6 (viii) of UKA Rules for Competition, subject to the correct Kent County qualifications.

Athletes may be entered as individuals or as part of a team in their own age group, or/as well as in a younger age group, if appropriate. They may only compete in one selected age group. Competition numbers will be issued for each athlete in each age group. This will result in an athlete being given two competition numbers if they are entered in two different age groups. Team Managers must ensure that the correct single competition number is worn by the athlete for their competition age group. The individual and team results will be determined by the athlete competition number and finish order.

Race timing for these Championships will be by chipped bib numbers.

Entry closing date Friday 17th November 2017.

Pentathon Cup and Age Grading Report – March 2017

53 athletes have now competed in at least one event and 3 members have completed 5 events to qualify for the annual cup competition.

The upcoming marathons will produce another flurry of results to add which along with some of the traditional shorter summer 5K and 5mile races should ensure more members will have completed the 5 qualifying events for the annual cup in due course.

Please remember the final qualification date for races to count in this seasons competition is 31st August.

If any member has any questions on age grading and how it can be used to aid your running please ask me on club night.

John Tolhurst

Road Running Representative

Virgin Money London Marathon, Water Station – 23rd April 2017

Following recent notices in previous editions of the Stop Watch Times, I would like to thank everyone that has volunteered to help out on the Water Station on the big day. As advised in last months’ Stop Watch Times, we will again be manning the 22mile station and will be in the same place as in previous years on the sunny side of the street. This means that we will still need to leave Paddock Wood at 0730am as last year. It will be difficult to predict exactly when we will arrive home as there are now significant road closures for the event, but I would guess it will be about 6 o’clock ish !!

There are still plenty of seats available as only 66 people have volunteered so far, normally we have around 120 people so please come along and support your club!!! A plea goes out to those of you running to get your friends and family to come along and support you!!!

Also the early minibus team is very short on volunteers as it is currently only 3 people and we need 10/12 people so if you are able help out with the set up team, please let me know asap.

So if anyone else would like to volunteer and travel to London on the early minibus, coaches, or if you are able to make your own way up there, you are more than welcome to join in, but please let me know if you intend to come. Similarly, if you now know that you cannot make it on the day, please telephone me.

Emails / letters giving final instructions will be distributed about a week or so before the Marathon, so please make sure all members of your party are aware of the information before the event, as it will provide you with travel details, and a few other bits of useful information, including health and safety issues.

For those of you who have not yet confirmed names, addresses and phone numbers of friends, could you please do so asap.
Thank you all once again, and see you on the big day!!!

Peter Cockcroft
Email: petercockcroft@btinternet.com
Tel: 01892 836483
Mobile: 07771 612380