2019 PWAC Club Grand Prix – Final Results

Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s event.

A special mention goes to Jeanette Elliot, Kelly Large ,Richard Elliot, Rob Everitt and Stephen Large who competed in all 8 events.

LADIES

1 335 Points  Shirley Exall

2 271 Points  Sue Chivers

3 252 Points  Jeanette Elliot

4 247 Points  Lorraine Shepheard

MEN

1 413 Points  Rob Everitt

2 289 Points  Stephen Large

3 259 Points  Dave Sampson

4 258 Points  Adam Tibbals

The attached table gives all competitors scores for this year’s competition.

Next year’s qualifying events for this competition will be issued shortly.

If you have any comments on the competition or any idea’s on events you would like to see included next year place e-mail me direct or via the website or have a chat on club night.

Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 Update

On Friday evening while enjoying the PWAC dinner and presentation evening I received an important email from  the Virgin Money London Marathon Events team (VMLM) and I am more than happy to pass on the following points to you all that hopefully will be of interest. (further details are in the attached document)

  1. VMLM thanked PWAC for doing such a fabulous job at the 2019 London Marathon.

 

  1. VMLM confirmed PWAC will be receiving in early December 5 guaranteed places for the 2020 40th London Marathon for doing such a great job in 2019. Please remember those wishing to apply for a Club Guaranteed place, don’t forget I will need your rejection slip and the points you have accrued by the end of November.

 

  1. I was asked once again to be the Mile 22 Water Station Team Leader with a team from PWAC. You will be happy (I hope) to know I have accepted this offer as well as accepting the offer on behalf of PWAC.

 

  1. Consoles for entering the guaranteed places will be open shortly as will the login process for Water Station volunteers. If you volunteered last year it should be quite a straight forward process this coming year.

 

  1. London Marathon Events Ltd (LMEL) has also sent through a list of all the events they are involved with and that you might like to enter, along with their dates. Please see list below.

LMEL have also asked if we at PWAC could put together a team of volunteers to help at the Prudential Ride London Event (PRL). Keep your eyes open for more information shortly on volunteering at both the VMLM and PRL.

Please keep a look out in the SWT on the Website or by Email for more information.

 

Regards

Richard Elliott

Kent Fitness League XC Update after 2 races

Knole Park Sevenoaks & Swanley Park Swanley report

Sunday 3rd November saw the start of this season’s Kent Fitness XC League (KFL) in the amazing setting of Knole Park Sevenoaks. Under unusually beautiful blue skies the race was held over a new extended course with the start being delayed due to parking problems and the longer walk to the start line.

34 Paddock Wood AC (PWAC) athletes stood on the start line a fantastic turn out. A few new faces, 5 debutant’s to the KFL along with many familiar ones, we couldn’t ask for any more. It was also good to see the Club Chairman Richard Harris there supporting the team, much appreciated by one and all.

Unfortunately after just a few tough miles Ben Hepden one of our debutant runners felt his hamstring pulling, a reminder of his recent great effort at the Berlin Marathon, Ben tried after a short rest to carry on but unfortunately it was not to be and he had to admit defeat on the day. Leading home PWAC was the ever improving young Harry Young finishing in 7th place which was upgraded to 6th as the lead runner was deemed to be a guest runner. 2nd home for the club was Adam Tibbals in 21st place 3 other PWAC men made the top 30, James Ridger 24th Charles George 25th and Lukas Bates 28th.  Michael Gibbs, Ian Sutherland, Daniel Grimwood, Nick Denbow and David Sampson made up the rest of the teams scoring male runners. The clubs debutant male runners Jamie Forman, Stephen Large and Mark Rich all appeared to enjoy the race as well as being part of the team, even if it was a little tough.

Leading the women home for PWAC was Laura Douse who finished 4th lady followed by someone who is definitely getting back to her best, Mandy Barker 12th lady home. Kate Cole 27th and Lyndsey Ritchie 36th made up the scoring ladies team. Ophelia Thenault and Kelly Large, both league debutants found the race tough but most enjoyable.

This league is a true team event and our good turnout showed in the overall results.

Both the men’s and ladies teams finished 3rd, which pushed the combined team into an excellent 2nd place just 9 points behind the winning and host team Sevenoaks AC.

 

Sunday 10th November (Remembrance Sunday) saw another beautiful day and another amazing turnout (34 runners again) for the second match of the season in Swanley Park Swanley.

This race saw a junior race prior to the main race (no junior league this season) with Evan Wild and Louis Cole running in the U/17 race. Evan won the 3 mile race with Louis finishing 3rd, very well done guys. Another 34 on the start line including 2 more debutants to the league along with the Chairman once again supporting.  The race started after the customary 2 minutes silence and was run over 1 short and 2 long laps of the park.

First home again was Harry Young who found the course much more to his liking as he finished in 4th place. Nathan Chapman was next home in 12th place with Adam Tibbals 21st James Ridger 27th. Wayne Balmer, Michael Gibbs, Ian Sutherland, Daniel Grimwood, Nick Denbow (who had a storming run) and David Sampson made up the rest of the scoring male team. I am pleased to say after some attention and rest during the week Ben Hepden finished the race OK along with our other debutant Jordan Northfield. A mention must be made to Stephen Large who had a great run at the Bexhill Poppy 10k the day before.

In the women’s race Laura Douse was once again first home for the team this time followed by last season’s league female winner Becky Morrish 13th, Mandy Barker 19th and Kate Cole 45th.

Special mention has to be made to Mandy, Natasha Wild and Julie Harker who had all run the Kent XC League the afternoon before for PWAC. Mandy also ran the Tonbridge Park Run in the morning. Kelly Large who had run the Bexhill Poppy 10k the day before as well as Kate Cole and Lyndsey Ritchie who had both run an extremely tough 6k commando race the day before.

Once again the great performances along with the great turn out meant another set of fantastic results. The men finished in 3rd place the ladies 4th but in the combined team event PWAC finished amazingly 2nd again to Medway and Maidstone AC.

After the first to matches its gives us great pleasure to announce TEAM PWAC are 3rd men’s team and 2nd female team overall with the combined team top of the pile in 1st place on count back from Sevenoaks AC. As team managers we could not ask for more, thank you one and all.

A full set of the results and league tables along with all the race details can be found on the KFL website https://kfl.canterburyharriers.org/xc.

Next race is at Oxleas Wood, Eltham, 1st December were the new club tents will make its league debut. Keep up the training and here’s to keeping this fantastic success going, see you there.

Richard & Jeanette Elliott

KXCL Somerhill – Report – 26th October 2019

Sat 26th October took the next venue to Somehill School in Tonbridge.   The weather wasn’t great with a blustery breeze across the fields  Unfortunately our tent could not cope under the conditions and had to be abolished once one of the supports snapped under the strain.

For the first time in the league we were able to have full scoring teams in both adult men and women events.  First up before the drizzle started to take hold were the women.  After battling the undulating 5k course and avoiding the wooden steaks on the slippery corners the first through the finish line was Mandy Barker (32nd, 22:19).  Natasha Wild was 2nd female home in (125th, 29:04) and Julie Harker (127th, 29:20) concluded the team of 3 coming in 17th.  Jane Pilbeam (135th, 30:40), Diana Tilston (136th, 31:25) and Kelly Large (144th, 34:00) completing the team of 6 coming 13th and Ellie Denyer (146th, 34:08) concluding the more importantly growing team of 7 for the women.  After 2 events the women are 17th with 3 to score and 14th with 6 to score.

The men were soon to start just as the rain started to shower us on the start line with the 2 minute warning whistle.  With 3 laps to complete the 10k course our thoughts moved to how muddy certain areas would become once we completed trapesing through the first two laps.  With the ongoing commitment from last years runners in conjunction with some new members this year we were able to increase the team involvement.  First home on the very soft underfoot course for the men was Harry Young (29th, 37:28), 2nd for the club was Charles George (64th, 40:10), followed by Adam Tibbals (84th, 41:26) closely proceeded by Wayne Balmer (88th, 41:31), Lukas Bates (100th, 41:58) and Michael Gibbs (102nd, 42.01) concluding the team of 6 to score coming 9th.  Steve Wright (131st, 43:27), Nick Denbow (151st, 44:20), Michael Conrad-Pickles (202nd, 47:57), Phil Northfield (225th, 50:21), John Tilston (237th, 51:06) and Sam Harker (239th, 51:30) complete the team of 12 for the 2nd year running, finishing 7th.  John Tolhurst (245th, 52:45) concluded our men’s team of 13.

After 2 events the women are in 17th position (3 to score) and 14th position (6 to score).  The men are 9th position (both 6 and 12 to score).

A big thank you goes out to all participants for taking part and supporting the league and likewise to all the spectators for standing in miserable conditions cheering on the team to the bitter end.

Our next event is 9th November at Danson Park, Dartford which is a NO SENIOR MEN event.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Happy Running.

John Tilston

PWAC Press Report – 18th September 2019

The weekend of 14/15 September saw athletes from Paddock Wood AC competing in the Masters, U13 and Combined events Champs at Erith. It was such a contrast in the weather from the previous year when one day was cancelled due to flooding on the track. It was a good day for two families with the Duffin family and Stone family coming away with 10 medals between them. Joe Stone who had previously won the County U13 pentathlon claimed two gold, Silver and a Bronze medal. Joe won the 75m hurdles with a PB time 12.19s a PB and Club record. Joe claimed a Silver in the 200m 26.63s, a bronze came in the 100m 12.90s. Joe then won Gold in the long jump 4.90m, he also threw the javelin but could only manage 29.36m having injured his thumb in rugby, making it difficult to throw. Brother Alex won a Bronze medal in the U15 boys Pentathlon claiming PBs in all the events. He jumped 4.95 in the long jump, 1.45m in the high jump, it was 10.18m in the shot, 80m hurdles14.40s and the 800m 2m34.20 s, a great result.

In the Masters Championship W40 Elizabeth Duffin became Kent Champion in the 80m hurdles and event she has not done for several years 18.04s a new club record, a Silver medal in the javelin 22.52m and a Bronze medal in the hammer 23.69m, all 4 events were club records for this age group,  she also did the shot and discus. Her 79 year old Dad Michael Duffin also claimed Silver in his javelin 19.17m, and a Bronze in the hammer with a seasons best throw of 22.45m. M55 Mark Woods won a Silver medal in his 200m 27.00s and ran 13.85 for the 100m. M65 David Perman threw a SB in his hammer 17.88m, threw 14.17m in the discus and another SB in his shot 5.24m. W55 Teresa Hinton became the 80m Kent Hurdles champion for her race 17.38s a new club record and she also won a silver medal in the shot (3kg) 7.04m a PB and club record. Teresa also threw the discus 14.17m. M55 Trevor Crysell ran the 100m 14.51s and the 400m 67.00s.  A total of 13 medals won.

Alex Gray travelled to Lewes for the Horizontal Jumpsfest. Alex won the pool B long jump 5.35m a PB and came 2nd overall in the triple jump, behind an U20 athlete, with 12.26 another CR.

PWAC Press Report – 3rd September 2019

Last weekend saw two Paddock Wood AC athletes competing in the U15/U17 National champs at Bedford. Alex Gray was unlucky missing out on a bronze medal on count back in the triple jump. His jump of 12.61m was a PB, but unfortunately due to the strong winds, not a new club record. Alex ran 40.6s in his 300m finishing 6th in his heat. Harvey Fordham had a disappointing jump in the high jump 1.57m after his 1.70m the previous week at Tonbridge.

On a sizzling Bank Holiday Monday several Paddock Wood AC athletes of all ages travelled a short distance to Tonbridge AC’s open meeting in which Paddock Wood AC includes its own club champs. In the U11 600m race 10 year old Alfred Everitt ran a PB and claimed a Club record at the same time 1m 54.17s. Alfred also ran the 75m 11.80s. He was joined in both these race by another 10 year old Nico Walters who is looking forward to being able to compete as an U13 next year, Nico ran 2m 13.26s for his 600m and 11.95s for his 75m run. 9 year old Henry Simms ran 2m 22.08s for the 600m and 12.59s for his 75m. In the U13 boys Joseph Hyland threw the javelin 25.56m and jumped a PB in the long jump 3.92m.  U13 Emma Townend jumped 2.72m in the long jump. In the U15 girls Jess Penny ran a PB in her 100m 14.68s. Jumped 1.30m in the high jump and ran 13.44s in the 75m hurdles. Jess Rayner ran the 1500m 6m.04.73s and sister Izzy did the javelin 18.92m. In the U15 boys Alex Gray ran a PB in the 100m 12.05, Alex then ran the 300m 40.30s. Harvey Fordham ran a PB in his 100m 12.84m, then jumped 1.70m in the High jump and 5.02m in the long jump. It was another PB for Liam Simms in the 100m 12.49s and again in the 200m 25.93s, he ran 42.84s in the 300m. Alex Stone ran a PB in his 200m 26.75s Alex threw 31.15m in the javelin and 30.78m in the discus. U17 Kimberley Garcia ran a seasons best in her 200m 28.08s and another SB in the 100m 13.22s, then ran the 300m 46.80s. Maia Hyland threw 31.15m in the javelin and 14.60m in the discus. U17 Adam Garside was unfortunately disqualified for a false start in his 100m, but made up for it with a SB in his 200m 26.27s and a PB in the long jump 5.12m. W35 Elizabeth Duffin threw the javelin 21.60m and the discus 13.37m. M35 Noel Davey in only his 2nd run on the track ran a PB in the 100m 14.08s. M45 Robert Everitt ran a PB in the 3000m 10m.07.03s a great achievement in the 32 degree heat.  M50 Trevor Simms ran the 100m 13.65s and the 200m 27.79s. Trevor Crysell in the same age group ran 14.33 for his 100m and 29.33 for his 200m and then threw a PB in the javelin 25.67m. M55 Mark Woods ran a SB in the 100m 13.02s, ran 29.27s in the 200m and threw the discus 1.5kg after throwing the senior weight all season 25.55m, also M65 David Perman who was able to throw the weight for his age group (1Kg) threw 14.47m. Head coach M75 (although 79) Mike Duffin threw the javelin 19.29m. In the mixed fun relays U15s Fordham, Gray, Stone and Simms ran a 4X100m in 48.6s it would have been a club record but unfortunately did not count as their opposition was a 2×2 team.

PWAC Press Report – 28th August 2019

It was a great result for Joe Stone from Paddock Wood AC when he won the U13 Kent County pentathlon competition on Monday at Tonbridge. In a tussle with Albert Kreuzberg from Tonbridge AC Joe won by just 28 points. In winning the event, with 1933 points Joe broke the club record for a pentathlon, which was set way back in 1995. In his first event the 75mH Joe broke his own CR 12.71s. In his shot put he got a PB 8.67m a new club record for this weight. Another PB came in the high jump 1.30m, in the long jump he did 4.69m and finally another massive PB in the 800m 2m22.28s, just 0.1s off another club record that was also set back in the 1990s.

Round Norfolk Relay 2019

STAGE
RUNNER
RUNNER ACTUAL TIME
RACE ACTUAL TIME
MINUTE MILING
AGE GRADED %
DISTANCE
STAGE RECORD TIME
STAGE RECORD NAME
STAGE RECORD YEAR
1
LUKAS BATES
01.58.14
01.58.14
7.00
65.80
16.81
01.49.13
G ROBB
2011
2
PAUL SLATER
01.31.44
03.29.58
6.40
75.80
13.75
01.31.44
P SLATER
2019
3
LAURA DOUSE
00.41.57
04.11.55
7.17
67.90
5.76
00.39.30
A ROWLAND
2016
4
CHARLES GEORGE
01.25.42
05.37.37
7.42
59.50
11.14
01.14.12
A DAY
2014
5
ADAM TIBBALS
01.15.44
06.53.21
7.00
67.60
10.81
01.15.44
A TIBBALS
2019
6
SARAH CRONIN
00.55.50
07.49.11
7.04
69.80
7.91
00.46.01
J RIDGER
2007
7
HARRY YOUNG
00.55.13
08.44.24
5.59
75.70
9.24
00.55.03
J RIDGER
2009
8
SARAH SHEPHEARD
00.53.03
09.37.27
7.03
69.70
7.52
00.45.44
J HOLLAND
2013
9
DANIEL GRIMWOOD
01.53.44
11.31.11
6.51
71.50
16.61
01.53.16
S CHIVERS
2017
10
STEVE CHIVERS
02.02.16
13.33.27
6.45
70.40
18.13
01.54.28
C TRICKER
2016
11
MIKE WALTER
01.25.56
14.59.23
6.54
68.10
12.45
01.17.14
J HOLLAND
2017
12
IAN SUTHERLAND
02.12.11
17.11.34
6.43
74.60
19.67
01.48.49
P HASLER
2009
13
MICHAEL GIBBS
01.28.56
18.40.30
6.43
67.30
13.25
01.23.02
C TRICKER
2010
14
JAMES RIDGER
00.46.48
19.27.18
6.26
70.00
7.27
00.46.48
J RIDGER
2019
15
MAXINE McINULTY
01.15.55
20.43.13
7.10
72.80
10.59
01.04.54
S GROOM
2012
16
NATHAN CHAPMAN
00.32.18
21.15.31
5.53
72.90
5.49
00.31.55
S ROBERTS
2004
17
BECKY MORRISH
01.17.25
22.32.56
6.36
75.90
11.73
01.09.10
N CHAPMAN
2018

PWAC finished 10th overall, 6th club team in 22 hours, 32 minutes and 56 seconds, an average of 6.50 minute milling

PWAC Press Report – 7th August 2019

Over 60 children took part in the annual Paddock Wood AC week of athletics last week. In its 29th year the children aged from 6-15 years were coached in a range of athletic events including high jump, javelin, hurdles and relays. The week culminated in a competition with all children doing a run, jump and throw to gain points for their teams which this year were World Athletics host citied; London, Doha, Beijing and Moscow. The individual age group winners were awarded a trophy. In the 6-7 years the best boy was Alfie Austin and the best girl Kelsie Allcorn. In the 8-9 years the best boy was Dennis Roberts and the girl’s winner was Maise Chalken, 10-11 years best boy was Maurice Roberts with Briony Young taking the girl’s prize. In the older group, 12s and over, Lucy Tallon won it for the 3rd year in a row and Alex Stone won the boys. The winning team were London, who all received medals.

On the Sunday the juniors were at the last Kent Young Athletes league held at Medway Park, Gillingham. With so many away on holiday all teams were slightly depleted, but Paddock Wood AC, in a joint team with Folkestone RR, had some good results. Once again Joe Stone and Joseph Hyland topped the javelin, with Joe taking the A with a PB of 34.10m a grade 1 performance and Joseph winning the B 24.76. Joe went on to come 2nd in the A long jump 4.74m and Joseph 3rd in the B 3.78m a PB. In the 200m Joe was again 2nd equalling his PB 27.0s, whilst Joseph did the 75mH 16.6s.  In the U15 girls Jess Penny ran a PB in her hurdles 13.2s, she jumped 4.15m in the long jump and 1.25m in the high jump. U15 Harvey Fordham won the high jump 1.72 and the B long jump 4.94 and threw the javelin for the first time in a non-scoring event 28.31m. Alex Stone threw a PB in the javelin 36.52m a grade 2 throw. He also filled in on the hammer to gain extra points throwing 19.51m and putt a PB in the shot 10.02m. Liam Simms covered the 300m 41.3s a PB and the 100m 12.6s and ran both the 4x100m and 4x300m relays.

PWAC Club Grand Prix 2019 – July Update

Another good turnout saw 21 members compete in the latest round of the PWAC club grand prix:-

Current positions in the ladies competition are:-

234 points Shirley Exall

184 points Sue Chivers

173 points Annie Ross

168 points Lorraine Shepheard

Current points in the mens competition are:-

265 points Rob Everitt

208 points Adam Tibbles

207 points Nick Brown

181 points Steve Large

The remaining fixtures qualifying for the competition are 4th August East Peckham 10k, 1st September Weald 10k and if you have not already completed one the final Monday night 5k club handicap race.

Thank you for supporting these events where so far 56 members have taken part.

ALL PARTICIPATING MEMBERS POINTS SCORES ARE SHOWN IN THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep.