Track & Field events and news
Forthcoming Track and Field events can be found the in Events Calendar.
Eastern Counties AA Combined Events Championships and Open – Peterborough, 29 September 2019
Joe Stone from Paddock Wood AC competed in the last Combined Events Open of the season as an under 13 in Peterborough.
In far from ideal weather Joe competed in a field of 13 athletes and was determined to improve his overall points score for the under 13 Pentathlon. With a good start to the day Joe jumped 4.90 meters in long jump leading the field. 2nd in the 75 Meter Hurdles with a time if 12.48s, Joe was 2nd overall behind Al-Ameen Salaam from Havering AC. Joe also came 2nd in Shot Put with a PB of 9.51m, Joint 6th in High Jump with another PB of 1.33m.
Coming up to the final event, the weather detreated and in Torrential rain Joe ran a respectable 800 Meters in 2 minutes 29.48 seconds coming 2nd and finishing 2nd overall with a combined total of 1,973 points.
With a new Pentathlon PB, Joe finishes the under 13 outdoor season ranked 2nd in the Country.
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).
FAQs: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.
PWAC masters athletes made a fine start to the 2016 season in the Southern Counties Veterans (Kent Division) League at Sutcliffe Park last Friday (April 29).
The men won their Division 2 match by two points and the women were a close second in Division 2 also by two points. The women should have won by a few points but a couple of gaps on the team sheet and an incident that caused Liz Duffin to miss her 400m race through absolutely no fault of her own cost us the win. However, with six fixtures this is a marathon not a sprint and we have an early opportunity to put things right in a few days at Canterbury in the next match on Monday (May 9). Would all team members please confirm their availability to the Team Manager, Alan Newman, particularly if you were unable to compete in the first match. The full results are attached.
Our first ever Southern Athletics league 16th April 2016
Paddock Wood AC athletes travelled to Hastings for the first match of the Southern Athletics league. It is the first time the club have been in this league, but with the Southern Women’s League folding the club needed new competition. Unfortunately, with the Brighton Marathon the next day and the London Marathon the following Sunday, none of the club’s distance runners were competing. So the club only had 5 men and 3 women taking part. All 3 ladies were coming back from injury so limited themselves to their events. Sharon Hawkins, who had only started training again just 3 weeks before ran the 400m (87.1s) the 800m (3m.07.1s) the 1500m (6m.16.7s) and the 3000m (12m 46.6s), all valuable points for the small team. Team Managers Elizabeth Duffin and Kate Maryon covered all the throws. Elizabeth’s first event was the Hammer where she came 2nd with 24.67m amidst a hailstorm and rain. She did the Shot Put 6.05m 3rd, the Discus 14.15m 3rd and the Javelin 22.49m 3rd A string. Kate did the B string events coming 3rd in the Shot 5.25m. 4th in the Discus 14.63m and 2nd in the Javelin 16.15m.
In the Men’s team Stuart Cawse, in his first run on the track for Paddock Wood, did well to come 4th in the 400m (62.8s) and 4th in the 800m (2m 31s). Another newcomer was David Welham M55 who competed in the Long and Triple Jumps, which he had not done for 3 years. He jumped 4.05m in the Long Jump and 8.54m in the Triple Jump. Mark Woods M50, also just covered the throws due to a nagging injury. In the Shot, he came 4th with a PB of 8.93m; he was 5th in the Discus 18.26m, 4th in the Hammer 19.88m and 5th in the Javelin 25.92m. Men’s team Manager Alan Newman ran the 5000m (19m 37.7s) finishing 5th. U/17 Aaron Rowland ran in the 1500m an event he has not done since he was an U/15 and came 5th (5m 08.7s). With more athletes competing next time, the club should get a better overall score and final position.
Norman Park Bromley hosted the 2014 U/13 and Masters Championships as well as the multi events at the weekend of the 13th & 14th of September. Paddock Wood AC had some good results.
Kate Maryon did exceptionally well winning gold in both the W40 100m (14.12s) and the 200m (30.6s). Elizabeth Duffin became a W35 on the 30th August so this was her first competition in this age category. She claimed gold in the Javelin with a throw of 25.15m. Unfortunately her High Jump and 100m Hurdles clashed, so going from one event to the other she lost her concentration. Although she won the High Jump she did not get a medal because of the set standards. In the Hurdles she had to pull up because of a pulled muscle. She came 2nd in the Hammer with 25.03. Dad Michael won the M70 Javelin with a season’s best performance of 23.12m, well down on his past performances.
In the Kent County Championship U/13 age group Toby Emm had a great run in his 800m winning his heat in (2m28.43s) He won Bronze in the final with a massive PB (2m.24.3s). Toby threw a PB in his Javelin 25.48m finishing 8th and ran the 200m coming 2nd in his heat (28.38s) and 6th in the final (29.27s). Samantha Hockey also threw a PB in her Javelin competition 17.36 finishing 7th.
British Masters Athletic Federation National Championships, Birmingham – Saturday/Sunday 9th/10th August 2014
Sue James and Alan Newman represented PWAC at the BMAF National Masters Championships in the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham on the weekend of 9th and 10th August. These championships are open to any athlete aged over 35 and the oldest competitors were Switzerland based 95-year-old Charles Eugster, who won the M90 plus 100m (25.76) and 200m (58.03) for British age-group records and the 1970 Commonwealth Games discus champion, Rosemary Chrimes (81), who won the over-80 high jump (1.06), long jump (2.34), shot (8.34), discus (20.79), hammer (23.87) and javelin (12.40).
The weather was warm and sunny on Saturday for the 400m and 1500m but the remnants of Hurricane Bertha had an adverse effect on times on Sunday for the 800m and 5000m races.
PWAC ResultsCatEventPosNameTimeW60400m3rdSue James89.36(BMAF Bronze)W60800m3rdSue James3:26.35(BMAF Bronze)W601500m1stSue James6:44.99(BMAF Gold)M601500m4thAlan Newman5:17.51M60500m4thAlan Newman19:43.81
Saturday saw the last of the Southern Women’s League matches of the season at Wimbledon. There were some good results. Maria Heslop, having competed in the Tonbridge Park Run in the morning, ran the 3000m, after lapping most of the other participants she won, 28 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed runner (10m 36.6s) also a PB. She claimed another PB in the 1500m finishing 2nd (5m.08.2s). She gained valuable points for the club running the 400m coming 2nd B string (73.5s). Jane Dew, competing for the first time in the league, came 2nd B string in the 3000m (13m 15.7s) and 4th B in the 800m (3m.01.1s). Team Manager Elizabeth Duffin won the Hammer 24.59m, came 2nd in the High Jump and 100mH, 3rd in the Javelin and 4th in the Shot Putt.
Sarah Shepheard won her 200m (30.6s) and threw a PB in the Hammer 19.66m to take 2nd in the B string. Sarah was 2nd in the A 400m (68.9s). Her sister Caroline won the B javelin 18.88m and ran season’s best times in both the 100m (15.8s) and the 200m (33.3s). Their mum Lorraine covered the B Shot and the Discus. In the younger section 11 year old Isabelle Cole, in her first ever Shot Putt competition, came 3rd with 4.79m. She also tried her hand at Discus, throwing 9.24m. Samantha Hockey finished 2nd in the U/15 Javelin 16.51m and 3rd in the 100m (15.4s).
Erin Frankel ran a PB in the 100m (17.2s) and came 3rd in the B Long Jump 2.88m. Unfortunately, due to traffic problems she missed her High Jump competition, so did a non-scoring Javelin and threw a PB of 10.27m.
The team finished 4th on the day and although Paddock Wood had equal league points as the fourth placed team they were pushed down to 5th place for the season as they had less match points.