Track & Field events and news
Forthcoming Track and Field events can be found the in Events Calendar.
Please see the letter below about the changes to the Youth Development League for the forthcoming season.
- The meeting will be held at Lee Valley Indoor Athletics Centre, Edmonton. N9 0AR on the 19th & 20th March 2016 in conjunction with Hertfordshire & Middlesex.
- The closing date for entries is Thursday, 3rd March 2016. No late entries will be considered. 3. Age groups are as at midnight 31/08/16, except Under 20’s which is midnight 31/12/16
- Athletes may only compete within their own age group, except Under 20’s who may also compete as Seniors.
- No Under 13 athletes will be permitted to enter.
- Under 15 and Under 17 athletes will not be permitted to compete in more than three individual events on the same day.
- Races may be combined with other ages or counties where it is seen by the organisers to improve the competition experience for all athletes
- Only Stadium blocks may be used, but their use is optional.
- Field event competitors will be allowed a maximum of 4 attempts, except in High Jump and Pole Vault.
- In Triple jump the board positions will be as follows:- SM 11/13m; U20M 9/11m; SW, U20W, U17s and U15s 7/9m.
- Any enquires to the entry secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Expected Schedule of events:
Saturday – 19th March Sunday – 20th March 60mH (all) 60m (all including disability classes) 200m (all) 300m (U15s/U17W)/400m (others) 800m (all) 1500m (all) 1K Walk (all) HJ (arena) U17W, U20W, SW HJ (plateau) U15G HJ (arena) U20M, SM HJ (plateau) U15B, U17M PV (Women) SP (Women including disability classes) LJ (Men including disability classes) LJ (Women including disability classes) TJ (Women) TJ (Men) SP (Men including disability classes) PV (Men)
Online entries are available on the KCAA website – http://kcaa.org.uk/onlineregs/newmeeting3.php?MeetID=1
Are you aged over-35, male or female and looking for some enjoyable track and/or field competition this season? If so, make yourself known to our new Kent Veterans League team manager and take a look at the attached timetable of venues and events.
Richard Bidois has done a great job over recent years and has now handed the team management baton to Alan Newman, who you will find at the track on Wednesday evenings. This year we are competing in Division 2 and our aim should be to gain promotion for 2017 and then to hold our place in Division 1.
PWAC men face Sevenoaks, Swanley, Bromley Veterans, Dartford Harriers ‘B’ and Tonbridge. The women compete against Ashford, Swanley, Blackheath and Bromley ‘B’ and Tonbridge. Tonbridge are entering for the first time this season and will no doubt want to make a good impression.
We need sprinters, distance runners, throwers, jumpers and officials to help run the meetings. Our official engagements are to organise the long jump at Canterbury on May 9 and Medway Park on July 15.
The club has paid your entry fees, so it is now up to the athletes to support the competition. All events take place on Monday or Friday evenings, start at 6:45pm and finish in time for a cocoa before bed, if you are lucky.
Please contact Alan Newman at email@example.com to state your availability, preferred events, offer to officiate or to ask any questions.
Team selection sheets will be circulating in due course.
Despite all efforts from everyone in the Paddock Wood Southern Women’s League team they failed to beat Swale on Saturday at Coulsdon, which meant they dropped down to 4th place in the final league placings losing by 10 points. Just one more athlete and it would have been a different result but with the match during the school holidays, it was not to be. There were still some good results. In the U/15 group, Skye Christie started the day with a PB in the High Jump of 1.30m and another in the Shot putt 5.35m. (There were no 3K shots available so everyone threw a 3.25K) She also did the Javelin and came 4th with 12.97m. Holly Preston impressed in the Discus improving with every throw to finish 2nd with 15.97m. Holly was 3rd in the A shot with 6.87m. Sophie Wise competed with only a days’ notice and gained valuable points coming 3rd in the 100m (15.00s), 3rd in the 75mH (15.8s) and 3rd in the Long Jump 3.68m. This was Sophie’s first competition on the track.
In the senior age group Maria Heslop came 2nd in the 3000m (10m 57.1s), 2nd in the 1500m (5m 13.5s) and 3rd in the 800m (2m.30.9s) a PB. Claire Day tried her hand at various things to help get extra points including Shot Putt where, with a little bit of instant coaching, she putt 5.55m. She also ran the 400m in an excellent time to come 2nd A (68.2s). She came 2nd in the 800m B (2.34.1s) and then ran the B 1500m, again 2nd (5m.35.3s). Sharon Hawkins also did extra events, trying the Discus, an event she had not done since her school days, throwing 11.94m, not far but extra points. She finished 2nd B in the 3000m (12m.05s) and was 3rd in the 400m (81.3s). Julie Preston, although not a sprinter, covered the 100m and 200m. In the 100m, she ran a PB (16.1s) and the 200m (36.4s). Julie also did the Shot for the first time 5.50m coming 4th and the Javelin where she threw 10.44m. Injured team manager Elizabeth Duffin threw the Javelin left handed also for extra points.
Online entries are now open for the PWAC Club Championships which are being held at the Tonbridge Open meeting on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2015.
Paddock Wood AC travelled to Erith on Saturday where they co-hosted Division1 of the Southern Women’s league with the Southern Men’s league Division 1 E. In the U/15 age group, every event was covered apart from the 1500m. There were 3 newcomers to the track taking part all did fantastically well. U/13 Skye Christie who only came to the club the week before having been told by her school to join an athletic club because of her talent for High Jump. So in her first ever competition without any coaching from the club, jumped 1.25m to come 3rd, she also threw the Javelin only one practise at this on Thursday and threw 13.42m , then because someone was ill she filled in on the Shot Putt and came 4th with 5 .32m, again only ever having picked up a Shot the previous Tuesday. U/13s Grace King and Georgina Leadbetter were the other two newbies. Both ran the 100m Grace ran (15.5s) and Georgina (16.1s) Grace joined Amy Bateman in the 800m (3m.05.2s) and Grace (3m.04.5s). She also filled in on the Long Jump 2.37m. Nina Jones did the B Long Jump 2.32m a PB. Georgina did another event, which she had not practised very often, the 75nH where she came 3rd B (16.4s). Samantha Hockey ran the A race coming 3rd (16.1s). In the 200m Sam = her PB (32.1s) Georgina ran the B race (34.5s).Amy and Nina did the Discus Amy 12.64m to come 4th and Nina another PB 7.64m claiming 2nd B string. Bateman, Christie King and Hockey ran the 4×1 relay with Sam Hockey running a brilliant last leg to catch up to take 2nd on the line (61.2s)
In the Seniors Sarah Shepheard had a good day wining the 3000m in a PB time of (11m 38.9s) Sharon Hawkins won the B race (11m 59.8s). Sharon also won the B 1500m (5m 50.1s) Sarah was 2nd A (5m 26.4s) she just got caught on the line. Sister Caroline back from University threw the B Hammer 20.78m only just off her PB with no practise since last year. In her Discus, again she was only just 43cm off her PB 15.27m. Julie Preston out on the track for the first time this year rana PB in her 400m (89.9s) and the 200m (36.2s). Mum Lorraine joined Caroline in the Discus 13.41m 3rd B and the Shot 4.12m . The two team managers were able to do more this match with Elizabeth coming 3rd in the Hammer 25.57m a SB , she also did the Hurdles (23.3s), the 100m (16.0s)the javelin, the Long Jump and she joined Caroline, Sarah, and Kate Maryon in the 4×1 relay where they finished 4th (59.3s). Elizabeth also made up the 4x400m relay with Sarah , Sharon and Julie. They finished 2nd (5m 36.0s). Kate Maryon was 3rd A 100m (15.1s), she was 3rd in the Long Jump 3.55m. The team came a good 3rd on the day, which moved them up the league table.
On the Sunday, it was the last of the Kent Young Athletes league held at the same venue as Saturday. Paddock Wood AC compete as a composite team with Folkestone U/13 Oliver Smith ran the 75mH (15.92) and did the Shot Putt for the first time 5.03m.U/15 Toby West jumped a PB in the Long Jump 4.04m. Finlay Hollyer competed in the Hammer for the first time and threw 16.87m he finished 6th , he then ran the 4×1 relay which came 7th .Victoria Farish was the only girl competing for the club on Sunday, she ran PB in the 200m (32.27s) she jumped 3.55m in the Long Jump and threw the Javelin 13.06m.
The previous Sunday the club was at Dartford for the Youth Development league. The club is in a composite team with Invicta East Kent, but no one from the club turned up .U/20 Laura Wellbelove competed in the Hammer, which she won with 13.56m an event she does not get time to practise. Laura also won the Javelin with a PB of 20.85m. U/17 Mathew Holdsworthy came 4th in the Javelin with a PB of 20.58, this is Mathews first year in this age group so he found throwing a heavier weight Javelin more difficult. Joshua Long in his first ever competition came 5th in the Shot 6.74m. Luke Reeves did the A 1500m finishing 5th (5m 03.4s) Charles George ran the B 1500m (5m 07.7s) putting him in 3rd place. Aaron Rowland came 2nd in his 3000m race with a big PB of (11m 14.7s) some 19seconds faster than previous. Joseph Holland ran the U20 1500m coming 2nd with a PB of (4m 31.3s). He ran another PB in the 800m (2m10s) then threw a PB in the javelin 26.53. The only race he didn’t get a PB in was the 2000m S/C which he ran on his own (7m 26.4s). The last match is at Dartford on the 26th July.
Last weekend saw the first of the Southern Women’s league matches, which took place at Lee valley. With only three senior women taking, part due to the London Marathon being the next day and 4U/15-U/13 girls competing the club did exceedingly well coming 3rd behind Harlow and South London harriers but beating Swale Combined by two points who came 4th followed by Dorking and Mole valley and Chiltern. The field events started off well with U/15 Samantha Hockey and Amy Bateman taking first places in both the A&B shot putt, for Amy this was her first ever competition in Track & field. Sam putt 5.82m and Amy 5.47m. Amy had a good Long jump 5.69m with Victoria Farish in the B string jumping 3.50m. Sam and Victoria also covered the Javelin with Sam finishing19m 2rd 16.42 and Victoria 2nd in the B string 13. Little Nina Jones who had come along at the last minute to help out came 2nd in the B discus 7.71m with Any Bateman joining her for the A string throwing 13.64m in her first ever discus competition. In the senior competition, Elizabeth Duffin covered her usual throws, the Hammer 23.40m for 3rd place 23.69 for 2nd place in the Javelin; she was 3rd in the Shot and 4th in the Discus. She would have won the 100m Hurdles , but the runner in the next lane fell into her which stopped her stride and cost her several seconds to finish 3rd . Kate Maryon joined Elizabeth in the Shot fishing 3rd B string 5.76 and the Javelin 2nd with 17.67m. Kate was joined in the!00m by Gwenny Jones who ran the 100m for the first time in man-years (1.03s) gaining valuable points which kept us in 3rd place.
The previous weekend has kicked off the league programs with the Youth Development league-taking place on Saturday at Medway Park and the Kent Young Athletes League taking place at the Julie Rose Stadium Ashford. Paddock Wood AC combined with Invicta East Kent, but they like Paddock Wood had a shortage of athletes due to it still being part of the Easter Holidays.U/20 Mason Doyle came 3rd in the High Jump with 1.75m. U/17 Charles George in his first track competition came 2nd A string in the 3000m (10m 51.9s) Aaron Rowland ran a PB in his 3000m coming 2nd (11m35.9s). Harry Young ran the 1500m (5m 24.7s). On the Sunday Paddock Wood AC joined with Folkestone for the Kent Young Athletes league . U/13 Mollie Dew did exceptionally well in her first ever run in the league jumping 2.97m in the Long Jump, coming 6th in the 70m Hurdles (16.1s) and ran (12.9s) in the 75m sprint. Another first timer on the track was U/15 Reece Mason who ran the 1500m for the first time (5m 24.4.s) and then the 300m (49.3s). U/15 Victoria Farish ran (14.9s) for her 100m, putt the shot 5.24m and Jumped 3.49m in the Long Jump. U/15 James O’Gorman claimed a PB in the Discus to come 2nd with 28.24m. He also came 2nd in the Shot with 8.93m and threw another PB in the Javelin 22.21m.
Anyone aged U/15 upwards who wants to compete in the Track & Field Kent County Championships on 23rd/24th May must enter by 1st May using the KCAA website.
Please click the link below to view the updated Track & Field fixtures for the 2015 season.
Please click the link below to see Richard Bidois’ letter about the forth coming SCVAC Track & Field League.