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Club Championships 2018

 

25 Athletes from Swale travelled to Ramsgate at the start of September to enjoy a joint Club Championships with Thanet AC (Host Team), Folkestone AC and Dover Road Runners.

 

As track athletes struggled with strong headwinds, the field events made the headlines with the likes of Jamie Berkman throwing a new Under 13 boys Hammer throw Club Record of 17.23m; 4m on top of his previous best.

 

Lexie Hammon capped a great year with another 4kg Hammer PB and CR of 29.35m while also sending the 3kg implement to 31.26m, just short of a PB.

 

Alfie Walach made his competition debut with an impressive string on jumps to take 2nd overall in the U11 Boys event with 3.02m

 

Richard Scoones cleared a veterans best in the High Jump with 1.35m, his best jump in the last 10 years.

 

Full Results available soon!

 

 

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Kent League Success

 

Under 13 and Under 15s have been performing well all season in the Kent Young Athletes League. They sit 4th in Division 2 after 3 strong competitions.

 

The team have set multiple Club Records, PBs and won many events. William Jury (pictured) is currently undefeated in the hurdles this season with a best of 14.30sec.

 

Teni Olagbemi has recorded an U13 girls 150m Club Record with 22.6sec.

 

Joshua Clarke became the clubs first 10m+ Shot Putter in recent years with an U15 club record of 10.03m.

 

Full Results of match 3 are available here

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Upcoming Fixtures

 

- Lee Valley Minithon - Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Sat 20th Oct. Under 11 + U13s

- Kent Cross Country Match 2 - Sommerhill School Tonbridge, Sat 27th Oct. U11-Senior

- Kent Cross Country Match 3 - Danson Park, Welling, Sat 10th Nov. U13-Senior

- SWALE COMBINED AC ANNUAL PRESENTATION

Bredgar Village Hall, Saturday 17th Nov. Tickets available NOW!

- Kent Sportshall Series Match 2 - Stour Centre, Ashford, Sun 18th November.

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Kent Cross Country League

 

Swale distance runners travelled to Nonnington for Match 1 of the Kent Cross Country League, a beautiful day at a challenging new course.

 

Elena Jury ran a great run in the U17s 5km to finish 13th in 22.39min.

 

William Fitzptrick and Callum Martin made their league debut in the u13 boys 3km. Great finishing from both as William timed 12.41min for 31st place with Callum running 13.26min in 52nd place.

 

Swales Senior ladies finished 12th overall in the team event as Josie Nye lead the team round the 5km race with 22.50 for 24th place. Olwen Cockell ran 24.52min for 62st place. Wendy Walach ran her first XC race in 25.06 for 66th and Lisa Berkman ran 25.33min for 72nd.

 

In the Mens 10k race, Daniel Martin ran well with 50.55min in his debut cross county match for 181st. While Andrew Scoones ran 47.49min for 153rd.

 

Match 2 is on Saturday 27th. Contact Andrew if you want to enter the team

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Kent Championships

 

Well done to our athletes competing in the Kent Championships this September. A busy month finishes the track and field season with Kent Relay, Under 13 and Masters Championships.

 

Richard Scoones (pictured) set the tone as he cleared a Club Masters record of 1.36m in the High Jump to take the Kent M55 Silver medal.

 

Swale ladies performed well in the masters 5000m as Olwen Cockell and Lisa Berkman set personal bests of 21.26.23min and 22.05.86min to take the W40 Silver and Bronze medals.

Meanwhile Kim Howes ran well to win the W50 Gold medal in 22.05min.

 

Meanwhile at the Kent Relay Championships the Senior mens 4 x 200m team set a new Club record on their way to the bronze medal with 1.41.0min.

The Senior Women (pictured) also ran well taking 5th in both the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m finals

 

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