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Early 2019 Roundup

 

Swale Athletes have seen a lot of action recently with Kent Indoor Championships, Lydd 20 Miler, Brighton Half Marathon, and Junior Cross Country.

 

Katie Scoones had her best championships so far at the Kent Indoor Champs. Racing the 200m she made a great finish to move up to 2nd place with just meters to spare and dipped across the line to win the silver medal in a PB 30.34sec.

Katie also ran an indoor best in the 400m of 71.52sec for Bronze.

 

Meanwhile Abi Lofts claimed her first county title as she ran the senior ladies 60m Hurdles in a best of 11.48sec for Gold.

 

Full Championship Results HERE

 

Olwen Cockell had an outstanding race at the Lydd 20miler, even in tough weather conditions Olwen raced to a PB of 2hrs 41.47min as first Female V45.

 

Full Race Results HERE

 

Mark Beech raced the Great Brighton Half Marathon, finishing 2126th in a time of 1hr 50.13min.

 

Race Results HERE

 

Noah Jennings raced at Tonbridge in the Junior 1 mile Cross Country and ran a great race to finish 7th in 7.37min.

 

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Deal 5 Miler 2018

 

Strong performance from Elena Jury in her first 5 mile race, taking out a strong pace and finishing in a Club Record 32.43min as the first under 21 lady (4th lady overall and 31st finisher overall).

 

Andrew Scoones was 32nd, also in 32.43min and Mike English was just shy of his best with 35.01min for 49th place.

 

Olwen Cockell ran a Masters 45 Club Record with 36.10min as she won her age group (60th overall). Mat Beech ran well to 78th in 37.53min. Mark Beech ran 39.48min in 98th place and Carl Beech ran his second fastest 5 miler ever in 43.15min for 144th.

 

Full Results HERE

 

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Upcoming Fixtures

 

- Lee Valley Open - Lee Valley Athletics Centre - U13 and above - Sat 6th April - Online Entry here

- Southern Athletics League Match 1 - Hastings - Under 17 and above - Sat 13th April

- Easter Monday Open Meeting - Tonbridge - Mon 22nd April - All Ages, online entry inc. timetable here

- Medway and Maidstone Open - Medway Park, Gillinghamp - All Ages, details released shortly

- Main Kent Track and Field Championships - Julie Rose, Ashford - U15 and above - Sat/Sun 11/12th May

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Sportshall 2018/19

 

Swale athletes had a successful Sportshall Athletics season this winter, strong performances coming from across the team, especially in the speed bounce.

 

William Jury was jumping well all season and highlighted his winter with a Kent county record in the U13 boys speed bounce with 101 bounces at the final league match. Will was selected for the county team where he scored 94 bounces to take gold in the south east final.

 

Freya Jury has also been performing well and was the run away winner of the U15 girls individual league title for Kent. Freya was also selected for the county team and collected silver in the speed bounce, bronze in the Vertical jump and gold in the girls 4 x 2 lap relay.

 

Noah Jennings recorded impressive performances across the season in the under 11s category, topping the club rankings in the Foam Javelin with 14.25m and the High stepper with a club record 15.6.

 

The clubs biggest turn out was at Tunbridge Wells for the final match of the season where 12 athletes competed Alfie Walach, Harrison Gillespie, Lizzie and Lucy Bulbrook, Evan and Owen Gosling, Nathan Eke,Violete Bing and Rachel Cockell

 

Season results can be found HERE

 

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Kent Cross Country League Match 2

 

The clubs largest Cross Country team travelled to Tonbridge for Match 2 of the KXCL, the team included the clubs first ever scoring senior mens team.

 

Elena Jury highlighted the day once again with another outstanding run in the U17 womens race; 21.01min for 9th place moved her up to 8th on teh individual league rankings.

 

Senior Mens team combined to finish 19th overall; Outstanding effort from the team over a tough 10km course; Daniel Martin leading the team with his run of 45.30min for 180th. Scott Gillespie (51.53min), Carl Beech (60.29min) and Kevin Strachan (61.27min) completed the clubs first scoring team.

 

Full Results of match 2 are available here

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