Humberside Schools Cross Country Championships

Posted February 28, 2015 By David Radford

Finlay PickeringJack MichaelsAbbie Haigh (4)Adam Egan      Jack Brothwell  Shaun SmithHarvey Newton (2)Harry Powell (4)Amy GreenacreJosh Taylor-Brown (2)Matthew LyonsGina De Lancey (3)Joseph SeedDaisy Evans


2015 Humberside Schools Cross Country Championships

Baysgarth School, Barton on Humber

Saturday 7th February 2015


A total of 292 young athletes contested this year’s Humberside Schools cross country Championships, which were held at Baysgarth School in Barton on Humber. It was a cold day, and the course was wet with some icy patches and an awful lot of mud.

Kingston were represented in all but one of the races and provided four of the race winners.

In the senior boy’s race (for under 20’s) four of our athletes finished in the first six, including the race winner Harry Powell who completed the course in a time of 20:57s. Harry has made a splendid start to 2015. In January he won the Humberside County Championships in Grimsby and finished in an impressive 13th place in the Northern Championships in Pontefract. Shaun Smith took second place in the race recording a time of 22:12s for his run. He was also a County Champion at Grimsby in January and has been in excellent form in recent months. Josh Taylor-Brown has had some niggling injuries recently but he put those behind him with a fine 5th place finish in 23:56s. Jack Michaels had his first competitive outing of 2015 and he crossed the line in 6th place just two tenths of a second behind his club mate Josh.

The Intermediate Boys race (under 17’s) was won by Jack Brothwell who covered the course in 18:58s. Jack was a silver medallist at the Humberside County Championships and is another of our athletes who have been in splendid form in recent months. Adam Egan who has just made the move up to the under 17’s finished in 10th place in a time of 20:21s. Adam was a bronze medallist at Grimsby in January.

In the Year 7 Boy’s (under 15’s) Finlay Pickering backed up his gold medal at the County Championships and his superb 6th place finish at the Northern Championships by picking up another victory here. He dominated the race and finished 26 seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher in 6:48s. Harvey Newton took 3rd place and he crossed the line in a time of 7:16s. Matthew Lyons finished in 6th place and he completed the course in a time of 7:36s. Ben Copley who is better known at the club as a shot putter, a javelin thrower and a sometimes footballer finished in the middle positions and returned a time of 8:19s for his efforts.

In the Junior Boys Joe Seed finished in the middle positions in the race and he covered the course in a time of 17:52s.

 The Junior Girls event saw 6 of our athletes in competition, and 3 of them finished in the first five. Connie Mounsey finished in 2nd place with an excellent performance which saw her complete the course in 12:58s. Abbie Haigh finished in 4th position in another very good time of 13:05s. Sophie Sweeting followed Abbie over the finish line for 5th place in a time of 13:14s. Daisy Evans finished in 8th place in 13:48s Becky Chivers was in 24th place in 14:53s and Sophie Huckstep crossed the line in 28th with a time of 14:59s.

Jodie Martin was the winner of the Year 7 Girls race with a time of 7:58s, 18 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed finisher. Molly Chadwick took 5th place in 8:33s and Rosie Shepherd in her second outing of the year finished in 18th with a time of 9:03s. Katy McCabe one of our newest members finished in 22nd in 9:19s. Also contesting the Year 7’s race were Niamh Derbyshire who ran 9:31s, Gina De Lancey who clocked 9:37 and Jess Townsend with10:01s.

In the Intermediate Girls race Amy Greenacre had her first outing of 2015. She completed the course in a time of 19:03s which earned her a 15th place finish.


In the team competitions East Riding Schools won six of the seven race categories. They were victorious in the Boys races at Senior – Intermediate – and Year 7 and in the Girls categories at Intermediate – Junior and Year 7.




Junior Group – Athlete of the Month – January 2015

Posted February 13, 2015 By David Radford

Daniel ChadwickDaniel Chadwick (left)Daniel Chadwick (2)


Junior Training Group – Athlete of the month

January 2015

 Daniel Chadwick has been selected by our junior coaches as their athlete of the month for January 2015.

Daniel is 11 years of age and he joined the training group on the 8th of September 2014 and he has been an active and popular member of the group since day one. He has made steady progress since joining us and in the last couple of months has announced his arrival on the junior competitive scene with some stunning performances.

He made his competitive debut for Kingston on the 27th of December 2014 at the Sheffield Open Cross Country meeting, which was held in Graves Park in the Steel City. Heavy snow had fallen overnight and the course was covered with eight inches of the white stuff. All the races went ahead as scheduled in the extremely demanding conditions.

Daniel ran in the 2500 metres race where he finished in 3rd place, recorded a time of 14.44s and in his very first competition came home with a bronze medal.

On the 4th of January 2015 he lined up in Weelsby Woods in Grimsby to take part in his first championship competition, the 40th Humberside Cross Country Championships. Daniel ran in the 2000 metres race and finished in 4th place with a time of 8.40s.

On the 24th of January he travelled to Pontefract Racecourse along with another 2902 athletes, to do battle in the Northern Cross Country Championships. The course resembled a swamp, with thick cloying mud and pools of water. Among the many athletes he rubbed shoulders with there was Alastair Brownlee, the 2012 Olympic Triathlon Champion. Daniel ran in the 3100 metres race and he finished in the lower half of the field with a time of 13.18s. In only his 3rd race for the club he had competed in a major championship meeting and the experience he gained there was priceless.

A well deserved award for Daniel, now all he has to do is keep it up.


Charlotte PatersonAmelia Benson & Gabrielle Whittle (2) Emily Lyons (2)


Birmingham Indoor Games

National Indoor Stadium

Saturday & Sunday 7th – 8th February 2015


Five of Kingston’s youth team sprinters competed at the Birmingham indoor Games over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of February. The games were held at the most impressive National Indoor Arena in that city.

Charlotte Paterson competed in the under 20’s and was looking to extend her run of excellent form. She arrived at Birmingham having won the silver medal at the recent Northern Indoor Championships in Sheffield. She ran in the 60 metres and the 200 metres, both of which were held on the Saturday. Both competitions were run in heats and the athletes were placed in accordance with the times achieved.

Charlotte was the winner of the 60 metres with a time of 7.64s. She achieved 4th place in the 200 metres with a recorded time of 25.54s.

Four of our under 17’s girls ran in their 60 metres and 200 metres. Emily Lyons was placed 4th in her heat in the 60metres and posted a time of 8.17s. She was 2nd in her 200 heat where she posted a season’s best time of 26.64s.

Amelia Benson was placed 5th in her 60 metre race in 8.22s and she took 2nd place in her 200 in a time of 27.42s.

Gabrielle Whittle took 3rd place in both of her races, posting times of 8.32s in the 60 and 27.45s in the 200 metres.

Jessica Fields recorded a time of 8.58s in her 60 metres, which was just one tenth of a second outside her personal best and took 4th place in her 200 metres in 28.73s.


CallumGiles (1)Luke Giblin (4)Asher Gammon

Birmingham Indoor Games

National Indoor Stadium

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2015

The Birmingham Games were held last weekend at the National Indoor Stadium which is situated in that city. A top quality field assembled at the games and competition was intense. Athletes attended from all parts of the UK, including the Channel Islands. Three of Kingston’s senior sprinters were amongst the competitors.

Luke Giblin arrived at the National Stadium having won the silver medal in the 200 metres at the Northern Championships in January. He competed in the 60 metres race in Birmingham, where he qualified from the heats and took his place in the semi-finals. He put in a strong performance in the semi, recording a time of 7.02s but it was not enough on the day to reach the final.

Callum Giles competed in the 200 metres event and he too was a medallist at the recent Northern Championships where he had picked up the bronze medal in the 200 metres. He got off to a flying start in Birmingham, winning his first heat and setting the 2nd fastest heat time of day with a run of 22.39s. He progressed to the semi-finals where took 3rd place in his semi and set a new indoor PB of 22.01s. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to give him a place in the final. He was just half a second away from qualifying.

Asher Gammon is a new face on the athletics circuit this season. He falls into the senior age category but the Birmingham Games was only Asher’s 3rd competitive race. Unlike Luke and Callum who are both very experienced athletes. Asher ran in the heats of the 60 metres and he recorded a time 7.58s which was a good performance from him.

All three athletes have achieved the qualifying times to compete in the England Indoor Championships which will be staged at the EIS Stadium in Sheffield on the weekend of Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March. Luke and Callum will go there with real confidence whilst Asher will be relishing the experience. His 4th competitive race will be in the National Championships.


Leeds Young Athletes Indoor Open Meeting – Sunday 08/02/15

Posted February 11, 2015 By David Radford

Alex GrantEmily Dye (2)Harry Stutely (2)Macalley Morgan (8)Libby Wheeler (2)Ciara Andrews (3)Nathan Hood (5)Sian KerryShaun Kerry (4)

Leeds A.C. Indoor Open Meeting

Sunday 8th February 2015


Medals and personal bests were the order of the day for the contingent of Kingston upon Hull athletes who continued their indoor season at the Leeds City Open at the John Charles Sports Centre at the weekend.

Ciara Andrews set the ball rolling in the first event of the day taking gold in the under 13’s 60m hurdles with a new best performance of 10.2 sec. Soon afterwards she collected a second gold in the 60m, again improving her lifetime best to 8.8 sec. She then rounded off a very good day with third place in the shot with a putt of 6.48m.

In the same age group Emily Dye making her indoor debut made a huge breakthrough in the long jump, smashing her personal best and clearing the 4 metre barrier for the first time. A best jump of 4.11m gave her a clear win over the rest of the field. Emily also took 4th in the 60m hurdles (11.5 sec) and 60m (9.1 sec) showing much promise for the forthcoming outdoor season.

Paige Mathers produced the run of her life in the under15 girls 60m hurdles reducing her previous best by 0.8 sec, a huge margin over such a short distance. She was rewarded with a time of 10.5 sec, and entry standard for next month’s England Athletics national championships. Paige also recorded a new best time of 9.0 sec over 60m and finished an outstanding day’s work with a bronze medal in the high jump with a height of 1.35m.

Fellow under 15 and training partner Libby Wheeler had the satisfaction of leaping to a new personal best of 4.98m when finishing 3rd in a high class long jump event along with the frustration of still being a tantalising 2cm short of her national entry standard. She took a second bronze medal in the 60m, 0.1 sec inside her previous best time.


In the under 17 events Sian Kerry added to the collection of personal bests with 10.3 sec in the 60m hurdles and 9.0 in the 60m while Maddie Storr did likewise with an outstanding 8.7 sec in the 60m on her track debut and a 1cm improvement to 4.39m in her more familiar long jump event. Bryony Underwood equalled her season’s best of 1.45m in the high jump and produced a putt of 6.87m in a rare outing in the shot.

The outstanding performer in the under15 boy’s age group was the rapidly improving Shaun Kerry. Fresh from his outstanding bronze medal in last week’s Northern Championships Shaun took gold in Leeds with a putt of 10.72m, almost a metre further than his previous best. His talents are not just confined to the shot circle as he proved with yet another best performance of 8.4 sec in the 60m.

Adam Coles also took gold in his specialist 60m hurdles (9.6 sec) along with bronze in the 60m with a 9.2 sec clocking, reducing his previous best by 0.1 sec.

Kayden Morgan is another of our very promising under 15 athletes. He took the gold medal in the long jump with a season’s best effort of 5.06m. He also won silver in the 60 metres with a new PB of 7.70s.

The under 17’s saw Macalley Morgan, not to be out done by his younger brother win the gold medal in the under 60 metres with a new PB of 7.70s and then go on to take bronze in the long jump with a season’s best performance of 5.46m

Nathan Hood was the silver medallist in the under 17’s 60 metre hurdles, where he set a new PB of 10.80s. Nathan also put in a season’s best effort in the long jump with a leap of 5.25m.

Harry Stutely won the bronze medal in the 60 metres where he was just a whisker outside of his personal best with a time of 7.80s and put in a season’s best performance in the long jump with his best effort on the day of 4.24m.

Alex Grant was our only representative in the under 13 boy’s competition. He recorded new PB’s in each of his 3 events. He won bronze in the 60 metres with a time of 9.6s, picked up a second bronze in the shot putt with a throw of 4.68m and claimed 5th place in the long jump with a leap of 3.25m.



Hannah Kynman  Northern Indoor  GoldBronze       Northern Indoors  01.02.15Matthew LyonsVenus Morgan (3)Jack Perry     Bronze Medal  Northern IndoorsAlanah Thoresby (3)Adam ColesCiara AndrewsElla Draper (2)


Northern Athletics Indoor Championships – Under 13 & Under 15

EIS Stadium, Sheffield – Sunday 1st February 2015


Sprinter Hannah Kynman was the star performer among a talented squad of Kingston upon Hull members who travelled to the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships for under 15s and under 13s held at the magnificent English Institute of Sport complex in Sheffield on Sunday.

Large entries in both the 60m & 200m meant 3 rounds were needed in both events, with races following on a regular basis throughout the 5 ½ hour programme. Hannah progressed smoothly to the 200m final, winning both her heat and semi-final, but had to battle right to the line to take gold in a tightly contested final. A new personal best time of 25.91 was a real bonus on such a busy day, a time which at this early stage of the season ranks 2nd in the UK in the under15 age group.

Minutes after her 200m success, Hannah was back in the call room for the start of her 60m campaign. Despite the earlier exertions, wins in the heat and semi final followed, but the final proved too difficult a challenge with her time of 8.15 seconds taking the silver medal behind Shildon’s Rachel Bennett who saved her energy for the short sprint alone.

Another athlete who hardly had time to catch his breath between events was Beverley-based Jack Perry who belied his inexperience to compete well in 3 events, capped by a superb performance in the under 15 boys long jump to take the bronze medal with a new personal best of 5.47m. So consistent was his series that all 6 jumps exceeded his previous best of 5.20m set last month. Semi –final places in the 60m and 200m made it an extremely successful day with a personal best time of 25.45 in the latter showing great promise for the future. With only 6 months training behind him Jack must be looking forward to the outdoor season with real confidence.

Medals continued to come Kingston’s way right to the end of the meeting with Shaun Kerry taking bronze in the under 15 boys shot with a putt of 9.75m. This represents a great start to Shaun’s under 15’s career, where he will be looking to specialise in both shot and hammer, while maintaining his involvement as a sprinter on the track. He took part in both sprints at Sheffield and despite being eliminated in the heats of both he gained the consolation of a huge personal best of 27.47 in the 200m.

Success came on the track while the shot was in progress with combined eventer Venus Morgan picking up bronze in a tight finish over 60m hurdles. Only 0.15 sec covered the medallists who again had to battle through heats and semi – finals due to the popularity of the event. Venus recorded a time of 9.58 seconds, just 0.03 seconds slower than her best set earlier in the season. Earlier in the day Venus narrowly missed qualifying for the final rounds of the long jump, her best effort of the day being 4.77m giving her 11th place.

As well as the four medallists 3 other Kingston athletes were agonisingly close to places on the podium. Rapidly improving under15 hurdler Adam Coles recorded his fastest ever time of 9.24 which took him to 8th on the UK rankings but he still found himself in 4th place in one of the classiest finals of the day, just 0.04 sec away from the bronze medal. Winner Joe Halpin of Gateshead Harriers smashed the championship record with a winning time of 8.64s, one of the best times ever recorded by an athlete of his age.

Almost as close to the medals was under 15 long jumper Libby Wheeler. Opening up with a lifetime best effort of 4.97m in the first round Libby clung on to a top 3 place until the closing stages of the event when Emily Jarad of Stockport Harrier’s & AC produced a winning effort of 5.17m, not only taking the title but moving to 2nd on the UK ranking list. The quality of the event was emphasised with Libby also moving into the UK top 10, currently lying in 8th spot.

Kingston’s other near miss was provided by 12 year old Ella Draper in the under 13’s 800m. With the field being split into 3 races and medals being decided on times Ella soon found herself out in front in her heat and gave a great display of even paced running to take over 2 seconds off her previous best, clocking 2:37.51 sec, less than a second away from a bronze medal.

Matthew Lyons matched Ella’s 5th place in the under 15 boys 800m also with a new personal best of 2:41.89. He showed his versatility with another best performance in the long jump, his best effort of 4.02m gaining 12th spot.

Ciara Andrews is showing potential as a pentathlete and took the opportunity to test herself in 3 events in Sheffield. With her strongest event, the sprint hurdles, not being catered for at under13 level in the championships her track activity was restricted to the 60m where she clocked a lifetime best of 8.96 sec in the heat before being eliminated at the semi-final stage. As a newcomer to the shot event her 6th place with a new best putt of 6.74m was very pleasing while a solid 3.92m jump earned 10th spot in the long jump to end a successful day.

Fellow under13 Alanah Thoresby reached the semi-final of the 200m in the same age group with a 31.02 sec clocking before contesting the 60m and long jump.

New to the under 15 ranks David Morgan-Harrison recorded a season’s best in the 60m while another under 15 sprinter, Kyle Foster, made his competitive debut over 200m and showed promise for the future.

Continuing the sprinting success story were under 15s Olivia Morton and Natasha Rawling. While neither progressed beyond the heats both recorded lifetime bests over 60m and 200m – Olivia with 9.08 sec and 30.77 sec while Natasha recorded 9.31   & 30.29.

Under13 girls Holly Adams and Sophie Reed also made their competitive debuts in the 60m, shot and long jump and enjoyed the experience of being involved in a major championship so early in their athletics careers while under 15 sprinters.

For a number of the athletes further trips to Sheffield will follow before the indoor season comes to an end next month. Hannah Kynman, Venus Morgan and Adam Coles have already achieved entry standards for the England Athletics National Championships where they will compete with the best athletes from all parts of the UK while Venus will also be competing in the combined events championship.

Most of the younger athletes will also return to take part in the Tom Pink Relays, an extremely enjoyable and well supported event which should provide a fitting climax to the winter activities.



Gregan Clarkson (6)Jack Brothwell - Shaun SmithDaniel Chadwick (2)Robert Smith (2) - CopyFinlay Pickering (2)Matthew Lyons (2) Harry Powell (2)Oliver Newton (9)Natalie Bell      Silver Medal      U15 GirlsMartha SavageUnder 13 Girls Champion


Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships

Pontefract Racecourse – Saturday 24th January 2015

Thirteen athletes from our Youth and Junior sections made their way to Pontefract to compete in the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships, which were held at the racecourse on Saturday 24th January. They were joined by our foremost senior cross country and middle distance runner Gregan Clarkson.

It was a challenging course which was extremely wet with muddy patches that were very difficult to negotiate.

A total of 2093 athletes competed at the championship meeting. The ages of the competitors ranged from under 13 years right up to the seniors. Kingston had their strongest turnout of athletes for a number of years.

There were two outstanding performances on the day. One came from one of our youngest athletes Finlay Pickering who was running in his first Major Championship race. He followed up his victory in the Humberside Championships earlier this month, with a superb 6th place finish out of 189 starters in the under 13 boys 3100 metres. He recorded a good time too of 10:59s.

Harry Powell in his first under 20’s championship ran an outstanding race, he was another Humberside Champion at the 4th of January meeting in Grimsby, He took 13th place at the Northern Championships, in the under 20 men’s 8000 metres. He came home in a time of 27:42s.

Details of all of our other athlete’s performances at Pontefract are as follows.

Oliver Newton also ran in the under 20 men’s race. He finished in 37th place in a time of 29:35s.

Shaun Smith another Humberside Champion finished 33rd in a field of 120 runners in the under 17 men’s 6200 metres. He ran a time of 21:00s.

Jack Brothwell also ran in the under 17’s race, he finished in the middle of the field with a time of 22:27s.

Natalie Bell ran in the under15 girl’s 4000 metres race, she finished in the top third of the runners and she ran a time of 17:32s.

Martha Savage also competed in the under 15 girl’s 4000 metres, finished in the lower half of the field and her recorded time was 20:10s.

Abbie Haigh another of our Humberside Champions ran in the under 13 girls 3100 metres where she finished 42nd out of 196 starters. Abbie ran the race in 12:40s.

Becky Chivers and Rosemary Shepherd also competed in the under13 girls 3100 metres. Both girls finished in the lower half of the field. Becky recorded a time of 14:36s. Rosie’s time was 16:52s.

Matthew Lyons – Daniel Chadwick and Robert Smith competed in the under 13 boy’s 3100 metres race. They finished in the lower half of the field. Matthew recorded a time of 12:45s. Daniel ran13:18s and Robert 14.20s.

Gregan Clarkson our senior representative at the championships took to the field with another 696 runners in the senior men’s race. he finished inside the top 100 and recorded a time of 43.08s.






Northern Indoor Championships – Under 17’s/Under 20’s

Posted January 21, 2015 By David Radford

Andrew  Morgan-HarrisonCharlotte Paterson (4)Daniel Gray (2)Hollie SmithConnor Bingham (7)l to r Megan Grant  Matt Backhouse  Joe CooperGabrielle Whittle & Amelia BensonEliot GayBrett DorleyMarcel Dalee - Sheffield 01.06.14Emily Lyons Emily Lyons (2)

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Indoor Championship’s – Under 17’s & Under20’s

EIS Stadium, Sheffield

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th January 2015

The 2015 Northern Athletics Indoor Championships were held over two days in the superb English Institute of Sport Stadium in Sheffield. There was a huge turnout of athletes from every corner of Northern England for the first indoor championship meeting of the year.

18 members of our youth teams competed at the championships and Kingston were represented in 10 of the weekend’s finals. They won a gold, two silver and 2 bronze medals. All of the athletes put in immense efforts and we saw a mass of personal bests and seasons best performances.

Charlotte Paterson who has made the move up to the under 20’s, took the silver medal in the 60 metres race where she also set a new PB of 7.61s. This continued her success story from 2014 where she won silver medals at the English School Championships and the UK School Games and gold at the Northern (outdoor) Championships.

Hollie Smith won the bronze medal in the under 17 women’s High Jump, setting a season’s best performance of 1.60m. Hollie was the Humberside County and Humberside Schools high jump champion in 2014, a year which saw her out of competition for some time because of injury. It was good to see her not only back competing at these championships but also to see her performing so well.

Chelsea Walker competes for the City of York Athletic Club but she does her training at the Costello Stadium under the guidance of one of Kingston’s most experienced coaches John Brant. She won two medals in the under 20 women’s category. The first was gold in the 400 metres in a season’s best time of 57.77s. The second came in the 60 metres hurdles where she won bronze and set a new PB of 8.98s.

Connor Bingham took with him his excellent form in recent cross country events and enjoyed a good weekend in Sheffield where he competed in two finals, the 1500 metres on the Saturday and the 800 metres on Sunday. He took 5th place in the 1500 metres where he set a new PB of 4:28.30s. Followed by a 4th place in the 800 where he another new PB of 2:05.61s.

Marcel Dalee also competed in the 800 metres final where he ran a time of 2:07.61s which earned him 5th place. Marcel had earlier run a season’s best time of 2:05.69s in the heats. He also ran in the heats of the 400 metres where he took 3rd place in heat 1 with a time of 54.01s.

Joe Cooper fought his way through the heats and took a well deserved place in the under 20’s 60 metres final. He ran a new PB of 7.23s which gained him 6th place. Joe was well pleased with the day’s events and so he should be.

Matthew Backhouse contested the under 17’s 60 metres final. He took 6th place in a recorded time of 7.44s. In the heats Matt had registered a new PB of 7.34s. He also competed in the heats of the 200 metres. He was the winner of heat 4 where he set a new season’s best of 23.45s.

Bryony Underwood competed in the under 17’s high jump final. She finished in 9th place with a season’s best clearance of 1.45m.

Daniel Gray deserves a special mention. He competed in the heat’s of the under 20’s 400 metres, he set a new PB of 49.59s. He was in great form and qualified for the final. He looked a certainty for a medal. In the final he suffered hamstring problems which put him out of the race. Everyone at the club wishes Dan a speedy recovery.

Another nine of our athletes competed in the heats of their events and they put in some mighty performances which are well worth recognition.

Eliot Gay took 2nd place in heat 2 of the under 20’s 200 metres where he set a new PB of 23.18s. In heat 2 of the 60 metres he set another new PB of 7.36s.

Andrew Morgan-Harrison set a season’s best of 23.57s in heat 3 of the under 20’s 200 metres to take 3rd place. In the 60 metres he finished in 5th place in heat 3 in 7.48s.

Brett Dorley ran in heat 1 of the under 17’s 60 metres. He finished in 4th place and set a new PB of 7.64s. In the 200 metres he ran another PB of 25.13s to give him another 4th place in another first heat. Brett is happy with his performances, two new PB’s and getting a qualifying time for the British Indoor Championships in February.

Gabrielle Whittle has just moved up to the under 17 age group. She ran in heat 2 of the 60 metres, where she claimed 3rd place and a new PB of 8.30s. She also raced in heat 3 of the 200 metres where she put in a season’s best performance of 27.18s.

Chloe Constable was taking part in her first championship competition. She ran in the under 17’s 60 metres where she set a new PB of 8.78s.

Megan Grant ran in heat 5 of the under 17’s 60 metres where she took 4th place with a time of 8.39s.

Amelia Benson is another new under 17, she competed in heat 6 of the 60 metres where she took 2nd place and set a new PB of 8.16s. She also contested the 200 metres where she put in a season’s best performance of 26.84s.

 Emily Lyons took 3rd place in heat 6 of the under 17’s 60 metres and she set anew PB of 8.20s. In the 200 metres Emily ran a season’s best of 26.84s.

Jessica Fields is another new under 17 athlete and she competed in 2 events. In the 60 metres she was placed 5th in her heat and recorded a time of 8.66s. The 300 metres saw her put in a season’s best performance with a time of 45.20s.



Northern Indoor Championships – Seniors

Posted January 21, 2015 By David Radford

Annabelle LewisLuke Giblin (2)CallumGiles (1)Maegan Taylor (2)Megan Hoult (2)JohnTwiddleSonia SantosMatt (2)

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Indoor Championships

EIS Stadium Sheffield

Saturday & Sunday 17th/18th January 2015


Nine of our senior athletes represented the club at the Northern Indoor Championships, which were held at the English Institute of Sport Stadium in Sheffield.

Five of them competed in the finals of their events and they brought home with them one gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Annabelle Lewis, the 2013 World Championship’s bronze medallist once more donned her Kingston vest and competed in the women’s 60 metres race. She won the gold medal and clocked a time 7.39s, half a second ahead of her nearest challenger.

Luke Giblin won the silver medal in men’s 200 metres running the race in 21.83s. He also took 4th place in the men’s 60 metres where he set a new PB of 6.91s.

Callum Giles followed his training partner over the line in the 200 metres to claim the bronze medal in a time of 22.18s. Callum also set a new PB of 22.14s in the heats.

John Twiddle the reigning British Master’s Throws Pentathlon Champion, contested the shot putt final at Sheffield. He was placed 7th with a best effort on the day of 11.97m.

Matthew Elvidge competed in the long jump final where he finished in 10th place. His best jump was one of 5.87m.

Asher Gammon was competing in his first Championship event. He has been working hard throughout the last few months in all aspects of training. He ran in the heats of the 60 metres and was delighted when he set a new PB of 7.56s in heat 2.

Three of our senior women sprinters competed in the heats of the 60metres.

Maegan Taylor was a 4 x 100 metres relay gold medallist at the 2014 BUCS Championships. She took 3rd place in heat 1 of the 60 metres at Sheffield and she ran a time of 7.80s.

Megan Hoult is the reigning Humberside Champion at both 100 and 200 metres. She ran in heat 3 at the EIS and was also placed 3rd in a time of 7.77s.

Sonia Santos won bronze medals at 200 metres and 100 metres hurdles at the Hull International Athletics Festival meeting last August. She ran in heat 2 at Sheffield and recorded a time of 8.37s.


Leeds Young Athletes Open Meeting

Posted January 17, 2015 By David Radford

Alanah Thoresby (3)Adam ColesCiara Andrews (4)Libby Wheeler (2)Venus Morgan (8)Alex Chivers


Leeds AC Young Athletes Open Meeting

Sunday 11th January 2015

Eleven athletes from our younger training groups travelled across to Leeds on Sunday 11th January to compete at the indoor open meeting which was hosted by Leeds Athletic Club.

The athletes in the under13 and under 15 age categories are building up to the Northern Indoor Championships which will be taking place at the EIS Stadium in Sheffield on Sunday 1st of February.

Details of all our athletes performances at Leeds are as follows:-

Maddie Storr – Under 17 Women

Maddie competed in the long jump competition where she finished in 9th place with a jump of 4.38m which is a new PB

Bryony Underwood – Under 17 Women

Bryony entered the high jump competition where she finished in 4th place with a clearance of 1.45m a season’s best

Venus Morgan – Under 15 Girls

Venus was the winner of the shot putt with a huge effort of 8.58m a new PB and an increase of 70cm on her previous best.

She also contested the long jump where was placed 7th with a season’s best effort of 4.73m

Libby Wheeler – Under 15 Girls

Libby took 3rd place in the long jump competition with a jump of 4.80m which was a season’s best effort

She also ran in the 60 metres race where another season’s best saw her take 5th place in a time of 8.6s


Becky Chivers – Under 15 Girls

Becky took part in her first competition as an under 15 athlete, she performed very well on the day and can be proud of her achievements.

She ran the 60 metres hurdles race finishing in 6th place and set a new PB of 11.1s.

In the 60 metres flat race she finished 16th and she set another new PB of 9.7s.

She also competed in the shot putt where a new PB of 5.75m gave her 12th place.

Paige Mathers – Under 15 Girls

Paige competed in two events, the 60 metres race and the high jump.

In the 60 metres a new PB of 9.3s gave her a 12th place finish.

In the high jump she cleared a season’s best height of 1.35m which gained her 6th place.

Ciara Andrews – Under 13 Girls

Ciara competed in 3 events, 60 metres hurdles, long jump and shot putt.

In the hurdles she took 2nd place and in doing so set a new PB of 10.3s

The long jump gave her another 2nd place finish and another new PB of 4.05m

The shot putt saw Ciara take 3rd place and set another new PB of 6.71m

Alanah Thoresby

Alanah competed in 3 events, 60 metres race, long jump and shot putt.

The long jump saw her finish in 7th place with a season’s best effort of 3.74m

The shot putt saw another season’s best of 5.17m and an 8th place finish.

The 60 metres race saw Alanah finish 8th and set a new PB of 9.5s


 Jack Perry – Under 15 Boys

It was a very successful day for Jack, who won all of his three events and set new PB’s as well.

The 60 metres race saw Jack set a new PB of 8.0s in winning the race.

A new PB of 5.19m in the long jump gave him another victory.

The shot putt was Jack’s 3rd win of the day with another new PB of 8.86m

Adam Coles – Under 15 Boys

Adam took on two events, the 60 metres and the 60 metres hurdles.

The hurdles gave him a 1st place finish and a new PB of 9.4s

In the 60 metres race he took 2nd place and set another new PB of 8.3s

Alex Chivers – Under 13 Boys

Alex took on two events, the shot putt and the long jump.

In the shot he took 4th place with his best effort being one of 4.31m

The long jump saw him claim 6th place with a new PB of 2.98m