Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards 2014

Posted October 24, 2014 By David Radford

Charlotte Paterson (3)Northern U 17's  Wigan  16.08.14


Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards 2014


Charlotte Paterson and Maggie Okul have been shortlisted as finalists in the Mail’s Sporting Champions Awards.

They are two of the three nominees, who have been selected as finalists in the Junior Girl category (age 16 – 18)

The ceremony will be held at the KC Stadium on Thursday 6th of November. The nominees will enjoy a buffet meal followed by the presentation of the awards.

This is an honour which is well deserved by the two girls. Both have had outstanding seasons, not only in the league meetings for our club but also in the championship competitions.

Charlotte won silver medals at the English School Championships and the UK School Games and struck gold at the Northern Championships.

Maggie won bronze in the National Championships and gold at both under 17 and under 20 at the Northern Championships.

The club wishes the very best of luck to both girls.


Cross Country Relays – Graves Park, Sheffield

Posted October 23, 2014 By David Radford

Ella DraperJack BrothwellAbbie Haigh (13)Natalie BellMartha Savage (3)Daisy EvansOliver Newton (2)

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays

Graves Park, Sheffield Saturday 18th October 2014


Four relay teams representing Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club took part in the Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays event which took place in Graves Park, Sheffield.

Athletes from every part of Northern England attended the event to represent their clubs.

Kingston sent two teams of under13 girls, one of under13 boys, and one of team of under15 girls.

The club was also represented by three incomplete teams. One was an under 15 girls ‘B’ team, the second a team of under17 men and the other was made up of one of our senior athletes and two of our youth team members. The performances of these athletes do not count in the team competition but the times recorded for their runs are included in the fastest times list and are also recorded in the Power of 10 listings.

The weather conditions on the day were good. It was dry with sunny spells.


Under13 Girls ‘A’ team

Abbie Haigh, who recorded a time of 6:26s for her leg of the race.

Daisy Evans who ran 6:48s.

Ella Draper who ran 6:42s

The total time for the team was 19:56s and they were placed 16th out of 41.




Under 13 Girls ‘B’ team

Jodie Martin who ran a time of 6:35s

Jessica Townsend who recorded a time of 8:55s

Evie Watson who ran 7:9s

The total time for the team was 22:39s and they were placed 31st out of 41.


Under 13 Boys team

George Nash who ran a time of 6:43s

Robert Smith who was timed at 7:00s

Joseph Seed who recorded the fastest leg of the day with an extremely impressive 5:23s

The total time for the team was 19:06s which placed them 18th out of 35.


Under 15 Girls ‘A’ team

Charlotte Dalton who ran her leg in a time of 8:51s

Natalie Bell who recorded 8:59s

Martha Savage who ran a time of 9:13s

The total time for the team was 27.03s which placed them 11th out of 32







Under 15 girls ‘B’ team

Amy Greenacre who ran her race in a time of 9:29s

Caitlin Hill who recorded a time of 10:10s


Under 17 Men’s team

Jack Brothwell who ran his race in a time of 7:59s

Connor Bingham who recorded a time of 8:02s


Senior Men’s team

GreganClarkson who ran his leg in a time of 11.24s

Oliver Newton who ran the course in 12:00s

Joshua Taylor-Brown who recorded a time of 11:56s

Gregan Clarkson & Josh Taylor-Brown


Yorkshire Veterans Championship – Cleckheaton – 12/10/2014

Posted October 16, 2014 By David Radford

John Twiddle & Darren Gibson


Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Yorkshire Veterans Championship

Princess Mary Stadium Cleckheaton Sunday 12th October 2014


John Twiddle and Darren Gibson, two veteran members of the ‘Hull Hammer Squad’ journeyed to Cleckheaton to compete in the Yorkshire Veterans Championship, on Sunday 12th October.

John competes in the V45 category, athletes aged over 45 but under50.Darren is in the V50 category, athletes who are aged 50 and over.

It was a nice way for them to end the season, in pleasant surroundings and welcome autumn sunshine.

John Twiddle

John won the gold medal in the hammer competition with a throw of 41.27m. He was pushed all the way by Nick Crimmen, who was throwing in his home circle, Nick also threw over 40 metres.

John also won gold in the discus, with his 2nd best throw of the season 34.04m.

He picked up his 3rd medal of the day, a silver one this time, in the shot putt competition with a throw of 11.66m. Nick Crimmen gained revenge taking the gold medal with a throw of 12.09m.

Darren Gibson

Darren won the gold medal in the V50 hammer competition, with a throw in excess of 40 metres. This was his 4th consecutive victory at the Yorkshire veteran’s championship. He also won the title in 2011/2012 and 2013.

This follows up his gold medal performance in the hammer on the 11th of May this year at the Northern Veteran’s Championship in Leigh.


Cleethorpes Beach Open – Sunday 12/10/2014

Posted October 16, 2014 By David Radford

Gregan Clarkson



Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

‘Cleethorpes Beach Open’

Sunday 12th October 2014


This is an annual event which is organised by Cleethorpes Athletic Club and it is supported by athletes of all ages. This year saw a field of 250 athletes assemble on the seafront to contest the race.

The contestants came not only from both sides of the River Humber. Athletes were drawn from Lincoln, Louth, Gainsborough, Skegness and Leeds. One of the runners came from Stoke on Trent.

The overall winner of the race was Gregan Clarkson of Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club, who completed the course in a time of 28.02s.

Gregan is a two time World Biathle Champion, winning the event in both 2006 and 2008.

He regularly competes at events in the north of England but also travels to many other parts of England and Scotland in search of competition.

He represents his club on the track at Senior League meetings, covering 5000 and 10000 metres and the 3000 metres Steeplechase.

He also works extremely hard behind the scenes at the club.


Cleethorpes Beach Open – Sunday 12/10/2014

Posted October 16, 2014 By David Radford

Jessica TownsendNatalie Bell




‘Cleethorpes Beach Open’

Sunday 12th October 2014

 Two of our junior athletes travelled to Cleethorpes on Sunday 12th October to represent the club in the annual Beach Open meeting which is organised by Cleethorpes Athletic Club.

There was a field of 250 runners and the race was contested on the beach at Cleethorpes.


Natalie Bell

Natalie is 14 years old and she competes in the under15 age group. She finished in 4th place in her race and she recorded a time of 10:24s.

Other notable performances by Natalie during 2014 were:

4th January at the Humberside County Cross Country Championships, held on Beverley Westwood she won the bronze medal and set a time of 18:43s.

24th May at the Humberside County Track and Field Championships she took 4th place in the 800metres final in a time of 2:37.3s.

She also ran for the club in the Youth Development League fixtures. She competed in the 1500 metres races.

Jessica Townsend

Jess is 12 years old and competes in the under15 age group. She finished the Cleethorpes Beach Run in 22nd place and recorded a time of 11:54s.

Jess competed in the 100 metres race in the ‘Hull International Athletics Festival’. She finished in 7th place and set a new PB of 16.65s.

She competes for Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club in the Youth Development League matches. This season she ran the 75 metres races for the team.


‘The Final Flings’ Throwathon – Wrexham

Posted October 8, 2014 By David Radford

Olivia Stevenson  WrexhamNorthern U 17's  Wigan  16.08.14



Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Wrexham ‘The Final Flings’  Throwathon

Sunday 28th September 2014


Maggie Okul and Olivia Stevenson made the long journey down to Wales to represent The Hull Hammer Squad at the end of season ‘Throwathon’ at the Queensway Stadium in Wrexham.

It was a hot, sunny and humid day in the Principality and the event drew throwers from the Midland’s and Northern England in addition to all parts of Wales.

The long competitive season is drawing to a close and it has been another successful one for the two girls. Both of them won double gold medals at the Northern Championships and they both medalled at the National Championships. Olivia also struck silver at the English Schools Championships.

They competed in a ‘Throwathon’. This is an event where all competitors take part in all the throwing disciplines. That is Hammer, Discus, Shot and Javelin. Points are awarded in each of the events in accordance with the distance achieved.

Olivia competed in the under 15 girls competition and Maggie in the under 17 women’s.


Olivia Stevenson

In the Hammer she dominated the competition from the first throw to the last and she finished almost 10 metres ahead of her nearest rival. She also set a new PB of 54.26m.

The discus saw her throw a distance of 32.08m.and in the Shot 9.82m.

The Javelin saw Ollie set another new PB of 16.13m.

She amassed a total of 2058 points which set a new Meeting Record. She won the overall gold medal for the Throwathon and two silver medals in the Shot and the Discus.






Maggie Okul

The Hammer competition brought another classic encounter with one of Maggie’s fiercest rivals, Katie Lambert who is the England and English Schools Champion. The two have clashed at competitions all over England this season and all of their meetings have been close fought encounters. This one saw more of the same Maggie taking the silver medal just 44 centimetres behind Katie, with a throw of 52.92m.

Maggie had the satisfaction though of picking up the overall silver medal for the Throwathon event, with a points total of 2035, and Katie failing to medal. Fierce rivals but good friends.

The Discus saw a new PB with a throw of 24.59m. The Javelin saw a throw of 27.21m.and in the Shot Maggie’s best effort on the day was one of 9.47m.


The two girls now have one remaining event this season, the most enjoyable one of all, the annual meeting of the ‘Hammer Circle’, this year at the Costello Stadium in Hull, on the 18th and 19th of this month.




Luke Giblin

Posted October 1, 2014 By David Radford


Luke Giblin

 Luke Giblin (3)


Luke has been with Kingston upon Hull AC since 2004. He has represented the club at National and County Championships and in countless league matches. He has also represented Northern England at International level.

He has won 4 silver medals and 2 bronze medals at the Northern Championships in the 100 and 200 metres, three of them at the outdoor event and the other three indoors. He has represented his University in the BUCS Championships and has won a total of 5 silver medals in the relay events.

In 2014 Luke ran his lifetime best of 10.6 seconds in the 40th Humberside County Championships and in doing so set a new Championship record. During the season he ran 10.6 a further twice as well as 10.64 and 10.66. He also ran two sub 21.5 seconds for the 200 metres.

He is currently ranked number 2 in Yorkshire at 200 metres and number 3 at 100 metres.



Fixture List – September to December 2014

Posted September 25, 2014 By David Radford
Every Saturday Morning at 9.00am – Hull Park Run, East Park – 5K Road Run
                                                               – Peter Pan Park Run, Warners Car Park – 5K Road Run
                                                               – Humber Bridge Park Run, Country Park – 5K Road Run
Sep Fri 12th Ilkley Biathle, Ilkley Lido
Sat 13th Ilkley Biathle, Ilkley Lido
Sun 14th Ilkley Biathle, Ilkley Lido
Sun 14th Wakefield Open Meeting – Thornes Park, Wakefield
Sun 14th Mablethorpe 10k – Mablethorpe
Sat 20th Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships – Birchwood, Warrington
Sun 21st Filey Beach Race 10k – Filey Country Park
Sat 27th Grimsby Track Open Meeting – King George Stadium – Grimsby
Sun 28th Great Yorkshire 10k – Sheffield City Centre
Oct Sat 4th World Biathle Championships – Guatemala
Sat 4th National Athletics Road Relay Champs – Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfields
Sun 5th National Athletics Road Relay Champs – Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfields
Sun 5th Regional Biathlon Championships – Escrick School near York
Sun 5th Louth Cross Country Championships – Louth Athletics Sports Ground
Sun 12th Cleethorpes Beach Terrain XC – Cleethorpes Leisure Centre
Sun 12th Scarborough 10k and Fun Run, Scarborough Spa Complex
Sat 18th Northern Cross Country Relays – Graves Park, Sheffield
Sun 19th Brid Half Marathon – Bridlington
Sun 26th Haltemprice 10k – Haltemprice Leisure Centre
Nov Sat 1st National Cross Country Relays – Berry Hill Park, Mansfield
Sun 2nd Barton Deepdale Dash 10k and Fun Runs – Baysgarth School, Barton
Sun 9th Scunthorpe Cross Country Champs – Quibell Park, Scunthorpe
Sun 16th Leeds Abbey Dash – Leeds City Centre
Sat 29th National Biathlon Championships, Solihull
Sun 30th National Biathlon Championships, Solihull
Dec Sat 6th Rudolph Romp – Brantingham Village Hall (24 miles off road)
Fri 26th East Hull Harriers Boxing Day 10k – East Hull Harriers Club House -
Salthouse Road, Hull



British Masters Throws Pentathlon

Posted September 25, 2014 By David Radford

Dave Brown - John Twiddle - Eddie McKenzie  Throws Pentathlon at Birmingham

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

British Masters Throws Pentathlon

Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, 20th September 2014


Kingston’s John Twiddle represented the club in the British Masters throws Pentathlon which was held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on 20th September 2014.

John competes in the veteran category (V45) this is senior athletes who have reached the age of 45 but are under 50 years of age. Don’t let that fool you however. Veteran events are keenly contested across the full range of events.

He competes for the club in the Northern Senior League. He never misses a meeting. He is always willing to give advice to any up and coming ‘Thrower’ and the youngsters couldn’t have a better role model. He is an indispensable member of our team.

The ‘Throws Pentathlon’ consists of five throwing events. The athletes earn points for the distance thrown and these are calculated by using the Decathlon points scoring tables. The person who amasses the most points over the five disciplines is the winner of the competition.

John’s performances on the day were as follows:-


A throw of 37.86 metres gave a total of 626 points.

Shot Putt

A putt of 11.16 metres gained him 692 points.


A throw of 33.10 metres gave him another 662 points.


A throw measuring 27.85 metres earned him 336 points.

35 pounds weight throw

A throw of 11.67 metres earned him another 658 points.


John’s total of 2974 points gave him the gold medal and a new PB beating the 2700 points he scored in 2011 when he won the silver medal.

It also gave him a winning margin of 228 points over Dave Brown of Liverpool Pembroke.

This was John’s 4th British Masters Gold Medal of the season. He won the individual Hammer, shot putt and weight throw At Birmingham in August of this year.

He is now in training for the one remaining competition of the 2014 outdoor season. The Yorkshire Veterans Championships, which will be held in Cleckheaton on the 12th of October.











Northern Road Relay Championships

Posted September 25, 2014 By David Radford

Shaun Smith - MarcelDalee - Jack Brothwell


Northern Road Relay Championships

 20th September 2014


Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club took two teams to compete at the annual Northern Road Relay Championships at Birchwood near Warrington.

The first to compete were the Under17 Boys team. With each athlete racing a leg of 3300 metres.

Shaun Smith ran the first leg and he finished his leg in 18th position and in a time of 11.15s.

Shaun handed over to Jack Brothwell on leg 2 and he completed his leg in a time of 12.21s. He handed over in 23rd place..

Marcel Dalee brought the team home in 22nd position in a time of 11.37s. A total combined time of 35.13s.


Four members of our Under 20’s team gave a most youthful look to our senior men’s team. They competed in a race comprising of 6 x 6000 metres legs.


Harry Powell ran the first leg and set the team off well, running our teams fastest leg in a time of 20.22s. He finished his run in 37th position.

Harry then handed over to Josh Taylor-Brown on leg 2. Josh who picked up an injury finished in 62nd place with a time of 22.45s.

Andrew Hess ran the third leg recording a time of 21.37s.Which moved the team up to 53rd position.

Gregan Clarkson the only senior runner in the team ran the 4th leg  in a time of 20.55s.which moved the team up to 44th place before handing over to Oliver Newton on leg 5.

Oliver completed his leg in a time of 22.06 and he finished in 45th position.

Sadly, like several other teams, we could only muster five runners.

We did however have the honour of being the fastest incomplete team in the race coming home in a combined time of 1:27.45s.after the 5 legs.Gregan Clarkson - Andrew Hess - Harry Powell - Oliver Newton - Josh Taylor-Brown


Gregan Clarkson - Andrew Hess - Harry Powell - Oliver Newton - Josh Taylor-Brown