Athlete of the Month – November 2014 – Under 11’s

Posted December 13, 2014 By David Radford

Alex Chivers

The winner of the award for November 2014 was Alexander Chivers.

Alex is 10 years old and he is in his second season with the club. He has taken part in ‘Open Meetings’ and has also competed in the York ‘Benenden Health’ Summer League.

At the present time he competes in the long jump and shot putt events.

His personal best in the long jump is 2.88m, and in the shot putt 4.58m

   

British Athletics XC Championships (inc European Trials)

Posted December 5, 2014 By David Radford

Shaun Smith

British Athletics Cross Challenge

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 29th November 2014

 

Shaun Smith is one of our middle distance runners. He competes in the Under 17 age group and he represents the club in both the Youth Development League and Northern Senior League meetings.

He also competes on the road and at cross country competitions.

On Saturday 29th November 2014, he travelled to Liverpool, where he was one of many hundreds of athletes at the British Athletics Cross Challenge, which was this year held in Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Most of the top cross country runners in the UK were at the meeting as the race was also used as a ‘Trial’ for the forthcoming European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria.

Shaun ran in the under 17’s, 5.5 kilometre race, where he was one of 121 runners. He finished in 52nd place and recorded a time of 18:58s.

He ran a magnificent race in against a field of outstanding quality.

Among Shaun’s achievements during the 2014 season are:-

  1. Winner of the 3000 metres gold medal at the Humberside County Championships.
  2. Winner of the 3000 metres at the Kingston upon Hull ‘Open Meeting’
  3. 5th place finish in the Northern Athletics 3000 metre final
  4. 5th place finish in the Northern Inter Counties 300 metre final.
   

South Yorkshire Indoor Series – Round 2

Posted December 3, 2014 By David Radford

Fabian Vidal (2)

 

Kingston upon Athletic Club

South Yorkshire Indoor Series – Round 2

EIS Stadium, Sheffield

Sunday 23rd November 2014

 

Fabian Vidal is one of our rising young athletes in the Under 13 age group. He is competing in this year’s ‘South Yorkshire Indoor Series’. It consists of four meetings all of which are held at the EIS Indoor Stadium in Sheffield. The events take place during the autumn and winter of 2014/2015.

This was the second of this Novembers two meets. The final two will take place in February and March of 2015.

This time saw Fabian taking on the High Jump and the 200 metre and 600 metre races.

In the high jump event Fabian registered a new PB of 1.10m.

The 200 metres saw him record his second fastest time of the year with a run of 33.15s.

In the 600 metres he returned his 3rd best time of 2014 with a run recorded at 2:07.64s.

The third round will take place on Sunday 8th of February 2015.

 

   

62nd Hammer Circle Re-union

Posted November 24, 2014 By David Radford

Hull Hammer SquadSquads Newest Member - George Smith

 

62nd Hammer Circle Re-union

Costello Stadium, Hull – 18th & 19th October 2014

On 2nd of August 1952 many of the country’s leading hammer throwers took part in an invitation meeting at Alperton in Middlesex.

After the meeting the throwers agreed to establish a new association, called the Hammer Circle, to advance and promote hammer throwing in the UK. The first president was Malcolm Nokes who was the Empire Games hammer champion in 1930 and 1934 and he is still Great Britain’s only Olympic hammer medallist. He won bronze at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

The Hammer Circle meets annually at different locations in the United Kingdom. This year the re-union meeting was held at the Costello Stadium in Hull on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October.

90 throwers and family members attended the get together, which is the most enjoyable weekend of the Hammer season. The ages of the contestants ranged from under 15 year olds to veterans in their 50’s and above.

The entire weekend was superbly organised by Diane and Dave Smith, the coaches of the Hull Hammer Squad.

The throwers spent the weekend together in serious but friendly competition in both hammer throwing and weights throwing. They all enjoyed a social get together and evening meal on the Saturday at the Hallmark Hotel in North Ferriby.

Six Olympians attended the re-union, they were:-

                          Barry Williams      Munich 1972

Paul Dickenson     Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980

Chris Black              Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980

                          Dave Smith              Seoul 1988

                          Paul Head                Barcelona 1992

                          Alex Smith               London 2012

 

The results for the members of the Hull Hammer Squad who competed in the event are as follows:-

Olivia Stevenson (under 15 girls)

The 2014 season has been a tremendous one for Ollie. She has won silver medals at the England Championships and the English Schools Championships and in addition to this she also won two gold medals at the Northern Championships, winning not only the Hammer competition but also the Discus.

At the re-union she was the winner of the U15 competition with a throw of 52.59m.

She was also the winner of the overall ladies weight throw, registering 18.28m with the 12lb short hammer.

Grace Sanders (under 15 girls)

A fairly new member of the training group, Grace is in her first competitive season and is still learning her trade.

She took 2nd place in her competition with a throw of 30.09m. Which was a new PB

 

Maggie Okul (under 17 women)

Maggie has also had another successful season, winning bronze at the England Championships and two gold medals at the Northern Championships, where she successfully defended the under17 and under 20 titles she had won in 2013.

She took 2nd place in the U17 competition with a throw of 47.07m, and was the winner of the U20 weight throw with an effort measuring 14.14m.

Alice Barnsdale (under 17 women)

Alice is a member of the Lincoln Wellington Club and travels from Lincoln to Hull for training with our squad.

She took 2nd place in her competition, where she set a new PB of 46.75m.

Diane Smith (V 50)

Diane is of course one of the hammer squads coaches but she still competes in the senior league matches for the club and she does so with distinction.

She competed in the senior women’s competition where she threw a season’s best effort of 38.46m.

Alex Smith (Senior Men)

Olympic finalist in 2012, Commonwealth silver medallist in 2010, Northern Champion 2014. He is a man who commands the utmost respect in his sport and is a role model for all of the young athletes at our club.

Alex won the senior men’s competition with a throw of 65.01m.

James Bedford (Senior Men)

England Champion in 2012, Inter Counties Champion 2013, Northern Silver Medallist 2014 and a former Junior International, Another huge inspiration for all our up and coming throwers and like Alex (his training partner) a great guy as well.

James took 2nd place in the senior men’s competition with a throw of 59.92m.

 John Twiddle (V 45)

John is the 2014 British Throws Pentathlon Champion and the 2014 Yorkshire Veterans Champion at both Hammer and Discus.

He won the V45 Hammer Competition (veterans aged 45 or over) with a throw of 39.05m.

John was also the winner of the 15.88 kilo weight throw, with a distance of 11.33m.

Darren Gibson (V 50)

Darren was the winner of both the Northern and the Yorkshire veterans Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

He was placed 2nd in the V50 competition at the re-union with a season’s best effort of 42.56m.

Anthony Gillatt (under 20 Men)

Ant hails from Scunthorpe and has been training with the Hull Hammer Squad at Costello for the last two seasons. He is progressing very well and has represented his county at the English School Championships.

He was the runner up in the under 20 competition with a throw of 55.23m.

He took 2nd place in the 11.34 kilo weight throw, where he set a new PB of 17.24m.

‘Chris Preston’ Winter Handicap Team Competition

Last but by no means least the Hull Hammer Squad were the winners of the team competition.

We put out a formidable team which consisted of Alex Smith – James Bedford Maggie Okul and Olivia Stevenson.

They beat 19 other teams nationwide to win the title.

   

Leeds ‘Abbey Dash’

Posted November 24, 2014 By David Radford

Gregan Clarkson (2)Joanne Maddick

 

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

‘Abbey Dash’ 10000 metres race

Leeds, Sunday 17th November 2014

 

Gregan Clarkson and Joanne Maddick, two of our clubs senior athletes travelled across to Leeds on Sunday 17th November, which was a wet and miserable day in the West Riding of Yorkshire, to take part in the 29th annual running of the ‘Abbey Dash’ which is a 10000 metres race which started at Leeds Town Hall and was run through the city centre streets.

9562 entrants started the race and they had travelled from all parts of the United Kingdom in order to participate. 9524 of them completed the course and crossed the finishing line.

 

Gregan Clarkson is one of the clubs busiest athletes, whether that be on the track, on the road, or cross country. He is competing somewhere on just about every weekend of the year. He has represented Great Britain in the Biathle which is a continuous run, swim, run event and was indeed World Biathle Champion in both 2006 and 2008.

Gregan finished in 137th place and he set a new PB of 32:38s for the 10000 metres.

Joanne Maddick also represents the club on the track, road and cross country and has done since she was a junior athlete. She gives her utmost efforts in every competition and is a valued member of our club and our teams.

Joanne finished in 354th place and she ran a season’s best time of 35:47s.

 

 

 

 

   

Scunthorpe Cross Country Meeting – 09/11/14

Posted November 13, 2014 By David Radford

greganJack Brothwell

 

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Cross Country Meeting Quibell Park Scunthorpe

Sunday 9th November 2014

 

Two of our athletes competed at the Quibell Park Cross Country meeting on Sunday 9th of November 2014.

 

Jack Brothwell was the winner of the under17 men’s race. He put in a superb run, in what was a very close race with the competitors closely bunched for most of the distance.

Gregan Clarkson, one of our most prodigious competitors took 2nd place in the senior men’s race.

   

Northern Athletics ‘Open Meeting’ – 08/11/14

Posted November 13, 2014 By David Radford

Matt (2)Holly LawrenceElliot Lawrence

 

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Northern Athletics Indoor ‘Open’ Meeting

E.I.S. Stadium, Sheffield

Saturday 8th November 2014

 

A number of our junior and youth athletes made the journey to Sheffield on Saturday 8th of November, to compete in the Northern Athletics indoor ‘Open’ meeting which was held at the E.I.S. stadium.

There were some superb performances on the day which saw the athletes achieve a host of personal bests and season’s best efforts.

Details of the performances are as follows:-

600 metres race – Under 15 boys

Elliot Lawrence finished in 3rd place in the race and he set a new PB of1:56.97s

Long Jump – under 15 boys

Elliot Lawrence competed in the event and he achieved a distance of 3.52m.

60 metres race – under 17 men

Brett Dorley took 2nd place in the race and also set a new PB of 7.76s.

60 metres race – under 20 men

Matthew Elvidge finished in 7th place in the race and he ran a season’s best time of 7.96s.

150 metres race – under 20 men

Matthew Elvidge finished in 5th place and ran another season’s best of 18.46s.

 

 600 metres race – under 15 girls

Lucy Savery took 4th place in the race and she ran a new PB of 2:02.82s.

Jodie Martin was in 5th place and she too set a new PB of 2:03.27s

Holly Lawrence finished in 7th place and she also set a new PB of 2:22.17s

   

Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards 2014

Posted November 7, 2014 By David Radford

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Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champions Awards 2014

 

The annual Hull Daily Mail Sporting Champion’s awards presentations were held on the evening of Thursday 6th of November 2014, in the Kingston Suite at the KC stadium.

Almost 300 people, athletes and their families, special guests and sporting celebrities attended the presentation night, which recognised the efforts and abilities of the enormous abundance of sporting talent within the Hull and East Riding area.

Two members of our youth team had been nominated for the Junior Girl of the Year (16 to 18) category.

Charlotte Paterson who has had an outstanding season, winning silver medals at both the English School Games and the UK school Games and gold at the Northern Championships.

Maggie Okul has also enjoyed a very successful season winning bronze at the National Championships and double gold at the Northern’s. She also set new championship best performances at both the Northern and the Humberside championships.

Maggie was the winner of the award and her friend Charlotte who would have been an equally worthy winner was the first person to congratulate her.

It was a proud night for the girls and for our club.

Great credit should go also to their coaches, Dean Lewis and Dave and Di Smith.

The photo’s show Maggie with:-  Left     Johnny Whiteley

Right  Jordan Abdull

 

   

Barton Fun Runs – Sunday 2nd November 2014

Posted November 5, 2014 By David Radford

Elliot LawrenceJessica Townsend with Steve CramEleanor Townsend (2)Holly Lawrence

 

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Barton Fun Runs – Sunday 2nd November 2014

 

This event is hosted and organised by Barton and District Athletic Club and it consists of two cross country races, one over 1000 metres and the second over 2000 metres .

They are mixed races for junior athletes of both sexes who compete against each other.

It was a windy day and the course was slow.

1000 metres race

The race was contested by 48 athletes and Kingston were represented by Eleanor Townsend and Holly Lawrence.

Eleanor finished in 3rd place and recorded a time 05:13.0s

Holly finished in 5th place and her run was timed at 05:37.0s

It was a great effort by the two girls and we are very proud of them.

2000 metres race

There were 59 contestants in this race and we were represented by Elliot Lawrence and Jessica Townsend. Jess was running her 2nd race of the weekend, following her appearance at the National cross country relays Championships on the previous day.

Elliot finished in 4th place and he ran a time of 9:48.0s

Jessica was placed 17th and her recorded time was 11:47.0s

Two more fantastic performances and our congratulations go to both of them.

 

 

   

Barton Deepdale Dash – Sunday 2nd November 2014

Posted November 5, 2014 By David Radford

Gregan Clarkson

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club

Barton Deepdale Dash

Sunday 2nd November 2014

 

This race is hosted and organised by Barton and District Athletic Club. It was the main event of the day and was a cross country race held over 10000 metres.

321 athletes entered the race which took place in windy conditions and the going was slow.

Kingston upon Hull Athletic Club was represented by one of our prolific senior athletes, Gregan Clarkson.

Gregan ran a great race and finished in 3rd place and he recorded a time of 34:31.0s.

The winner of the race was one of our former athletes Jarratt Perkins, who now competes for Nottingham. Jarratt ran a time of 32:56.0s.