Swale Combined AC


Freya Jury Heptahlon Podium
Freya Jury Trophy

Freya Jury and Olwen Cockell take County Titles

Freya and Olwen highlighted a hugely succesful weekend for Swale Combined AC as their 11 athlete team collected 2 Golds, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals, 8 Club Records and 14 Personal Bests!

Competing in her first Heptathlon, Freya dominated day one with 4 PBs/CRs, taking the 80mH win in 12.95sec, HJ 3rd with 1.45m, Shot 2nd with 9.05m and 200m 2nd in 27.96sec.

While leading the Kent athletes after day one, Freya trailed a strong guest from Southampton.

Day 2 saw quality in the LJ with 4.94m then 24.26m in the Javelin to keep the gap close. Freya ran an 800m PB to seal the overall win with 2.40.38min and a Club Record 3828points.

Meanwhile, Olwen put in a great, mostly solo, effort in the W45 5000m as she came within 10sec of her best to take the Gold medal in 21.36.75min.

On Day 2, Olwen ran perhaps her best race of the season as she dropped 18 seconds from her 1500m best to take the silver medal in 5.48.53min

Full Results from the champs are HERE!

Southern League Team

Senior Team Finish on a High 

Swales senior team completed their best run in the Southern Athletics League since joining as they finished the season with 3rd place in their final match at Tooting

The third place finish moved them up the league table to finish 11th of the 17 teams. The club now has its sights on a top 10 finish for 2020! League Table viewable here!

Highlights from the final match were Harrison Patching-Scott breaking the Club U17 400m record from 2003 with his time of 54.5sec.

Markus Simmons landed his first ever Long Jump over 5m with a new best of 5.08m.

Olwen Cockell went sub 9min in the 2000m SteepleChase for the first time, a 15sec PB of 8.59.4min.

Swale would like to hear from anyone interested in competing with our senior team as we look towards a top 10 finish in 2020! Contact us now!

Upcoming Fixtures

- Kent Relay Championships - Medway Park - Sun 22nd September

- Club Championships - The Royal Harbour Academy, Ramstage - Sat 28th September - Entry Form HERE

- Kent Cross Country League 1 - U13s and above - Swanley Park - Sat 12th October

- Ashford 10km - Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford - Sun 6th October - U17 and above - Entry Form

- Deal 5 Mile - Deal Sea Scout Hut, Deal - Sun 3rd November - 15yrs and above - Entry Details

William Jury with Pentathlon Cetrificate
William Jury Hurdling

William Jury Smashes Bests at Combined Events Champs

William Jury was in top form at the Kent U13 Combined Events Championships as he stormed to 4th place in the boys Pentathlon.

William set an impressive 5 individual Personal Bests out of 5 to finish the day 4th with a PB and Club Record points total of 1377, nearly 400pts on his previous best.

Stand out performances were in the Hurdles, 13.70sec, and in the High Jump where he finished joint 2nd with 1.36m. William also threw 5.96m in the Shot, landed 4.33m in the Long Jump and knocked 9seconds off his 800m best with 2.48.35min.

Meanwhile at Crawley Open, Lexie Hammon collected two gold medals in the Hammer throw. Lexie won both the Under 20 and the Senior competition with throws of 28.74m and 28.26m respectively.

Full Results from Tonbridge here!

Full Results from Crawley here!

Lily Murray in Scottish Champs Hammer Throw

Scottish Champion!
Lily Murray takes National Gold

Lily Murray enjoyed yet another championship win in 2019; a consistent set of 6 throws around the 56m mark helped her take the Scottish Under 15 Hammer title. Leading the match at Grangemouth from round one, Lily finished with a new best and Club Record of 56.84m!

Lily returned to the South a week later to claim the South of England Champs title at Ashford. Once again leading from the start, Lily took the southern title with 53.42m.

Meanwile Amelia Williams contested her first Southern Champiships, also in the U15 girls hammer throw, and had a consistend 6 rounds, finishing 8th with 30.62m, her second furthest result ever.

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