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KCAA Tribute to Chris Newman

On the evening of Tuesday 29th July 2014, British Athletics and in particular KCAA lost a long standing servant of the sport with the death of Chris Newman after a short illness; but which had followed on from more than a year of illness & hospital treatment through which he carried on whenever possible.

Chris did not start his athletics in Kent, but across the border in Sussex – where he was a valued member of Brighton AC and of the Sussex AAA. Particular memories are of his running in the Junior 880 yards at the Opening Meeting of Brighton’s Withdean Stadium in 1955, his winning the Sussex steeplechase every year, his performances week after week for Brighton AC’s cross-country team and his regular presence in Sussex teams, summer and winter.

He never lost his love for Track & Field athletics nor Cross Country serving on both committees within Kent for longer than most of us can remember as well as being an active Coach & Club member at Medway & Maidstone.

He was KCAA President in 1996 – 1997 and has therefore, from that alone, we know he has been a member of the KCAA Council for more than 20 years attending his last one in June when most would have offered apologies due to ill health.

He also served at Meeting Manager (a role he had regularly taken on over many years) at the May 2014 Championships; I always kidded him that he only did the job, so that as a coach he could get a stopwatch near to his athletes, a charge with which he happily agreed, while still getting on with the job in hand.

He had embraced much change over the years, being an early holder of the office of Athletics Development Officer for Kent, in the days when we were originally called British Athletics and brought into Kent new ideas such as squad days and always enthusiasm. He willingly became one of the first members of the newly created KCAA Executive committee where he brought his wide knowledge & expertise and a certain wit! Enabling us to move athletics in Kent forward with a clear club & athlete focus.

He will be much missed by us his “athletics” family but even more so by his family of Hazel, Tim and Colette who he leaves behind.

David R Ralph

 


Kent Senior 4 x 400m Relay squads at Mile End on Sunday 13 July - More on Team Selection 16-07-14

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Kent County Athletics Association now has a Facebook Group; either find it by searching for our name or follow this link to join it and share your highlights of athletics in Kent & keep up to date with what is happening around the county 6-09-13


John Neal (Member of KCAA Council & previous KCAA Officials Secretary) presents a KCAA Long Service award for Officiating
to Derek Seamon at the KCAA Championship weekend
16-06-14

 


The winning Kent team at the Inter-Counties Championships in Cofton Park, Birmingham on Saturday, 8 March, collecting their medals. Jess Keene, Naomi Kingston, Kelsey Fuss (all Blackheath & Bromley) & Sabrina Sinha (Cambridge Harriers) Photo from Mick Keene 10-03-14

New UKA Rules agreed - The UKA Executive Board has approved the following Rule amendments for 2012-2014 (Effective from 1st April 2012)

Track & Field Permitting: Permitting all Track & Field fixtures-Level 2 (County level) to Level 5 (international level) by UKA to be introduced with the exception that Level 2 permits in the Celtic Home Countries are undertaken by those Home Countries.

Eligibility-Club Transfers: An athlete should be allowed to change his First claim club once every year with only a minimal administrative period between with no further penalty (currently four months) since so few Eligibility committees are giving anything more than one month at the present time. Athletes changing more than once a year will be subject to the current rule of four months.

False Start Rule: The current international false start rule of DQ at the first failure has been applied to Seniors from 2010. It is decided that this rule will now include the U20 and U17 Age Groups with effect from 1st April 2013.

U15 Boys and 400m v 300m rule proposal: It is agreed that U15 boys will run 300m in Championship events and U15 National League. Other competition providers can use their discretion and include a 400m for Under 15 boys within their programmes if they so wish. NB: KCAA Track & Field committee have agreed to adopt this new distance for U15 Boys in the 2012 KYAL

Other proposals did not get accepted. 12-02-12


Rankings Site: Very deep: http://www.topsinathletics.com
Having looked at this site (run by Peter Matthews) it will do everything Po10 does plus it has some excellent new features including a 'League section'. 1-12-12


uk:athletics' The Power of 10 is much more than just rankings and results. It is a year-on-year drive to achieve greater strength in depth of every single event in all age groups and every part of this nation. 23-11-10

New Supplement Advice Sheet (PDF 219k) has recently been published - if you take any form of supplement you need to read it. 8-06-04

Don't say you didn't know... read the official UKA document (PDF document) on Doping and it's regulation.  Also includes a list of all banned substances. 21-02-03


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