Last updated 19 December 2001
VP Pat Calnan has produced this
"Review Of The Year 2001"
At the Kent Championships Rebecca Taylor wins the under 13 girls race
in her first year in the age group and leads the team to victory.
Dave Taylor wins the Senior Men's title at the Surrey
Mohammed Sillah Freckleton and Katy Porter both retain
their titles at the Southern Indoor Championships. Mohammed wins the Senior
Men's 60 metre hurdles with Katy winning the Under 20 women's event.
Michael Skinner finishes 2nd in the AAA's Indoors 1500
metres which double as the Trials for the World Championships. Mark Awanah,
still a junior, finishes 3rd in the long jump with 7.03.
Dan Ayrton finishes 3rd in the Junior Men's race at the
Southern Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill.
Michael Skinner captains the England team in the Home Countries
International at Cardiff. Katy Porter also competes in the sprint hurdles.
Dwayne Grant and Sam Singer are both of part of Junior teams who set Welsh all
comers records in the medley relays.
Michael Skinner wins the British Universities Indoor 3,000
metre title and there is a bronze for David Moulton in the 800.
There are medals galore for the Club at the Veterans
Indoor National Championships. Bob Minting takes gold in the over 50's 200 and
400 metres as well as 3rd in the 800; Peter Hannell wins the over 50's 3km walk;
Ken Daniel takes silver and bronze in the over 50's 3km and 1500; Denis
Wallington bronze in the over 50's long jump; and Jim Day gold and silver in the
over 65's pole vault and high jump.
At the National Cross Country Championships at Durham, Dan
Ayrton finishes 10th in the Junior Mens Race.
Dwayne Grant and Sam Singer represent Great Britain in an International against
France, Germany and Italy in Vittel, France.
Michael Skinner, David Moulton and Alloy Wilson repressent
Great Britain Under 23s in an indoor International in Cardiff against France.
Wilson is part of the 4x400 team who set a new Welsh all comers record.
At Bordeaux, France Bob Minting strikes gold (800), silver
(400) and bronze (4x200) in the over 50's age group in the European Veterans
The cross country season is abandoned due to the Foot and
Mike Peel is the new Club President taking over from Mike
Olympians Sian Brice, Julian Golding, John Herring and
Mark Steinle are made Life Members of the Club.
The Club's youngsters win the overall trophy at the Parkwood League for
the 2000/2001 season.. The boys win their title and the girls finish third.
The Club's Senior Women finish teams in the Southern and
National 6 Stage Relays for the first time.
Mark Steinle finishes as first Briton in the London
Marathon for the second year running. He times 2.10.46 to finish 6th breaking
his own Club Record in the process.
Karim Chester breaks the Club Under 17 hammer record with
a throw of 56.40. Sandra Alaneme breaks the under 17 girls triple jump record
with 10.61; and Victoria Thomas the Under 15 girls shot putt record with 10.00.
Karim Chester breaks the hammer record again and again, this time with
57.26 and then 58.55, which gives him the gold medal in the under 17's age group
at the Southern Championships.
Other medals come from Katy Porter (2nd in the under 20's
100 hurdles), and from Fabian Collymore (u17's 200), Ian Allerton (u17's 400)
and Neil Simpson (U20's 400) who all capture bronze.
Dwayne Grant wins the 100 and 200 at the Southern Junior
Championships, breaking Mark Richardson's Championship record in the latter
More Club records. Emily Oliver 34.06 in the discus. Vicky
Thomas 10.42 in the under 15 girls shot.
At the Inter Counties Jonathan Barbour breaks the
Championship record for the 100 metres winning in 10.24.
Mensah Elliott races for England in Moscow and then is straight off the
plane at Heathrow to help the Club qualify for the Gold Cup Final.
Sandra Alaneme breaks both the under 17's and under 20's
women's Club Records for the triple jump with a leap of 11.42. It also breaks
the Intermediate Girls record at the Kent Schools Championships.
Dwayne Grant runs the fastest time in the world by a
junior so far as he times 20.64 for 200 metres. Both this and his 10.47 for the
100 metres are new Club Records.
Julian Golding wins the Southern 200 metre title on the
same weekend that his coach Mike McFarlane is awarded the OBE. Mensah Elliott
takes the 110 hurdles title for the 3rd successive year and Lash Lashore wins
bronze in the 100.
The over 50's team of Doug Cocker, Ken Daniel, Bob Minting
and Dennis Wallington break the British over 50's 4x400 metres record by over 10
Jonathan Barbour wins the 100 and 200 in an Under 23
International against Spain. Michael Skinner is 4th in the 1500.
At the National Veteran Championships there are gold
medals for Jim Day (over 65's pole vault);Peter Hannell (over 55's walk), Ken
Daniel (over 50's 1500), Bill Foster (over 40s' 5km) and Bob Minting (over 50's
800). Minting's time of 2.05.4 is a new Club Record. Bill Clapham strikes silver
in the over 70's 5km and Colin Brand takes bronze in the over 65's discus.
Sam Singer, Katy Benneworth, Abi Jacobs and Katy Porter
break both the Junior and Senior Women's Club Records for the 4x100 as they time
In the under 23 Championships at Bedford, Jonathan Barbour retains his
100 and 200 metre titles. His time of 20.8 for the 200 breaks Christian
Malcolm's Championship record. Mohammed Sillah Freckleton wins silver in the 110
hurdles and there is a bronze for Levi Edwards in the long jump.
Dwayne Grant takes the under 20 200 metre title with 20.4
and wins silver in the 100 in 10.22. Mark Awanah sets a new best of 7.66 to
finish 2nd in the long jump.
More Club Records fall - under 13 girls 1200. Rebecca
Taylor 4.17.7, under 15 girls 100. Venita Akpofure 12.5, under 17's hammer.
Karim Chester 60.52; under 13 girls 75 metres, Serita Solomon 10.4; and under 20
girls hammer, Emily Oliver 37.11.
Jonathan Barbour wins gold in the 100metres at the
European Under 23 Championships.
Dwayne Grant is part of the Great Britain team who win
gold in the 4x100 at the European Junior Championships. He also takes bronze in
the 200 metres in 20.92.
The Senior men finish 7th in the Gold Cup Final. Best
performance comes from Tawanda Chiwira who wins the 400 metres in 47.15.
The girls are promoted to the Southern Premier Division of
the McDonalds Young Athletes League. The boys qualify for the Auxillary Final.
At the English Schools Championships Karim Chester wins
bronze in the hammer. Katy Benneworth gets a gold medal as part of the Kent team
who win the Intermediate Girls 4x100; Venita Akpofure gains gold for London in
the Junior Girls 4x100; and there is silver for Dwayne Bovell for Kent in the
Intermediate Boys 4x100.
At the World Veterans Championships, Bill Foster wins
bronze in the over 40's 5,000 metres. His time of 14.52.52 proves to be the
fastest by a British veteran in 2001. Bob Minting wins bronze in the over 50's
4x400. He also sets a new Club Record of 2.05.02 in finishing 5th in the 800
Further Club Records come form Alex Al Ameen (under 13 boys discus
28.04); Clare Silvester (under 15 girls javelin 27.27).
Jonathan Barbour competes for Great Britain at the World
Championships. He is part of the 4x100 team who are disqualified. Mark Steinle
is selected for the marathon but has to withdraw through injury.
The Veteran Men win the Kent League.
Mensah Elliott represents Great Britain in the
"B" International against France.
At the South Of England Veteran Championships Ken Daniel
wins both the 800 and 1500, while in the over 65's Jim Day takes the pole vault
Dwayne Grant wins for Great Britain in the under 20's
international against the United States. Mark Awanah makes his GB debut in the
long jump finishing 4th with 7.25.
The Senior men are relegated from Division One of the
British Athletics League.
The women's team is promoted back to Division One of the
Kent Women's League.
The women's team are promoted to Division Two of the Southern Women's
Tom Robinson sets a new Club Record of 3.80 in the under
17's pole vault.
Jonathan Barbour is part of the Great Britain 4x100 metre
team who win gold at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane.
Colin Poole runs his 100th marathon since taking up
running at the age of 50.
Three Club Records are set at the County Relays as the
Club beat the best in Kent. Clare Cooper, Harriet Robinson, Venita Akpofure and
Joanna South break the under 15 girls 4x100 and 4x200 records with 50.6 and
Rebecca Taylor, Aimee Boyle and Clare McNamara break the
under 13 girls 3x800 record with 8.13.2.
Mark Steinle is selected to represent Great Britain at the World Half
Marathon Championships in Bristol but has to withdraw through injury.
The Senior men finish 8th in the National 6 stage road
relay at Sutton Park. The Senior Women make their first ever appearance in the
event finishing 45th.
Tim Dickinson is first England representative home at the Belgian Cross
Cup race in Ghent. Bill Foster is part of the England Veterans team who win team
gold at the Veterans Home Countries International at Falkirk.
Jennie Butler is the inaugural winner of the women's South
Of The Thames Junior Championship.
Nick Kinsey wins the over 40's title at the Kent Veterans cross country
championships at Tunbridge Wells.
Michael Skinner represents the England Under 23 team at
the Reebok Cross Challenge in Edinburgh.