||Dave Taylor - Dave was 4th in the 1998
Commonwealth Games marathon and has been an outstanding member of the
Clubs track, road and cross country teams. He was a popular winner of
this years Southern Cross Country championships and finished 4th in the
National. Bests include 5000- 13.44.71; 10000 - 29.00.04; half marathon
- 63.24; marathon - 2.13.27.
||Simon Tolson - (9/1/69) Athlete and coach.
Simon started his athletic career as a high jumper but switched to pole
vault. A regular in the Clubs Southern League teams where he has
competed in most events, including steeplechase, he has also represented
the British League team on a number of occasions. Runs a strong girls
hurdles group at Norman Park. A qualified osteopath with competitive
rates for Club members!
||Peter Tucker - (17/4/81) One of the Clubs
top Junior middle distance runners who has already competed for the Club
in the British League and raced in the National 6 Stage Road Relays.
Peter is a private in the army and based in Yorkshire but is normally
around at weekends for fixtures.
||Nange Ursell - One of the top junior 400
hurdlers in the country. Ranked third last year with 52.87 and a
contender for a place in the British team for this years World Junior
Championships. Another who has spent a large part of the season injured.
||Gemma Viney - Another talented junior who
was ranked 3rd in the country last year in the 3000 metres with a time
of 10.01.1. Also ran 4.39.7 for 1500. Finished an outstanding 5th in the
1999 National cross country championships but has been injured for much
of the last year.
||Mark Watling - (27/6/58) Dr Watling is a
vice president of the Club who has figured prominently as an athlete and
Club officer in the last decade. Under his stewardship the Club won the
National Cross Country title twice and the National 12 Stage Road
Relays. He has won numerous Club Championships and has represented Wales
as a veteran over the country.
||Simon White - (2/10/75) Simon, an invaluable
member of the southern league team has been covering both track &
field events since 1994. Achieved success in multi-events, winning
Kent County Decathlons as a junior & Senior (1994 & 1997). Also
came 4th at British Universities Decathlon ('98) with pb of 5695 (36th
in UK rankings). Injury has forced him to switch to sprints &
hurdles. 400h 55.9 & 51.8 flat. Simon graduated in Sports Science at
||Amir Williamson - (10/04/87) Amir is an U17
hammer thrower who is aiming to gain an English schools international
vest this summer, he is also aiming to gain a medal @ this years AAA's
championships. In his first outing this year which was early April he
threw 54.52m which was an increase of 8m from his p.b. last year - this
now gives him the 2nd longest throw in the country this year. In the
discus Amir has thrown 38.27m in early April which is an increase of 3m
from last year. Amir has also completed in the National Junior League,
British Men's League and Senior div4 and div2. He has also been offered
a place @ Canterbury Sports Academy. 7-4-03
||Alloy Wilson - A finalist in the 400 metres
at the 1998 World Junior Championships where he ran 46.64 just outside
the Club senior record. Injured for much of last season, but when he
gets fit will be one of the top athletes in the country.
||Mike Winch - (20/7/48) A vice president and
life member, Mike is the 4th ranked Briton of all time in the shot with
a putt of 20.43 set in 1974 before he joined the Club. His discus best
is 58.08. Mike was part of the backbone of the Senior team which rose
from the Southern League to British League Division One in the early
80s. He is also one of the top throws coaches in the world. He has
coached or helped advise many of the top throwers in the country, the
most well known being Judy Oakes, Britain's number one at the shot
despite being in her 40s. He is current Chairman for track and field for
the AAAs of England.