TRACK OFFICIALLY OPENS!

Tuesday 26th May 2015 sees the official opening of our new blue facilities take place, when Dartford Borough Council Leader Jeremy Kite will be visiting!

Calling all our dasher/junior members (up to and including the age of 12), please come along to take part in some track races and field events starting at 17:30 until 18:30, with a photo for the local newspaper.

Parents, this is your chance to get involved too, you can help out raking a sandpit or retrieving implements. Fancy a spot of time-keeping – we need them too or just help co-ordinate the kids.

We know it’s half term, but would love as many of you as possible to turn up and take part… show your support for your club and thank Dartford Borough Council for our new fantastic blue facilities – let’s show them off!!

!!HOOPS!!

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** RESULTS: Outdoor competitions have started! **

Have a look at the results pages for the latest news on all the Hoops Competitions:

Fixtures & Results

Summer

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* OPEN MEETINGS *

Here are the dates for our Open Meetings this year, including those for other local clubs.

Dartford Open Meetings

Wednesday June 17th*: starting at 6:15pm
* This includes the 3000m & 10000m Kent Champs for U17+
Wednesday July 15th: starting at 6:45pm
Wednesday August 12th: starting at 6:45pm

£5 for each event, all entries made on the day. Events and ages vary at each match but available are 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m, 1mile, 3k, 5k, 10k, HT, SP, DT, JT, PV and LJ

Full details are available here

Blackheath & Bromley Open Meetings

Monday May 18th: starting at 7:15pm
Monday June 8th: starting at 7:15pm
Monday July 20th: starting at 7:15pm
Monday August 10th: starting at 7:15pm
Wednesday June 3rd: 3k for U17, U20, Sen starting at 7:30pm
Wednesday July 22nd: 5k for U20, Sen starting at 7:15pm
Wednesday August 26th: 1 mile, Sprint Hurdles, JT, HT starting at 7:15pm

All track races will have Electronic Timing.
Details are available via
www.bandbhac.org.uk/Blackheath%20open%20flyer%202015.pdf

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* ROAD RACES *

Below are some details about races held by various local clubs.
Please help support their events as they do ours, especially the Dartford Half!!

Ramsgate Rotary 10k
Sunday June 7th: CANCELLED

Orpington Road Runners 10k
Sunday June 14th: High Elms Country Park, Farnborough, Kent (BR6 7JH) 9:30am
Held entirely off-road using the woodland trails and paths. It’s a challenging route which proved very popular and voted the 8th best 10k in the country in 2014.
There will be chip timing, unique medals, free parking and the event will be organised and marshalled by Orpington Road Runners’ experienced and enthusiastic members. All monies raised will be donated to the local charity, St Christopher’s Hospice.
Entries are available via
www.orprunners.com/orpington10k/homepage.php. It sold out in 2014 so please don’t delay. Information is also available on the event’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
They look forward to seeing lots of Hoops vest on the day!

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* SCVAC FIXTURES *

This league is split into men and women but both compete in the Kent Division at the same matches and venues, and is available for anyone over the age of 35! Here are fixtures & timetable for this season. If you want to compete, please contact the following (details can be found on the Officers List):

Arthur Kimber – Men’s Team Manager

Gill Skellon – Women’s Team Manager

Fixture List 2015

Friday May 1st: BROMLEY (BR2 9EF)
Monday May 11th: ELTHAM (SE9 5LW)
Monday June 1st: CANTERBURY (CT2 8QA)
Friday June 12th: BROMLEY (BR2 9EF)
Monday June 29th: ASHFORD (TN24 9QP)
Friday July 10th: GILLINGHAM (ME7 1HF)

Final
Sunday 6th September: ASHFORD (TN24 9QP)

The timetable can be downloaded here

>> Men’s Division 1 Competing Clubs:

  • Ashford
  • Blackheath and Bromley AC
  • Bromley Veterans
  • Cambridge Harriers
  • Dartford Harriers
  • Paddock Wood

>> Men’s Division 2 Competing Clubs:

  • Bexley AC
  • Dartford Harriers B
  • Invicta East Kent
  • Medway and Maidstone AC
  • Sevenoaks
  • Swanley AC

>> Women’s Division 1 Competing Clubs:

  • Bexley AC
  • Blackheath and Bromley
  • Cambridge
  • Dartford Harriers
  • Paddock Wood
  • Swanley
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* KYAL FIXTURES *

This league is available for age groups U13 / U15! We have a composite team with Swanley and District AC in Division 1. Here are fixtures for this season.
If you want to compete, please contact the following (details can be found on the Officers List):

Allison Page / Emma Sharp – Team Managers

Competing Clubs

  • Ashford AC
  • Bexley AC
  • Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC
  • Dartford Harriers / Swanley and District AC
  • Medway and Maidstone AC
  • Paddock Wood AC / Folkestone Running Club
  • Thanet AC
  • Tonbridge AC

KYAL Division 1 Fixtures 2015

Sunday April 19th: ASHFORD (TN24 9QP)
Sunday May 10th: GILLINGHAM (ME7 1HF)
Sunday June 14th: BROMLEY (BR2 9EF)
Sunday July 5th: ERITH (DA8 3AT)

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* YDL FIXTURES *

This league is split by age groups:

  • Upper – age groups U17 / U20
  • Lower – age groups U13 / U15

Here are fixtures for this season… with 2 home matches for the Upper League!
If you want to compete, please contact the following (details can be found on the Officers List):

Rebecca Harvey – Lower (U13/U15) Team Manager

Gary Capon – Upper (U17/U20) Team Manager

>> YDL (LOWER) Southern Region North/East 3A

Competing Clubs:

  • Belgrave Harriers
  • Cambridge Harriers
  • Dartford Harriers
  • Highgate Harriers
  • London Heathside
  • Newham and Essex Beagles
  • Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets

Fixture List (LOWER) 2015:

Saturday May 2nd: ELTHAM (SE9 5LW)
Saturday May 30th: PARLIAMENT HILL (NW5 1QR)
SUNDAY June 21st: MILE END STADIUM (E3 4HL)
Saturday July 18th: PARLIAMENT HILL (NW5 1QR)

>> YDL (UPPER) Southern Region North/East 2

Competing Clubs:

  • Bexley AC
  • Dartford Harriers
  • Holland Sports
  • Horsham Blue Star Harriers
  • Invicta/Paddock Wood
  • Medway and Maidstone AC
  • Walton AC

Fixture List (UPPER) 2015:

Saturday April 18th: GILLINGHAM (ME7 1HF)
Saturday May 16th: ERITH (DA8 3AT)
SUNDAY June 28th: DARTFORD (DA1 1JP) *** !!! HOME MATCH !!! ***
SUNDAY July 26th: DARTFORD (DA1 1JP) *** !!! HOME MATCH !!! ***

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* SAL FIXTURES *

Staying in Division 2 this year, after narrowly missing out on promotion, here are fixtures for this season… with 2 home matches! This league is open to all athletes in age groups U17 and above! If you want to compete, please contact the following (details can be found on the Officers List):

Doug Christie / Jason Marchant – Mens Team Manager

Kim Taylor – Womens Team Manager

Competing Clubs

  • A: Ashford
  • N: Basildon
  • B: Belgrave Harriers
  • Y: Bexley AC
  • C: Cambridge and Coleridge
  • M: Cambridge Harriers
  • Z: Croydon Harriers
  • D: Dartford
  • T: Eastbourne Rovers
  • E: Enfield and Haringey
  • H: Havering AC
  • X: Herts Phoenix
  • I: Ipswich
  • L: Luton
  • S: St Albans
  • W: West Suffolk and Diss

SAL Division 2 East Fixtures 2015

Saturday April 25th: EASTBOURNE (BN21 2UF) Clubs: T A D B
Saturday May 30th: BURY ST EDMONDS (IP33 3TT) Clubs: W S M D
Saturday June 20th: CAMBRIDGE (CB3 0EQ) Clubs: C D L Y
Saturday July 4th: DARTFORD (DA1 1JP) Clubs: D E N I *** !!! HOME MATCH !!! ***
Saturday August 15th: DARTFORD (DA1 1JP) Clubs: D X Z H *** !!! HOME MATCH !!! ***

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** AWARD WINNERS! **

Have a look at the updated Awards page for news and details of our super Hoops Award Winners for 2014!

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COACHING COURSES!

England Athletics publish new coaching courses all the time and the club would love to see more people take up the qualification and assist our current coaches.

Click these links for further information:

Course Decision Tree

On the www.englandathletics.org website, under ‘Volunteers’ click any of the links under the ‘Coaches’ heading to find out more information.

To support Coaches, the ucoach.com website has been set-up with lots of really useful material and information about conferences.

!!! We still have lots of athletes waiting in the wings to join up !!!

Updated April 2015

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