Project 2012 2010 Season
The 2010 season was a difficult one for Project 2012 athletes, particularly those who had shone in 2009. Tom Parry and Humphrey Waddington both suffered serious injuries, which require of lot of dedication to rehab from and Chris Hall was based in Germany for much of the year. However, many of other athletes stepped up to the plate and a raft of Pbs were again broken.
Molly smashed most of her Pbs this year getting down to 2.08.96 in the 800m with bronze at the English Schools 800m for Senior Girls in her first year in the age group. She has also run 58.51 in the 400m (and done a 56.3 relay leg).
After a successful comeback year in 2009, Craig ran Pbs indoors for 800m and 1500m and outdoors for 1500m and 3000m. His best times this year currently stand at 1.57.68, 4.03.12 and 9.32.5. Unfortunately his season was curtailed by in knee injury in March, which plagued him for much of the summer, although - all of which should be bettered by the end of the season as April and May were largely hindered with knee problems although he still ran his 1500m Pb in a British League match in July. A sub 4 minute 1500m is a real possibility very soon.
Unfortunately Tom ruptured is ACL in his knee in his last ever game of rugby, so has had two major operations and didn't compete in 2010. He is regaining fitness and will be ready for running to his potential again in 2011.
Chris ran 22.59i for a big indoors Pb, but hasn't competed much after that as he was studying in Germany. He returned in August, but had missed too much training to run up to his best.
He remains a key member of the Kingston and Poly AC team, being their top points scorer this year as he has flew home especially to help the team who are doing very well at the moment.
Having undergone and operation for a bone spur Humphreys rehabilitation is progressing well and he will look to jump well beyond 15.00 metres in the triple jump next year.
Despite his problems he is still Team Captain for Kingston and Poly Ac and helps out with all aspects of the club.
George has lowered his 1500m time from 4.19.2 to 4.05.49 this year, as well as taking 7 seconds off his 800m time. This has been a testament to what hard work and dedication can achieve.
Maddy had a few injury problems over the winter, but still got her first Senior XC Vest for Surrey and had gone on to take over 12 seconds off her Pb for 3000m (down to 10.31.4).
Gaby has improved her speed massively this year although this hasn't yet be truly represented in her time in races. Despite this, she has run Pbs at 400m, 800m and 1500m and shows the potential to knock further large chunks off these times.
Again, Richard has been very pleased with the progress of most is group (injuries aside). Most of the 40 athletes he coaches continue to improve and many are now competing well for their club on a regular basis.
The Kestrel Club for youngsters, which is creating the next generation of athletes in the Kingston area is grown massively and now has over 50 youngsters involved.
Richard's achilles problems have persisted this year, so he didn't run to his full potential, but still picked up a bronze in the BMAF M35 Championships at 400m hurdles in 59.21 and placed 4th in the Surrey Senior Championships. His best time for the year 58.4, was set in a low-key Rosenheim meeting, but represents his best time since 2001, when he was a mere 29 years old!!
Jenna continues to work well with the athletes and work in the clinic in Guildford she started in 2009.
On the track, Jenna has had a mixed set of results, having run her best 1500m in 3 years, but was a little disappointed that her running has proved to be as consistent as she would like. This will surely come in time as she is a talented athlete. She has found a new coach to help her with this is 2011 moving from Mick Woods to Nick Anderson.