Harry Browning 43 votes (Elected)
Ron 0 votes
Alex Bloom-Davies 28 votes (Elected)
Amy Mat 16 votes
Ron 0 votes
Sprints and Hurdles captain
Chloe Hocking 21 votes (Elected)
Thomas Boutelle 8 votes
Kishore Kanna Ravi 6 votes
RON 0 votes
Francesca Ashworth 41 votes (Elected)
RON 1 vote
Louise Pech 43 votes (Elected)
RON 0 votes
Social Running Captain
Matthew Faires 36 votes (Elected)
Henry Distasio 5 votes
RON 1 vote
Kuran Kumar Pathak 31 votes (Elected)
Ed Millgate 9 votes
RON 0 votes
ONE CANDIDATE: HARRY BROWNING
I would like to nominate myself to run for election as President of King’s Athletics Club. This is not a decision I have come to easily, primarily because of the seriousness I place upon the role and the duties the presidency entails. Having witnessed the club go through two years of extraordinary growth, I see the role of the president in the year to come as one of continuing this trajectory, and carrying out the club’s vision in a manner that will create a legacy that will last for many years to come.
Having been Social Secretary for the past year, and a dedicated member for the past two years, I believe I possess a wealth of experience that is relevant for a successful presidency. Being social secretary has enabled me to reach out and build relationships with nearly every member of the club. This has given me insights to the various people that make-up our club and what they actually desire and want to gain from King’s Athletics. Also what they are able, and willing, to give back to the club. I have also built strong links with other university athletics clubs, particularly UCL. I hope to build these relationships further in the year to come, and help bring London University athletics to the forefront.
As I have demonstrated in my committee position thus far, I am a hard worker and dedicated to keeping the clockwork of King’s Athletics ticking, making efficient gains and achieving goals in a timely manner though organised and well-managed hard work. This is something I intend to continue as President, and aim to ensure that the committee is as productive as possible.
Finally, I believe I have a unique insight into the social-performance dynamic that dictates the pathway of University Athletic clubs. Being both a performing athlete and the social secretary has provided a brilliant opportunity to experiment with this social-performance dynamic. I hope to use these experiences to continue to shape King’s Athletics into a club that can be inclusive, and successful in every aspect.
- ALEX BLOOM-DAVIS
- AMY MAT
1: ALEX BLOOM-DAVIS
“The Master of Coin finds the money, the King and Hand spend it” – Littlefinger, Game of Thrones.
This is very much the mentality I am taking with the job of treasurer. My aim is to secure a sponsor for the club, giving us more money and in turn achieve greater heights. If I get the role I will spend time over the summer trying to contact buisness people and invite them to sponors us. Moreover, as treasurer I would dedicate my time to the role, sacrificing other committments (save training of course!) to get what needs to be done done, in a terribly efficeint way. I also have really sweet time managment, so will be able juggle this, that and the other with ease.
Vote for me and I will not let you down!!!
Thank you! Alex.
2: AMY MAT
One of the main roles of being a treasurer is having to communicate with a lot of people inside and outside the club to make payments/reimbursements and to also apply for sponsorships. My good time management will contribute to meeting the deadlines of the completion of applications and payments and being the proactive and vocal person I am, I think I would be the right fit for the role.
I have cultivated a good relationship with the athletes in the team in the few months that I have been at the club and being a member of the committee will only make this bond grow stronger. A role in the committee as a treasurer involves being well-organized and it invokes a sense of responsibility, which would help me grow better as an individual.
Athletics and the King’s team as a whole has greatly contributed to the experience of my first year at university. Though my contributions may not directly affect our performance as a club, I swear to dedicate my time and efforts towards to efficient and effective management of the club funds in hopes that we can produce and even better experience to our athletes.
- THOMAS BOUTELLE
- CHLOE HOCKING
- KISHORE KANNA RAVI
1: THOMAS BOUTELLE
The past year it has been a joy and an honour to train and compete with the might of the King’s College Sprints team. As Sprints and Hurdles Captain I’d make sure to provide the team the focal point of organisation it needs to transform us from just a collection of fantastic, talented athletes into the effective and victorious team we can become. Through planning ahead and communication we can utilise our team to the best of its abilities, limiting the number of times Ruth is made to run 3k or Tope coerced into anchor leg of the relay. We deserve to be the best we can be. Secondly the club is growing at a huge rate and we need to support it through better representation of the disciplines we will compete in. Alongside the new updated title of Sprints and Hurdles Captain we need a hurdles coach! It’d be a pleasure to use the decade’s worth of hurdling and sprinting experience in London I have to help us bring our best to LUCA, BUCS and Varsity!
Say NO to late women’s 4x100m entries
Say NO to absent captains
Say YES to team that will kick UCL’s ass.
“I’d vote for that” –Randall Thomas 20.03.17
“Go for it, YEAAAA” –Amy Mat 20.03.17
“…I am hopeful you will do well…” –Max Artz-Jones 08.01.17 (definitely about the election)
2: CHLOE HOCKING
Why do you want to be sprints captain?
For the last two years, I’ve had the privilege of not only being part of the club but also witnessing it grow from strength to strength. The club has introduced me to so many amazing people, given me back my passion for athletics and made my university life so much more special and now I want to give something back.
I want to be sprints captain because I believe I have the dedication, passion and a genuine love for the club that will enable me to succeed in this role. Over the years the sprints squad has evolved in strength, technique and numbers and I want to see this continue next year and for many years after. Whilst performance is very important and will continue to be a priority of the squad, it’s also just as important to be a cohesive team who support each other when we win and if we don’t. Its also important that our relationship with Lloyd and Conrad is maintained as we’re incredibly lucky to have such amazing and inspiring coaches.
Being a competing athlete in the squad has exposed me to many challenges and you might find it comforting knowing that at some point I’ve been in most of the positons you will eventually face; whether its nerves before a big competition, under-performing when you’ve been training hard or feeling sometimes unmotivated. On the other side to that I also know what it’s like when the hard work pays off and you see results and I want everyone in the squad to feel that, regardless of the size of improvement, whether it’s at big competitions like BUCS or at training.
I’m not perfect and I’ll learn things as I go but you can put your trust in me that I will put the work in and deliver to the absolute best of my ability. I’m excited for the future of the squad and have various ideas about how to improve and expand the team.
3: KISHORE KANNA RAVI
I have been part of the club for 2 years now and with the experience I have gained at the club and prior to it, I want to take this great opportunity to give back something to the club. Good rapport with my fellow athletes, the willingness to help others in the track or the gym and being a good example on and off track are attributes I would associate myself with, which I think are very crucial for a captain to have. The responsibility of being a captain will help me perform better and motivate every around me to raise their standard which I think will take the club to greater heights than it already is at.
ONE CANDIDATE: FRANCESCA ASHWORTH
1: FRANCESCA ASHWORTH
I am standing for the role of Distance Captain as a highly experienced distance athlete myself. I have experienced university athletics at all levels, from league meets to BUCS semi-finals and have 5 years of experience in the sport prior to this – I like to think that this makes me pretty knowledgeable on all things distance! This year in particular, if I am elected as Distance Captain I hope to lead the way in creating a tight-knit, collaborative and inclusive squad where we can all achieve our aims and inspire one another to fulfill each of our potentials!
ONE CANDIDATE: LOUISE PECH
I would like to be re-elected as field captain because I have truly enjoyed contributing to the development of the club and want to push it even further next year.
I have learnt a lot from working with the committee this year. This will allow me to be more efficient in the coming year in order to grow the field squad and have events represented.
I am dedicated to athletics and to making the club the most enjoyable part of everyone’s time at university. Sport has always been a passion and I want to pass it on to new members and allow experienced athletes to push themselves as far as they can and want to.
As field captain, I will lead with my experience while being highly attentive to the need of the members and work to make the field squad and the club an inclusive, welcoming and competitive environment.
- Henry DISTASIO
- MATTHEW FAIRES
1: HENRY DISTASIO
Ladies and Gentlemen… lend me your sublime consciousness for but a moment.
You have yourselves a tremendous opportunity ahead of you. A decision that will define epoch, nay, the millennium. The position of social running captain is available for the taking, and I feel that I, Henry Kevin DiStasio, am a worthy candidate to take upon the onerous duty.
What do I have to offer? I aim to concentrate on the ‘Social’ aspect of the role, where I sense a great opportunity to expand the social connection between each and every member throughout the club. As a result, I propose to expand the Boot Camp Runs to take place twice a week: once in the middle, and another on the weekend. I also propose to change routes on an occasional basis (depending on my very weak knowledge of the city), making it more accessible for students throughout the entire university, as well as offer a variety in scenery. Furthermore, I suggest a minor gathering after each run, of which our runners can socialise together in a coffee shop or a pub of some sort!
Having already served on the committee of a ‘prestigious’ Kings society, and been a semi-dedicated member for the past two years, I believe I possess experience that is somewhat relevant to the organization of social running the KCLAXC. Having met and socialized with so many of the great member of this fantastic club, the Social Running Aspect has terrifically expanded this society and I pledge to uphold this phenomenal feature. I have the hope of expanding the participation of social running, in which every member of every discipline, sprinters and throwers especially, may feel welcome and thus improving the fitness and socializing between all members of the club.
If elected, I promise to dedicate my extended efforts towards this amazing club and see that Social Running is enjoyed by all those who take part.
2: MATTHEW FAIRES
I’m thrilled to be able to spend another year with KCLAXC, and want to spend that year as your social running captain.
I believe I’m the ideal candidate for the role, having served a similar position at my previous university which focused on encouraging participation in sport. I’ve been a dedicated member of the club since starting at KCL; a regular at track sessions, Bootcamp Runs, circuit training, competing when I can and cheering everyone on when I can’t. I intend to bring the same dedication to this role, and passion in executing my ideas for social running at KCLAXC:
- Build upon the success of this year’s Bootcamp Runs; ensure that the core principle of Bootcamp Runs as accessible to all is maintained throughout the year
- Students on placement, postgraduate students, and students who compete for other sports teams may be unable to attend the current Wednesday afternoon slot, I intend to look into adding additional Bootcamp Runs to address this.
- See more of London’s sights! Look into new routes, even ‘themed’ runs around the capital to keep things interesting and varied.
- Make good on the website’s promise to ‘head to the bar for a few drinks after the run’ now and then.
- Incorporate parkrun into the social running schedule; the parkrun ethos of free, all ability running mirrors that of KCLAXC social running, thus I intend to:
- Register KCLAXC/KCL Bootcamp as parkrun clubs, so that members can represent the club up and down the country
- Co-ordinate KCLAXC club member’s and social runner’s results in order to track progress and spark some friendly competition?
- Work closely with the distance and sprint captains to encourage social runners interested in training at club track sessions and facilitate their attendance
- ED MILLGATE
- KURAN KUMAR PATHAK
1: ED MILLGATE
Having acted as the Vice President for KCL Psych Society, I understand the importance of the Social Secretary.
As many of you would know, I am always up to PARTAY! However, having acted in an academic society, where it isn’t all about getting sloshed, I know the significance of incorporating other social events for society members. As Social Sec. I would strive to ensure that our members wouldn’t just be singular members, but be part of our wider community. Having only just joined Athletics this year, I was overwhelmed with how supportive this community is, and in this position I will endeavour to maintain this level of support, whilst providing exciting activities for current and new members.
I would like to thank Harry for the enormous amount of work he has done this year, and I hope (if I am elected) to try and fill his boots!
2: KURAN KUMAR PATHAK
Having a team as diverse in abilities as an athletics team it is important to have strong cohesiveness between the group. This is where social events and having a friendly face to go to is so important.
Since joining the club in September I feel I have very quickly created positive relationships with many of the other members. I’ve always found it easy to make friends and enjoy organising group events, which I have proven to be true in the last year. It is for this reason I believe I’d make a great social secretary in the coming year.
I’m eager to plan various events that would cater to different members interests, as a night out isn’t always going to appeal to everyone. As well as this I’d love the opportunity to help the fellow committee members push the less popular events and help build an overall strong team.
It’s not just about building cohesiveness within the team, as we need to show the rest of KCL who we are as well. I’d try and team up with other societies to hopefully interest more athletes as well as bring more attention to the club within the king’s community.
Overall I’m very excited at the prospect of being social secretary and having a stronger voice within the club in the coming year.
Kuran Kumar Pathak 🙂