Archive for the ‘Relays’ Category

Sportshall boys dominate

October 23rd, 2012 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC U13 boys were outstanding at the Sportshall meeting in Tunbridge Wells romping to success with George Maher leading the way.
George won four of the five disciplines taking the vertical jump, triple jump, speed bounce and two lap race with second in the shot.
Second overall was teammate Jake Timmins with Kian Crawford fourth and Mathew Cranfield ninth.
The U15 boys were also on top form with Ben Isaac spurring them to the team victory topping the individual placings with victory in the triple jump and three second places.
In a clean sweep Jake Allcock was second overall with wins in the vertical jump and two lap race; Matt Brisley third winning the speed bounce and Alex Webb fourth.
The U13 girls also won their section and were also third team with Emilia Isaac leading the way in fourth overall capped by her victory in the two lap race.
Alexandra Prickett was sixth, Chloe Foord seventh, Faith Cox eighth, Jemma Coales ninth, Rebecca Humphries 11th and Ellie Atkins 13th.
Charlotte Tappenden was fourth overall in the U15 girls with a victory in the speed bounce and the team were second helped home by Hannah Owen fifth, Eleanor Potter sixth and Chloe Williams 13th.

The opening cross country meeting at Swanley saw the U15 boys enjoy success as the second team home led by fifth placed Declan Burton 14:15 with good support from Joe Briault in 10th 14:27, Kieran Eland 18th with 15:01 and Kyle Denning 20th with 15:26.
Neil Daughters won a poorly supported U20 mens race with 18:04 from teammate Andrew Robertson 18:11.
The senior women were sixth team led home by Janine and Jenny Brown in 22nd and 38th respectively with 21:20 and 22:23.
Candy Hawkins was 42nd in 22:53 with Amanda Jukes a couple of paces adrift in 22:55.
In the youngest races Jessica Carley had a fine run for fifth in the U13 girls with 9:50 while Marshall Smith was 25th in the boys with 13:18.
Ashford’s men were 10th with Matt Britton best placed in 30th with 36:35 from Kev Williams in 52nd with 38:49. Warren Uden 60th with 39:56, Dylan Thomas 102nd in 42:26 and Ian King 130th with 44:26.

Ashford’s best result in the recent relay championships was a fine bronze for the U13 girls’ 4x100m squad of Alex Prickett, Chloe Foord, Jess Box and Jaimee-Ann Heyes with 59.5 seconds.
The U15 girls 4x100m squad were seventh in their final with Charlotte Tappenden, Ciara Ewart, Ruby Cox and Eve Graham clocking 55.4.

Relay medals

September 17th, 2011 by News Desk

THIS year’s competition took place at the new track and field facility at Sutton Valence School. This event always generates excitement and eager anticipation as it is very much a team effort that involves everyone – athletes, team managers and parents.
For a number of reasons, there were fewer teams from Ashford but as always, Ashford AC came away with medals, 2 silvers, 3 bronze and many fine performances. The important outcome was that all the teams from Ashford got the batons round safely, the key requirement for success.
There were no club records achieved this year but neither were there any poor performances and athletes would have gained experience that will be of use for next year’s relays in the league competitions.
The senior women’s team, consisting of athletes from the under 20 and under 17 age group, took bronze in the 4 x 100m in a time of 52.1 s. and silver in the 4 x 400m in a creditable time of 4min 05.8s. The teams were Laura Hanagan (u20), Caroline Hatley (u20), Samantha Becket (u20) and Amelia Jones (u17) in the 4 x 400m and Laura Hanagan, Caroline Hatley, Samantha Beckett and Lucy Holmes (u20) in the 4 x 100m.
The Under 17 women’s team also gained success with silver in the 4 x 100m and bronze in the 4 x 200m. Sophie Hamlyn, Abbie Purkiss, Lauren Bamford and Kayleigh Miller-Leslie combined well to take the silver medal in the 4 x 100m final in a respectable time of 52.9s. Abbie, Lauren and Kayleigh were joined by Hester Hill for the 4 x 200m final to take the bronze medal in 1m 53.4s. Two medals for fine team work.
Temi Banwo, Ben Cox, Oliver Price and Tom Williams just missed out on a medal when they took fourth place in the Under 17 men’s 4 x 100m final in 46.7s. Their team mates in this age group, Aaron Kellow, Callum Burgess, Neil Daughters and Declan O’Driscoll fared less well in the 4 x 400m final, finishing in fifth place, getting the baton round in 4m 8.3s.
Fourth place in the Under 13 boy’s 4 x 100m final, was the result for the fine effort of the Ashford quartet of Jake Timmins, Kian Crawford, Joe Whitby and Elliott Rudd. Their time of 57.9s being not far behind the bronze medal place.
The Ashford under 13 girls group managed to have 2 teams in the 4 x 100m final. The Team1 of Hannah Owen, Ruby Cox, Chloe Ford and Emily Knight took another fourth place in 56.7s. Whilst their colleagues in the Team 2, Jess Carly, Jess Box, Eve Graham and Jamie-Ann Hayes came seventh in 62.6s. An excellent result to get both teams in the final.
The under 15 girl’s squad of Charlotte Tappenden, Emem Umoh, Ellie Gooding, Emily Hamlyn and Bethany Kimber, covered the 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m between them. The girl’s efforts gaining an excellent bronze medal in the longer race in 1m 54.7s., and 6th. in the 4 x 100m final in 54.0s.

Runners on course

June 2nd, 2011 by News Desk

Ashford Athletics Club men’s team are currently joint top of the East Kent Road Relays after a successful first two races at Folkestone and Minnis Bay.
At the first race at Folkestone the men’s squad of Matt Hogben, Matt Britton, Jack Wreathall and Anthony Forsyth finished only 14 seconds behind Invicta East Kent over the 59 minute race. The senior women’s Team of Amelia Jones, Kate Funnell and Chloe Forsyth also finished in second place behind Folkestone Running Club.
The Club also fielded a Vets women team who finished in second place behind Deal Tri with Candy Hawkins, Lesley Hall and Jenny Brown capping off a brilliant set of results for the club. The club also fielded a men’s B and C team with the B Team finishing in sixth place and the C Team in seventh respectively.

The second race at Minnis Bay took place last week and this time Matt Britton, Anthony Forsyth, Matt Hogben and Warren Uden managed to overhaul Invicta to win the race in an excellent time of 50 minutes.
Matt Britton produced an excellent run, running the 3.6 kilometre course in 11:59 and was just behind the quickest runner of the night. The men’s Team are now level on points with Invicta going into the third race at Victoria Park, Ashford on Tuesday June 7.