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Steeplechase Training Starts

March 2nd, 2014 by Stella

Steeplechase Training Starts 5th March. 6.30pm at Julie Rose Stadium. These sessions suitable for athletes aged 13 and above. All coaches welcome.
Athletes will need to pay stadium admission fee. steeplechase

Senior Ladies Create History

February 27th, 2014 by Stella

On Saturday the Ladies travelled to Nottingham for the National XC Championships to complete their mission to compete in the Kent Championships XC, Southern Championships XC and the Nationals. After only deciding to do all three races in December and get themselves fit for the three races. It was always going to be a tough mission, overcoming breaks to have children, run marathons, and career changes, a far cry from the Bronze Team Medals Becky Weller and Janine Brown won in the U20 National Championship 13 Years ago to go with their Southern Team Medals. Still our ladies did not disappoint. Janine Brown made the difficult decision to withdraw from the team after the Southern XC because of injury but travelled to Nottingham as Team Manager and support the Yellow and black Army, it was left to Candy Hawkins, Becky Weller & Amanda Jukes to lead the team after a last minute drop out from the team, this meant they would not count in the team standings because it was 4 to count. However not to be deterred the girls gave 110%, Candy Led the girls in 389th followed closely by Amanda in 408th and Becky rounding out the team 554th. Well done ladies. Mission Accomplished :))
Pictured Left to Right Amanda Jukes, Janine Brown, Candy Hawkins, Becky Weller

Southern XC Championships Report

February 27th, 2014 by Stella

The Senior Ladies were in Action in the South of England XC Championships in London At Parliament Hill, Janine Brown and Becky Weller were to again team up after they last ran the course when they won Team Gold as U20 Women almost 13 years ago. They was joined by Amanda Jukes returning to full fitness and Candy Hawkins a regular to this course. The Senior Ladies did well finishing 54th in the team standings, which considering they all only started getting back getting into shape a month ago is a fantastic accomplishment. Candy finished in 258th, Janine 260th, Becky 300th and 361st to round out the teams performance.
Liam Burke was in action in the U20 men’s race and finished 105th on return from injury. Amelia Jones finished 61st in the U20 women.
Dec Burton continued his fine run of form, finishing 44th in the U17B race. Marshal Smith was in action in the U15B race ran a well judged race to finish in the middle of the field.