Posts Tagged ‘Candy Hawkins’

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

Second in Southern League

August 13th, 2011 by News Desk

ASHFORD finished second in the Southern League match at Harrow and will be looing for another good result in the final match at Tonbridge on Saturday (20th).
Gareth Morris was outstanding for the men with victories in the A 400m (50.4) and 400m hurdles (53.6) and there was a double in the pole vault won by luke Williams with 3.85m with Stuart Chisholm taking the B points with 3.20m.
Matt Smiley had a win in the B high jump as both he and Matt Hogben cleared 1.80m and Smiley was also second in the A long jump.
Ashford picked up good points in the triple jump with Matt Morsia second in the A event (14.68m) and young Nathan Fatola winning the B jump with a fine 12.76m.
Chris Blandford took the B javelin with 52.09m just behind teammate Peter Wickens who notched a fine 53.41 to be just edged out in the A contest.
Pete Davey swept to victory in the 110m hurdles and Lee Swinbourne won the B discus after good points in the shot and hammer. Veteran Jon Ward gained a good spread of points in the field events.
Gary Carr, Fatola and Ashley Cochrane covered the sprints with the middle distance events picked up by Matt Hogben, Warren Uden, Dylan Jones and Kev Williams.
The women picked up two doubles Stevie Langford and Debbie Martin winning the long jump with 1.66 and 1.60 respectively and the 100m hurdles points were claimed by Caroline Hatley and Emmeline Rendell. Stevie and Debbie also picked up seconds in the triple jump.
Amelia Jones showed her versatility with a win in the 2000m steeplechase and second in the 800m while Emmeline won the A pole vault with3.10m with Stevie second in the B event.
Rachel Hanagan had a win in the B shot and third in the hammer and young Kirsten Hooten had an excellent 23.58m to win the B javelin with third in the discus.
Veterans Candy Hawkins and Vicky Clarke weighed in with good points while Sam Beckett, Abbie Purkis and Briony Walsh also scored well in the sprints.
Match result: Harrow 204, Ashford 188, Nene Valley 160, Blackheath & Bromley 146.

Full set for Lesley

June 28th, 2011 by News Desk

ASHFORD AC’s Lesley Hall has completed a full set of medals recently at veterans events.
She took a fine silver at the British Masters 10,000m championships at Oxford in 43 minutes 23 seconds and followed up with gold at the Kent championships at Dartford over the same distance improving with 42:41.
Then there was a bronze in the British Masters 5,000m in Brimingham clocking 20:59.
Teammate Candy Hawkins secured a fine win in the Southern Counties Vets 40 champions despite difficult windy conditions with 20:07.7 and followed that up with the fifth overall in the senior women’s 3,000m race in the Kent championships at Dartford with 11.35.6.
The promising Amelia Jones was the fastest U20 runner with a personal best 11:06.9.