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Ashford top final meeting

August 1st, 2010 by News Desk

SISTERS Rachel and Laura Hanagan had an outstanding day for Ashford in the final National Junior League meeting at the Julie Rose Stadium.
Despite winning the meeting Ashford had to settle for third overall in the Medway division behind Cambridge and Medway & Maidstone.
The sisters shared five victories between them including three personal bests and a season’s best.
Rachel claimed victory in the U20 100m event in a season best 12.7 with Ellie Campbell second in the B race with 13.6; was second in the 100m hurdles in a personal best 15.6 while Laura also had a best of 16.5 in winning the B race.
Laura had another best of 1.45m in winning the B high jump in a double with Deborah Martin who took the A honours with 1.60m and Laura also won the A triple jump with 9.72 in another double with Joanna Norman winning the B event in a personal best 9.01m.
Rachel also won the B javelin with 17.20m with Caroline Hatley fifth in the A event with 17.47m. Caroline was also  second in the B shot.
The javelin proved quite productive for Ashford with Chris Blandford second in the A event with a personal best 50.46m while Jake Berry won the B competition in another best with 37.69m.
Chris had another best in the A hammer second with 19.58m while Quazim Omotusho had a string of personal bests winning the B hammer with 15.54m;  fifth in the A shot with 9.74m and sixth in the discus with 28.28m.
It was a busy day for most of the squad Ellie Campbell also third in the B 200m and second in the B long jump with 4.08m with Debbie Martin third in the A event with 4.77m. Sam Beckett was fourth in the A 200m (26.8); third in the  A 400 hurdles in 69.6 and second in the B discus with a personal best 16.21m.
Amber Regardsoe picked up valuable points second in the A discus with 24.85m; third in the shot with 8.99m and fifth in the A hammer with 22.39m while Warren Uden won the B 2000m steeplechase in 7:45.7 and was third in the 3000m in a personal best 10:18.2.
Ashford’s other victory came in the 4x400m in a club best of 4:07.4 with the 4x100m B squad were second in another best of 50.4.
Aaron Kellow scored well with third in the B 800m in a personal best 2:11.9 and second in the B 3000m with 11:20.1 while Andrew Robertson ran a personal best 2:09.8 in the A 800m; was fourth in the 1500m and fourth in the steeplechase. Neil Daughters ran a personal best 4:58.3 for second in the B 1500m.
George Huxley had a superb personal best of 63.9 for second in the 400m hurdles  while Dan Weaver had a seson’s best 5.67m for second in the long jump with Tom Williams third in the A event with 6.07m. Weaver was also fourth in the A triple jump with a personal best 11.56m.
Blake Robinson was second in the B shot and fourth in the B discus while Caitlin Dock was third in the pole vault and Tom Williams third in the A long jump.

Bronze for Rachel

January 20th, 2010 by News Desk

RACHEL Hanagan took bronze for Ashford AC at the South of England Indoor championships at the Lee Valley Centre.

She shone in the U20 women’s triple jump with 10.57m off a very short run up and sister Laura  finished 5th in U17  triple jump with 9.72m off also off a short approach.

Caitlin Dock made the U17 women’s 60m semi finals running a personal best of 8.6s and ran well in her heat of 200m with 29.04.

Abbie Purkis reached the U15 60m semi final in U15 with 8.63s and ran well in the 200m with 28.69.

Stevie Walder set a new indoor personal best  of 25.52 in the 200m and also ran well in his U17  60m heat clocking 7.8 seconds.

Sam Beckett made the U20 women’s 200m semi final with an indoor PB of 27.5 and ran another personal best of 8.37s in her 60m heat.

24 Shortcuts To Your New PB (Preview)

November 26th, 2009 by Suzanne

By Matthew Ray, November’s Runner’s World

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=4562

We asked the experts for the 24 best ways to transform your race performance – and push your personal best into new territory (non-subscriber preview)

Start racing faster

“To improve your time, you’re going to need to run faster throughout the race, not just at the finish. Many racers start too slowly and then end up running too quickly at the end. You need to get up to race pace earlier on and stay there. The key thing is to get your warm-up strategy right and include some faster 200m sections where you take longer strides to drive your heart rate higher. Practise your warm-up routine before the race so that you can get it right on the day.” Mick Woods, GB athlete coach

Run off-road pyramids

“Beating your PB requires pure leg speed as well as endurance. You use more muscles running off-road, (more…)