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Givaudan Ashford 10K Medal Design Competition

Posted: 8th Feb 2019 by Lewis Smith

As many are aware, the Givaudan Ashford 10K is an annual race that is hosted by the Club. The event is the main fundraiser for the Club. The race is renowned to be one of the best 10K races in the South of England, receiving up to 1200 entries every year. 

The race is known for providing great medals to all finishers. The 2018 race received a lot of positive feedback regarding the medal design. However, this year, we are running a competition for all athletes, families, coaches, and all those associated with Ashford AC to design a medal. The winner will receive a gift card and will have their design made into a real medal, which will be given out to 1200 runners. Furthermore, the winner will have an amazing opportunity to start the main race!! A picture of the 2018 medal is available below.

The deadline for designs to be sent in is Monday, 1st April 2019. We look forward to seeing everyone’s creativity!

Please send designs to


Winner of Women in World Athletics (WIWA) Commentary Initiative Announced

Posted: 2nd Feb 2019 by Lewis Smith

Katie Hamilton Wins Women in World Athletics (WIWA) Commentary Initiative!

Women in World Athletics (WIWA) is an initiative that was launched by UK Athletics in 2013. It aims to increase the involvement of women in the sport at all levels and in all functions and roles. 

Back in December, WIWA invited women who are looking to develop a career in sports media to send in their commentary over the top of one key moment from the 2018 SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships series. One person was to be picked and would join the commentary team for the live stream coverage of the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham (9-10 Feb). Further to this, the winner would also be invited to a special sports media session as part of the 7th WIWA conference.

The winner was Katie Hamilton, 29, of Ashford AC, following a superb entry covering Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s winning leap of 6.71m in the women’s long jump last year. The commentary was judged by a panel consisting of WIWA Founder and British Athletics’ Major Events Director Cherry Alexander, former British international marathoner and regular in-stadium lead commentator Geoff Wightman, and former 2008 Olympic finalist Jeanette Kwakye.

Alongside the experienced commentary team of Kris Temple and former 800m athlete Jenny Meadows, Katie will now get the opportunity of a lifetime to get behind the mic and commentate on the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships. This will be live streamed via the British Athletics website on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February 2019.


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