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Small Helps England Win Team Gold Medal

Posted: 1st Apr 2019 by Lewis Smith

Ashford Athletic Club’s young distance running star, Louis Small, finished off his incredible cross country season by helping England win the team gold medal. Louis competed in his second international for England, racing at the SIAB Schools’ International Cross Country Championships in Dublin.

Louis’ Team Gold has now added to his Kent team gold medal from the National Inter-Counties Championships, and his haul of county, regional and national gold medals over the winter season.

Louis and his twin brother Jack will now be swapping the mud and rain to join Ashford Athletic Club’s successful track and field team over the summer season.

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National Medals for Ashford Athletes

Posted: 25th Mar 2019 by Lewis Smith

Ashford AC’s young cross country athletes helped the Kent Cross Country Team win two Gold’s and a Bronze medal at the English Schools’ Championships, in Leeds, on the 16th March. The English Schools’ Championships are a set of annual Championships, for all events, for school-age athletes who are chosen by merit to represent their county nationally.  

After an amazing first season of distance running, Ashford AC twins Louis and Jack Small helped Kent Schools’ with the first Gold medal for the Intermediate Boys team. Louis went off with the leading group from the start and then settled in for a cold, wet and muddy race. As the race unfolded, he found himself slipping back through the field. However, towards the end of the race he put in a powerful surge to claim an individual Bronze medal at his first English Schools’ Championships. He finished the race in a time of 16mins 55sec, with Jack just behind in a time of 17mins 58secs. After the race, Louis was selected to represent England Schools at the SIAB International in Dublin on the weekend just gone. 

Ashford AC runner, Adam Wood, was also involved in helping Kent to a Senior Boys Team Gold Medal. Adam ran well, covering a distance of 6.7km in 23mins 15secs.  

The weekend was completed with Sienna Bates running extremely well over the very muddy and hilly 3km course, helping the Kent Junior Girls Team to a Bronze medal.

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All images above taken by woodentops.org.uk - http://woodentops.org.uk/


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