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Ashford & District 10K

Posted: 5th Feb 2018 by Lewis Smith

Ashford AC athletes were out in force, for the Ashford & District 10K road race, at the weekend. The conditions were particularly challenging, in very cold and slippery conditions, as well as sleet and strong winds. However, Ashford Athletic Club distance runners have been training hard over the winter, targeting this race to give a good team performance. 

They certainly did, with nine of the ten athletes getting personal bests, and of the five-hundred-and-sixty-seven finishers, Ashford AC had seven athletes in the top twenty-five first home. The team were led by Marshall Smith (U20) who finished an impressive sixth place overall (33m34s), in a very strong field made up of all age groups. Gerard O’Sullivan who finished twenty-first overall (38m05s) was first in the veteran-50 category. Ashford AC also fielded a very strong team of five under 17-year-old athletes for this gruelling race, so the future for distance running in Ashford is looking very good!


Full AAC results are as follows: 

Marshall Smith (U20M) – 33:34 (PB) - 6th
Nick Collins (V40M) – 35:46 (PB) - 13th
Harrison Tremain (U17M Road) – 38:01 (PB) - 19th
William Knight (U17M Road) – 38:04 (PB) - 20th
Gerard O’Sullivan (V50M) – 38:05 - 21st
Daniel Fitch (U17M) – 38:51 (PB) - 24th
Benjamin Smith (U15M Road) – 39:05 (PB) - 25th
Ciara Mackey (U17W) – 47:51 (PB) - 135th
Jenny Wilton (V45W) – 50:59 (PB) - 200th
Gordon Steadwood (V50M) – 56:16 (PB) - 323rd



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