Kent Cross Country League Race 2 Report
Article by: Briony Walsh
Posted: 31st Oct 2018 by Lewis Smith
The second cross country race of the winter season commenced on Saturday 27th October in Tonbridge. It was a slightly colder day than the previous race, but still a dry day. The turnout of athletes from Ashford AC was once again brilliant, with 18 athletes competing. The Club had two wins, one for Oliver Prior (U20) and the other for Louis Small (U15) who took his second consecutive win.
Under 13 Boys (3km):
Liam Woodham was the lone soldier for Ashford AC's Under 13 Boys. He ran superbly, bettering his position from the last cross-country race by six places to come 64th in a time of 13m43s. Well done Liam!
Under 15 Boys (4km):
Twin brothers, Louis and Jack Small, were back making a huge impact. Louis took the win again with a time of 13m07s, with Jack bettering his position from the last cross-country race by four places to come 6th with a time of 13m50s. Spectacular performances for both, well done boys!
Under 17 Men (5km):
Adam Wood matched his position from the last race, with 6th, whilst running a faster time of 16m36s, so fantastic consistent running from him. Kristian Samwell-Nash ran off in true sprint style at the start of the cross country, finishing in 49th with a strong sprint finish. Kristian ran a time of 24m28s, well done Kris!
Under 20 Men (5km):
Oliver Prior won the Under 20's 5km race, in a brilliant time of 16m16s, great work! Harrison Tremain was 3rd with a smashing time of 17m08s. Strong performances boys, well done!
Senior Men (10km):
Marshall Smith (U20) ran in the Senior Men's race once again. Despite running the Great South 10 Mile Run the previous weekend, he still managed to place 12th out of a field of 221 runners, with a time of 34m17s. Well done Marshall! Nick Collins finished in a brilliant 39th with a time of 37m25s, which is an improvement on both time and position from the last race, so a fantastic performance for Nick. Gordon Steadwood also had a fantastic run (unfortunately Gordon's final result has not been published, Briony will be chasing this up though).
Under 15 Girls (4km):
Elisha Rogers ran another fabulous race, finishing in 21st and running a time of 17m35s. Frankie Stannard came 45th with a time of 20m05s, which is a huge improvement from her last race, well done Frankie! Anna Hinson also ran and came 52nd with a time of 21m36s. Fantastic results girls!
Senior Women (5km):
Gabi Stannard (U20) ran with the Senior Women and was placed 4th for Under 20 Women, with a time of 26m11s. Well done Gabi! Ashford AC had another full women's team out in force, with Gemma Carter Collins bettering her position and time in this race with 12th and a time of 20m24s. Briony Walsh also bettered her position, coming 15th with a time of 20m30s. Becky Dyer came 82nd, a brilliant comeback for Becky after sustaining an injury earlier in the year. Nicki Buckman ran a big run, finishing in 139th with a time of 33m11s.
Thanks to all that competed and helped out. We look forward to seeing you all at the next race!