Cole­man wins again

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - All The Week’s Ac­tion... -

Michael Cole­man claimed his sec­ond vic­tory in suc­ces­sive weeks, win­ning the Deal Di­nosaur 10k on Sun­day.

Cole­man fol­lowed up his win over the same dis­tance at New Rom­ney by lead­ing South Kent Har­ri­ers to the team ti­tle in 32 min 43secs.

Har­ri­ers had three other fin­ish­ers in the top eight.

Sam Rigby was third in 34.44, and Ali Scott sev­enth (37.01), one place and one sec­ond ahead of team-mate John Cre­ane. Glen Abel was 24th (41.40), and James Roberts 76th (47.40).

Har­ri­ers are in­creas­ing their be­gin­ners classes to twice weekly – Tues­days and Thurs­days at 6.15pm, start­ing from Sandgate Row­ing Club.

Also at Deal, Ash­ford AC’s Candy Hawkins was 57th over­all, fourth lady and sec­ond vet fe­male in 45.39.

Ash­ford AC pole vault star El­lie Good­ing claimed a sil­ver medal as she rep­re­sented her coun­try in a home coun­tries in­ter­na­tional match in Dublin on Satur­day.

The 16-year-old Folke­stone star –who was cho­sen to cap­tain the Eng­land girls – fin­ished sec­ond on count­back to com­pa­triot Abi­gail Roberts af­ter both cleared 3.80m.

Ash­ford AC’s Good­ing only cleared the bar at the third at­tempt, while Roberts’ first­time clear­ance proved the dif­fer­ence, al­though Good­ing did at­tempt three vaults at 3.90m which would have won the com­pe­ti­tion.

Mean­while Good­ing has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent the South East re­gion at the UK Schools Games in Sh­effield in Septem­ber.

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