Coleman wins again
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.