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Ashford & District AC's Lesley Clancy wins gold, silver and bronze at European Masters Athletics Championships in Madeira

Ashford & District AC runner Lesley Clancy brought home the medals from the European Masters Athletics Championships in Madeira.

Clancy, making her European debut, won a full set of gold, silver and bronze across two events.

Lesley Clancy collects her bronze medal
Lesley Clancy collects her bronze medal

The Dungeness woman helped Great Britain to V50 team gold in the half marathon, with her time of 1hr 47min 4sec securing individual bronze in her age group and 19th place overall.

Clancy’s silver medal came in the 2k women’s relay where she ran the second leg of three for the V35 team.

Ashford clubmate Andrew Noble, who lives in Hythe, finished 50th in the half marathon in a time of 1:37.07.

Andrew Noble in action in Madeira (43146909)
Andrew Noble in action in Madeira (43146909)

Elsewhere, Ashford & District members took part in the first round of the Gravesend Cyclopark Floodlight Series.

Paul Moses completed a windy 10k in an impressive 41.04, with Adrian Beresford not far behind in 45.09.

The 5k loop saw Rhian Shrimplin speed round in a personal best of 20.35, finishing fourth woman overall.

Cris Francis followed closely in 21.05, with Alison Waters posting a PB of 22.04.

Ashford runners showed grit and determination taking on the windy, muddy and undulating Maverick Adidas Terrex Original race at Blean Woods.

Edward Roger (43142691)
Edward Roger (43142691)

Edward Roger completed the half marathon distance in 2:04.21, ahead of Keith Lynn (2:28.17) and Helen Weeden (2:40.20).

Jonny Wells took second place in the 10k, crossing the line in 43.21.

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