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Invicta East Kent return to competitive action at Canterbury Academy while club runner Lily Coward competes for England

Invicta East Kent AC were back on track with a return to competition at their Canterbury Academy base.

The club hosted a two-part event last Thursday and on Sunday - the first event to return to the track since 2019.

Invicta East Kent club championships
Invicta East Kent club championships

The nature of the event was a club championships but this year was a little different as Invicta invited other clubs to take part as well with athletes from Thanet, Ashford and Folkestone all joining in.

The atmosphere was described as “very positive, with a real sense of togetherness across the various clubs.” Invicta wanted to create an event that everyone could be involved in and they did so with competitors ranging from under 11 to over 65.

Publicity officer Claire Battersby said: “We were delighted to watch athletes break through their personal bests and really challenge themselves to reach their goals. It was great to end the season on a high!”

The event would not have been possible without the hard work of the team of volunteers that make such events possible and the club wanted to say thank you to them and to the other clubs for joining i with the event.

*Away from Canterbury, Invicta’s Lily Coward (pictured far left) earned her England vest by competing nationally at the inaugural Leeds Inter Relays Championships where the team picked up the win in a great show of teamwork.

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