Introduction

Candy is a member of the Great Britain Deaf Athletics Team.  She achieved two bronze medals in the 2005 Deaflympics, and was selected to carry the flag for the GB team.  She has broken British and World records over varying distances.

Profile

Date of birth: 26 February 1971

Borough/District:  Ashford

Club:  Ashford AC

Career highlights

  • 2016: 7th place in the 5000m at the World Deaf Athletics Championships in Bulgaria
  • 2016: 7th place at the British Masters Cross Country Championships (V40)
  • 2015: Selected to compete for GB at the Deaf European Championships
  • 2014: Gold in the 5000m in Veterans age group at Kent County Masters Championships, Bromley
  • 2014: 6th place in the 1500m and 5th place in the 5000m at the British Masters Athletics Federation, Birmingham
  • 2014: Bronze medal in the 8km and 4th place in the 4km at the European Deaf Cross Country Championships held in Poland
  • 2013: 2nd place in the Vets 5000m and 4th place in the 1500m at the British Masters Athletics Federation
  • 2012: 5th place in the 1500m and 4th place in the 5000m at the British Masters Championships
  • 2011: 4th place in the 5000m at the European Deaf Athletics Championships held in Kayseri, Turkey
  • 2010: 7th place in both the 4000m and 8000m at the European Cross Country for the Deaf held in Baile Felix, Romania
  • 2009: 4th place in the 5000m at the Deaflympics held in Taipei, Taiwan
  •  2009: Gold medal in the W35 5000m at the Kent Championships held in Tonbridge, Kent
  • 2009: Gold medal in the 5000m at the Deaflympics Open Meeting held in Stoke-On-Trent, UK
  • 2009: Silver medal in the W35 1500m at the BMAF Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Lee Valley Athletics Centre, London
  • 2008: Ranked 2nd for the Deaf in the UK for both the 800m and 1500m
  • 2006: Named as BBC South East Sports Personality of the Year
  • 2006: Silver medal in the 800m and bronze medal in the 400m at the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships held in Birmingham, UK
  • 2006: Bronze medal in the 4000m at the European Cross Country Championships for the Deaf held in Oeiras, Portugal
  • 2005: Bronze medals in both the 800m and 1500m at the Deaflympics held in Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004: World Record holder for the 10,000m
  • 2004: Silver medal in the 1500m and bronze medal in the 800m at the European Indoor Deaf Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2003: Gold medal in the 1500m and silver medal in the 800m at the European Deaf Athletics Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2003: Silver medals in both the 800m and 1500m at the Kent Championships held in Ashford, Kent
  • 1998: Gold medals in both the 800m and 1500m at the European Indoor Deaf Championships held in Dortmund, Germany
  • 1997: Gold medals in both the 800m and 1500m at the World Games for the Deaf held in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1996: Gold medals in both the 800m and 1500m at the International Meeting held in Erfurt, Germany
  • 1995: Gold medal in the 800m and silver medal in the 400m at the European Deaf Athletics Championships held in Lausanne, Switzerland