Athletics

Fine Anglian Schools runs from Nene Valley Harriers athletes

Nene Valley Harriers’ athletes made a massive contribution to the success of the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire teams in the Anglian Schools Cross Country Championships. With Suffolk, Norfolk and Northamptonshire also competing at Abingdon Park (Northampton), the Cambridgeshire team won an unprecedented five out of the eight age groups, while Lincolnshire came out on top in the intermediate girls’ race. Molly ...

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Peel impresses for Nene Valley Harriers at latest Parliament Hill run

By Barry Warne Molly Peel was the star turn for Nene Valley Harriers in the annual South of England Cross Country Championship mudfest at Parliament Hill Fields North London. The silver medallist in the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championship, staged in early January, more than held her own in a field featuring many of England’s best under-17 runners. Peel finished in ...

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Nene Valley Harriers go with the Flo at county runs

By Barry Warne Nene Valley Harriers were champions in Cambridgeshire and top of the listings in Lincolnshire as their athletes excelled in the county cross country championships. Leading the way in the Cambridgeshire event at St Neots was Flo Brill, who had an outstanding run to finish a minute ahead of the field in the under-15 girls’ race. She was ...

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Halmer Harriers’ Sue smashes her personal best at Skegness 10k

A host of personal best (PB) times were clocked as a host of Halmer Harriers took on Sunday’s Skegness 10k. The highlight for the Spalding club saw Sue Booth take over five minutes off her PB in only her second 10k, while Fiona Thomas ran under an hour (58.57mins) for the first time. Times: Fiona Thomas 58.57 (PB); Ade Mills ...

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Halmer Harriers runners set personal best times at Long Sutton 10k

Halmer Harriers were out in force at multiple events over the weekend – including the Long Sutton 10k. There, Colin Crump, Sophie Neal, and Gav Green all clocked personal best (PB) times as 14 Harriers all impressed. Also setting new PB times at Sunday’s Peterborough 10-Mile were Teresa Walton and Andrea Cooke. The Harriers were also at the Rutland Night ...

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Molly and Owen lead the charge for Nene Valley Harriers in North Midlands League

Nene Valley Harriers’ teenagers Molly Peel and Owen Wilkinson left the rest of the field standing in the North Midlands Cross Country League fixture at Kettering. The talented pair provided the icing on the cake to a fine display of distance running from Harriers athletes on a challenging Wicksteed Park course. In a textbook display of front running, Peel won ...

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Top teamwork as Nene Valley Harriers’ teen teams scrub up nicely

Nene Valley Harriers were on the run at Wormwood Scrubs as three teams took part in the South of England Cross Country Relays staged on the common close to the prison. The most arresting performance of the day came from the under-15 girls, who finished in a pleasing 19th place. All three athletes are in the bottom year of the ...

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Majestic Molly storms to huge win for Nene Valley Harriers in league opener

Molly Peel stole the show for Nene Valley Harriers in their North Midlands Cross Country League opener at Derby as she won the under-17 girls’ race by 44 seconds. Katie Tasker (sixth) and seventh-placed Amber Park, along with Peel’s fine result, helped the club to an overall team win. It was a good day for the Nene Valley girls, who ...

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Host of personal best times as Halmer Harriers compete on three fronts

Athletes from Spalding-based Halmer Harriers were out in force over the weekend. Be it at Swallow (West Lindsey) on Saturday, or York and Peterborough on Sunday, the team set some solid times over various distances. The appalling weather at Peterborough – constant rain for seven hours – provided an extra challenge for those taking part in the Perkins Great Eastern ...

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Excellent feedback for Halmer Harriers after ‘fantastic’ West Pinchbeck 10k

The Halmer Harriers-hosted West Pinchbeck 10K event attracted more than 300 entries – and was dubbed a major success. Winners on the day were Dominic Moszkal (33.12mins) and Beckie Dawson (42.30mins), while the Harriers were well represented by 18 of their own athletes. That included Sue Booth in what was her first-ever 10k run. She was awarded the club’s runner ...

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Halmer Harriers duo clock personal best times at coastal half marathon

Two Halmer Harriers members clocked new personal best (PB) times at the APB Humber Coastal Half Marathon over the weekend. Both Colin Crump (1.44.54hrs) and Steve Tucker (2.13.07hrs) shone at the Cleethorpes course, which was a tricky mixed surface race of trail, coastal path and road. Lisa Gill also finished in 2.13.07hrs, having paced for team-mate Tucker. Meanwhile, Liz Johnson ...

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Quartet of Halmer Harriers members impress at Great North Run

Four members of Spalding’s Halmer Harriers completed the Great North run on Sunday. Teresa Walton (2.13.54hrs), Amy St Quinton (2.18.15hrs), Liz Johnson (2.24.51hrs) and Nicky Hastings (2.24.52hrs) all impressed on Tyneside. Also in action was Dawn Allen, one of the club’s Couch to 5k graduates. She ran the East Coast Classic 10k at Mablethorpe in a time of 1.05.01hrs.

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Nene Valley Harriers veterans go on a Birmingham medal spree

By Barry Warne Nene Valley Harriers’ veteran athletes carried out a smash and grab close to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter last weekend. The scene of the raid was the British Masters Athletics Federation Championship at the Alexandria Stadium – and the Smith family were amongst the prolific plunderers. Clare Smith picked up the over-40 200m and 400m gold medals with clockings ...

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Fraser and Church impress for Nene Valley Harriers at Bedford event

By Barry Warne Athletes from Nene Valley Harriers were in fine form at the England Athletics under-15 and under-17 Track and Field Championship at Bedford. One of the highlights saw Freddie Fraser storm to gold over the 80m hurdles with a sizzling time of 10.91secs. Lydia Church went one better, winning two golds in the disability championship. Church, throwing into ...

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Halmer Harriers ace Andrea runs 8km event…while on holiday!

Two members of Spalding’s Halmer Harriers took on tough tests over the weekend. Despite being on holiday, the dedicated Andrea Cooke opted to compete in the Blanes Night Race in Spain. Cooke completed the hilly 8km course and finished in a very respectable time of 53.48mins. Team-mate Teresa Walton was also in action at the Kimbolton half-marathon. She managed to ...

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Wonderful Werrington win for Nene Valley Harriers star Sumskis

Nene Valley’s Edgars Sumskis won the Werrington 5k event as he edged out series champion Jake Richardson. Lincoln Wellington AC’s Richardson has won three of the five races in the series, but was well beaten by Sumskis who was making his debut over the distance on the road this season. The lead runners were well spread out with Sumskis speeding ...

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Francesca stars as Nene Valley’s teen talents impress in Eastern Young Athletes League

Nene Valley Harriers’ under-15 girls pulled off a fine victory in their Eastern Young Athletes League fixture at the Embankment Track – and the under-15 boys almost emulated them when finishing as runners-up. Francesca Fenwick pulled off a fine hat-trick of wins for the-under 15’s. She clocked 12.1secs to cross the line first in the 75m hurdles and added to ...

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Nene Valley Harriers book place in Eastern Masters Track and Field League final

Nene Valley Harriers’ older athletes can look forward to a Sunday outing to Milton Keynes after both the men and ladies qualified for the September finals of The Eastern Masters Track and Field League. Both teams finished as runners-up to King’s Lynn based Ryston Runners in the meeting at Corby. This also meant the Harriers came in second overall to ...

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Solid third place seals a historic UK Women’s Athletic League promotion for Nene Valley Harriers

A new chapter in the Nene Valley Harriers story was written when the club won promotion from the UK Women’s Athletic League Division Three in their first season of national level competition. Having led the league going into the season’s finale at Lee Valley the Harriers had a fighting chance of winning the division. But a solid third place on ...

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Super silver for Nene Valley thrower Lydia at England Athletics Para Championships

Teenage Nene Valley Harriers ace Lydia Church picked up the shot putt silver medal in the England Athletics Para Championships held at Sports City Manchester. The 18 year-old, who is the grand-daughter of Harriers founder member Ray Church, threw a distance of 10.39m and was only beaten by an Olympic medallist. Church competes in the F12 category for visually impaired ...

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