Athletics

Duo storm to victories for Nene Valley Harriers in battle with ATC at Cranwell

Nene Valley Harriers had two individual winners as they travelled to RAF Cranwell for a match against the Air Training Corp’s (ATC) national team. Five teams of Nene Valley athletes made the trip, with Matt Dowling and Alex Hampson storming to impressive individual wins. The club’s athletes take part in the national finals for the ATC and their score is ...

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Nene Valley Harriers see off rivals en-route to strong placing at National Cross Country Championships

Nene Valley Harriers athletes left many of their rivals bogged down in the mud at the National Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The Wollaton Park course in Nottingham was set out to include many swamp like areas of the deer park, but local cross country experts thrived on the unforgiving terrain. A highlight was the battle between Nene Valley and ...

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Wilkinson shines for depleted Nene Valley Harriers at Frostbite League meet

A weakened Nene Valley Harriers team still performed admirably at the latest Frostbite League meet at Nene Park. With the Harriers under-strength, Yaxley Runners, Werrington Joggers and Eye Community Runners took full advantage of the late change in venue from March, finishing as second, third and fourth teams respectively in what was effectively a home race. The race was due ...

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Medals for top Nene Valley Harriers trio at Northern Indoor Athletics Championship

Three talented athletes won medals as Nene Valley Harriers kicked off their 2017 track and field season in style at the Northern Indoor Athletics Championship meet at Sheffield EIS Arena. Inspirational performances were the order of the day in the city of steel – and setting the scene was Zoe Lucas, who bounded home with a bronze medal in the ...

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Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships glory for Nene Valley Harriers as ace Alex leads the way

Nene Valley Harriers’ under-20 men won an impressive team gold at the Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships. Alex Hampson led them home by picking up individual bronze – and was followed by Niamh Payne and Bradley Spurdens in fourth and fifth respectively. Also on-song was Megan Ellison, who claimed the under-17 silver medal following a fine run. And there was another ...

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Super Sam storms to gold for Nene Valley Harriers at Cambridgeshire Cross Country Championships

Nene Valley Harrier Sam Oakley was the only local gold medalist at the Cambridgeshire Cross Country Championships in St Neots. There were, however, plenty of podium places and team medals won by athletes from the club. Oakley finished third in the under-13s race this time last year, but 12 months is a long time in athletics and his extra experience ...

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The fourth is with Spalding’s GB gold medallist Taylor at U23 Euros in Italy

Nene Valley Harrier Charlotte Taylor announced her arrival into the big time with a fourth place finish at the European Cross Country Championships under-23 race at Chianti in Sardinia on Sunday. The 22-year old from Spalding had qualified impressively for the Great Britain team in the trials at Liverpool last month, and started the race with conviction running towards the ...

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Nene Valley Harrier Hampson returns to his consistent best at Shipley Park

Alex Hampson’s finest hour in a Nene Valley vest came back in 2013 when he won the Under 17 South of England Cross-Country Championship. The long-striding 18-year-old has had his fair share of ups and downs since then but now seems to be returning to his consistent best. He demonstrated this with a sparkling run in the North Midlands Cross-County ...

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Fantastic four finish gruelling Winter Wolf event to boost the coffers of Young Dons FC

Four South Holland athletes have raised vital funds for Young Dons FC after completing the dreaded Winter Wild Wolf event at Stanford Hall. Mick Jackson, Adrian Dunbar, Amy Grogan and Chris Grogan (pictured) took on the gruelling event – despite knowing that it is classed as by far the toughest of the Wolf Runs. It involved a 10km cross country ...

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Girl power helps Nene Valley Harriers party in the park as Taylor leads the way

Nene Valley Harriers’ team were one of the star attractions as a soggy Wicksteed Park played host to the latest the North Midlands Cross Country League meeting. It was the first proper mudbath of the season, as the rain that had set in early in the morning continued to fall throughout the afternoon However, when the going gets tough Nene ...

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Nene Valley Harrier Nicky makes her mark on England bow at Glasgow

Nene Valley Harriers’ Nicky Morgan impressed on her England debut in the British and Irish Master’s Cross Country International at Glasgow on Saturday. The 46-year-old North Midlands League veteran’s cross country champion finished sixth in the B international race, competing against a field of top veteran runners from across the home nations. Morgan narrowly missed out on running in the ...

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Nene Valley Harriers go with the Flo at English National Cross Country Relays

Flo Brill lead the way for Nene Valley Harriers in the English National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield on Saturday. The fledgling Harrier ran the fastest leg of the day in the under-13 girls’ race for the second successive year. Brill completed the surprisingly mud free 2k course in 6.54.85mins, nearly ten seconds faster than any of her rivals, and ...

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Two category wins and record turnout as Nene Valley Harriers shine at Derby

Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed a hugely satisfying start to the cross country season at Derby with a winning display in the opening fixture of the North Midlands League. A record 75 athletes turned out for the club, turning Mark Eaton Park red, white and blue as the vests of the club just kept coming and coming. The girls provided the ...

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Youngsters ensure Nene Valley finish in style

Nene Valley’s youngsters completed their season in fine style with a fifth place finish in the Eastern Young Athletes League final at Stevenage.   Up against the region’s track and field powerhouses Bedford and Ipswich, the youngsters more than held their own and can perhaps consider themselves a little unfortunate not to have finished higher in a closely-fought contest.   ...

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Nene Valley Harriers conclude their Southern Athletics League campaign with a flourish

Defending champions Nene Valley Harriers shone on their Southern Athletics League finale with a wonderful win at Norwich. The Harriers, who finished third in the overall standings, edged a tight meeting that saw them up against Marshall Milton Keynes, Belgrave Harriers and City of Norwich. At a match where the team were driven by the fact that they had to ...

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Harriers toasting a sensational Sunday

Nene Valley Harriers showed that sensational Sundays aren’t just reserved for Olympians as they pulled off a fine East Anglian League victory at their home track.   With first place finishes for the senior men and ladies along with the under 15 and under 17 boys, Nene Valley were the dominant club after seeing off the challenge of a strong ...

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Coveted place for Nene Valley in league final

Nene Valley Harriers secured their place in the prestigious end of season Eastern Young Athletes League final with a solid performance at Norwich. The Harriers finished third out of eight teams on the day and were fourth overall in the final standings of a league which comprises 28 clubs. Now team manager Russ Prosser faces a selection headache before the ...

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Silver medal and new personal best for Spalding Grammar’s Hughes on England duty

South Holland-based sprint prodigy William Hughes represented England at the weekend – taking on the best athletes the home nations have to offer. The 15-year-old Nene Valley Harriers speedster travelled to Kent to take part in the Schools International Athletics Board Championship at Ashford and returned home with a silver medal and a new personal best (PB). The Spalding Grammar ...

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Girl power inspires Nene Valley Harriers to fine third place at Crawley meet

Nene Valley Harriers finished in third place at the fourth match of the Southern Athletics League at Crawley to edge closer to Division One survival. It was a day to remember for the Nene Valley ladies’ team, who had a magnificent day and massively outscored their opponents – amassing a score of 106 points compared to their nearest competitors 89 ...

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Ollie’s fine run tops list of strong showings from Nene Valley Harriers at Stamford 5k

There were two new names on the role of honour after Wednesday’s Stamford 5k – the third race of the 2016 Peterborough Grand Prix Series. Stuart Haw, of Peterborough AC, was fastest over the hilly and twisty course, racing to his maiden road race victory in a speedy time of 15.49mins. Although 22-year-old Haw controlled the race, he had to ...

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