Athletics

Nene Valley Harriers close to another Southern League crown after impressive Crawley win

Nene Valley Harriers have one hand on the Southern Athletics League Division One title after winning a top-of-the-table clash at Crawley. The Harriers went into the fixture top of the league, but were facing Blackheath & Bromley Harriers and Dartford Harriers – placed second and third in the league respectively – as well as hosts Crawley AC, themselves not far ...

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In-form Spalding ace Taylor makes Team GB squad for World Championships

Spalding native Charlotte Taylor has been selected for the Great Britain squad for next month’s next month’s IAAF World Championships in London. Taylor, of Nene Valley Harriers, will compete in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium event, which runs from August 4-13. That means the South Holland ace will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of reigning 5000m and ...

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Nene Valley Harriers youngsters produce consistent showing in impressive victory

Nene Valley Harriers’ youngsters did the club proud yet again with an impressive victory in their Eastern Young Athletes League match at Peterborough Athletics Arena. The Harriers squad were consistent across the age groups with the under-13 and under-15 boys winning their categories while the under-17 boys and all three girls teams finished as runners-up in the six team contest. ...

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Channing and Mullins lead the way after a dominant display

Nene Valley Harriers dominance of this year’s Peterborough 5k Grand Prix continued at Eye with wins in both the men’s and ladies races.   Michael Channing was first over the line in a time of 16.30 with fellow Harrier James McCrae next home eight seconds further back.   On one of the hottest June days for years, the temperature had ...

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Nene Valley Harriers stay top of Southern League table after amazing victory

A depleted Nene Valley Harriers senior squad rallied to an impressive victory in the third round of the Southern League at Colchester. The Harriers, who went into the fixture as table-toppers, were facing the third, fourth and seventh placed teams in this match – and the squad was without athletes who were attending the England Athletics under-20 and under-23 championships ...

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Spalding speedster Charlotte storms to big 10,000m win at Oregon event

Spalding’s Charlotte Taylor continued her incredible season in America by winning the NCAA 10,000m Championship in Eugene Oregon. Taylor, of Nene Valley Harriers and San Francisco University, ran a tactically astute race and crossed the line in 32.38.57mins. She finished four seconds ahead of fellow English athlete Alice Wright, who she pulled away from in a decisive move just before ...

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Nene Valley’s veterans take over at the top of Eastern League table

Nene Valley Harriers men’s track and field team stormed to the top of the Eastern Veterans League table after a great showing at King’s Lynn. Finishing runners-up in the meeting behind host club Ryston Runners, Nene Valley had their sprinters and throwers to thank for a successful evening of athletics. Dave Brown won the over-35 200m in 23.7secs, while Ricky ...

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Dominant display as Nene Valley Harriers roar to East Anglian League victory

Nene Valley Harriers secured an emphatic victory in last Sunday’s East Anglian League clash at the Embankment Track. The Nene Valley athletes attained numerous individual victories as they won six of the age groups, but were particularly dominant in the senior ladies’ age group – winning virtually everything on the track. Georgie Ivens won both the 100m and 200m with ...

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Race aces Kempson and Mullins on-song with Ferry Meadows victories

The Nene Valley Harriers production line remains in good working order as two of its graduates – Lloyd Kempson and Grace Mullins – won the first race of the 2017 5k Grand Prix series at Ferry Meadows. Kempson, who has recently switched allegiance to Cambridge and Coleridge AC but will continue to represent Nene Valley on the track, has made ...

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Dominant Nene Valley Harriers ease to Eastern Young Athletes League victory

Nene Valley Harriers’ young athletes were too hot for the opposition to handle in their Eastern Young Athletes League fixture at Cambridge. The incredibly talented teenagers won four of the six age group categories as they dominated the match from first to last. First place finishes came thick and fast, and at under-17 level Ronan Rawlings won both the 100 ...

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Super second spot for Nene Valley Harriers at British League meet in Manchester

Nene Valley Harriers’ men’s track and field team pulled off a remarkable result to finish second in their British League fixture at Manchester. Seriously depleted due to holidays, illness and injury, the squad travelled north with thoughts of a damage limitation exercise – but returned home as a team of heroes. Nene Valley have a reputation for recruiting many of ...

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Nene Valley Harrier Wright impresses with strong London showing

Chris Wright did himself and Nene Valley Harriers proud with a 75th place finish in the Vitality London 10,000m last Monday. It was the 25-year-old’s first race since April’s London Marathon, and he returned to the capital full of confidence after a pleasing marathon debut. Wright clocked a time of 32.40mins on a circuit which took in many of the ...

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Dominant Nene Valley Harriers roar to brilliant Southern League win at Bedford

Nene Valley Harriers pulled off an exciting victory in their Southern League Division One fixture at Bedford last Sunday. Leading after the opening race – the 400m hurdles, in which Sean Reidy and captain Dave Bush gave the Harriers maximum points – the 2015 league champions maintained a narrow lead all afternoon. And, just as the lead looked to be ...

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Golds galore for Nene Valley Harriers athletes at Cambridgeshire championships

Athletes from Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed a gold-rush in the 2017 Cambridgeshire track and field county championships at Peterborough’s embankment track. Despite splitting their athletes between the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire championships, the medal podium seemed to be permanently occupied by the red, white and blue Nene Valley vests. The Harriers picked up 14 gold medals along with plenty of silvers ...

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Top award for Nene Valley’s Donovan after throwing a championship best in double win

Donovan Capes stole the show with a stellar performance as a squad of 26 athletes attended the Lincolnshire County Championships at Grantham on Saturday. Capes – who is the grandson of South Holland legend Geoff Capes – was awarded the trophy for the performance of the championships. The Nene Valley Harriers youngster threw the discus a massive 29.55m to not ...

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Consistent Nene Valley Harriers get new EYAL season off to a strong start

Nene Valley Harriers got their Eastern Young Athletes’ League season off to a fine start in the opening fixture at the Embankment as they finished second behind last season’s unbeaten champions Ipswich AC. Consistency was the name of the game, with all the Nene Valley age group teams finishing in the top three, with the exception of the under-17 girls. ...

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Spalding’s Taylor smashes 5k best and defeats ex-USA champion in stellar show

Nene Valley Harrier Charlotte Taylor delivered another world class performance at the Peyton Invitational meeting in Stanford, California. Having shattered her 10,000m personal best time (PB) in March with a 32.11.80mins clocking, the 23-year-old from Spalding took on some of the world’s finest over 5,000m. Taylor didn’t disappoint, finishing 13th in a time of 15.29.07mins – an improvement of 36 ...

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Spalding native Taylor clocks incredible 10,000m time at California meeting

Nene Valley Harrier Charlotte Taylor continued to enhance her reputation on the world stage with a stunning run over 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational meeting in California. The San Francisco University student obliterated her previous personal best (PB), running 32.11.80mins and finishing fourth in a high-class field containing many internationals and Olympians. Not only did Taylor run a world class ...

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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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