Athletics

High Prosser praise as Nene Valley Harriers’ youngsters shine once again

Nene Valley Harriers’ young track and field team enjoyed their day in the spotlight at Bedford in the finals of the Eastern Young Athletes League. Having battled to qualify by finishing in the top six in the league, the athletes knew they’d be in for some tough competition against the region’s elite. Despite finishing fifth out of the six teams ...

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Flawless Nene Valley Harriers seal Southern League title with perfect record

Nene Valley Harriers completed their amazing season in the Southern Athletics League as champions with a 100 per cent record. Harriers first won the league two years ago – but confirmation did not come for a few days due to the close match point. This time was different, as there were no doubts after Nene Valley enjoyed a flawless record ...

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Nene Valley Harriers pair clinch overall Grand Prix glory despite Kempson win

Lloyd Kempson won the final race of the Peterborough Grand Prix 5k season at Werrington – but Nene Valley Harriers stars Michael Channing and Grace Mullins confirmed themselves as worthy winners of the series. Indeed, Mullins completed the summer with a 100 per cent record of winning all four of the races that she entered after also sealing glory at ...

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Nene Valley Harriers book their place in Masters final after top Embankment performance

By Barry Warne Nene Valley Harriers hunted down their prey at the Embankment Track as their veteran men were joint winners at a vital Eastern Masters League match –meaning they have qualified for the September finals. Several star Harriers had flown the nest for Denmark, to compete for international honours in the European Masters Championship – but they were still ...

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Spalding’s Taylor finishes 27th in World Championships final

Spalding native Charlotte Taylor finished 27th in the women’s 10,000m final at the IAAF World Championships at London on Saturday. The 23-year-old Nene Valley Harrier, who is a former Spalding High School pupil, was up against the likes of world record holder Almaz Ayana – who won the gold medal at the Olympic Stadium. Taylor clocked 32.51.33mins and was the second ...

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Top results across the events as consistent Nene Valley Harriers seal win

Consistency was the name of the game for Nene Valley Harriers as they notched up a convincing East Anglian League victory at Bury St Edmunds. Despite their only age category wins coming in the girls and boys under-15 competitions, the Harriers didn’t finish lower than third out of the seven competing clubs in any of the age groups, and the ...

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Nene Valley Harriers edge closer to sealing British Athletics League promotion spot

Nene Valley Harriers are looking well placed for a return to Division Three of the British Athletics League after a fine performance in their League Two match at Bedford. Two promotion places were up for grabs before the meeting last Saturday, but this has become one after Trafford AC won the day, and with it a step up a level ...

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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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