Athletics

Megan continues to impress in pole vault

Megan Reid achieved a new Pole Vault personal best (PB) at the latest in the series of Turnbulls Tommy Clay Track and Field Development events. The first year under-17, who has only recently taken up the event, cleared 1.78m for a new PB. Reid also won the under-17 women’s shot with a putt of 6.75m and cleared 8.10m in triple ...

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Reid shines on pole vault debut at latest Tommy Clay track and field meet

Athletes from South Holland put on impressive showings in ideal conditions at the seventh Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series meeting this season. Under-17 Megan Reid had a really good evening in Boston, making her debut in the pole vault having only recently taken up the event. In the first of the two women’s pole vault competitions held ...

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Two gruelling runs in as many days for Andrew as Halmer Harriers return

Spalding’s Halmer Harriers were out in force last weekend as they competed at three different events. Leading the charge was Andrew Hooker, who completed 20 miles at Oundle on Saturday before doing a half-marathon at Grimsthorpe the following day. The South Holland club also had a clutch of athletes at the Mid-summer 10k in Peterborough. Results: Mid-summer 10k (Peterborough): Martin ...

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South Holland young guns go on personal best spree at latest Tommy Clay round

Nine South Holland athletes competed in the third round of this season’s Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series on Friday. In fine and still conditions, a number of them managed to achieve personal best (PB) performances. Hayden Quantrill was on fine form as he won the under-15 boys’ 80m hurdles (17.5secs), shot (7.23m) and high jump (1.15m). At ...

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Young guns on fine form

The second round of Turnbulls Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series once again saw South Holland athletes in fine form on Friday night. At under-13 level, Jack Clark-Atkins impressed in his first triple jump contest at the Boston venue with 9.06m, while also competing in both the javelin and 200m. In the under-13 girls’ section, Issy Reid also impressed ...

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Athletes finally back on the track

South Holland athletes were back on the track on Friday night as they competed in the first round of the Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series. No less then 49 athletes in total were in action at the Boston and District Athletics Club event at The Tommy Clay Track, which adhered to strict COVID-19 protocols. Indeed, the meeting ...

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A host of glowing tributes are paid to Holbeach-born Nene Valley coach Roy

Training nights and competition days will not be the same at Peterborough and Nene Valley AC following the death of Roy Thickpenny after a long illness. In a club statement a, Peterborough and Nene Valley AC spokesman said: “Roy was a true enthusiast having competed and coached locally for over 50 years. “He also introduced many hundreds of youngsters to ...

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Group keep on running through lockdown

The Halmer Harriers are continuing to meet up and be as sociable as possible despite a host of their events being cancelled – including this year’s hugely popular West Pinchbeck 10k. Virtual relays and attempting to collectively run around the globe are among the initiatives being taken on by the Spalding running group. To keep the competitive instinct going, the ...

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Harriers’ new relay is virtual

Spalding-based running club Halmer Harriers have organised a “virtual relay” to keep members motivated to keep up their fitness whilst their official club runs have had to be suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Club member Katie Baxter shared the idea of seeing how many miles the club could run, walk and cycle between them during the lockdown period. Each ...

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Peterborough Nene Valley’s Hewitt finishes well at inter-counties championship

Harry Hewitt capped a cracking winter at Loughborough on Saturday when he finished 16th in the under-15 race at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship. The Peterborough Nene Valley AC youngster earned his place in the Lincolnshire team by winning the county cross country champion in January. The talented teenager also finished fourth in the English Schools Cross Country Championship in ...

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Medals aplenty for Peterborough Nene Valley’s indoor masters at Lee Valley

Peterborough Nene Valley athletes won medals of every colour at the British Masters Indoor Championship at Lee Valley. Gary Huskisson won gold in the over-60s 200m with a fine 25.68mins run. Simon Fell grabbed over-40s silver in the 3,000m after crossing the line in 9.50.44mins. Pole vaulter Richard Phelan also won silver with a vault of 2.70m in the over-55 ...

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Awards dished out after Boston and District AC’s Junior Sportshall series finale

The final match in the 2019/2020 Boston and District AC Junior Sportshall Athletics Series produced some very close competition on Saturday. Awards were also presented to age group winners at the end of the two-hour programme of track and field events to mark the end of the event. South Holland athletes featured in the series’ award presentations, which were based ...

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Hardy Halmer Harriers members take on three different weekend events

A host of Halmer Harriers were out at three different races over the weekend. At the Sublime Peterborough 10k event, Amelia Siddall was the fastest member home for the Spalding-based club in 50.53mins. Louise Southgate (53.18mins), Simon Forth (54.50mins), Julie Thorold (56.19mins) and Sam Hall (1.07.17hrs) also clocked good times, while Maija Garkalne’s time is to be confirmed (TBC). Kristina ...

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Veteran Ricky races to a British indoor 60m crown for Peterborough Nene Valley

A steely bunch of Peterborough Nene Valley veterans travelled to Sheffield to take part in the British Masters Indoor Grand Prix. At the age of 60, Ricky Huskisson clocked 7.93secs in the 60m to put him top of the national rankings for his age group. Huskisson also competed in the 200m, crossing the line in a time of 26.34secs. Sean ...

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Strong contingent of Peterborough Nene Valley youngsters heading for Sefton

A lucky 13 Peterborough Nene Valley athletes will be competing for the Lincolnshire team at prestigious English Schools Cross Country Championships at Sefton Park on March 14. The athletes heading to Liverpool next month are: Molly Peel (senior girls), Sam Hughes (intermediate boys), Flo Brill (intermediate girls), Aofie Glaswell (junior girls), Charlotte Cullen (junior girls), Sam Oakley (intermediate boys), Sam ...

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Top showings from South Holland youngsters at indoor octathlon meeting

South Holland athletes improved their performances at the second round of the Sportshall Athletics Octathlon competitions held at the B Hive Indoor Athletics Centre on Saturday. In the under-15 girls’ age group, Megan Reid advanced her points total from a solid 377 to a very impressive 412 points. Her highest individual event score came in Balance Test (78.9secs) which clinched ...

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Strong showings from PNV aces at South of England Indoor Championship

Peterborough Nene Valley AC were well represented at Lee Valley in the South of England Indoor Athletics Championship with several athletes coming close to medals. William Kong finished fifth in the under-17 400m final with a 54.30secs clocking. His heat time of 53.51secs would have been good enough for third place in the final. Kong was also seventh in the ...

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Nene duo Valley Hampson and Peel seal titles at North Midlands Cross Country League finale

By Barry Warne Peterborough Nene Valley AC completed the North Midlands Cross Country League with two individual series winners and a host of other medallists after the final races of the season at Nottingham. Alex Hampson won the senior male runner of the series trophy, with Molly Peel also crowned the ladies’ under-17 champion. Hampson finished the race in a ...

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Devan and Issy star with victories at junior sportshall combined competition

A number of South Holland youngsters featured in the first-ever Junior Sportshall Athletics Combined Events Competition held at the B-Hive Indoor Centre in Boston. The competitors contested an octathlon and were allocated points for their performance for each event, according to the IFTA scoring tables. At under-9 level, Devan Quantrill was the overall winner with an impressive 229 points, with ...

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Ace Reidy races to big new Peterborough Nene Valley club record at

Sean Reidy had a successful weekend in the England Athletics Combined Events Championship as he claimed a new Peterborough Nene Valley AC club record en-route to finishing in 19th position. The 38-year-old’s haul of 4,017 points included a personal best (PB) of 9.21m in the shot and 7.82 over 60m. “The whole thing was two months in the planning, and ...

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