Athletics

Tough time at Bedford for Nene Valley Harriers at British Athletics League meet

Nene Valley Harriers were mixing with the elite of British athletics last weekend. The men made the short journey to Bedford for their British Athletics League Division Three fixture, while the ladies were in Chelmsford competing in a UK Women’s League Division Two match. Both teams finished seventh out of eight clubs – but there were plenty of encouraging performances ...

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Nene Valley Harriers girls impress as record turnout flocks to Ferry Meadows

A record 453 runners took to the starting line at Ferry Meadows last Wednesday for the first race of the 2019 Peterborough Grand Prix series. The top turnout produced an exciting race and Peterborough AC’s Shaun Walton came out on top, running a new personal best (PB) to win in a time of 15.45mins. A confident Walton led from the ...

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Triple triumph for Reidy as Nene Valley Harriers master Corby meet

Nene Valley Harriers’ senior athletes were in fantastic form last Wednesday as their men enjoyed a runaway win in their Eastern Masters League match at Corby. Leading the charge was the versatile Sean Reidy, who won all three of his events. He clocked 16.7secs in the 100m hurdles and jumped 5.49m during his long jump victory. Reidy’s third first place ...

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Nene Valley Harriers’ ladies lead a top team showing in Eastern Young Athletes League

Nene Valley Harriers’ ladies’ under-17 squad dominated the Eastern Young Athletes League fixture at Ware last Sunday – winning more than half of the 27 individual events. One of the stars of the show was Elizabeth Moorhouse, who moved up to fourth in the national under-17 shot rankings after a winning throw of 13.12m as well as finishing first in ...

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Martin sets the pace for Halmer Harriers at Woodhall Spa 10k event

The Halmer Harriers were out in force at the Woodhall Spa 10k event on Sunday. The quickest runners for the Spalding-based club were Martin Wallis (44.40mins), Colin Crump (47.54mins) and Jordan Wallis (48.16mins), while Louise Southgate (51.44mins) was the quickest of the women to complete the course. Halmer Harriers times at Woodhall Spa 10k: Martin Wallis 44.40mins; Colin Crump 47.54mins; ...

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Halmer Harrier Diane sees off the gruelling Brathay 10 in 10

The amazing Diane Morris has completed the daunting Brathay 10 in 10 event. Morris, who is a member of Spalding-based Halmer Harriers, ran the Windermere Marathon course every day for ten consecutive days. Incredibly, her fastest two times came in the final two marathons around England’s largest lake, with the clockings of 4.46hrs and 4.48hrs on days nine and ten ...

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Dominant display as Nene Valley’s men take top spot at Eastern Masters opener

Nene Valley Harriers’ men were completely dominant in the first fixture of the Eastern Masters Track and Field League at St Ives. Last years’ silver medallists at the end of season finals were complimented by their ladies’ team, who also performed well to finish second. The ladies also made the finals last season, just missing out on third place, and ...

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Marathon quintet lead list of impressive runs from Spalding’s Halmer Harriers

Athletes from Halmer Harriers have been putting their body on the line at multiple events in recent weeks. Runs don’t come tougher than the London Marathon, with the Spalding club having five runners in action there. Among them were Lisa Gill, who ran her eighth London Marathon to raise money for Age UK, and Carly Wilkinson completed her first to ...

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Busy Halmer Harriers set new personal best times at multiple events

Spalding-based Halmer Harriers have been very busy over the last two weekends, with athletes competing in nine different events. Results (personal best = PB) Manchester Marathon – Katy Hopkins 5.25.25hrs (PB); Di Lettice – 5.33.09hrs (PB); Tim Baxter 5.46.14hrs (PB); Katie Baxter 6.15.46hrs (PB); Mark Goodale 4.27.38hrs (PB); Lisa Gill – 4.27.38 (PB); Steve Tucker 5.53.24hrs; Ade Mills 4.05.39hrs (PB); ...

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Harriers and Molly impress in season finale

Nene Valley Harriers concluded their cross country season at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds as 16 of the club’s most talented youngsters laced up their spikes for the English Schools Cross Country Championship. Molly Peel capped what has been a fine season by finishing 34th and first Lincolnshire scorer in the Intermediate Girls race, while Cambridgeshire cross country champion Flo ...

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Strong showings from Nene Valley Harriers at National Cross Country Championship

Some 30 Nene Valley Harriers travelled to Yorkshire to compete in the National Cross Country Championship at Harewood House. Many of the youngsters impressed and Molly Peel built on her fine run in the South of England Cross Country Championship, finishing 49th in the under-17 girls’ race covering the 5km course in 20.00. Under-15 Flo Brill came in 51st, completing ...

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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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