Athletics

Caress reaches 200-run milestone

Adam Caress celebrated his 200th Parkrun with second place in the weekly Snowden Field event in Crowland. The Halmer Harriers runner completed the 5K course in 22 minutes 29 seconds, just over half-a-minute behind winner Tom Jackson, of Eye Community Runners.Caress, whose personal best time is 20:05 ran his first Parkrun at Durham in June 2018 and has since chalked up 134 ...

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Rolling up for a circus turn at Parkrun

There was a colourful gathering at the weekly Snowden Field Parkrun in Crowland on Saturday.Among the mix of almost 100 attendees were strongmen, jugglers, knife throwers and some clowns – not all from the nearby circus apparently!Despite the damp grass and thick cloud cover, there was a higher attendance than normal, due to neighbouring events at Ferry Meadows, in Peterborough, and ...

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Williams marks 120th Parkrun with top-10 finish

Peterborough & Nene Valley runner James Sadlier was the fastest around Snowden Field’s 5K route in the latest Parkrun in Crowland. He did it in a personal best time of 19 minutes 14 seconds, 54 seconds ahead of second-placed Ryan Anderson.The highest-placed local club runner was Richard Williams, with the Halmer Harrier seventh in 23:18 in his 120th Parkrun.Adam Caress finished ...

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Crowland anniversary run brings in record numbers

A record number of runners and volunteers turned up to mark the fifth anniversary of the Snowden Field Parkrun at Crowland on Saturday. The previous record of 136 runners and 30 volunteers was smashed, with 197 finishers and 43 volunteers assisting at the venue’s 172nd event.Among those taking part in the 5K run were 10 members of Spalding-based Halmer Harriers, including ...

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Caress eases to top 10

Adam Caress was the sole Halmer Harriers runner to finish in the top ten of Saturday’s Snowden Field Parkrun in Crowland. He completed the 5K course in 21mins 26secs to cross the line in fifth place, second SM30-34. Richard Williams was 14th (23:18), and Rebecca Pearce 41st, (32:47) of the 53 finishers.Deborah Preston clocked 30:54 to finish 349th at Ferry ...

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Harriers in Parkrun action near and far

Halmer Harriers runner Richard Williams finished sixth in the weekly Parkrun at Snowden Field in Crowland on Saturday. The veteran men’s 40-44 runner completed the 5K course in 23 minutes 22 seconds. It was his 116th Parkrun and 69th at Snowden Field, where his best time in 22:36. His overall best Parkrun time of 21:51 was set at King’s Lynn ...

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Event celebrates five years running

South Holland’s only Parkrun is celebrating its fifth anniversary soon, and it wants to do so in style. Parkruns have proved a huge hit across the country with people able to just sign up and run the organised 5ks on Saturday mornings.There is just one in our area though, held at the Snowden Field in Crowland at 9am every week.To ...

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Parkrun proves popular

The weekly Parkrun at Crowland’s Snowden Field attracted an entry of 48 on Saturday.First to cross the finish line at the end of the 5K course was Thomas Bettinson, in a time of 21 minutes 19 seconds.Richard Williams, of the Sir Halley Stewart Field-based Halmer Harriers, was fifth in 23:31, with club colleague Adam Caress tenth, 25:32.Runners varied in age from ten to ...

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Impressive performances at athletics comp

There were some impressive performances at the first of this season’s Boston and District Athletics Club Open Junior Sportshall Athletics Series events at the B-Hive Indoor Training Centre.Events in the Under-15 Boys’ section were closely contested throughout with the host club’s Hayden Quantrill just edging into first place in all of the eight track and field competitions on the programme.Quantrill’s ...

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Secker shines to secure sixth in English Schools National combined events finals at Bedford

Holbeach athlete Eljay Secker took a tremendous sixth place in the English Schools National combined events finals at Bedford last weekend. In his first year as an under-20 athlete, Secker has adjusted very well to new hurdle heights and implement weights that are all increasing from under-17 level. After taking the Lincolnshire county hurdles title in May, he went on ...

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You can still sign up for this year’s West Pinchbeck 10k

You can now sign up for this year’s West Pinchbeck 10k event online. The annual open road race, which is hosted by Halmer Harriers, is held on non-closed public roads in West Pinchbeck. It will be held on Sunday, October 2 with a start time of 10.30am. Entries close on September 25, with those looking to take part needing to ...

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Medals galore for Peterborough and Nene Valley members at Lincolnshire Athletics Championships

Athletes from Peterborough and Nene Valley AC accumulated a large hoard of medals at the Lincolnshire County Athletics Championships. There was a double gold for Louie Hemmings, who collected both the under-13 800m and 1,500m titles – running a speedy 4.58mins for his triumph in the latter. Likewise, Sienna Slater picked up under-15’s 100m gold with a time of 13.54secs, ...

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South Holland youngsters impress at latest round of Boston Junior Sportshall Athletics Series

The fifth of six Boston 2021/22 Junior Sportshall Athletics Series meets was held last Friday – and a host of South Holland athletes were in attendance. At under-15 level, Hayden Quantrill won seven of the nine events in the age category. He recorded 31.4secs for three laps, 47.4secs in the four laps and 73.9secs for six laps, while also clearing ...

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Indoor records smashed as Peterborough and Nene Valley AC’s top teen talents impress

A seven-strong squad of Peterborough and Nene Valley AC youngsters headed to Sheffield at the weekend to compete in the England Indoor Athletics Championship – and a magnificent seven personal best (PB) times were set. Under-15 athlete Sienna Slater ran a 60m hurdles PB of 8.14secs in her heat, before being eliminated in the semi-final race. Slater also took part ...

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Top showings from South Holland athletes

The third match in the Boston and District AC. Junior 2021-22 Sportshall Athletics Series on Saturday resulted in some promising performances from South Holland athletes. Under-15 Quantrill won the three-lap race in 31.7secs, the four-lap sprint in 47.9 secs, the standing triple jump (6.48m) and the shot putt (8.49m). In addition, he was first in both the six-lap run (1.16.5mins) ...

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South Holland young guns shine at Boston and District Athletics Club indoor meeting

A host of South Holland youngsters featured in the second match in the Boston and District Athletics Club 2021/2022 Sportshall Athletics Series at the B-Hive indoor athletics training centre. In the under-13 age group, Jack Clark-Atkins produced some very promising performances on his first sportshall athletics outing of the season. He won the shot with a putt of 7.82m, cleared ...

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The standard is very high as young guns return to indoor action

The first of this season’s Junior Sportshall Athletics events was held at the B-Hive Indoor Athletics Training Centre on Saturday morning, with plenty of South Holland athletes in action. After an enforced lapse in activity, the youngsters made a lively return to competition and produced some sparkling performances. At under-15 boys’ level, Hayden Quantrill won all eight of his events. ...

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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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