Athletics

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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Peterborough Nene Valley AC’s under-17 girls lead the way with fantastic victory

By Barry Warne The Peterborough Nene Valley AC juggernaut rolled through St Neots and the Lincolnshire Wolds as their athletes picked up medal after medal at the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire Cross Country Championships. The course at Biscathorpe near Louth was tailor made for an exciting Lincolnshire Championship, with the athletes all having to wade through a river. Peterborough Nene Valley ...

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Molly leads the way for impressive Valley

Peterborough Nene Valley AC’s youngsters did their club proud in the North Midlands Cross Country League fixture at Heanor last Saturday. After an unusually wet autumn, the Shipley Country Park course was probably the muddiest that many of the younger athletes have ever run on – but despite this, the club made the top three in all five male age ...

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Nene Valley runners on song in Telford

Five Peterborough Nene Valley AC athletes were among the 1,127 finishers at the Telford 10km Road race, and four of them, all seasoned runners, gained new personal bests. However, local honours went to Helpston Harrier Josh Lunn who finished 25th in a new best (PB) time of 30.10hrs, a time that would be fast enough in win many British road ...

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Halmer Harriers runner Booth completes Lanzarote 10k event

Halmer Harriers member Susan Booth completed a 10k in Lanzarote over the weekend. She needed just 1.11.15hrs to complete her run on the Spanish island. The Harriers also had Marie Sampson (1.00.02hrs) competing at the Run Your Paws Off 10k, while Joanne Jacklin (48.30mins) did a 5k race at the same meeting.

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Halmer Harriers out in force at three events including popular Long Sutton 10k race

Athletes from Spalding’s Halmer Harriers were out in strong numbers over the weekend. They contested the Long Sutton 10k, Rutland 10k night run and the St Neots half-marathon, clocking some impressive times. Long Sutton 10k: Marcin Dobrzycki 41.18mins; Reuben Cave 41.25; Jaroslaw Nijak 43.54; Maija Garkalne 45.11; Lee Pittman 46.52; Kristina Basaraba 47.38; Colin Crump 47.39; Ade Mills 47.53; Andrew ...

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Host of Halmer Harriers on duty at George Munday 10k meeting

The Halmer Harriers were out in force at the George Mundy 10k event in Leverington over the weekend. No less than then ten members of the Spalding-based club took on the distance, while eight of their team-mates were on marshaling duty. Times: Tim Baxter 1.01.12hrs; Colin Crump 44.54mins (PB); Alexandra Gills 59.54mins; Steve Tucker 1.03.47hrs; Martin Wallis 41.30mins (PB); Reuben ...

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Chelsie is first home in junior girls’ race for Peterborough Nene Valley

Last Sunday’s Frostbite League race in Ferry Meadows proved to be a strength sapping slog through the mud, writes BARRY WARNE. A large section of the five-mile course ran alongside the Nene in a field which in recent weeks had first been flooded by the river, and then became home to a large herd of cattle. Ramsey’s Paul Vernon seems ...

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Impressive showing from Nene Valley under-17 girls at national relays event

By Barry Warne A fleet-footed squad of Peterborough and Nene Valley AC members avoided getting bogged down during the English National Cross Country Relays last weekend as they enjoyed some strong results. The under-17 girls’ team finished in an excellent 22nd position out of 49 teams, as they took on the nation’s finest at a swampy Berry Hill Park in ...

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South Holland young guns on fire at latest round of Junior Sportshall Athletics series

A host of South Holland youngsters featured in the second in the series of Junior Sportshall Athletics events at the B-Hive Indoor Athletics Training Centre on Saturday. In the under-15 girls’ group, captain of the “Explosive Rockets” team Megan Reid cleared 2.02m in the standing long jump. She also achieved a maximum possible 60 seconds in the balance test and ...

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