Athletics

Megan leads string of strong showings for Nene Valley Harriers in Sheffield

A group of talented Nene Valley Harriers athletes were in action at an open indoor track meeting at Sheffield on Saturday. Perhaps the star of the day was under-15 ace Megan Williams, who is experiencing her first indoor season and is being rewarded for a step up in her training efforts. Starting early with the long jump, she equalled her ...

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Nene Valley Harriers singing in the rain after top Corby showing

Nene Valley Harriers’ cross country team romped their way to North Midlands League success at a rain soaked and boggy Glebe Park in Corby. On a day when 80 Nene Valley athletes travelled to Northamptonshire, the Peterborough club – who have a host of South Holland members – dominated several of the races, winning three of the ten categories. Coach ...

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Steely show from Nene Valley Harriers quartet at Sheffield meeting

Four athletes from Nene Valley Harriers recorded five personal best (PB) performances between them at the Northern Open meeting at Sheffield. This event is an early season indoor blast out and is often used to gain some speed work while the weather is too cold outside for the same level of quality. The most prolific on the day was Megan ...

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Wonderful Will stars for Lincolnshire with sprint heroics on three fronts

Spalding sprint ace William Hughes produced one of the performances of the day for Lincolnshire at an inter-counties match at Cudworth on Saturday. Hughes, who was one of 11 Nene Valley Harriers athletes representing the county in the the under-13 and under-15 event Barnsley, won both the 100m and 200m events in typical fashion. But it was his stellar showing ...

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Tidswell Talk: Ennis and Bolt leave the cheats in shadows

What has been excellent over the last two weeks is not just the football leagues all kicking back into action, but it has been great to tune into the 2015 Athletic World Championships. There have been some great performances and some truly unbelievable performances. One performance from a Great British point of view which I believe is outstanding was that ...

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William and Hannah inspire Nene Valley’s record medal haul

Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed one of the best medal hauls in their history at the England Athletics under-15 and under-17 championships at Bedford over the weekend. Hannah Molyneaux – who is trained by South Holland legend Geoff Capes – won gold medals in the under-15 girls shot putt and discus, while Spalding Grammar School sprinter William Hughes took gold in ...

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League title ecstasy for Nene Valley Harriers after dramatic final day

Nene Valley Harriers won their first Southern Athletics League title on Saturday after starting the day 15 points behind leaders Crawley. Harriers won their match with a good 224.5 points, 45.5 ahead of second-placed Milton Keynes, a very impressive display of teamwork and support as much as individual performance. Hearing later that Crawley – competing at Blackheath and Bromley – ...

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Spalding six star at the “hardest one-day triathlon” in the business

By Sarah Charlotte Drew Six Spalding Triathlon Club members recently took on the mammoth challenge of attempting the Iron Man Bolton 2015 event. Alistair Rudd, Jamie Graham, Jack Carpenter, Steve Thompson, Christian Olsen and Alex Olsen took on a 2.4 mile swim and a 112 mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash – which saw them take in the breathtaking Lancashire ...

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Nene Valley Harriers take route 66 with dominant East Anglian League victory

Nene Valley Harriers romped to victory in their East Anglian League match at the Embankment in Peterborough by an impressive 66-point margin. The Harriers, who boast a host of South Holland members, recorded overall victories in the under-15 girls’, under-17 girls’ and senior ladies’ combined teams, plus the under 17 boys’ event. The senior men finished a close second to ...

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Spalding Tri’s Callum leads the way with terrific Tallington show

Spalding Triathlon Club’s Richard Young, Julian Harriott and Callum McPartlin joined more than 160 other athletes for the first ever Tallington Lakes triathlon. There were two distances for athletes to choose from – sprint and Olympic. The race stated with an open water swim in a lake, while the bike took the triathletes round country before the race ended with ...

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Capes-trained Harrier Hannah grabs gold at English Schools

Nene Valley Harrier Hannah Molyneaux struck gold in the junior girls shot put at the English Schools Championships over the weekend. Molyneaux, who is coached by Holbeach legend Geoff Capes, retained her title with a throw of 13.71m at the Gateshead games. That awesome effort was just 21cm off the championship best performance. Ranked number one in the UK for ...

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On-song Nene Valley duo Georgie and David crowned double champions

The athletes from Nene Valley Harriers were in typically fine form at the Eastern Counties Track and Field Championships. The event gave a number of the club’s English School qualifying members the chance to prepare – and although there was not a large turnout, Nene Valley did take titles and other medals on the day. Leading the way for the ...

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Heroic Harriers hand Crawley rare defeat as they remain in title mix with huge victory

Nene Valley Harriers did everything possible to maintain their challenge for the Southern Athletics League title on Saturday as they handed leaders Crawley their first match defeat in three seasons of competition. This home meeting, which included the top three teams in the league, started off on the track with some truly unbelievable results. Nene Valley athletes only dropped six ...

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Brilliant Brighton win sends Nene Valley Harriers second

Nene Valley Harriers moved up to second place in Southern Athletics League following a stellar showing in a very tough fixture at Brighton. Up against defending champions from the host club and the equally-strong Tonbridge, Nene Valley secured an impressive victory on the day. Ellie Mae Stokes was the only club record breaker – but many others produced personal best ...

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Spalding Grammar School’s Hughes twins roar into national finals

Twin brothers William and Charles Hughes starred for Spalding Grammar School at the Anglian Athletics School Championships. After a gruelling day in Peterborough amid far from perfect conditions, the pair – who also compete for Nene Valley Harriers – both qualified to represent Lincolnshire at the Schools National Championships in Gateshead on July 11 and 10. Year nine student, William ...

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Spalding Grammar School teams storm to super seconds at regionals

Both Spalding Grammar School’s junior and intermediate boys’ teams performed fantastically well at the ESAA Regional Athletics finals. The junior team (school year seven and eight) competed in the Regional B final at against schools from Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire. There were some outstanding performances with Jack Roffe (46 points), Connor Bell (40) and William Wand (40) all ...

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Home comforts for record breaking Nene Valley squad

Records tumbled as Nene Valley Harriers hosted the third round of The Eastern Young Athletes League at an unseasonably chilly Embankment track. Nene Valley’s youngsters produced a fine display, winning the match by a handsome margin – on a day that saw three new club records set. Leading the way was Hannah Molyneaux, who shattered the under-15 discus record with ...

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Stellar showing sees Nene Valley leave Manchester with five medals

Nene Valley Harriers athletes returned home from the Northern Championships in Manchester with an impressive haul of medals. There were five medals won, with silvers for Kane Wright in the under-20 men’s 100m, Lily Hughes (under-20 women’s 100m), Rebecca Hall (senior women’s shot put) and Robbie Shaw (under-20 men’s shot put) all managing to finish in second place. There was ...

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Breakthrough as Kempson runs 1,500m in under 4 minutes

Nene Valley Harriers’ veteran runners took centre stage in the British Masters Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield. Hot on the heels of winning the team prize at the Eye 10k the previous Sunday, the ladies’ team emerged with credit in the over-35 category. Laura Grimer ran the first leg of the three-mile, undulating course in an excellent time of 20.15mins, ...

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Nene Valley Harriers’ spirited youngsters deliver

With Nene Valley Harrier’s senior team riding high in the national leagues, their youngsters were eager to show that the club’s future is in safe hands. This was achieved when the Harriers took a superb second place in a highly competitive Eastern Young Athletes League match at Peterborough’s Embankment track. With two of the strongest clubs in the league – ...

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