Athletics

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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Records roll as Nene Valley Harriers storm to second at opener

An amazing eight club records and 22 personal best times (PB) were clocked by Nene Valley Harriers athletes at the first Southern Athletics League match of the season. Despite a strong wind on the second bend and into the faces of the cage throwers, the athletes performed well at Colchester and were just pipped by a single point into second ...

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Strong showing from Nene Valley Harriers at season finale

Nene Valley Harriers finished the cross country season in style as they impressed in a fixture against the Air Training Corp at RAF Cranwell. The match was part of the ATC Championships, which incorporates the six UK regions of central and east, Wales and west, Scotland and Northern Ireland, London and south east, south west and north. The region squads ...

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Capes-trained Hannah leads impressive Harriers show

The young athletes from Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed a great weekend at the England Athletics National Championships. Some nine athletes competed for the Harriers in Sheffield, which showcased events in the under-15, under-17 and under-20 categories. Over the weekend, the club had four athletes make the semi-finals, while three indoor club records were broken, an amazing four indoor personal bests ...

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Nene Valley Harriers’ Rosie roars to big new 800m best

Rosie Marshall smashed a Nene Valley Harriers club record as she shone at the Birmingham Games on Saturday. Teen ace Marshall ran well in her under-20 ladies’ 800m at the Barclaycard Arena (formerly known as the NIA) and smashed the club indoor record by six seconds. Her time of 2.30.83mins took second place after she led comfortably for the first ...

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ATHLETICS: McCrae’s swift 8km at Wollaton Park catches the eye

Hardy athletes from Nene Valley Harriers more accustomed to competing in freezing rain, wind and thick mud enjoyed far more favourable conditions when they took part in the regional cross country championships in Brighton and Nottingham last Saturday. James McCrae produced the performance of the day at the Midland Cross Country championships for the Harriers, when he stormed to an ...

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CROSS-COUNTRY: Nene Valley Harriers manager hails season as one of most successful

Nene Valley Harriers’ cross country team manager Russ Prosser hailed this season’s North Midlands League as one of the club’s most successful in years. The Harriers finished the 2014/15 season as league champions in the mixed U11 and U17 men’s tables, and saw the ever-improving Alex Hampson crowned U17 men’s individual champion at the final fixture at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. ...

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Nene Valley Harriers punch above their weight yet again

By Ruth Jones Twitter: @RunRuthRun Freezing, icy weather and frosty, hard terrain underfoot did nothing to deter scores of Nene Valley Harriers’ finest athletes from battling the conditions at the Cambridgeshire Cross Country Championships. The Harriers came away with one of the biggest medal hauls of all the teams competing at St Neots, with three individual winners and ten other ...

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Dominant Harriers take two county crowns at Lincoln

Nene Valley Harriers had plenty to shout about at the Lincolnshire County Championships on Saturday as the club landed two top team titles. Both the senior ladies and the under-17s men romped to top spot, while the Harriers also picked up a spree of medals at Riseholme in Lincoln. The course was very wet under foot, with the frost never ...

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ATHLETICS: Medals for Nene Valley Harriers duo

Nene Valley Harriers had two members in the South of England AA Combined Events Championships at Lee Valley, Emily Maltby winning silver and Devon Spencer bronze in the ladies’ event. Emily improved her personal best for the 60m hurdles with a club record time of 9.4secs, she cleared 1.41 in the high jump, threw 7.84m in the shot put and ...

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Party in the Park for Harriers after victory double

By Ruth Jones Hinchingbrooke Park in Huntingdon provided the setting for one of the Frostbite Cross Country League’s muddiest ever set of races on Sunday when Nene Valley Harriers prevailed over their rivals in both junior and senior events. The course was frozen hard the previous day, leading many club runners into a false sense of security regarding their footwear, ...

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Taylor shines at Nene Valley’s flagship meeting

By Ruth Jones Hundreds of hardy athletes who flocked to Peterborough for the Nene Valley Harriers 10 mile road race on Sunday were treated to four seasons of weather in one day. Every variety of weather, from sun to heavy rain and strong winds, kept the 363 runners guessing as to whether it would be snow or a heatwave that ...

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Prosser praise as Nene Valley take two top team titles

By Ruth Jones Rain, strong winds and boggy hills did nothing to deter 82 steely athletes who travelled to Kettering to compete for Nene Valley Harriers in the second of the North Midlands cross country league fixtures of the season on Saturday. Club coach Russ Prosser praised every athlete who fought the conditions to place as highly as they could ...

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Terrific Taylor second at Euros despite fall

By Ruth Jones Nene Valley Harriers may be better known for their road running, track and field and cross country running successes – but veteran Sean Beard and international Charlotte Taylor proved the club is also home to some elite duathletes when they secured selection for the European Age Group Championships Beard, a long term club stalwart, fought hard to ...

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