Athletics

Battling Harriers close on top six spot

By Ruth Jones Nene Valley Harriers’ youngsters battled hard to clinch second place overall at the recent Eastern Young Athletes’ League match at Allianz Park in Hendon. The result places them seventh in the league table after three matches, which is an agonising one place short of the qualifying position for the league’s cup final. However, with two more meetings ...

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Spalding Tri’s Aimee pushes through pain barrier

Spalding Triathlon Club’s Aimee Stocker is hopeful of securing qualification for the 2015 European Championships and the 2014 World Championships after a strong showing at the Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon. The qualification race consisted of 750m open water swim, 25.4k cycle ride and 5k run to finish. Spalding ace Stocker has been suffering with a long-term back injury, which is ...

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ATHLETICS: Nene Valley Harriers in strong position in East Anglian League

Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed a convincing win at their second East Anglian League match of the season when they fielded a strong team to beat their nearest competitors by over 100 points at Luton, writes Ruth Jones. It puts Harriers in a strong position going into the next fixture at Ipswich on July 6. Impressively, a large number of the ...

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ATHLETICS: Nene Valley Harriers run well in memory of Keith Brookes

Nene Valley Harrier athletes dominated the first race of this year’s Peterborough 5k series. Alex Hampson took second place, just four seconds behind Notts AC’s Aaron Scott in 15.54, followed closely by Lloyd Kempson in third in 16.12. Harriers’ Philippa Taylor was first lady in 18.54, producing a gritty display of determination to battle through the race despite carrying an ...

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Street king Lloyd wins BUPA Westminster Mile

Former Spalding Grammar School pupil Lloyd Kempson led from start to finish as he won one of the biggest races in the country. The 19-year-old roared to a stunning success at the BUPA Westminster Mile (A string race) in central London, seeing off thousands of rivals in the process. Running his first ever mile race, Nene Valley Harrier Kempson fought ...

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Road runner Pike chalks up another 10k victory

In-form Spalding athlete John Pike secured another win on the road as he stormed to victory at the Deepings Rotary 10k. Pike, who emerged victorious from the Eye 10k a week earlier, finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest competitor. Representing his club Newham and Essex Beagles, Pike clocked 34.39mins to ease Stamford Striders’ Simon Fell (35.40mins) into ...

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Perfect Pike catches the Eye with fine run

Spalding native John Pike saw off challenging weather conditions and a strong field to win the Eye 10k in imperious fashion. Sunshine, thunderous rain and strong winds made life tough for the sizeable field of 430 runners in an event that served as the second round of the Cambridgeshire Road Race League. Pike, who was representing Newham and Essex Beagles ...

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Harriers get off to a flier in league opener

Nene Valley Harriers won their opening match of the East Anglian League as they produced an array of top performances at the Bury St Edmunds athletics track. The Harriers won the under-17, under-15 boys and the under-15 girls competitions outright, claiming valuable points for the team and making a strong contribution to the overall result. Under-15 athletes Kai Harrison and ...

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Gongs galore for Nene Valley athletes

Athletes from Nene Valley Harriers claimed eight of the 12 trophies up for grabs at the 25th annual Langtoft 10k race. The 10k and 3k were both officially started by local coaching legend Russ Prosser, from Nene Valley, who ran a swift 33.11mins when he competed in the first ever Langtoft 10k in 1989. Bushfield Joggers’ Brian Corleys took the ...

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