Athletics

Nene Valley knocked off top spot despite solid show

Nene Valley Harriers have been knocked off their perch at the top of the Frostbite League. The Harriers were the top local club, finishing fifth, but new League leaders Riverside Runners of St Neots recorded a comfortable win. Things could have been worse for the club that has a host of South Holland members, but on a day when the ...

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Talented Nene Valley Harriers young guns Fraser and Kong on-song at Lee Valley meeting

Two talented Nene Valley Harriers youngsters enjoyed great success in their first indoor outings of the year at Lee Valley. Having finished 2017 as number one in the country for his age in both the 60m and 80m hurdles, Freddie Fraser opened his 2018 campaign with 60m hurdles gold at the South of England under-15 and under-17 Championship. The young ...

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A dream Olympics place is the top target for Spalding star Charlotte Taylor

Spalding’s Charlotte Taylor is eyeing up a place in the Olympics after leading Team GB to gold at the European Cross Country Championships. Despite the 23-year-old Nene Valley Harrier not being at her best in the national trials at Liverpool, she vindicated her selection with a stellar sixth place at the Slovakia championships. The San Francisco University student carved her ...

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Another strong Nene Valley Harriers cross country showing at Heanor meet

Nene Valley Harriers are rapidly becoming the team to beat in The North Midlands Cross Country League after another fine showing in the penultimate fixture of the season at Heanor. The muddy Shipley Park course seemed to suit the Nene Valley ladies, and they remain in contention for end of season honours in all age groups – from under-13 upwards. ...

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Spalding’s Charlotte leads Team GB to gold at European Cross Country Championships

Spalding native Charlotte Taylor led Great Britain to the gold medal at the European Cross Country Championships on Sunday. The 24-year-old Nene Valley Harriers ace was the first senior ladies’ Team GB runner home on what was her debut in the competition, placing sixth in Slovakia. Team captain Emelia Gorecka (eighth), Steph Twell (ninth) and Gemma Steel (tenth) were hot ...

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Taylor’s European Cross Country Championship dreams suffer blow in Liverpool mud bath

Nene Valley Harriers ace Charlotte Taylor got bogged down in the Liverpool mud at the British Athletics Cross Challenge. Spalding native Taylor had travelled home from her San Francisco University base to be involved in the event, which also served as the European Cross Country Championship trials. The 23-year-old has been going from strength-to-strength since relocating to the USA, but ...

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Girl power inspires Nene Valley Harriers to strong cross country showing at Corby

Nene Valley Harriers’ under-17 girls showed their mettle with victory in the North Midlands Cross Country League meet at West Glebe in Corby, writes BARRY WARNE. The talented trio of Josie Fortune, Amber Park and Ellie Piccaver finished sixth, seventh and ninth respectively to register a comfortable win over their main league rivals Corby AC and Derby AC. With two ...

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Under-17 trio lead the way as Nene Valley impress in National Cross Country Relays

Nene Valley Harriers had a great day in the Mansfield mud as they excelled across the age groups in the National Cross Country Relays staged at their traditional Berry Park venue. Pride of place went to the under-17 girls, who exceeded expectations by finishing 22nd out of the 64 teams. Josephine Fortune ran the first leg of the 2.5km course ...

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Under-13 girls lead the way as Nene Valley Harriers get season off to a flier

Athletes from Nene Valley Harriers produced some sizzling performances at sunny Derby during the opening North Midlands Cross Country League meeting, writes Barry Warne. The under-13 girls got the new season off to a flying start on an unseasonably warm day, seeing off some quality opposition to finish top of the pile. Lottie Hemmings led the fledgling Harriers home, finishing ...

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Nene Valley Harriers’ men end season in style by landing East Anglian title

Nene Valley Harriers signed off their track and field season with a fine showing in the East Anglian League finals at Bury St Edmunds. The senior men won their match and were crowned East Anglian champions, while the club’s under-17 men and under-15 boys finished as runners up. Nene Valley’s under-15 girls were also amongst the medals, finishing third. The ...

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High Prosser praise as Nene Valley Harriers’ youngsters shine once again

Nene Valley Harriers’ young track and field team enjoyed their day in the spotlight at Bedford in the finals of the Eastern Young Athletes League. Having battled to qualify by finishing in the top six in the league, the athletes knew they’d be in for some tough competition against the region’s elite. Despite finishing fifth out of the six teams ...

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Flawless Nene Valley Harriers seal Southern League title with perfect record

Nene Valley Harriers completed their amazing season in the Southern Athletics League as champions with a 100 per cent record. Harriers first won the league two years ago – but confirmation did not come for a few days due to the close match point. This time was different, as there were no doubts after Nene Valley enjoyed a flawless record ...

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Nene Valley Harriers pair clinch overall Grand Prix glory despite Kempson win

Lloyd Kempson won the final race of the Peterborough Grand Prix 5k season at Werrington – but Nene Valley Harriers stars Michael Channing and Grace Mullins confirmed themselves as worthy winners of the series. Indeed, Mullins completed the summer with a 100 per cent record of winning all four of the races that she entered after also sealing glory at ...

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Nene Valley Harriers book their place in Masters final after top Embankment performance

By Barry Warne Nene Valley Harriers hunted down their prey at the Embankment Track as their veteran men were joint winners at a vital Eastern Masters League match –meaning they have qualified for the September finals. Several star Harriers had flown the nest for Denmark, to compete for international honours in the European Masters Championship – but they were still ...

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Spalding’s Taylor finishes 27th in World Championships final

Spalding native Charlotte Taylor finished 27th in the women’s 10,000m final at the IAAF World Championships at London on Saturday. The 23-year-old Nene Valley Harrier, who is a former Spalding High School pupil, was up against the likes of world record holder Almaz Ayana – who won the gold medal at the Olympic Stadium. Taylor clocked 32.51.33mins and was the second ...

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Top results across the events as consistent Nene Valley Harriers seal win

Consistency was the name of the game for Nene Valley Harriers as they notched up a convincing East Anglian League victory at Bury St Edmunds. Despite their only age category wins coming in the girls and boys under-15 competitions, the Harriers didn’t finish lower than third out of the seven competing clubs in any of the age groups, and the ...

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Nene Valley Harriers edge closer to sealing British Athletics League promotion spot

Nene Valley Harriers are looking well placed for a return to Division Three of the British Athletics League after a fine performance in their League Two match at Bedford. Two promotion places were up for grabs before the meeting last Saturday, but this has become one after Trafford AC won the day, and with it a step up a level ...

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Nene Valley Harriers close to another Southern League crown after impressive Crawley win

Nene Valley Harriers have one hand on the Southern Athletics League Division One title after winning a top-of-the-table clash at Crawley. The Harriers went into the fixture top of the league, but were facing Blackheath & Bromley Harriers and Dartford Harriers – placed second and third in the league respectively – as well as hosts Crawley AC, themselves not far ...

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In-form Spalding ace Taylor makes Team GB squad for World Championships

Spalding native Charlotte Taylor has been selected for the Great Britain squad for next month’s next month’s IAAF World Championships in London. Taylor, of Nene Valley Harriers, will compete in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Stadium event, which runs from August 4-13. That means the South Holland ace will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of reigning 5000m and ...

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Nene Valley Harriers youngsters produce consistent showing in impressive victory

Nene Valley Harriers’ youngsters did the club proud yet again with an impressive victory in their Eastern Young Athletes League match at Peterborough Athletics Arena. The Harriers squad were consistent across the age groups with the under-13 and under-15 boys winning their categories while the under-17 boys and all three girls teams finished as runners-up in the six team contest. ...

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