Athletics

Nene Valley’s Cat is on cloud nine after impressive Parliament Hill run

Nene Valley Harriers ace Cat Foley-Wray lapped up the plaudits after a fantastic run in The South of England Cross Country Championship at Parliament Hill Fields. The 29-year-old took on many of the best cross country runners that the southern counties have to offer and finished in an excellent ninth position, even leading the field in the early stages as ...

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Nene Valley shot put star Molyneaux raises the bar with big new PB at Loughborough

South Holland talent Hannah Molyneaux continues to go from strength to strength for Nene Valley Harriers. The teenager, who is coached by Geoff Capes, threw the 3kg shot put a club record and personal best (PB) distance of 14.44m at the Loughborough Open meeting on Saturday. Molyneaux was already top of the current UK age group rankings – but this ...

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More records roll as Nene Valley aces break new ground at London Games

Club records continued to tumble as a host of Nene Valley Harriers attended the London Games in Lee Valley over the weekend. The meeting was for the under-13, under-15 and under-17 age groups – with the older athletes in action this coming weekend. On Saturday, Josh Akinwumi ran his first round under-17 60m hurdles and came out the blocks slowly. ...

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South Holland duo storm to gold for Harriers at North of England Indoor Athletics Championships

Two of South Holland’s finest young athletes won gold medals for Nene Valley Harriers at the North of England Indoor Athletics Championships over the weekend. Hannah Molyneaux and Lily Hughes both made it to the top step of the podium at the Sheffield event after stunning showings in the shot put and 60m events respectively. Molyneaux, the talented teenager trained ...

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Cracking county showings across the board from Nene Valley Harriers

An impressive all-round display saw Nene Valley Harriers come away from the Lincolnshire County Cross Country Championships with three individual winners and two team titles. The new course in the centre of the Lincolnshire Wolds at Biscathorpe served as a fine setting for the event on Sunday, with three river crossings, muddy hills and undulating terrain making it a true ...

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Nene Valley Harries go with the Flo in strong showing at St Neots meet

Nene Valley Harriers won individual and team gold as they starred at The Cambridgeshire Cross Country Championship. Heavy rain had turned the Priory Park course at St Neots into an energy sapping mud bath. But the Nene Valley under-13 girls had a field day, with Flo Brill taking the gold medal following a fine display of front running. Ella Robinson ...

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Top performances across the board from Nene Valley Harriers

On a day when the gales were so ferocious that some runners found it difficult to remain standing, Nene Valley Harriers produced another barnstorming performance in The North Midlands Cross Country League at Shipley Park in Heanor. With three of this campaign’s four meetings now completed, Nene Valley feature in the top three in all bar one of the age ...

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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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