FINE RUN: Harry Hewitt (left) finished 16th at Loughborough to cap his season.

Peterborough Nene Valley’s Hewitt finishes well at inter-counties championship

Harry Hewitt capped a cracking winter at Loughborough on Saturday when he finished 16th in the under-15 race at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship.

The Peterborough Nene Valley AC youngster earned his place in the Lincolnshire team by winning the county cross country champion in January.

The talented teenager also finished fourth in the English Schools Cross Country Championship in December.

Several other locals performed well and Isaac Ellard, wearing a Cambridgeshire vest, placed 40th in the under-20 race.

Representing Lincolnshire, Peterborough Nene Valley’s Aaron Hunt finished 90th in the same race.

Three other local athletes made the top 100, with Lincolnshire’s Molly Peel finishing 60th in the ladies’ under-17 race.

Cambridgeshire’s Owen Wilkinson was 55th under-17 man and Ted Ash was the 87th under-13.

Steve Robinson was highest placed amongst the local senior men, finishing 163rd for Cambridgeshire. while Kayleigh Draper was the 141st senior lady home.

  • There were some fine performances from Peterborough Nene Valley athletes at the Cambridge Half Marathon.

James Whitehead was the highest-placed man, finishing 37th in 1.13.14hrs.

Dominic Watson was nine places further back, clocking 1.14.00hrs while Mark Popple placed 38th in a time of 1.14.37hrs.

James Sadlier was on form too, clocking 1.16.37hrs for 79th place.

Ben Hannon finished 290th in 1.23.05hrs, with Tim Clough just outside the top 1,000 with a time of 1.33.25hrs.

Clough’s wife Elisabeth Sennitt-Clough was the 43rd lady home in 1.30.32hrs.

Emma Hankins finished 192nd in a time of 1.38.56hrs, ahead of Sophie Watson who placed 273rd with a 1.40.59hrs clocking.

  • Peterborough Nene Valley’s under-15 girls won their annual cross country fixture against the national Air Training Corp team at RAF Cranwell.

Charlotte Cullen won the race with Aoife Glasswell in second and Niamh Hodgson 14th to complete the team win.

The under-15 boys did well, with Ed Linsdell sixth, Jack Haunch eighth and Josh Smith 15th.

Harvey Hancock finished fifth and Sam Garner was seventh in the under-17 boys’ race.

Meanwhile, Amber Park took fourth place in the under-20 ladies’ race.

  • More than 1,200 runners contested the inaugural running of the Burghley 7 race.

Philippa Taylor won the ladies’ race in 44.54mins, with Ruth Jones third in a time of 46.56mins.

Jim Morris was the fourth man home in 42.17mins, while Dave Thorold took 45.40mins for 21st place and Brian Jones was 66th in 50.07mins.

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