Athletics

Athletics

Philippa’s first place was certainly no shoe-in

Philippa Taylor won the Wolverton 5 on Saturday but her race was nearly undone by a flapping shoelace.

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Phil Martin.

Brian leads Joggers home in third spot

The popular Hereward Relay took place last Sunday with some fine displays from local distance runners.

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The victorious Peterborough Athletic Club senior mens team. From the left they are Nathan Popple, James Sadlier, Shaun Walton, Steve Hall, Stuart Haw and Steve Robinson.

It’s mud glorious mud for the Peterborough AC runners

Rachel Gibbs led the charge for Peterborough Athletic Club as they enjoyed a glorious day in the mud at the Eastern Counties Cross-Country Championships at Keysoe near Kimbolton on Saturday.

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Yvonne Scarrott.

Greece lightning!

Two local runners featured in the prizelist at the Athens Marathon at the weekend.

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Megan Ellison (left) finished second.

When the going gets tough the Harriers get going

Nene Valley Harriers ‘ cross-country team were one of the star attractions at a soggy Wicksteed Park on Saturday.

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Nicky Morgan in action for England in Glasgow.

Morgan makes England debut and Oakley wins English Schools Cup race

Nene Valley Harrier Nicky Morgan impressed on her England debut in the British and Irish Masters Cross-Country International at Glasgow on Saturday.

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Paul Vernon in Frostbite League action.

Triathlete Vernon a Frostbite flyer

Nene Valley Harriers and Werrington Joggers predictably led the local team challenge in Sunday’s Frostbite League race organised by Bushfield Joggers at Ferry Meadows.

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Andrea Jenkins on top of the podium in Perth.

Harrier Andrea throws her way to a world title Down Under

Nene Valley Harriers throwing star Andrea Jenkins has just returned from Down Under as a world champion and a British record holder.

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The PAC senior mens team of, from the left, Shaun Walton, James Whitehead, Ben Heron and Stuart Haw.

Brill-iant Nene Valley go with the Flo at mud-free Mansfield

Flo Brill led the way for Nene Valley Harriers in the English National Cross -Country Relays at Mansfield on Saturday as she showed the country’s best young talent a clean pair of heels.

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Steve Robinson.

Robinson and Taylor take league titles

Ben Heron had his wings clipped at Sunday’s Fenland 10, which saw Steve Robinson of Peterborough AC and Philippa Taylor of Nene Valley Harriers crowned as the 2016 Cambridgeshire Road League champions.

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Tracy McCartney in action in the Snowdonia Marathon.

Tracy’s bid to top Snowdonia again hampered by a hurting hip

Winning a marathon once is hard, but winning it for a second time is even harder, as Tracy McCartney discovered upon her return to Snowdonia on Saturday, the scene of her 2015 triumph.

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The Peterborough AC senior mens squad at the Southern Relay Championships. From the left are Nathan Popple, James Sadlier, Daniel Mees, Danny Snipe, Stuart Haw, Josh White, Paul Larkins (coach) and Ben Heron.

PAC escape from Wormwood Scrubs with best-ever placing

Peterborough Athletic Club’s distance runners took a significant step forward in terms of national rankings when finishing sixth in the South of England Cross-Country Relay Championships at Wormwood Scrubs at the weekend.

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Nathan Tweedie and Alex Hampson step it out for Nene Valley Harriers in the senior mens race. Picture: Adrian Royle

Flo is flying as Harriers mount a strong finish on Derby day

Nene Valley Harriers enjoyed a hugely satisfying start to the cross-country season at Derby on Saturday with a winning display in the opening fixture of the North Midlands League.

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Tim Cook ( left) with Mike Harris from England Athletics.

National award for GPAN

The Greater Peterborough Athletics Network (GPAN) are celebrating after picking up a prestigious national award at the England Athletics national presentation evening at the weekend

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Over 4,000 runners set off at the start of the Great Eastern Run. Photo: David Lowndes.

GREAT EASTERN RUN: The best times and the highest-placed finishers

A record entry of 4,160 runners took part in the 2016 Great Eastern Run.

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First two home in the 2016 Great Eastern Run were Shadrack Korir (left) and Gideon Kimosop. Photo: David Lowndes.

GREAT EASTERN RUN: Kenyans are the kings of the road

Kenyans were the kings of the 2016 Great Eastern Run today (October 9).

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The top locals at the Great Eastern Run, Philippa Taylor (left) and Aaron Scott. Photo: David Lowndes.

GREAT EASTERN RUN: The first lady of local athletics is still perfect

Nene Valley Harrier Philippa Taylor maintained her perfect record at the Great Eastern Run in satisfying style.

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Gideon Kimosop wins the Larne Half-Marathon.

Kenya have four big aces to play with Korir the trump card

On your marks, get set . . . for another scorching Great Eastern Run.

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Ben Heron.

FROSTBITE LEAGUE: Heron swoops as Eye win both races

Ben Heron winged his way to victory in the opening fixture of the Frostbite League at Priory Park in St Neots on Sunday (October 2).

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The Peterborough AC team which qualified for the National Road Relay finals. From the left are Steve Robinson, James Whitehead, Steve Hall, Shaun Walton, Stuart Haw and Jon Peet.

Harriers win a bronze medal and PAC reach national finals

City clubs Peterborough AC and Nene Valley Harriers both had cause to celebrate at the Southern Road Relays at Bedford on Sunday.

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