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ROAD RACE: Langtoft 10k set for another record year

Entries are filling up fast with just a month to go until this year’s Langtoft 10k and 3k fun run on Sunday April 30.

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Action from the Thorney 10k road race. Picture: David Lowndes

RACE RESULT: PAC man Martin wins the Thorney 10k

Local runners filled the first three places in yesterday’s (March 26) Thorney 10k.

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James McCrae.

McCrae picked for International

Local athlete James McCrae has been selected to run for a select England Midlands team at the end-of-season Home Countries Cross-Country International.

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Philippa Taylor beat all the men and ladies in the Keyworth 15k Trail Race.

Philippa shows all the men the way home

It’s almost unheard of for a lady to win a mixed running race, but Philippa Taylor achieved that remarkable feat in The Vale of Belvoir on Sunday as she left both men and women trailing in her wake.

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Mo Farah should be furious.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: It’s almost like they have something to hide, a waste of time in the Caribbean and pointless sackings

The Team Sky cycling outfit have loved to brag about their professionalism and their skill at finding marginal gains.

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Simon Achurch.

Pride of Lee Valley! Achurch and Baker are golden oldies

Several local athletes made the podium at the British Masters Indoor Championship at Lea Valley over the weekend.

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Alex Hampson.

Hampson best for Harriers at Inter-Counties meeting

Nene Valley signed off their cross-country season with a set of fine performances in the Inter-Counties Championships at Loughborough on Saturday (writes Barry Warne).

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Sir Bradley Wiggins

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Cycling is in the gutter, Greedy Sanchez, United are doomed, lovely Laura

The rush of politicians to jump on the populist bandwagon and bestow knighthoods on successful sportsmen has been made to look rather foolish in recent weeks.

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Aaron Scott.

First-class honours for Scott in Cambridge

Aaron Scott was in a class of his own when winning Sunday’s Cambridge Half-Marathon for a fourth successive year.

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Terry Fone.

Bad weather but still some fine runs

There were mixed fortunes for a handful of Nene Valley Harriers who braved atrocious weekend weather to race up and down the country.

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Action from last year's Thorney 10k.

ROAD RUNNING: Time to enter the Thorney 10k

The popular Thorney 10k road race is coming up later this month.

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The Peterborough AC senior mens team which finished 37th out of 131 teams at the National Cross-Country Championships. From the left they are Stuart Haw, Steve Robinson, Ben Heron, James Sadlier, Danny Snipe, Nathan Popple and James Whitehead.

It’s a great weekend home and abroad for Peterborough AC

Peterborough Athletic Club were celebrating a weekend of global success with fine performances in Japan, America and the UK.

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Sam Oakley.

McCrae is top Harrier in the Nottingham mud

Nene Valley Harriers athletes left many of their rivals bogged down in the mud at the National Cross-Country Championships on Saturday.

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Lloyd Kempson.

Kempson joins online coaching revolution after Aussie trip

Nene Valley Harriers’ rising star Lloyd Kempson has recently returned from Australia, where he spent a year training with elite athletes.

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Aaron Scott.

Scott is king of the road once again in big race at Stamford

Aaron Scott can’t stop winning since leaving Notts AC to join Lincoln Wellington.

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Oundle School's Anglian Trophy contestants, from left, Eleanor Macintosh, Archie Parkinson, Dylan Page.

CROSS COUNTRY: Archie stars in Oundle success

Three Oundle School students competed strongly in the prestigious Anglian Trophy cross country event at Abington Park Northampton last weekend (February 4).

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Northern champion Donovan Capes.

Capes shines in Sheffield and McNally strikes at Lee Valley

Shot-putt star-in-the-making Donovan Capes won the biggest title of his feldgling career when landing the Northern Indoor Championships crown in Sheffield at the weekend.

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First lady Claire Steels.

Heron swoops to claim a third Frostbite win

While many of his rivals got bogged down in the swampy conditions, Ben Heron proved to be no stick in the mud as he strode to victory in the Bourne Woods Frostbite League race on Sunday (writes Barry Warne).

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Donovan Capes in action.

Young Donovan is next to step up in the Capes family circle

There’s another Capes looming large on the shot-putting horizon.

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The Eye Community Runners contingent at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

McCrae just outside the Midlands medal placings

Nene Valley Harrier James McCrae secured an impressive fifth place in the Under 20 men’s race at the Midlands Cross-Country Championships at Prestwold Hall near Loughborough at the weekend, writes Barry Warne.

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