Harrier Lloyd breaks the four-minute barrier

Lloyd Kempson set a personal best time in the 1500m.
Lloyd Kempson set a personal best time in the 1500m.
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Nene Valley Harriers Lloyd Kempson became the first Nene Valley Harrier for many years to break the four-minute barrier for the 1500m.

The 20 year-old took part in the prestigious Highgate Harriers Open meeting and ran a personal best of 3:59.70.

Nene Valley Harriers’ veteran runners competed in the British Masters Road Relays at Sutton Coldfield at the weekend.

Hot on the heels of winning the team prize at the Eye 10k the previous Sunday, the ladies team finished a creditable 17th out of 35 teams in the over 35 category.

The men did even better finishing 12th of 42 teams in the over 45s race.

The ladies were led off by Laura Grimer (20.15) with Sophie Wilkinson (20.59), Louise Blake (21.22) and Melanie Tindale (21.50) following.

Timothy Hunt (19.25) started for the men and he was followed by the outstanding David Neal (16.25), Chris Mooney (17.45) and Sean Beard (17.01).

Several Nene Valley athletes made the short journey to St Ives, for a track and field meeting which incorporated the Cambridgeshire 3,000m County Championship.

Bethany Goymour claimed a bronze medal in the under 17 category in a time of 11:51. Although ineligible for the county championship Alex Hampson comfortably won the men’s race in 8:51.

Stamford-based Cat Foley was also ineligible for the county championship, but finished second in a time of 10:08, a second behind the winner after a blistering last lap of 72 seconds.