Nene Valley Harriers’ outstanding young shot-putter Hannah Molyneaux continues to go from strength to strength.
The Geoff Capes-trained athlete was unbeaten on the domestic front at Under 15 level last year and this year, competing in the Under 17 age bracket, she’s made a flying start.
She followed up her win in the Northern Indoor Championships two weeks ago with victory in the Loughborough Open on Saturday and won with a club record and personal best distance of 14.44m.
Molyneaux was already top of the current UK age group rankings, but this throw moved her up to seventh on the all-time list.
Clubmate Becky Hall finished third in the senior ladies shot with 11.85m while Martin Tinkler recorded a season’s best 14.34m for second place in the senior men’s shot.
At the same event Alex Pullan ran a personal best (PB) of 8.31 in the Under 17 60m on her comeback from injury.
At the London Indoor Games at Lee Valley three Nene Valley athletes did well after enforced time out of the sport.
Georgie Ivens continued her recovery from serious injury running 26.03 in the ladies 200m, just a few hundredths off her best.
Under 20 Rosie Marshall ran her first 400m since May and recorded an indoor PB of 65.52.
And Max Butler, better known for his 800m running, competed in the men’s Under 20 400m and, in a very tight race, finished fourth with a PB of 52.69.
In the senior men’s pole vault Carl Titman cleared 4.10m - his best performance since 2007.
Kane Wright’s 60m time of 7.01 was the fourth fastest by an Under 20 runner and in the same age group Callum Crosby recorded a new personal best of 7.35.
Lily Hughes ran 7.78 in the Under 20 ladies category.
Also in the 60m races, Vet 45 athlete Julian Smith had impressive times of 7.74 and 7.69 in his two races while James Thomas, who ended up having to run in trainers, recorded times of 7.79 and 7.56.