Goringe in pole position with one Grand Prix to go

First female Grace Mullins.
First female Grace Mullins.
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Kettering Town Harrier Jonathan Goringe romped to victory in race number four of the Peterborough 5k Grand Prix Series at Ferry Meadows.

On a hot and sultry evening the 26 year-old coped well with the uncomfortable conditions, making it two wins from his two outings in the series.

Should Goringe compete in the series finale at Werrington on August 3, the crown of 2016 series winner should be his.

James Mogridge of Yaxley Joggers was the first local home, finishing second in 16:17, 13 seconds behind the winner.

Promising Nene Valley youngster Ollie Bowling was third with a time of 16:26.

Ramsey Road Runner Shaun Walton finished fourth with veteran Bushfield Jogger Brian Corley fifth.

Grace Mullins of Nene Valley was the first lady home in 18:22, and with two second places also to her name she is favourite to win the series.

Melissa Neal from March AC was runner-up, but found herself a full minute behind the talented race winner.

Maggie Skinner was third, in the colours of Stamford Striders.

The junior 3k race was an exciting affair, and was completely dominated by Nene Valley youngsters with Ethan Ellison powering his way to victory in an impressive 10:23.

Ellison’s team-mates Sam Oakley and Matthew Dowling took second and third positions respectively.

Nene Valley’s Flo Brill and Ella Robinson were fourth and fifth overall, with a third Harrier, Olivia Mead completing the top three girls.

Such was the dominance of Nene Valley in the junior race that their runners accounted for 13 of the first 16 finishers.