Scott scorches to victory in Barney 5k

Stamford-based star Aaron Scott stormed to victory in the Barney 5k held at Ferry Meadows (writes Barry Warne).

Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:48 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 9:51 am
Aaron Scott.

The race, held in memory of former Nene Valley favourite Mike Barnsdale, has a reputation for producing fast times which means that a strong field usually gathers for the event.

This year’s race was no exception, though Scott was too good for his rivals racing away from the gun and winning in a speedy time of 15:13.

Scott, now running in the colours of Lincoln Wellington AC, finished 200 metres ahead of runner-up Steve Robinson of Peterborough AC, who clocked 15:50.

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It was a closer run thing for the minor placings with Yaxley’s James Mogridge taking third place in 16:05.

The Peterborough AC quartet of John Pike, Shaun Walton, James Whitehead and Amittai Ben-Israel were not far behind in fourth to seventh positions.

The ladies race was dominated by Higham Harrier Rachel Doherty with a finishing time of 17:14.

The consistent Philippa Taylor of Nene Valley finished as runner-up in 18:24 with March AC’s Melissa Neal a minute further back in third.

Nene Valley teenagers Josie Fortune and Ellie Piccaver both ran well, with top ten finishes.