Har­ri­ers in a gold rush at county cham­pi­onships

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Athletics - Bob. french@ jpress. co. uk By Bobfrench

Lo­cal ath­letes on county cross- coun­try cham­pi­onship duty at the week­end wona stack of medals. Nene Val­ley Har­ri­ers had a par­tic­u­larly good day at Louth, where they emerged as the dom­i­nant club in the Lin­colnshire Cham­pi­onships.

They picked up four in­di­vid­ual gold medals and a sil­ver plus two team ti­tles.

Su­per veteran Philippa Tay­lor, who had a crack­ing 2012, started 2013 with a bang as well as she raced to vic­tory in the se­nior ladies race. But team­mate Cat Fo­ley pushed her all the way with Tay­lor just edg­ing home by a sec­ond.

Grace Mullins stormed home to win the ladies Un­der 20 ti­tle by over a minute and Lloyd Kemp­son made it a Nene Val­ley dou­ble in this age group by win­ning the men’s race by a 17- sec­ond mar­gin.

Com­plet­ing the in­di­vid­ual gold run was Alex Hamp­son, who coasted home first in the Un­der 15 boys run.

Hamp­son re­ceived good sup­port from Cameron Mar­shall ( 4th) and Bradley Spur­dens ( 5th) for an em­phatic team success while the se­nior women also landed the team prize through Tay­lor, Fo­ley and Ruth Jones ( 5th).

Other lo­cal medal­lists at Louth were Peter­bor­ough Ath­letic Club’s Alexan­der Be­van ( 1st Un­der 13 boys), Bourne’s Me­gan El­li­son ( 2nd Un­der 13 girls) and Stam­ford- based Aaron Scott ( 2nd se­nior men).

At St Neots in the Cam­bridgeshire Cham­pi­onships, Nene Val­ley also picked up an in­di­vid­ual gold as Zak Stevens won the Un­der 13 boys race. They also won two sil­vers through Emma Gibbs( Un­der13 girls) and Chris Al­li­son ( Un­der 17 men).

Peter­bor­ough AC won two in­di­vid­ual sil­vers and a bronze thanks to Am­ber Park( Un­der11 girls), Ben­jamin Roberts( Un­der 11 boys) and Casey Hil­liam ( Un­der 13 girls) re­spec­tively.

Hil­liam, Paige Nealon ( 8th) and Me­gan Porter ( 11th) were team win­ners.

Glen Watts, the 26 year- old English steeple chase cham­pion fromMarch, was crowned se­nior men’s cham­pion.

The victorious Un­der 13 girls team from Peter­bor­ough AC. They are Casey Hil­liam ( 3rd), Paige Nealon ( 8th) and Me­gan Porter ( 11th).

The Un­der 11 girls team from P AC whowere sec­ond. From the left they are Ge­orgie Ivens Lap­pin ( 19th), Am­ber Park ( 2nd) and Katie Porter ( 7th).

The Bourne Un­der 13 girls team of ( from the left), Molly Ben­nett ( 12th), Leah Clark ( 13th) and Me­gan El­li­son ( 2nd) whowere sec­ond at Louth.

The Nene Val­ley Un­der 13 boys team that wonat St Neots. From the left they are Oliver Oak­ley, ( 8th), Zak Stevens ( 1st) and Char­lie Ban­ford ( 13th).

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