2015

Watford Open Evening

It was an evening of PB's (personal bests) for Nene Valley Harriers middle distance runners last Wednesday, as a talented group travelled to Watford to compete in the popular Watford Harriers open meeting.

The evening included an incredible 28 graded 800 metres races, and the star of the show for Nene Valley was 17 year old Peterborough Regional College student Alex Hampson. The teenage winner of 2 of this season's Peterborough Grand Prix 5k series races was graded to run in race number 26, and performed superbly. In a highly competitive race Hampson came home in second place recording a new PB of 1:57:40.

Twenty year old Lloyd Kempson, who like Hampson, favours longer distances has also been in top form of late, and ran in race number 27. It turned out to be a tactical affair, and ended with Kempson finishing fifth in an almost identical time to that of his younger club mate.

Another 17 year old Harrier, Ashley Sandall, also ran a PB, coming home in 1:57:50. A time that was within a 10th of a second of both Hampson and Kempson's. Sean Reidy was in action, clocking 1:59.36, whilst 16 year old Austin Herbert finished in 2:03.10 two seconds quicker than fellow Harrier Michael Cawood, but both runners times represented PB's.

Peterborough AC had a couple of athletes at the event with 27 year old Andrew Suter, the fastest local runner of the night, completing the two laps in 1:56.20, knocking over two seconds off his previous fastest time.

Nichola Gibson opted to run the 400 metres, and the 26 year old was delighted to return home with a seasons best time of 1:02.18. Nene Valley's George Ivens just failed to break the minute barrier finishing in 1:01,11.

On the same evening Nene Valley's golden girl, Cat Foley ran the 1,500 metres at the Charnwood AC open meeting held at Loughborough. Foley had already run track PB's in the 800, and 3,000 metres this summer, and hoped to make it a clean sweep of her favoured distances. She did so by a whisker, recording a time of 4:39.53, knocking 17/100 hundredths of a second off her previous fastest time set back in 2010.


The evening included an incredible 28 graded 800 metres races, and the star of the show for Nene Valley was 17 year old Peterborough Regional College student Alex Hampson. The teenage winner of 2 of this season's Peterborough Grand Prix 5k series races was graded to run in race number 26, and performed superbly. In a highly competitive race Hampson came home in second place recording a new PB of 1:57:40.

Twenty year old Lloyd Kempson, who like Hampson, favours longer distances has also been in top form of late, and ran in race number 27. It turned out to be a tactical affair, and ended with Kempson finishing fifth in an almost identical time to that of his younger club mate.

Another 17 year old Harrier, Ashley Sandall, also ran a PB, coming home in 1:57:50. A time that was within a 10th of a second of both Hampson and Kempson's. Sean Reidy was in action, clocking 1:59.36, whilst 16 year old Austin Herbert finished in 2:03.10 two seconds quicker than fellow Harrier Michael Cawood, but both runners times represented PB's.

Peterborough AC had a couple of athletes at the event with 27 year old Andrew Suter, the fastest local runner of the night, completing the two laps in 1:56.20, knocking over two seconds off his previous fastest time.

Nichola Gibson opted to run the 400 metres, and the 26 year old was delighted to return home with a seasons best time of 1:02.18. Nene Valley's George Ivens just failed to break the minute barrier finishing in 1:01,11.

On the same evening Nene Valley's golden girl, Cat Foley ran the 1,500 metres at the Charnwood AC open meeting held at Loughborough. Foley had already run track PB's in the 800, and 3,000 metres this summer, and hoped to make it a clean sweep of her favoured distances. She did so by a whisker, recording a time of 4:39.53, knocking 17/100 hundredths of a second off her previous fastest time set back in 2010.

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