CROSS COUNTRY: Duo lead the way in top Nene Valley show

STELLAR SHOW: Alex Hampson (above) and Grace Mullins (below) shone for Nene Valley Harriers.
STELLAR SHOW: Alex Hampson (above) and Grace Mullins (below) shone for Nene Valley Harriers.
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Grace Mullins and Alex Hampson stole the show again as Nene Valley Harriers continued their fantastic form on the cross country scene.

Mullins produced another stunning performance in the final North Midlands League race at Wollaton Park in Nottingham, as she emerged as overall champion in the ladies’ under-20 age group.

Bourne ace Hampson, meanwhile, roared to victory in the boys’ under-17 race at the Lincolnshire Schools Championships at Caythorpe College.

Mullins saved her best until last in the North Midlands League, finishing a super second in the senior ladies’ race.

That made here the first under-2o runner home for the third time out of four races – which comfortably gave her the age group crown.

Fellow Harrier Emma Penniston, in her first full season for the club, made it a one-two overall in the under-20 section by taking the silver medal.

Nene Valley were defending the overall senior ladies’ title, but had to settle for second place this time around.

Ruth Jones was second senior lady overall and the rest of the team were Cat Foley, Nicky Morgan and Charlotte Harris.

The senior men finished fourth overall and they were led home by Michael Moore in 16th place. He placed second overall in the over-40 age group.

Elsewhere, the younger age groups suffered a bit from a clash with the Lincolnshire Schools meeting but the Under-13 boys were still second overall. They were represented by Ollie Oakley (17th), Jonathon Friend (25th) and Elliot Bellamy (27th).

• Two Nene Valley members were involved in the Southern Indoors event down at Lee Valley.

Darllion Holding and Georgie Ivens both entered the 400m event, with the latter clocking a personal best time of 57.68secs. Holding finished his event in a rapid 50.9secs.