Maltby blasts to club record

Emily Maltby
Emily Maltby

Local athlete Emily Maltby stormed to a Nene Valley Harriers club record in the 60m hurdles on Saturday.

Maltby looked smooth over the barriers as she blasted to a new record of 9.50 seconds at the Notts AAA Indoor Meeting.

She also recorded 10.80m in the triple jump and 4.91m in the long jump.

Bourne youngster Megan Pusey was another impressive member of the Nene Valley Harriers contingent.

Pusey, an unsung hero who frequently stepped in to score valuable points for the club during the summer, recorded a personal best of 8.7 in round one of the 60m and improved that by a further tenth of a second in round two.

She then set an indoor PB of 46.2 in the 300m, running more than three seconds quicker than she did last year.

Another Bourne youngster to impress was Jasmine Allen, who improved her 300m personal best when clocking 45.4.

Allen has already qualified for the National Championships for the 60m, 200m and long jump but there is not a 300m contest at that meeting.

She was disappointed with her leap of 4.31m but that is further than she had jumped by this time last year.

Crowland athlete Devon Spencer managed 10.27m in the triple jump.

Former Spalding Grammar School pupil Lloyd Kempson won Saturday’s Peterborough ParkRun, despite only waking up 15 minutes before the start.

The 5km event takes place at 9am every Saturday and Kempson, who now lives in Peterborough, woke at 8.45am and made a late dash to the race, which he won by a minute-and-a-half in 16.09.