KTH Floodlit open 2

Kettering Town Harriers 2nd floodlit open on a cool but dry Tuesday evening produced some great performances from the Harriers squads.

Emily Williams was the star of the show with a scintillating performance in the 1500m which saw her smash her PB by over 10 seconds, and move to number 5 in the UK rankings, and also break the 10-year-old club record by more than 5 seconds with a superb run to finish in second place in 4:37.2.

Emily Williams battles with Edward Cannell in the 1500m which saw her smash the 10 year old club record by more than 5 seconds and move to 5th in the UK rankings


Emily who is concentrating on 800m for English Schools this season showed she has the full range from 800, 1500m and 3k (cross country) to be able to compete with the best in the UK, and she has her eyes firmly set on the 3000m track club record to make it a clean sweep this season. Winning the 1500m was U20 Edward Cannell, who also smashed his PB by 10 seconds with a fine run, taking on the pace with 500m to go. Maddy Moxey also set a 2 second PB with a solid race with 6:25.3

Other athletes running well, was Josh Cannell who also smashed his PB by a huge 20 seconds with 2:18.1, with U11’s Lucas Rogers and Alfie Frayne also setting new 800m bests with 2:53.7 and 2:42.6 respectively, and a near 10 second PB for U13 Ollie Read with a fine 2:32.4.

There were further PB’s in the 800m with the U13 Raulia twins Brandon & Ryan running 2.35.7 & 2.44.2 in their race to finish 1st & second respectively, U11’s Charlie Bouchard & Ruby McLeod also set new bests with 3.18.0 & 3.29.7 respectively.

The sprint squad put in some creditable performances on the night. Senior athlete, Sam Smith, recorded a time of 11.7 to win his 100m race on his Harriers debut. The runner up in that race was U13 male, Max Mowforth, who ran 12.8, his 2nd fastest time of the season in that event. He followed this up with a winning time of 27.4 in the 200m.

Erin Healy recorded a time of 13.1 when finishing 3rd behind Sam & Max in the 100m. It was her only race that evening in preparation for her weekend race at the Mason Trophy.

Fast improving Annabelle Clotworthy, recorded PBs' in both the 100m and 200m in times of 13.3 and 28.4, while Alex Beale also recorded a PB of 13.6 in the 100m.

There were a number of encouraging performances from some of the younger members with many setting new lifetime bests in the U11 AG Charlie Bouchard had a busy evening setting a new 75m PB of 12.2, a 150m PB of 25.4 in addition to his 800m PB. Also in the 150m Oliver McAllister and Niamh Sinnott also set PB with 25.0 & 28.2 respectively.

The 200m also produced some good performances with U13’s Cole Sinnott, Charlie Cross & Charlotte Cox all setting new bests of 28.7, 31.3 & 34.3 respectively.

There were many other great performances on the night so well done to everyone who participated.