A record number of 220 athletes took part in the Kettering Open Meeting in glorious spring weather. For many, this was the first outing of the track and field season, and there were many impressive performances.

The Under 11 sprint girls sprints were closely contested with Corby's Ebony Hallam narrowly edging out KTH's Tabatha Walford in both the 75m and 150m. Consolation for Tabatha was a new club record in the shorter distance (11.2) replacing Grace Linnett's record that stood for just one week!

Yannick Phippen showed good early season form with 11.5 in the 100m and there were excellent performances by Niamh Bailey (44.1) and Charlotte Redden (45.0) over 300m.

Two of the highlights of the meeting were provided by Kettering's Jamie Dean and Peterborough's Under 15 athlete Jake Berney.

Dean set a new personal best in the High Jump of 1.80m, an event in which Bradley Fox (1.55m) and Sophia Smith (1.25m) also excelled.

In the final race of the day, the 400m, Berney set off at a rapid pace and just held off the fast finishing Ashley McClintock (KTH) on the home straight. His time of 52.9 was the second-fastest in the UK this year.

There was a clutch of PBs from the Harriers' endurance runners, including Matt Stewart (2.11.5) and Josh Cara (2.28.6) in the 800m and Dave Edwards (4.38.1) in the 1500m.

KTH Committee members, parents and other friends ensured that the meeting ran efficiently.

Results collated by age group are now on the results page.

Some excellent photos can be found on the Nene Valley Harriers website: