Athletics

Athletics

Mari Smith wins Great Britain cross country team spot

Mari Smith will take the next step up the international ladder on Sunday when she runs for Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championships.

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Brownlow Schools sportshall athletics team will represent Melton and Belvoir at the county finals EMN-161117-102406002

Brownlow School athletes win indoor area title

The popular Melton and Belvoir School Sports sportshall athletics championships returned to Brooksby Melton College and featured more than 200 Year 5 and 6 pupils.

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The Stilton Striders at the Shepshed 7, from left,  Luke Eggleston, Darren Glover, Lynda Harris, Vicki Lowe. Not pictured: David Hall EMN-160911-094948002

Shepshed 7: Stilton Striders pair net top 30 finishes

A small group of Stilton Striders travelled to the Shepshed 7-mile road race, a two-lap course through Garendon Park.

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Pupils were asked to run with items of PE equipment EMN-161025-095635002

Swallowdale School pupils run for Matt Hampson Foundation

A total of 350 children took part in a fun run at Swallowdale Primary School in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation.

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Jason Barton (200) EMN-160913-185627002

Barton wins Stilton Stumble for second time

Stilton Strider Jason Barton won the Stilton Stumble for the season time in three years with a dominant display of running.

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Heading off-road near Branston EMN-161110-183951002

Eaton Stampede attracts record entry

The sixth running of the Eaton Stampede attracted a record entry of 82 runners and walkers.

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Personal best times for two Striders

A group of Stilton Striders travelled to Nottingham for the Robin Hood Marathon.

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Sophie lowered her own world record by four-tenths of a second to 12.60secs in the world championship final last year EMN-160825-102657002

Sophie Hahn adds Paralympic relay silver to sprint gold

Sophie Hahn added a second Paralympic medal to her impressive collection, but she had to settle for silver in the 4x100m relay.

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Sophie Hahn on the top step of the podium flanked by good friend Veronica Hipolito (left) and GB team-mate Kadeena Cox PICTURE: Adam Davy/PA EMN-160914-093817002

Sophie Hahn: “I can’t believe I’m Paralympic champion; it’s crazy!”

Sophie Hahn completed the set of major international 100m titles as she stormed to Paralympic gold in dominant fashion on Friday evening.

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Stilton Striders set off for their hill climb EMN-160913-184709002

Stilton Strider pipped at Old Dalby Hill Race

The Stilton Striders made up almost a quarter of the field at this year’s Old Dalby Hill Race.

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Sophie Hahn EMN-160817-090046002

Paralympics: Sophie Hahn close to world record as she makes 100m final

Sophie Hahn came within a whisker of breaking her own world record as she blasted into tonight’s Paralympic T38 100m final.

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McDonnell spent the first two years working to correct Sophie's balance - a major obstacle for athletes with cerebral palsy EMN-160825-102723002

Paralympics: Sophie Hahn to start quest for gold

Two-time world champion sprinter Sophie Hahn will make her bid for Paralympic gold in Rio tomorrow (Friday).

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Recovering after a set of the dreaded 150m reps EMN-160825-102710002

Rio calling: Sophie Hahn prepares for Paralympic dream - a special feature

Sophie Hahn will toe the start line at Rio among Team GB’s hottest Paralympic gold medal prospects. At 19 she is already the fastest T38 female in history with a fistful of world records to her name. Oh and she’s only been running for three years.

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Pork Pie Plodders at the Draycote Water 10k EMN-160816-164238002

Pork Pie Plodders race to personal bests

A trio of Pork Pie Plodders travelled south to Rugby at the weekend to take part in the Draycote Water 10k.

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The Stilton Striders squad who tackled the tough Hermitage Harriers race EMN-160818-120703002

Barton tops strong Stilton Striders showing in County League

Melton runner Jason Barton was in top form as he raced to a new personal best and top six finish in a 550-strong field at Whitwick last week.

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Sophie Hahn EMN-160817-090046002

Sprint star Sophie Hahn ready for Paralympic debut

Just four years after watching London 2012 as a rapt armchair spectator, Sophie Hahn sets off for the 2016 Paralympics this week with hopes high of a debut gold.

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The Pork Pie Plodders team at the Conti Thunder Run EMN-160208-154928002

Pork Pie Plodders feel the heat at 24-hour Thunder Run

Melton running group the Pork Pie Plodders survived soaring temperatures to complete a 24-hour relay race.

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UK’s greatest Olympic memories

UK’s greatest Olympic memories

Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford grabbing gold in a 44-minute blitz at London 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been hailed the nation’s favourite Olympic memory of all time.

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Sophie Hahn  was special guest at the Melton Times Sports Awards last month. Pictured with Sports Personality of the Year Paul Jacobs EMN-160727-142533002

Sophie Hahn so close to world record at Anniversary Games

World champion sprinter Sophie Hahn warmed up for the Rio Paralympics with a blistering run at the Anniversary Games at London’s Olympic Park on Saturday.

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Stilton Striders line up at the Nottingham Embankment EMN-160726-125802002

Luke leads home Stilton Striders at Notts five-miler

Five Stilton Striders made the trip to Nottingham for the Notts Five-Mile Road Race.

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