|MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS NOW DUE!|
Renewals for membership are now due for 2013/14. Please download a renewal form which must be carefully completed and sent with your payment to the Membership Secretary. Remember to renew before 31st May to receive a £5 discount!
UPDATE - If you currently have a family membership, please download a form and send your renewal before 31st May to receive a £5 discount.
Renewal forms will also be sent out with the next edition of the Harrier magazine.
Preston Interclub Road Race - Wednesday 12th June 2013
We will again be hosting the Preston Interclub Race from Vernon Carus Sports Ground, Factory Lane, Penwortham. The success of this event depends on the support of club members in volunteering to marshall on the course and at the finish funnel. If you are able to help please let Neil McDonald, Dave Watson, Steve Mort or Steve Jackson know in advance.
Those of you who have taken part in this year’s races at Blackpool and Lytham will appreciate the fantastic post race buffet provided by the host clubs. Please help us to ensure Preston put on another fine spread by bringing sandwiches or snacks to the Factory Lane club prior to the race start. If everyone who comes along can bring something with then I am sure we can put on a spread that will match our fellow clubs.
Your support is much appreciated.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 19:05)
Request for help with marshalling
PRESTON CITY GAMES
RACE FOR LIFE
On Sunday June 16th. at 11.00am, many ladies will be running/jogging/walking around Moor Park. They are raising funds to support Cancer Research. If you can be there to support this event, by being around the course. Again, please get in touch.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 18:57)
Preston Harriers Dominate at Lytham Inter Club - Thursday 2nd May 2013
Lytham St Annes Road Runners hosted the latest Inter Club Race along the sea front at Lytham. After a tentative start, by mile 1 the race developed into a real Preston Harrier rip up with David Rigby, Rob Affleck, Gethin Butler and Gary Pennington pushing hard for outright victory on the night. At the line Rigby outsprinted Affleck to record 25.51 for 1st overall with Affleck at 25.53 for 2nd overall and1st MV40, and Butler in close order with 25.59 for 3rd overall just four days after his superb run in the Manchester Marathon. Pennington recorded 26.16 for 4th place. Creditable top ten places were also seen from Steve Hallas and Paul Lightfoot with Hallas posting 27.40 in 7th and Lightfoot 28.19 in 9th.
Last Updated (Sunday, 12 May 2013 06:20)
Mid Lancs T&F Selection
Following some misunderstandings at the first Mid Lancs of the season I would like to clarify the 'selection' policy I used. As in previous seasons, Mid Lancs has always been a turn up on the day and compete competition, with this in mind I followed the same format that has been used for many years (although it appears has never been written down) of first come and you get a place.
Caroline Warden, Mid Lancs T&F Team Manager
Manchester Marathon - Sunday 28th April 2013
Last Sunday saw the streets of Manchester full of athletes taking on the re-routed Manchester Marathon with 6 Proud Preston Harriers toeing the line outside the Old Trafford Stadium. British Legend Dr. Ron Hill got everybody away with Andi Jones making his intentions very clear with a storming start, putting clear distance between himself and the chasing pack. Gethin Butler was the lead Preston Harrier, making his presence felt amongst the cream of the north.
Last Updated (Friday, 03 May 2013 18:25)
Lakeland Trails Hawkshead 10 km - Saturday 27th April 2013
Preston Harrier Emma Essex-Crosby was first lady in Saturday’s 10km Hawkshead trail race. Clocking an impressive 1.02.04, she was 16th overall and over a minute ahead of the next lady. The race, starting and finishing in Hawkshead village and taking in tough multi-terrain trails, including the infamous coffin trail, was won by Helm Hill athlete Will Jackson in 47.46. There were 249 finishers. Meanwhile, husband Chris (Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde ), finished a delighted 9th in the 15km event.
Virgin London Marathon – Sunday 21st April 2013
Twelve Proud Preston Harriers ventured south to the capital for the annual London Marathon last weekend, all keen to put the months of training to good effect for the finishing line opposite Buckingham Palace. Metronomic pacing saw Rob Affleck storm the half marathon point at 1.16.32, giving him the confidence to push hard to record an elite overall placing of 56th and 5th MV40 in a fantastic new PB time of 2.33.25.
Another creditable performance was seen from Gema Adams to rank 68th in her age category in 3.05.40 and she was followed in by Darren McDermott (3.11.22), Brian Dewhurst (3.13.01), Kevin Curran (3.11.12), with Preston Harriers’ next lady Claire Mc Dermott in close quarters with 3.37.28. Steve Townhill finished in 3:29.31 and Catherine Slater, who had prepared very well, recorded a personal best for the marathon distance and completed in 3:31.59.
Two Harrier double acts worked effectively together with Stephen Mort and Stephen Needham crossing the line in 3.39.36 and Vince Walker and Greg O`Brien, good friends, ran together through the whole route and finished in 4:27.09. Completing the Preston Harrier entry was David Wakefield, who had a rough last few miles due to the heat and was forced to slow down, finishing in 4.56.32.
Last Updated (Thursday, 25 April 2013 18:36)
Lancashire & Lancs. Schools CE Champs, Hyndburn - 20th & 21st April 2013
On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April 2013 seven Preston Harriers competed in the Lancashire and Lancashire Schools Combined Events Championships at the Wilson Playing Fields track at Clayton le Moors.
Last Updated (Thursday, 25 April 2013 18:31)
Blackpool Inter-Club - Wednesday 10th April 2013
The start of the much anticipated local road inter-club season at Blackpool last Wednesday saw a first defeat for Preston Harriers’ open team since June 2009. A strong Blackpool team took 1st place by only 6 pts from Preston, with the first ten to count for each club. There was a big field, with 235 runners completing the course.