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Golden Ball 20 mile road race – Sunday 7th September 2014

Preston Harriers Chris Wales and Alan Martin both put in a sterling performance at the Golden Ball 20 miler taking in a scenic route along the banks of the River Lune. Wales stormed the line for 6th overall in 2.24 with Martin pushing all the way in 13th overall in 2.34.


Sainsbury's School Games, Manchester - Friday 5th September 2014

Ed smashes through the 60 metre barrier

Preston Harriers’ 15 year old hammer thrower Edward Jeans smashed his lifetime best by nearly 3 metres to record a distance of 61.62 metres and a silver medal while representing the North West in the Sainsbury's School Games at Manchester catapulting him to 5th best in the country. In his series of 6 throws, he threw 3 times over 61metres, this being the first time he has thrown over 60 metres in his life. Harriers’ talented pole vaulter Jessica Swannack  also had a brilliant day, and equalled her personal best to win a bronze medal with a height of 3.50 metres only failing to win the silver on countback. Chris Durney (the third Harrier in the North West team) just missed a medal, finishing a close 4th  in the 1500 metres with a time of 4:08.35, his 4th quickest time for the distance.


Leyland Inter-Club - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

2014 Some of the Harriers at Leyland Interclub 3.9.14_2014 Jenny Gornall, Victoria Cowling and Jenny Parker at Leyland Interclub 3.9.14The final road inter-club of 2014, hosted by Red Rose Runners, took place last week on a perfect evening for running. The course was in and around Worden Park, and was 4 miles in length. Preston Harriers triumphed again in the Open event, making it six wins from six in the series. However, Rob Affleck was beaten into 2nd place by Rob Danson of Wesham – both having good runs and well clear of third place. Harriers posted six runners in the top fifteen places. The ladies were third on the night, and 3rd overall for the season. Harriers retained the Veterans award too, with another six wins from six.

Last Updated (Saturday, 13 September 2014 06:30)


Chipping Show Fell Race

Results here

Roads Interclub Update...

Results from Red Rose Interclub here

Cross Country!

Fixtures for the Mid Lancs have been announced. Click here!

Last Updated (Monday, 01 September 2014 21:40)


Chipping Show - Saturday August 23rd 2014

2014 Andrew Newton at Chiping Show fell race2014 Annual trophy from Chipping Show fell raceThe annual fell race, held on the afternoon of the local Chipping Show and organised by Preston Harriers, was run in good conditions. The usual start, after running off the show field, had been ploughed over but had been drying out during the day under the hot sunshine.
There was a small field but plenty of individual competition. The winner Martin Shaw (1:05:10) is a member of Brecon AC. The first team was Bowland FR.
First Preston Harrier home and in third position in the race was the improving Andrew Newton  in the excellent time of 1:08:10. John Rainford was next in a time of 1:12:20; he was first vet. 50 home. Other Harriers were Alan Martin (v40) 1:26:03, and Peter Carter (v40) 1:32:24. Preston Harriers were second team.
Race organiser Joe Howard presented the trophies and the prizes and thanked the landowners, the show committee and Preston Harrier members who marshalled on the Bowland fells for the safety of the competitors. The men’s and ladies’ trophies had been made by one of Preston Harriers’ oldest members in 2000.

Last Updated (Monday, 01 September 2014 21:12)


Preston Harrier’s Races.

By the time you read this the Chipping Show Fell Race
will be over, so thanks to those who helped.

Sunday November 16th “Preston 10” 2014

This our main race of this year for your help.
This year, as the police involvement cannot be available, as in the past,  we need to work around the course with a traffic management company to put on a successful race as in previous years.
Please consider spending your Sunday morning by helping.

*We need to set out the course.
*We need to enter runners on-the-day.
*We need to marshal around Hutton, Longton and Walmer Bridge.
*We need to man two water stations.
*We need to time & record all the runners.
*We need to clear up afterwards.
The race is usually over by midday.

Please contact me if you can be there.
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01772 493098

Thanks in advance.


Birchwood 10k road race - Sunday 17th August 2014

Blustery winds and changes in the course which included some narrow, twisting paths made for slow times in the popular Birchwood 10k road race. David Rigby was the first Preston Harrier to finish in an excellent 5th place (32.56). Chris Tully was 15th in 34.50 and Kevin Hesketh was 2nd V60 in 39.01. Marian Hesketh was 1st FV60 in 43.38.


Wagon & Horses half marathon – Sunday 17th August 2014

In-form Rob Affleck won the Wagon and Horses half marathon in a time of 74.38 and Helen Boyer ran a PB of 2.07.47 in the same race.


NORTHERN U15 & U17 CHAMPS, WIGAN – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014

Over the weekend of the 16th and 17th August the Northern Athletics U15 & U17 Track & Field Championships were held at the Robin Park Stadium, Wigan.  A good turnout of 20 Preston Harriers competed in weather that varied from cloudy, cool and windy to warm and sunny with some heavy downpours of rain.
Performance of the weekend came from Edward Jeans who won gold in the U17 men’s hammer with a throw of 58.76m, over 9 metres further than the silver medallist.  The result was all the more remarkable as Edward has another year in this age group.  In the U17 men’s discus Edward also took 4th place with a throw of 37.24m.

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