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Pendle Fell Race – Saturday 4th April 2015
This year’s Pendle fell race from Barley also hosted the second race in the English Fell Running Junior Championships which meant that the whole area was very busy with runners aged eight to almost eighty. The junior races started at noon and the seniors at 2pm – both sets of races included, too, the Lancashire fell running championships. After an overcast morning, the sun shone and the views from the top of Pendle were exceptionally clear.
Last Updated (Monday, 13 April 2015 20:51)
Liverpool Half Marathon - Sunday 29th March 2015
Liverpool was certainly busy hosting 2 racing events last weekend with further Preston Harrier participation at the city’s Half Marathon. Stephen Needham continued his preparation for the London marathon with a cracking 1.32.29 as the first Harrier to storm the finish. In close contention Steve Townhill pushed all the way in 1.32.45 and was followed in by Robert Watson 1.50.30 and Harriers only lady Susan Clemson with a fine 2.11 to complete the Preston team.
Accrington 10K - Sunday 29th March 2015
Lone Preston Harrier Margaret Parkinson represented her club with pride to complete the Accrington 10K in 72.16
The 10th European Masters Indoor Athletics Championships 2015
Over 2400 athletes from 44 countries took part in these championships held in Torun, Poland from the 23rd -28th of March. The championships are open to anyone, there are no qualifying standards, you pay your money and you can have a go at any of the athletic disciplines.
Last Updated (Monday, 13 April 2015 20:46)
Northern Road Relays - Saturday 28th March 2015
Sefton Park Liverpool was the setting for the annual Northern Relay Championship with the elite of all northern athletics clubs in attendance. Leading the charge for the Mighty Preston Harriers was Christopher Tully who made his presence felt amongst the marauding mass start with a splendid 25.59 over the first long leg of 4.8 miles to hand over to Andrew Grimshaw for leg 2 who charged over the 2.4 miles in a commanding 14.18. The Harrier position continued to climb the leaderboard with Jon Green gaining a place with 26.47and David Rigby posting one of the fastest leg 4 stages on the day with 11.56 to gain 14 places. Tony Livesey maintained the team position with a strong 27.03 and Sam Williams gained a further place to climb to 24th by leg 6 with 13.46. Neil Mc Donald pushed hard but was overhauled to cross the line 30th with 28.37 to hand over to Andrew Newton with a creditable 13.04 gaining 3 places and Richard Smith maintaining position in 13.38 for leg 9. Over the closing stages the pressure was on to qualify in the top 25, with Kevin Hunt climbing to 26th with a strong 13.57, Sam Swindells 24th with 14.04 and Stephen Bonsu guaranteeing inclusion in the National Final with a superb 12.02 for 21st overall.
Last Updated (Monday, 13 April 2015 20:46)
T&F Athletes! - Mid Lancs T&F Entry Procedure
Please read the entry procedure for the first Mid Lancs T&F fixture for 2015
Road Inter-club Series...
Harriers Athletes Excel
The opening summer athletic meeting at Blackpool provides athletes with their first opportunity to see where they are after the winter months of training. 60 Preston Harriers enjoyed the sunshine to produce many lifetime best performance. Ed Jeans showed that he has wintered well to go 1st on the National Ranking with a throw of 59.83 metres in the under 17 Men's Hammer. He then produced lifetime bests in both the Shot and Discus with 12.38 and 40.11 metres respectively. His brother David had double success winning the Discus and Hammer in the under 15 Boy's with 21.76 and 28.95 metres
Last Updated (Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:47)
Trimpell 20 – Sunday 22nd March 2015
The Trimpell 20 miler is an ideal preparation race for marathon athletes who are competing at the annual Manchester and London events. 10 Proud Preston Harriers took to the scenic route which follows the banks of the River Lune with Neil Mc Donald at the head of the Harrier charge with a fine 2.12.55. Pushing all the way and next through the line was Kevin Curran 2.18.48 and was pursued to the line by Alan Martin 2.31.33 and Russell Codd in 2.36.21.
Last Updated (Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:46)
Wilmslow Half – Sunday 22nd March 2015
A trio of Preston Harriers toed the line at the annual Wilmslow Half Marathon with Robert Affleck leading the charge over the line with a mighty PB of 70.05. Another fine PB was grabbed with a superb 75 minutes flat by the ever improving Christopher Tully who was pushed all the way with a solid performance from Stephen Mort with 91.58