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Harriers Athletes Excel

2015 Eleanor NobletThe 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)

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Trimpell 20 – Sunday 22nd March 2015

2015 Neil McDonald at Trimpell 20The 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.
Ultra distance athlete Catherine Slater was the first Harrier lady with 2.36.42 and was followed in by John Bradley 2.38.25, back to back 20 miler Stephen Needham 2.39.21, Vicki Sherrington 3.17.49, Helen Boyer 3.30.33 and a buoyant Sue Wickham with 3.37.23

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


Reading Half Marathon – Sunday 22nd March 2015

2015 Dave Rigby at ReadingAt last weekend’s Reading Half Marathon, which incorporated the English Championship, Preston Harriers David Rigby and Helen Clitheroe did their club and city proud. Rigby’s ascension continued with him smashing his PB with a fine 68.24 and super vet Helen Clitheroe was well rewarded for a creditable 73.01

Last Updated (Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:45)


Jacobs Leg-it 10K – Sunday 22nd March 2015

Speed demon Gary Pennington had a storming race to claim outright victory at last weekend’s Jacob’s Leg-it 10K road race with 33.45 and was pushed hard to the line by fellow Harrier Daniel Bebbington in 34.24 for 2nd overall. Adela Nuttall also put in a strong performance with a fine 57.25


Garstang Gallop – Sunday 22nd March 2015

Road ace Jason Parker claimed a superb 3rd overall with 40.56 over the tough 7 mile Garstang Gallop and was pushed hard by Jenny Wren 55.25, Richard Fenton 55.26, Kate Lakeland 56.08 and Phil Lakeland 64.44.


Coniston 14 – Saturday 21st March 2015

The tough Coniston 14 mile route welcomed a trio of Preston Harriers last weekend with Tunde Buraimo recording a superb 1.35.12 setting him up well for his forthcoming challenge at the Manchester Marathon. Pushing him all the way was Peter Cowling in 1.39.57 and Paul Lightfoot in 1.45.50


Spenborough 20, Cleckheaton – Sunday 15th March 2015

2015 Steve Needham at Spenborough2015 Steve Mort at Spenborough2015 Steve Mort and Steve Needham at SpenboroughHarriers’ own dynamic duo Steve Mort and Steve Needham made the short journey over the Pennines last Sunday to take part in the Spenborough 20 mile road race. The start takes in one lap of the track at the Princess Mary Sports Arena before heading out on the road towards the centre of Cleckheaton. It then takes a left and climbs the steep ascent up to the village of Scholes and loops around the tops at Hartshead, Liversedge and Clifton.
The vastly undulating course is very challenging and the pair used the race as part of their build up training runs for the London Marathon next month. Running together for most of the way together with Carmel Sullivan of Wesham Road Runners, the duo managed to get into a good rhythm. At around mile 14 Steve Mort started to slowly pull away.

Last Updated (Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:30)

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Sweatshop 10 mile road race - Sunday 15th March 2015

2015 David Rigby2015 Neil McDonald - sub hour joyThis year’s event saw a route change along the Blackpool promenade utilising both tiers over the 2 lap race. Preston Harriers’ David Rigby was in empiric form and stamped his dominance on the race with a strong cadence over the opening miles to attain a superb PB victory with 52.50 and also received a Lancashire gold medal. Further county golds were awarded to Gary Pennington who stormed through the line 4th overall, 1st MV45 with 54.57, Neil Mc Donald with a euphoric PB of 59.59, Richard Smith 4th team counter with a fine 61.09  and David Green ran strongly as 3rd Vet Team counter with 67.08. Stalwart Alan Appleby was justly rewarded for an impressive 69 min as 2nd MV65.

Last Updated (Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:29)

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NYC Half Marathon - Sunday 15th March 2015

Globe trotting Preston Harrier Kevin Hunt put in a mighty fine performance at the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon to storm over the line in 1.22.35


Silverstone Half Marathon - Sunday 15th March 2015

Tony Livesey charged round the Silverstone circuit whilst taking to the challenge of the annual half marathon event in 1.21.53

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