Want to run at Liverpool XC?
The Liverpool xc event on Sat 26th November, which is the third race of the Mid Lancs League season is also part of the British Athletics Cross Challenge. The Liverpool race is PRE ENTRY ONLY for the Mid Lancs League race and you cannot run, unless you are pre entered by the club in advance. The club pays the entry fees. You'll get a number on the day at the Preston Harriers club tent. Please don't bring your Mid Lancs number! If you are entering in the Cross Challenge you do that as an individual.
You can let him know about running at Liverpool, on the day at Cuerden Park on the 29th October if you are running at that event.
2016 Road Race Championships Update
Latest update to this year's road race champs with all races now completed is now available to download here, see attached file. It is each athlete's responsibility to check their results are correct. Please check and if you wish any amendments to be considered please advise Kari Edwards by 21/10/16 at the latest.
2016 Inter Club Final Results
Individual Results for Road interclub series here...
Actual prizewinners in various categories to be confirmed and will be posted when they are made available.
Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay - Sunday 2nd October 2016
King George V Playing Fields-Patterdale. Weather- cool early mist soon burning off, then warm and sunny with excellent visibility. A cracking late summer day in the Lakes.
Chorley Cross Country - Saturday 1st October 2016
The first Mid Lancs cross country league fixture of the 2016/17 season was held at Astley Park, organised by Chorley AC and Tri with Preston Harriers helping out with the marshalling of the event.
Last Updated (Friday, 21 October 2016 17:50)
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 20th. “Preston 10” 2016. 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.
Thanks in advance.
Northern Athletics Road Relays Sportcity Manchester – Sunday 25th September 2016
The Northern Road Relays followed hot on the heels of the Lancashire championships two weeks earlier with this year's event held at Sportcity, Manchester on a mostly sunny and warm day punctuated with the occasional shower meaning conditions were ideal for fast times. The route was almost entirely flat, taking in 300m of the athletics track and then varying distances around the Etihad football stadium and adjoining car parks and ending with another 300m on the track.
Preston Harriers Junior athletes put in some outstanding performances and Harriers proved to be the dominant junior club in the North of England, collecting one gold, two silver and one bronze team medal. Ethan Warren, Tom Durney & Thomas Barnes got the squad off to a flying start by winning the Northern title, narrowly defeating a strong Salford Harriers team, just as they had a fortnight ago. Warren ran a brilliant 5th fastest leg of the day to put the boys in contention, Durney then put in a storming performance with the 7th fastest leg to give the lads a clear lead. Barnes once more ran a superb anchor leg to hold off Salford’s Sam Hopkins who ran the fastest leg of the day. Gregor Anderson & Ben Withers put in solid performances in an incomplete B team.
Last Updated (Friday, 07 October 2016 18:38)
Berlin Marathon - Sunday 25th September 2016
The Berlin Marathon beckoned Preston Harrier Rob Affleck once more to the glorious German capital streets. At the halfway point Affleck was pushing hard at 1.14 feeling confident whilst forging ahead within a competent group. As the miles progressed Affleck found himself detached at the back of the pack and isolated which required him to dig deep into his reserves to remain mentally strong. His resilience dominated for him to actually speed up over the last kilometres to record a very respectable 2.29 and be recorded as 1st MV45!
Run Preston 10K, 5k and 2K - Sunday 25th September 2016
On the 25th September, the annual three Run Preston events attracted a number of Preston Harriers, all hoping to do well on home turf, despite the (at times) tough and muddy course.
First it was the 5K race, and the first three men back were all Harriers. Gary Pennington took the winning title in 16.41. There was a great battle to the finish line by Peter Cowling (19.20) and Dougie Potter (19.22). Dougie also bravely completed the 10k later in the morning! The first lady back was the formidable Jenny Parker who took her 20.04 win in her stride! Jenny was followed in by the ever improving Vladimir Wiggins (22.51), Katie Mathison (26.22), Catherine Fletcher (30.52), Kirsty Williams (31.03), Emily Wiggins (33.24) and Clare Forrest (34.42) completed the Harriers team.
Last Updated (Friday, 07 October 2016 18:31)
10th Rab Mountain Marathon - Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016
A two day fell running and navigational challenge which Preston Harriers Michael McLoughlin and Alan Appleby undertook at the weekend. The event was based at Outhgill in the Upper Eden Valley in the Mallerstang area of the Yorkshire Dales, a beautiful valley which the Settle to Carlisle railway passes through. There are several course formats and distances to take part in and they decided to attempt the Long Score in which you have a list of checkpoints with scores assigned to them and over the two days you have to amass as many points as you can within the time limits each day.
Wednesday Running Fitness Group
From Wed 5th Oct until the end of March 2016, the start time is 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start, at latest!