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Interclub Update...

The next interclub is hosted by Thornton Cleveleys on Tuesday 30th June at 7.30pm prompt from Anchorsholme Prom. Parking at Queen's Promenade (free!) - please run!

Last Updated (Monday, 29 June 2015 18:52)



Preston Harriers race, The Lostock Hall Carnival 5k is on Saturday 4th July at 12:45pm (not too early!) We need marshalls, anybody happy to spare a bit of time after parkrun or otherwise would be greatly appreciated, please email Neil McDonald This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can help.


Freckleton Half Marathon - Sunday 21st June 2015

Six members of Preston Harriers were among the 600 finishers in the popular Freckleton half marathon. Rob Affleck and Gary Pennington were at the sharp end of the race, with Affleck finishing 3rd overall in 71.58 after a strong last few miles, and Pennington taking 5th place in 73.08. Neil McDonald was 41st in 87.35 and Peter Cowling claimed a massive personal best with 87.59 in 46th place. Fiona Bledge finished in 2.02.16 and Helen Boyer completed the team in 2.10.03.


British Masters 5k Road Race Championships, Horwich - Sunday 21st June 2015

A record entry of 147 finishers came to the Horwich Festival of Racing to take part in the annual British Masters 5k road race championships. Many felt that the strong headwind on the long drag up through the town centre made for slow times. Three members of Preston Harriers made the short trip to Horwich to compete against the best masters athletes from all over the country. Kevin Hunt was 42nd overall and 8th MV45 in a time of 17.57. After several months of injury niggles, Kevin Hesketh was pleased to finish 7th MV60 in 19.08, only 25 seconds off a podium place. Marian Hesketh was 2nd WV60 in 21.17.5

Last Updated (Monday, 29 June 2015 18:48)


English National Triathlon Championships, Chester - Sunday 14th June 2015

2015 Michael Brennand Deva Finish 20152015 Nichola Jackson deva finish 2015Chester hosted the English National Triathlon championships on Sunday 14th June, with two Preston Harriers making the short journey to take part in the Deva triathlon. Fell running ace Nichola Jackson continued her rich vein of form in a different discipline, storming home in 2:21 and the possibility of selection for the European championships in what was her first Olympic distance Triathlon. Also new to this distance and in only his third triathlon, Michael Brennand easily achieved his pre-race target of sub 3hr coming through in 2:55. Over in Coniston two more Harriers took on the tough Coniston standard triathlon, with Kevin Hunt finishing in 2:32 and Billy Johnstone in 2:38.

Last Updated (Sunday, 21 June 2015 08:54)


Catforth 10km road race - Sunday 14th June 2015

Five Preston Harriers were amongst the 70 runners who took part in the Catforth 10k last Sunday morning. Race conditions for the distance were almost perfect with cool temperatures and a slight breeze. The race started from Roots Café and looped around the village of Catforth over a slightly undulating route. First Harrier home was Andrew Benson, finishing 2nd with a time of 34 min 14sec, closely followed by Jason Parker who finished 4th in 34.29. Completing the Harriers line-up were Peter Cowling (12th in 39.39), Stephen Mort (19th in 42.36) and the ever improving Sue Wickham (62nd in 60.03). The race was won by Jon Fletcher of Border Harriers in 33.55.


Northern Senior/U20 Championships at Sports City, Manchester - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2015

2015 Tom Booth at Sport City2015 Tom Booth at Sport City (2)2015 Tom Booth bronze medal at Sport CityOn arriving Tom Booth was in full swing in the pole vault competition. It was starting to get exciting, down to the final three, with Tom jumping a PB of 4.80, winning bronze. Now the sun was starting to shine and the events were coming thick and fast. Next up was the high jump with Curtis Mitchell coming third, winning a bronze, then a quick run to the other side to watch the women's heats in the 100 metres which saw the return of Sasha Bryom; it was nice to see her back in a Harriers vest. Then straight back across to the triple jump where Amy Lupton was pushing herself. While Amy was completing the triple jump it was back to the track for the senior men's 110m hurdles, with another bronze medal and a PB  for Curtis Mitchell.  Then all focus turned back to the pole vault  with Jess Swannack  starting the long process and getting herself a silver, doing really well with fellow jumper Ava McGuckian. Also pushing herself hard was Hannah Lupton, doing well in the senior women's long jump. Back on the track  Symon Woan was driving hard in the men's 200 metres final , Rachael Scott won a silver in the women's 800 metres, with Daniel Neal pushing himself in the men’s 800, and  keeping with the track Patrick Dever won gold in the men’s 5000 metres. On the whole it was a good day for Preston Harriers, with the weather being good to us as well. Well done everyone.2015 Curtis Mitchell high jump at Sport City2015 Curtis Mitchell at Sport City2015 Curtis Mitchell medal winner at Sport City





2015 Sasha Byrom at Sport City2015 Ava McGuckian at Sport City2015 Amy Lupton at Sport City2015 Jessica Swannack at Sport City

Last Updated (Sunday, 21 June 2015 08:51)


Durisdeer Fell Race - Saturday 13th June 2015

2015 Nichola Jackson at Durisdeer 13.6.15The Durisdeer fell race is from a small hamlet in the Lowther hills in Southern Scotland and normally attracts around thirty runners. This year, with it being one in the series of British Championship races, nearly 300 ran! The race was 14.7k with 1,240m of climbing and there was a steep uphill to get the race underway and the field spread out.
Nichola Jackson continued her fine season by finishing seventh lady and first under 23 in 1:48.28. Local knowledge came to the fore too as the individual winners were both from Scotland; Tom Owens of Shettleston Harriers won in 1:25.00 and the ladies winner in a dominant performance, was Jasmine Paris of Carnethy Hill Runners in 1:37.33

Last Updated (Sunday, 21 June 2015 08:40)


Preston Interclub Results

Results here



The club are considering putting on some brick sessions over the summer, to cater for the growing interest in duathlon/triathlon within the club. Please contact Mick Brennand at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if of interest. The planned sessions will be at Uclan sports arena and use the bike track and running track with transition next to the cabin. If there is enough interest we may be able to start Wednesday 17th June, as there are a number of members entered into events in July.


Preston Interclub!

Our home road interclub race is at Vernons Sports and Social Club on Wed 10th June - 7.30pm start.
Each club in the series hosts and lays on a post race buffet for hungry runners and helpers. Please bring what you can and as much as you can; sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiches, dinky pies, things on sticks, cakes, flapjacks etc. Kari, Adela and Sue will be arranging all the food on the night and will take your contributions with huge thanks.

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