Vernons 5K - Tuesday 23rd August 2016
This week saw the last in the Vernons 5K race series with the final positions relying on the last race results. Jason Parker led the Preston Harrier charge on the night and throughout the series with a 2nd place on the night in 16.52 to take the overall series victory. Next to power through the line was David Watson with 18.00 mins and he was followed in by Neil Mc Donald who through his consistent racing attained a superb 2nd place in the overall series and 18.33 on the night. Lee Foley’s dogged determination was justly rewarded with a 3rd place overall within the series and 19.12 on the night with Dougie Potter pushing all the way for 19.46 on the night and a creditable 4th overall in the series. Harrier stalwart Alan Appleby put in a fine performance with 21.42 and was pushed all the way by Jenny Wren and Vicky Duckett with 21.57 and 22.01. Sue Wickham was next to stream through the line in 28.47 and she was pursued all the way by Olga Wiggins in 30.52 to complete the Preston Harrier team.
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Fleetwood Half Marathon - Sunday 21st August 2016
This year’s event, along the scenic coast of Fleetwood, was made even more challenging due to high winds and a route anomaly which Preston Harriers’ Robert Affleck dealt with with great fortitude. Affleck put his Berlin Marathon training to good use to attain a strong lead which he did not relinquish and storm the line in victory for the 3rd year in succession, in 1.16. Next through the line was Dougie Potter who is gaining strength through solid training to cross the line in 1.33.19 with Neil Mc Donald pushing him all the way with 1.33.35. Ian Palfrey breezed through the finish in 2.11 with Harriers’ lone lady Helen Boyer putting in a fine performance for 2.25 to complete the Preston Harrier team.
Pendle Three Peaks Fell Race - Saturday 20th August 2016
The English Fell Championship fell running series had a local feel last Saturday, when as one of the two medium distance races, the relatively new Pendle Three Peaks fell race was picked as a counter.
British Triathlon Championships, Liverpool - Sunday 14th August 2016
It was the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool last Sunday. In a top quality field , five Harriers competed in the Olympic distance of 1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run. Despite the windy conditions all five did the club and the city proud, with new personal bests across the board. Nichola Jackson led the charge, finishing in a very fast 2: 14:42 and continuing her successes this season with a 3rd place finish in her age group and 14th overall. Steve Bamber (2:14:42) led home the men with Kevin Hunt (2:19:50), Billy Johnstone (2:25:25) and Michael Brennand (2:47:20) completing a fine day’s performance from the Harriers triathletes.
North of England U13/U15/U17 T&F Champs, Middlesbrough - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2016
Young Harriers medal haul
Preston Parkrun - Saturday 6th August 2016
To celebrate the start of the Olympic Games on Saturday 6th August, Preston Harriers arranged a club takeover at Preston parkrun. A club takeover is a day when a running club supports their local parkrun by supplying the volunteers for the day and organising the event. Preston Harriers did their club and city proud by delivering a parkrun that will live long in the memories of those involved.
North of England Premier Division Athletics match, Blackburn - Saturday 6th August 2016
PRESTON HARRIERS FINISH RUNNERS UP
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Borrowdale Fell Race - Saturday 6th August 2016
The Borrowdale fell race, which is one of the long Lakeland classics and a renowned tough race was this year, an English Fell Championship counter. Nichola Jackson had a superb run finishing 2nd lady and 60th overall, over the 17 miles and 6,500 feet of climb route. Jackson posted 3 hrs 35.06 and despite a tumble coming off Scafell Pike, she was very pleased with her run.
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Prudent Riverside 10 mile road race, Lancaster - Sunday 7th August 2016
This scenic race alongside the River lune attracted several members of Preston Harriers. The race was won by Michael Kallenberg in 51.36. First Harrier was Rob Affleck, who was 3rd overall in a season’s best time of 55.36. Next Harrier to finish was Chris Wales in 65.49; he was followed by Lee Foley in 69.35, Alan Appleby (72.36) and Andrew Tranter (75.14). Angela Tranter set a new PB of 97.52, Sue Wickham was close behind her in 99.40 and Judith Deakin ran 1.46.56.
Blackpool Air Show 10k road race - Sunday 7th August 2016
Runners in the Blackpool Air Show 10k had to battle against very strong winds as they ran along the Lower Promenade with no shelter from the gale. The race was won by former GB marathoner Andi Jones in an excellent time for the conditions of 32.49. Jason Parker was the first Preston Harrier to finish; he was 5th and 1st MV40 in 36.13. There was close packing from Mark Lee in 34th (40.51), Dougie Potter in 39th (41.23) and Dominic Moon in 41st (41.27). Marian Hesketh was 1st FV60 in 47.09, Daniel Higgins was close behind her in 47.46 and Helen Boyer ran 63.39.