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Preston 10 mile road race - Sunday 16th November 2014

The 33rd running of the Preston 10 took place in perfect conditions for the runners, the marshals, water station attendants and supporters. This is a two lap race over a flat course around Hutton, Longton and Walmer Bridge. It has become a favourite race with many runners because it is so much more easy gain a P.B. (personal best) than on some of the other hilly ten mile races.

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Barrow XC – Saturday 15th November 2014

2014 Some of The Harriers Ladies at the finish of their XC Race - Barrow 15.11.14The second Mid Lancs League cross country fixture was held last weekend at Thorncliffe in Barrow and the numbers competing overall were reasonably healthy. People are put off by the distance to travel, but Barrow produces some good courses and for some clubs it is easier to get to than, say, Liverpool which is the next fixture at the end of November.

Last Updated (Sunday, 23 November 2014 08:55)

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Liverpool Cross Country - Sat 29th November 2014

Because of a very late change in the entry system, the Mid Lancs clubs (inc Preston Harriers) have had to pre-register as many names as possible in advance whom we think will run. M/Lancs works on the basis of an open entry, usually just turn up for the cross country and you will be registered and get a number. However, there have been several variants of entry systems applied for Liverpool over the years and this years has been used before, although we had more past warning.

Thanks to help from coaches, we have pre-entered as many as possible, but not everybody on our team list and some people registered have yet to run in 2014/15.There will be some unallocated timing chips on the day. There will also be Mid Lancs pool numbers. Mid Lancs are having to pay for the numbers and chips and when you arrive, pleasecall to the Preston club tent first. If there isn`t a number and chip at the tent, then there should be one at M/Lancs registration but they will cost £1.00. Please bring a £1.00 with you to Liverpool. For those who are running in the Cross Challenge, you will collect your number and chip at the main registration in the marquee and not from the club tent or M/Lancs registration.

Please leave all M/Lancs league numbers for 2014/15 at home; they should not be used for Liverpool. The race times are not the same as for normal M/Lancs fixtures.

The Liverpool race times for Mid Lancs are
11am - U11 boys and U11 girls (1.9k)
11.15 am - U13 girls (3k)
11.30 am - U13 boys (3k)
11.45 am - U15 boys (3k)
12.00 pm - U15 girls (3k)
12.15 pm - U17 women (4.4K)
12.35 pm - U17 men (5.5k)
1.20 pm - Under 20 women, senior women, and vet women (8.1K)
2.00 pm - Under 20 men, senior men, and vet men (9.8K)

Mid Lancs Under 20 women run with seniors at 1.20pm
Mid Lancs Under 20 men run with seniors at 2.00pm


Preston 10

Many thanks to all who helped out at the Preston 10 and once again made the event successful. Results here

Can you help with a running trial study?

We are looking for anyone who wears size 5/6/8/10/12 shoes, is interested in running, and can be available on Wednesday 26th November 2014.

As a participant in this study you would be asked to undertake low intensity running trials at UCLan's Movement Analysis Lab and provide verbal qualitative feedback on a number of running shoes.

Your participation would involve one session of approximately 1 1/2 hours.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer for this study, please contact: Melissa Sutcliffe; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 07903517948.



There are several errors in the results and I have
investigated each clubs` observations and in almost all the cases have
resolved the problem and listed correct results on my computer ready to
be added to the website display.

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Derwentwater 10 – Sunday 2nd November 2014

2014 Preston Harriers at the finish of the Derwentwater 10 - 2.11.14A small team of Preston Harriers once again took on the challenge of the Derwentwater 10 mile road race last Sunday. The race, starting and finishing in Keswick, is one of the most scenic and longest running ten mile races in the country. Conditions were difficult for the first three miles, as there was a strong headwind for the outward stretch down the Borrowdale Road to the turn at Grange.
There were 386 finishers and a great performance from Richard Smith, on what is a really undulating course, saw him finish 26th in 61.38. Alan Appleby was first vet 65 in 71.36 and Steve Mort was 149th in 74.11. Ambi Tipping posted 1:17.25 and Charlotte Rawcliffe 1:22.05.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 05 November 2014 20:52)


Preston 10

We could do with a few more MARSHALS


Where - - - Hutton Grammar School

What time - - 9.30 for a 10.00am start.

To offer your help :-
Call 01772 493098
Text – 07833782744
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Leicester Marathon – Sunday 26th October 2014

Lone Preston Harrier Robert Affleck ventured into the Midlands to compete in this year’s Leicester Marathon. The half marathon kicked off at the same time which resulted in an explosive pace over the 1st 10k with the leader, Adam Holland, through in 33.07. Affleck in 4th place in 35.05 was cruising in the chase pack and gradually cranked up his pace over the next half marathon recording 1.14.33 to put himself into 3rd overall. Over the closing miles Affleck pushed hard to grind down his next opponent and attain 2nd place before steaming into the park finish,  pushing the eventual victor Matt Adcock, Hermitage Harriers, all the way to record a creditable 2.36.58 1st MV40 2nd Overall.


Hyndburn Cross Country - Saturday 25th October 2014

The first Mid-Lancs cross country fixture was held at the Wilson Playing Fields and there were large fields in every race, including a huge 136 in the Under 11 races. The courses were as muddy as ever. Although with the venue being first this season, it was hoped that after a dry September it would be mud-free, but a wet  October meant that normality was continued.
Preston Harriers had an excellent day, with the youngsters leading the way. Jasmine Jolly won the U13 girls race, leading the team to first place on the day with the remaining team counters being Emma Craven, Anne Duffy and Sophie Reid. The U13 boys  were 4th placed team.

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