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Preston 10 - Sunday 20th November 2016
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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.

If you wish to run please let Steve Jackson know, by Friday 4th November. Email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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.
Juniors in the Endurance Squads should speak with their coaches who will be compiling the list of runners.
Race times which are different to Mid Lancs normal times are:-
11am - u11 boys and girls
11.15 am - u13 girls
11.30 am - u13 boys
11.45 am- u15 boys
12.00 pm - u15 girls
12.15 pm - u17 women and IAAF junior women (u20 in cross challenge race)
12.35 pm - u17 men
12.55 pm - IAAF junior men (u20 in cross challenge)
1.15pm - All Senior Women's
2.05 pm - All Senior Men


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.
Remember to count for the final reckoning runners need to complete EIGHT races and these must include the following:
THREE 10k (from six listed races) - BEST 3 scores to count
ONE 10 mile / half marathon (from four listed races) - BEST score to count
FOUR Inter-club races (from six races not including Preston) - BEST 4 scores to count
Full rules are on the website.

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2016 Inter Club Final Results

Individual Results for Road interclub series here...

2016 Prize Winners

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

2016 Hodgson Relay Leg 1 runners, Tony Livesey and Dave  ParkingtonKing 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.
Mick McLoughlin, club fell captain, tasked me with organising the Harriers team to take on this classic relay first run in 1986. It has every ingredient for a testing day for fell runners. At 24.5 miles it is not the longest but has some near vertical climbs (Red Screes), exposed ridges, manic rocky descents, boggy sections and some good running - if you pick the right lines. The race is split into 4 unequal sections and is always fully subscribed; 70 teams took part this year. Could Borrowdale make it 20 yes 20 consecutive wins? Not according to our stats man.
Preston Harriers fielded one team (that is all we are allocated) and on Leg 1 Tony Livesey and Dave Parkington set off from the event venue in  Patterdale getting  us off to a good start, covering this section with a prolonged steep descent near the end in 46:05. They almost had to keep running as they were both due back in Preston to attend a 12:00 christening. Steve Jackson kindly drove them straight back to the race HQ to enable them to get away quickly.

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Chorley Cross Country - Saturday 1st October 2016

2016 Chorley XC - Anna Thompson on left2016 Chorley XC - Jenny Wren and Lindsey BerendsThe 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.
The day stayed relatively dry despite some heavy rain in and around Preston later on. The stand out junior performance, in her first competitive outing for the club was Abigail Earnshaw who finished 7th in the u13 girls race over 2.5k. There was a good turnout of under 11s, many running their first cross country event, and despite the effort, and some lost shoes in the mud, there were plenty of smiles at the end!
It was left to the seniors to take team honours, with the men finishing first on the day, second at the vet 40 category and first at vet 50. Patrick Dever ran a measured race over the 9.9k course to finish 2nd in the men’s race behind Christopher Farrell of Horwich. Daniel Bebbington placed 5th, Chris Durney 10th, Gethin Butler 14th & Richard Smith 15th.

Last Updated (Friday, 21 October 2016 17:50)

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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.
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Thanks in advance.

Northern Athletics Road Relays Sportcity Manchester – Sunday 25th September 2016

2016 Under 13 boys Tom Barnes, Tom Durney, Ethan Warren at Sportcity2016 Under 13 girls Scarlet Sutton, Faye Houghton, Imogen BlackwellThe 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)

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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!
Proud Preston Harrier Andy Whaley made his Berlin debut count by confidently steaming through the mid-point in 1.30 and pushing hard through the Brandenburg gates with a huge 15minute PB, 3.01.


Run Preston 10K, 5k and 2K - Sunday 25th September 2016

2016 Isabelle Duckett presents medal to Gary Pennington at Run PrestonOn 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)

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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.

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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!
Session will finish at 8.30pm.
£2 per runner per session.

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200 Club Winners

1st - Sue Rutland

2nd - Mr & Mrs Rigby

3rd - Roy Peters