|New Club Record in the Marathon!|
Well done to David Rigby who not only won the Chester Marathon today (Sunday 4th October) but also smashed the 18 year old club record held by Steve Smith by almost 2 minutes!
David finished the race in 2 hours 24 minutes 47 seconds!
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Last Updated (Monday, 05 October 2015 19:30)
Affleck’s Berlin Blitz – Berlin Marathon – Sunday 27th September 2015
Last weekend proud Preston Harrier Rob Affleck toed the line at the annual Berlin Marathon. Months of training paid dividends as he maintained a consistent cadence to record 3.30 average per km throughout the whole marathon distance. Affleck’s metronomic pacing was rewarded with a massive pb of 2.27, 3rd UKMV40 and 111th overall against an international field.
Last Updated (Sunday, 04 October 2015 10:41)
RunPreston 10k and 5k road races – Sunday 27th September 2015
Preston Harriers were successful in these popular annual road races in Preston city centre. David Rigby won the 10k race in a good time of 31.58, Chris Livesey was 3rd in 33.11 and Andrew Benson was 5th in 33.43. Helen Clitheroe was 1st lady and 8th overall in 34.57. In the 5k race, Kevin Hunt was 2nd in 18.06 and Peter Cowling was 6th in 19.26. After her outstanding run in Saturday’s cross country race, Eleanor Ward completed a successful weekend by finishing 11th overall and 1st lady in 20.17. Victoria Duckett was 23rd overall in 22.12 and Lucy Treaddell was 28th in 22.50.
Mid Lancs Cross Country League, Astley Park, Chorley - Saturday 26th September 2015
The first fixture of the new cross country season took place in warm sunshine in the spectacular surroundings of Astley Park, Chorley, on Saturday 26th September. In the under 11 girls’ race, Preston Harriers debutante Anna Thompson was first to finish in 35th place. Isabella Buraimo was close behind her in 37th, Lily Hunt was 49th and Grace Halliday was 55th. They finished 8th team. Harriers’ under 11 boys were 4th team. Hayden Middleton had a great run for 6th place and the other team scorers were Simon Shilton (24th) and Thomas Chadwick (27th). The under 13 boys went one better to finish 3rd team, showing excellent packing, with Ethan Warren 9th, Liam Blackwell 13th and Thomas Durney 15th. Preston Harriers’ under 15 girls were the most successful; they won their age group with excellent runs from Eleanor Ward in 4th place, Tegan Macuras (7th) and Kate Danby (8th). Only Matthew Fazackerly (15th) and Euan Marsden (23rd) contested the under 15 boys’ race. A depleted senior women’s team came 11th, the scorers being Emma Essex-Crosby (18th), Loy Kalasiram (42nd) and Vicki Sherrington (81st). Junior Chris Durney led home the senior men’s team with 32nd place in his first attempt at the senior distance. He was followed in by Jon Green (36th) and Tony Livesey (42nd). Michael O’Donnell made a succcessful return from injury in 64th place and the other scorers were Steve Hallas (87th) and Alan Durney (96th). Preston Harriers finished 7th senior team, 4th MV40 team and 2nd MV50 team.
Updated Preston Harriers Road Race Championships Tables
These have now been updated to include race 22 (Leyland Interclub) and race 23 (Garstang Half Marathon).
Last Updated (Sunday, 04 October 2015 11:14)
ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, Chicago
Following her qualification at the English Triathlon championships at Chester in June, Preston Harriers’ Nichola Jackson travelled to Chicago USA to compete in ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. Racing in the standard (Olympic) distance, female 20 -24 age group category, Nichola put in a stunning performance finishing 20th overall and third British competitor in a time of 2:21:10, a great conclusion to her first season of Triathlon and in amazingly only her fourth standard distance event. A strong season in 2016 surely beckons.
Last Updated (Thursday, 01 October 2015 20:20)
Winter Track Times
Track is booked from the 1st October by Preston Harriers for our sole and exclusive use.
***NOTICE*** The trackside car park at Uclan sports arena is going to be closed for the next few weeks due to a new pitch being laid & contractors plant being parked there. It is already heavily congested on Wednesday nights in particular so please aim to arrive a few minutes earlier for training than usual, as you will likely be parked on the coach park at the far end of the arena.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 September 2015 21:22)
Cross Country Training
Cross Country training for Seniors starts Saturday 3rd October at 9.45am prompt, behind the pavilion for Seniors and anyone else interested. Junior endurance squad will have their own session and coaches will advise.
Garstang Half Marathon - Sunday 13th September 2015
David Rigby won the Garstang half marathon by almost 6 minutes with an excellent time of 73 minutes 22 seconds for the tough course. Other members of Preston Harriers to take part in this race were Simon Collins, who was 8th in 1.24.55, Chris Wales (1.31.47), Peter Cowling (1.32.15), Alan Metcalf (1.33.43), Russell Codd (1.36.00), Dave Wakefield (1.57.31) and Sue Wickham (2.17.41).
Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:59)
NW Counties Road Relays, Edge Hill, Ormskirk - Saturday 12th September 2015
Edge Hill University at Ormskirk was the venue for this year’s NW Counties Road Relays. Blustery but dry conditions prevailed, although there had been early morning rain. The various age group courses started and finished on the new athletics track, and they all followed a perimeter route around the campus sports facilities.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 September 2015 20:58)