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2014 Road Race Championships - FINAL STANDINGS

Please could all athletes check they have scores for all races they have competed in! If you identify any issues contact Dave Watson This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it asap! The prize winners will then be identified by the Endurance Sub Committee and prizes awarded at the Presentation Evening in November.


North West Road Relays - Satuday 13th September 2014

Last Saturday 4 teams of Preston Harriers took up the challenge of the North West Road Relays which took place around the undulating footpaths of Woodbank Park, Stockport. Harriers A Team was led out by Chris Tully (12.08), Patrick Dever (11.00), Matt Livingstone (12.06) and David Rigby (11.39) for a superb 8th team overall and county silver medals. Harriers B Team started off with Neil Mc Donald (13.10), Daniel Whitlock (12.27), Richard Smith (12.53), and Andrew Newton (12.30) for a respectable 24th team overall. Harriers C Team  was kicked off by Andrew Grimshaw (13.37), Alan Appleby (14.40), William Johnstone (13.11) and Chris Wales (13.25) for a creditable 39th Overall. Preston Harriers’ ladies, Philippa Walsh, Suzanne Mc Garry and Charlotte Rawcliffe, put in a fantastic effort to secure a county bronze medal.


Garstang Half Marathon - Sunday 14th September 2014

Perfect weather conditions greeted the runners in Sunday’s half marathon on the scenic but tough course around the lanes near Garstang. First Preston Harrier to finish was Richard Smith in 1.24.46, and he was followed by Peter Cowling (1.33.01) and Dave Wakefield (1.55.50). Marian Hesketh had a good run to finish 2nd woman overall in 1.38.32 and Helen Boyer showed good form in advance of the forthcoming Chester marathon to clock a PB of 2.04.19 despite the hilly course. She was encouraged along the way by Michael Brennand, who ran 2.04.19. Victoria Cowling was running her first half marathon and found it hard going, but she stuck to her task and finished in 2.14.27.


Winter Track Use and Training at the UCLan Arena – 2014/15

Preston Harriers will have sole and exclusive use of the track from the 1st October 2014 to the 31st March 2015 for the following days and times:-
Tuesday - 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday - 7pm to 8pm
Thursday - 6pm to 8pm
The session fee for all athletes is £2 and there are no track passes being produced for this winter season. The gate will be manned by volunteers on Tuesday & Thursday. On Wednesday, the monies will be collected by Alan Appleby/Steve Jackson at their session and for anyone else who is using the track. If possible, please try & bring the correct change. If you are going to train on these nights at the track, then please bring your money each time as there will be no admittance without paying.


Golden Ball 20 mile road race – Sunday 7th September 2014

Preston Harriers Chris Wales and Alan Martin both put in a sterling performance at the Golden Ball 20 miler taking in a scenic route along the banks of the River Lune. Wales stormed the line for 6th overall in 2.24 with Martin pushing all the way in 13th overall in 2.34.


Sainsbury's School Games, Manchester - Friday 5th September 2014

Ed smashes through the 60 metre barrier

Preston Harriers’ 15 year old hammer thrower Edward Jeans smashed his lifetime best by nearly 3 metres to record a distance of 61.62 metres and a silver medal while representing the North West in the Sainsbury's School Games at Manchester catapulting him to 5th best in the country. In his series of 6 throws, he threw 3 times over 61metres, this being the first time he has thrown over 60 metres in his life. Harriers’ talented pole vaulter Jessica Swannack  also had a brilliant day, and equalled her personal best to win a bronze medal with a height of 3.50 metres only failing to win the silver on countback. Chris Durney (the third Harrier in the North West team) just missed a medal, finishing a close 4th  in the 1500 metres with a time of 4:08.35, his 4th quickest time for the distance.


Leyland Inter-Club - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

2014 Some of the Harriers at Leyland Interclub 3.9.14_2014 Jenny Gornall, Victoria Cowling and Jenny Parker at Leyland Interclub 3.9.14The final road inter-club of 2014, hosted by Red Rose Runners, took place last week on a perfect evening for running. The course was in and around Worden Park, and was 4 miles in length. Preston Harriers triumphed again in the Open event, making it six wins from six in the series. However, Rob Affleck was beaten into 2nd place by Rob Danson of Wesham – both having good runs and well clear of third place. Harriers posted six runners in the top fifteen places. The ladies were third on the night, and 3rd overall for the season. Harriers retained the Veterans award too, with another six wins from six.

Last Updated (Saturday, 13 September 2014 06:30)


Chipping Show Fell Race

Results here

Roads Interclub Update...

Results from Red Rose Interclub here

Cross Country!

Fixtures for the Mid Lancs have been announced. Click here!

Last Updated (Monday, 01 September 2014 21:40)


Chipping Show - Saturday August 23rd 2014

2014 Andrew Newton at Chiping Show fell race2014 Annual trophy from Chipping Show fell raceThe annual fell race, held on the afternoon of the local Chipping Show and organised by Preston Harriers, was run in good conditions. The usual start, after running off the show field, had been ploughed over but had been drying out during the day under the hot sunshine.
There was a small field but plenty of individual competition. The winner Martin Shaw (1:05:10) is a member of Brecon AC. The first team was Bowland FR.
First Preston Harrier home and in third position in the race was the improving Andrew Newton  in the excellent time of 1:08:10. John Rainford was next in a time of 1:12:20; he was first vet. 50 home. Other Harriers were Alan Martin (v40) 1:26:03, and Peter Carter (v40) 1:32:24. Preston Harriers were second team.
Race organiser Joe Howard presented the trophies and the prizes and thanked the landowners, the show committee and Preston Harrier members who marshalled on the Bowland fells for the safety of the competitors. The men’s and ladies’ trophies had been made by one of Preston Harriers’ oldest members in 2000.

Last Updated (Monday, 01 September 2014 21:12)

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