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Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial 10 Mile Multi-Terrain, Boroughbridge, N. Yorks – Sunday 19th October
This poignant memorial race is in its 7th year and raises funds for the Brain Tumour Charity since the son of a Ripon Road Runner, Shaun, unfortunately succumbed to a tumour. Preston Harriers has supported this event by its presence since its inaugural running in 2008. This year Preston Harriers was represented by two athletes. Also, for the first time this year, the event was started by Olympic and Commonwealth Games Champion Jack Laugher.
Last Updated (Saturday, 25 October 2014 09:08)
Green Drive 5 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Last Sunday’s Green Drive 5 saw Preston Harrier David Rigby lead the Harrier charge right at the start of the race. Rigby’s pace was pressurized throughout the race by Rob Danson of Wesham RR but both were surprised by a strong victorious charge over the closing stages by R. Webb of Rossendale, with Rigby in close contention as 2nd overall in 26.24. Next over the line was Phil Lakeland 39.42, Judith Deakin 49.27 and Sue Wickham in 50.07.
Last Updated (Saturday, 25 October 2014 09:07)
Helwith Bridge Duathlon – Sunday 19th October 2014
Three Preston Harriers made the reasonably short trek up to Settle to compete in the 10th Helwith Bridge Duathlon, comprising a 4 mile run, 23 mile cycle ride and a repeat 4 mile run. Bright sunshine on the journey there unfortunately gave way to wet and windy conditions half an hour before the race, with the conditions deteriorating further during the 23 mile cycle element of the race, with strong winds hampering the riders’ progress.
Pilling 10K – Saturday 18th October 2014
Lone Harrier Jason Parker made his presence felt at this year’s Pilling 10K with another fine victory in 34.56.
Last Updated (Saturday, 25 October 2014 09:06)
Vernon’s 4 Miler – Sunday 12th October 2014
Last Sunday 4 Preston Harriers ventured out onto the rolling footpaths of the Vernon’s 4 Miler. Super Vet David Watson gave a demonstration of pacing which saw him in 5th place over the initial stages. As the race developed Watson ramped up his cadence to enable him to force himself into the premier position and power through the line to a well-deserved victory in 23.35. A determined effort was also seen from Jenny Parker as 2nd Lady overall 25.59 as the Harrier haul of awards continued with the ever improving Helen Boyer 1st FV40 36.40 with Sue Wickham pushing hard in 39.19 to complete the team entry.
Last Updated (Monday, 20 October 2014 19:50)
Lea Town 10K – Saturday 11th October 2014
Jason Parker led the Preston Harrier charge at last weekend’s Lea Town 10K to record a superb 34.12 1st MV40, 3rd overall. Peter Cowling was next in 40.54 leading the way for his daughter Victoria Cowling in 49.00. This father daughter pattern was then repeated as Dave Lakeland was pursued all the way to the line by Kate Lakeland with Dave in 49.25 and Kate in 51.32.
Weekend round-up 11th & 12th October 2014
Lone Harriers did their club proud with Charlotte Rawcliffe completing the Wirral 10K in 45.25 and David Appleby who travelled to the Richmond Castle 10K to record 49.33.
Preston Harriers Presentation Evening
Come and join us for an evening of fun and celebration on Friday 14th November at 7pm at St Teresa's Social Club, Penwortham.
The Cross Country League season is almost here!
The first fixture is on Saturday 25th October 2014, at Wilson Playing Fields with Hyndburn AC as hosts - The postcode is BB5 5SB.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 October 2014 21:23)
The Great Scottish Run - Sunday 5th October 2014
The 35th running of the Great Scottish Run took place over the weekend of 4th & 5th October in and around Glasgow City Centre and is the biggest running event in Scotland. 30,000 people took part in the various races including Junior, Wheelchair, 10K and the Blue Riband event the Half Mara-thon (approx. 11,500 runners).
Last Updated (Saturday, 11 October 2014 07:28)
Chester Marathon - Sunday 5th October 2014
The ancient Roman city of Chester played host to the annual Chester Marathon last weekend with 5 Preston Harriers gladiators marauding the city’s streets. At the head of the action were David Rigby and Robert Affleck who maintained a strong cadence over the first half to eliminate any challengers over the last 10K. Over the closing stages Rigby gradually pulled away from a persistent Affleck to record a fantastic PB 2.31.13 and 5th overall with Affleck powering through the line for 6th overall in 2.33.11. Empirical efforts were also seen from Kevin Curran (3.05), Steven Macurus (3.13) and the mighty Peter Cowling (3.16) to round off a day of PBs and personal triumph.