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Longridge 7 – Sunday 14th December 2014
Persistent, mostly heavy rain made conditions hard going for competitors in the Longridge 7 mile road race last Sunday. The race is a tough one in any case, with several hills to climb over an undulating course. The high points of the course were shrouded in mist too, which some runners remarked was just as well, as they were unable to see how much further they had to climb!
Last Updated (Sunday, 21 December 2014 08:12)
Guy’s 10 mile road race - Sunday 7th December 2014
The always popular Guy’s 10M road race around the lanes of Myerscough, Inskip and back, took place on the 7th of December under threatening skies and a strong breeze. Fortunately the rain held off but the first three miles were into a headwind.
3-1-5 Lancaster Half Marathon - Sunday 7th December 2014
Seasonal temperatures and driving hailstones could not deter Preston Harriers’ Rob Affleck from putting in a dominant performance at this year’s 3-1-5 half marathon at Lancaster. The 5K race start was at the same time and ensured a blistering pace over the first mile with Affleck dictating the rapid cadence to take the lead which he never relinquished to steam through the line with victory attained in 1.13.41.
Last Updated (Sunday, 14 December 2014 08:12)
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The 2015 English Schools National Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Lancashire Schools AA on Saturday 14th March, at Witton Park, Blackburn.
The event was last staged in Lancashire over twenty years ago!
Preston Harriers have been asked to assist with Traffic Management on the day.
(Secretary - Lancashire Schools AA)
Preston Harriers Christmas Handicap
2015 National XC
Entries are being requested now for the ENGLISH NATIONAL XC Championships at Parliament Fields, London on Saturday 21st February 2015
Last Updated (Monday, 08 December 2014 22:58)
Best 5K road race - Sunday 30th November 2014
Last Sunday saw Jason Parker lead the Preston Harrier contingent at the annual Best 5k staged in the shadows of the mighty PNE football stadium around Moor Park. Parker contested the premier position throughout the race and was very satisfied with a fine 1st MV40 in 16.30 for 3rd overall. Next through was David Riley in 19 minutes with William Johnston storming through to claim 1st MV50 in 20.54. He was followed in by Victoria Duckett (22.55), Felicity Cross (26.48) and Hannah Beattie (30.26).
Liverpool Cross Country – Saturday 29th November 2014
The Mid-Lancs cross country last weekend was included within the British Athletics Cross Challenge at Sefton Park in Liverpool, and there were large fields in every one of the ten races. Fabrice Kisela took 1st place in the Under 17 men’s Mid Lancs race, finishing an excellent 17th place in the UK Cross in a very strong field consisting of athletes from all over the UK. Jake Lonsdale was 6th in the Mid Lancs, Paul Blezard 13th & Rob Bryning 16th to ensure a team victory for the Harriers.
Last Updated (Sunday, 07 December 2014 17:04)
Wesham 10K road race - Saturday 29th November 2014
Preston Harriers put in a cracking performance at the annual Wesham 10K around the undulating country lanes of Salwick. Rob Affleck was pressurised throughout the race by Rob Danson from Wesham Road Runners, but was able to put in a storming sprint finish to record a fine victory in 32.47 1st MV40. Dan Whitlock was justly rewarded as 1st MJ on the day with a respectable 36.15 with Kevin Hunt in close order to claim another accolade as 1st MV45 in 37.39. The Harriers continued to storm the line with Stephen Needham (42.37), John Bradley (44.48), Phil Lakeland (47.57), Kate Lakeland (48.28), Ben Higginson (55.30), David Roberts (55.34) and Louise Gavell (57.00) to complete the Preston team.
British & Irish Masters Cross Country International, Nottingham - Saturday 22nd November 2014
The British and Irish Masters Cross Country International is an annual event which pits against each other the best over-35 athletes from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. Competition for places on the teams is intense, but two members of Preston Harriers were successful in gaining selection to run for their home countries. This year’s event took place in the very scenic surroundings of Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Kevin Hesketh’s pre-race build up was hampered by injury and work-related travel, but he had a solid run in the colours of his native Wales and was 13th M60 and 3rd counter in the Welsh M60 team. Marian Hesketh, running for England, had a storming run, moving through the field to win the gold medal in the W60 age group and lead the English team to a clean sweep of the medals and a resounding team victory.
Last Updated (Sunday, 30 November 2014 09:45)