NOTICE OF PRESTON HARRIERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
at The Meeting Room, (1st Floor of the Reception Building), UCLan Sports Arena, Off Tom Benson Way, Preston
Monday 20th April 2015 at 7.00pm
All Proposals for the AGM should be submitted by no later than 12 noon on Sunday 1st March 2015 (in accordance with the Constitution)
to: Steve Jackson (Chairman) email@example.com or
Andy Parker (Secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid Lancs XC Update...
The last cross country league fixture is at RYELANDS PARK, LANCASTER on Sat 7th March. This is a brand new venue for the league. Please allow time for parking and walking to the venue. Parking is at Salt Ayre Sports Centre and the Park is reached by a short walk of under a kilometre along a cycle path. Estimated walk of 12 mins.
The Senior Ladies are in a strong position in Division One, with an excellent opportunity of winning the Overall Title. The B team head Division 3 comfortably. The Senior Men had a superb overall win at Blackpool to help safeguard Division One status, but a high senior turn out is needed!
Race times and approx distances:
Finally, the 2015 Presentation Night is on FRIDAY 17th April at the Bamber Bridge CCM club (Aspen St) and with the ladies having done so well, it would be wonderful to have some of the ladies there too. It's not far to travel!
Last Updated (Monday, 02 March 2015 18:50)
NO TRAINING AT ARCHBISHOP ON WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH
NO SESSION FOR THE UNDER 11'S OR THE UNDER 13'S
ANY PROBLEMS PHONE BOB ON 01772 653926
Race round up - Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd February 2015
At last weekend’s Brighton Half Marathon Preston Harriers’ adopted northerner Rob Affleck ventured south to take on the very best of the southern club athletes. Undeterred by the high class field Affleck made his presence felt at the sharp end of the pack. As the miles passed the leading group diminished due to the higher cadence being applied. Affleck progressed through the field to record a mighty PB of 1.10.34, 11th overall and 2nd MV40.
Last Updated (Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:53)
Preston Harriers at the Bleasdale fell race – Saturday 21st February 2015
Preston Harriers athletes turned out at Bleasdale School for their first championship fell race of this season. The Bleasdale fell race (5 miles 1250 ft.), organised by Bowland Fell Runners, leaves the Bleasdale school and approaches the foot of Fairsnape across muddy fields and tracks. After the steep climb to Paddy’s Pole the race takes the ridge across to Parlick before a steep descent and back across even muddier fields to finish at the Bleasdale Parish Hall. Four times British Champion, Rob Hope, won the race in 36:29 just short of the record of Lloyd Taggart (35:22). Preston Harriers had 14 runners in the race. The first Harrier, Andrew Newton, came an excellent third in the race in 38:48. He was followed by Tony Livesey (41:57), then Dave Parkington (v50) (45:03), John Rainford (v50) (45:41), John Griffiths (v50) (47:54), Roy Parkinson (v50) (52:06), Mike Burnham (52:43), Dave Large (v40) (53:06), Mick McLoughlin (v60) (54:32), Peter Carter (v50) (55:22), Jim Doherty (v50) (61:09), Dave Roberts (v60) (1:11:21), George Arnold (v70) (1:19:20) and, bringing up the rear, Joe Howard (v70) (1:26:48).
Last Updated (Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:53)
Lancashire AA T&F Championships 2015
Saturday 23rd & Sunday
Last Updated (Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:06)
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.
Thanks to those Harriers who have already contacted me, I will be in touch soon with further information.
Mid-Lancs Cross Country, Blackpool - Saturday 14th February 2015
Cross country debutant Isabella Buraimo was the first Preston Harrier to take on the challenge set out at last week’s Mid-Lancs. Cross Country match at Blackpool. As the lone Harrier in the girls U11 age category she stormed through in 10.31 setting herself a great benchmark for her future races. The U11 boys made their presence felt with Benjamin Withers leading the charge over the line in 7.39 for a creditable 5th overall and Ethan Warren pushing him all the way for 9th overall in 7.58. Etienne Jones and Hayden Middleton were the next 2 Harriers to steam through the line in close contention recording 8.52 & 8.53. Worthy performances were also seen from Simon Shilton (9.23), Jensen Warren (9.46), John Yelland (9.52), Harley Vickers (10.31) and Harvey Halliday (12.05).
Last Updated (Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:25)
HARRIERS OUTCLASS OPPOSITION TO WIN LANCASHIRE SPORTSHALL LEAGUE
Preston Harriers Sportshall Team claimed their 7th successive Lancashire Sportshall title with a crushing win. Harriers scored 435 points while second placed Blackburn Harriers scored 140 points. The outstanding performance from under 13 girl Emma Fulton who scored 21 points to win her age group athlete of the match award with Jordan Cooper taking the under 15 boys athlete of the match.
Last Updated (Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:13)
Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k - Sunday 8th February 2015
Several members of Preston Harriers tackled the tough course of the Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k with its viciously steep climb of Buncer Lane soon after the start. Philippa Walsh had a superb run to finish as first lady in 41.53. Michael Brennand clocked 45.11 and Alan Appleby was first MV65 in 46.39. Other Harriers finishers were Emma Essex-Crosby (48.10), Dorothy Parkes (53.23), Helen Boyer (56.08), Suzanne Bailey (59.15), Adela Nuttall (59.20), Sue Wickham (64.13) and Margaret Parkinson (71.56).
Last Updated (Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:30)
Brooks Alsager 5 mile road race - Sunday 1st February 2015
A high class field toed the line at last weekend’s Alsager 5 miler with 4 of Preston Harriers’ finest mixing it up at the sharp end of the action. Robert Affleck led the charge over the line in 26.29 with Matthew Livingstone pushing him all the way in 26.35. Helen Clitheroe enjoyed a clear victory of almost a minute in the women’s race to storm through the line in 27.15, which was also a new British W40 record, with Kevin Hunt completing the proud Harrier team with 30.48.
Northern Cross Country Championships, Pontefract – Saturday 24th January 2015
The Northern Cross Country championships are one of the highlights of the cross country season and the year. The event returned to Pontefract racecourse, where it was previously held in 2012. Like the last occasion when Patrick Dever won the U15 boys race, the U15 boys once again had a great afternoon. The boys packed in to pick up a prestigious team bronze with City of York 1st and City of Sheffield 2nd.
Last Updated (Thursday, 05 February 2015 21:13)