LOWER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE FINAL FIXTURE, LIVERPOOL - Saturday 16th July 2016
PRESTON HARRIERS QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL FINAL
Another outstanding result for Preston Harriers under 13 & under 15 team to qualify for the national final for the 8th year out of the last 9. Harriers finished second in the league behind Sale Harriers who are the reigning national champions. The final is at Bedford in September which will mean an overnight stay for the athletes.
Harriers have an outstanding bunch of young athletes with 2 club records being broken at the match. Emma Vickers continued her impressive progress to heave the hammer a massive 44.43 metres and improve her own under 15 club record by over 7 metres. 12-year-old Lauryn Wood launched the javelin to a club record of 26.19m to win the under 13 event and showed that she is a multi-talented athlete.
Harriers were not at full strength but battled with the hosts, Liverpool, for the second spot behind Sale throughout the match. Coming into the last event of the day, the under 15 boys 4 X 300 relay, Harriers were 6 points behind Liverpool. It seemed impossible for Harriers to make up that deficit but Liverpool were disqualified for an infringement and the 7 points that Harriers gained by finishing second were enough to secure second place by a single point.
English Schools silver medal winner Sam Gaskell threw the hammer 54.25 metres - his second best throw ever - to win the boys under 15 event. He followed that with a win in the shot, putting 12.36m. Liam Wilkes won the 'B' under 15 boys hammer with a personal best of 34.44m. Brandon Sharrock & Will Lancaster won the 'B' under 15 javelin and shot events respectively. Will also won the discus 'A' Event with his last round throw.
Message from Wesham Road Runners regarding the Inter Club Race on Monday 18th July 2016:
Due to circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers, signage was tampered with shortly before the race started. This naturally lead to confusion and as a result the first 110 runners unfortunately went the wrong way. This made it impossible to have a fair and honest result to all that took part whether they ran the correct route or short route.
Last Updated (Sunday, 24 July 2016 08:42)
Sedbergh Sports Fell Race - Saturday 9th July 2016
The Sedbergh Sports fell race is a short, steep and fast fell race of just 5.6k and this year it was both an English and British counter in the fell running championships,
Last Updated (Wednesday, 20 July 2016 07:10)
English Schools T&F Championships, Gateshead - Friday 8th & Saturday 9th July 2016
The ambition of many athletes is to be selected to represent Lancashire County at the English Schools Track & Field Championships, which this year were held at Gateshead's International Stadium. This feast of Athletics is unrivalled in the world with 2000 athletes gathering to battle for championship honours. 14 Preston Harriers athletes made the selection criteria to join the Lancashire County team. Sam Gaskell struck Silver with a throw of 53.18m in the junior boys’ hammer. Charlotte Crook ran a personal best of 2.12.61 to finish 5th in the final of the intermediate girls 800m. Michael Fisher set a new personal best to finish 8th in the junior boys 200m final with 23.64. Senior boy Alex Marsden’s mark of 11.27 was a p.b. in the semi final of the boys senior 100m.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 20 July 2016 07:08)
Senior League Match Division 1 North of England, Ellesmere Port - Sunday 3rd July 2016
Preston Harriers Seniors had a great team result in winning the 3rd match at Ellesmere Port by just 13 points from Wakefield to move up to second position in the league. With the final match next month at Blackburn, Harriers can take the title if they manage to win that match and Wakefield come no higher than third.
Skiddaw Fell Race - Sunday 3rd July 2016
The Skiddaw fell race is a classic Lakeland up and down race, with both men’s and ladies’ records that have lasted over 25 years.
Windermere Triathlon - Sunday 3rd July 2016
Six Preston Harriers made the trip up to Bowness on Sunday for the scenic Windermere Triathlon. The race involves a 1.5k open water swim followed by a 43k undulating bike circuit of the lake and rounds off with a 10k run around the paths of Bowness. Kevin Hunt led the Harriers challenge home in a fine 2hrs 35 minutes for 27th place overall, next in was the ever improving Billy Johnstone in 2:37 with Steve Needham (2:44), Chris Wales (2:52), Steve Townhill (2:55) & Michael Brennand (3:14) all finishing well in the famous club colours.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 July 2016 18:48)
Lostock Hall Carnival 5K - Saturday 2nd July 2016
It was the annual Lostock Hall Carnival 5K last Saturday with the fast, flat closed road course proving popular with local runners chasing fast times. Despite the blustery conditions, Salford Harrier David Rigby took the win in a fine 15:35 from Horwich RMI's Gareth Booth in 16:31 and Preston Harrier Gary Pennington rounding out the top three in a season’s best 16:35. There were further season’s bests from Preston Harriers’ Stephen Bonsu (19:45) and Victoria Duckett (21:37 & 2nd Lady). Dominic Moon was also on the pace finishing in 19:54, roared on by the ever enthusiastic Carnival crowd. Victoria Duckett's father Alan Littler took the Vet 70 prize with an impressive 23:56.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 July 2016 18:46)
New Running Fitness Group
New running fitness group, every Tuesday 6.30pm, Moor Park for adults. Free session all abilities. Click on the link to the flyer for full details.
Can you help with a research project?
We are looking to recruit runners who would be willing to take part in our study. The micro spring technology is developed by a Leeds based company that specialises in spring innovation. The technology has been incorporated into a running shoe as part of a knowledge transfer partnership with the University of Central Lancashire.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 05 July 2016 17:13)
Penny Lane 10k - Sunday 26th June 2016
The Penny Lane 10k is hosted by the Liverpool club Penny Lane Striders and the course takes in the scenic River Mersey waterfront along Otterspool Promenade and Otterspool Park. The course is mostly flat and run on traffic free surfaces, and is always well marshalled and managed by the host club.