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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)


Preston Harrier’s Races.

By the time you read this the Chipping Show Fell Race
will be over, so thanks to those who helped.

Sunday November 16th “Preston 10” 2014

This our main race of this year for your help.
This year, as the police involvement cannot be available, as in the past,  we need to work around the course with a traffic management company to put on a successful race as in previous years.
Please consider spending your Sunday morning by helping.

*We need to set out the course.
*We need to enter runners on-the-day.
*We need to marshal around Hutton, Longton and Walmer Bridge.
*We need to man two water stations.
*We need to time & record all the runners.
*We need to clear up afterwards.
The race is usually over by midday.

Please contact me if you can be there.
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01772 493098

Thanks in advance.


Birchwood 10k road race - Sunday 17th August 2014

Blustery winds and changes in the course which included some narrow, twisting paths made for slow times in the popular Birchwood 10k road race. David Rigby was the first Preston Harrier to finish in an excellent 5th place (32.56). Chris Tully was 15th in 34.50 and Kevin Hesketh was 2nd V60 in 39.01. Marian Hesketh was 1st FV60 in 43.38.


Wagon & Horses half marathon – Sunday 17th August 2014

In-form Rob Affleck won the Wagon and Horses half marathon in a time of 74.38 and Helen Boyer ran a PB of 2.07.47 in the same race.


NORTHERN U15 & U17 CHAMPS, WIGAN – Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014

Over the weekend of the 16th and 17th August the Northern Athletics U15 & U17 Track & Field Championships were held at the Robin Park Stadium, Wigan.  A good turnout of 20 Preston Harriers competed in weather that varied from cloudy, cool and windy to warm and sunny with some heavy downpours of rain.
Performance of the weekend came from Edward Jeans who won gold in the U17 men’s hammer with a throw of 58.76m, over 9 metres further than the silver medallist.  The result was all the more remarkable as Edward has another year in this age group.  In the U17 men’s discus Edward also took 4th place with a throw of 37.24m.

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Chorley Inter Club race - Wednesday 13th August 2014

2014 Some of the Preston Harriers at Chorley interclub 13.8.142014 David Rigby & Rob Affleck at ChorleyA competitive atmosphere was very evident at last week’s Chorley Inter Club, not just club against club but within the ranks of Preston Harriers. With championship honours being contested the leading Harrier protagonists David Rigby and Robert Affleck stamped their dominance on proceedings right at the start. As the race progressed each athlete ramped up his cadence to test each other’s strength over the tough undulating Astley Park route. The overall victory was decided by an explosion of pace over the last 400 metres with Affleck storming the line in 25.40 and Rigby pushing hard for 2nd in 25.49. The Harriers men continued to dominate the event with Gethin Butler taking a comfortable fourth in 27.56 and a trio of athletes following in close quarters with David Watson (29.24), Neil Mc Donald (29.36) and Richard Smith (29.37).

Last Updated (Monday, 01 September 2014 19:29)

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Results from the race at Chorley

Blackpool Air show 10K road race - Sunday 10th August 2014

2014 Dave Watson MV45 ChampionA resurgent David Watson acquitted himself admirably whilst taking to the seafront course of the Blackpool Air Show 10k last weekend. Using the event to test himself prior to upcoming Scottish national events, Watson stormed the line in 36.21 for 6th overall and 1st MV45.

Last Updated (Monday, 01 September 2014 17:03)


Badger 10K Trail Race - Thursday 7th August 2014

Last Thursday saw the last of the Badger 10K series staged in the stunning undulating grounds of Cuerden Valley Park. Leading the Preston Harrier charge was Andrew Newton who paced his cadence well to power through the field over the second 5k to attain 3rd overall in  38.06. Neil McDonald put in a determined effort to claim 8th overall in 39.59 with Mark Lee pushing all the way for 1st MV50 in 40.24 to also guarantee the Men’s Team Prize over Southport AC with equal points, on countback. The Harriers continued to stream through with Mike Burnham 44.51, Jenny Gornall 46.53, Peter Carter 47.18, Dave Wakefield 51.36, Phil Lakeland 53.58 and Kate Lakeland 56.59 to the complete the Harrier Team.


Wagon & Horses 10 Mile road race - Sunday 3rd August 2014

Last Sunday saw nine proud Preston Harriers take on the Wagon and Horses 10 mile race taking in the views across Lancaster’s River Lune.  First to power through the torrential rain was Rob Affleck, last year’s winner, with a storming 56.40 in 3rd overall. Neil Mc Donald was next through in 63.35 and  he was pushed all the way by fireman Chris Wales in 63.41. They were followed in by Peter Cowling (68.00) and super vet Alan Appleby (76.20).  Preston Harriers also  made their presence felt with a strong performance to attain the First Ladies Team Prize with Ambi Tipping who had a cracking race to be first Harrier across the line in 76.17, Victoria Cowling (82.58), Vicki Sherrington (84.50) and Claire Forrest  in 103.01 to complete the proud harrier team.

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