|Northern XC Championships - Race Information|
Details of the Northern XC Championships at Knowsley on the 28th January are here. Only runners who are pre entered can compete. Senior entries have now been completed and you should know you're running if you have spoken to Steve J or been asked!
Auld Lang Syne Fell Race - Saturday 31st December 2016
The 23rd Auld Lang Syne fell race from Penistone Country Park above Haworth saw 433 runners, many in fancy dress, complete the course of 9.6k and 300 metres of climbing. There was a strong headwind on the outward stretch and conditions underfoot were very soggy, leading to several tumbles on the steeper descents.
Ribble Valley 10k road race - Tuesday 27th December 2016
After the cancellation of the 2015 event due to flooding on the course, race organisers and runners alike were hoping for a fine day for this year’s race, and they were rewarded with a cool and misty morning with little wind – perfect racing conditions. First Preston Harrier to finish was Chris Durney in a new PB of 31.59. He was the first junior man, and he was followed in by Tiarnan Crorken in 33.07 and Nathan Dunn in 33.25. These three combined to form the winning junior male team.
Other Harriers to claim a share of the generous prize list were Alan Appleby, who was 2nd MV65 in 43.10 and Marian Hesketh, who won the FV60 category with a time of 43.19. There were also runs from Oliver Heaton (37.12), Alan Durney (37.21), Chris Mullen (40.21), Emma Essex Crosby (45.23), Vicki Sherrington (50.53), Felicity Cross (55.41), Sue Wickham (55.45), Amanda French (setting a massive new PB of 56.12), Olga Wiggins (57.08), Judith Deakin (1st FV70 in 60.03), Helen Boyer (60.29) and Lyndsey French and Kenny Gawne, who ran together to finish in 65.03.
Last Updated (Thursday, 29 December 2016 14:10)
The Stoop Fell Race - Sunday 18th December 2016
Nichola Jackson won the ladies Stoop fell race over the windswept Bronte moors from Penistone Country Park for the second successive year. She finished strongly, in 28th place overall with a time of 37.48 for the 5 mile and 800 feet of climb course.
Last Updated (Friday, 23 December 2016 19:34)
Hurst Green Turkey Trot - Saturday 17th December 2016
23 Preston Harriers, or an assortment of Santas, elves, reindeers, turkeys, penguins and even a smurf, were on parade for the Hurst Green Turkey Trot. Most were in fancy dress for the 5 mile trail race with only the odd traditional blue, white and red Harriers vest on show.
The red and green Xmas colours were soon changed to a muddy brown once the race hit the bogs and deep water pools on Longridge Fell, where even the penguin (Charlotte Rawcliffe) managed to lose her flipper feet in the water.
First home in 5th place and 1st Vet 40 was Jon Green (or was it the smurf Jon Blue?), followed by Nichola Jackson (17th), John Griffiths (18th) with Alex Waddelove (24th) being chased home by a turkey Andy Grimshaw (25th).
Last Updated (Friday, 23 December 2016 19:31)
European Cross Country Championships, Chia, Italy - Sunday 11th December 2016
Patrick Dever made his under 23 Great Britain debut in last weeks European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy. The conditions were warm and sunny and there was none of the usual mud that is often associated with winter cross country races in the UK.
ARCHBISHOP SPORTSHALL SESSIONS
CLOSED AFTER THE TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER SESSION
REOPENS FOR WEDNESDAY 4TH JANUARY SESSION
The Christmas Handicap takes place this Sunday 18th December. Click here for an entry form.
Guys 10 mile road race - Sunday 4th December 2016
Six Preston Harriers turned out on this brisk clear dry morning with little wind, so conditions for running were good. The race goes from Owd Nells past Myerscough College on the St Michaels road until the turn towards and through Inskip. Beyond Inskip it turns left up Woods Lane and then back onto the St Michaels road and back to Owd Nells.
Red Rose Cross Country League Race, Rossendale - Saturday 3rd December 2016
In the final race of the Red Rose Cross Country League at Marl Pitts, Rossendale, Preston Harriers’ Alan Appleby finished the senior men’s race in 145th place and 3rd Vet 65, which along with two earlier first places was enough to secure him the overall win in the series for the Vet 65 category.
‘Guess Your Time’ Xmas Track Race
Venue: UCLan Track