Prudent Riverside 10 mile road race, Lancaster - Sunday 7th August 2016
This scenic race alongside the River lune attracted several members of Preston Harriers. The race was won by Michael Kallenberg in 51.36. First Harrier was Rob Affleck, who was 3rd overall in a season’s best time of 55.36. Next Harrier to finish was Chris Wales in 65.49; he was followed by Lee Foley in 69.35, Alan Appleby (72.36) and Andrew Tranter (75.14). Angela Tranter set a new PB of 97.52, Sue Wickham was close behind her in 99.40 and Judith Deakin ran 1.46.56.
Blackpool Air Show 10k road race - Sunday 7th August 2016
Runners in the Blackpool Air Show 10k had to battle against very strong winds as they ran along the Lower Promenade with no shelter from the gale. The race was won by former GB marathoner Andi Jones in an excellent time for the conditions of 32.49. Jason Parker was the first Preston Harrier to finish; he was 5th and 1st MV40 in 36.13. There was close packing from Mark Lee in 34th (40.51), Dougie Potter in 39th (41.23) and Dominic Moon in 41st (41.27). Marian Hesketh was 1st FV60 in 47.09, Daniel Higgins was close behind her in 47.46 and Helen Boyer ran 63.39.
NW Counties Road Relays
The NW Counties Road Relays are on Saturday 10th September at Delamere Forest, Linmere, Delamere, nr Northwich, Cheshire. Sue Wickham is going to manage the Senior Women's teams.
Richard Smith is going to manage the Senior Men's teams.
For the men, with a start time of 2.30 pm there are 4 runners in a team, with each running a leg of 6.4k.
If you wish to run (and you must be a fully paid up current member) please can you contact Richard Smith by Monday 29th August. Please see him or contact him on Facebook (Rich Smith) or email richardfrancissmith@
Road relays are competitive, but they are a fun day out for everybody, whatever your ability so don't be put off. Teams will be based on ability as far as is practicable.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 10 August 2016 05:50)
Roads Inter Club Update
The next Roads Interclub is on Wednesday 10th August at Astley Park, Chorley. Race starts at 7.30pm.
Red Rose Cross Country League
If you would like to compete in the Red Rose Cross Country League this year, please read the invite here.
The “Chipping Show Fell Race” - Help required!
Bernard & Evelyn’s 80th Birthday 5 Miler, Lancaster - Sunday 31st July 2016
Last Sunday saw athletes from all over the country coming together to celebrate the 80th birthday of Mr & Mrs Elkington who are highly regarded as stalwarts of our athletic family. Race commentator Brian Porter did a sterling job to get all the privileged runners away on time with a blistering start from the Salt Ayre Leisure Centre. They were led by Daniel Balshaw who maintain his lead to the line in a fine 27.57. Preston Harrier Neil Mc Donald, who has seen a return of form, started strongly and fought off a determined challenge from local runner Richard Jones to record a PB of 29.53 and was rewarded with 3rd Overall & 1stMV45. Next Proud Harriers to come through were Andrew Tranter in 35.35, Angela Tranter (45.02) and the mighty Sue Wickham (49.11) who fought off a strong challenge from Ben Higginson (49.12).
Last Updated (Monday, 08 August 2016 09:36)
Podium 5K, Barrowford - Friday 29th July 2016
Last Friday night 4 Preston Harriers ventured over to the Podium 5K with a race set on a fast cycle track route in Nelson. Rob Affleck put in a determined effort within the A race to attain 10th overall with an impressive season’s best 15.36. Richard Smith, who is gaining strength and confidence, led the Harrier assault in the B race and applied pressure up at the sharp end throughout the race, but was beaten over the line to claim 2nd place in a PB 16.55. David Watson & Neil McDonald pushed each other from start to finish with McDonald initially leading but he could not hold off a strong charge to the line by Watson for 10th in 17.33, with McDonald clocking a season’s best of 17.40 for 13th.
Tuesday Night Running Fitness Group
Tuesday August 9th August – Olympic Torch special session! Come along to the Tuesday night running fitness group at Moor Park and meet our very own 2012 Olympic torchbearer Maureen Whitman along with her Olympic torch!
Road Race Championships Update
Up to date tables for Preston Harriers road race championship 2016 series
Note - As the Wesham interclub race was declared null and void the decision in relation to the club champs is that the race counts as 1 of the 8 races required but everyone gets 0 points.
The next 2 race in the series are the Prudent Riverside 10 Mile race on Sunday August 7th and the Chorley Interclub on 10th August.
Last Updated (Friday, 05 August 2016 14:12)