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Preston 10 - Sunday 20th November 2016
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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 20th. “Preston 10”  2016. 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.
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Thanks in advance.

Northern Athletics Road Relays Sportcity Manchester – Sunday 25th September 2016

2016 Under 13 boys Tom Barnes, Tom Durney, Ethan Warren at Sportcity2016 Under 13 girls Scarlet Sutton, Faye Houghton, Imogen BlackwellThe Northern Road Relays followed hot on the heels of the Lancashire championships two weeks earlier with this year's event held at Sportcity, Manchester on a mostly sunny and warm day punctuated with the occasional shower meaning conditions were ideal for fast times. The route was almost entirely flat, taking in 300m of the athletics track and then varying distances around the Etihad football stadium and adjoining car parks and ending with another 300m on the track.
Preston Harriers Junior athletes put in some outstanding performances and Harriers proved to be the dominant junior club in the North of England, collecting one gold, two silver and one bronze team medal. Ethan Warren, Tom Durney & Thomas Barnes got the squad off to a flying start by winning the Northern title, narrowly defeating a strong Salford Harriers team, just as they had a fortnight ago. Warren ran a brilliant 5th fastest leg of the day to put the boys in contention, Durney then put in a storming performance with the 7th fastest leg to give the lads a clear lead. Barnes once more ran a superb anchor leg to hold off Salford’s Sam Hopkins who ran the fastest leg of the day. Gregor Anderson & Ben Withers put in solid performances in an incomplete B team.

Last Updated (Friday, 07 October 2016 18:38)

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Berlin Marathon - Sunday 25th September 2016

The Berlin Marathon beckoned Preston Harrier Rob Affleck once more to the glorious German capital streets. At the halfway point Affleck was pushing hard at 1.14 feeling confident whilst forging ahead within a competent group. As the miles progressed Affleck found himself detached at the back of the pack and isolated which required him to dig deep into his reserves to remain mentally strong. His resilience dominated for him to actually speed up over the last kilometres to record a very respectable 2.29 and be recorded as 1st MV45!
Proud Preston Harrier Andy Whaley made his Berlin debut count by confidently steaming through the mid-point in 1.30 and pushing hard through the Brandenburg gates with a huge 15minute PB, 3.01.


Run Preston 10K, 5k and 2K - Sunday 25th September 2016

2016 Isabelle Duckett presents medal to Gary Pennington at Run PrestonOn the 25th September, the annual three Run Preston events attracted a number of Preston Harriers, all hoping to do well on home turf, despite the (at times) tough and muddy course.
First it was the 5K race, and the first three men back were all Harriers. Gary Pennington took the winning title in 16.41. There was a great battle to the finish line by Peter Cowling (19.20) and Dougie Potter (19.22). Dougie also bravely completed the 10k later in the morning!  The first lady back was the formidable Jenny Parker who took her 20.04 win in her stride! Jenny was followed in by the ever improving Vladimir Wiggins (22.51), Katie Mathison (26.22), Catherine Fletcher (30.52), Kirsty Williams (31.03), Emily Wiggins (33.24) and Clare Forrest (34.42) completed the Harriers team.

Last Updated (Friday, 07 October 2016 18:31)

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10th  Rab Mountain Marathon - Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016

A two day fell running and navigational challenge which Preston Harriers Michael McLoughlin and Alan Appleby undertook at the weekend. The event was based at Outhgill in the Upper Eden Valley in the Mallerstang area of the Yorkshire Dales, a beautiful valley which the Settle to Carlisle railway passes through. There are several course formats and distances to take part in and they decided to attempt the Long Score in which you have a list of checkpoints with scores assigned to them and over the two days you have to amass as many points as you can within the time limits each day.

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Wednesday Running Fitness Group

From Wed 5th Oct until the end of March 2016, the start time is 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start, at latest!
Session will finish at 8.30pm.
£2 per runner per session.


Preston Harriers Winter Track - UCLan Arena

We have exclusive use of the track from Tuesday 4th October at the following times:-
Tuesday 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 6pm to 8pm
Track fee is £2 per night and collected on the gate. No fee = no entrance
and will strictly applied.


Lancaster Castle 10k - Sunday 18th September 2016

Melanie Haworth ran the Lancaster Castle 10k, finishing in 59.00


The Merrick Fell Race - Saturday 17th September 2016

2016 Nichola Jackson climbing Merrick Hill - 17.9.16The last in the 2016 series of the British fell running championships took place at Glen Trool in SW Scotland last week. One race is held in each of the four home countries of the UK with different races chosen each year.
The final race was in wonderfully isolated hill country, in part of the Galloway hills and over a mixture of terrain; from steep ground and a steep initial climb from the off, to good mountain paths, and over some extremely tough ground to finish. The route was 12.4k and 750m of climb on a very warm and humid afternoon.
Nichola Jackson needed a high placing to ensure a medal in the overall championship and an excellently paced run for 2nd lady in 1:38.40 meant she finished 3rd in the series. 1st lady was Lou Roberts of Ambleside in 1:36.46.
The winner was Rhys Findlay-Robinson of Dark Peak Fell Runners in 1:16.03. There were 197 finishers and the race usually attracts about 30 runners


English Cross Country Relays, Mansfield, Notts on 5th November

Full details here: http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-saucony-english-cross-country-relays/info/

Men's teams of 4 runners
Ladies teams of 3 runners
All runners must be first claim for Harriers.
If you would like to run:

The men's teams are being organised by Richard Smith so please contact him on Facebook or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The ladies teams are being organised by Sue Wickham so please contact her on Facebook, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


North West Counties road relays, Delamere Forest - Saturday 10th September 2016

2016 Chris Durney in road relay2016 Loy Kalasiram in road relay2016 Patrick Dever in road relayThe 2016 North West Counties relays combining the Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside championships were held on the undulating trails in Cheshire’s Delamere Forest. On a warm day, Preston Harriers were well represented, winning the Lancashire championship in all but one of the categories entered. The under 13 girls team of Faye Houghton, Scarlett Sutton and Emily Mayson winning the Lancashire title while Grace Brown and Emily Reynolds also ran. The under 13 boys A team of Ethan Warren, Tom Durney and Thomas Barnes took the championship while also being the fastest team out of the four counties. Ben Withers also ran and all four were among the fastest five times run by Lancashire runners.

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