Sun 2 Dec 2018, Myerscough College
Eight Harriers made the short trip to Myerscough College on Sunday 2nd December for the Myerscough 10 Miler race organised by Garstang Running Club with the prize of a cheese awaiting all finishers. The race started with a mile loop around the College grounds before heading out around the flat country lanes and as it was a cool damp December day with no wind it was good racing conditions with the odd heavier downpour to cool the runners down
There are now two sources of club kit.
A range of club kit, designed by track and field, mainly navy blue in colour, is available to buy online at
https://www.surridgesport.com/preston-harriers Announced 2 weeks ago, a range of kit for road, fell and cross country runners, all in the club colours of royal blue, red and white, is stocked and available from the Endurance Kit Officer.
Please note any club member can buy items from either or both ranges.
Both ranges are Official
Sat 8 Dec 2018, Hyndburn
Conditions were very testing at the last Mid Lancs cross country event at the Wilson Playing Fields in Hyndburn. It is a venue that has been used by the Mid Lancs League for over 20 years. It rained for most of the day, with some spells of prolonged and heavy rain. The courses soon churned up, with many runners taking a tumble in the wooded areas because of the slippery surface. Runners finished mud splattered, which was in sharp contrast to the last
Sun 9 Dec 2018, Tilburg, Netherlands Preston Harriers’ Patrick Dever (22) competed for Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championship men’s under 23 race in Tilburg in the Netherlands on Sunday 9th December 2018, over what was a challenging course featuring soft terrain, twists, turns, ups, downs, log jumps and woodland. The race started in typical frantic cross country fashion and Patrick was clocked as being 34th position after the first 1,000 meters. However, he
Sun 9 Dec 2018, Longridge A sunny morning welcomed the runners for the long-established Longridge 7 Xmas Pudding Race. Running since the early 1980’s this race still attracts large fields. Rob Grantham (Pensby Runners) won in 41:10. Standards have dropped since the early years, with the 1986 race being won, on an unchanged course, 4 minutes faster and the first 17 runners finishing inside this time. It was a nice change after the heavy downpours at the Mid Lancs Cross Country
Cross Country Entries for the Northern and National Championships The Northern Cross Country Championships are at Pontefract Park, Pontefract on Saturday 26th January 2019. Pontefract Park was last used as a championship venue for the Northerns in 2015. The race timetable and prospectus is here; please note that there are no under 11 races. Entries go in via the club and endurance squad coaches, who are co-ordinating their own entries onto the portal.
Any seniors wishing to r
Sat 24 Nov 2018, Sefton Park, Liverpool
The Liverpool Cross Challenge last Saturday drew competitors from all over the UK for what was the third event in the British Athletics cross country challenge series, but it also included the Liverpool and District and Mid Lancs Leagues, who then produce a set of results just for their own leagues. The Mid Lancs League event was therefore just the second set of races this season, after the opener at Ulverston on 13th October. The Liver
New items of club kit have been added to the current range. These will be available to view and purchase at the Presentation Evening on Friday 7th December. They are selling fast. To reserve an item for collection on Friday, please email Steve Taylor
Club Vestop Tee – an identical short sleeve tee shirt version of the club vest.
Shorts – traditional split shorts with inner brief in Red, with Blue & White side panel.
Training Tee – technical tee shirt in Blue with White sleeve
Sun 18 November 2018, Hutton The 37th Preston 10 race took place in ideal weather, with bright sunshine and only light winds. This year’s race was sponsored by Pete Bland Sports, Tesco Leyland Extra and Eyesentials Opticians of Leyland and it attracted more than 500 runners from around the North West and beyond. A group of 5 broke away on the first of two laps, but by the second lap, Tim Raynes of Blackburn Harriers and Adam Sciacca of Sale were locked in battle at the front