Sat 26 Jan 2018, Pontefract Nathan Dunn continued his rich run of form of late and he won a fantastic bronze medal at the Northern Cross Country Championships at Pontefract Park Racecourse in the u20 junior men`s race. It was a very competitive race, with a group of three starting to get clear on the second long lap of the 8k course, and Dunn was always in contention. He finished in 25.54 behind 2nd placed Euan Brennan (Ilkley Harriers) and winner Rory Leonard (Morpeth Harrie
Sun 3 Dec 2017, Cardington, Shropshire A trio of Harriers made the long trip down to Shropshire to compete in Telford AC’s Cardington Cracker fell race. It is a popular race, and 276 runners completed the 9 mile and 2,600 feet of ascent course this year. The race starts in Cardington and its first top and checkpoint is The Lawley at 1,236 feet. There follows a grassy descent and a climb up Caer Caradoc and the second checkpoint at 1,506 feet. There`s another climb to Gaerston
Sat 12 Jan 2019, Towneley Park, Burnley A week after the Lancashire cross country championships, there was another trip further into East Lancashire for the fourth Mid Lancs race of the season at Towneley Park, Burnley. It was a windy day, with rain later for the senior race. Once again, the ground was surprisingly dry with little in the way of mud. The first races were the u11s, and a large number of 95 ran the u11 girls’ race and then 113 took part in the u13 boys’ race ove
Sat 12 Jan 2019, Stirling In the international Stirling cross country, Patrick Dever was the best of the British team finishers in 9th, with a time of 24.05 over 8k. He was right up in the leading group midway through the race, and only fell back slightly on the last lap. Dever commented afterwards that he felt that the race has given him a really good base to build on.
Sat 5 Jan 2019, Witton Park, Blackburn The Lancashire Cross Country Championships had an outcome in the final race for Preston Harriers` senior men that was initially frustrating and delivered a very needless error at the presentation. The first set of team results, with six athletes to count, had the winners as Ribble Valley, 2nd as Salford Harriers and 3rd as Blackburn Harriers. But those present at the conclusion had an inkling that it didn`t look quite right, especially w
Sun 6 Jan 2019, near Kendal The first event in the Kendal Winter League took place over Scout Scar, just outside Kendal. It was won by Jack Wright of Ambleside in 27:39. Seven members of Preston Harriers went up there for the race, some of whom had taken part in the Lancashire XC Championship race the day before at Witton Park. One of these was Vladimir Wiggins, who completed the U15 boys’ race in 10:03. In the seniors’ race, Oliver Heaton, in seventh place, was first Presto
Sat 12 Jan 2019
The 4th Mid Lancs League cross country fixture is at Towneley Park, Burnley on Sat 12th Jan 2019.
Postcode of BB11 3RQ.
There is a parking fee at the park. Please try to avoid blocking the access road. Race Times
12.30pm under 11 girls
12.45pm u11 boys
1pm u13 girls
1.20pm u13 boys/u15 girls
1.40pm u15 boys/u17 women
2pm, under 17 men/u20 and senior women and vet 70 men
2.30pm, u20 men, senior men. Please bring your already used Mid Lancs League number if you’
Ribble Valley 10K, Clitheroe, Sun 30 Dec 2018
Thirty Harriers lined up at the big Ribble Valley 10k on Sunday December 30th, a race that not only doubles as the North of England championship race but is also known for attracting a stellar line up and this year was no different with international and Olympic athletics in attendance. Preston were led home by Patrick Dever who followed up his fantastic performance at the European Cross Country Championships to not only place thi
Mon 31 Dec 2018, Haworth One of final events of the fell running year was the Auld Lang Syne race from a windy Penistone Park above Haworth. The race has a reputation for being fast, as long as there’s no ice or snow. For the unwary, there are some tough short but steep climbs. Fancy dress is traditionally worn by a number of the runners and some of the highlights this year were a Mad Hatter, a group of Teletubbies, and a road construction worker in full reflective gear with
Sun 16 Dec 2018, Haworth The sight of over 200 runners with Santa hats bobbing as they head across Haworth Moor is quite a sight and it`s repeated annually at the Stoop fell race from Penistone country park. The Stoop is a short and fast fell race, with early positions key as the runners cross the thin path over the open moor. It`s then an ascent of Harbour Hill and then the Oxenhope Stoop Hill itself, where conditions were wet and muddy. Over the 4.9mile route, with just 700