Out of 120 pre-entries, only 44 runners made it to the start line of this race due to a sudden fall of snow which made some of the surrounding roads impassable. The race is 5 miles long and takes competitors to a height of 500m over the exposed tops of Paddy’s Pole and Parlick. For Preston Harriers, it was the second event in the club’s fell championship, and those who managed to fight their way through the drifts enjoyed the experience of running on snow-covered hills in the
The big event of the week was the penultimate mid-Lancashire cross country league meet in Leigh where Preston harriers are competing on several team and individual fronts across the various age categories. Highlights of day include Emma McColm winning the women senior race with Carla Davies in second, a finish that has potentially secured her the individual senior women’s title and the women’s vet-35 individual title, Chole Lam-Moores was seventh and Jamie Robinson taking eig
The forecast was for prolonged and heavy rain, but very fortunately there was only a thirty minute spell of lighter rain at the Leigh Sports Centre for the fifth race of the Mid Lancs season. The courses were a mix of grass, trail, a small stretch of tarmac and some very muddy ground! In the senior ladies` race, Harriers placed the first four team counters in the top eight and therefore managed a team win over another strong Lancaster University outfit to take a one point lea
Masters Indoor Grand Prix EIS Stadium Sheffield, Sat. 5th Feb. Sharon Wilkinson, Carol Holt and Joanne Rowicki went over to Sheffield to compete in these races. For Carol and Sharon it was in preparation for the upcoming European Masters Indoors Championships to be held in Braga, Portugal. For Joanne it was the first time in many years since she had competed. She used to be a sprinter at Blackpool and with her son getting to a more independent age decided she would like to ge
The Northern Athletics 6/12 Stage Road Relays are scheduled to be held on March 27th at Birkenhead. This is one most prestigious running events in the road calendar and it is an excellent event at which to kickstart your spring season of road running.
The event is open to seniors aged 18 + with the men’s team(s) consisting of 12 runners and the women’s 6. Some of the best athletes from the North will be competing which ensures a high standard of competition for all athletes
Northern Cross Country Championships Saturday 29th January 2022 For the fourth occasion in the last ten years, the prestigious Northern Athletics cross country championships took place at Pontefract Racecourse. Apart from running into the very strong winds, underfoot conditions for all the races were clear of mud with good grass and courses that didn`t cut up. This was most welcome after everyone had endured a mud bath course three years previously. The individual performanc