Preston hosted the third interclub event of the seven race series on a warm evening in Avenham and Miller parks. Wesham's Rob Danson followed up his successes at Blackpool and Lytham by finishing first among the 264-strong field in 19 minutes 30 seconds. He was followed home around the 3.7-mile course by Preston Harriers' Sam Evans, second in 20:03 with teammate Ben Akin third, nine seconds further behind. Wes Wilkinson was the third Harrier to finish in the top 10, coming 8t
After a two year absence, the PH stage of the inter club series took place on Wed 15 June. 264 runners from the 7 clubs competed. Planning for the event started way back in March, and the event's success is due mainly to the commitment and efforts of the core organising team: Ian Bebbington, Kari Edwards, Joe Howard, Dave Lea, John Slater, Steve Taylor, Philippa Walsh and Sue Wickham. A lot of effort goes on behind the scenes to ensure the event is both successful and safe.
On Tuesday 7th of June, a traditional short but very steep fell race, called Paddy's Pole, was organised by Olga Wiggins, who volunteered to take on the role of a race director in order to carry on the tradition of hosting the race in the beautiful Forest of Bowland near Chipping. We had an overwhelming amount of help from all the volunteers from the club and their friends and relatives with setting up the course, marshalling, taking and recording results and registering the
Thursday 2nd June 2022 Harriers members of all ages travelled to the picturesque village of Austwick in the Yorkshire Dales to take part in this race, which was part of a village fete held to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The village was so full of displays and stalls that the runners had difficulty in finding the right place to sign on for the races. Georgina Benson set the ball rolling for Preston Harriers by taking 2nd place in the Under 11 girls section. In the
Wesham Summer 10km road race, Wednesday 25th May 2022 More than 250 runners took up the opportunity to run this popular race in its summer edition, attracted by the fast course and “no frills” organisation. Prolific winner Rob Danson of Wesham had no serious competition at the sharp end and won by over 2 minutes in a time of 32 minutes 7 seconds. Carla Davies from Preston Harriers was 1st lady in 17th place overall in 36:02 and Harriers provided the 2nd lady as well as Jamie