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Our Club

Preston Harriers are one of the oldest athletics clubs in the North West, having been formed on the 15th September 1881 at the White Horse Inn in Friargate. Since then we have had a long history of success.

Over the years we have been well represented by a number of elite athletes, more recently including John Nuttall, Steve Tunstall, Helen Clitheroe and Steve Smith who have all won National titles and represented Great Britain at major games.  In 2011 Helen Clitheroe won the gold medal at the European Indoor 3000m held in Paris.

As a result of our National reputation we have been referred to as “The Famous Preston Harriers” on the BBC by the British distance legend Brendan Foster.

Our athletes participate in Road Running, Cross Country, Fell Running, Track & Field, Sportshall and Triathlon events.  From beginners to elite athletes, 8 to 80 years old, Preston Harriers has a training programme, a competition schedule and a social group ready to welcome you.  We regard ourselves as a forward thinking club with a dedicated team of committee members, coaches and athletes who strive to bring sporting success to the proud city of Preston.


Inclusion Policy


Development Plan

Health and Safety

Benevolent Fund

Incident Reporting

Welfare Officers

Codes of Conduct

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