Sun 13 May 2018, Chipping
Amazing scenery and crystal-clear skies greeted four Preston Harriers to the 9th annual Blacksticks 10k which encompassed a challenging course around Beacon Fell. Previous winner Rob Affleck made a return and was pushed hard over the opening 3 miles in a three-way battle with local athletes Ross Campbell of Barrow and Gareth Booth of Horwich, but then put his marathon strength to good use to attain victory in 34.53. Niall Malone put in a solid performance for 4th overall, over a minute clear of his nearest rival, in 37.17. Proud Harrier Neil Mc Donald put in a creditable effort to be rewarded with 9th overall and 1st MV50 and he was followed in by Dean Kirby in 61.21 to complete the Harriers team entry.