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Chipping Show Fell Race

Sat 25 August 2018, Chipping Race records were smashed at Chipping Show Fell Race, organised by Preston Harriers in conjunction with Chipping Agricultural Show. Chris Holdsworth of Ribble Valley Harriers won the race breaking the previous course record by over 3 minutes, finishing in 58:07. First lady was Nichola Jackson, also from Ribble Valley, who took almost 4 minutes off her own ladies’ record finishing in 8th place overall in 1:09:35.

After a hot summer the firm conditions underfoot suited the runners in the 7½ mile race from the Showground over the fields on to Parlick and Fairsnape Fell, returning the same way. Preston Harriers runners were Joseph Sharples (1:20:20); Eleanor Parker (1:29:34); Mick McLoughlin (Vet65) 1:31:11; Peter Carter (Vet50) 1:31:29; Jim Doherty (Vet50) 2:23:31.

The race organiser, Joe Howard, presented Chris and Nichola with the men’s and ladies’ trophies, which were made by Maurice Dean, sadly recently deceased, who was one of the oldest members of Preston Harriers. Joe Howard thanked the Chipping Show Committee, the local land owners and members of Preston Harriers and friends who helped with the running of the event.

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