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Some great running on Good Friday

As our fabulous female captain Cathy Flitcroft rightly states, some people opt for a day of relaxation on a Bank Holiday but not those from Preston Harriers.

Good Friday saw the Caldervale ten mile running event take place. This annual early-spring run is a popular local event and even got a mention in Runner's World (March 2011 mind but it still counts!) As part of the club championships, it was well-attended by the club's runners and there were some fantastic runs over this undulating, rural but refreshingly green course.

Read on for Cathy's full report....

11 hardy Harriers turned up for the Good Friday Caldervale 10 which is known to be a tough undulating route with challenging hills, having a total ascent of over 175 meters. This being an event in the Preston Harrier Road Race Championships.

First home for Preston was Alex Venables (V40) in 11th place with a time of 1:07:13. Next came a trio of Harriers in close proximity to each other: Steve Hallas (V50 - 1st in age category) 1:08:02, David Watson (V55 - 1st in age category} 1:08:20 and Richard Southworth 1:08:58.

First Harrier Lady home was Liz Horne (F45 - 1st in age category), 7th Lady overall in 1:14:30, closely followed by Katie Littlefair 1:15:27.

The next batch of Harriers athletes being Neil McDonald (V55) 1:17:18, Garry Stubbs-Brown (V45) 1:19:36, Charlotte Gregory 1:20:26, Julie Tyrer (F45) 1:37:22 and Sue Wickham (F60) 1:54:55.

Luckily the weather held out until the end of the race, where tea/coffee, cakes and pies where devoured.

The next events too watch out for if you're taking part in the club championships are - Inter Club race on 10th April at Blackpool, followed by Power of 5k in Lancaster on 3rd May.

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