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Mid Lancs XC Update

The first Mid Lancs cross country fixture  is at Astley Park, Chorley on Sat 1st October.
You can only run if you are affiliated to England Athletics having renewed your membership of Preston Harriers for the 16/17 season.
A number of people who ran xc last season have not renewed their membership. They are not the list of runners the club has submitted and will not get a number on the day, or for the season, until subs have been paid.
If you haven't competed before in this league, please bring along your EA membership card for this season. This does not apply to u11s.

 

Wednesday Running Fitness Group

From Wed 5th Oct until the end of March 2016, the start time is 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start, at latest!
Session will finish at 8.30pm.
£2 per runner per session.

 

Preston Harriers Winter Track - UCLan Arena

We have exclusive use of the track from Tuesday 4th October at the following times:-
Tuesday 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Thursday 6pm to 8pm
Track fee is £2 per night and collected on the gate. No fee = no entrance
and will strictly applied.

 

Lancaster Castle 10k - Sunday 18th September 2016

Melanie Haworth ran the Lancaster Castle 10k, finishing in 59.00

 

The Merrick Fell Race - Saturday 17th September 2016

2016 Nichola Jackson climbing Merrick Hill - 17.9.16The last in the 2016 series of the British fell running championships took place at Glen Trool in SW Scotland last week. One race is held in each of the four home countries of the UK with different races chosen each year.
The final race was in wonderfully isolated hill country, in part of the Galloway hills and over a mixture of terrain; from steep ground and a steep initial climb from the off, to good mountain paths, and over some extremely tough ground to finish. The route was 12.4k and 750m of climb on a very warm and humid afternoon.
Nichola Jackson needed a high placing to ensure a medal in the overall championship and an excellently paced run for 2nd lady in 1:38.40 meant she finished 3rd in the series. 1st lady was Lou Roberts of Ambleside in 1:36.46.
The winner was Rhys Findlay-Robinson of Dark Peak Fell Runners in 1:16.03. There were 197 finishers and the race usually attracts about 30 runners

 

English Cross Country Relays, Mansfield, Notts on 5th November

Full details here: http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-saucony-english-cross-country-relays/info/

Men's teams of 4 runners
Ladies teams of 3 runners
All runners must be first claim for Harriers.
If you would like to run:

The men's teams are being organised by Richard Smith so please contact him on Facebook or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The ladies teams are being organised by Sue Wickham so please contact her on Facebook, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

North West Counties road relays, Delamere Forest - Saturday 10th September 2016

2016 Chris Durney in road relay2016 Loy Kalasiram in road relay2016 Patrick Dever in road relayThe 2016 North West Counties relays combining the Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside championships were held on the undulating trails in Cheshire’s Delamere Forest. On a warm day, Preston Harriers were well represented, winning the Lancashire championship in all but one of the categories entered. The under 13 girls team of Faye Houghton, Scarlett Sutton and Emily Mayson winning the Lancashire title while Grace Brown and Emily Reynolds also ran. The under 13 boys A team of Ethan Warren, Tom Durney and Thomas Barnes took the championship while also being the fastest team out of the four counties. Ben Withers also ran and all four were among the fastest five times run by Lancashire runners.

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2016 Club Championships - Various Photo Links

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Cross Country Training

Cross Country Training for Seniors, for the 16/17 xc season starts Sat 17th September at 10am prompt behind the Avenham Park café. Please wear appropriate footwear; trail or fell shoes or xc spikes. First Mid Lancs League fixture is at Astley Park, Chorley on Sat 1st October.

 

Vernon Vets Trophy 2016 Update

After 6 of 8 races completed there remain the final two cross country fixtures. The Mid Lancs League dates have now been confirmed, so the races will be at Chorley on Oct 1 and Cuerden Valley Park on Oct 29.
There are only 4 points separating the men’s leaders, with Andy Whaley just ahead of Chris Wales. In the ladies trophy Vicki Sherrington has a more commanding lead over Sue Wickham.

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Helvellyn Triathlon - Sunday 4th September 2016

2016 Nichola Jackson, Billy Johnstone and Steve Needham at the finishFour intrepid Harriers ventured up to Glenridding in the Lake District on Sunday, to compete in what is known as one of the toughest triathlons in the world.
The Helvellyn Triathlon starts with a 1 mile swim in Ullswater, followed by a 38 mile cycle loop which returns via the infamous ‘Struggle’ to the 1,489 feet summit of the Kirkstone Pass, followed by a formidable  9 mile run to the 3,118 feet summit of Helvellyn, which includes  a scramble up the rocky ridge of Swirral Edge for good measure! The route heads back down to the spectator packed village to  finish next to the lake.

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