About Preston Harriers
The 'Famous Preston Harriers'
Preston Harriers were formed on the 15thSeptember 1881, at the White Horse Inn in Friargate.
Athletes participate in Road, Cross Country, Fell, Track & Field and Sportshall events.
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.
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.
Some of our athletes also compete in triathlons and we are affiliated to the BTF, but do not offer triathlon coaching.
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.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our site. Please click the links to the left to find out more about us.
Preston Harriers has agreed to adopt the codes of conduct as set out by UKA in the publication ‘Athletics Welfare Procedures’. These codes of conduct are available as a pdf download from
The relevant pages are pages 35 – 42 of the UKA - Athletics Welfare Procedures document.
Last Updated (Thursday, 09 August 2012 21:11)