|Mid Lancs XC Update...|
The Mid Lancs Cross Country League has its` next fixture is Saturday 14th December at WILSON PLAYING FIELDS, Clayton Hall Drive, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5SF Directions are M65 to Junc 7 - (do not follow Accrington signs here!) - go down the slip road, to the LEFT at the roundabout (this is Dunkenhalgh Way.) You will come to a set of traffic lights opposite a huge works, and you`ll need to be in the correct lane to turn RIGHT at these lights. Turn right onto the A678 and after a short distance, you will start a short climb with the M65 visible for a spell on your right. At the traffic lights turn LEFT onto Whalley Rd, the A680. After almost a mile, Wilson Playing Field is on your right. It is unlikely that you will be able to park on the club car of Hyndburn AC as it will be for officials and helpers on the day, so please park carefully on the main road and please do not block any access points on any roads Race times are back to normal Mid-Lancs U11 Girls at 12.30pm U11 Boys at 12.45pm U13 Girls at 1.00pm U15 Girls and U13 Boys at 1.20pm U15 Boys and U17 Women at 1.40pm U17 men, Junior, Senior and Vet Women at 2.00pm Junior, Senior and Vet Men at 2.30pm
Mid Lancs Cross Country League, Burnley - Saturday 26th October 2013
The first cross country fixture of the season saw some good performances from members of Preston Harriers. First on the programme was the Under 11 girls race, where the first harrier to finish was Darcey Lonsdale in 16th place. She was followed in by Annie Duffy (18th), Lucy Treaddell (22nd) Lauren Tunstall (24th), Anwen Butler-Chattell (45th), Abbie Martin (56th), Sasha Lyttle (63rd) and Lorna McDonald (68th). There was also a good turnout in the Under 11 boys race, with fine performances from Liam Blackwell in 9th, Robert Ellis (10th), Thomas Durney (13th), Joshua Green (34th), Aaron Halliday (50th), Harvey Halliday (54th) and Thomas Haworth (55th).Jasmine Jolly had an outstanding run to come 2nd in the Under 13 girls race, but the runner who beat her was a non-scorer, which leaves Jasmine heading the league. She was backed up by Tegan Macuras, Sophie Rotheram and Abbie Rowland to place 3rd team. The Under 13 boys were also 3rd team; Shaun Beckett was the best placed runner in 10th and the other runners were Luke Parker (15th), Kieran Dunn (21st), Euan Marsden (24th) and Billy Delany (44th).
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 November 2013 18:50)
Green Drive 5 - Sunday 20th October 2013
Over 300 athletes took to the Lytham lanes at last Sunday’s annual Green Drive 5 miler which incorporated the Lancashire Championship. Three Preston Harriers toed the line with Rob Affleck continuing with his rich vein of form to mix it up at the sharp end of the field. Adopted Lancastrian Affleck utilised his marathon strength to work his way from 5th to 3rd place overall over the closing stages of the race, to be rewarded with 26.36, 1st MV40 and county gold medallist. Preston Harriers struck gold once more in the form of Lancashire-born Neil Mc Donald whose consistent cadence paid dividends to give him the advantage whilst storming the line in 29.49 1st MV45 and Lancashire Champion in his age group. Harriers stalwart Sue Wickham completed the team entry with her usual strong finish with 54.23.
Last Updated (Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:46)
Record Breaking Edward rises to the Challenge
The annual Hammer Circle’s reunion meeting brought together the best throwers in the UK to train and compete together under the banner of the Hammer Circle (a club for hammer throwers and coaches). Paul Dickenson (the BBC commentator) who is Chairman of the club and who coaches a number of young up-and-coming hammer throwers, said that he was impressed by Edward Jeans’s progress this season and that he has the potential to be an outstanding thrower.
Last Updated (Saturday, 26 October 2013 08:19)
“Preston 10” mile race Sunday November 17th.
This is the last event of 2013 for which I will be asking for your help.
We need help to set up, within the school grounds and out on the course. (8.00am)
If you can be there please contact me
Thank you, Joe.
Vernons 4 Mile Race - Sunday 13th October 2013
Last Sunday saw the Premier of the Vernons 4 mile race to raise funds for the Brathay Trust which helps children from all over the country. The top 2 places were dominated by Preston Harriers David Rigby and Gethin Butler. Rigby’s race strategy was to go strong right at the start and establish an unassailable lead to claim victory in 21.32. Butler’s race strategy was to set off with caution due to lingering tension after a superb marathon and then gradually built his cadence to claim 2nd overall and 1st MV40 in 22.29. Getting stronger all the time Christopher Tully was the next in with 23.49 and he was followed in by Mark Lee, making a welcome return with 24.23 2nd MV45, Chris Brown 30.58, 1st lady harrier Helen Boyer 37.32, Kari Edwards 40.39 and Diane Brown with a cracking pb of 47.16.
Lea Town 10K - Saturday 12th October 2013
Last Saturday saw 6 Preston Harriers take to the roads of the Lea Town 10K with Jason Parker leading the way to storm the line in 35.11 for 2nd place overall. Next through the line was Neil McDonald who was still a little tight after his marathon exploits a week earlier with a creditable time of 38.38 1st MV45. Preston’s first lady was Carla Davies with 45.27 and she was followed in by Phil Lakeland 57.14, Katie Littlefair 64.55 and Sue Wickham in 68.53.
2013/14 Mid Lancs Cross Country
The first Mid-Lancs Cross Country is on Sat 26th Oct at Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ
Road Race Championship Update
Please click here for the Final table of the 2013 Road Race Championship. Prize winners are highlighted in blue and will be presented with awards at Presentation Evening on Friday 15th November.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 October 2013 19:06)
Gold medals for Harriers Girls
Eight Preston Harriers youngsters competed in the Sportshall Athletics Team Challenge at Hazel Grove High School, Stockport and won both the under 9’s and under 11’s team gold medals.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 October 2013 18:54)
Chester Marathon – Sunday 6th October 2013
Last Sunday saw 5 Preston Harriers storming the ancient Roman garrison roads of the Chester Marathon. Gethin Butler and Rob Affleck, the 2 elite athletes, made their presence felt right from the start at the racecourse, establishing top 10 positions over the opening miles. Overall positions alternated as the miles ticked over, with Affleck eventually getting the advantage over Butler to record a cracking PB of 02.30.18 for 7th overall with Butler steaming through with 02.33 for 9th place. Enjoying a return to some consistency Neil Mc Donald was ecstatic to record 02.55 as the 3rd counter with David Green next in as 4th counter with a very creditable PB 03.05 to ensure a superb Preston Harrier Team 1st place. Andrew Duffy was next in and pushed all the way to record 03.30 to round off a memorable day for all.
Last Updated (Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:38)
Glasgow Half Marathon – Sunday 6th October 2013
A small group of Harriers made their annual pilgrimage to the Great Scottish Half Marathon in Glasgow last Sunday. Overcast skies and some light rain resulted in good conditions for running as almost 22,000 people took to the closed roads and even a short distance along the M8, to run either a 10k or the half-marathon.
Last Updated (Thursday, 10 October 2013 21:34)