Patrick Dever produced the performance of his life to win the under 17 boys race in the North of England Cross Country Championships at a snowy Knowsley.
Dever went off with the leading pack from the outset before storming clear in the later stages of the race to win by a comfortable margin. Victory for the Leyland youngster was even more remarkable as he is at the bottom of the age group and is therefore able to defend his title next season.
Jamaine Coleman found the conditions not quite to his liking but even so finished in an excellent 10th place. Coleman’s efforts along with great runs from Dan Bebbington (26th) and Sandy Kelly (39th) gave the boys a well deserved silver medal. Elliot Roberts( 60th), Dan Whitlock (70th) and Sam Williams (87th) also gave good accounts of themselves.
The under 13 boys went one better taking the coveted Northern title. The youngsters were once again led by Dean Tierney who produced another stunning performance to take the individual silver behind Sheffield’s Julian Slater, whose six inch height advantage clinched him victory over the last 100m. The rest of the team put in solid performances to win the gold. Louis Barrow had his best run to date finishing 32nd and further support was given by Adam Roberts (35th), Jerome Jolly (37th), George Roberts (68th) and Shaun Beckett (77th).
Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 January 2013 22:43)
Inskip Half Marathon - Sunday 20th January 2013
The course at the Inskip half-marathon was free of snow and ice, apart from one small section, last weekend. However, runners had to contend with icy blasts from the east with many of the 317 finishers opting for long sleeves, hats and gloves to protect themselves from the wind. 18 Preston Harriers took part.
North West U11 Sportshall Finals, Manchester – Sunday 20th January 2013
Last Sunday Lancashire Sportshall teams competed in the Regional Finals at SportsCity, Manchester. The Lancashire teams were selected from Blackpool, Chorley, Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn, Kirkham, Lancaster & Morecambe, Preston, Pendle and Westholme.
Northern Indoor Championships 12th to 13th January 2013
Preston Harriers had two athletes crowned as Northern Champions, and a good collection of 2 silver and 6 bronze medals in a variety of events.
Last Updated (Monday, 28 January 2013 22:13)
Garstang 10K - Sunday 13th January 2013
Last Sunday Preston Harriers were proudly represented at the annual Garstang 10 km road race by just 9 athletes, who toed the line in biting temperatures. The race starts at Garstang High School with a fast downhill section and the eventual winner, Anthony Valentine, charged away from his challengers to storm the line in 32.48. Kevin Hunt, looking resplendent in his new club vest, was the first Preston Harrier to cross the line with a cracking PB of 38.21 and was followed in by Jonathan Clemson in 41.15, Phil Anderson in 41.30, Neil McDonald 42.12, Pete Smith 42.29, Ritchie Peet 42.55 and Dave Wakefield 45.46. Sue Clemson was the first Harrier lady home in 55.07 and was followed in by Felicity Cross with 55.55 to complete the Preston Harriers team.
Mid Lancs Cross Country - Saturday 12th January 2013
Preston Harriers’ youngsters amazing form continued at the latest Mid Lancs Cross Country meeting at Wilson Fields, Hyndburn. Just four fixtures into the season all three boys’ teams have already clinched their team titles.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 January 2013 21:30)
Lancashire Cross Country Championships - Saturday 5th January 2013
It was another great day for Preston Harriers’ junior athletes at the Lancashire Cross Country Championships held at Witton Park as they picked up half of the individual county titles on offer, three individual silvers and a bronze medal. Added to that there were three team titles, a runners up place and a bronze medal for the under 13 girls.
Last Updated (Saturday, 12 January 2013 19:00)
Ribble Valley 10k - Sunday 30th December 2012
Last Sunday saw the annual Ribble Valley 10K take place around the undulating lanes of Clitheroe. 26 Preston Harriers eagerly toed the line keen to blow away their Christmas excesses and score well in the first of the club championship races. The size of the field proved difficult for some, at the start, but that did not prevent David Rigby from establishing a strong position at the sharp end of the action. Rigby was able to utilise the strength of his competitors around him to attain a new PB of 31.23 in a creditable 27th Overall, just days after setting his 1st PB under 32 minutes at the Boxing Day 10K at Leyland. Next in was Callum Rowett who as a junior made his presence felt with a strong finish in 34.09 along with Preston Harrier’s 1st lady home, Stephanie Roe, with 36.08.Dave Watson and Alan Durney had a close race with Watson finishing strongly to cross the line in 37.18 and Durney pushing him all the way in 37.45. K. Judd, another Harrier Junior Man, who has made excellent progress throughout the year, was next to finish in 38.11 with K.Hunt in 38.30, S. Young 39.20 and Mr. P. Walsh in 39.43. A trio of the Cowling Family raced with Elizabeth making her debut as a Preston Harrier. Peter led the way with 41.28, Victoria 46.11 and Elizabeth in 47.43 to complete the family entry.
WITTON PARK Trail Relays - NEW event for 2013 - Sunday 3rd Feb
11:00 am Junior Race - (must be 10 - 13 on day of race)
12:00 noon Senior Race - (must be 14 on day of race)
Team Awards and Fastest Leg Awards
The Stoop Fell Race - Sunday 18th December 2012
A group of Preston Harriers and friends travelled over to the moorland setting of Penistone Country Park, near Haworth, for the 23rd running of The Stoop fell race.
Kendal Mid Lancs XC - Saturday 8th December 2012
Preston Harriers young middle distance squad continued to excel at the latest Mid Lancs Cross Country fixture at a frosty Kendal Showground, as the various teams continued to strengthen their grip on a number of titles.
Last Updated (Sunday, 16 December 2012 08:22)