|2014 English National Cross Country and Northern Cross Country|
English X-country champs are at Nottingham Wollaton Park 22nd Feb 2014, Northern X-country champs are at Knowsley Safari Park 25th Jan 2014.
The 9th European Veterans Athletic Indoor Championships, San Sebastian, 19th – 24th March 2013
Following on from the British Masters Indoor Championships, the same Preston Harriers athletes went to San Sebastian in northern Spain to compete, again along with Averil McClelland of Lancaster and Morecambe, this time with the hope of winning a European medal or even being on the podium with the National Anthem playing.
Wilmslow Half Marathon - Sunday 24th March 2013
Over 3,500 runners took part in last Sunday’s Wilmslow Half marathon on a bitterly cold morning. The easterly wind made the last few miles into the headwind extremely hard work, but the Harriers trio of Gethin Butler, David Rigby and Rob Affleck all finished in the first dozen in a high class and very competitive field.
Last Updated (Friday, 29 March 2013 14:45)
Celtic Cup success
Sophie Riley of Preston Harriers, coached by Steve James, was selected to represent England in the 200m at under 20. She competed at Cardiff in the Celtic Cup on 10 March, where she won her 200m race in a time of 25.66 seconds and ran the decisive leg in the 4 x 200m relay.
IMPORTANT - How to obtain your Summer Track Permit
Times - Monday to Thursday 9am - 8pm; Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm (It will take about 5 minutes)
Last Updated (Sunday, 24 March 2013 19:48)
St. Annes 10 Mile - Sunday 17th March 2013
The Preston Harriers team made their presence felt at this year’s event with a mighty performance to be rewarded with the Lancashire team prize. David Rigby led at the start, determined to test all at the front, but paid for it at the midway point and capitulated the harrier lead to a consistently strong Rob Affleck. They continued to push each other, with Affleck mixing it up with the front runners to storm the finish line in 55.08 4th overall and 2nd V40 and Rigby next in with 55.33 5th overall. Next harrier in was Paul Lightfoot who gained a position in the closing 50 metres with a lightning sprint finish in 60.20 and was followed in by Chistopher Tully and David Watson who were in close contention right to the line. Tully gained the advantage in 61.01 and Watson finished in 61.06.
Last Updated (Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:06)
English Schools Cross Country Championships - Saturday 16th March 2013
Congratulations to Harriers middle distance athlete Patrick Dever who came 2nd in the Inter Boys race. The event took place at Catton Hall, Walton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire last weekend. Patrick was running as part of the Lancashire Schools team and was up with the leaders throughout the race. At the final decent he took at tumble on the hill, but got up and recovered quickly, finishing a mere 5 seconds behind race winner Zak Miller (Gtr Manchester). Chris Durney also finished in a very creditable 23rd place in the same race - well done Chris! Patrick will now go on to compete at the Schools International, representing England, on Saturday 23rd March in Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Wales.
Last Updated (Saturday, 23 March 2013 11:12)
British Masters Indoor Championships - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2013
At the 30th British Masters Open Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre at Enfield, Middlesex on the 9th /10th March, Preston Harriers had four athletes competing: Steve Smith, Steve Hallas, Sharon Greenwood and Mark Davies. They were joined by Averil McClelland from Lancaster and Morecambe, a training partner of Sharon, all competing under the Northern Veterans banner.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 March 2013 08:16)
PRESTON HARRIERS WIN THE PRESTON’S SPORTING CLUB OF THE YEAR 2013
At the Guild Hall last Friday night at the Preston Sports Awards Harriers won the Club of the Year. The commentary on the nomination video stated ‘ 2012 was Harriers most successful year in the clubs 132 year history. The club achievements included the Northern Athletics League Division 1 Champions for the first time in the history of the club, Lancashire Sportshall Champions, and 7 athletes gained medals at National Championships to name but a few. Harriers have worked in schools for many years and have in the last 12 months set up a number of satellite clubs in schools to act as feeders to the main club. The Olympics has seen a marked interest in Harriers with many new members joining. Harriers run a Fitness and Running Group which continues to expand. Harriers have been instrumental in organising and supporting the Preston Park Run. Harriers won the England Athletics North West Community club of the year’.
The Video can be viewed by contacting Bob Welfare
Dave Tate was Highly Commended in the Special Recognition Award for his coaching work over the last 25 years. Dave is due to take a more backseat but will still be around. We thank Dave for all that he has done for the club.
Patrick Dever was Highly Commended in the Rising Star Category for his brilliant year of achievements.
Harriers Senior Track & Field Team also won the Highly Commended award in the Senior Team Performance for their first Northern Division One Championship in 2012
Last Updated (Tuesday, 12 March 2013 22:16)
Skelmersdale Cross Country - Saturday 2nd March 2013
The final race of the Mid-Lancs Cross County League season took place last Saturday at the sun drenched Beacon Park, perched high above Skelmersdale.
Harriers Retain Lancashire Sportshall Title
Preston Harriers Sportshall team retained their Lancashire title for the 5th year in a row by convincingly crushing all opposition with their third victory from the 3 matches. Neighbours Blackpool were distant runners up.
Last Updated (Sunday, 10 March 2013 18:02)
EA Indoor U20, U17 & U15 Champs, NIA, Birmingham, 23 & 24 February 2013
On the weekend of the 23rd and 24th February 2013 twelve Preston Harriers travelled down to the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham for this years England Athletics Indoor U20, U17 and U15 Championships.
Performance of the weekend was in the U17 Mens 1500m in which Patrick Dever and Bradley Yates competed. Patrick set the pace from the start with Bradley not far behind. With about 400m (2 laps) to go Patrick made his break and the result was then never in doubt. Patrick took gold in 3:59.70 and Bradley took silver in 4:09.03.
Last Updated (Sunday, 03 March 2013 07:58)