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Bull Hill Fell Race - Thursday 12th July 2012
A huge field of 249 runners completed the 6 miles and approximately 1000 feet of climb in the Bull Hill fell race, which was well organised by Radcliffe AC last week. The race was the third counter in the local fells inter-club race and was also one of Preston Harriers` own fell championship counter races.
With the start being a mile away from the village of Hawksworth, there was a happy procession of runners up the lane to the meeting point. Conditions were good, although fairly boggy, and the race had a good climb up to Bull Hill, a fast descent, some trails and a long sweep through a boggy field to finish.
Fells Inter Club Update
Latest table here. Update is only after Aggies Staircase 22nd June.. as soon as Bull Hill race, which took place on 12th July is received, it will follow
Preston Parkrun - Saturday 7th July 2012
Gethin Butler, in a Parkrun PB time of 16 minutes 43 seconds, and Philippa Walsh, 21.03, made it a double first for Preston Harriers in the latest Parkrun 5km. Butler was never seriously challenged and ran in over 1 minute 30 seconds ahead of second placer Karl Lee (Red Rose) with Walsh in 14th overall.
Chorley Park Series - Friday 6th July 2012
The last of the Chorley Park Series took place on Friday 6 July. David Watson’s determination over the 4 races rewarded him with 1st Overall MV40 which was confirmed with a fine time of 18.17, claiming 3rd overall on the night. Some Preston Harriers took on two races over the weekend. The first was Phil Walsh who, along with Tunde Buriamo, took up the challenge of the Catforth 10K with Buriamo just pipping Walsh over the finish line recording 40.26 and 40.32. David Watson’s second race was the One Bolton 5K where he again made his presence felt in a competitive field to record 17.15 and be rewarded with 1st MV40 and 3rd place overall.
Badger Run 2, Cuerden Valley Park - Thursday 5th July 2012
Wet and muddy conditions also greeted runners in this popular evening race, but the rain did little to dampen their enthusiasm. Several members of Preston Harriers enjoyed their tour of the scenic country park. First Harrier home was Steve Snape in 13th place with a time of 41 minutes 6 seconds. He was followed by Kevin Hesketh, who was 20th overall and 1st Vet 55 in 41.35. Pete Smith recorded 43.23 for 29th place and Phil Lakeland was 151st in a time of 62.12. Marian Hesketh was 6th woman overall and 1st female Vet 55 in 46.36, Kate Lakeland was 17th woman in 53.02 and Felicity Cross was 50th woman in 61.36. The race was won by Richard Howarth of Horwich RMI in 36.23 and the female winner was Claire Bunce of Red Rose Roadrunners in 44.36. 173 soggy runners finished the race.
Forest Park Ladies 5km Birchwood Warrington - Wednesday 4th July 2012
Emma Essex –Crosby placed 13th in the 20th staging of this event in Birchwood, Warrington in 22minutes 21seconds, whilst mum Judith Deakin clocked 27.23, winning the V65 category. The Wednesday evening race used the tracks and trails of Birchwood Forest Park and turned out to be quite challenging due to the muddy conditions after the recent rains!
ESAA National T&F Championships, Gateshead - 6th & 7th July 2012
Every year, the target for the best athletes in the county is to qualify for this competition, and this year Preston Harriers were represented by 9 boys and 11 girls. Jamaine Coleman was the outstanding performer over the weekend. In the Inter boys (U17) 1500m steeplechase, he kept clear of trouble through the early laps. On the last lap, as the pace picked up, Jamaine kept in touch, and as the water jump came around he made his bid, and showed good pace to move up into second, and was still closing on the leader at the finish. An extremely well judged run, and Jamaine had run a lifetime best by over 12½ seconds to win the silver medal.
All the other Inter boys from Harriers also achieved lifetime bests, Patrick Devers in the 3000m finishing 7th and Curtis Mitchell missing out on the semi finals despite a 0.4 second improvement over the 100m hurdles, whilst Will Goodier was also pleased with his first throw over 13 metres this year, which proved good enough for 8th place. In the Junior Boys 1500m Chris Durney and Bradley Yates both made it through to the 1500m final, and Bradley finished 10th with Chris 11th, both having achieved new personal bests. Sam Miller in the Senior Boys Long Jump finished in a very creditable 6th place. The other Senior, Sam Johnson, finished 11th in the hammer, but was delighted with a new pb and his first throw over 49 metres. In the Junior Girls Bethany Blackwell was 10th in her heat, but her time of 4.52.76 was her 3rd best time for the 1500m, and in difficult conditions. Eden Ashton ran a wind assisted pb in her heat to finish second fastest qualifier. Her time in the final equalled her unassisted lifetime best, and gained her 5th place.
Last Updated (Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:21)
Next Fell Inter-Club is Thursday 12th July - Bull Hill - (BS) 8.8k and 335m of climb 7.30pm start
Hopefully there will be another good turn-out like Aggies Staircase, where Harriers put in very good team and individual performances. Let`s have a good turn-out!
Next Roads Inter-Club is Monday 16th July - Salwick Club, Lea Lane, Salwick at 7.30pm (Hosted by Wesham RR)
Northern League Division 1 at Preston - Sun 1st July
Results are here.
ESAA Combined Events NW Regional Finals – Crewe 30th June & 1st July 2012
The English Schools Combined Events North West Regional Finals took place over the weekend of Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July at Cumberland Sports Ground in Crewe, Cheshire.
Last Updated (Sunday, 08 July 2012 14:55)
News Update (June 2012)
Last weekend the Olympic torch toured our region, inspiring Preston Harriers to push themselves ever harder. Last Friday David Watson continued his Chorley Park campaign in the third race of the series, crossing the line in 19.02 to claim 3rd MV40 and maintained his league position overall.
Last Updated (Friday, 29 June 2012 21:22)