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More Results on the Fells

Church Stretton April 27th

First off were the U8’s and Alayna Irvine had another great run with 3rd place (6.47) and 6th overall. Full Results HERE:

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Alayna Irvine

In the U12’s Race, Hannah Cookson flew the flag for the Club in 22nd place (18.09). Full Results HERE:

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Hannah Cookson

On to the U14’s Race where Natalya Irvine 2nd overall (26.05sec) and 2nd U14 Girl was followed home by Megan Clarkson 26th (30.15). Full Results HERE:

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Kelsey Rutherford; Liz Greenwood and Jack Hindle all contested the U16’s Race. Jack placed 7th overall (34.15); Liz  19th overall and winner of the U16 Girls Race in (38.15) was followed home by Kelsey 26th and 3rd in the U16 Girls category in (42.35). Full Results HERE:

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Out On The Road, In The Park, On The Bike and in the Pool

Out On The Road

In this weekend’s Blue Light 5 Mile Race at Bispham, Tom Blaney one of the latest new members in the Club had a cracking run to win the Race in which 90 runners competed in a time of 30.26sec. Just reward for Tom who is training really hard every week.

Full Results HERE:

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Christopher Davies lined up at an extremely windy Fleetwood 10 mile Race on April 27th and his perseverance in the Race gave him a 4th place overall in 64.02, just 2 seconds off 3rd place.

Full Results HERE:

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Christopher Davies

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Shaun Livesey entered the Lancaster Three Bridges 10k which had 258 runners turn up on the day where he finished a fine 3rd in 35.35.

Full Results HERE:

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Sarah Ridehalgh was one of 1500 runners in this years Greater Manchester Marathon – Sarah who competes 2nd Claim for Blackburn on the Track, despite having some injury problems put in a very good performance, finishing 111th overall – 4th Female V35 and 10th Woman overall. Her time of 2:56.23 was just 2 minutes away from her PB for the Marathon.

Full Results HERE:

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Sarah Ridehalgh

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5k Parkruns April 27th

An astonishing number of runners turned up at Heaton Park – 442 in all – to run the 5k. Blackburn Harriers Phil Morton came home in 20th place (19.33) just seven seconds slower than his PB for the Race Series. The overwhelming, some 90% of the runners who took part were not even members of Clubs!!

On the same day at the Bolton Parkrun with 194 runners – mostly not members of Clubs again – V60 Stuart Furness ran there finishing 42nd (24.05). On the same day there was also 152 runners in the Burnley Parkrun, making 788 runners participating in the 5k Parkruns!!

Full Results HERE:

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Kendal Sprint 2013

234 triathletes entered the Kendal Sprint Event on the 28th April. Paul Wilkinson, fresh from his exploits at the Mid Lancs League fixture at Blackpool the previous day, which included winning the Senior Men’s Javelin, tackled the 500m Swim; 20km Bike Ride and 5k Run. Paul finished 64th overall doing the Swim (9.31.4) – the 20km Bike Ride (43.09.45) and 5k Run (23.46.7) for a cumulative time of (78.52.70)

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Track & Field April 27th & 28th

First League weekend of this years Track & Field Season got underway last weekend with the Mid Lancs League at Blackpool. Some really good performances on the day in what can only be described as windy and difficult conditions. Rebecca Orrell had a another PB in the U17 Hammer winning the event with 35.34m followed by 3rd in the Shot (7.69m) and 2nd in the Discus (28.92m).

Rebecca Orrell

Rebecca Orrell

Oliver Aspden kicked off his season with a 53.30sec in the Senior Mens 400m; Josh Tighe 4th (2:03.10) and Jack Lonsdale 6th (2:04.30) opened their season in the Senior Men’s 800m. Joe Monk entered the U17 1500m and a really good run finishing 2nd (4:37.50). V55 John Chaplin tackled the Senior Men’s 1500m and finished in 7th place (5:04.30).

One of the highlights of the day was Charlotte Taylor – bottom of age – having run 2:44.20 for 9th place in the U15 800m then turned that round with a storming run in the U15 Girls 300m finishing 2nd in 46.40sec moving from 3rd to 2nd just before the line. A really determined and gutsy run.

There were other fine performances to Paul Wilkinson won the Senior Men’s Javelin with 33.51m followed by 8th place in the Shot (7.46m) and 4th place in the Discus (21.91). Not to be outdone, son Jack Wilkinson ran 9th (5:31.40) in the U15 Boys 1500m and also competed in the U15 Boys Long Jump and the Javelin 8th place (18.90m) – Jake Almond ran two really good races for 11.90sec and 23.70sec in the 100m and 200m; Paul Coffey 6th (12.10sec) also competed in the Senior Men’s 100m – Joseph Howe ran 58.30 for the U17 Mens 400m and sister Phoebe ran in the U17 Womens 300m coming home 3rd in 46.20sec;

Ever improving Cameron Massey competed in the 200m finishing 2nd in 25.90sec, the same time given to the winner and then in the Shot 5th (7.64m) in an U15 Boys Shot event which was won by Blackburn’s Connor Davison (9.38m) who then went onto 2nd place in the Discus with 24.94m and 2nd place in the Hammer with 25.08m. A good performance also by first time competitor Anthony Kent who has a fine 2nd place in the U13 Boys Shot with 7.29m.

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Full Results HERE:

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On Sunday 28th April, the first round fixture of the new Youth Development League (Upper Age Group) took place at Ellesmere Port. Another windy and cold day, but that didn’t dampen the spirits with a number of Pb’s for Polly Pearse Pole Vault and Hurdles; Rebecca Orrell in the Hammer; Katie Buckingham in the 800m.

Jake Almond (U17) who had competed in the 100m/200m double on Saturday at Blackpool came out again in the double on Sunday winning both ‘B’ U20 Men’s 100m and 200m with 12.20sec and 24.6 sec and jumped 4.85m in the Long Jump. Joseph Howe (U17) had a really good run in the Men’s U20 800m winning the ‘A’ Race in 2:11.8, in horrible windy conditions. Phoebe Howe backed up her 300m run from Saturday with another good run for 3rd in the ‘A’ Race (46.3sec). Connor Makin won the U20 110m Men’s Hurdles (20.5sec) and the 400m Hurdles (58.5sec) without really being pushed.

Jack Vickery won the U20 Men’s Hammer (47.92m) and the U20 Men’s Discus (22.72m). Nathan Billington took 2nd place in the U17 Men’s Hammer (32.07); 4th in the Discus (17.23m) and 5th in the Shot (8.79m). Rebecca Orrell followed up her Pb on Saturday at Blackpool with another PB in the U17 Hammer (35.74m) and also came 2nd in the Discus and 3rd in the Javelin.

There were lots of good performances by all those in the Team and not just those highlighted above. Nervous but committed, Jacinta Davison and Holly Ballantyne in the 1500m ran into the wind and Rhiannon Wickham in the 3000m ran a really good even paced Race – Roxanne; Sophie, Rebecca (Sullivan) Ben, Joe, Sam, Olivia, Gareth all competed really well for the Team. Finishing 2nd overall in the fixture which was won by East Cheshire Harriers by a small margin of 22 points augers well for the rest of the season.

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Full Results HERE:

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And finally a big thank you to all those Volunteers in the Club who come out to Officiate and without whom, there wouldn’t be any fixtures.

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Loughborough Students AS open Meeting (BUCS Trials)

Luke Evans took on the 100m and 200m double last weekend as part of his preparation for the BUCS Championships which will be held this coming weekend – 4th & 5th May.

In the 100m Luke ran 11.19 for 3rd place and into a headwind of – 1.1. In the 200m, Luke again came 3rd clocking 22.15 and again with a headwind of – 0.7.

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Luke Evans

Full Results HERE:

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‘Agh, The Peaks, The Peaks, The Peaks…..

Eight intrepid Blackburn Harriers set off amongst 672 other runners for this years 2013 Three Peaks Race on a ‘bracing’ April Saturday. With prospects of snow on the Peaks and bragging rights at stake, it turned out to be good day. Rumour had it that Chris Barnes was running in fear of Helen Leigh!!

First Harrier home was Mat Nuttall who ran a well judged race, working his way through to finish in a good 60th place (3:40.29). Not far behind with fine runs came John Sutton 72nd (3:44.25); Gary Pearse 91st (3:48.49) and Chris Barnes 121st (3:53.08). There was a Richard Taylor beating in Chris by 6 seconds, but happily for Chris, it wasn’t our Richard!.

Special mention for Helen Leigh, for whom the description as ‘ strong and determined as a horse’ doesn’t quite do her justice. She had a cracking run, finishing 166th and just 39 seconds off breaking four hours (4:.00.39) and 11th Woman overall. Jonathon Bridge 175th (4:02.39) wasn’t far behind Helen. John Orrell was next in 454th (4:45.30) which represented a PB for him in the Race and he was delighted as you can imagine. Richard Taylor was our last runner home 604th (5:11.44) and sadly we don’t have a photo of him in the Race. The Race photographer was adamant that he missed Richard because he came past him in a blur!!

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And the winner and last one home in the 2013 Blackburn Harriers Club Three Peaks Challenge Trophy with their magnificent Cups presented at the Indian Restaurant after the Race…………..well you’re just going to have to work that one out?

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Full Results HERE:

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Bunny Relays

98 Teams lined up for the Bunny Relays on April 23rd. The Harriers had two teams entered – IN IT TO WIN IT –  in 27th place comprising Natalie Irvine 1st leg ( 12:36); Liz Greenwood 2nd leg (11:18) and Grace Handley 3rd leg (11:40). Then the RAPID RED ROSES – backed that up with a good 45th place and a team comprising Kelsey Rutherford 1st leg (12:51); Phoebe Howe 2nd leg (12:58) and Rhiannon Wickham 3rd leg (12:48).

Full Relay Results HERE:

 

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April 20/21st Competitions for Harriers

The Bolton 10k is usually run on the same weekend as the London Marathon and this year, two athletes from the Club braved the wind and the rain along with 590 other runners to compete. First home was Christopher Davies who will be looking to run his first Marathon in 2014 in 27th place (38.51) and then John Cookson in 124th place (45.14).

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Full Results HERE:

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Liverpool Throws & Jumps Fixture held on April 20th had three of the Harriers Young Throwers competing. Jack Vickery competed in the U20 Mens Hammer (6kg) finishing 3rd and throwing just short of his PB (48.85m) with 48.06m. Nathan Billington in his first year as an U17 also competed in the Hammer finishing 5th with a throw of 32.02m and just short of his season’s and personal bests of 33.25m. Rebecca Orrell, another athlete in her first year as an U17 competed in the Shot Putt (4kg); Discus (1kg) and Hammer. Rebecca recorded two PB’s on the day which was a really fine performance. The first one was in the Hammer where she won the event with a throw of 32.33m and the second PB was in the Shot Putt finishing 3rd with 8:43m. In her Discus she was just a touch shy of her PB (25.50) with 25.12m for another 3rd place.

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Full Results HERE:

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Latest Park Runs – Stuart Furness (V60) ran the Bolton Park Run on April 20th finishing 33rd (23.54) out of a field of 175 runners.

Full Results HERE:

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On the same day at Burnley 186 runners lined up. Natalya Irvine finished 11th overall (20.29) a new PB and was to boot, the first female athlete home of any age group which was a great run. Kelsey Rutherford also ran a great PB in 21st place (21.30). John Cookson in his first venture out in a Park Race finished 30th (22.03) and in front of his daughter Hannah Cookson 50th (23.51) who in turn was followed in by Megan Clarkson 63rd (24.37).

Full Results HERE:

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In Preston, again on the same day, Joe Monk was the sole runner for the Club finishing in a really fine 5th place (18.23) out of a field of 133 runners.

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Full Results HERE:

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In the Bunny Run Relays held in Yorkshire with the latest on April 16th 315 runners took part. The Race, won by Tom Adams (Ilkley) in 15.38, saw Chris Barnes being the first Harrier home in 39th (18.17). Liz Greenwood had a great run to win the F16 age group in 69th place (19.13) which was her second victory in the Series so far. Not far behind was Helen Leigh in 86th (19.48) and Kelsey Rutherford also in the F16 Age Group 143rd (21.33).

Full Series Results to-date  HERE: