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Through The Week

Father & Daughter Success

Christopher Davies, a recent new member to the Club and only recently having taken up athletics had a cracking weekend winning the Sherriff 10k at Scorton on Sunday in 38.05 – 158 runners crossing the line at the end.

Not far behind was Pauline Powell in 4th place overall (38.39) and first Woman Athlete and first V35. Really good to see Pauline back racing. John Cookson 36th (45.18) was followed in closely by Paul Wilkinson in 43rd (46.31). Paul is fast becoming an all rounder, winning Javelin contests at the Mid Lancs T&F League, competing in Throws events in the Northern League, running on the Road and doing Triathlons in his spare time!!

Not to be outdone, Chris’s daughter Amy kicked off before her dad and won the Junior Fun Run. It’s got to be in the genes. No accident that Chris is the nephew of the Club’s Secretary and Amy is the great-niece of the Club Secretary. Got to brag sometime!!!

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Hambledon Hill Race

Blackburn stalwart Stuart Furness (V65) contested the Race, flying the flag for the Harriers. Stuart finished 107th out of 178 runners in 54.57 and in the process won 2nd prize in the V65 category.

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It’s Astley Park Time Again!!

133 runners took part in the first Race of this summers series. Amongst them were 15 Blackburn Harriers who put in some really good performances. It’s rumoured that Team Manager George Woodburn was so inspired that he may be making a comeback at the 2nd Race in the Series. Watch this space!

First home from the Club was Mark Almond in 11th place (26.11) and then followed in by Chris Davies 14th (26.39); Steven Foley 22nd (28.09); Allan Hartley 45th (30.04); Richard Taylor 72nd (32.01); Mick Nolan 77th (32.30); Sam McCreadie 0th (32.48) who was chased in by Paul Wilkinson 82nd (32.59); Catherine Guinan 99th (35.36); Jackie Taylor just 10 secs further back in 101st (35.46). A great tussle next by two Harriers with Denise Wilson in 105th place (36.21) and Louise McCauley 106th (36.23). Under 20 Women Ella Gregory 111th and winner of the L17 Prize (36.55) came home just in front of Jacinta Davison 113th (37.20) – chasing them both home was effervescent V45 Jan Buckingham 116th (37.50).

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Welcome Tavern 5k at Walton-Le-Dale

A small field of 50 runners toed the line at the recent 5k race which was won by Simon Bruton from Salford Harriers. Tom Blaney continued his excellent run of form by finishing 4th in the Race (17.26) and U17 Joe Monk took 7th place (18.00).

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 North West Grand Prix 5k

Phil Morton was amongst 108 runners in the North West Grand Prix 5k at Liverpool on May 4th. Finishing 26th, Phil posted a season’s best of 19:48.

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A win for the Harriers at the Northern League

The first fixture of this years Northern League – Division 2WC – was held at Witton on Sunday May 5th and resulted in a strong win for the Harriers by 58 points over second place Seaton, with Rossendale in 3rd; Bury 4th; Holmfirth 5th and Blackpool 6th.

PB’s and SB’s were many. Roxanne; Louise; Jack; Michael; Katie; Phoebe; Helen; Gary; Polly; Oliver; Connor Makin; Danny; Jane; Ben; Joe; Paul; Chris and Lewis all recorded PB’s in one or more event.

Jamie; Abby; Connor Mahoney; Phoebe; Shelley; Ben; Rhiannon; Oliver; Sarah; Paul and Christina all recorded SB’s.





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Running For Arthur

As many of you know, Mark Almond ran this years London Marathon in memory of his father – Arthur Almond long time Endurance Coach for the Club and mentor of many athletes over the years. Mark was also using the Race to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. To-date the London Marathon contributions that have come in for Mark’s run (3:25.22) look to have raised over £3500.00.

Mark plans to hold a Sports On-Line Auction in June/July this year and is hopeful that with the articles which have been donated so far – including a signed vest from Mo Farah, that the figure of £5000.00 can be reached. Details from Mark at –

If you haven’t donated already and would like to, just log on and make a donation HERE 

Sarah Yorkstone (formerly Willimott) is also running to raise funds in memory of Arthur when she contests the Loughborough Half-Marathon on Sunday June 9th. If you would like to make a contribution to Sarah’s efforts in raising money in memory of Arthur and for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, just log on HERE: