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Triathlon and Road Races

The BALA Middle Distance Triathlon took place on June 9th and featured several Blackburn Harriers among the 265 finishers in the Race which consisted of a 2k Open Water Swim, followed by an 80k Bike Ride and rounded off with a 20k Road Run.

Full Results HERE

Matt Nuttall and Brian Fogarty were in action again as part of their preparation for forthcoming Iron Man Events. Also competing for the Harriers was Stuart Walpole who Coaches in the Club’s Sportshall Group.

Matt Nuttall

Matt Nuttall

In the event won in a time of 4:06.20, Brian finished 7th overall in 4hrs.16min 23sec with splits of 33min 17sec for the Swim – 2hrs.18.43sec for the Bike section and 1hr.22.22 for the 20k Run.

Matt came in 2 places back in 9th position 4hrs.27min 10sec. and his splits were 34min 26sec – 2hrs.27.37 and 1hr.22.54.

Stuart placed 88th in 5hrs.17min 20secand splits of 35min.21secs – 2hrs.58.03 and 1hr.38.52.


Sotos 10k at Fleetwood June 23rd

232 Runners turned up to this race expecting to run close to PB form and maybe faster on the flat course that the Race provides. The wind put paid to those plans. So it was a question of just gritting the teeth and slogging it out.

Full Results HERE

Shaun Livesey won the V35 Category and finished 7th overall in 36.25. Chris Davies took the 3rd V35 place and 17th overall in 38.29.



Horwich Jubilee Series Race 2

Full Results HERE

Just three Harriers out in this one won by by Tesfaye Debele in 24.57. Brian Fogarty, in good form, was first Harrier in 9th (29.14) followed by Allan Hartley 34th (33.16) and Mick Nolan 50th (35.19).

In the Horwich Junior 1 Mile Street Race, Joe Monk had a battle with Nathan Townsed of Horwich for 1st and 2nd. In the end, the Horwich athlete just shaded it with 5:04 with Joe just 3 seconds behind in a really good 5:07.


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Amy Runs Away With It

Amy Davies ran – June 18th – for her school (St Peters R C Primary School) in the 700m race after being offered the place as a result of another girl having to drop out with an injury. It was the Blackburn & Darwen Junior Schools Running event.The Race was for Year 6 girls and Amy is only Year 5 but the school found out that Amy could take part in the race. There were 27 schools involved including Amy’s and she and won it which was a fine result.

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PB’s All Over The Place for the Harriers – (at ESAA North West Schools’ Combined Events Championships)

Six Blackburn Harriers represented Lancashire at the ESSA North West Schools Combined Event at Carlisle on June 22/23rd in some pretty dire at times conditions due to the weather. But that didn’t detract from the performances of the athletes who really got stuck and between them produced a tremendous set of 28 PB’s.

Full Results HERE

In the Intermediate Girls Heptathlon Polly Pearse came 2nd with a new PB Points total of 3645 which was previously 3045. In the competition she equalled her PB for the 80m Hurdles and posted new PB’s in Shot; 200m; Long Jump and Javelin. Katie Buckingham finished 6th in the event overall posting a new PB Points total of 3358 (previously 2938) and set new PB’s in 80m Hurdles; High Jump; Shot; Javelin and 800m. Olivia Brooks continued the impressive performances with a new PB Points total of 2767 (previously 2582) and PB’s in Shot; 200m and Long Jump.


In the Junior Girls Pentathlon Morgan Angland maintained the progression of PB’s with a PB Points total of 2218 (previously 2169) and PB’s in Shot and High Jump.

Next up were the Boys with Cameron Massey competing in the Junior Boys Heptathlon. Scoring 1852 Points an improvement of 170 over his previous best, Cameron went on to record PB’s in 80m Hurdles; Shot; High Jump and 800m. Bottom of age U20.

Joe Pearse produced another very fine performance improving his previous best Points Total from 5166 to 5532 and recording another 4 PB’s in Long Jump; 400m; Discus and Pole Vault clearing 3.00m for the first time.

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