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New PB for Jacob at National Championships – Victoria wins British Masters Road 5k Championships – Shot Putt PB for Tony at Sportscity

England Athletics U20 / U23 Championships – 17/18th June

A great day in the sun for Jacob Roberts at this years National Championships in Bedford as he set a new personal best throw of 65.27, finishing 4th in a very high quality competition featuring the leading U20 Hammer Throwers in the country.




At the end of the Championships Jacob spoke to the Club about his weekend and told us that he had a Great day at Bedford England Athletic Champs. Good comp with some great throwers .Got a new P.B of 65.29 and finished 4th i never gave up the chase. Now looking forward to English Schools and Welsh International in July”.

Joe Moran Memorial Veterans Open Meeting – Sportscity

Two Silver Medals for V50 Harrier – Tony Balko – at Sportscity including a new PB in the 6kg Shot Putt where he placed 2nd with a throw of 10.19m, his previous best being 10.13m. He followed that up with a 2nd spot in the 100m posting a time of 14.0sec.



Vets 5k Road Championships – Sunday June 18th

Great running by Victoria Mousley who became the BMAF 2017 V35 5k Champion at Horwich over the weekend and backed up by Carmen Byrne who took Bronze Medal in the same age category.



Victoria Mousley…………Super hot one today and I was very greatful it was only 5k. I saw one of my old uni friends at the start who said to me “hey you might win this” and I said “no chance” genuinely thinking I may be in with a chance of a vet 35 placing but not a chance of top 3. The first lap was probably the worst…just so hot and a really dry mouth. There was great support on the course and my dad was there with my little girl…the best cheerleader ever! Having a two year old scream at you on every lap to “go mummy go!” at the top of her voice certainly spurred me on on the last lap when it was a real battle between what would be the top three ladies. A good event and absolutely Inspiring to see folks of 60 and 70 still pulling out great times. Really chuffed to finish first in a time of 18.45 and be the British Masters 5k champion!”19143921_1384818884916801_8224517777479122907_o

Carmen Byrne……….“I enjoyed the race, I’ve not raced a 5k for ages and was pleased my annoying niggles finally seem to be getting better”.


Freckleton Half Marathon – Sunday June 18th

Four hundred and thirty very hardy souls ran this years Race, one which for many years has been associated with what might be called ‘warm conditions’ – this years race – won by David Rigby in 71.15 – lived up to those expectations in more ways than one with blistering heat.


Derek Reilly (V45) led the trio of Harriers home with a time of 86.37 in 18th place, followed by Matt Nuttall (V45) in 41st spot in 92.54 and V45 Carol Reilly in 118th place posting a time of 1hr 47.13 – A tough race for all the athletes in extreme conditions.

Barrowford Grand Prix 5k – June 16th

Thirty one athletes in this Race won by Liverpool Harrier Jonny Mellor in a pretty swift time of 14.27 ahead of Andrew Davies in 2nd in 14.42.


Shaun Livesey, Ben Costello and Andy Buttery were among the runners which saw Shaun finish 12th in a time of 16.41 and 2nd V40 on the night – Ben came home in 16th place (17.14) with V45 Andy 20th in 17.28 and 2nd V45.




Barrowford Junior Races

Dexta Thompson carried on his good form by winning the 2k event – featuring thirty seven young athletes – in a time of 7.10 ahead of Robbie Smedley in 2nd.



In the U9 Race of 1k contested by Felix Thompson among twenty six other youngsters, saw him place 4th in a time of 4.12, the Race being won by Harry Jordan in 3.51.


British Fell Championships

This years Fell Championships were held in steaming hot weather last weekend – won by Sam Tosh in a time of 1hr 12. 51 – and contested by four hundred and fifty one runners including three Blackburn Harriers – John Horrocks (202nd – 1hr 37.16), Tom Cubbons (204th – 1hr 37.32) and John Orrell (399th – 2hr 01.51).



After the Race all three runners spoke to the Club commenting on their day – Tom Cubbon The British and English championship counter at Tebay was run in hot weather, which meant I was determined not to overcook the long drag up to Uldale Head. The strong breeze on the tops did help to cool us, but a head dip in Carlinggill Beck was still most welcome. I tried to push on a bit on the traverse to Linghaw but knew the killer climb to Blease Fell needed something leaving in reserve. It was pretty tough to say the least! Even so, after picking up quite a few places on the 3 mile descent to the finish, I was left to contemplate that I could have gone a bit harder in the first two thirds of the race. As always the best bit of a summer fell race was still to come, I.e. lying on the grass at the finish discussing what might have been!”

John Horrocks First experience of a British and English championships on the fells. Cracking day with some stunning views along the way. Tebay is a fantastic race once you get the first long drag up to uldale head out of the way and then the views just open up. I had a very poor run from start to finish ‘nowt in’t tank’ as they say so very disappointed”.

John Orrell I echo Tom’s words but from a perspective 30 mins behind. It was hot, but little time to quench our thirsts in those stream crossings as I wanted to break 2 hours. Think I came in at 2.01 something, so nearly. Going to come back when it’s raining! Also needed to save myself for my Fathers Day treat- Settle Hills- and that was flippin hot too!!!”


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Harriers win Titles at Lancashire Schools T & F Championships – New PB’s for Joe and Katie at Trafford – Dexta wins again on the Fells

A horrible wet and windy day was the setting for this years Lancashire Schools T & F Championships and it pretty much lasted the whole day. Nevertheless, the outcome for the Harriers is that seven of our athletes have the possibility of being selected – pending the selection meeting –  for the English Schools Championships.

(Lancs Schools Results)






On the day the Harriers athletes claimed fifteen Lancashire School titles:

Nick Smith – Senior Boys 3000m (9.42.8) – a new PB by eleven seconds


Myah Booth – Junior Girls 75m Hurdles (12.3)


Millie Coy – Junior Girls Javelin (31.66m) – a new PB by over two metres

Ross Liddle – Senior Boys 400m Hurdles (55.1)


Solomon Brown – Inter Boys 400m Hurdles (66.1)


Anthony Kent – Inter Boys Discus (41.13m)


Sam Gaskell – Inter Boys Hammer (49.74m)


Matt Ramsden – Junior Boys 1500m (4.27.1)


Jonathan Gough – Junior Boys Triple Jump (11.70m) – a new PB by over half a metre


Cameron Harris – Junior Boys Javelin (42.85m)


Morgan Angland – Senior Girls 100m Hurdles (16.3)


Holly Brookes – Senior Girls Shot Putt (7.42m) & Discus (21.63m)


Emily Warren – Inter Girls 80m Hurdles (12.8)


Eloise Littlefair – Inter Girls Shot Putt (10.35m) and a Championship Best Performance


Charlotte Williams – Inter Girls Hammer (56.78m) and a Championship Best Performance


Trafford Grand Prix – Tuesday June 13th

Three Blackburn Harriers out at the latest in the Tuesday night Trafford meetings – Joe Monk, Katie Buckingham and Joe Howe.

Trafford Grand Prix Results

Joe Monk ran the ‘A’ 3000m which was won in 8.24.15 (Mohammed Abu-Rezeq) finishing in 9th spot out of twenty one athletes competing and finished just a second outside his previous personal best. Joe spoke to the Club commenting that he was pretty pleased with the run, given I’ve had exams running hasn’t been the main priority. Went through 2k in 5:45 and lost a bit of concentration over the next lap which cost me the PB, going to do it again in 2 weeks time and go for 8:40″.


Next up was Joe Howe in the ‘B’ 1500m Race featuring fifteen athletes and won in a time of 4.05.77. Joe’s personal best going into the Race was 4.20.01 so his 4th placed finish here in 4.12.99 was a big improvement and he told us that he Really enjoyed the race and I definitely think there’s a lot of room for improvement which makes me optimistic about the rest of the season”.

Katie Buckingham was also competing in the 1500m with a real determination to break the 5min barrier and she did running a new PB time of 4.59.45 (9th) which was six seconds faster than she had run before. Katie prepared for her race ‘meticulously’ and told us Post exams a group of us were ready to road trip and race, so 1st stop was leeds bmc for the boys on Monday, then after a lot of cake and Mcdonalds we embarked on trafford for Nottingham to take the north by storm on tuesday! The race set off fast and both my shoe laces managed to come undone in the first 200m, but once it settled down I really got into the race and chased down the sub 5 target! Really please to finally get sub 5mins and take 20secs off what I ran last year!”


The latest Race in the 2017 BOFRA Championships took place on Sunday June 11th at the Hawkswick Dash and in the U12 Race, just eight seconds separated the first four places which eventually saw a victory for the Harriers Dexta Thompson in a time of 8.39 with two seconds separating second, third and fourth.



 Hawkswick Results

Sister Kady Thompson was in the same U12 Race finishing in a time of 12.44 in 34th position while younger brother Felix Thompson ran in the U9 Race placing 8th out of the thirty two runners in a time of 7.04.

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Jacob wins Northern U20 Title – Jack wins Epicman – Dexta 3rd in FRA Junior Championships

 Northern T & F Championships

Jacob Roberts added the Northern U20 Hammer Title to his growing list of achievements at Sportscity on Sunday. He has now won the Northern Hammer Title in the U15, U17 and U20 Age Categories which is a very considerable achievement. A delighted Jacob spoke to the Club saying that it was a Great day today at Northern championships at Manchester. I was happy with my win and becoming Northern champion U20 2017. Could have been better with the distance but it was a win in the end. Looking forward now to England Champs next Saturday”.


(Photo courtesy of Ian Tempest)

Hammer Results


Thirty one athletes in this years Northern 5000m Championships – won by Jack Morris of Stockport in a time of 14.39.98 – which featured Tim Raynes from the Harriers who finished in 11th place in a time of 15.24.26 and commented after the Championships “I went in to the race hoping to better the 15:03 I ran a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn’t to be. Started off fairly quickly through the first 1k, going through in about 2:55/6. My pace then started to drop and, while I was still on for 15min pace going though 3k, faded badly in the last 2k. Perhaps just one race too many for me after racing a lot over the last few weeks.”

5000m Results

Epicman – Middle Distance Triathlon – June 11th

It was a great day for Jack Hindle at the Epicman in Lancaster at the weekend when he won the event at the head of a two hundred and four strong field, recording the second fastest Bike ride of the day (2hr 45.16) and the fastest Run (78.23) – unfortunately because of a fast flowing river, the Swim part of the event was cancelled which is arguably Jack’s strongest part of the discipline.


Epicman Results

The event consists of a 1.9km Open water Swim, a 90km Bike Ride and a 21km Run to finish described by the Race organisers as follows: The Swim  — The swim will take in the river Lune and is a single 1900m loop. The event will be a deep water start. There will be safety kayaks and a safety boat in the river should you need them. The Bike  — The bike route is a 90km undulating loop with a small ‘out and back’ section to start and finish. The loop with take you on quiet and glorious country lanes around the Trough of Bowland and will pass through Quernmore, Abbeystead, Dunsop Bridge, Slaidburn, Bentham, Canton and back to Halton. The Run  — The 21km run route is a flat route on a cycle and footpath along the River Lune. The course is a two loop out and back along the cycle path adjacent to the river Lune. There is a short section to run before joining the loop, you will also run this section on your way back to the finish. The out and back loop is roughly 5.5 miles and there will be a feed stop that you pass three times on the run course which is positioned at the beginning of the loop.

Jack went into the Run three minutes behind in 2nd place after the Bike stage but them made up a massive eight minutes on the run and after the event Jack spoke to the Harriers commenting on his day and told us that he had no real intentions of doing a half in the near future. I’d really started to focus on races that are coming up. I’ve had really hard block of training since finishing uni this year. All three disciplines have been heading in the right direction, and a team mate said to me a week ago, that I would go well at the epicman. After today’s performance, I’m really glad I did it and really have been able to show what I am capable of. The race was run on a really tough bike course, so to run around a 1.18 half marathon is something I didn’t think I was capable of. Really looking forward to seeing what I can do in the upcoming races, and hopefully take to the top step again”.

Mark Bleasdale also had a very good day, earning a top ten finish coming home in 9th place and 3rd V40 in a combined time of 4hr 29.39 – Mark’s splits were 2hr 50.41 for the Bike and 97.43 for the Run.


FRA Championships – June 10th

It was the final race in the FRA Championships at the weekend which saw Dexta Thompson finish 3rd overall in the U13 Boys – a great result for him. Dexta finished 5th on the day in a mixed boys and girls field of seventy one runners (13.31) which confirmed his Bronze Medal position for the Championships overall. Dexta told the Club that heis happy with it knowing how good the competition has been against kids from fell clubs and with him doing no training other than actual races he just did his best”.

Under 13 Results

Championship Final Standings


Brother Felix Thompson finished off his championships by taking 6th out of thirty two runners in a time of 6.18 whilst Harry Wilkin contested the U15 Race featuring fifty one runners where he came 29th overall in a time of 24.02 having fallen early on which set him back a touch.

Under 9 Results

Under 15 Results

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Jamie Teare competed in the U17 race which was also mixed with Boys and Girls – won by Alex Ediker in 28.07 and Rosie Woodhams for the Girls in 33.27 –  placing 20th out of an entry list of 44 other athletes with a time of 34.45. Jamie spoke to the Club saying that he had “Tried this terrain out at Foe Edge 2 weeks ago so I knew it would be hard.  It was very tough but I enjoyed it.  Well done to all BBH and Lancashire athletes who competed.”

Under 17 Results


Weets Fell Race – June 10th

Shaun Livesey was among the one hundred and fifty three runners at the latest Race in this years Burnley & Pendle Grand Prix Series – won by Danny Collinge (39.24) – and had a very good race coming home in 4th position in a time of 41.24 and 2nd V40 on the day.


Shaun told the Club after the Race that he was ” Needing to do the remainder of the races to qualify for the series in the vet 40 division I had to get myself over to Barnoldswick for this 5.5mile race. The weather wasn’t great but I don’t mind that. I set of steady and the lead 3 pulled away. At around the halfway point two runners passed me on the descent (nothing new there) they must have put around 10-15 seconds onto me, but as we hit the last climb I made a diecision to get back to them before it leveled out. I made contact with them and pushed on past, there was a little half mile grass section with a few gates to contest with but I knew as soon as we hit the tarmac descent to the finish I was confident that they wouldn’t pass me. A good tactical race in the end with a fourth place finish. Next up Barrowford 5km”.


Two Lads fell Race

John Horrocks had a very good run at this Fell Race featuring one hundred and sixty two finishers  won by Chris Farrell in a time of 31.02. John finished 7th overall in 36.03


Grasmere Gallop – June 3rd

U15 Harry Wilkin who has been out on the Fells quite a bit lately had a good run to finish 4th (25.15) in a mixed age group race featuring one hundred and twenty seven finishers at the 5.7k Grasmere Gallop last weekend.




Catforth 10k – June 11th

Just under a hundred finishers in this local 10k Road Race won by Jason Parker in 34.18. Blackburn Harrier Ben Costello got another run under his belt after coming back from injury, running consistently to earn 5th place in a time of 36.18. V50 David Morris placed 70th in a time of 57.02 which was his fastest 10k this year.

Catforth 10k Results

Astley Park Junior Race Series

Nine youngsters from Blackburn Harriers were out in Race 2 of this years Astley Park Junior Series.


(Back Row – Liberty Thompson – Kyle Taylor-Pomfret – Ethan Barbarewicz- Hollie Cubbon – Amy Davies)

Front Row (Lulu Sharp – Hannah davies – William Grundy – Felix Thompson)


Amy Davies was first Harrier in (8th) with a time of 5.21 and 2nd Girl on the night. Next came Ethan Barbarewicz in 15th (5.35) having a real battle with Kyle Taylor-Pomfret in 16th (5.36). Hollie Cubbon posted a time of 5.55 in 29th spot and she was followed home by William Grundy (57th) in 6.25 and Liberty Thompson in 62nd with a time of 6.31. Hannah Davies came in 69th in 6.40 with Felix Thompson in 89th (7.11) and Lulu Sharp was 99th in a time of 7.58.

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Chris Wins Third Year in a row – One Two for Vicci and Carmen – Joe sets new PB at Christleton 5k

Crazy Cow 10k – Sunday May 21st

Seven hundred and thirty three runners at this Race today which saw Blackburn Harrier – Chris Davies – win the Race for the third time in three years in a time of 34.20 and Victoria Mousley win the Women’s Race in a new PB time of 37.59, fifty six seconds better than her previous best in 13th place overall. 2nd Woman in the Race was another Harrier having a good run – Carmen Byrne – who was out at this distance on the roads for the first time since 2013 finishing in 15th spot with a time of 38.47.





Chris spoke to the Club afterwards saying I wasn’t going to run today due to a bit of a niggle behind my knee. I was struggling on Saturday with it when I went for a jog but I thought I would see what Sunday morning brought and decide from their. My warm up jog felt fine and the rest of my drills were the same. Once I got racing everything went well. My pace was good throughout and I managed to hit my quickest time this year at 10K at 34:20. Pleased with that, considering the niggle and it’s four weeks from having done the Marathon. Managed to bag a mini hi-fi for my efforts, so a good day all round”.


Victoria was very pleased with her run and told the Club that it was Good day for me. Thought I’d be lucky to get near the ten k time I did at Kendal a couple of weeks ago. Was thrilled to finish in 38.00. I felt pretty strong on the way round and chuffed with a 55 second PB. Great results from the Harriers”.



Carmen told us she really enjoyed the race, I wasn’t completely sure how my Achilles would cope seeing as I’ve had trouble with them for the past few weeks, but luckily it was only the last 1k which they really bothered me. My first flatish 10k for ages so it was about building up confidence on running on the road again, so was happy to have run 38 something and be 2nd behind VIcky”.




Ben Costello has been out with an injury for quite a while but came back with a very solid run to place 4th overall in a time of 35.56 and told us after the event Going into the race I knew I wasn’t at my fittest but I knew I could post a good time. I set off with the lead pack of 5 and dropped off after 1 mile, got my rhythm going in mile 2 where I caught one of the people in front and from there got my head down and raced the race how I wanted. Massive well done to Chris on his win”.


Nicholas Smith had a great run cutting nearly a minute and a half off his previous best to place 12th overall in a new PB time of 37.56, not bad for a lad who has had a cold all last week as he told the Club “I really enjoyed the route today, and knowing it was a relatively flat course was aiming for a pb, I achieved this by quite a bit and am really happy with my time! The race had a great atmosphere with lots of support from all the Blackburn Harriers and Blackburn Roadrunners”. Also getting new times were V50 Ian Clarkson who finished in 106th spot in a new PB time of 46.51 – some one and half minutes faster than his previous best – and – Lindsay Davies coming home in 206th with a time of 51.57 chopping three minutes off her previous best time for the distance who was delighted with her run commenting “Really pleased with the way my training is going at the moment, can’t believe how much I have improved. Crazy cow was a brilliant race with 733 runners, I didn’t plan on running for a PB but soon as I got off the start line I just seemed to find a really good pace. At 5k I knew I was on for a PB if I really put my foot down.I kept on going but was starting to slow on the last mile, but with gritted teeth I kept on going and knocked my PB down from 55:48 to 51:47, 4:01 seconds off my 10k PB, not bad after knocking 4:39 seconds off my 5 mile PB on Wednesday night at Horwich”.




Four Harriers in the Fun Run to – Hannah Davies, Amy Davies, Leah Hoole and Ethan Barbarewicz.

FUN RUN RESULTS (Not available yet)

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Five hundred and seven finishers in this Race won by Dejene Gezimu in 14.48 which saw Blackburn Harrier Joe Monk finish in the top 10 of a very strong field – placing 9th overall in a new PB of 15.18 which was a big reduction of 16 seconds from his previous best run over the distance on the Road.


After the Race, Joe spoke to the Club saying he was very pleased to run a PB, felt I lost a bit of pace in the 4th km, so I know what to work on, but a strong step in the right direction“.



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Inter-Counties Fell Championships – FRA Championships – Fairfield Horseshoe – Burnley & Pendle Grand Prix – Horwich Series Race 1

Great running by the Lancashire Team in the Inter-Counties Fell Championships at Broughton heights last week which saw the Men take Team Gold led home by Chris Arthur and the Women led home by Nichola Jackson just outside the Medals in 4th place.

Inter-Counties Results

Blackburn Harrier Victoria Mousley ran for the Women’s Team and unfortunately due to an injury, Liz Greenwood had to withdraw after being selected. After the Race Victoria spoke to the Club and told us that “Lizzie was Injured and wasn’t allowed to run she was very much missed. Really tough course! Super hilly, strong winds but a fantastic event”.

(Inter-Fells County Championship Photos courtesy of



Fairfield Horseshoe May – 13th


Three hundred and seventy one finishers at this years Race with three Blackburn Harriers among the runners. Classified as an AM event, the Fairfield Horseshoe starts and ends at Rydall Hall (grid reference GR367063) near Ambleside. The 9 mile (14.5Km) route incorporates 2999ft (914m) of climbing. This years Race was won by Ben Abdelnoor in a time of 1hr 22. 36.

First home for the Harriers came John Horrocks in 47th spot with a time of 1hr 42. 27 followed just a couple of minutes behind by by V40 Tom Cubbon in 63rd spot with a time of 1hr 44.43 and Andy Heys (128th) with a time of 1hr 52.44.

Malhamdale Challenge 9 – May 13th

This Race is described on its Website as ‘A demanding 22 mile route, with 3011ft of ascent, takes in landmarks such as Pikedaw, Gordale Scar and Malham Tarn; and a gentler 9 miles, which includes The Pennine Way and Janet’s Foss – voted one of the Top 10 Secret Trails of The National Trust’.

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It was the ‘gentler 9 miles’ that Blackburn Harrier John Orrell decided to do and he had a good run coming home in 15th spot with a time of 90.29 out of a field of 108 runners.


Great Whernside Junior Uphill – May 14th

This was a tough Race for the Juniors as Chris Thompson, father of Dexta, Kady and Felix told the Club afterwards…….“Our kids ran in the 5th junior FRA race of the series over at Great Whernside at Kettlewell today. A very tough uphill only race being one of the hardest races they have ever done especially for Felix, they had to run all the way up then walk back down to the start, making it very hard for us to watch”.


Dexta Thompson came home in 3rd spot 3rd out of a mixed field of  of 69 runners and in a time of 9.28  —  U13 Results


Kady Thompson took 61st position out of a 66 strong field with a time of 9.10 whilst brother Felix Thompson came 9th in his U9 Race which featured 42 youngsters.


Burnley & Pendle Grand Prix

Series Website

The latest in this years B&PGP Series took place on May 17th – WHOLAN NOOK TRAIL RACE  – featuring 208 runners and won by Danny Collinge in a time of 30.23.


Shaun Livesey was out in this Race for the Harriers coming home in 17th spot with a time of 33.37 and 4th V40 on the night. V50 Gary Pearse placed 66th in 38.11.


Horwich Jubilee Series – May 17th

It was an unusually small field for the first Race in this years Race Series of seventy eight runners and emphatically won by Gary Priestley in a time of 26.16.


Four Blackburn Harriers took part which saw good runs from Jack Hindle taking 2nd place in a time of 28.02 in his first race over the distance on the road. Just behind came Chris Davies in 3rd  posting a time of 28.15 to give him the V40 1st Prize on the night and a PB on the Course. Lindsay Davies set a big new PB finishing 67th with a time of 42.05 while David Morris (V50) placed 76th in a time of 48.25.




Two Junior Races with the U13 and U15 youngsters all racing against one another and it was a double win for the Harriers —  Leon Thomas coming out on top winning in a time 5.00, some eleven seconds ahead of the 2nd placed Horwich runner and Amy Davies who placed 9th overall took the Girls Race in a time of 5.36.



The other Junior Race featured 57 youngsters and first home for the Club was Oliver Gill who was 9th overall – 2nd U9 and in a time of 6.12. Hannah Davies was the 1st U9 Girl in 20th place (6.40), with Isabelle Hartley 23rd in a time of 6.44. The youngest of the bunch – Lulu Sharp – ran a good time of 7.42 to finish in 40th place.





And last but by no means least is a big mention to Lorna Sharp who set a new PB at the Avenham Park 5k run on May Day with a time of 26.53 which meant she had chopped over three minutes off her previous best run.

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Leah Runs Cown 5k – Dexta 3rd in 1st BOFRA Race – Gt Hambledon Hill Race – Mearley Clough

Ian Casey Memorial Cown 5k Race – May 11th

U13 Leah Hoole decided on a run out at this local 5k Race on Wednesday evening finishing 35th overall out of a field of 125 runners and 2nd Female Junior with a time of 20.38 which was great running by her.



First Race in this years BOFRA (British Open Fell Runners Association) for the Junior categories and run in warm sunny conditions at the Sedbergh Gala Fell Race on May 7th. Dexta Thompson had a very good run to finish 3rd overall and 3rd Boy in the mixed U12 Race with a time of 12.43. Sister Kady Thompson competed in the same Race placing 30th overall and 12th Girl with a time of 11.26 and just one second separating the Girls in 28th, 29th and 30th place. In the U9 Race Felix Thompson came home 8th overall and 7th Boy, posting a time of 6.19.






Gt Hambledon Hill Race – May 7th

Great weather for the Gt. Hambledon Hill Race greeted the two hundred and forty eight runners on Sunday May 7th, a Race won by Steven Snape by over two minutes in a time of 36.33.

Hambledon Hill Results

Great to see V50 Gary Pearse back racing after such a long time out and having endured a torrid time with back issues. Gary came home in 60th spot with a time of 49.00 and was 8th in his age category. Good also to see V50 Alison Armour back in the Blue & White a she came home in 231st spot in a time of 73.35.

Mearly Clough Fell Race – Tuesday May 9th


A couple of Blackburn Harriers out in this Race which saw John Horrocks come home in 14th spot out of the one hundred and ninety four runners who finished the race in a time of 35.33. 14yr old Harry Wilkin also tackled this Race, which isn’t easy by any stretch and featuring a pretty tough climb. He ran well to place 90th overall in a time 44.17.