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Liz Greenwood and Kelsey Rutherford win Selection for England……..and other Races this week.

Liz Greenwood further enhanced her Endurance reputation by winning the Women’s U17 Age Group Category at the Bradley Fell Race on September 1st, cementing her selection for England to compete in the Junior Home International, Aberfoyle, Scotland  on the 21st September. In winning the Race, Liz broke Melanie Hyder’s Course Record set in 2007 by nearly two minutes.

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Full Results HERE

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After the Race Liz said ” I decided to do Bradley fell race as a practice for the home international in three weeks which I am really excited about. It was a real bonus to break the record and it was worth it for the big box of chocolates I won! I really enjoyed the race as it wasn’t too steep coming down and I am excited to be selected to run for England in Aberfoyle, Scotland“.

Kelsey Rutherford also competed in the Women’s U17 Race and finished in 4th place (26.44) which was a really good run and later on in the week it was confirmed that she too had gained selection for the England Team and will travel with Liz to the Home International at Aberfoyle. Following confirmation of her place in the Engalnd Team, Kelsey told us that” I had really looked forward to the Bradley race as i knew it was the selection race, and i really wanted to get picked. Even though it wasn’t my kind of fell race, i made the best of it, and i was really pleased by the way it went. When i got the phone call on Wednesday night saying i got picked, i was very excited and proud to get the chance to run for England”.


Jack Hindle (U17) was making a bid to take a top three place to add to his really good run at Settle and hopefully win selection for England at the Junior Home International. In the end he finished in 7th place (22.14).



Hilton Blackpool Illuminations 10k – 31st August 2013

Four Harriers contested this Race featuring 335 runners. Tom Blaney was first one home, registering a top 5 position and setting a new PB of 35.45.

Full Results HERE

Jonathan Bridge in his first 10k outing of the year was next home in 28th (38.45) and finished 4th in the V45 Category. Evan Cook (V60) and out in the Club vest for the first time in a while had a good run in 38th place overall (40.15) and won the V60 Category Prize. Claire Bridge, joined husband Jonathon for the Race, placing 203rd (54.31).


Hilton Blackpool Half Marathon – September 1st 2013

Chris Davies is improving all the time. In January he ran the Central Lancashire New Year Half-Marathon in a time of 94.09. By July he had reduced that time by a massive amount posting 81.12 at the Windmill Half. A few weeks later at the Wagon & Horses Half, that time was also revised down to 80.35. Last weekend at the Hilton Half-Marathon, Chris broke the 80 minute barrier finishing 11th of 394 finishers in 79.25.

Full Results HERE


Andy O’Sullivan 30 Years of Promotions 5k September 1st

15yr old Rhiannon Wickham had her first competitive outing for a while and did really well in finishing 20th out of 77 runners (22.23) and first Junior Female in the race holding off Alice Pier from Clayton (22.35).

Full Results HERE


Pennington Flash 5 Mile Trail Race

Louise McCauley joined 198 other runners at this local Race. Partner Chris Barnes took over baby sitting duties for the day and Louise ran 39.53 finishing in 144th place.

Full Results HERE


Is This Really Training?

A number of the Harriers athletes went off to train in the Lake District recently. We will leave you to decide whether or not this is training?


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Looks like Joe didn’t fancy the water……………………………..but Roxanne and Katie clearly did!!