Chester Marathon – October 2nd

The Website is a bit behind with Reports due to holidays and we kick off the latest Report with news of Wins and PB’s from 10k through to the Marathon for the Harriers.

A great result for Ben Fish when he won the Chester Marathon in a time of 2hr 24.05 with fifty seconds the difference between him and the 2nd placed Daniel Kestrel. This what Ben had to say about his win and other racing he has been involved in recently HERE



It was also a great Race for Harriers Sean Proctor, Carly Edwards and Rachel Jones – (Rachel runs for Blackburn on the Track) – who had targeted this Race to improve their Marathon personal bests. Sean finished 110th out of the two thousand one hundred and fifty six runners who completed the course in a new PB time of 3hr 03.00, an improvement of nearly four minutes. Carly wiped a huge 17 minutes off her previous best time finishing in 388th place with a time of 3hr 27.58. Her first ever marathon saw her run 4hr. 17.01, her latest run representing a fantastic improvement and she is now targeting 3.15. There was another brilliant run by V45 Rachel in her first ever Marathon when she finished 53rd in a great time of 2hr 56.16 a time which places her 3rd in the National Rankings for V45 Women.


York 10 Mile – October 9th

A great day for Joe Monk too over in York where he took 2nd place overall in a fantastic new PB time of 54.13, six minutes faster than the first time he ever ran the distance. Delighted as you can imagine, Joe told the Club afterwards that he was over the moon, still in shock. Set off pretty quick and after 3 miles there was just two of us and I sat behind for 9 mile then he kicked on. Went through 10k in 33:31 feeling strong and thought I’d be under 56. I managed to keep pace and came away with a 6 minute pb, nice belated birthday present”.

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Mid Lancs at Chorley – October 1st

Cross Country season locally, started up at Chorley with the Mid Lancs first fixture of the season and a good turn out from the U11 Girls enabling them to take 2nd place in the Team Competition.



Leading the U11 Girls home was Caroline Woodworth in 5th spot with a time of 6.41 with Kate Cookson in 10th (6.57) and Isabelle Hartley (30th) in a time of 7.29 making up the three counters for the Team. Next came Hannah Davies in 34th (7.34), followed by Keira Haxton in her first Race for the Club (37th) in 7.36, Eva Knowles (42nd) in 7.47, Georgina Bleeks in 43rd spot (7.48) and Alayna Irvine 67th in a time of 8.35.

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Saul Sharp, Oliver Gill and George Ramsden were the three counters for the Club in the U11 Boys with Saul finishing 16th and first Harrier home with a time of 6.40. He was supported by Oliver in 36th place (7.06) and George in 49th with a time of 7.29 and the three of them finished 7th Team on the day.


The U13 Girls were just pipped by one point for the Team first spot by Blackpool with Eleesha Charnley (4th) in a time 10.44, Leah Hoole (9th) in 10.59, Lucy Brady (38th) in 12.24 and Ella Hardman (58th) with a time of 13.14.

The U13 Boys placed 3rd in the Team competition with Ethan Barbarewicz leading the four lads home in 16th spot (12.48) followed by Kyle Taylor-Pomfret (21st) in 13.03, Rory Teare placing 27th in 13.21 and George Whittaker (32nd) in a time of 13.40.


Amy Davies made her debut at the U15 Girls level in Cross Country and had a really good run to finish 4th overall in a time of 12.54. In the U15 Boys the Team was pipped again by just one point by Rossendale. Matt Ramsden led the team home with a really excellent run in 4th place (14.47) followed by Jamie Teare in 12th (15.46), Leon Thomas in 16th (16.08), Sam Hodkinson (19th)  in 16.21, Luke Ingleson (33rd) in 18.03 and Daniel Brown 37th with a time of 18.57.

The U17 Girls Team won their event, but sadly there was only one complete Team finishing on the day and only twelve runners in total. Great run by Maddie Elliott in 2nd place overall with a time of 16.56 supported by Natalya Irvine in 4th (18.30) and Chloe Bleeks 9th in 20.55. Joe Gebbie competed in his first cross country race for the Club placing 15th in a solid time of 25.11 and telling the Club that he really enjoyed the experience.

The Senior Women’s Team placed 2nd in the Team competition to Barlick with both Clubs having the same points but Barlick taking the win on positions – this was the fourth 2nd place in Team competition on the day for the Club. Liz Greenwood who has been out of action with injury for quite a long time is getting back into gear and finished 4th on the day with a time of 25.10. Helen Leigh, another athlete who has had more than her fair share of injuries had a pretty good run in all the circumstances to place 10th in a time of 26.44 whilst Beckie Taylor who is gradually moving back into competitive fitness placed 16th in 27.49. Next in for the Club came Michelle Teare in 98th (35.18) and Lindsay Davies in 142nd spot (39.46).

In the Senior Men’s Race the Club came in 8th out of the 23 Clubs competing on the day and led home by Tim Raynes in 7th place overall with a time of 36.14. Chris Davies took 16th spot and 3rd V40 in a time of 38.50 with Tom Blaney not far behind in 20th position (39.15). Mat Nuttall came home in 31st (40.04) with Craig Greenough in 119th (46.36), Allan Hartley (189th) in 51.10, Danny Teare (218th) in 53.33 and Richard Taylor 219th (53.45).


Double Win at Littleborough 10k & Burnley Fire 10k

Chris Davies ran in the Mid Lancs League on Saturday and decided to double up with  trip over to Littleborough along with two hundred and thirty eight other runners.


Feeling really strong and in good form Chris pulled off a win in a time of 34.56 over half a minute in front of the second placed athlete – and – V40 Shaun Livesey made it the second 10k win of the weekend when he took 1st place in the Burnley Fire 10k by over a minute in 35.04.8 out of a field of 193 runners.


Also racing for the Harriers at Burnley were V40 John Cookson placing 31st in 43.20.6, 15yr old Hannah Cookson in 52nd spot 46.45.7, V50 Andrew Knowles in 64th with a time of 48.19.2 and V45 Michael Sharp (72nd) in 48.59.6.


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