On the Fells

 B A European Mountain Trial Male junior Race – 31/05/2015

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Jack Hindle ran the European Trial Race at the weekend with the ambition of making the top four and securing a GB Vest. In the end he finished in 5th place in a very good quality field.

Jack commented after the Race “That was one of my best races of the season, and being really close to GB selection is always encouraging. I managed to have a good run in the hardest slopes of the ascent, managing to beat really top lads. There’s still more to come and a lot more hard training to put in. But one step at a time”.

Josh Boyle had a tremendous run at the Shutlingsloe Fell Race on May 26th. The ninety two strong field was led home by Simon Bailey in a time of 15.35. Josh who doesn’t turn 15yrs old until July this year finished 2nd in a time of 16.15. After the Race he “Ran a cool down with Simon Bailey at Shutlingsloe Fell Race, his cool down is hard!”

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The Long Duddon is a classic fell race covering 18 miles around the head of the Duddon Valley with 6000ft of climb over Harter, Hardknott, Little Stand, Swirl How, Dow Crag, White Pike and Caw. The Race had 295 finishers and was won by Rob Hope in 3.44.01.


Helen Leigh finished 118th in a time of 4.42.20 and 13th Woman in the Race which was won by Sharon Taylor in 4.23.26. After charging all over the country with her job this represented a very good run. Helen didn’t have the best of starts either after she “fell over and lost my bloody dibber on the warm up arghhhh! so had a two mile sprint warm up as well frown emoticon then set off like a bat out of hell cause I was annoyed and paid for it all the way round it was awful haha”.

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On the Roads

One hundred and twelve runners contested the Catforth 5k on Saturday night which included five Blackburn Harriers and they came away with the prizes. 17yr old Joe Monk led the Harriers home placing 2nd overall in a new PB time of 16.15. The Harriers then had Tim Raynes in 4th place (16.29); Andy Buttery in 5th (16.39) and Chris Davies in 6th (17.11) which was pretty good packing and gave them the Team Prize and the first Junior Male prize. Bottom of age U13 Amy Davies also ran a very good race when she finished 47th in a time of 21.04 to be the first Junior female home.

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Joe was  “Pleased with the run, my target was to run 16:15 and achieved that. My aim now is try break 16 minutes with people around me. It was a great team effort also to have 4 Harriers in the top 6!”


The day after Catforth 5k, 499 runners turned out at the Crazy Cow 10k which included three Harriers – Chris Davies, daughter Amy Davies and V50 Jan Buckingham.

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Chris recorded his first ever Race win in a time of 36.10 and was delighted telling the Club that “After doing Catforth 5K last night I was just going to do a nice long run today. Changed my mind last minute and did the Crazy Cow 10K. Good decision in the end, came home in 1st place with a time of 36:10. Happy with that considering I ran last night, it might have even helped. Tired with a 1 1/2 miles to go but got through it and pleased overall”

Jan Buckingham placed 82nd and 2nd V50 in 49.35, just 10 seconds off her PB and said she was “so pleased with that”.


On the same weekend the Promenade 10 Mile Race at Blackpool featured 240 runners with four Blackburn Harriers included amongst them – Conrad McKee, Tom Mckee, Jonathan Bridge and Claire Bridge.

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Conrad had a great run to finish 3rd overall in 59.15 which represented a 3 minute improvement and setting a new PB.  Son Tom  followed in his first ever 10 mile race and placed in 14th (64.22). Jonathan came home in 23rd place with 66.32 and Claire in 117th with a time of 88.37 which was just 32 seconds away from her previous best.