The Horwich Jubilee Races Race 4 – 20th August

The final Race of this years Horwich Series took place in good conditions with nine of the Harriers competing n the night and posting a number of successes. Winning his second race in under a week and leading from the front Ben Fish (24.46) finished nearly a minute and half clear of Neil Pendlebury in second place for an emphatic win. Asked for his thoughts after the Race, Ben was just as pleased with the Harriers overall performance as his own saying Happy with the win, a race I always do well in. Great win for the club and Allans v40 series win” Next home for the Harriers was Karl Billington – back from St Mary’s for the summer – in third place (26.28). Karl said after the Race First time doing this race. Very tough course but enjoyed it none the less”. Ben and Karl along with Chris Davies and David Almond combined to win the Team Prize on the night as well as second Team overall in the Series.

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Chris Davies followed Karl in 11th place (28.38) and set a new PB by forty seconds which is a good indication of his fitness as he approaches the Great North Run shortly. In 26th place (30.25) was the  ever improving David Almond who has returned to competitive running this year and was delighted with his run telling us that Pleased with my run. Improved my PB by a minute from last month”. Enjoying a really good year Allan Hartley came 36th in a time of 31.20 and took the V40 Series title which was a great effort by him and well deserved.  Evan Cook took the second place V60 on the night finishing 71st overall in 34.06. Then came V55 Mick Nolan in 92nd (3rd V55 – 36.20), Kaylie Panaro in 102nd with a time of 37.20 and a new PB by nearly two minutes which was a tremendous effort and V40 David Billington placing 139th in 44.34 and his second race in week.

Series Race Results HERE


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Eleven year old Amy Davies backed up her dad’s PB in the Senior Race by finishing second Junior Girl on the night with a new PB of 6.04 and also won the Series for Junior Girls after winning Race One in 6.07; Race 2 in 6.02, finishing 2nd in Race 3 with 6.03 and winning the last Race with 6.04. Great consistency with her times with just five seconds separating her slowest and fastest times.

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Urenco Ellesmere Port RC 5k Road Race – 20th August

Race Results HERE

Held on a really good evening for distance running this Race was won by Jonny Mellor in a very quick time of 13.54 taking him to second place in the National Rankings. In 3rd place was Matt Lalor – running for Barlick (competes for Blackburn Harriers on the Track) – in a time of 15.45, just six seconds short of his PB and in 11th place with a really good run came Chris Barnes (16.41) just nine seconds away from his PB. So looks like a good Race and Course to tackle in the future.


 Catherine Dowdall Darwen Gala Memorial Race – 16th August

Race Results HERE

A runner from Darwen Dashers – Paul Brindle – won this annual race in a time of 36.07 which had a number of Harriers also competing. First home in 6th place was Allan Hartley (37.34) followed by Ian Clarkson 24th (42.29), Mick Nolan 5oth in 48.10 and Joe Campbell 67th (51.28).


Boulsworth Fell Race -10th August

Race Results HERE

Gary Pearse 13th overall in 47.22 and Ian Clarkson 66th (58.32) were out at Boulsworth Fell race along with 107 other runners as part of the Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix. Gary told the Club that “the weather was so bad we did not know each other were there until results. Pleased to have done 10 out of 13 races therefore counting for series coming 7th overall (not bad for an old git) and getting age category. Some good runs with best at Hendon Brook Half being dragged round by John Sutton and some fine sprint finishes with MIck Toms, never got close enough to see Andy Buttery! A great series of races from May to August on various terrain and distances which can recommend to others”


No Rest for the Wicked – 10th / 15th August Isle of Man

The ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ series now consists of six fabulous and different races in just 6 days around the beautiful Isle of Man. Whilst each race is run as an individual race, with its own prizes and presentation, No Rest for the Wicked competitors take part in one of two separate categories determined by their entry in either the Marathon or Half marathon.

Harriers familes Teares and Cubbons were out for the Club in this event and competed in The Killer Mile as well as the 7 Mile Trail Race. In the Killer Mile won by Lloyd Taggart in 6.55, V40 Tom Cubbon was first home for the Harriers in 8.22 (14th) followed by a good run from 11yr old Jamie Teare (19th in 8.29), 12yr old Daniel Cubbon in 30th (9.26) and V40 Danny Teare in 45th place (10.11).

Killer Mile Results HERE


Peel Heritage Trail Race Results HERE

Just one of the Harriers in this one – won by Ben Corkill in 41.18 and that was Danny Teare who finished 41st in 54.04 remarking afterwards that “he was happy with sub 8 minute mile pace – and finishing on the first page of the results!!”