A red hot day greeted the one hundred and seventy three athletes at the Morecambe 10k on Sunday June 5th – RESULTS.

Joe Monk was the only runner in this Race for the Harriers coming home in 2nd place with a time of 35.27 which wasn’t a bad time given the heat.


Burnley 10k – Sunday June 5th


One thousand three hundred and twenty seven runners took this Race on even though it was a very hot day for distance running at this years Burnley 10k won by Matt Lalor in a time of 34.14. Michael Sharp came home in 152nd spot with a time of 47.03 whilst Paul Clarke ran a time of 48.15 in 181st place.



Astley Park Trail Series – Race 2 June 1st

Senior Race Results

Second Race of this years Series with 107 runners and a win for Gareth Booth in 24.08. V45 Mark Almond was 3rd V45 on the night and 28th overall with a time of 30.27. Next came V40 Danny Teare in 48th in a time of 32.34, V45 Michael Sharp in 61st (33.59), V45 Catherine Guinan (83rd) in 36.28, V55 Michael Nolan running 37.18 in 88th spot and V50 David Morris (103rd) in 42.24.





Junior Race Results

Some great performances by the Harriers youngsters in the Junior one mile race won by U17 Kian Davis in 4.54 and which, saw the Harriers take 4th, 5th and 6th places overall. Leading the pack was U15 Leon Thomas fresh from running a five second PB in his Mid Lancs 800m last week and in this race placing 4th with a time of 5.08. Next home in 5th place came U15 Jamie Teare, another young athlete who set a new PB in his 800m at Hyndburn and this time, running a time of 5.14 for the mile. The two of them were backed up by Matt Ramsden who has been out injured and came back really well with a 6th placed 5.16. There were good runs also for U11 Saul Sharp in 28th spot (6.17), U9 Oliver Gill (44th) in a time of 6.40, U9 George Ramsden (68th) in 7.19, U13 Emily Snape (71st) in 7.24 and 7yr old Lulu Sharp (93rd) in 8.49.



Littleborough 5k

U13 Charlotte Corrigan is in pretty good form and loves doing the 5k distance, her latest efforts coming at Littleborough – RESULTS – where she came 30th and 1st Female overall in the race of 83 runners in a time of 21.01.05.


Last weekend at the Pendle Park Run – RESULTS – (May 28th) Charlotte was 1st Female again and ran a new PB for that course of 22.09 to finish 11th overall out of 114 runners on the day.

Then this weekend Saturday June 4th, she went to the Warringtonk RESULTS – run featuring 325 runners and finished 2nd Female overall and 1st Junior woman in a time of 20.42 (21st).

John Orrell has been on a mission of late – on the Fells. He ran Hutton Roof Crags on May 28th – RESULTS –  Austwick AmbleRESULTSIngleton Scenery on June 2nd – RESULTS Pen Y Ghent on June 4th – RESULTS – Seven days and four Fell Races which is a great effort by John. He also had Ian Clarkson out with him at Peny Y Ghent.

“Saturday 28th May Hutton Roof Crags was the start of what turned out to be a week long festival of racing. Very hot day and well down on my previous time from 2011. I can only liken running in hot weather to eating foreign food and drinking lager-very alien to me! 7 miles and 1302ft of ascent. Two days later it was Austwick Amble, 8.1 miles 1197 ft. ascent. Still hot but much better prepared and ran 3 min per mile quicker. Down just 15 seconds from last year. Glad of a beer and bacon butty at the end. Thursday night was Ingleton Scenery, a short blast around the waterfalls walk, 4.7 mile and 886ft of ascent. Determined to get at least one PB this week and just made it in 42.57 and 39th place. Pie and peas was the reward! Less than 48 hours later I was on the start line of Pen-y-Ghent with fellow Harrier Ian Clarkson. Another hot one. A good run considering and nice to finish in front of a few Clayton chaps. 99th in 1.15.30. for 5.9 miles and 1850ft ascent”.




(Well deserved Beer and Spud Pie)

Bryan Searby was also out on the Fells, tackling Hendersons End finishing 60th out of the 93 strong field in a time of  67.10 and telling us “I raced Hendersons End last night. Just under 7 mile fell race with 1250ft ascent. Twice up Rivington pike using the steps the first time. Over to Winter Hill then back up the pike. Struggled a bit at the start due to the heat, but pushed hard on the climbs.


Park Run Results Round Up


It was a new PB and great run for U13 Ethan Barbarewicz at the Cuerden Valley Park Run – RESULTS – this week when he finished 8th overall in 21.58 out of a field of 167. Great also to see Christina Carr having a run for the first time in a number of years after suffering serious injuries. Christina placed 96th in 32.04.


Seventy eight runners at the Witton Park Run on May 28th and a number of Blackburn Harriers out on the day – RESULTS – with a bit of battle of the siblings which saw Leo Gebbie (7th) in a time of 23.10 just edge out younger brother Joe (8th) in 23.11. Next in was Bryan Searby in 11th (23.45) followed by 8yr old Oliver Gill in 20th place (25.14), V60 George Woodburn 25th in 26.29. The week after saw a much smaller field of only 58 runners – Saturday June 4th – Leo Gebbie taking 4th in 20.36 and Carly Edwards 1st Woman in 8th with a time of 22.45 – RESULTS