Andy Buttery was out at the Chester Half-Marathon last weekend – August 2nd – and had a pretty solid Race finishing 12th overall out of 524 finishers as well as taking the 1st Prize in the V45 Category in a time of 76.22 which represented a seasons best.


Full Results HERE

Andy commented after the Race that he  “was a little disappointed with my time as I was aiming for sub 75, but considering I haven’t done many tempo runs or any longer races for a while it was a a solid result with more to come. I felt good early on and thought I was going to have a good one, but started to find it really hard from about 9miles and had to dig in. Pleased that I kept pushing to the end despite slowing more than anything really. It’s good to get a half under my belt again as I always find they make your next 10k seem really short!’


It was a small field at the recently held Cock Hill Wood Fell Race held on July 30th and it produced  a really good race at the front end.

Full Results HERE

Blackburn Harrier U16 Josh Boyle won the Race in a good time of 24.51.6 with his brother Jacob (running fkor Clayton) in 2nd place with a time of 25.21.3i



It was a bigger field of 148 runners for the Fell Race held at Worsthorne Moor on August 2nd – won by Marc Hartley – which saw V50 Gary Pearse finish well up the field in 13th place in a time of 46.58 and was the 6th V50 featuring in that top 13. V50 Richard Taylor also contested the Race placing 71st in 55.37.

Full Results HERE



The Lee Mill Fell Race run on July 29th and won by Ben Mounsey – totaled 139 finishers and had Blackburn Harriers Chris Barnes, Andy Heys and Stuart Furness competing.

Full Results HERE

Chris was first home of the Harriers trio in 9th place in a time of 50.10 followed by Andy in 52nd spot (61.01.04) and V65 Stuart 97th in 70.10.11.


One hundred and four runners set off in the Heart of the Lakes Rydal Round, a classic fell race part of Ambleside and finished with ninety eight – one runner not finishing and five disqualified.
Sports, Thursday 30th July.

Full Results HERE

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Chris Barnes was out again on this one as was John Orrell with Chris finishing in 32nd place (1.45.47) and John in 76th with a time of 2.18.42.

Post Race John shared his thoughts about the day and said ” Not the best of starts for me in this race, which follows the tourist path to the top of Nab Scar, skirts Heron Pike, Great Rigg and tops out on Fairfield summit. The race started at 12.05 but I was stuck in traffic and only arrived at 12. It was 5 minutes before the off and I was still in civilian clothes, had to abandone the car, change into Blackburn Harriers uniform and sprint across the showground to registration. Not surprisingly it was shut. Luckily Pete Bland took pity and gave me a late entry. Phew, made it to the start line with only seconds to spare, but still trying to pin on my number and fasten my laces. Not easy! I heard the words full kit and I thought, yep got it. Then I heard emergency food. Oh ‘eck, I’d left my Kendal Mint Cake on the front seat of the car. Panic!!

The B of the bang had gone and so had the rest of the field, as I turned around and sprinted (2nd time today) across the arena in the opposite direction. I tripped over the PA system cable, tangled with a rope barrier and crashed into a spectator before I reached Pete Bland’s van and grabbed a gel (paid for later). Back through the crowds, mind that speaker, well and truly last by now, and the rest of the day was spent playing catch up. I caught some of the back markers along the track to Rydal Hall and made up more places by Fairfield summit. I felt good over the top, past Hart Crag, Dove Crag and was catching a chap from Ambleside until I made a stupid route choice which put me off line and at the wrong end of a vertical drop. I know this spot is supposed to have a tree you can cling to, but there was no tree. An abandoned attempt at rock climbing got me into difficulty, so I had to back track, then I stumbled across that tree and navigated across a different rock face. Back on track, or so I thought, until I swung right on what looked a good path through bracken, only to end up waist deep in the stuff.

By now I’d lost the plot and a few of those places I’d made up, so wished I’d settled for a burger and doughnuts after my late arrival instead. Finished 76th out of 104 starters in a time of 2.18.42 for the 9 mile and 3002 ft ascent race, but of course I ran much further than everybody else!


It was Chris Barnes and Andy Heys once more at the Whittle Pike Fell Race on Wednesday night – August 5th  – along with 108 runners in total. The Race, won by Joe Mercer saw Chris place 6th in a time of 46.34 and Andy 46th in 57.46.

Full Results HERE


Last Race in this years Astley Trail Series Race was run on Wednesday – 5th August – and won by Tom Carson in 23.54 at the head of a 244 strong field. Allan Hartley who finished equal 11th in the overall Series took 37th spot on the night with a time of 28.25.  V60 Evan Cook – 21st in the overall Series and 2nd V60 in the Series followed Allan home in 77th spot and 3rd V60 on the night in a time of 30.59. New member Carly Edwards finished in 105th place (31.53) and just in front of her Coach Richard Taylor in 32.07 (108th).  Another new member – Michael Sharp – placed 124th in 33.09 followed by Kaylie Panaro in 147th I34.29. V50 David Morris came in 217th with a time of 42.32.

Senior Race Results HERE

Senior Race Series Results HERE

There was the usually impressive turn out for the Junior Race with 115 runners and some good results for the Harriers with all of them setting PB’s on the night.


 Junior Results HERE

Junior Series Results HERE

Amy Davies placed 13th on the night with a time of 5.41 followed by Daniel Brown in 22nd (5.55). Just behind came Holly Cubbon in 26th place (6.00) with Kyle Pomfret in 37th (6.22). Saul Sharp, like the others set a new PB when he finished 44th in 6.33. 9yr old Isabelle Hartley came in 71st (7.54). 7yr old Hannah Davies was 76th in 7.31 and Lulu Sharp – also 7yrs old – came in 95th in 8.44.


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