Podium 5k

Pretty bleak weather conditions greeted the athletes for the latest Race in the Podium 5k Series at Barrowford, but it didn’t deter from some very good performances on the night.

‘A’ Race Results HERE


‘B’ Race Results HERE

Forty four athletes in the ‘A’ Race which saw Chris Livesey take his second victory of the Series so far in a time of 14.54 and followed by four other athletes all under 15 minutes with places 6 – 19  in the race all inside 16 minutes. Just one Blackburn Harrier competed in the ‘A’ Race – Matt Nuttall finishing 23rd in 16.07 – just one second off his PB. Danielle Hodkinson was the first Woman home in 17.07.

Another big field in the ‘B’ Race with forty nine runners and won by Chris Thornton from Skyrac in 16.12. Again, just one Blackburn Harrier in the ‘B’ Race – Laura Hesketh finishing 28th in 19.17. Laura has put some miles in lately, competing in three races in pretty quick succession and taking the Women’s 1st prize at the Stanley Park 10k to boot.

Stanley Park 10k Full Results HERE

Laura told the Club that she had Competed in the Trailblaster 12 last Sunday in all kinds of weather completing 6 5k loops to reach the teams target of 100 miles in 12 hours. Really enjoyed the experience and thought I recovered well & felt ok during the week just gave myself a couple of days rest. A little breezy at Podium 5k Saturday I was hoping for sub 19 but ended up with 19:17, feeling tired on the last 2 laps. Arrived at Stanley Park Sunday hoping the legs would feel better. Unfortunately the wind had got quite strong which didn’t help but managed to dig in & was glad to get round in 40:31 with a nice 1st lady finish. Hope that’s OK George no pics on as yet but will try get one”.

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Anglesey Half-Marathon

Full Results HERE

Fourteen hundred and thirty runners completed a windly Anglesey Half-Marathon at the weekend and amongst them was Jan Buckingham who was hoping for a PB over the distance and she didn’t disappoint!

Jan said afterwards that she had run “1hour 56 mins for Anglesey Half marathon today. A PB by 8 mins so pleased with that. A race of 2 halves, really sunny and still first half, then as we turned to come back, grey and a big head wind”.

Nine year old Blackburn Harrier Saul Sharp ran in the one mile Junior Race and ran an excellent 7.32min.- (mum Lorna from Blackburn Road Runners ran in the Half-Marathon and set a new PB).

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