The Puma Stockport 10 Mile Road race took place on Sunday December 7th which was won by Andrew Davies in 50.25. Given the conditions on the day the time was a good one. Eleven hundred and thirty four runners competed and it does look as though there is a bit of a resurgence in entries into Road Races.

Full Results HERE

Ben Fish competed for the Harriers and finished 3rd in a time of 50.54 and said that it was a “tough run at Stockport 10, 3rd 51:07. A bit slower than 2008, but gradual progress towards the end of this year. Pity it clashes with Guys 10, love both races !”

Three hundred and forty eight runners participated in the popular Guy’s 10 Mile Road Race last Sunday – 7th December – in not the best of conditions it has to be said. Amongst them were three Blackburn Harriers

 Full Results HERE

Shaun Livesey came 7th overall in a very good time of 56.24, just 23 seconds off his PB which in the conditions points to PB form. After the Race Shaun commented “In a reversal of weather conditions compared to Preston 3 weeks ago, conditions were tough going out. From the gun I was in a good group that formed, the pace was really comfortable as we all tried to shield ourselves from the wind. just after 4 mile the group started to fracture as the pace increased due to us running down wind, I was unable to go with it and was left in no man’s land. However I kept reasonably strong in to the finish”. Pleased with my time in those conditions 56:24″.

Samantha McCreadie finished in 52nd place with a time of 66.41 and just a minute outside of her 10 mile PB. Again given the conditions Sam looks to be knocking on the door for another revision of her best time over this distance. V50 David Morris placed 306th in 1.36,51.


In Race 3 of the Todmorden 5K Winter Series it was the turn of the young athletes to shine.

Full Results HERE

15yr old Josh Boyle had an outstanding run to finish 2nd overall and first in his Age Category with a time of 16.43. Also having really good runs were Natalya Irvine who was 22nd overall in 20.16 and Kelsey Rutherford in 30th (20.53). Natalya also finished first in her Age Group with Kelsey taking 2nd place.

Back to Cross Country and Paul Bradshaw was out in the Breacon Beacons racing in the Gwent League on Saturday 6th December

Full Results HERE

In the Men’s Senior Race with a 339 strong field, Paul came in 49th overall in a time of 38.34. Good preparation for the Ribble Valley 10k and Lancashire Cross Country Championships at Witton Park on January 3rd 2015.


We now have the Results from the Town Schools Cross Country Championship Races held at Witton Park last weekend which clashed with the Red Rose League fixture at Rossendale.

Full Results HERE

Blackburn Harriers youngsters did themselves proud on the day with five wins in the different Age Groups.

In Year 7 boys Anthony Beresford finished 4th and Jimmy Walpole 7th whilst in Year 10/11 Boys Byron Abbot came out the winner with Nick Smith in 3rd spot and Jack Wilkinson in 10th. Another win came in 6th Form Boys Race which saw Joe Campbell come as the winner with fellow Blackburn Harriers, Robert Buckley in 2nd and Chris Richardson-Dulling in 3rd.

In the Girls Races Amy Davies was a clear winner in the Year 7 Girls with Olivia Blow in 7th spot. Anna Lonsdale took 3rd spot in the Year 8/9 Race with Ione Smith in 7th  and Jaqui Howard 9th. Aleena Awan, a recent new member for the Club won the Year 10/11 Race, with Harriers Olivia Wilson in 2nd spot, Brenna McPartlan in 3rd, Bailey Thompson in 6th and Rose Abbott in 14th. Katie Buckingham was the final winner of the day winning the 6th Form Girls Race.