Full Results HERE

The Rubicon Triathlon consists of a Swim of 1900m. a Bike Race of 90000m and a Run of 21000m and Brian Fogarty was using it to assess his form as he prepares for the World Championships being held in Kona, Hawaii in a month and a half time.

Brian took a great 2nd place on the Podium beating some very good athletes in the process. Afterwards, he told the Club that Going in to the race I was quite relaxed because it was very much a marker to see where my fitness was in the build up to Kona. It’s a Half  Ironman race and attracted some top athletes so I knew I had to have a decent race to get on the podium. I finished second but more importantly my performance was good, slightly disappointing swim but making up ground with the fastest bike split and a strong run. This was a great confidence boost, knowing now I have 6 weeks to really up my training and be ready to put in my best race to date at the world Championships in Hawaii. To top a great weekend off The other Blackburn Harrier lads Mark Bleasdale and Matt Nuttall both back from illness and injury had solid races. Both have big races coming up so they are both happy to come through unscathed. In the other race of the day the Olympic Distance, Jack Hindle had a fantastic race to continue his excellent run of form and come 2nd”.

With 351 athletes in the Race including world class athletes such as Joe Skipper who won the event it was always going to be a tough Race on the day. Matt Nuttall who has been out for quite a long time with injuries is clearly coming back into form and evidenced by his 21st place overall and in a time of 4hr 23.05. Mark Bleasdale also had a top performance finishing 35th and just seven minutes behind Matt in 4hr.30.28


Brian Fogarty

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       Mark Bleasdale                                Jack Hindle                                   Matt Nuttall

Jack Hindle entered the The Trident Standard Distance Triathlon which is held on the same day as the Rubicon. Jack had a great Race to finish 2nd with a minute to spare over the 3rd placed athlete.

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After th finish of the event Jack told the Club that it was One of the best races I’ve ever done, beautiful location and the weather was great! I went into the race pretty tired from my efforts the previous week at the GB Mountain Trial but when I started felt pretty good. I came out of the water 3rd and soon made up the gap to second on the bike. I kept the gap to the leader but couldn’t close in. As I got of the bike I had good legs and moved further away from 3rd to get 2nd overall which I was happy with. There will definitely be more to come next year with a solid winter under my belt and I look forward to it. Well done to everyone who raced at FITT and all the supporters”.


(Photo’s courtesy of XHALE)


Hilton Illuminations 10k – August 30th

Two hundred and one runners lined up for this Race which was won in comfortable style by Blackburn Harrier Tim Raynes in 34.45 which gave him a gap of 53 seconds over 2nd place. V60 Evan Cook also had a fine run to place 18th in a time of 42.06 taking the V60 1st Prize as well.

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Tim spoke to the Club after the Race and told us that he had “I led from the start and felt strong with a tailwind behind me over the first 5k, and I managed to build up a lead. The second half of the race into a headwind was hard work and I slowed down considerably, but was pleased to hold it together for the win”



All details for future Park Runs HERE

An impressive two hundred and seventy three runners took part in the first ever Park 5k Run on Saturday 29th August at Witton Park.

Full Results HERE


(Race winner Karl Billington of Blackburn Harriers)

The Race was won by Blackburn Harrier Karl Billington in a very good time of 15.51 a time which will take a bit of beating given that there are a couple of hills in the Race too.A definite challenge for the future and sets a high benchmark.

John Chaplin finished 12th in 19.44 and was 2nd V55. Next Harrier in was Mark Almond (38th) in 22.03. Jan Buckingham came 91st in 26.47 and was the 1st V50 Woman. David Billington ran for the first time in quite a while and took 107th place in 27.28 and he was followed by Lindsay Davies (138th) in 29.04.