Lymm 5K Report Sat 22.06.13

The Lymm 5K is the final race in the North Cheshire 5K Grand Prix series. While the previous three venues (Dunham Massey twice, Hollins Green and Bowdon) are potential pb courses, Lymm is generally accepted to be a tough run. Despite this, and with previous experience of the race, Jayne Taylor and Dave Collins made the short trip to leafy Lymm to put Jayne’s recent upturn in form and Dave’s continual decline to another test. Continue reading

Harrock Hill this week

A quick reminder that the Harrock Hill series continues this Wednesday, (26th June), with Harriers expecting to field a sizeable contingent once again.

As ever, race HQ is the Farmers Arms at Bispham Green, (point your Sat Navs at L40 3SL) with the race starting at 7.30pm. Entry on the night is £3.50.

For an idea of what to expect have a read of the last race report:

Warrington 10k

Nina Fisher, Gary Fitzpatrick and Mike Harris took on the twisty but very flat 10k road race at Woolston near Warrington. It’s a popular mid-week with entrants limited to 400 and by race night only 18 places were available.

Our three amigos all had pre-entries (thanks to Darren Jackson for his number) so after a brief queue to collect numbers they were soon off for a warm up. The great thing about company at races means the pre-race chatter allows you to relax and prepare yourself for the challenge.

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Freckleton Half Marathon

Tracey Dutton donned the red and black vest for the Freckleton Half marathon last week and had a superb run for the club.

Pre-race nerves weren’t helped as husband Michael waited until junction of the M6 Motorway before announcing that he had forgotten his insoles for his trainers. An about turn quickly followed and a return trip home to collect them.  It was 12:15 at this point and Tracey put her foot down to get back to Freckleton in time to collect her number at 1pm. Continue reading

Big Welsh Trail Half Marathon

Stuart Holding represented the club at the Big Welsh Trail Half Marathon on the 1st of June and gives us his report:

Well, I’ve not been doing much and I needed a little motivation to get the trainers back on so, with a little internet surfing and following on from the fun of the cross country season I signed up for a trail half marathon.  It was a new event so no previous reviews but looked like a fun yet challenging event. Continue reading

Astley Park 4.4m Report 5th June

Wigan Harriers were again well represented at the second of this four race series which is hosted by Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club.

A sunny & warm evening welcomed competitors arriving at the Barons Rest to collect race numbers. Representing the Harriers were Dave Collins, Jayne Taylor, Gary Wane, Colin McEvoy, Mike Harris, Peter Mills and Gary Fitzpatrick. Continue reading

Sphinx Athletic Club 5 Mile Road Race

Gary Fitzpatrick made his way to the War Memorial Park in Coventry on 12th June to take part in the Sphinx Atheltic Club 5 miler. His report below:
As I was spending the week in Coventry for work I sought out the above
race. This was my second race in a busy period after Chorley 4.4m on 5th June with the Freckleton Half Marathon and Warrington 10k to follow the week after. Continue reading

Tracey on Track!

Tracey Dutton answered the call for lady runners to compete on the track in Southampton this weekend. Here is her report:

Arrived at Holiday Inn in Basingstoke on Saturday around 6ish and went for a lovely chinese meal. Finally got to bed around midnight. Got up early next morning had a huge breakfast and made up some rolls for later in the day as the event did not start until 12pm. Continue reading

Grasmere Gallop 2013 Race Report

An impressive total of 10 Wigan Harriers vests were on display in Grasmere this weekend as our runners travelled to Cumbria to take part in the famous Gallop. Perhaps for accuracy the Gallop should be in the plural, as the event has now expanded to offer 5k and 17k races to complement the original 10k. Harriers had competitors covering all 3 distances under the blue skies and baking heat of a glorious June day. Continue reading

Grasmere Gallop this Saturday

Harriers will once again be turning out in force at the Grasmere Gallop this coming Saturday, 8th of June. After a fine club day out last year we are aiming to field as many runners as possible over both the 10k and 17k courses. Both routes take in the scenic splendour of the Grasmere valley, with a mixture of tarmac rocky trails and lakeside paths.

With the forecast for the week ahead looking sunnier by the day it promises to be an unforgettable day out amongst the fells, with maybe a refreshment or two post-race!

Most runners have made arrangements to stay over in the Ambleside area, but with travel on the day an option there is still time for late entries. On-line entry closes at midnight on Thursday 6th of June with no entry on the day, so anyone considering taking part should get their name in quickly!

Full details, course maps and links to the on-line entry facility can be found here: Grasmere Gallop site