Our club


Preston Harriers, are one of the oldest athletics clubs in the North West, having been formed on the 15th September 1881, at the White Horse Inn in Friargate. Since then we have had a long history of success.
Over the years we have been well represented by a number of elite athletes, more recently including John Nuttall, Steve Tunstall, Helen Clitheroe and Steve Smith who have all won National titles and represented Great Britain at major games.
In 2011 Helen Clitheroe won the gold medal at the European Indoor 3000m held in Paris.
As a result of our National reputation we have been referred to as “The Famous Preston Harriers” on the BBC by the British distance legend Brendan Foster.
Our athletes participate in Road Running, Cross Country, Fell Running, Track & Field, Sportshall, and Triathlon events.
From beginners to elite athletes, 8 to 80 years old, Preston Harriers has a training programme, a competition schedule and a social group ready to welcome you.
We regard ourselves as a forward thinking club with a dedicated team of committee members, coaches and athletes who strive to bring sporting success to the proud city of Preston.

Club Kit

Club Kit

Preston Harriers vests and crop-tops are available direct from the Club.
Cost £18

Unisex sizes: 26 / 28 / 30
Ladies sizes: 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16
Men’s sizes: 32 /34 / 36 / 38 / 40 / 42 / 44
Crop tops
Female sizes: XXS / XS / S / M / L

If you wish to purchase any kit, please send the following information to the
Club Kit Officer

Your name & email address.
Type of kit required and size.
You will be contacted as soon as possible to collect the kit (and check the size, if necessary).
Payment to be made on collection, cash or cheques only please, no debit/credit cards.

Track Passes

Preston Harriers have hired the UCLAN track for our exclusive use at the following times:

Summer Season
1st April to 30th September

Further times are available at the weekend with the following conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • By arrangement with the coaches
  • Subject to confirmation each week

Season Pass – £50 (formerly £90 from UCLAN)
Per Visit – £4 (formerly £5 from UCLAN)

Unfortunately we have no machinery for accepting card payment, so payment will need to be either cash, or the preferred method of a cheque made out to ‘Preston Harriers’.

The club will be issuing track passes and monitoring payment at the gate. The Track Pass is a photographic type ID card available to purchase on the gate. The Track Pass will only cover use by Preston Harriers members and only during the above times.
All senior and junior athletes must only attend at the designated session times for your age group.
All other use of the track will require payment per visit at the Sports Arena reception.


Club Information

The Club Constitution can be found here