Track & Field

Run, Jump, Throw. Faster, Higher, Further.


Preston Harriers have a proud tradition in competing in track & field, producing many great athletes and performances over the years, along with some great achievements at all levels.

We train and compete in all the main Track & Field disciplines including: Middle Distance, Sprints, Hurdles, Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Shot, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault & Combined Events. We have a fantastic group of dedicated and passionate coaches who help on all group sessions as well as specialist event squad sessions for those athletes with identified talent and aptitude.

Summer Track & Field training sessions take place weekly April until September at the UCLan Sport Arena in Preston, and during the winter there are training sessions both indoors and outdoors.

We compete in a wide range of competitions, for juniors and seniors, including The Youth Development Leagues (YDL), Mid-Lancs League, Northern Athletics League as well as our own Track & Field Club Championships. We always try to host one fixture from each league in the summer season at the UClan Arena, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Please contact the Track & Field Coordinator if you wish to know anything further about track & field at Preston Harriers.


Winter training takes place from October to March, with Summer training from April to September. All new athletes must contact the Coaching Coordinator before attending sessions. Please note, there is a waiting list for the under11 age group.

Summer Training General Sessions 2017
Venue: UCLAN Sports Centre

School YearDayTime
3, 4 & 5Wednesday6:00pm – 7:00pm
6 & 7Wednesday7:15pm – 8:15pm
Event Squad SessionsTuesday & Thursday7:00pm

Event Squad Sessions are by invitation from a coach only. If you are unsure which session to attend, please contact the Coaching Coordinator


Winter Training General Sessions 2016/17
Venue: Archbishop Temple School, Saint Vincents Road, Preston PR2 8RA
Cost: £2 per session

School YearDayTime
3, 4 & 5Wednesday6:00pm – 7:00pm
6Wednesday7:00pm – 7:45pm
7Wednesday7:45pm – 8:30pm
8, 9, 10 & 11Monday7:30pm – 8:30pm
If you are unsure which session to attend, please contact the Coaching Coordinator

Track Availability

Track Availability for CLUB MEMBERS

During the coming Track Season, from 1 April to 30 September, the Club will be hiring the UCLan Track for the following times:

Monday 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Tuesday 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Wednesday 6.00pm – 8.30pm (Junior sessions, they have priority)
Thursday 5.30pm – 9.00pm

And, subject to confirmation on a weekly basis,
Saturdays 10.00am – 11.00pm and
Sundays 11.00am – 12.30pm

The Club will be selling ID type track passes for the summer season, to club members only, at £50 each.
Those without passes will be charged £4 per visit.

Use outside these hours will require payment at the Arena reception, on a per visit basis.


Competition Opportunities

The Club pays for entry to four Track & Field Leagues each year, covering different abilities and Age Groups. These are:

Mid Lancs T & F League
This local league provides an opportunity for competition for all ages except Under 11’s. This is not a selected league, but numbers wishing to compete for the club have grown considerably. As a result competition opportunities in certain events and age groups have to be rationed to ensure fairness. The League insists, rightly, that in order to compete,  you have to be a fully paid up member of Preston Harriers and therefore have an England Athletics affiliation number. You should always be prepared to take your EA card to all of the fixtures if you are competing.

UK Youth Development League Lower (LYDL)
This is a National League for U13 and U15 athletes. Harriers are in the Northern Premier Division. Participation is by the team manager’s selection, based on recorded performances.

UK Youth Development League Upper (UYDL)
This is a National League for U17 and U20 athletes. Harriers are in the Northern Premier Division. Participation is by the team manager’s selection, based on recorded performances.

Northern Athletics Senior League
This league is for Seniors, although U17’s and Juniors (U20’s) are also eligible. Participation is by selection by the men’s and women’s team managers, based on age and performance.

2017 Home Fixtures at UCLAN

22/04/2017Lower Youth Development League
30/04/2017Upper Youth Development League
15/07/2017Lower Youth Development League
Currently Preston Harriers are in the following divisions:
Northern Athletics Senior LeagueDivision 1
Upper Youth Development LeaguePremier West
Lower Youth Development LeaguePremier 1
Mid Lancs League MenDivision 1
Mid Lancs League WomenDivision 1
In Addition there are Open Meetings, Sportshall Meetings and, for those aged 11 and over, County and Regional Championship meetings which you must enter (and pay for) as an individual, normally using forms available online or from your coaches.

The Club Track & Field Championships take place over a weekend in early September, at UCLAN Sports Centre.
The 2017 event is on 9/10 September, except the 3000m which will be held on Thur 7th Sept at 7.30pm.
Club Championships 2017 – Timetable & Entry Form