Wed 3 April 2019, Stanley Park, Blackpool
A record inter club race field of 455 runners were on the start line for the first race in the 2019 series, including 59 from Preston Harriers. A chilly evening with a rain shower in the first mile welcomed the runners to the 4 mile race, of two laps around Stanley Park.
The men’s team, led home by David Rigby (2nd) Wes Wilkinson (6th), Nathan Hilditch (9th) and Niall Malone (11th), finished second behind Wesham. Completing the team were William Metcalf (23rd), Simon Robinson (25th), Lee Foley (27th), Andy Whaley (29th), Steve Hallas (41st) and Marius Kovacs (43rd). Preston Harriers won the Vet 50 category, the team members being Mark Lee (52nd), Billy Johnstone (54th), Dave Watson (55th) and Neil MacDonald (69th). First lady home was Jenny Wren (140th) with Kate Lakeland (179th), Vicki Sherrington (236th), Libby Bryan (238th) and Jade Bebbington (244th) making up the team.