Preston Harriers continued their dominance of the Inter Club Fell Series at the final race at Tockholes on Thursday 5 July, to ensure that the Harriers won 4 out of 5 team prizes in the series – Overall Team, Vet 40, Vet 50 and Vet 60 teams, with the ladies improving to 2nd place.
In the individual categories Harriers finished first in 5 out of 7 categories – Richard Smith (Men), Jon Green (MV40), John Rainford (MV50) and Vicki Sherrington (Women & WV40). Other individual trophy winners were Jon Green (2nd Men), Simon Collins (3rd Men), Andy Whaley (2nd MV40), Alan Appleby (2nd MV60) and Olga Wiggins (2nd Women).
This was a true team effort, and great to see the traditional fell runners joined by those more accustomed to road races. There were no less than 19 individual runners contributing to the team’s successes, as follows:
Overall Team – Andy Whaley (4 races), Richard Smith (3), Jon Green (3), Andy Harrison (3), Simon Collins (3), John Rainford (3) & Oliver Heaton (1).
Vet 40 – Andy Whaley (4 races), Jon Green (3), John Rainford (3), Dave Parkington (1), John Griffiths (1), Roger Taylor (1) & Colin Shuttleworth (1).
Vet 50 – John Rainford (3 races), John Griffiths (2), Roger Taylor (2), Colin Shuttleworth (2), Dave Parkington (1) & Steve Bamber (1).
Vet 60 – Alan Appleby (4 races), Mick McLoughlin (2), Steve Taylor (2).
Women – Vicki Sherrington (3 races), Olga Wiggins (3), Jenny Wren (2) & Robyn Anderson (1).