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Mid Lancs Cross Country Championships

We have this season’s Men’s and Women’s individual senior champions in this long established and competitive league. Fields of around 300 athletes (men) and 175 (women) race at six venues over the winter in the senior races, with each competitor’s best four races counting for the awards.

James Douglas has dominated this competition in recent years, winning the title for five consecutive seasons and six times in the last seven years. His fitness and determination are second to none at this level. This year he was pushed all the way by another Cumbrian athlete, Chris Steele representing Team North Cumbria. Each man beat the other twice and deservedly shared the title on 8 points.

A sensational series of runs by the ever green Clare McKeown, at 43 years giving many of her rivals over twenty years, saw her finish top on 9 points from Lancaster & Morecambe’s Caroline Baxter on 11 and Sarah Tipler of Barnoldswick on 13. Clare’s strength in muddy conditions held her in good throughout the season.  Her previous best finishes had been 3rd in 2012/13 and 4th in 2011/12. Inevitably the Veteran 35/45 title is also hers.

Fiona Smith supported Clare regularly, in her first season for us, finishing 21st and 7th Vet 35/45.

Impressive racing saw Neil Orr just pipped to the Under 20 Men’s title by Barrow’s Ross Campbell, who on 13 points scored two less than Neil.

Our Senior Men’s team finished the season third in Division 1 behind champions Barrow and runners up Horwich RMI. A number of our members raced during the winter, but with four finishes Dan Ibbotson took 38th overall individual, 17th Vet 40, and Kevin Hull 45th, 5th Vet 50 yrs.

James Douglas

Clare McKeown

Photo Credits - Steve Angus www.athletesinaction.co.uk

Last updated: 01-04-2015

Road Racing Round Up

Jon Fletcher has won the Lancaster Valentine’s Day 10K, leading throughout to clock 32:34. Teresa Medley, LV 45, was back in 44:10.

Alastair Weymouth, currently studying at Leeds Univ, set a PB of 32:39 in the Trafford 10K

Locally, the Resolution 10K saw James Buis our first finisher, 3rd in 33:21, just outsprinting Bob Hodgson, who set a PB of 33:23. Kev Bell was home in 34:28 in 6th followed by U20 Ciaran Campbell, another setting a PB with 34:49. Stuart Robinson was back soon afterwards in 14th. Vet 50s Kevin Hull and John McGibbon also recorded PBs of 43:06 and 46:55.

Last updated: 27-03-2015

Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

As reported previously, Olivia Mason outpaced her rival Agnes McTighe by four seconds to win her third championship Under 13 title of the winter. Cumbria’s team took 15th place.

An unusually relatively dry Cofton Park in Birmingham saw more top racing on an unusually seasonably day. James Douglas headed the Cumbria Senior Men’s challenge finishing two places higher than in the Nationals in 35th recording 36:25. Fellow Border athletes Matthew Grieve came home in 103rd, fourth counter, and Bob Hodgson in 147th to see the County finish as an impressive tenth team.

Triathlete Jordan Hull finished 83rd in the Under 20 race and Ciaran Campbell 74th in the Under 17s.

A very promising run by Camilla McKnespiey who sped home in 24th place saw the Under 15s finish 12th county. James Salt also made his mark when 38th in the Under 13 Boys; Oliver Dustin gained invaluable experience at this level finishing 140th in the Under 15 Boys.

Last updated: 27-03-2015

National Cross Country Championships 2015

Northern champion Olivia Mason dominated the Under 13 Girls’ race at Parliament Hill Fields beating Agnes McTighe of Stratford on Avon by 12 seconds after leading from the start.  Olivia made light of the mud and hills for a fine victory.

Our Men’s team led by another impressive run from James Douglas in 37th place in 41:41 finished 24th team and 6th Northern club. Harry Earl was just over a couple of minutes further back in 116th supported by Kev Bell 184th, Ross Landon 224th, Bob Hodgson 349th and V45 Steve Angus 543rd. V50 Kevin Hull and Daniel Ibbotson both came home in midfield.

In-form Alastair Weymouth chased the leaders all the way in the Under 20 race. Reading’s Jonathan Davies pulled well clear for the title, but in 8th place Alastair was only a minute behind the bronze medallist.

Rhiannon Silson took 119th in the Senior Women’s race and Ciaran Campbell 56th in the Under 17 Men.

Last updated: 27-03-2015

Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

Olivia Mason became UK Cross Country Champion on Saturday 7th March when she won the U13 girls Inter Counties Cross Country championships in Birmingham, continuing her recent great form. Olivia has now won a remarkable domestic treble of major championships for her age group; the Northern, National and Inter Counties titles. Olivia becomes the first Cumbrian girl in the race’s 40 years history to win the U13 girls title – a superb achievement! Well Done Olivia.

Olivia Mason Inter Counties

Last updated: 15-03-2015

Annan River Races 2015

The 2015 running of the annual Annan River Races take place on Sunday 1st March, at Everholm, Annan.  Information poster can be found Here. Entry Form.

Last updated: 20-02-2015

Northern Cross Country Championships

Border Harriers’ own Olivia Mason became Northern Cross Country Champion on 24th January.  The following report is from the Times & Star newspaper.

Olivia Mason took a stunning victory in the North of England Cross Country championships at Pontefract racecourse in Wakefield on Saturday 24th January. The 13-year-old Border Harrier from Branthwaite, Workington was running in the U13 girl’s race and lined up against a quality field of 196 runners from across the North of England. The course was mainly flat with a few undulating sections and was quite muddy in places following recent rain and snow but the weather for the race stayed dry. Read More.

Last updated: 09-02-2015

Border Harriers AGM 2015

The Border Harriers AGM will be held on Friday 30th January 2015 at the Meeting Room at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle. The meeting will now start at a later time of 7:30pm.

Last updated: 27-01-2015

Border Harriers AGM 2015

A reminder that the Border Harriers AGM will be held on Friday 30th January 2015 at the Meeting Room at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle. The meeting will start at 7:00pm.  The AGM is a good opportunity for you to raise any concerns or offer any suggestions regarding the running of the club. All welcome, and Tea and Biscuits will be provided.

Last updated: 09-01-2015

Nick Miller Review of 2014

For most of the 2014 season Nick has been in 1st place in the British Senior hammer rankings (Power of 10). He also holds the Under 23 number 1 ranking.

In June 2014, at Birmingham, Nick took first place in the hammer throw at the Sainsbury’s British Championships, winning the senior-level national event. Read More.

Last updated: 11-01-2015

Border Harriers AGM 2015

Border Harriers AGM will be held on Friday 30th January 2015 at the Meeting Room at the Sheepmount Athletics Stadium in Carlisle. The meeting will start at 7:00pm.  The AGM is a good opportunity for you to raise any concerns or offer any suggestions regarding the running of the club. All welcome and Tea and Biscuits will be provided.

Last updated: 26-10-2014

Annual Presentation Night

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Border Harriers Annual Presentation night will be held on Friday 7th November 2014 at Creighton Rugby Club, Carlisle followed by a disco. Starting at 7:30pm till Midnight. Buffet provided. Entry £5 paid on the door.

Last updated: 26-10-2014

2014/2015 Cross Country Season

Border Harriers compete in the Cumbria Cross Country the Mid-Lancs Cross Country Leagues.

 

The Cumbria Cross Country League is a friendly league with a number of low key races suited to all standards.  A good introduction to cross country running.  All senior races start 1:10pm, junior races at all fixtures start from 12 noon.

The fixtures for the 2014/2015 season are:-

Oct 11th: Cockermouth (just past School on Embleton Road).

Nov 8th: Keswick, Fitz Park.

Now 22nd: Venue TBC.

Dec 6th: Penrith, Frenchfields.

Dec 14th: Carlisle, Sheepmount. Incorporating Cumbria Vets Champs - separate entry reqd.

Jan 3rd: County Cross Country Champs, Penrith.

 

For further information please contact Noel Hakeman on (01434) 321385. Entry forms (complete and bring on race day) can be found Here.

 

The Mid-Lancs Cross Country League has larger fields than Cumbria League, and a better standard of competition.

The fixtures for the 2014/2015 season are:-

Oct 25th: Wilson Playing Fields, Hyndburn.

Nov 15th: Thorncliffe, Barrow-in-Furness.

Nov 29th: Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Jan 10th: Townley Park, Burnley.

Feb 14th: Lawsons Ground, Blackpool.

Mar 7th: Rylands Park, Lancaster.

 

If you would like to compete in the Mid Lancs League please contact James Douglas for more information.  More details and results can be found at http://www.midlancs.org.uk/

Last updated: 11-10-2014

Nick Miller - Bowerman Watch List

Nick Miller has been nominated as 1 of 15 athletes in the USA Universities for the top athlete of the year award. More information can be found Here.

Last updated: 24-05-2014

Nick Miller - Big 12

Nick continues to develop and increase his PB. Last weekend (Fri 16th May) he was throwing in the "Big 12" comp at Lubbock, Texas and once again set new heights. He had a great series (apart from the first round when ne possibly slipped) of 62.78m, 73.09m, 71.54m, 73.79m, Foul, and 74.38m. His best of 74.38m was a new PB, a new Collegiate record, a new Big 12 record beating the previous record by 3m, and a new stadium record.

This is an incredible performance for last week his performance won the event for him by 29cm, so competition was fierce but at this meeting the second place threw 58+m. So Nick could have won with any of his throws.  This increases his lead in Britain by a further centimeter and he is currently No2 in the World U23 rankings and 20th overall.

Last updated: 12-06-2014

Nick Miller - Wildcat Invitation

A couple of weekend ago (Sat 10th May), Nick Miller was competed in the Wildcat Invitation event in Kansas, and he improved his best of the season (which was at 71.30m) and his PB, (which was 71.60, achieved in the 2013 season) several times with a throws series of 71.35m, 74.15m, 73.06m, 74.37m, and 72.81.

This produced for Nick his best ever throwing series.  This throw, of 74.37m, took him to No.1 in GB topping the "Power of 10", top of the NCAA (National Collegiate All American) rankings and a new University record. He now has 3 events left in the USA for this season with the "Big 12" comp, next weekend before the "Regional and National finals" over the following few weeks.

Last updated: 24-05-2014

Cumbria Track and Field Champs

At the Cumbria County Track and Field Championships on Saturday 24th May 2014, as in 2013 there is a Football Festival at the Sheepmount on this day and competitors, etc, are asked not to go directly to the Sheepmount in your car to park, as you will be turned away by the stewards. Please use nearby public car parks.

Last updated: 19-05-2014

London Marathon - Mini Marathon

Oliver Dustin and Olivia Mason have both been selected to represent the North West of England in the respective Boys and Girls U13 Mini Marathon races at this years London Marathon. Obviously this is a fantastic opportunity for them both to run in front of a huge crowd and TV cameras at the same race where Mo Farah makes his long awaited London Marathon debut. The 6 strong team from the region was selected based on performances in the Northern, National and Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to both athletes on their selection and Good Luck.

Olivia Mason and Oliver Dustin

Last updated: 25-03-2014

Miller Takes Second on Day One of NCAA Indoors

Oklahoma State’s Nick Miller threw a massive personal best to take second place in the weight throw, on day one of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday 14th March. Read More.

A video taken from the event can be seen, Here.

Last updated: 17-03-2014

Border Harriers AGM

The Border Harriers & AC 2014 Annual General Meeting is being held in the meeting room on the first floor at the Sands Centre, Carlisle, commencing at 7.30pm on Friday 31st January 2014. You are entitled to vote and encouraged to give your support by attending the meeting.

This is your best opportunity to influence the way in which your club is managed as you have the opportunity to voice your opinion. Please give a couple of hours of your time to attend and therefore support the club. The AGM Agenda can be found Here.

Last updated: 29-01-2014

2013 Club Rankings

Border Harriers 2013 Club Rankings are available now on the Club Rankings page.

Last updated: 21-01-2014

Northern Athletics

The following article has been published on the Northern Athletics website. Please take time to read the article and fill out the questionnaire.

“We are publishing an online survey in which athletes, coaches, officials and general club members can express their opinions on the future of Northern Athletics prior to consultation meetings which will be held in February/March. Conclusions will be used as evidence in presentations to England Athletics.

As many of you may already be aware NA is likely to cease operations in the next two to three years if additional funding is not forthcoming. Please take part in our short survey and tell us what you want with regard to the future of Northern competition.

Please submit your replies by 14th February. Thank you for your assistance.”.

A link to the questionnaire can be found, Here.

Last updated: 21-01-2014

2013/2014 Cross Country Season

Border Harriers compete in the Cumbria Cross Country the Mid-Lancs Cross Country Leagues.


The Cumbria Cross Country League is a friendly league with a number of low key races suited to all standards.  A good introduction to cross country running.  All senior races start 1:10pm, junior races at all fixtures start from 12 noon.

The fixtures for the 2013/2014 season are:-

Sept 28th: Cockermouth, just past school on Embleton Road
Oct 12th: Maryport, Netherhall
Nov 9th: Carlisle, Sheepmount (TBC)
Nov 23rd or 30th: Penrith, Frenchfields School (TBC)
Dec 7th: Keswick, Fitz Park (incorporates Cumbria AA Vets Championship)


The Mid-Lancs Cross Country League has larger fields than Cumbria League, and a better standard of competition.

The fixtures for the 2013/2014 season are:-

Oct 26th: Townley Park, Burnley
Nov 23rd: Sefton Park, Liverpool (Inc McCain Cross Challenge and Euro Trials)
Dec 14th: Wilson Playing Fields, Hyndburn
Jan 11th: Thorncliffe, Barrow-in-Furness
Feb 8th: Lancaster University
Mar 1st: Crooklands, Kendal

If you would like to compete in the Mid Lance League please contact James Douglas for more information.  More details and results can be found at http://www.midlancs.org.uk/

Last updated: 15-09-2013

Entry Forms for the 2015 Cumbria County Track and Field Champs are available now. Here. Border Harriers April Open Meeting on Sunday 12th April, Entry Forms now available. Here.

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Entry Forms

Border Harriers 2015 April Open Meeting. Entry Form.
Cumbria County T and F Champs. Entry Form.