Lancaster nostalgia: Skerton Harriers

A change of sport for local football historian Terry Ainsworth who goes back to January 9 1909 to feature a combined team of Lancaster Primrose, Friends and Skerton Harriers when they met Sutton Harriers and Athletic Club over an eight-and-a-half-mile course through Scotforth to Thurnham, returning along Cockerham Road to the Lancaster Royal Infirmary.

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 8:30 am
1909 Lancaster Harriers v Sutton Harriers.

Sutton Harriers, who were former national champions, proved too strong on the day in what was a close finish.

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The first five to complete the course for Lancaster were J Hall (Primrose) sixth in 53 minutes and 58 seconds, A Gardner (Friends) 7th, J Ellwood (8th), J Towers (9th ), J Robinson (11th) and T Parkinson (12th).