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V50 Needed Urgently

V50 Needed Urgently We desperately need a Veteran over fifty for the O/50 Team for The British Fell Relay in Llanberis this Sunday contact Tony Hesketh for more information on 01204 668183 or 07552657789 Tony Hesketh

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Race to Remember 29th Sept

Race to Remember 29th Sept This trail race held at Scorton was blessed with good weather and over 120 runners, the course was very scenic around the Trough of Bowland all proceeds went to the Alzimers charity and one of … Continue reading

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Veteran Men 50 Team British Fell Relay

Veteran Men 50 Team British Fell Relay Llanberis 20th October Unfortunately due to injuries and illness we have had to rearrange the Vet 50 Team and it is as follows Leg 1 Phil Dewhurst Leg 2 Doug Flemming & Gary … Continue reading

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Hades Hill Mullti Terrain 5 Mile Race 5th Sept

Hades Hill Mullti Terrain 5 Mile Race 5th Sept A field of just over 120 runners assembled in Whitworth for this popular race with conditions ideal for racing , The race was won by J Tighe after a superb descent first … Continue reading

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Junior Fell Championships 2013

Junior Fell Championships 2013 Due to Darwen Gala dropping their junior races this Saturday it has been decided to put Thievley Pike in our junior fell championship. The race is at Cliviger near Burnley on 28th September starting at 11.00 … Continue reading

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Radcliffe 3 Day Event 11/12/ 13 th July

Radcliffe 3 Day Event 11/12/ 13 th July This event comprises of 3 races fell, x.c and Trail each race allows none eventers to run so in some cases you are competing against fresh legs if people just enter a … Continue reading

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British Fell Relay 20th October 2013

British Fell Relay 20th October 2013 Any vets over 50 and under 75 who would like to run and have not yet given there names in to Tony Hesketh please do so ASAP. If you do not let him know … Continue reading

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Tockholes Fell Race 6th July 9.3 k/ 335m

Tockholes Fell Race 6th July 9.3 k/ 335m Another race and another win for Chris Farrell in this low key fell race, with conditions being the hottest ever times were generally slower with runners making sure they finished, Chris won … Continue reading

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Aggies Staircase Fell Race 20th June

Aggies Staircase Fell Race 20th June 2013 A lovely evening for racing greeted over 130 runners for this popular race Chris Farrell was second to Danny Hope of Pudsey with Danny only dropping Chris on the final descent and considering … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI Harriers & AC Christmas Do

Horwich RMI Harriers & AC Christmas Do Venue – Rivington Barn Date – 22nd December 2012 from 8pm till 12.30am Tickets £38.50 Available from Brenda Hesketh Come and support the club and have a night out in the wonderful surroundings … Continue reading

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Swinton 10miles Road Race

 Swinton 10miles Road Race The 3rd annual Swinton 10miles Road Race took place on a cloudy, breezy morning over the undulating course which replaced the original Swinton Half Marathon which was held for 30 years. The race incorporated the latest … Continue reading

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2012 AGM – Horwich RMI Harriers & AC

2012 Horwich RMI Harriers & AC AGM Wednesday 17th October Bolton Arena Any items for the agenda please forward to p.ramsdale@ntlworld.com before 6th October Any proposals for life membership or amendments to the clubs constitution, please forward an email to … Continue reading

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Cross Country Fixture List 2012/13

Cross Country season for this year starts soon – see the cross country page for details of the fixtures and entry form. Continue reading

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Pennington Flash 5 mile trail race

Pennington Flash 5 mile trail race 7 Harriers turned out for this Central Lancs Grand Prix race ran along dusty trails on a red hot afternoon. Gareth Booth was our first runner home finishing in 6th and it was great … Continue reading

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Fleming Trophy 2012

Fleming Trophy 2012 31 youngsters took part in the 2012 Fleming Trophy Handicap Race on Wednesday 1st August. Tony and Brenda Hesketh took on the task of organising the annual event on a normal junior training night from the Arena.  … Continue reading

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Fleming Cup – Juniors

Fleming Cup (Juniors 8 to 16years) 1st August 6.30 from Bolton Arena This race is over 30 years old and is very much in Horwich RMI Harriers history and used to take place along Chorley New Road until Childrens safety … Continue reading

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Rochdale 3 Day Event Race

Rochdale 3 Day Event Race The 18th Annual Rochdale 3 Day Event Race took place at Norden from Fri 8th-Sun 10th June. The event involves three tough races on consecutive days-10km Road Race, 10km Multi-terrain Race and finally the demanding … Continue reading

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Thursday Training Cancelled

Fielden Cup replaces Thursday Training Sessions With the Fielden Cup taking place on Thursday this week, then the usual training sessions are not going to take place, and instead anyone who would normally train with Steve Pearson is asked to … Continue reading

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Fielden Cup 2012

Horwich RMI Harriers – Fielden Cup 26th April 2012 This years Fielden Cup is being held over a different course and will run along Georges Lane towards Pike Cottage, starting near the Jolly Crofters. Registration is £2 and is open … Continue reading

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Rivington Pike Race – Junior 2012

Junior Pike Race 2012 A smaller than usual number of entrants ran the 2012 Junior pike race on Saturday 7th April. The competition was just as high as usual and Horwich made their contribution to the day’s racing. In the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Track Session Car Parking

Just a warning for anyone at the track on Tuesday night this week- there is a Fun Fair set up on the overflow car park next to the Arena – so there may be limited car parking space available for … Continue reading

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Beginner Session – Sunday Run – 1st April 2012

Horiwch RMI Harriers Beginners Group Sunday Run 1st April  2012 – Lower Rivington 5k Sunday runs are back to normal non-marathon and I am doing a 5k and a 10k one rolled into one run, and the starter is an … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 25th March 2012

Horiwch RMI Harriers Beginners Group Sunday Run 25th March 2012 – Dimple, Witton Weavers and Jumbles Sunday’s run is a nice and easy relaxed saunter route around Wayoh, Jumbles, and Turton&Entwistle reservoirs – there are two meet up points, which … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI 2011/12 Awards

Horwich RMI 2011/12 Awards 9th March 2012 Men’s overall club champion 1 D.Jackson £20 D.Vickers Cup 2 D.Fleming £10 3 G.Chadderton £10 Ladies overall club champion 1 S.Budgett £20 J.Knight Cup Mens vets overall club champion 1 D.Jackson £20 N.Matthews … Continue reading

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Are you able to run on Saturday

A very busy weekend with intercounties cross country and trafford 10k etc etc means we didnt have a massive response for the relay so we have 2 teams at the moment but need to make up two members for the … Continue reading

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Do you want to be on telly

DO YOU WANT TO BE ON TV? We are looking for fell runners, for a Seven Sea’s advert we are looking for people to come along on Monday in Prestwich between 12-2pm.Are you racing this weekend? Could we come along?MANCHESTER … Continue reading

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9th March 2012 – Presentation Evening

Horwich RMI Harriers & AC Senior & Junior Presentation Evening Friday 9th March 2012 Horwich RMI Club 7 -11pm Pasty & Peas Supper on arrival This year the evening will incorporate the Track & Field, Fell, Road and Cross Country … Continue reading

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Thursday – Prediction Race

Prediction Race Thursday 23rd Feb 2012 @ 6.30pm + Low key prediction race starting at Cooke Street, Horwich. (nr Mill Lane/Church Street junction). The Route will be as follows; Cooke Street-Wallsuches-Georges Lane-Wilderswood-Mast-Two Lads (via wall)-Burnt Edge- Georges Lane-Jolly Crofters-Wallsuches-Foxholes-Cooke Street. … Continue reading

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Normal Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race

Normal Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race 30th Winter Hill Fell Race (Sunday 12th Feb 2012) I would like to thank everyone who helped to make today’s event run smoothly. Without the marshals, time keepers and the Mountain Rescue the race could not … Continue reading

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CANCELLED – Pennine Bridle Relay

I am sorry to say the Pennine Bridleway Relay is cancelled due to bad underfoot weather conditions Thank you all for you commitment to the event Could you please text/phone/facebook/talk/semaphor/twitter/Blackberry messaging to any other team members Thoughts Cheers Steve Pearson

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Winter Hill – Marshals Needed

Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race 10am Sunday 12th Feb 2012 Marshals Needed This years Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race takes place on the 12th February this year and the race depends upon the support and good will of … Continue reading

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CANCELLED – Noon Stone Fell Race 2012

To club representitives, I am contacting you to let you know that the NOON STONE FELL RACE 2012 ( 25/02/2012) has been cancelled due to environmental reasons. I hope it will be possible for you to let your members know … Continue reading

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Darwen Tower Fell Race

Darwen Tower Fell Race Sunday morning saw a good turn out for Horwich Harriers at the Darwen Tower Fell Race. New member Paul Jackson made a solid start to his Horwich career, finishing 38th in 41:49. Another Horwich first timer … Continue reading

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London Marathon Numbers 2012

London Marathon Numbers 2012 We have five entries for 2012 London Marathon which the club would like to distribute to members who would like to run. These entries will be allocated firstly to any club members who entered and were … Continue reading

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HOSPITAL RUN THURSDAY 22nd DECEMBER

HOSPITAL RUN THURSDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2011 The Hospital Run this year will take place on Thursday 22nd December 2011 and consist of the normal 10.5 mile route. For anyone unfamiliar with this traditional club training run it takes a route … Continue reading

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Red Rose XC 2011-12

Red Rose XC 2011-12 The RR committee met on Wednesday 7th Dec to confirm positions and sort trophies for the current season. Our winners are confirmed as Lyndsey Brindle 2nd lady overall, Suzanne Budgett first lady vet and Tony Hesketh … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 11th December 2011 – 14km Trail

Sunday Run – 11th December 2011 Rivington, Lead Mines and the Pike 14km Trail Sundays run is going to start from the Lower Barn, the run follows the reservoir around and the back past the war memorial and the old lead mines, … Continue reading

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Harriers Road Group – Week 13 – 5th December 2011

Week 13 Training Plan – W/c Mon 5th December 2011 This is the start of a new mesocycle of 6 weeks and we move onto strength work, so more hill work and fewer but longer rep work; Tuesday is the track and … Continue reading

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Harriers Road Group – Week 12 -28th November 2011

Week 12 Training Plan – W/c Mon 28th November Week 12, final week of the speed mesocycle and for anyone following the cycles then this is a medium week – again, 5 sessions per week with a couple of days recovery or easy cross training, and … Continue reading

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Liverpool SEL Cross Country

Liverpool SEL Cross Country Liverpool SEL Cross CountryCongrats to all the Harriers, young and old, who turned out a Liverpool on Saturday. They included Jonathan Birchall (U13), Joseph Howe, Phoebe Howe, Sophie Myers, Nathan Townsend and Cameron Critchley(U15) Zac Howe, … Continue reading

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Windmill 10K on Sunday 13 November

Windmill 10K on Sunday 13 November Six members of the Beginners Road Group  represented Horwich RMI Harriers, along with Paul Muller, at the Windmill 10K on Sunday 13 November at a very pleasant Lytham St Annes. A fast and flat … Continue reading

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Xmas Heptathlon Mon 5th Dec 2011

Xmas Heptathlon Mon 5th Dec 2011 (6-8pm followed by Presentation in Cafe) Our 6th Annual Sponsored Xmas Heptathlon takes place – indoors on Monday 5th December 2011. It takes place from 6.00pm sharp! It’s a team event and a great … Continue reading

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Annual Christine Navan Cowm Reservoir Race

Annual Christine Navan Cowm Reservoir Race On Sunday (6th Nov) morning in perfect, sunny conditions Horwich Harrier Rob Jackson was the outright winner of the Annual Christne Navan Cowm Reservoir Multi-Terrain Race at Whitworth. Full results can be found here … Continue reading

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Xmas Track and Field Details

Important Notice for Winter Dec 2011/Jan 2012 XMAS HOLIDAYS (Mike’s, Trevor’s, Kelly’s & Tiff’s Groups) SO NO TRAINING WED 21st DEC, 28th DEC 2011 & 4th JAN 2012. ALSO NOTE: DECEMBER & JANUARY TRAINING TIMES – 6.30pm to 7.30pm/7.45pm Parents, … Continue reading

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Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile Rd race

Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile Rd race James Kevan competed in the sixtieth running of the of the oldest 10 mile road race on Saturday 19th November. The race stared in Brampton and finished at the Sands Centre in Carlisle. … Continue reading

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Harriers Road Group – Week 11 -21st November 2011

Harriers Road Group – Week 11 -21st November 2011 Week 11 Training Plan Week 11, 5th week of the speed mesocycle and for anyone following the cycles then this is the second hard week – again, 6 sessions per week with … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 16km Rivington Reservoirs

Sunday Run – 20th November 2011 Rivington Reservoirs, The Pike, Bolton Sundays run is 16km starting at the Castle car park, following the trails along upper reservoir, around Anglezarke Reservoir and then climbing up past the Wellington memorial, down to … Continue reading

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Harriers Road Group – Week 10 -14th November 2011

Harriers Road Group – Week 10 -14th November 2011 Week 10 Week 10, 4th week of the speed mesocycle and for anyone following the cycles then this is the first hard week – so 6 sessions per week with just … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 15km Winter Hill

Sunday Run – 13th November 2011 Rivington, Winter Hill, Bolton Sundays run is 15km starting at the Castle car park, running up towards and through Wilderswood and past Two Lads, down towards Smithills and then climbing up towards the mast, … Continue reading

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Help at Bolton, Leverhulme Park Cross Country 12th Nov

Help at Bolton, Leverhulme Park Cross Country 12th Nov On Saturday Bolton Harriers host the third round of the Red Rose Cross Country races for the 2011-2012 season. I am looking for some help/support with marshalling the early races for … Continue reading

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