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Northern’s and National Cross Country Entries

Northern’s and National Cross Country Entries If anyone wished to enter the Northern Cross Country Championship at Pontefract, West Yorkshire on Saturday 28th January 2012 and/or the National Cross Country Championship at Parliament Hill, London on Saturday 25th February 2012 … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 15km Rivington Reservoirs

Sunday 6th November 2011 15km run around Rivington Reservoirs, Bolton Sundays run is 15km flat around the reservoirs in Rivinton – Starting from Castle Car park opposite Rivington and Blackrod High School, up along past the barn and Go Ape, … Continue reading

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Harriers Road Group – Week 8 -31st October 2011

Harriers Road Group – Week 8 -31st October 2011 Week 8 Week 8, 2nd week of speed mesocycle and the track session is going to be a little different from what we have done before as the focus is going … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 12km Rivington

Sunday 30th October 2011 12km run around Rivington, Bolton Sundays run is 12km fairly flat around Rivington – Starting from Horwich sports centre up to the Pike then down to Pigeon Tower car park to Rivington Reservoir before heading back … Continue reading

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FRA Navigation Course – 23 to 25 September 2011

FRA Navigation Course – 23 to 25 September 2011 I attended the FRA Navigation Course in Elterwater last week and can wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn or brush up on their navigation skills. The weekend was extremely … Continue reading

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SEL – 30 Oct – Clayton Vale

South East Lancs Fixture List The South East Lancs fixture for this coming weekend is at Clayton Vale, and there was an error on the Cross Country website page which stated the wrong venue for SE Lancs.  The entry from … Continue reading

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Harriers Road Group – Week 7 -24th October 2011

Hi All, Thanks and well done to everyone who ran in the relay earlier on Sunday, we got some good times in and there was a pretty good turn out with a dozen teams or so entered, mostly Harriers but some other … Continue reading

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Beginner Sunday Runs

Sunday Runs I am going to start with a new set of sundays with a focus on shorter ones that are around the 5/6mile distance, or 10k, the aim will be to split into two groups, one fast paced group with a focus … Continue reading

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Beginners Road Group Track Sessions

Beginner Road Group Track Sessions Dates – 20th Sept, 4th and 18th Oct, 1st and 15th Nov, 6th and 20th Dec For Bolton Arena you need to go to the athletics track at the back of the Arena; this is … Continue reading

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Sunday Run – 12km run around Anglezark

Sunday 16th October 2011 12km run around Anglezark Sundays run is 12km fairly flat around Anglezark – Easy pace group following on from last weeks 10km, this now adds another 2km to the distance, but will be done at a … Continue reading

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Training with Attitude – Trail & Fell Relay

Horwich RMI Harriers Trail & Fell Relay Sunday 23rd October – Training with Attitude Start 10.00 at the Car Park opposite Rivington School (635129) This is to be a mixed team relay training event with prizes for the best teams. … Continue reading

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87th Annual Horwich AGM

87th Annual Horwich AGM 18th October 2011 Arena 8pm Below is the agenda for the AGM but I would like to bring to you attention the positions of Vice Chairman, Treasurer and two ordinary committee members that are vacant on … Continue reading

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Website downtime

Website downtime The Harriers website may experience some outage this week due to server maintenance as we are migrated to new servers. There is little that I can do about this and hopefully all of the downtime will be during … Continue reading

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Beginners 10k Trail Run

9th October 2011 Sunday run 10k around Rivington Meet up at the Castle car park for 9am for a 10k trail run around lower Rivington – from Castle car park, down to castle, lower barn, Upper Rivington and Yarrow reservoir, … Continue reading

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Gin Pit 5 – 2nd October 2011

Gin Pit 5 2nd October 2011 Nine Harriers turned out for the Gin Pit 5, the last of the Central Lancs Grand Prix races, and despite a little drizzle earlier in the day, the weather held for the fun run, and then … Continue reading

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Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay 2nd Oct 2011

Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay 2nd Oct 2011 We entered a Vets and Mixed team into the 24th running of the IHMR 2011. Thanks to all who shared lifts and running partners for another memorable event. The Vets managed a very … Continue reading

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Cross Country 2011

Cross Country 2011 Enter on the day! Don’t forget that ALL the leagues will take entrants on the day so check your diaries, find your muddy trainers and we’ll see you at a cross country course near you in the … Continue reading

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Langdale Full/Half Marathon

Langdale Half and Full Marathon 2011 24th September 2011 Set in the heart of the lakes just north of Windermere the Langdale races are always picturesque, scenic and very hilly; and this year nearly four hundred runners turned up in … Continue reading

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Great North Run 2011

Great North Run 18th Sept 2011 Well done to both of the Harriers who turned out in Newcastle for the 30th Great North Run, Trevor continuing with more half marathons following on from Freckleton, and Julie doing most of teh … Continue reading

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Quadkids Competition – Greater Manchester Athletics Networks

Quadkids Competition Greater Manchester Athletics Networks On Sunday 25th September 2011, Horwich RMI Harriers & AC entered 2 teams, Horwich Lions (Under 11’s) and Horwich Tigers (Under 9’s) in the first ever GM Athletics Network Quadkids Competition. Held at Winton, … Continue reading

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Swinton 10mile road race

Congratulations to James Kevan who won the Swinton 10 mile road race over the weekend, establishing a new course record previously set last year by Martyn Bell, and making this the second year a Horwich RMI Harrier has won, and … Continue reading

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World Mountain running Championship

World Mountain running Championship Tirana Albania James Kevan competed in the World Mountain running Championship in Tirana Albania, The elite mountain runners from across the world were treated to an insight into the culture of Albania and the impressive landscapes … Continue reading

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Cross Country Season 2011 – 12

Horwich RMI Harriers Cross Country Season 2011 – 12 This season, once again, we are making our main focus the Mid Lancs Cross Country League. Having gained promotion into the top division last season, we need to turn out to … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI Harriers and AC AGM 2011

Horwich RMI Harriers and AC AGM 2011 8pm, Tuesday 18th October in the Arena All members are invited to the 2011 Horwich RMI Harriers AGM that is to be held at Bolton Arena, Middlebrook, on the 18th October 2011 at … Continue reading

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Hill Sessions – Thursday

Just a quick reminder that the Hill Sessions organised by Steve Pearson on Thursday nights will now have a meeting point at the bottom of Foxholes for 6:30pm.

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Mike Ogle

Sad news to hear of the death of Mike Ogle, a blind runner who was a well known and regular competitor on the racing circuit representing Chorley Harriers. Mike , 62, had been taking part in the Burnsall Feast Sports … Continue reading

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NO TRAINING at the track for Wednesday 17th and 24th August

NO TRAINING at the track for Wednesday 17th and 24th August

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Harriers Christmas Do

Harriers Christmas Do 2011 Saturday 3rd December This years Christmas Do is on Saturday 3rd December, at Rivington Barn Group Disco Luxury Buffet £37.50 per head Deposit £10 payable to Brenda Hesketh 668183 ASAP 30 places limit

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Raise money for the club

Raise money for the club The Ironman Tri which is being run on Sunday 31st July, a little over a week away, is offering to give a donation of £20 for each marshal that a club is able to provide … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI Harriers Trail & Fell Relay

Horwich RMI Harriers Trail & Fell Relay Sunday 23rd Oct Training with Attitude This is to be a mixed team relay training event with prizes for the best teams Mixed Teams of 6 over 4 legs Leg 1 individual runner … Continue reading

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Coope’s Dozen

Coope’s Dozen This is an 18 mile round of twelve local tops that has in the past been completed in 2 hours 35 minutes.  For many years (not 2010) it has been undertaken as a social run on the Saturday … Continue reading

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Radcliffe 3 Day Challenge 14th-16th July

Rob Jackson was the only Horwich Harrier to compete in all three races, but he successfully won the overall 3 Day Title with three super runs. Rob finished 3rd (1st vet) in the Bull Hill Fell Race at Hawkshaw and … Continue reading

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Arena Grass Pitch Closed

Arena Grass Pitch Closed Bolton Arena have informed us that there is now maintenance works taking place on the grass pitch and as a result the pitch is now closed until 11th September to allow for re-seeding which took place … Continue reading

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The Senior Presentation evening

The Senior Presentation evening Hey up Folks The Senior Presentation evening will be held at the Spice Valley Indian Restaurant (upstairs room) on Thursday the 21st July, meet at 7.15pm. The cost will be £10.00 per head with the remainder … Continue reading

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Adrian Selby’s brothers charity Iron Man

Adrian Selby Last month a very close friend of mine and long time member of Horwich RMI Harriers Adrian Selby sadly passed away after a long illness. During his 16 years as a member of the Harriers I was team … Continue reading

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Thurs 21st July Hill session

Change of training venue for the 21st July Thursday Hills session Thursday 21st July This will now start from the rough car park on the Left hand side of the road coming out of Belmont towards Rivington just past the Blue … Continue reading

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Senior Presentation of Awards Evening 2010/2011

Senior Presentation of Awards Evening 2010/2011 We are now in a position to host the 2010/2011 Awards Evening and would appreciate a quick email (peterbland@btinternet.com) stating one of the following dates which is best for you Thursday 21st July Friday 22nd … Continue reading

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Sweatshop Chorley Park 4.4 Trail Race

Sweatshop Chorley Park 4.4 Trail Race Wednesday 6th July 2011 Three harriers turned out for the third in this years Chorley Park 4.4 Trail series, with the weather barely holding off and a light but warm drizzle towards the end, … Continue reading

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Sweatshop Chorley Park 5k Series

Sweatshop Chorley Park 5k Series Friday 29th April Four Harriers turned out for the fourth and final race of the 17th Friday Night Chorley Park 5k series, with bright sunny conditions and a good turnout of 53 runners, the series … Continue reading

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No Track Training on Monday 4th July

No Track Training on Monday 4th July There is NO TRAINING on the track Monday 4th July 2011 as track has been booked by the local primary schools of Horwich and we have been asked to help out judging etc … Continue reading

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Rochdale Harriers Three Day Even

The 17th Annual 2011 Rochdale Harriers Three Day Event took place between 10th-12th June at Norden. The event involves three demanding races on consecutive days-10 KM Road Race, 10KM Multi-terrain Race and 10KM (1300ft ascent) knowl Hill Fell Race. Two Horwich Harriers completed … Continue reading

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Margaret Greenwood Cowm Reservoir Race

Margaret Greenwood Cowm Reservoir Race Whitworth, Lancashire – 24th May 2011 Rob Jackson was the only Horwich Harrier taking part in the Margaret Greenwood Cowm Reservoir race, finishing 2nd overall on a windy but sunny evening. Full results can be found on http://www.ukresults.net/2011/greenwood.html

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Stanhill Fell Race

Stanhill Fell Race, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire 17th May 2011 Two Harriers travelled to Oswaldtwistle for the 16th Stanhill Fell Race.  An out and back, muddy 5 mile course, with the 800 feet of climb all in the first half which leads … Continue reading

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Harrock Hill – Wed 25th May

Harrock Hill 5 Harriers were at the 1st of the 4 race Harrock Hill series. Paul Muller had a great race finishing 6th (1st M50) in 33.59.  In 10th & 1st M40, was new member Andy Lloyd who ran a … Continue reading

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2nd – 5th June Arena Closed

Please be aware that the Bolton Arena Track & Field will be closed for a four day period from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June inclusive. This is due to the national event of the Reebok Crossfit taking place … Continue reading

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Great Manchester Run

Bupa Great Manchester Run 2011 We had nine runners take part in today’s Great Manchester Run. Name Position Time Gareth Booth 76 33:39 Martyn Bell 79 34:21 Robert Jackson 82 34:38 Albert Sunter 691 41:41 Paul Kaye 802 42:03 Alexandra … Continue reading

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Chorley Harriers Trail Series

Chorley Harriers Trail Series 4th May 2011 Four Harriers took part in the first of this 4 race series.  Glyn Kay had a great outing grabbing 2nd place in 25.46  The team finished 5th overall with Paul Boardman in 13th … Continue reading

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5th May – Bolton Arena Closure

Please be aware that the Bolton Arena facilities are closed on the 5th May due to the local elections and so there will not be any training at the Arena on Thursday.

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London Marathon 2011

London Marathon 2011 Sunday 17th April 2011 The club had a total of six runners in this years London marathon who joined nearly 35,000 others who successfully completed the 26 miles (and 385 yards) around London. Name Time Position Gareth Booth 02:50:06 … Continue reading

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A Flying Visit To Madrid

Madrid Marathon Sunday 17th April At the same time as the London marathon is being run, there is also the Madrid marathon and here is a link to a report from Ed Swift who ran it. Flew out to Madrid … Continue reading

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