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Xmas Do

Xmas Do 12th December 2015 Christmas Do at Rivington Barn 12th December 2015 7.30 until 12.30 Live Band, Disco and a superb Buffet Tickets £40.00 we only have 22 Tickets so a £10 Deposit secures your place. Deposits to Brenda … Continue reading

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Halloween Party

Halloween Party Sat 31st October 2015 Halloween Party at Rivington Village Hall 6.30 to 9.30 all Junior Horwich RMI Harriers and Parents Tickets £3.50 Adults ,Juniors £2.00 Games, Disco Fancy Dress and Brendas famous Buffet. Contact Brenda Hesketh for Tickets.

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MURDER MILE

!!!!! NEW RACE !!!!! Please try to support !!!!! Murder Mile – 27th August 7.15 Start at the Bottom of the Ramp. Entry Fee £2. First three Men/Ladies prizes plus Vets. Open to all ages Horwich RMI and Guests. See … Continue reading

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Radcliffe Three Day Event

Radcliffe Three Day Event Bull Hill Fell Race 9th July A large entry of over 230 runners for this popular mid week race saw fast times posted with conditions ideal for racing. Ashley Holt of Rossendale won a close battle … Continue reading

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London Marathon

London Marathon Brenda Hesketh would just like to thank everyone who sponsored her in the London Marathon running for MacMillan Cancer Support she raised £1005.20.

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Harrock Hill 2

Harrock Hill. Race No. 2. 24th June. A fine evening for this popular Fell Race series attracted over 160 runners of which 6 where from Horwich. We were led home by Andy Lloyd in an excellent 5th place, losing one … Continue reading

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Last Drop Loop

Last Drop Loop. 20th June. A smaller field than usual due to fixture clashes started this Category B race at the Last Drop in good conditions. Tim Ellis dominated from the gun to win in a new record time 35.55. … Continue reading

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Turner Uphill Only

Turner Uphill Only. Fell Championships. 20th June. This the final race in this years English Championships attracted runners from all over England trying to gain points and some medals. The courses where tough and in the wet conditions very difficult … Continue reading

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Malham Fell Races 30th May

Malham Fell Races 30th May These races were the penultimate ones in this years English Junior Fell Championships in the Yorkshire Dales and were well attended with large fields in all the races. In the U/8 race we had two … Continue reading

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Harrock Hill 27th May

Harrock Hill 27th May Well over 200 runners started this popular Fell Race in Parbold. On a warm evening and with good conditions underfoot times where improved by the majority of runners. The winner was Daniel Miller of Wigan in … Continue reading

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Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon 23rd May

Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon 23rd May Excellent conditions greeted the the capacity field for this years Duathlon held in Rivington and which consists of two 5K runs either side of a 21K cycle section. Last years winner and course record … Continue reading

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White Bear Way

White Bear Way On behalf of Adlington Scouts Group, the White Bear Way 21 mile challenge / 10mile trail walk / running event is being held on Saturday 27th June, 2015. Details of the event can be found at http://www.adlingtonscoutgroup.org.uk/white-bear-way/

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The 2015 Senior Fell Championships

The 2015 Senior Fell Championships The 2015 senior fell championships for both ladies and men will be your best 7 from the follow 15 races, with at least one from each category. (Short, Medium and Long) The points system is … Continue reading

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Fielden Cup 2015

Fielden Cup 2015 The annual running of the Fielden Cup this year had one of its smallest fields which was, to say the least, a little disappointing. The race over a 2.2 mile course on George’s Lane is based on … Continue reading

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MARSHALS marshals MARSHALS

MARSHALS marshals MARSHALS With both Jubilee and Two Lads races coming up, it’s time again for everyone to muck in and help out our fantastic club race organisers. If the leafy environs of Rivington Village and the reservoirs are your … Continue reading

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Stength & Conditioning Master Class

Stength & Conditioning Master Class Venue: Horwich Leisure Center 27th May 7-9pm Within this session you will have the benefit of learning what constitutes weight training for running and be able to practice some moves on the night! Correct technique … Continue reading

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West Nab Fell Race Meltham Yorks 18th April

West Nab Fell Race Meltham Yorks 18th April The third race in the Junior English Fell Championship took place in Meltham Yorkshire with large enties in all the races Freya Whittle was the best placed Horwich runner finishing third in … Continue reading

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Fleming Trophy 20th April 2015

Fleming Trophy 20th April 2015 This years annual handicap race just over 2 kilometres saw 38 children take part and saw some brilliant performances the winner was 7 year old Martha Kay who made the most of her handicap to … Continue reading

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London Marathon

London Marathon Brenda Hesketh is running the London Marathon in her sisters memory and is raising funds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Trust anyone wishing to sponsor her can do so on her Just Giving Page all donations will be … Continue reading

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Flemming Trophy

Flemming Trophy for Juniors under 16 years of age 20th April 6.30 start This years race is again at Boton Arena numbers to be collected on the night, this is a Handicap race over 2k for our Junior members, NO … Continue reading

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Pendle Senior

Pendle Senior Race 7.3k 470ft Almost 300 runners toed the line for this popular A Category Short fell race in excellent conditions the winner English champion Tom Addison won easily in 32.40 with our first counter Dave Milliken despite having … Continue reading

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Pendle Fell Races

Pendle Fell Races 4th April 2015 This was the second championship race in the English Junior Championship and seven juniors made the short trip to the village of Barley and where rewarded with some excellent results. In the U/8 race … Continue reading

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Liver Hill

Liver Hill Rossendale 31st March 2015 Fresh from racing in Buxton Toby Middleton made the short journey to Rossendale to race a tough two mile fell race and showed great recovery to finish in second place a great run in … Continue reading

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Erwood Hall

Erwood Hall Derbyshire 28th March 2015 A small group of Horwich Juniors made the trip to Erwood Hall near Buxton to compete in the first English Junior Championship race of 2015 and were rewarded with some excellent results. In the … Continue reading

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vVo2max Training

vVo2max Training Next week I want to do some testing at the track before the session. The testing is based around vVo2max efforts. This is a strategy that I favour for distance runners as it trains the body to run … Continue reading

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Manchester 10k

Manchester 10k – 10th May 2015 We have one free place for the Morrisons Great Manchester 10k. Anyone wanting it contact Tony Hesketh asap. Only fully paid up members will be considered.

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PIKE RACE MARSHALS

Pike Race Marshals The Pike Race is fast approaching again – Easter Saturday 4th April – and as always nothing will be possible without a happy band of helpers on the day. If you can make yourself available for 1 … Continue reading

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Junior Fell Training

Junior Fell Training. Fell training begins again on 1st April at 6.30 at different venues around Horwich for Tony and Brendas group. Contact them for further details. Tony Hesketh 01204 668183

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Fleming Cup

Fleming Cup. Fleming Cup 2.2 miles Junior Handicap race will take place 20th April. Entry fee £2. All finishers get a Medal and there are prizes for First Three Finishers and fastest Boy and Girl. Open to all junior members … Continue reading

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First Junior Fell Champs

First Junior Fell Champs The 1st Junior Fell Championship race at Errwood Hall takes place on the 28th March starting at 11.00a.m. The post code for the Reservoir is SK17 6GJ. Allow about one and half hours. It is just … Continue reading

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Support Macmillan Cancer

Support Macmillan Cancer Brenda Hesketh is running the London Marathon and raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Anyone wishing to sponsor her can do so on her Just Giving page all donations will be gratefully received. https://www.justgiving.com/BrendaHesketh/

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Manchester 10k Marshals

Manchester 10k Marshals We still require two Marshals for the Manchester 10 k in May. You get a packed lunch, a Training Jacket (last years was a Asics) and the club get a Donation. You also have the chance to … Continue reading

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Horwich Juniors Mid Lancs Successful Series.

Horwich Juniors Mid Lancs Successful Series. A squad of Juniors took the chance to take on the last race of the Mid Lancs XC at Lancaster. In the Lower age group Ella Pendlebury gave another outstanding performance to claim 3rd … Continue reading

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Roddlesworth Roller 2015

Roddlesworth Roller 2015 – Sun 8th Mar 2015 Seven Harriers ruled at this years running of the Roddlesworth Roller coming away with 4 individual and 1 team prizes. As the name suggests, this is a tough undulating trail race, with … Continue reading

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Good turnout at Lostock 6

Good turnout at Lostock 6 The 33rd running of the Lostock 6 mile Road Race was supported by ten Horwich Harriers who all finished in the top half of the 201 runners with U17 Nathan Townsend heading the club’s finishers … Continue reading

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Tom victorious at Terry Nortley 10 mile trail race

Tom victorious at Terry Nortley 10 mile trail race Tom Carson had a fine victory on Sunday at the Terry Nortley 10 mile trail race from Radcliffe, winning by over 3 minutes. Rob Jackson took the first V45 prize with … Continue reading

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Great performance at the Nationals.

Great performance at the Nationals. It’s a long journey for a cross-country race but seven Horwich RMI Harriers made the long trip to Parliament Hill in London on Saturday for the National Cross Country Championship. Horwich were the only club … Continue reading

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Standish Hall Trail Race 10k 21st Feb 2015

Standish Hall Trail Race 10k 21st Feb 2015 There where 239 brave finishers for this race held in the muddiest conditions in the history of the race. The race was won by Ian Grime of Newham & Essex in 37.38 … Continue reading

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2015 Junior Fell Championship

2015 Junior Fell Championship This years races in our Junior Championship are as follows and are slightly different from the last news letter. As you can see we have a clash of dates with our club race Rivington Pike being … Continue reading

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Horwich Cross Country Juniors Keep on Winning in the SELCC

Horwich Cross Country Juniors Keep on Winning in the SELCC More Juniors turned out at Heaton Park this weekend for more wins a series titles. In the U11 Boys race held at Heaton Park in Manchester 3 athletes managed a … Continue reading

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Bap Tap Fell Race – 25th Jan

Bap Tap Fell Race – 25th Jan The first Bap Tap race of the year saw 15 children tackle this tough race to the Two Lads and back. In the U/10 race Sam Speakman won 5 seconds ahead of Theo … Continue reading

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24th Jan – Ashurst Beacon – 6 miles

24th Jan – Ashurst Beacon – 6 miles Despite the muddy conditions over 180 runners toed the line for this popular fell race with seven red vests amongst them. Times were slower than usual due to the mud. The race … Continue reading

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BAP TAP Junior Club Fell Race

BAP TAP Junior Club Fell Race This Sunday the 25th January we are holding a junior Fell Race for our Juniors plus guests. It will go up to the Two Lads Cairn and back. Under 8 up to U/16. Registration … Continue reading

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Horwich Juniors Triumph again

Horwich Juniors Triumph again The 4th Round of the Mid Lancs XC took place at Townley Park Burnley with several Juniors having their best races to date. In the U11 Girls Ella Pendlebury had her best results yet with a … Continue reading

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Billy Knox New Year Awakening 5k 1st Jan 2015

Billy Knox New Year Awakening 5k 1st Jan 2015 This tough annual multi terrain race saw 87 starters of which four were from Horwich. Dave March from Sale won in 17.50 indicating the climb at the start on the hill … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne 31st December 2014

Auld Lang Syne 31st December 2014 A large field of almost 400 started this fell race from Howarth with conditions far from ideal – very muddy and extremely cold. This also had two Olympians running; namely the Brownlee brothers swapping … Continue reading

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Lancaster Festive 4k

Lancaster Festive 4k A few Juniors went up to Lancaster to run the annual Festive 4k. Weather having a bearing on the race with temperatures at 2’C for this quick race. With a few Christmas presents trying to locate their … Continue reading

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Final Red Rose XC Series, Rossendale

Final Red Rose XC Series, Rossendale Parents & young Athletes came wrapped up & ready for the final round of the Red Rose XC Series at Marl Pitts Rossendale. Could this race define the Horwich Juniors as series winners of … Continue reading

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Race to replace the Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race

Race to replace the Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race On Monday 8th December at 8.30pm in the Harvester Public House opposite the Arena, anyone interested in joining a group of likeminded individuals, to discuss routes around the West Pennine … Continue reading

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Juniors Triumph at Bolton

Juniors Triumph at Bolton The Quest continued on Saturday for the Horwich Juniors to continue their Dominance of the Red Rose XC Series. In the U11 Boys Horwich had 5 in the top 10 finishers. First In was Matthew Flatters … Continue reading

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