Presentation Evening

Presentation Evening, Friday 22 April

The annual presentation evening for both seniors and juniors will be held on Friday 22 April at the RMI club in Horwich. Tickets are available from coaches priced £3 and, as usual, include pasty and peas.

The winners of the 2015 senior club championships are as follows:

Men’s road champion
1 Lawrence Pinnell
2 David Jackson
3 Rudolf Maciejkowski

Ladies road champion
1 Sandra Kelly
2 –
3 –

Men’s fell champion
1 Gary Chadderton
2 Nick Kelly
3 Doug Fleming

Ladies fell champion
1 Sandra Kelly
2 –
3 –

Men’s overall cross country champion
1 David Jackson
2 Joe Mercer
3 David Barnes

Ladies overall cross country champion
1 –
2 –
3 –

Mens vets overall cross country champion
1 David Jackson
2 David Barnes
3 Martyn Bell

Ladies vets overall cross country champion
1 –
2 –
3 –

Men’s overall club champion
1 Lawrence Pinnell
2 Gary Chadderton
3 Gordon Stone

Ladies overall club champion
1 Sandra Kelly
2 –
3 –

Mens vets overall club champion
1 Lawrence Pinnell
2 Gary Chadderton
3 Gordon Stone

Men’s cross country club champion Nick Leigh

Ladies cross country club champion –

Men’s vets cross country club champion David Jackson

Ladies vets cross country club champion –

Highest British fell placing Joe Mercer

Highest SEL finisher Paul Massey

BMAF Relays

BMAF Relays – Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham – Sat 17th May

Calling all vets who are fit, healthy and reliable !!

Just a reminder that the British Masters 3 mile relay championships are coming up on Saturday 17th May. Entries need to be in by April 19th latest so please come back to me by email if interested as soon as possible.

martyn.mercuryperformancecoaching@hotmail.co.uk

Attached are last years results and also race details……interesting to note that for the vet 35+ category only 6 required in the team ( 8 was required in 2013) meaning that a fully fit Horwich team could take a national medal (if not win), so something to take seriously !!!!.

Women W35 + 4 11.00 am
Women W45 + 3 11.00 am
Women W55 + 3 11.00 am
Women W65 + 3 11.00 am

Men M65 + 3 11.00 am
Men M75 + 3 11.00 am
Men M35 + 6 1.00 pm
Men M45 + 4 1.00 pm
Men M55 + 3 1.00 pm

Cheers, Martyn

Details – Here

Results 2013 – Here

2014 Key Priority Races

2014 – Key Priority Races

We advertised this workshop on the club website and facebook so it was great to get a good cross section of harriers turnout on Thursday evening to put their pennies worth in – we “collectively” identified key 2014 races that lend themselves to the club doing well at an individual and team level.

The selection is broad, covering all disciplines of races from XC, road and the fells – the aim being to block these dates into the diary NOW and plan accordingly for success.

Now that we know the dates, we can start to plan our training more effectively for the demands of each race. Social events can also be planned around these dates. For the fell runner all these races should feature anyway in a balanced racing programme to build that critical “flat speed” !

We want to create a real frenzy and belief that these events are ours to dominate, really supporting each other and show other clubs that we have got our act together – Individual and team club honours are very real for the Red Army !

Also included in the race programme are “masters” races and again we have the depth of talent to do extremely well in these races.

Further communication on ALL other races will be announced in due course such as the Central Lancs GP etc and of course these will be well supported and encouraged but the “key races” are ones that you the member have voiced as important.

We have also pencilled in a training weekend and provided 2 provisional dates – please communicate with Steve Pearson, Ali Murray or Martyn Bell if you wish to attend and which proposed dates work for you.

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 Chadderton
Leg 3 Mark Seddon & Colin Jones
Leg 4 Tony Hesketh

Please iiase with your partner regarding transport, I think we have at least two more teams so sorting out lifts should not be a problem.

Tony Hesketh

BMAF Road Relays

BMAF Road Relays
Sutton Park, Birmingham
Saturday 18th May 2013

Well after what seems now along time in the planning the BMAF relays finally arrived and we
had 2 teams (M65 and M35) travelling south to Sutton Park, near Birmingham.

The course was 3.01 miles and can be described as very demanding with many undulations
throughout and from the off having to negotiate a long 1.2 mile climb and even 2 cheeky hills
in the last ½ mile !

M65

The Vets M65 started at 11.00am and required a team of 3, so this comprised of Tony, Mick
and Pete who collectively battled through to finish 5th team overall out of 16 – Oxford City AC
took the team gold with a collective team time of 57m 52.

The following individual times were posted.

Tony Hesketh 20 mins 09 secs
Mick Crook 20 mins 50 secs
Pete Bland 21 mins 45m secs

Full Results: http://joelee.co.uk/2013/vets13race1.pdf

M35

The veteran “youngsters” competed at 1.00pm with 81 teams toeing the line in the highly
competitive M35-44 age group category, requiring now 8 individuals.

Overall, we finished 28th team and the following times were posted in leg order

Martyn Bell 15.18m
David Jackson 17.00m
Paul Muller 17.13m
William Martin 18.08m
Glynne Lever 17.27m
Nick Isherwood 18.27m
Peter Ramsdale 21.17m
Stu Edmondson – n/a

Full Results : http://joelee.co.uk/2013/vets13race2.pdf

Post race thoughts / observations

As team captain, my vision 3-4 months ago was to deliver a medal as Horwich RMI
possesses the necessary depth and talent of vet age runners as evidenced in late 2012,
where we medalled at the UKA British Fell Relays. But over the last few months the large
pool of vets available slowly started to dwindle down – so whilst we didn’t fulfil out team
potential at a national level the team on the day did fantastically well and all worked hard.
It was a great honour to be team captain and this is a race I felt very motivated to perform well
and whilst I had a solid race I was inspired to see some standout “personality traits” !

On leg 2, Dave Jackson gave his all and wanted to perform well at this event (got his eye on a
England masters selection) but just at this stage is still in a build phase on his fitness due to
having injuries late 2012 / early 2013 – we will see no doubt in the months to come massive
improvements in his race performances – it certainly didn’t help him having to do 7 hours of
“hod carrying” the day before !!

Paul Muller started leg 3 and he laughs when I say he is a big inspiration to me – this is a well
tuned running machine that’s seen it all and turns out week after week solid performances,
albeit is hampered with knee problems. We can all learn a trick or two from Paul – just look at
his longevity in the sport – whilst not churning out the speeds he used to do he is still ranking
with the UKs best for his age group.

I hadn’t met Nick Isherwood and Glynne Lever prior to this race but was great to see both in
person and in action and both were happy with their performances on the day. Watch this
space to see these guys progressing even more.

Pete Ramsdale started leg 7 and I know he was a little disappointed with his time on the day
but again was a solid run – the team would like to thank Pete who generously drove both
ways making life much easier for us.

And finally a very special mention goes to Stu Edmondson who demonstrated some
personality traits that kind of capture what I as a team captain look for in an individual –
despite being hampered with hamstring problems, he still made the commitment to travel and
compete as he had given his word and desperately didn’t want to let the team down.

We didn’t know just how bad his injury was but collectively we decided that it would be in
Stuarts interests if he didn’t compete and to think of the bigger picture. However, his
enthusiasm and commitment to the good of the team was a delight to witness and has
enormous credibility from my perspective.

So, another great day out and hopefully next year we can have another crack at this fantastic
race and hopefully have a larger pool of vets to tap into.

MB

BMAF Road Relays

BMAF Road Relays

Saturday, 18th May 2013 at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Please advise who would like to be involved in this championship?

Contact: Martyn Bell

Please note – for all aspiring vets who want to be considered for the England Cross country team this relay race and our very own production in the BMAF 5k road championships will contribute heavily !

Championships will be held over a traffic free three mile course

CHAMPIONSHIP STAGES START TIME
Women W35+ 4 11.00 am
Women W45+ 3 11.00 am
Women W55+ 3 11.00 am
Women W65+ 3 11.00 am
Men M65+ 3 11.00 am
Men M75+ 3 11.00 am
Men M35+ 8 1.00 pm
Men M45+ 6 1.00 pm
Men M55+ 4 1.00 pm

Medals to first three teams and three fastest individuals in each championship

Entries close midnight on 20th April 2013. Entries for ‘B’ Teams will not be accepted

Tom Morris, 391 Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, BIRMINGHAM B36 0JH (Please include sae size DL). Download Entry Forms from www.bmaf.org.uk or www.midlandmasters.com or http://britishmastersaf.wordpress.com

British Masters XC

British Masters XC – Belfast
Saturday 10th November 2012

Gareth Booth and Martyn Bell ventured over to Belfast last Saturday to represent England in the British and Irish X/Country championships.

The original venue was Stormont, but due to the course being heavily flooded and to minimise the risk of cancellation on the event day, the Queens University Playing Fields was selected.

The course was 8k and relatively flat with only a few bumps and boggy patches to contend with – the first 4 of 6 England runners would contribute towards the “team” effort in which England eventually went onto win gold.

Age groups 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 all ran in the same race and within the M40-44 Category, Martyn eventually finished 6th and Gareth 15th. A fairly respectable result for both but lessons learnt and experience gained to take into the winter races.

A great evening followed with Guinness flowing well at the famous “Crown” pub before attending the dinner / presentation evening at the Europa Hotel.

MB

 

INTERNATIONAL MEN M35 – M49 (8K)

1

00:26:55

MI2

4049

ANDY MORGAN-LEE

ENGLAND

2

00:26:59

MI1

3531

CIARAN DOHERTY

IRELAND

3

00:27:00

MI2

4021

STEPHEN DUNCAN

NORTHERN IRELAND

4

00:27:04

MI3

4533

AUSTIN DAVIES

WALES

5

00:27:12

MI2

4022

DAVID MORWOOD

NORTHERN IRELAND

6

00:27:14

MI1

3524

DECLAN REID

NORTHERN IRELAND

7

00:27:20

MI2

4027

PETER MATTHEWS

IRELAND

8

00:27:29

MI2

4044

KERRY LIAM WILSON

SCOTLAND

9

00:27:34

MI1

3533

NAT LANE

WALES

10

00:27:36

MI1

3548

MARKGREENWOOD

ENGLAND

11

00:27:39

MI1

3528

PETER O,SULLIVAN

IRELAND

12

00:27:40

MI2

4045

MARTYN BELL

ENGLAND

13

00:27:44

MI1

3546

JONATHAN ARCHER

ENGLAND

14

00:27:47

MI1

3532

PAT BYRNE

IRELAND

15

00:27:49

MI2

4028

FINTAN HYLAND

IRELAND

16

00:27:51

MI3

4532

PAURICMCKINNEY

IRELAND

17

00:27:52

MI1

3530

PAUL FLEMING

IRELAND

18

00:27:56

MI1

3547

ORLANDOCOREA

ENGLAND

19

00:27:56

MI1

3545

MICHAEL ALDRIDGE

ENGLAND

20

00:27:57

MI2

4034

LEE JONES

WALES

21

00:28:01

MI1

3529

PAUL BUCKLEY

IRELAND

22

00:28:02

MI1

3550

JOHN PIKE

ENGLAND

23

00:28:03

MI1

3549

STUART NELSON

ENGLAND

24

00:28:04

MI1

3521

KEITH SHIELS

NORTHERN IRELAND

25

00:28:05

MI3

4550

SIMON WRIGHT

ENGLAND

26

00:28:06

MI3

4543

CHARLIE THOMSON

SCOTLAND

27

00:28:07

MI2

4048

STUART MAJOR

ENGLAND

28

00:28:09

MI2

4023

JAMES BROWN

NORTHERN IRELAND

29

00:28:16

MI2

4031

DECLAN FAHEY

IRELAND

30

00:28:16

MI2

4030

MARK O,SHEA

IRELAND

31

00:28:17

MI1

3527

ROY FAHEY

IRELAND

32

00:28:18

MI1

3534

PAUL HALFORD

WALES

33

00:28:20

MI2

4050

DARREN NEWBOULD

ENGLAND

34

00:28:23

MI2

4029

DAVID BYRNE

IRELAND

35

00:28:26

MI2

4046

GARETH BOOTH

ENGLAND

36

00:28:27

MI1

3535

DESI DAMIANI

WALES

37

00:28:28

MI2

4024

STEPHEN MCGRORY

NORTHERN IRELAND

38

00:28:29

MI2

4032

FRANK HAYES

IRELAND

39

00:28:30

MI3

4527

MICK TRAYNOR

IRELAND

40

00:28:33

MI3

4546

JULIAN RICHARDSON

ENGLAND

41

00:28:34

MI3

4549

IAN WETHERALL

ENGLAND

42

00:28:35

MI2

4033

STEFFAN SIMMS

WALES

43

00:28:35

MI1

3542

JOHN MACNAMARA

SCOTLAND

44

00:28:36

MI2

4025

DONAL GALLAGHER

NORTHERN IRELAND

45

00:28:37

MI2

4040

GREG HASTIE

SCOTLAND

46

00:28:38

MI3

4547

ANDREW ROBINSON

ENGLAND

47

00:28:39

MI3

4534

GARY NORGROVE

WALES

48

00:28:44

MI3

4528

MARK GLEESON

IRELAND

49

00:28:48

MI2

4041

IAN JOHNSTON

SCOTLAND

50

00:28:48

MI1

3522

IAN TAGGART

NORTHERN IRELAND

51

00:28:53

MI1

3523

CONOR CURRAN

NORTHERN IRELAND

52

00:28:54

MI3

4539

JOHN BLAIR

SCOTLAND

53

00:28:55

MI2

4026

JONNY PARK

NORTHERN IRELAND

54

00:29:02

MI3

4529

PAUL COWHIE

IRELAND

55

00:29:12

MI2

4042

KENNY MACPHERSON

SCOTLAND

56

00:29:16

MI3

4521

CATHAL MCLAUGHLIN

NORTHERN IRELAND

57

00:29:17

MI1

3526

GEORGE MCCOURT

NORTHERN IRELAND

58

00:29:18

MI3

4530

NOEL MARUM

IRELAND

59

00:29:22

MI1

3536

ANDY PEET

WALES

60

00:29:25

MI3

4548

KEITH SMITH

ENGLAND

61

00:29:28

MI3

4526

NAT GLENN

NORTHERN IRELAND

62

00:29:29

MI2

4043

GRANT WILKIE

SCOTLAND

63

00:29:33

MI1

3539

STEPHEN ALLAN

SCOTLAND

64

00:29:37

MI3

4535

PAUL GRIFFITHS

WALES

65

00:29:39

MI3

4522

MATT WRAY

NORTHERN IRELAND

66

00:29:41

MI1

3541

JOE MCKNIGHT

SCOTLAND

67

00:29:44

MI3

4545

BRIAN HETHERINGTON

ENGLAND

68

00:29:45

MI3

4531

DAVID BARRON

IRELAND

69

00:29:47

MI3

4523

JAMES TURTLE

NORTHERN IRELAND

70

00:29:49

MI3

4537

CHRIS FULCHER

WALES

71

00:29:51

MI1

3544

RUSSELL WHITTINGTON

SCOTLAND

72

00:29:52

MI1

3540

PAUL CARROLL

SCOTLAND

73

00:29:53

MI1

3543

SCOTT MARTIN

SCOTLAND

74

00:29:57

MI1

3525

CHRISTOPHER BRYAN

NORTHERN IRELAND

75

00:30:00

MI2

4039

GREG GLENDINNING

SCOTLAND

76

00:30:06

MI2

4038

PHIL COOK

WALES

77

00:30:06

MI2

4035

SIMON ROBERTS

WALES

78

00:30:06

MI3

4536

PAUL TALBOT

WALES

79

00:30:06

MI3

4524

BERNARD BRADY

NORTHERN IRELAND

80

00:30:18

MI2

4036

STAFFORD REES

WALES

81

00:30:53

MI3

4538

MIKE ROBINS

WALES

82

00:31:25

MI3

4540

ALAN DERRICK

SCOTLAND

83

00:31:59

MI3

4542

GARY MITCHELL

SCOTLAND

84

00:32:29

MI2

4037

GLYN SANSON

WALES

Bronze for Horwich

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay Championship – 14-Oct-2012.

Church Stretton.

A fantastic performance by the MV40 team saw them take bronze at this years FRA relays on the Long Mynd.

Gareth Booth got the team off to a great start on the solo leg 1 of 6.7k 500m climb, handing over to Martyn Bell and Dave Milliken for the pairs leg over 13k and 900m of climb. Martyn and Dave took the team into third place in the MV40 category, and it was nip and tuck for the rest of the race. On the navigation leg it was down to Brendan Bolland and Mick Green to keep us in the running, which they did well, coming back just a few seconds down on third place. Dave Jackson had the glory leg, another solo leg of 7.1k and 500m ascent, conclusively restoring the team to 3rd place, and securing the bronze medal.

FRA Vets Bronze Team

We also had an open team running on the day. Tony Hesketh got us started, handing over to Gary Chadderton and Doug Fleming. Reluctantly Alastair Murray and Mark Fuller took over for the nav leg, with Stuart Edmondson returning to racing on leg 4. The team was very happy with 58th position.

Big thanks to all who helped put the teams together, and to Tony Hesketh, Mark Fuller and Stuart Edmondson for stepping in at the last minute to run.

Results : http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2012/BritishFellRelay/BritishFellRelay2012Results.pdf

Northern 12 and 6 stage

We are less than three weeks away from the mens 12 and ladies 6 stage road running relays. The mens race is 6 x 4.9 miles and 6 x 2.8 miles and the ladies race is 6 x 2.8 miles.

Please let me know by e.mail if you wish to be in the squad for these relays, I can then pick the teams from the squad. I need to send on line in the next few days our squad, that can be as many as 36 men and 18 ladies. Please also let me know if you would sooner run in the morning cos you are doing something in the afternoon or the other way round if you like a lie in.

Cheers

Pete Bland (peterbland@btinternet.com)

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

  1. Thursday 21st July
  2. Friday 22nd July
  3. Thursday 28th July
  4. Friday 29th July

This years winners are

Men’s overall club champion

  1. Simon Parkinson – D.Vickers Cup
  2. Doug Fleming
  3. Garry Chadderton

Men’s road champion

  1. Dave Jackson – T.Hesketh Shield
  2. Paul Boardman
  3. Simon Parkinson

Ladies road champion

  1. Kathryn Swindell – M.McGovern Cup
  2. Karen Murray
  3. Rachel Collington

Men’s fell champion

  1. Albert Sunter – D.Hurst Shield
  2. Tony Varley
  3. Mick Green

Men’s overall cross country champion

  1. Alastair Murray – M.Jackson Shield
  2. Tony McKenna
  3. Simon Parkinson

Mens vets overall club champion

  1. Doug Fleming – N.Matthews Trophy
  2. Garry Chadderton
  3. Colin Wood

Mens vets overall cross country champion

  1. Garry Chadderton – Stanley Cup
  2. Doug Fleming
  3. Gordon Stone

Men’s cross country club champion

  • Alastair Murray – W.Mangham Cup

Men’s vets cross country club champion

  • Doug Fleming – L.Pollard Trophy

Highest British fell placing

  • Mick Green – M.Short Cup

Highest SEL finisher

  • Pete Ramsdale – J.Prescot Cup

Club Championship Tables

The Club Road and Overall Championship tables are up to date. Please email me if you can see any mistakes.

Road Championship

Overall Championship

The next club championship race is the Haigh Hall 4M on the 11th May which is part of the Road and Overall Championship as well being the next race in the Central Lancs Grand Prix. Following this is the second Fell Championship race of the year at Mearley Clough, there are still a few entries available but will probably be full before the day. The first Fell Championship race is Pendle Cloughs on the 7th May.

Karen Murray – karenandali@gmail.com


Liver Hill Fell Race

Liver Hill Fell Race 29th March 2011

The mid week races began on Tuesday night with the Liver Hill fell race, which starts at Marl Pitts and covers 5 miles and 800 feet of climb. Three harriers were in attendance with Paul Boardman finishing in 26th position. John Parker continued his good form and was the first vet 70 to finish and was closely followed by Ed Swift.

Results

Reminder : Radcliffe 10K 3rd April

Hey up folks

The Radcliffe 10k trail race on Sunday 3rd April is the next race in our Club Championship and the Central Lancs Grand Prix, Please let me know if you intend to race as we need a really good turnout, we had a good turnout last year and I think everybody really enjoyed the race, it is a mixture of road and good paths. If you are doing London this would be a good last blast before you ease off.

It is also the first race in the club overall championships.

Cheers for now

Pete Bland
Phone: 07551 404047
Email: peterbland@btinternet.com

The entry form can be found here or you can enter online.


9th Great Grizedale Trail

9th Great Grizedale Trail – 27th March 2011

A beautiful afternoon bestowed approx 300 runners on this increasingly popular 10 mile trail race run on the tracks through Grizedale Forest. Six Harriers participated consisting of Paul’s Boardman & Murray, Fran Walker, Suzanne Budgett & twin sisters Mary White & Margaret Huyton (who incidentally brought along sibling younger twin sisters Joan & Anne). We had pretty much near perfect running conditions – not too hot, not too cold & not too much breeze. Margaret & Mary made this a true family affair & all sisters ran round together enjoying the moment & catching up en route. Not the usual terrain to spy Paul Murray on but nonetheless he had quite a flyer leaving a large part of the field in his wake. Fran Walker had a good run too, still in her first year of running will reap the rewards of her training & continue to improve. Paul Boardman was first Harrier home & both Suzanne & Mary picked up prizes.

Full results here.

Suzanne Budgett


Calderdale Way Relay May 8th 2011

Club Members,

The Calderdale Way Relay is usually held in December but was cancelled last year due to the weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday 8th May.

There was a fantastic response last time and the club would have been extremely competitive in each category.

We have three teams entered so if you want to run, or think you might want to run please let Steve Pearson or Simon Parkinson know asap for the mens and vets team, and Suzanne Budgett know for the ladies team.

This is a great event and an opportunity for all runners in the club to take part. Don’t miss out on this unique chance to run a fell relay during the summer instead of the winter!

Please don’t wait to be asked to run, let us know asap.

Look forward to all your responses.

Steve Pearson
Email : Pearsonnotlob@ntlworld.com
Tel : 07732 210013

Simon Parkinson
Email : simonparkinson@fsmail.net
Tel : 07775 903838

Suzanne Budgett
Email : sbudgett@hotmail.com
Tel : 07976 312834


Weekend Roundup 12th/13th March 2011

Mid Lancs XC
Just four seniors ran in the final race of the cross country season at Beacon Park. Alastair Murray was first harrier home in 20th.

Results

Roddlesworth Roller

Seven harriers ran this local, undulating trail race. First harrier home was Rob Jackson in 3rd position and 1st Vet 45. Good to see Lindsay Brindle back racing and running well in 5th position.

Results

St Annes Half Marathon

Paul Muller was the outright winner with Mark Gibson finishing in 16th.

Results

Haworth Hobble – 33 miles 4400ft

Three harriers completed the Haworth Hobble with Albert Sunter finishing in 57th.

Results


Mid Lancs XC Blackburn 13th November 2010

Mid Lancs Cross Country – Blackburn

A sunny but muddy day greeted our runners at Witton Park Blackburn for the 2nd race in this years Mid Lancs cross country series. We had made a brilliant start with a win in Division 2 at Barrow and  were hoping for a repeat performance at Blackburn, we were not to be disappointed and once again took the points easily.

The race consisted of 4 large laps around Witton Park including 2 climbs up the spoon and then the saucer making it quite a tough challenge for even the quicker lads in the team. First home for the Harriers was Dave Milliken finishing in 9th place overall, a superb run considering this was his first race after a long lay off through injury, next counter in 13th place was Ali Murray again looking very strong in the muddy conditions. Neil Pendlebury and Gareth Booth in 16th and 19th were our next counters and both had to dig deep into their reserves as this was not the kind of surface that they would prefer, but both did us proud. Making up the 6 counters required for our team were Simon Parkinson in 76th and Garry Chadderton in 109th, both running above themselves for the team.

Next was Stevie Nolan in 125th running with a hamstring injury, Tony McKenna in 144th, Gordon Stone in 208th, and Colin Wood in 216th who had fallen off his bike on the way to the race and started the race with blood pouring from his arms and legs ( trickling ) what a man !

Thanks to all of you and lets make it three in a row at Liverpool, I will be e.mailing you all soon to get the team together.

Cheers

Pete Bland

9 Dave Milliken 38:09
13 Alastair Murray 39:01
16 Neil Pendlebury 39:19
19 Gareth Booth 39:45
76 Simon Parkinson 44:09
109 Gary Chadderton 46:03
125 Steve Nolan 47:15
144 Anthony McKenna 48:05
208 Gordon Stone 52:52
216 Colin Wood 53:32

Results


Weekend Roundup 6th/7th November 2010

Through the Villages Race 7th November 2010
Eight harriers ran with Paul Muller finished an excellent second in this popular local race.

Results

Lancaster Half Marathon 7th November 2010
Susan Flatters ran very well to finish 135th out of 661 runners in a great time of 1hr 34mins and 33 seconds.

Results

Christine Navan Cowm Reservoir Race, Whitworth 7th November 2010
Rob Jackson finished second and first Vet 45.

Results


Weekend Roundup 30th/31st October 2010

Standish Hall Trail Race
Four harriers ran with Suzanne Budgett a clear winner of the ladies race. Paul Muller was 4th overall and 1st Vet 50, Doug Fleming finished 20th and Mark Collier was 97th.

Results

Snowdonia Marathon
Four harriers made the trip to North Wales for the tough Snowdonia marathon on a very wet day. First home was Albert Sunter in 3hrs 17minutes, followed by Tony Varley, Ed Swift and Gill Burnell. Gill was the first female Vet 60.
Results

South East Lancs Cross Country, Heaton Park
Four harriers run the local cross country in Heaton Park. Leading the way was Pete Ramsdale and was closely followed by Tony Hesketh, Gordon Stone and Mark Swindell.

Results

Calderdale Way Relay 2010

Club Members,

I am about to send in the entry for this years Calderdale Way Relay
and need to know how many teams to enter.

If you want to run, or think you might want to run please let me know
asap, and preferably by Friday 1st October. This event fills up
quickly so I need to get the entries in soon.

This is a great event and an opportunity for all runners in the club
to take part.

More details can be found here

Please don’t wait to be asked to run, let me know now, or we won’t be
entering any teams.

Look forward to all your responses.

Alastair Murray
alastair.murray@gmail.com
07769682439


Cross Keys Relays – Vets

SAT.SEP 4th. CROSS KEYS ROAD AND FELL RELAY (R). 1.00 p.m. 2x3m road plus 2×2.5m fell from the Cross Keys Inn, Uppermill, Saddleworth (GR SE008062). £10 per team of 4 on day. PM. Over 16. Junior teams (U18) need signed consent of parent/guardian. FULL KIT/EQUIPMENT must be brought to event. Kit check at start. Website: saddleworth-runners.co.uk

Each road leg does two laps of a fairly hilly course – Starts at the cross keys pub, goes down past the Church Inn then up towards running hill pits, descends back to the cross keys then round again. Not an official measurment but looking at memory map about 140m of climb over the 3 miles – The fell leg goes from the keys up over Rocher Brow, descends almost to the A635 heads north for a short distance before heading back over the brow to the Keys. Again not an official measurement, but I make it to be about 230m of climb over the 2.5miles.
We already have 1 vets team sorted and entries will be taken on the day.
Any interest please contact Martyn Bell ( martyn.bell@archive-solutions.co.uk )


British Masters 5k Championship

Sunday 20th June 2010

Congratulations to the Vet 60 team of Mick Crook, Tony Hesketh and Pete Bland who took the bronze team medal in this years British 5k vets championships.

Oxford City took the gold in convincing style with a cumulative total time of 57.48 then Clydesdale who had won the event for the past few years took the silver medal in 61.05, and a delighted Horwich team who were just 4 seconds behind took Bronze.

It was a well organised event once again held on closed roads around Horwich town centre in near perfect conditions and attracted a big field of over 160 starters.

Steve Nolan was the only other competitor from Horwich who ran 16.55 and finished 6th Vet 50.

Results.