Club Overall Champs 2011

Well done to Dave Jackson and Suzanne Budgett for winning the 2011 Club Overall Championships with one remaining fixture.

With the four best XC scores from six to count, the ‘race’ for the second and third positions for the men is still wide open. The final fixture is at Worden Park on the 3rd March.

Mens table here.

Ladies table here.


Greater Manchester 10k

If anyone wants to marshal the Manchester 10k on 20th May please contact Tony Hesketh. You get a Nike jacket a packed lunch and our club get a donation and usually a couple of club places free.We have marshalled on it for the past six years its very rewarding and you are putting something back.

Tony Hesketh – anthony-hesketh@sky.com / 01204 668183


Welsh Castles Relay

Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th June 2010.

Running the length of Wales – 200+ miles over 2 days, 20 stages, starting at Caernarfon Castle on Saturday morning, with an overnight halt at Newtown and finishing on Sunday afternoon at Cardiff Castle.

This year will see the 30th running of the Welsh Castles Relay. To mark this milestone we would like to take a team back to this race which was a popular annual outing for the harriers back in the 80s, where the club finished 2nd overall twice.

We wouldn’t be trying to win the overall race but aim to win some stages and possibly King of the Mountains. Cost £5.00 per runner. As well as runners we would need a small team of people to help with the organisation.

We need to know before this weekend if there is enough interest so we can enter a team.

If you are interested in running, or to be part of the organising team please contact Steve Pearson as soon as possible.

Steve Pearson.
mob: 07732 210013
email: pearsonnotlob@hotmail.co.uk

Horwich RMI Road Championship 2012

Horwich RMI Road Championship 2012

30 points for 1st Counter down to 1 for 30th.

8 from 10 races to count

19th Feb​ruary​​ Bolton 5k
04th March ​​Trotters 5m
15th April ​​Radcliffe 10k
16th May​​ Jubilee 5m
13th June ​​Three Sisters 5k
01st August​​ Chorley 4.4m
12th August​​ Bispham 10k
09th September ​​Leigh 5m Trail Race
30th September​​ Swinton 10m
07th October​​ Gin Pit 5m

These are also all the races in the Central Lancs Grand Prix for 2012​​

Pete Bland


Horwich Ladies take Ribble 10k team prize

Horwich Ladies take Ribble 10k team prize

On a perfect day for running in the picturesque Ribble Valley , 3 good solid performances by the Horwich RMI ladies team took the team prize in this high quality race of almost 1000 runners. The team was led home by Rachel Thompson in a brilliant time of 36.48 closely followed by an ever improving Debbie Campbell in 38.04. Gemma Jones was our third counter not far behind in a gutsy 41.03. Well done ladies.

In what was one of the most high quality mens races I have seen for a while Gary Priestley ran a brilliant 31.37 and the ever improving Andy Townsend ran 36.34. Gary will now go into the Nos Galan 5k on New years eve with enough confidence to run a PB, good luck Gary

Pete Bland


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 course gave good opportunity for some PBs and we managed to achieve 4 between us, as well as firsts in the M V50, F V55 and F V60 categories, so a very successful outing! We went prepared for an icy blast off the Atlantic, but it was exceptionally mild and the layers were thrown off early along the course to our patient support driver. A very well organised, supported and attended event and one to look out for again next year to knock some more chunks off the PBs.

5th, Paul Muller, 36:06 – 1st V50

178th, Gill Smith, 51:26 – 1st FV60

198th, Alexandra Else, 52:18 – 10k PB

233rd, Anna Keightley, 54:12 – 10k PB

273rd, Julie Williamson, 56:31 – 10k PB

324th, Marion Tracey, 59:54 – 1st FV55- 10k PB

347th, Joanne Bulloch, 1:02:19

Full results can be found here http://www.ukroadraces.info/results/2011/win1.htm

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. The weather was mild for the time and year. James had a good race finishing in 8th place from a field of 332 runners in a time of 53:27.

Central Lancs Grand Prix

Central Lancs Grand Prix

Presentation Evening

Wigan Rugby Union Football Club ( Haigh Hall Registration venue )
Friday 18th November 2011 – 7.30pm – Entrance Fee £3

Horwich Winners

1st Overall​​ James Kevan
2nd Overall​​ Gareth Booth
2nd Vet 40​​ Dave Jackson
2nd Vet 45​​ Sean McMyler
1st Vet 60​​ Pete Bland

Please try and support this award presentation, we have put a lot of effort in during the year to promote the series so lets finish it off by supporting our guys who have won the series and their respective categories.
Please let me know if you will be attending.

Pete Bland


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.
Mixed teams of 6 over 4 legs

Leg 1 – invididual runner (approx 8k) Start at the car park opposite Rivington School (635129) and run over to Layby (616179). Runners must run via the castle and use trails.
Leg 2 – Pairs (approx 12k) From laybe to White Coppice to Great Hill, Piccadilly and then return to Great Hill then to Horden Stoops (655158)
Leg 3 – Individual (approx 12k) From Holden Stoops to gate at top of ramp (memorial for plane crash 662147) return to layby (616179) via Holden Stoops, Great Hill and White Coppice.
Leg 4 – Pairs (approx 8k) Return to start by reversing leg 1 via castle to car park (635129)


Runners can only be nominated as a team runner for 1 leg, but may run more than 1 leg and can accompany the team runners(s).
Each team must provide a baton which is a bum bag with map plus 4 pins for your number. There will be no computerised times so keep your own time. Each team will be timed for an overall time.

Prizes

  • 1st team max 2 men
  • 1st team max 2 women
  • 1st family (may be a combination of 2 families with a minimum of two from each)
  • Highest combined age of all team members
  • Youngest combined age of all team members (min age 16)
  • First ringers team (max 3 non RMI runners)

This is to be a training even for the club members.
Start time is 10.00 and presentation at the Crown from 13:00
Entry fee is £1.00 per person plus a give away prize per team.

Gin Pit 5 – 2nd October 2011

Gin Pit 5

2nd October 2011

Gin Pit 5

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 the main 5 mile race at 11am.

Congratulations to James Kevan led from the start to win for a convincing win in 25:56, a margin of over a minute and a half ahead of Lewis Eccleston in 2nd place; Gareth Booth finished in 27:38 to take third place.  This was Jame’s 6th outing in the Central Lancs Grand Prix and 6th outright win, which should therefore make him the overall winner, and today’s 3rd place should give Garth 2nd place overall in the Central Lancs Grand Prix, though we are waiting for the official final results to be produced.

David Jackson was our third finisher in 8th place to make up the team and take the team prize, narrowly beating the Astley and Tyldesley team by just 3 places. In the Clubs Road Championship, this will take David’s score to 190pts, retaking first place in the men’s overall positioning. Sean McMyler finished as the fourth Harrier and continues a busy race season, taking him to 188pts and 2nd place position in the club’s road championship for this year.

Danny Kevan, Carl Balshaw, Gordon Stone, Lawrence Pinnell, and Hazel Banks finished in good times, and well done to Hazel as this will leave her in first place for the clubs lady road championship this year.

Finally, thanks to Astley and Tyldesley for what was as always a well organised and enjoyable trail run.

The full line up for Harriers were as follows

1st James Kevan 25:56
3rd Gareth Booth 27:38
8th David Jackson 29:09
13th Sean McMyler 29:45
21st Danny Kevan 30:43
71st Carl Balshaw 35:55
98th Gordon Stone 38:38
101st Lawrence Pinnell 38:53
143rd (39th lady) Hazel Banks 43:53

Photographs from the day can be found here.

Full results can be found on UKResults website here.

Course informaion can be found on the Astley and Tyldesley website

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 fairly damp conditions to do either the single lap half or two laps for the full marathon.

257 took part in the half marathon, with Charlie Pass of Wesham Road Runners winning in a time of 1:19. Paul Muller finished 3rd overall with a time of 1:23:52, followed by Paul Boardman in 27th and Ed Swift finishing in 2:11:27, taking first V65 in his first outing as an OAP.

132 took part in the full marathon, with Steven Prentice of North East Marathon Club winning in a time of 3:04. Carl Balshaw completed the full marathon in a time of 4:12.

Half Marathon

Paul Muller – 1:23:52 – 3rd
Paul Boardman – 1:35:28 – 27th
Ed Swift – 2:11:27 – 193rd

Full Marathon

Carl Balshaw – 4:12:52 – 66th

The full results can be found here:

Half MarathonResults
Full Marathon Results

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 Great races, including the swimming ones!

Trevor Fishwick 2:14:16
Julie Williamson 2:20:21

More details available on the Great North Run event page here.

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 also to Kevan, Jackson and McMyler for earning Horwich RMI the 1st team prize.

The race is in its 2nd year after replacing the Annual Swinton Half Marathon. The race also incorporated the penultimate event in the Central Lancs Grand Prix and over 200 runners competed over the undulating 2 lap course.

Horwich Harrier James Kevan had a super run to win the race ahead of Bolton Harrier Tony Valentine. Next for Horwich was Rob Jackson in a fine 5th place and 1st vet over 45. This was also Rob’s 25th consecutive Swinton Half/10M Race! Sean McMyler aslo had a great run in 12th place and 2nd vet over 45.

1 James Kevan 54:02
5 Robert Jackson 58:12
12 Sean McMyler 1:01:00
130 Gordon Stone 1:24:02
160 Hazel Banks 1:32:34

Full results can be found here.

Garstang Half Marathon

Three harriers competed in the Garstang Half Marathon on Sunday. Good conditions for the race albeit with one section of flooded road to traverse just before nine miles. The “undulating” course determined challenging times with Paul Muller first harrier, 4th overall and first vet (and so 1st V50) in 1:21:17 whilst Philip Eccleston finished an excellent 22nd in 1:28:54 and V55, Gordon Stone, 112th of the 189 finishers in 1:51:20. The race was won by Accrington’s Shaun Livesey in 1:17:41 and Southport’s Amanda Crook took the ladies’ honours in 1:26:19.

GS.


Derwentwater Trail Race 3rd Sept

This trail race attracted a large field of over 300 runners on a very wet day with rain constant throughout the race. The race was won by ex Horwich runner Russell Madams of Keswick. First for us with a splendid run was Rachel Thompson in 22nd place and third lady and she felt that another mile would have caught the second lady. Our first male finisher was Phil Eccleston 46th a good run by a consistent runner, Tony Hesketh was less than a minute behind winning the first O/60 Category. More over sixties followed with Pete Heneghan 216th, Alan Blinkhorn 250th and Barry Tyson 272nd who all ran well in the conditions.

Result
1 R Maddams Keswick 56.50
22 R Thompson Horwich 68.07
46 P Ecclelston 71.36
53 T Hesketh 72.32
216 P Heneghan 90.25
250 A Blinkhorn 98.29
272 B Tyson 100.09

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Northern 6 Stage

The following Men’s teams have been selected for the Northern 6 Stage Road Relays to be held in Birchwood on 24th September.

A Team

James Kevan
Alastair Murray
Gareth Booth
Martyn Bell
William Martin
David Jackson

B Team

Andy Townsend
Sean McMyler
Karl Ward
Pete Ramsdale

At this point the B team is incomplete, so if you would like a run please contact 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

Northern 5K Champions

The Horwich Festival 5k – Sunday 19th June 2011

The Horwich RMI Harrier team of Alastair Murray, Gareth Booth and David Jack are the Northern 5K champions after a late decision was made to hold the championships at the Horwich Festival 5K.

Rachael Thompson continued her comeback with 5th position in the ladies race.

Full results here.

Northern Athletics report here.


Jubilee Road Race (1)

Jubilee Road Race (1) – 18th May 2011

Thirteen harriers ran the first of this years Wednesday night Jubilee race series. With Alastair Murray winning the race, Gareth Booth in 2nd, Martyn Bell in 6th and Andy Lloyd in 13th, the men easily won the team.

Martyn was the 1st Vet 40 and with Pete Bland the 1st Vet 60, Paul Murray the first Vet 65 and John Parker the first Vet 70, it was a successful night for the club.

Next race in the series is on the 15th June.

Full results here.

KM


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 Else 10965 55:20
Chris Horridge 13692 57:53
Julie Williamson 16853 01:01:00
Marion Tracey 16878 01:01:02

Not everyone is listed as being under Horwich RMI and so if there is anyone that I have missed then please let me know and I will add your to the list, email to submissions@horwichrmiharriers.co.uk

The online entries for 2012 open this Wednesday, and anyone wishing to enter and do the Great Manchester Run in 2012 will need to be quick to get their place as the race usually fills up within a few days.  See the Great Manchester Run website for more information.

Martyn Bell  at the start of the race passing near the GMEX.

Photo of Gareth Booth taken just outside the final 400m marker at the end of the race.

Haigh Hall 4M

Haigh Hall 4M – 11th May 2011

Fourteen harriers ran in the fourth counter in the Central Lancs Grand Prix Championship. James Kevan won the race and with backup from Gareth Booth (4th), Billy Martin (14th) and Dave Jackson (20th), they finished third team behind the strongs teams of Bolton United and Wigan Phoenix.

1st James Kevan 20.57
4th Gareth Booth 21.36
14th William Martin 22.34
20th David Jackson 23.06
33rd Tim Roe 24.21
43rd Paul Boardman 24.54
44th Andy Townsend 24.55
50th Doug Fleming 25.22
99th Carl Balshaw 28.04
100th Mark Swindell 28.07
102nd Pete Ramsdale 28.10
107th Pete Bland 28.30
138th Gordon Stone 30.39
183rd Hazel Banks 35.47

Full results here.

Weekend Roundup 29th April – 1st May 2011

Sweatshop Chorley Park Series – 1 29th April 2011
James Kevan was the clear winner with Dave Jackson in 5th and Andy Townsend in 12th.

Results

Great Hameldon Hill Race, Accrington – 1st May
Karl Ward finished 25th and Colin Waterworth finished 112th.

Results

Dallam Dash 10k, Milnthorpe, Cumbria – 1st May
Stuart Edmundson finished 5th and Mark Gibson finished 17th.

Results

Keswick Half Marathon
Gareth Booth finished 12th.

Results


Littleborough 5k

Littleborough 5k 6th April 2011
Despite the wonderful conditions, the 1st mile was considerably windy with Gareth and Billy Martin tucked in close contention behind the 2 leaders. At 2 miles, after a small hill and a train causing the lead runners to have to use the pedestrian tunnel, Gareth moved up to take the lead and storm to a surprised victory. Both himself and Martyn Bell hope to run well on the 17th April, 2011 at London Marathon. Belly boy has his final prep race at Gin Pit this weekend hoping to show his current form.

1st Gareth Booth 16.24
6th Billy Martin 17.22
30th Paul Boardman 19.25

Full results here

GB


Fielden Cup 2011

Fielden Cup 7th April 2011

A good turnout at the Fielden Cup last night ensured a competitive race with Paul Boardman just managing to pip Brenda Hesketh to take the win whilst holding off a fast finishing Alastair Murray.

Position Name Race time Actual time Handicap
1 Paul Boardman 19:22 12:52 06:30
2 Brenda Hesketh 19:23 18:53 00:30
3 Ali Murray 19:25 10:50 08:35
4 Gareth Booth 19:33 11:13 08:20
5 Doug Fleming 19:36 13:06 06:30
6 Pete Bland 19:42 14:42 05:00
7 Billy Martin 20:15 11:55 08:20
8 Tim Roe 20:18 13:48 06:30
9 Andy Townsend 20:20 13:20 07:00
10 Mike Howe 21:13 16:13 05:00
11 Ed Swift 21:51 18:21 03:30

There were also a number of juniors running and competing for the Fleming trophy

Fleming Trophy (Juniors)

Position Name Race time Actual time Handicap
1 Charlotte Fordham 18:55 15:55 03:30
2 Zack Howe 19:45 11:45 08:00
3 Nathan Townsend 19:57 12:27 07:30
4 Joseph Howe 20:07 12:37 07:30
5 Pheobe Howe 20:45 13:45 07:00

KM


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


Radcliffe 10K

Radcliffe 10K 3rd April 2011

There was a fantastic turnout of sixteen harriers for this local trail race with James Kevan taking the win and backed up for the team prize with Gareth Booth in 3rd, Rob Jackson in 7th and Martin Jones in 8th. Martin Jones would have been 4th, but was sent the wrong way by the marshall near the end.

Pete Bland’s hard work in getting the runners out paid off, when the club easily won the Central Lancs Grand Prix team event for this race. The next fixture is the Haigh Hall 4M on the 11th May.

Results

KM


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.


Park Run

Bolton : Saturday 26th March 2011

Horwich RMI Harriers’s David JACKSON was the first athlete across the finish line today. He completed the course in 17:27 and posted an age grade score of 78.80%. The first female athlete to cross the line was Burnden Road Runners’s Anne FERGUSON in a time of 21:32 posting an age grade score of 80.57%.
The following athletes from Horwich RMI Harriers from took part in today’s Bolton parkrun.
.. Bolton Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
1 David JACKSON M 17:27 Horwich RMI Harriers 78.80% VM40-44 1st run
7 Karl WARD M 19:51 Horwich RMI Harriers 68.26% SM35-39

Heaton Park : Saturday 26th March 2011

The following athletes from Horwich RMI Harriers from took part in today’s Heaton parkrun.
.. Heaton Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
20 Jonathan POWIS M 20:28 Horwich RMI Harriers 70.85% JM14 New PB
32 Tony HESKETH M 21:40 Horwich RMI Harriers 75.31% VM60-64

Wilmslow Half Marathon

Wilmslow Half Marathon 27th March 2011

Three harriers headed to Wilmslow for the England Athletics Half Marathon Championships. The quality of the field was very high with the winner running 64 minutes and 24 seconds. First harrier home in 30th position was Alastair Murray in a new pb of 72:38. Gareth Booth was next in 75:01 closely followed by Martyn Bell in 76:09, both runners showing that their training for the London Marathon is going well.

Full results here

KM


Howe’s That!

Park Run Bolton – Sat 19th Mar 2011

Horwich RMI Harriers’s Zachary HOWE was the first athlete across the finish line today. He completed the course in 17:17 and posted an age grade score of 79.27%.
The following athletes from Horwich RMI Harriers took part in today’s Bolton parkrun.
.. Bolton Results by Club …
Position Athlete Sex Run Time Club Name Age Grading % Age Category Personal Best
1 Zachary HOWE M 17:17 Horwich RMI Harriers 79.27% JM15-19 1st run
3 Joseph HOWE M 19:03 Horwich RMI Harriers 74.45% JM14 1st run
33 Michael HOWE M 24:15 Horwich RMI Harriers 58.01% VM40-44 1st run

Ultrafit St Anne’s 10 Mile

3 Horwich runners made the trip to St Annes for this super flat but tough course. The first five miles were against the wind with Anthony Ford setting the pace from the off and never troubled throughout.  Martyn Bell and Paul Muller settled into a small group of six for the first 5 miles to reach the Windmill (half way point) in 29 minutes 20 seconds with Sean McMyler in close contention and within a minute of this pace. Negative splits were achieved in the final 5 miles for all 3 Harriers.
 
http://www.ukresults.net/2011/ultrafit.html


 

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


Spenborough  20

Two harriers Sean McMyler and Martyn Bell made the trip over the Pennines, to be greeted with rain and low temperatures, which thankfully cleared to provide almost perfect running weather 20 minutes into the race. Whilst this race never produces super fast times due to the sustained undulations (over 1500ft of climb), Sean McMyler  using his vast distance running experience to pace himself perfectly to take a fine win within the M45 category. This bolds well for Sean’s preparations for this years London Marathon.

Results.


Trimpell 20

Only one harrier, Gareth Booth made the short journey to Lancaster to run in this ever popular race. 388 hardy distance runners set out on a cold yet extremely flat course, with 12 runners beating the 2 hour mark and Gareth finishing in 2hours 3 minutes 32 secs.  Running strong all the way, this was an important dress rehearsal for the London Marathon in which Gareth is focused and well capable of holding sub 6 minute miles for the full distance in what will be his 3rd marathon.   
 
http://www.ukresults.net/2011/trimpell20.html


Fielden Cup 2011

The John Fielden Challenge Cup – Established 1897.

Thursday April 7th 2011.

Race starts 6.45 p.m.

Registration by 6.30 p.m. at Rivington Bowling Club.

Race limit 40 runners – to guarantee entry please contact Gordon by Monday April 4th.

Entry Fee £1 members, £2 guests.

Goodies to all finishers plus category prizes.

(To win the trophy you must be a fully paid up member of Horwich RMI Harriers & AC)

Originally a 2.2 mile course from Fox Street to the Beehive and back, the route now starts near Rivington Bowling Club to finish on The Street.

Details from Gordon – gordon@soulfulhorwich.org.uk, tel. 01204 697845, mob. 07787 948671.