Sportshall Athletics NW Regional Finals

Horwich RMI Harriers
Sportshall Athletics NW Regional Finals

Seven Horwich RMI Athletes represent Lancashire

Teams came from all over the North West, i.e. Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Cumbria. There was a high standard on show from all the counties.

Congratulations to the Horwich RMI Harriers Under 13 Boys, Matthew Ault, Sam Mercer, George Burton and Matthew Gibson ; Under 13 Girls, Hannah Storey and Beth Miller ; Under 15 Girls, Rachel Pearson for representing Lancashire in the North West Regional Finals held at Wigan on 24th February 2008.

The Under 13 Boys of Lancashire finished 3rd in their team Competition, whilst the Under 13 Girls narrowly missed out on winning and finished Runners-up behind Cheshire. Congratulations to Rachel Pearson as she has qualified to compete in the UK National Finals at the NEC Arena, Birmingham as her Under 15 Lancashire Girls Team finished Winners of the North West.

There were magnificent performances from all the Horwich Athletes, including many Personal Bests. Hannah Storey produced breathtaking performances winning 2 Gold Medals, by winning the 4 Lap individual race and coming from behind to win a very exciting 8 Lap Parlauf Race .

A proud day for “Magnificent Seven” from Horwich RMI Harriers.

Individual Event Results as follows:-

Rachel Pearson :
2 LAP – 24.4s
Speed Bounce – 65
St Long Jump – 1.90m

Hannah Storey :
4 LAP – 51.3 (in Final) – 1st Place (Gold Medal)
St Long Jump – 2.05m

Beth Miller :
Vertical Jump – 46

Matthew Gibson :
St Long Jump – 2.09m – 4th Place

Matthew Ault :
4 LAP – 50.7 (in Final) – 3rd Place (Bronze Medal)
Shot Putt – 8.09m – 4th Place

Sam Mercer :
6 LAP – 1m20.6s – 3rd Place (Bronze Medal)
Vertical Jump – 41

George Burton :
Shot Putt – 7.28m

Mark Dacre
Horwich RMI Harriers

Lancashire Sportshall Meeting, Blackpool

Round 3
17th February 2008


This was the final Meeting held for the 2007/2008 season for which Horwich turned out 33 athletes on the day! Our Athletes performed magnificently and overall, the Horwich RMI Harriers Team finished 3rd position in this tough and competitive League, behind Athletics “Premiership” teams of Blackpool and Preston.

We are very proud of our 55 Athletes from Horwich who took part in the Lancashire Sportshall League Season and are grateful for all the help and support provided by many Parents.

Congratulations to all those that took part and gave the “Coaches” so much to be proud of!

The individual age group final positions are as follows:-

Under 11 Girls – 2nd place
Under 11 Boys – 4th place
Under 13 Girls – 5th place
Under 13 Boys – 2nd place
Under 15 Girls – 3rd place
Under 15 Boys – 3rd place

CONGRATULATIONS to 8 members of our Under 13 & 15 teams for being chosen to represent Lancashire in the North West Regional Finals:-

Hannah Storey
Beth Miller
Sam Mercer
Matthew Ault
George Burton

Full results to follow.

Lancs Sportshall, Blackpool