Report Young Athletes League – Deeside 22nd June

Horwich RMI Harriers had their forth Young Athlete League match on Sunday held in blustery conditions at Deeside and finished a strong second. This puts the club in a strong position to finish the league in the top half following promotion last year.

Four new club records were set, all in the sprints as Beth Miller reduced her own 75m record whilst Hannah Storey and Dionne King both improved their previous best times by some margin to break the U 15 and U 17 records. Finally the U 17 women’s 4x100m relay team set a new record.

Full results.

North Of England Championships and County Schools Championships 14th June 2008

Following on from a successful County Championships last weekend, Horwich RMI Harriers had another successful weekend at the North of England Championships and the County Schools Championships.

At the North of England Championships Katie Ingram continued on her recent good form shown on the roads to score a convincing victory in the Senior Women’s 5000m winning by nearly half a minute.

At the County Schools Championships Horwich RMI produced six winners showing their current strength in the track events with Jack Thomas taking the Senior 100m title, Becky Murphy-Bates taking the Senior 200m title and April Stephenson stepping up an age group to win the Senior 800m title. At Intermediate level Matthew Storey won the 100m with Sam Higgins winning the 400m whilst Jamie Crompton had a comfortable win over 1500m steeplechase. Jack, Matthew and April’s performances were all new club records.

Full results

North of England Championships

Name / Event / Performance / Position (finals only)


Katie Ingram / 5000m / 17.00.29 / 1st

County Schools Championships


Jack Thomas / 100m / 11.2(CR) / 1st
/ 200m / 23.0 / 2nd

Becky Murphy-Bates / 200m / 27.7 / 1st

April Stephenson / 800m / 2.12.0(CR) / 1st


Matthew Storey / 100m / 11.1(CR) / 1st

Danny Crompton / 100m / 12.2 / 5th

Sam Higgins / 400m / 53.0 / 1st

Jamie Crompton / 1500m sc / 4.38.9 / 1st

Charlotte Gafney / 100m / 13.5 / 4th


Tiffany Dacre / 200m / 29.7

Rebecca Atkinson / 1500m / 5.34.1

Laura Tunstall / 1500m / 5.32.3

Mid Lancs League 31st May

Just 5 Horwich athletes (and in Ian’s case we use the term “athlete”
lightly!) made the trip to Hyndburn for the 2nd Mid Lancs League meeting of
the season. Debut performances from Joseph Howe (U13) and Ian Saunders
(Senior) and a return to competition for Carl Foster (Senior).

U13 boys
J Howe High Jump 1.10m

N Saunders 100m 15.2s
N Saunders 200m 32.5s (PB)
N Saunders Long Jump 3.02m

U15 boys
M Ault 100m 14.0s (PB)
M Ault 800m 2:21.7s
M Ault High Jump 1.35m

Senior Men

C Foster Hammer 15.38m
C Foster High Jump 1.40m
C Foster Long Jump 4.48m

I Saunders Discus 17.54m (PB)
I Saunders Long Jump 3.01m (PB)

Report Young Athletes League – Halifax 18th May

Horwich RMI Harriers had their second Young Athlete League match on Sunday. Following a though first match they new that the second would be easier yet were still pleasantly surprised when they came out as eventual winners.

Nine new club records were set on the day, Beth Miller bettered her own 75m record, whilst Matthew storey did the same in the 200m and Triple Jump. Jamie Crompton also set new figures over the 1500m Steeplechase whilst new signing Benita Carnforth smashed the U 17 hammer record. Finally both the U 17 womens team bettered the previous club records.

Full results here