Monthly Archives: August 2008

Pendleton Fell Race – 5m/1500ft 30th Aug.

A much tougher course greeted the runners this year as the grass and reeds had flourished on this summers weather! Katie Ingram (41.58) used the race once more in her run up to the World Trophy race next month in … Continue reading

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Claire’s First Win

Harrock Hill Race Series. Claire Burns chalked up her first ever race win at this the final race in series. Spurred on by her third place at Dentdale – the previous weekend – Claire had the confidence to go early … Continue reading

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Arena Parking

Just a reminder about the parking system at Bolton Arena. There has been a new system installed as a result of the large number of drivers using our car parks but not our facilities. There is now a limit of … Continue reading

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Jubilee Race Wed 20th Aug

The final Jubilee race saw a much reduced field of 119 – mainly due to the weather. However this did not dampen the clubs enthusiasm with twenty Harriers running, who took all but the senior men’s team award, with Gareth … Continue reading

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Dentdale Fell Race -2.9m/1385ft

This 2.9 mile race was part of the Dentdale show weekend. After a steady paced run of a few hundreds metres on tarmac the off road climb of almost 1400 feet started in earnest. it wasn’t long before the glutes … Continue reading

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Round Latrigg 5.5m/800ft Keswick 20th Aug

Russell Maddams continues to improve on the fells with a super second place in this short but particularly fast fell race. Russ finished within a minute of winner Ricky Lightfoot, but had to work hard on the run in to … Continue reading

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Denis Ties the Knot.

Many congratulations to Denis Mason and his new wife Alison who were married last Friday at the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere. Denis’s love of the fells even meant a wedding in the Lake District, I wonder if he went for … Continue reading

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England Vest for Katie.

Katie Ingram continues her international duties this time winning an England vest to compete in the World Trophy Mountain race in Switzerland on the 14th Sept at the spa resort of Crans Montana. All the leading runners were assembled for … Continue reading

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AGM 8th Oct.

This year’s AGM of Horwich RMI Harriers & AC will be held on Wednesday 8th October, at the RMI Social Club, at 8pm. Nominations will be accepted for the following committee positions. ChairmanVice ChairmanGeneral SecretaryMembership SecretaryTreasurerPress & Publicity OfficerHead Senior … Continue reading

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Horwich Downhill Race – Thursday 28th August, 7:00pm

Runners assemble at the Scotsman’s Stump, Winter Hill mast road, next to the mast itself. Please arrive for 6:45pm in order to draw your starting position. Runners set off at 30sec intervals. FREE ENTRY, with PRIZES. Contact Steve Barlow on … Continue reading

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Taking A Mini Break.

Further to our best wishes for Alistair Murray –see Haigh Hall report. A word of encouragement for Stevie Barlow, who has had a few tough months with a chest illness/injury. Steve has been into hospital for various tests and procedures … Continue reading

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Radcliffe AC 5 Mile Trail Race 14th Aug.

Susan Lever took another step up the comeback ladder when winning well at Radcliffe. Taking the first 0/45 spot and winning the race is not a usual formula but Susan has been training hard and it paid off with a … Continue reading

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SWISS ALPINE MARATHON WEEKEND 26th July 2008

Keith Makin and Gaynor Higson travelled over to Switzerland for their fourth time to run in the 23rd Swiss Alpine festival of running. They ran the half marathon 21K which starts in the town of Buel just outside Klosters on … Continue reading

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Lisa Back On Form.

Haigh Hall 4 – Wednesday Aug 13th. Lisa Heyes (25.37) had to pull out all the stops to win this local four miler after being chased hard all the way by Jayne Taylor of Wigan. Lisa judged her finishing pace … Continue reading

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Sierre Zinal Mountain Race Switzerland 3rd Aug.

Five Horwich runners travelled over to Switzerland last weekend for what is probably Europe’s most prestigious mountain race, the ‘Sierre Zinal’. The race is 30k and starts at the town of Sierre at an altitude of 550m. The first 20k … Continue reading

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Two notable Dates for your Diary

Sunday October 5th – Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay (Brotherswater) Sunday October 19th – UKA British Relay Championships (Clwydian Hills, Denbighshire) Please make room in your diary for these prestigious annual events as they will soon be upon us. Horwich have … Continue reading

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Big PB for James

James Kevan gave his 5k PB a big boost when clocking 15.26 at the Sale Sizzler last night. Running in good company James finished 4th in a quality field just 10 seconds behind Dave Norman in 3rd. This puts James … Continue reading

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Katie & Gareth Seal Series Wins.

Chorley 4 mile – Wed 6th Aug. Katie Ingram’s (21.50) 11th place overall and first lady meant a clean sweep in the race series. Gareth Booth (20.57) had to settle for fourth on the night but took the series without … Continue reading

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