Horwich Rotary on 22nd Jan 2009

Horwich RMI Harriers & AC

Natassia Dacre’s “thank you” delivered to Horwich Rotary on 22nd Jan 2009.

“Good afternoon Horwich Rotary. My name is Natassia Dacre. I started athletics when I was 7 years old and I have seen all of the changes that have taken place.

I am now 12 years old and I train with the under 13’s. The event that I like to do most is Javelin and my dad says I am ranked 14th in the North West last year. I hope to improve on it this year.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say on behalf of all of our young athletes, thank you to the Horwich Rotary in providing us with the indoor sportshall equipment and your kind support with the Christmas Heptathlon, which we have held for 3 years now and we have raised nearly £1,000 to charities.

We have kids with all different skills and abilities. All the equipment you have provided us has really given us a massive step for a brighter future. It is the chance for children to try all different events.

From Rotary Speech 2009

Cheque for £ 300 donated by Horwich Rotary for Sports Equipment.
Presented by Geoffrey Pearson to Natassia Dacre and Carl Foster of Horwich RMI Harriers

Schools in the local area have been taking part in many of our events and then later becoming members. However, our next challenge is to search for qualified coaches to help support us in events and training.

This is great for the local community. I have made new friends, learnt new skills, kept myself fit and had fun. It has been an amazing experience and I am sure all the athletes enjoy it. If you have any questions please ask Carl!

Thank you.”

Natassia Dacre, age 12

Horwich RMI Harriers SOLID Team Performance

Lancashire Sportshall Meeting, Blackpool
18th January 2009

This was the 2nd Meeting held for the season for Under 11’s, Under 13’s & Under 15’s. Our Team turned out a magnificent 33 athletes on the day!

Overall, Horwich RMI Harriers are still in 3rd position, closing up on Blackpool and Preston, after a very good team performance.

There were many personal bests on the day, with excellent performances from Hannah Storey, Beth Miller and Martha Gill for the Girls and Ryan Ashcroft, Matthew Gibson, Sam German, Anthony Hulton and James Lovell for the Boys.

Overall, Horwich RMI Harriers are lying in 3rd position after 2 meetings.

Full Results.

Report for Sportcity 11th Jan 2009

Horwich RMI Athletes had a good day at the indoor meeting at Sportcity on Sunday.

Laura Bannister set a new personal best over 300m whilst two new club records were set by Shaun Palmer and Beth Miller over 60m Hurdles and 60m respectively.

From Sportcity 11th Jan 2009
From Sportcity 11th Jan 2009

Full results :-

Under 20

Jack Thomas
60m 7.55
200m 23.75

Jess Tomlinson
High Jump 1.30

Under 17

Rachel Pearson
200m 28.73
300m 47.23

Laura Bannister
200m 30.61
300m 48.78

Amy Philpotts
1000m 3.26.11

Under 15

Shaun Palmer
60m 8.81
60m H 11.44(CR)

Beth Miller
60m 8.58(CR)
200m 28.79