Monthly Archives: April 2009

KINDER DOWNFALL FELL RACE. 10m / 2500ft

Five Harriers were in attendance at the second counter in this years club fell championships. Conditions were clear, not too warm, and dry under foot, for this popular race from Hayfield in the Peak District taking in the ridge above … Continue reading

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London Marathon

Six harriers ran London with their times below and links for further info. I don’t know what each runners expectations were apart from Rob who I think was hoping for around 2.32. Well run to them all for completing the … Continue reading

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Three Peaks Takes Its Toll

Nine hardy Harriers set off on this gruelling 24m/4500ft race but only three made the finish. Once again this arduous race shows that it is not to be underestimated and runners have to be totally free of niggles and fully … Continue reading

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Chorley Park Series – Race 1. Friday 24th April

Time has flashed by once again as we start another Chorley Park series, this popular little race gives an opportunity for a blast round the park and to compare previous times to check on early season form. James Kevan (16.55) … Continue reading

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Car Key Found

A car key was found on the shooting hut path very early morning of 22/04/09. If it’s yours, or you know of anyone who has lost one let me know, could save them a few quid. Norman 01204 468390

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Hawkshead Trail Race 15k. 18th April

Russell Maddams did a super time of 62.17 to place 4th in this popular Lakes trail race. Russ is training hard for the Boddington 50k on May 17th and just has the Keswick Half on May 3rd to race before … Continue reading

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Clean Sweep at Radcliffe 10k

Radcliffe 10k – Sunday 19th April. Colin Rigby (33.53) and Suzanne Budgett (39.18) both took top spot when winning this local 10k trail/road race. Colin went in determined mode to win the race and that’s what he did leading from … Continue reading

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Ian Conquers Joss Challenge.

Joss Naylor Challenge -18th April As a 55 year old with 15 hours to compete the 48 mile, 17000 feet traverse of the Lake District I left Pooley Bridge before first light in the company of Karl Taylor (HRMI) and … Continue reading

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Presentation Evening

The presentation evening at the Mumbia Restaurant went without a hitch with Pete Bland fulfilling his duties as master of ceremonies admirably, eighteen separate winners collected their awards, but it has be said that Suzanne Budgett and Steve Nolan bagged … Continue reading

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Manx MM – Easter Saturday 11h April 2009

After a seven year absence I thought it was about time to pay another visit to the Isle of Man at Easter to do one of my favourite races, the Manx MM. A 31 mile route over all the summits … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI 2008 Presentation Winners.

If you are on the list below can you make every effort to attend the presentaion evening to collect your award. 7.00pm Mumbai restaurant. Chorley New Road Horwich. Overall Club Championship Men. Dave Vickers Cup.Winner.. James KevanSecond.. Steve NolanThird….. Doug … Continue reading

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Calder Vale 10 – Friday 10th April

Still overcast day for this hilly 10 mile road race which 5 Harriers started. Simon Parkinson led them home in 1:02:04 for 13th place. Ian Charters (79th & 4/7 M55) followed in 1:11:53 with Keith Makin (140th & 3/9 M60) … Continue reading

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Pike Race Thank’s

I would like to thank all the people who helped with the organisation and marshalling at the pike race on Saturday. Thanks must also go out to all the outside bodies who co-operated with the club and race officials in … Continue reading

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Rivington Pike Fell Race 2009

Our thirty strength contingent gave us the men’s team and the men’s vets team awards, but the poor turn out of just four ladies could not do the same for them, breaking our winning streak of team victories from 2002. … Continue reading

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Southport Good Friday 4.

Just a couple of Harriers ran this lapped course in Victoria Park Southport, Pete Bland was getting in his race quota for the weekend before his duties at the Pike race, and Karl Ward was just getting in another race … Continue reading

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Presentation Evening – Friday 17th April

Mumbai restaurant Chorley New Road Horwich Don’t forget the presentation evening this coming Friday; just ring Pete or Norman to book your place. Tickets are only £10 – subsidized by the club.We would like as many members as possible to … Continue reading

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Caption Competition

Your chance to win a months free Tues track sessions, just put a suitable caption to the photo and e-mail it back to me at norman.matthews@ntlworld.com its as easy as that! Winning caption will be posted on the Blog at … Continue reading

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Three Peaks Entry.

There is an entry going for any club member who fancies a nice long Sunday run – on a Saturday – on the 25th April, contact me if you are interested. Norman

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Inter Counties Fell Race

I’m getting a Greater Manchester women’s team together for the inter-counties fell championship at the Hutton Roof fell race in May and I’d really appreciate it if you could let the female members of Horwich know. They need to either … Continue reading

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New Arrival for the Murray’s.

Many congratulations to Karen and Ali on the arrival of young Alexander David – all nine pounds of him! I think the pain tolerance of hard training helped Karen considerably in her 48 hours of contractions! Best wishes go from … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets.

Askham Fell Race – Cumbria – April 4th 2009 – 1800’ – 8.5 miles A fresh and changeable fresh spring morning saw a little over sixtyrunners tackle the first running of the Askham Fell Race in Cumbria. With all the … Continue reading

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Northern 6 & 12 Stage Road Relays. Sun 5th April

This year the relays were held much closer to home than over the last few years with Stockport Harriers hosting the venue at Woodbank Park. The leg distances were much shorter than usual, allowing track based clubs to field stronger … Continue reading

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Caption Competition

Your chance to win a months free Tues track sessions, just put a suitable caption to the photo and e-mail it back to me at norman.matthews@ntlworld.com its as easy as that! Winning caption will be posted on the Blog at … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs Presentation.

A token mini group from the club attended the presentation night of the Mid Lancs cross country league at Bamber Bridge on Friday evening, to collect the awards from our first season in the league. Pete Bland and Pete Ramsden … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Up Hill Only Race – Sept 18th

For those at the sharp end the info is, that there will not be a separate uphill trial, as it is – too complicated and too many races! It would appear that the selectors will go on form, with athletes … Continue reading

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Liver Hill Race – Tues 31st March

Rather a unique race in so much that the entry was free and everyone got a prize – free cream egg – at the finish, as the world gone mad!Four Harriers took advantage of the deal, Paul Boardman 26th (39:04:00), … Continue reading

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Ready, Steady Go! Horwich RMI Harriers & AC for 2009

Horwich RMI Harriers & AC Juniors get set for the 2009 season, which started with a warm up for some of the Juniors at the recent indoor Open meeting at Sportcity, Manchester. 25 young athletes competed on the day, with … Continue reading

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