Monthly Archives: May 2009

Gareth Back at the Front.

Hollins Green 5k Road Race Sat 30th May An excellent 5k course, in so much that it was flat enough, and had a nice setting outside the Black Swan, with the start, finish, and the first 1k marker all within … Continue reading

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Duddon Fell Races 30th May

Long race:18 miles / 6000ft; Short race 11 miles / 3000ft climb A race to which a few of the Harriers have ventured over the years, although only two turned out this time on a clear sunny day in the … Continue reading

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Marshalls Required ~ 2 Lads

“Marshalls required for the Two Lads Fell Race, Thursday June 18th starting from ‘The Bridge’ 7.30pm Please contact the organiser:Colin Jones, 07773160675 or 01204 690013 mail to: colin@vapor-tek.co.uk<

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Harrock Hill – Wed 27th May

The Harrock Hill series kicked off with a slippier than usual course with one or two tumbles en route, but this didn’t stop Paul Muller (34.38) continuing his come back from injury to take 3rd overall and of course his … Continue reading

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Joss Naylor Challenge 23rd May

Most folk who have completed the Bob Graham Round or the Joss Naylor Challenge will agree that the contender may not have the easiest job on the day, but certainly has the most straightforward. You just pretend that you’re one … Continue reading

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Bowley Hill Trail Race

Paul Muller and myself did the Bowley Trail Race at Gt Harwood on Monday classed as a trail race it was almost a fell race over 5.5 miles. Entry was free if you paid to enter the Country Show so … Continue reading

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Clifton Country Park Trail Race.

The inaugural Clifton Country Park 4.5 Miles Trail Race took place on a warm, sunny Sunday morning (24th May). Three Horwich Harriers took part with Rob Jackson leading the way in 2nd place (1st Veteran over 40). Rob was running … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Sage Burner 50k/5200ft Trail Race on May 23, 2009

Got a nice report from Jason Hodgson over the weekend who is still flying the flag for Horwich in his now adopted home in Colorado Springs. Jason has been back in serious training of late knocking out the miles at … Continue reading

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Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

(Or Baz wins a prize!!) It’s a great local event which I have taken part in for the last few years. This year I was the only member of our club taking part .. extra pressure. It consists of a … Continue reading

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Hutton Roof Fell Race – 7m/1300 Sat 23rd May

This year the race hosted the Inter Counties Fell Championship with three club members representing their counties. Katie Ingram (54.20) led the way in 2nd place for Lancashire – who also collected the silver medals. Katie is just back after … Continue reading

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Jubilee Race – Wed 20th May

The weather was certainly not hospitable for this the first race in the Jubilee series, but it certainly didn’t stop Ben Fish from posting a great time of 24.54 as he won from last years winner Gareth Booth (27.09) who … Continue reading

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The 22nd British Masters Open Road Relay Men’s O/40 Championships

Congratulations to Col Rigby and his team of over 40s, who claimed the highest position ever attained by Horwich RMI in this prestigious relay at Sutton Park in Birmingham.Colin set the team up with our fastest time of the day … Continue reading

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Chester Half Marathon

One for a Half ….. I was the only Horwich runner in the Shell Chester Half Marathon, a great challenging course. This year they where using chips but it was the gun time that counted so making sure I was … Continue reading

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Fairfield Horseshoe – 9m/3000ft Sat May 16th.

Dave Milliken continued with his excellent fell results, finishing 8th and first 0/40 in a time of 1.26.19, (this was after his super run at Buttermere the previous week were he finished 7th in a very competitive race – up … Continue reading

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White Peak Marathon – Sat 16th May

Niccole Makes It Fourth Time Lucky Many congratulations to Nicole Kirkham who ran 3.52.19 finishing 81st overall and third 0/50 lady in the White Peak Marathon, an off road marathon that follows the Tissington trail in Derbyshire – an old … Continue reading

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Russell Takes National Title

Russell Maddams took the 50k English National Ultra Distance Championship title in a brilliant time of 3.06.59 on a 14 lap course at Boddington in Gloucestershire at the weekend. Running in wet and windy conditions – not particularly conducive to … Continue reading

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Chorley Park Series. Friday 15th May

James Back At The Front. James Kevan took the honours with a PB of 16.33 – for this course. His tough race on Wednesday night at Haigh Hall did not in any way inhibit his performance as he cruised to … Continue reading

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Calendar Photos

This is currently how the calendar pages will look – thanks to Carl Balshaw. We are still experimenting with the format, I just need you to continue with your nominations with a photo from the Blog each month – it … Continue reading

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Gary Wins Bronze at Lancashire Champs – 9th May

Gary Priestley ran a new 5k PB of 16.00.10 when finishing third in this championship race at Stanley Park Blackpool. Gary had already collected a 10k PB the previous weekend when representing his Uni at the BUCS Championships in Bedford, … Continue reading

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Haigh Hall Series 4m Mile – Wed 13th May

A tough battle ensued at the front as James Kevan (20.51) took the early initative and pushed on to take the lead, matching strides with Nick Leigh of Altrincham for most of the race, with Nick just having the strength … Continue reading

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Apology

Apologies to Mick Kay whose membership was doubted at Coniston – not being on the membership list, although not processed –through late arrival – Mick had payed up, sorry Mick, hope you liked your photo at Belmont.

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Fellsman 61 mile/11000ft 9/10th May

Congratulations To Karl Taylor who took a massive 2hrs 24 mins from his previous PB to finish 41st in this years Fellsman in a time of 15.19 mins A report from Karl indicated that it wasn’t a bad day, starting … Continue reading

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2 athletes – 5 medals

Athletics meeting Trafford Open 04.05.2009 Noah & Jonah Saunders competed in the 2nd Trafford Open of the year and collectively received 5 medals. Noah Saunders U13s 75m – 11.2s 1st place – Gold150m – 23.0 s 3rd place – bronzeDiscus … Continue reading

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Report for Lancashire Championships

Laura Taylor produced the run of her life to win the Lancashire U 13s hurdles title at the weekend and in doing so smash both the Club and the County Championship record. Laura had only contested the 70 m Hurdles … Continue reading

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Your Club Social Night

June sees the re-launch of our club social night – the first one is Tues 2nd June from 8pm-ish onwards. The venue is the pub closest to the Bolton Arena, the Harvester. Please spread the word about this – the … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs Blackpool – 18th April 2009

What an opener and what a turn out on a fine sunny day in Blackpool. 25 athletes competed on the day with 7 debut performances. Highlights of the competition were the achievements of AAA standard by:- Hannah Storey U15G 100m … Continue reading

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Junior Fell Championship 2009

Junior Fell Championship Best six results from nine races (Scoring 10 points for first in age group down to 1 point for 10th place) May 4th Wray Caton from Wray Nr Lancaster Village Fair and Scarecrows 11.35a.m 1.5 ml May … Continue reading

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Golden Ball 5k Lancaster –Sun 10th May

Gareth Back On Form Gareth Booth (15.55) went close to his 15.42 PB when winning the race from Rick Hayman of Sale. Gareth tucked in behind Hayman until the final 300m before putting in one of his famous track speed … Continue reading

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Belmont Winter Hill – 4.5m/1000ft. Sat 9th May

Twenty nine Harriers turned out for the club in this local fell race. The weather fortunately held off, but the going underfoot was a bit soggy in places. Darren Kay (33.25) led from the gun, and paced the race wisely … Continue reading

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Jubilee Races 2009 – Help Wanted

The Jubilee Series of Races Requires Marshalls and Officials to enable the event to be a success. The Races are on Wednesday 20th May, 17th June, 15th July, 19th August. We require registration staff from 6.00 to 7.30 (so you … Continue reading

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Junior Athletes of the Month – April 2009

Congratulations to Girls Yr 3&4 Isobel Dean Boys Yr 3&4 Callum Gordon Girls Yr 5&6 Emily Shelmerdine Boys Yr 5&6 Luke Anderton Congratulations to all of you for your hard work and effort in training and the great improvement made … Continue reading

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Calendar Photos

Jan, Feb & March are in the bag, I will do a revue at the half way stage in June, so can you now look back and choose a photo from the Blog for the month of April. Caption: Thanks … Continue reading

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Chorley Harriers 4 Mile Trail Race ~ Wed 6th May

Lisa Leads The Way The newly converted road to trail race series for Chorley Harriers kicked off with its first race tonight, with Lisa Heyes setting the pace for future races with the inaugural course record of 27.39 finishing a … Continue reading

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Wray Caton Moor 6.75m/1100ft – Monday 4th May.

Suzanne Takes Top Spot At Wray A day more for spotting the RMI Harrier in the crowd rather than in the race. Paul Massey & family, Cath, Neil Wrigley & girls, Brenda & Tony Hesketh plus Granchildren, Rachel Metcalfe & … Continue reading

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Horwich Trathlon – Sunday 3rd May

Ian Hamer turned his talents to the Tri coming a very creditable 34th place in an overall time of 2.34.37. Perhaps this discipline – being kind to his ongoing niggles – will give Ian some impetus in his training. Tony … Continue reading

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Wray Caton

An excellent turn out of twelve juniors running at the Wray Caton Fell Race on Monday. We were rewarded with three winners for the first race in the Horwich Junior Fell Championship. Phoebe Howe won the U/12, brother Joesph won … Continue reading

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Report – Horwich RMI Harriers, Young Athletes League Wigan – 3rd May

Horwich RMI Harriers achieved their greatest team success on the Track to date winning the opening fixture of the Young Athletes League and defeating Wigan Harriers in a close fought battle at their Home Track on Sunday. For a club … Continue reading

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May Caption Competition.

Same again please, plenty of entries for the prize of four weeks free track. This time it is Barry who will hopefully inspire a plethora of diverse captioning!

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Weekend Snippets

CONISTON FELL RACE – 9m/3500ft Ian Williams was our first counter on this very tough up and down course running 1.35.53 for 92nd place, then as previously mentioned Suzanne Budgett and Pete Walkington both clocked the same time 1.40.47 for … Continue reading

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April Caption Competition.

Thank you to all those who submitted captions, after much debate the winning entry was from Steve Nolan himself. Colin says, ‘Cross country isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, I could do this with my eyes shut… (Steve) Me … Continue reading

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Club Social Scene.

Q: How many Horwich RMI members does it take to organise a XXXX-up in a brewery?A: You tell us!! Your club, your enjoyment – is the club’s social life working for you?Suggestions from some club members include having a first … Continue reading

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