Monthly Archives: June 2009

Chorley Park Series – 26th June

James Kevan (16.46) again showed his potential by winning this race easily off very little training, starting a little more steadily than usual; he quickly pulled through to win by 35 seconds from Rick Hayman of Sale. Nigel Clementson (19.04) … Continue reading

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Caption Competition – Last Try

It would seem that the two James’s – have in general – given you a problem suggesting a suitable caption, only a few RMI intellectuals have ventured forth!

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Arnison Dash – Patterdale 2m/1000ft 28th June

This race connected with the Ullswater Country Fair and the English Junior Uphill Championships and saw a field of forty race up and down Arnison Crag in very hot conditions. Tony Hesketh finished 20th and first over sixty in 19.10 … Continue reading

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COITY FELL RACE 6M / 1000 FOC

Conditions were clear, sunny, and possibly a little hot without the breeze, for the annual running of this low key fell race from just outside Blaenavon, South Wales. The route takes in a circuit of Coity Mountain on the edge … Continue reading

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Karl Taylor Cracks Bob Graham – Sat 27th June

Many congratulations to Karl Taylor on his successful Bob Graham round of 22 hours .48mins. Apart from a couple of navigational errors on leg two – which cost him an hour – and the very warm conditions in the afternoon, … Continue reading

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Aggies Staircase – 3.8m/1150ft. Thurs 25th June.

An excellent turnout of sixteen Harriers for this local fell race, with Karl Ward (31.28) again leading the field for us in 11th place. Graham Schofield (31.36) in 13th place continues to enjoy his new found freedom as a retiree … Continue reading

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Clougha Pike Fell Race

Last Saturday four Juniors represented Horwich in the Clougha Pike Fell Race and with some excellent performances where rewarded with both individual and Team success. Nathan Townsend had his best run on the fells to take a well deserved victory … Continue reading

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Tintwistle Gala Race – Wednesday 24th June.

Karl Ward had possibly one of his highest placed race positions when finishing 5th overall in 30.43 in this Round the Resers race, with 141 in the field that was a good result for Karl. Suzanne Budgett continued her racing … Continue reading

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Tebay Fell Race 8m/3000ft. Sat 20th June

British & English Championship Counter. Gary Priestley made a rare appearance in a championship race and acquitted himself with flying colours finishing 24th and our first counter; his 1.16.3 48 time was a credit to him. James Logue (1.17.57) continued … Continue reading

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Report – Horwich RMI Harriers North of England Championships and Young Athletes League – Wigan – 21st June

Horwich RMI Harriers had a successful day at the North of England Championships picking up two silver medals. April Stevenson continued her return to good form following injury. Having comfortably won her 800m heat she ran confidently in the final … Continue reading

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Lakeside Gummers How, 20/06/09

Yesterday I went to return the Lakeside Gummers How trophy. I’d be sorry to see it go. This had been my last race before an enforced 12 month lay-off with pains down my back and left leg which had meant … Continue reading

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Horwich Town Centre 5k Race – Carnival Series.

A quality field up front set the scene for a fast 5k and a fitting end to the carnival races. As anticipated the first four runners ran sub 15 minutes which pulled the field to some fast times. Katie Ingram … Continue reading

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Tour X/C Race – Friday 19th June. Overall Positions.

The number of runners was down to 65 in this the fourth race of the series, but competition was just as fierce as leaders in the all the age groups gave it their all to improve their positions in the … Continue reading

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Freckleton Half Marathon Sun 21st June.

There are two entries available for any club member for this Sunday’s Half. Anyone interested – contact me. NM 01204 468390

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June Caption Competition

Come on folks the caption can’t be that hard this time, lets keep some rapport going on these captions, it’s good fun and it maintains a two way communication on the Blog. The prize is still free track session fees! … Continue reading

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Two Lads – THANK YOU

A big thanks to all who helped in the smooth running of the“Two Lads Fell Race” To the marshals who endured the threatening rain and the midges, Bolton Mountain Rescue for emergency backup, The Bridge for the use of there … Continue reading

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Two Lads Fell Race. – Thursday 18th June.

Twenty seven Harriers’ turned out for the race with our lead runners managing to hold off a strong Liverpool Harriers team by just six points. Alastair Murray (33.45) looked much more focused and relaxed from last night finishing as our … Continue reading

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Kinder Trog – 16m/3490ft Sun 14th June

Blue skies greeted me for the Kinder Trog last Sunday, so a good dollop of suncream was applied on arrival. At registration I noticed that two water stations had been placed on the course and that full waterproof body cover … Continue reading

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Jubilee Race No2. – Wed 17th June.

An impressive run by Gary Priestley saw him duck under 26 minutes for the first time clipping 31 seconds from his course PB, which earned him second place behind Mike Aspinall of Lancaster & Morecombe – not many Harriers have … Continue reading

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Lever Park Run – THANKS

Sue Hayes sends her thanks to all those who helped with the Lever Park Run, and survived the marauding midges.

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Wasdale Fell Race. 11th July – Help Wanted.

A general query in so much that we have a small contingent of club runners who will be doing Wasdale and would be grateful for someone to help with drinks en route. If you intend to be there on the … Continue reading

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Tebay Entry.

There is a number going from a club member for this championship race, if anyone wants a last minute entry. Contact me NM 01204 468390.

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Hebden Bridge Fell Race -14th June

With nearly 20 races over the course of a year (ranging from the bog trotting of Noonstone to the thrash up the cobbles to Stoodley Pike)the Calder Valley provides plenty of entertainment to keep fell runners out of trouble. The … Continue reading

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Lever Park Run – Tuesday 16th June.

A super start to the festival races for the club, with Darren Kay the outright winner, and with excellent back up from Steve Nolan, Glyn Kay and Paul Boardman we also collected the men’s team award. We further took the … Continue reading

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Young Athletes of the Month May 2009

Congratulations guys and gals. Sophie Williams Yr5&6 Girl Ella Price Yr3&4 Girl Izaak Dickinson Yr5&6 Boy Jack Stobart Yr 3&4 Boy Some great training from all of you and great teamwork in all the competitions you’ve entered. Well done. Keep … Continue reading

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Please Note!

There will be no hill session Thursday 18th. All those who fancy hills should be doing the ‘Two Lads’ fell race.

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Rochdale Three Day Event.

The Annual Rochdale 3 Day Event took place at Norden from Friday-Sunday (12-14th June). The gruelling event took place in warm and sunny conditions with two Horwich Harriers competing very successfully. Day one involved a tough 10km road race, Rob … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester Schools 2009

Horwich RMI athletes had a field day at the Greater Manchester Schools Championships picking up eight medals and a host of personal bests. Leading the way was Jamie Crompton, the UK’s current no 1 U 17 middle distance runner. This … Continue reading

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East Cheshire YAL – More Photos

East Cheshire – 31st May

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British Selection Again For Katie Ingram

European Mountain Running Championship Trial Snowdon 14th June This year the European Championships are to be held in Telfes, Austria on 12th July, and the trial ‘Uphill Only’ was run up the main tourist path from Llanberis to the summit … Continue reading

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June’s Caption Competition.

This month’s caption competition may need a little more imaginative thinking than the last two, but I am sure there is scope in there to work on with the two James’s

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May Caption Ompetition

Thank you to everyone who submitted captions, the list below again gives credit to the diversity of interpretation of a caption photo. But for shear inventiveness on the theme, the winner this month is a junior, Martha Gill, who has … Continue reading

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Lever Park Trail Race

Marshals urgently required for Lever Park Trail Race on Tuesday 16th June. Unless we have sufficient marshals in attendance the race could be in jeopardy! The race starts at 7.30pm. If you think you can help, please contact Sue Hayes … 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… mailto:colin@vapor-tek.co.uk

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Longridge Lions 7 Mile Road Race

Gaynor Higson, Keith Makin and Ed Swift went across to the village of Longridge Nr Preston on a bright but extremely windy day to run in this race which also runs as the Christmas Pudding race in December. Organised by … Continue reading

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Report – Horwich RMI Harriers, Young Athletes League

East Cheshire – 31st May and Bedford International Horwich RMI Harriers continued their good form with a strong second to hosts East Cheshire Harriers in their latest fixture with Bolton United Harriers finishing 3rd and Holmforth 4th. Most successful athlete … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs League Meeting 2 – Hyndburn 30th May

With the sun beating down and the smell of sun cream filling the air 13 competitors turned out for an excellent days competition in Hyndburn. Some familiar faces from the Horwich squad were joined by 3 debuting senior competitors, Alison … Continue reading

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Smithills Serpent 5 Mile Trail Race – Sun 7th June.

Fifth Grand Prix Race. The verdict on the new course was very favourable, with the three laps well marshalled and offering a nice variety of flat, and up and down running, with the added novelty in one place of small … Continue reading

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Stretton Hills – 5.75/2500ft Sat 6th June.

English Championship Counter. Not the sort of day that you would put the cat out, it poured down from start to finish, which was a pity, as the location and the race route were super. Run of the day was … Continue reading

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Northern Track League Liverpool – Sat 6th June.

Congratulations to Gary Priestley on a super PB of 15.45 when winning the Northern League 5000m at Liverpool today. This is 15 seconds off his previous PB which he set just a month ago at Blackpool. Gary is rounding into … Continue reading

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Bowdon 5k Thurs 4th June.

Gareth Booth running in a quality field got ever closer to his PB with a fine 15.59 in the Bowdon 5k on Wed evening finishing 8th overall, the race was won in 14.52 by Steve Vernon. Results: http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2009/bowdon.pdf

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Chorley Harriers 4 Mile Trail Race – Wed 3rd June.

A good turn out of nineteen Harriers for this the second race in the series. Good packing at the front meant another men’s team victory, with a super run from Alastair Murray (24.57) in 4th who was well in contention … Continue reading

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Paddy’s Pole fell Race – 4.5m/1100ft

Tuesday night saw this years running of the Paddy’s Pole fell race organised by Preston Harriers. It was a lovely clear evening, quite warm with not too much wind to cool you down. Natural England put a limit of 100 … Continue reading

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Social Night – Tuesday 2nd June

The first of our social nights at the Harvester went well with nine harriers making the effort to attend and have a quiet drink and a chat. Its early days yet but it would be nice to see a few … Continue reading

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Saddleworth Fell Race 3m/950ft.

The annual Saddleworth Fell Race took place on Sunday in very hot conditions Graham Schofield was first over fifty in a fine fifth place 24.29 and Tony Hesketh was first over sixty in 21st in 27.08 the race was won … Continue reading

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North West Civil Service Fell Championship Again At Two Lads.

For the third consecutive year, the Two Lads Fell Race has been chosen as the North West Civil Service Fell Championship. To be eligible you don’t need to be a civil servant but you do need to be a member … Continue reading

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Partner Required – Saunders Mountain Marathon July 4/5th

If you are either a seasoned Mountain Marathoner, or just someone who would like to try out this discipline for the first time, then e-mail Jude Stansfield for a chat. jude.stansfield@googlemail.com. Jude is looking for a partner in the Harter … Continue reading

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Bob Graham Support Needed.

Karl Taylor is looking for helpers in his support team when he attempts the round on 26/27th June. Karl will be starting at 19:00 on the 26th June from the Moot Hall on a 22 hour schedule. If you are … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Marathon.

Lisa and Guy Heyes picked one of the hottest days of the year so far, to take on the Edinburgh Marathon. Although they were both disappointed with their times, I am sure on reflection they will see that they both … Continue reading

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Lever Park Race

Marshals required for Lever Park Trail Race on Tuesday 16th June. The race starts at 7.30pm. If you think you can help, please contact Sue Hayes on 01204 409834. Thanks Sue

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