Monthly Archives: July 2009

Whalley Nab Race – Billington 28th July

An excellent run by Graham Schofield in this five and half miles of mixed terrain race put him 7th overall in 35.20 from a field of 134, this was good enough to take the first 0/50 by over 30 seconds. … Continue reading

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Borrowdale Fell Race

Mark Sammon is again keen to help any club member doing the Borrowdale race by being at Sty Head as the runners come through – he will willingly take drinks and food there.. Anyone wanting to avail themselves of his … Continue reading

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Harrock Hill Race No 3 – 22nd July

A good turn out of fifteen runners from the club on the night, with Paul Muller (34.26) back on form to take his rightful 1st 0/50 prize and finish 5th overall. Nigel Clementson is making steady progress with his training … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs Meeting Report – Bolton 25.07.09

A record number of 30 athletes turned out for the 4th Mid Lancs Meeting at Bolton’s Leverhulme Park with the weather providing almost perfect conditions. Regular competitors for this league were joined by 1st time attendees Helena Lawton, David Jack, … Continue reading

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Trafford Grand Prix 21st July

3000m PB for Gary. A high quality field contested the 3000m race as this popular track PB venue. Gary Priestley went with the intention of a PB and was not disappointed when clocking 9.05.68, in fact his early pace had … Continue reading

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The South Lakes Half Marathon

Saturday 26th September 2009, 11.00am start A free entry is available for this race given to the club by the organiser, so if you fancy a half marathon on a measured course then it’s the first club member to contact … Continue reading

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Manchester 5k Sizzler. 23rd July

Colin Rigby moved within a second of a sub 16 5k at this well attended race, with an entry of 417. Col went 12 seconds faster than Blackburn where he had a cracker, so he should be well pleased with … Continue reading

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Warrington 5 mile Road Race. 18th July

Gareth Booth continued from where he left off in the Jubilee race with a fine run at Warrington, finishing second overall in a time of 26.50 from Dan Cliffe of Warrington AC – a 14.40 5k man – who ran … Continue reading

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Cuerden Valley 10k Trail Race 16th July.

New member Richard Howarth sporting his club vest for the first time ran a super 36.36 to take second place on the night and a lead in this series of four races. Paul Muller came next for the club in … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs League

Meeting 4 VenueLEVERHULME PARKLONG LANEBOLTON All athletes U13s (year 6 & above) and older are invited to take part in the above competition on Saturday 25th July 2009. This venue, as yet, has not been confirmed. Should it alter a … Continue reading

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Fell Relays

As both the Ian Hodgson and FRA relays are not too far away, would runners who are genuinely interested in being part of the teams please make their interest known as soon as possible to Colin Jones (Captain)Home: 01204 690013, … Continue reading

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Suzanne Turns On The Heat At Kentmere

Most of us packed the waterproofs and bad weather kit when setting off for Kentmere. Luckily Mr Sammon also included suntan lotion which was “spread” around.After the storms of Saturday night and Sunday morning over 240 runners set off in … Continue reading

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Snowdon International Race 10m/3.300ft– Sat 18th July.

Katie Number One Again. The forecast was for heavy rain, but the weather stayed dry with smiles all round as Katie Ingram for the second consecutive year won this tough International Mountain Race – again leading the England team to … Continue reading

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Wasdale Fell Race.

Now I’ve heard the feedback from some of those that did Wasdale, and a few of the negative vibes about doing it again, I can only say that it was my favourite race that I looked forward to each year, … Continue reading

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Jubilee Series – Race No 3. Wed 15th July.

Gareth Booth got his pace judgement right and cruised to victory with a very well timed surge on the last lap. His time of 26.33 was just 5 seconds off his PB for the course, which he ran just a … Continue reading

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Bolton News – Sports Info Submissions.

The Bolton News sports desk has asked that we coordinate any athletic stories or results through the clubs official channels. The committee decided Carl Foster will submit all track and field story/results, and Norman Matthews will submit the road/fell info … Continue reading

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Athletes of the Month. June 2009.

Anthony Hulton Athlete of the Month June 2009 Yr 5 and 6. Eleanor Aindow Athlete of the Month June 2009 Yr 3 and 4. Grace Shelmerdine Athlete of the Month June 2009 Yr 5 and 6. Kai Brown Athlete of … Continue reading

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European Mountain Running Championship – Telfes Austria Sun 12th July

Katie Makes Top Ten- With Team Bronze Many congratulation to Katie Ingram for her superb run in Telfes, finishing in 9th place overall. The course of 9.5 k with 3116 ft of climbing is typical of the European mountain races, … Continue reading

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Northern 5k Road Championship – Blackburn Sun 12th July

Bronze Medals for ‘Team Horwich’. The format of having the 5k championship race incorporated within the open race was continued at Blackburn with the men’s team packing well and taking the bronze medals. James Kevan – who has been progressing … Continue reading

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Wasdale Fell Race – 21m /9000ft Sat 11th July

I have only limited info on the race as yet, but once again this super long ‘A’ fell race took it’s toll of runners with only three from the club finishing from the eight who started. Dave Milliken was our … Continue reading

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Social Evening.

A reminder that a social evening – with pub grub – has been arranged for this coming Friday 17th July at the Jolly Crofters, all welcome, just turn up. For venue location see: http://www.pub-explorer.com/lancs/pub/jollycroftershorwich.htm

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June Caption Winner. No.5

Well done to Gaynor Higson & Co for submitting the winning caption for June. Free track for a month Gaynor, but you will have to get rid of that injury to take advantage of it! Sods law. I will try … Continue reading

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Rochdale 10k Road Race – Tues 7th July.

Colin Rigby took in this race to check on his current 10k pace, but found the course particularly hilly for comparing times, so had to settle for 34.04, third place overall and first vet 40, so not a bad night’s … Continue reading

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Viga Thirsty Three Multi Terrain Race – 5th July

Emma Perrin made a winning return to racing after a long time absence through injury/illness. Being her local race Emma thought the 3 mile course was a good test of her current fitness and set off cautiously, but soon found … Continue reading

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Tockholes Fell Race – Saturday 4th July 2009 – 5.8m/1100’

Nine Harriers turned out for this local event. A rather clammy day with a hint of a breeze every now & then greeted the 130 runners. Our very own Super Vet, Graham Schofield was first home for Horwich. Graham collected … Continue reading

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Skiddaw Fell Race. Sunday, July 5th 2009 ~ 9m/2700’

At first it looked like there were only three old men (Colin Jones, Albert, & Mr V) & one old bird (Suzanne) turning out for this Lakeland jaunt. Then gradually other Horwichers appeared – Brent Brindle & daughter Lindsey, Peter … Continue reading

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The Northern Veterans 10km Trail Race. Sun 5th July.

The race took place at Radcliffe over an undulating course, on a warm, sunny morning. Horwich pair Rob Jackson and Paul Muller shared the lead throughout the race to finish in joint first place in a time of 34mins 27secs, … Continue reading

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The Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon (SLMM)

Weekend: 4th/5th July The SLMM is a two-day mountain navigation event. Teams are given grid references and have to navigate between set checkpoints.The 31st Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon started from Coniston and headed over the fells to a mid-camp in … Continue reading

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Chorley Park Series Friday 3rd July. Race No4.

The last of the races saw another clear win for James Kevan (16.49) giving him the series win – James even managed a pit stop on this last one! I am not too sure what the other results are from … Continue reading

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Social Night Tuesday 7th July. Harvester Inn

The second of our social gatherings comes round this coming Tuesday after the track session. It would be great to have a few more socialable souls to add to the nine who enjoyed the evening last time. You don’t have … Continue reading

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COOPE’S DOZEN – SATURDAY 25th JULY 2009

The annual running of this course will take place on Saturday the 25th July, starting at the Top Barn (GR 638149) at 9.00am and finishing at the same point. It is a social run and not a race. There will … Continue reading

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Chorley 4 Mile Trail Race No 3 – Wed 1st July

Katie Ingram stole the show with a course record of 25.36 and a 7th place overall. Although the race series is no where near as well attended as the old road course races, the scenery on this undulating course and … Continue reading

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English Junior Uphill Championships (Patterdale)

We had eight runners in this major junior championship and all performed excellently. We returned with Two Bronze Medals on a course that our juniors had never before experienced (a tough lakeland climb with no easy bits) Zac Howe got … Continue reading

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