Monthly Archives: August 2009

Horwich RMI Track and Field Records Carl Foster is currently putting together the stats for track and field for those within the club designated ‘Masters’ if on looking at the records below you have a better performance please make contact … Continue reading

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Dentdale Fell Race 2.9m/1385ft. Sun 29th Aug.

James Back on Form. James Kevan (27.22) showed what a few weeks of continuous training can do for his form when finishing 13th in this English championship counter. James was out to impress the selectors and secure a place on … Continue reading

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Birchwood 10k Sun 23rd Aug.

Super runs by the Horwich squad saw Neil Pendlebury in first with a time of 33.14 placing 11th, Colin Rigby (17th) was very pleased with his time of 33.29 being his fastest for a couple of years – even if … Continue reading

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Darwen Gala Fell Race – 22nd Aug 2009

Well done to James Kevan not only for winning the race but for setting a new course record of 22.56 – 22 seconds inside the old record. James is on a mission at the moment to be in top form … Continue reading

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Ulverston Summer 10k – 19th Aug

Russell Maddams was back on the race scene after his recent wedding to Pippa with a fine 3rd place in this local race – for Russ, his time of 33.03 was his best for a couple of years and gives … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs. Cross Country Venues.

10 Oct – Kendal28 Nov – Liverpool19 Dec – Burnley16 Jan – Beacon park (?) TBA13 Feb – Hyndburn06 Mar – Barrow If anyone knows the location of the course at Beacon Park please advise.

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Jubilee Race Wed 19th Aug

Neil Takes Well Deserved Victory The last race in the series was run on a muggy sort of night but it did not stop new recruit Neil Pendlebury from having his first outright win in the series with a 27.02. … Continue reading

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Cross Bay Challenge – Sun 16th Aug.

Outright Win For Paul. Paul Muller can still pull race victories out of the bag at the age of 50! As he did in this tough race over the sands in the Morecombe bay with a time of 1.18.25, well … Continue reading

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Katie Wins Commonwealth Trial – Sunday 16th Aug.

Katie Ingram had another superb performance on the fells when winning the Commonwealth Mountain Championship Trial at Keswick. This was also the selection race for the World Championships in Italy on the 6th Sept, so another GB vest in the … Continue reading

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Cross Country News 2009-2010

Horwich RMI had an excellent season last year with the men and male vets both gaining promotion in our first season in the Mid Lancs Cross Country league. We also had male team success in the Red Rose and individual … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Cross 6m/1100ft – Wed 12th Aug.

Pete Howarth followed up his outright win at Stanhill the night before with another super run to finish 5th overall in a time of 38.45. Obviously the break from Uni is giving Pete the time to get in some good … Continue reading

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Sierra Zinal Race Switzerland – 9th Aug

From what I can see in the results it was just the threesome of Brent and Lindsey Brindle and Geraldine Walkington that again took on this classic Swiss mountain race. As I mentioned last year the race is 30k and … Continue reading

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Swiss Alpine Races 25th July 2009

Gaynor and Keith journeyed across to Davos Switzerland for the fifth time to take part in two different races this year. Keith ran the 21K (Half Marathon) +680m/-190m which started on the spectacular Sunniberg road bridge near to Klosters climbing … Continue reading

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AGM Time Again.

Just an early reminder that the AGM this year will be held on Wed 21st Oct provisionally booked at the Arena this year. Anyone who wishes to raise an agenda item needs to submit it before the 14th Sept in … Continue reading

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First Outright Win for Ali.

Witton Park 5k – Sun 9th Aug. Alastair Murray made a very late decision to run in the ‘Fighting for Cancer 5k’ held at Witton Park Blackburn and was rewarded with his first race win. Alastair went with the early … Continue reading

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Lowther Run fell race 13.5m/1500ft – Sun 9th Aug.

Suzanne Notches Up Another Win. Suzanne Budgett was our sole representative in the Lowther Run this year – which was eventually tagged as a 12.5 miles 1,400′ ft race, but it was Garmin’d by a couple of people at 13.2miles. … Continue reading

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Russ & Pip Tie the Knot.

Many Congratulations to Philippa and Russell who were married on Saturday 8th Aug at the Rampsbeck Country House Hotel Ulleswater. The weather was glorious for the ceremony, and the back drop of the fells was perfect for a couple who’s … Continue reading

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TROPHIES GALORE!

Primary School LeagueMedal Meeting17 July 2009 55 Trophies were won by the young Horwich RMI Harrier Superstars at the final meeting held at Robin Park Athletics Stadium, Wigan for the 2009 season for Year 3 to 6 Primary School ages. … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs. Meeting – Litherland – 8th August 2009

The final league meeting at Litherland saw 22 Horwich athletes turn out to protect the 1st places already held by both the men’s and the women’s sections. This meeting would decide the final league positions and see who would gain … Continue reading

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Calling All Athletes

Mid Lancs League Medal Meeting VenueROBIN PARK ARENA AND SPORTS CENTRELOIRE DRIVEROBIN PARKWIGANWN5 0UH All athletes U13s (year 6 & above) and older are invited to take part in the above competition on Saturday 22ND August 2009. Field events commence … Continue reading

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Whittle Pike 4.5m/1400ft – 5th August

Seven Harriers made the short trip to Waterfoot for this tough ‘A’ category race, with the going soft underfoot but overall good conditions, with plenty of sunshine but cool enough for racing. Young Peter Howarth – on leave from Uni … Continue reading

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Chorley 4 Mile Trail Race. Wed 5th Aug.

This, the fourth and last race in the series was the fastest for Gareth Booth who took 39 seconds off last months time, running 24.13 for second place on the night. Gareth’s form has improved greatly with some hard training … Continue reading

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How NOT to holiday

(Otherwise known as the “Coast to Coast Bike Ride Challenge 2009”)So our task was to bike coast to coast across England from Whitehaven to Whitley bay on the Coast to Coast bike route (C2C). Each summer, 15,000 bikers achieve the … Continue reading

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CALLING ALL ATHLETES

Mid Lancs League Meeting 5 VenueLITHERLAND SPORTS PARKMOSS LANE/BOUNDRY ROADLITHERLANDL21 7LA All athletes U13s (year 6 & above) and older are invited to take part in the above competition on Saturday 8th August 2009. Field events commence 12 noon and … Continue reading

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Borrowdale Fell Race.17m/6.500ft. Sat 1st Aug.

This race used to be very popular with Horwich runners many moons ago, but only a few intrepid folk make the trip now outside of it being a championship race, which is a pity as being one of the shorter … Continue reading

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Wagon & Horses 10 – Lancaster Sun 2nd Aug.

As one group of Harriers were racing over 10 mile at Sale another group made the trip to Lancaster to compete in the Wagon & Horses 10, run I believe on a scenic route alongside the river. The runners here … Continue reading

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Wigan Track – Northern League Sun 2nd Aug.

Gareth Booth and Gary Priestley opted for a Sunday 5k session at the track helping the Horwich/Wigan combined team with their points tally. Lap times were sorted at 74-5 and lead positions were to change every 400m – to help … Continue reading

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Sale 10 – Sunday 2nd Aug.

It was a very successful outing for the small Horwich contingent who took to the roads around Wythenshawe Park. Katie Ingram was racing her first ten miler and was a little apprehensive of the distance but her time of 55.38 … Continue reading

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Tough Guy Event 22nd July

Congratulations to young Andrew Kirkham who at the tender age of just 17 took on this very tough challenge and came through it with only an occasional shiver. An appreciation of the course can be gleaned from the pictures, but … Continue reading

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