Monthly Archives: September 2009

Another Award Win

Following on from winning the North West award for Junior Club of the Year, the club has had more success with Mike Houghton, Rebecca Keating, Rachel Pearson, Jack Thomas and Tiffany Dacre winning the North West award for Young Volunteers … Continue reading

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Young Horwich RMI Harriers strike “Gold” at Wigan

Congratulations to Gabrielle Whittle, Isobel Dean, Nathan Townsend, Jonah Saunders & Callum Gordon of Horwich RMI Harriers, who all won Gold Medals in the Arnold Seddon Memorial Track and Field Athletics Meeting which took place on 19th September 2009 held … Continue reading

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England Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards

Following on from winning the North West award for Junior Club of the Year, the club has had more success with Mike Houghton, Rebecca Keating, Rachel Pearson, Jack Thomas and Tiffany Dacre winning the North West award for Young Volunteers … Continue reading

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Ormskirk 10k race Sun 27th Sept.

Stuart Edmundson took a well deserved second place overall in a time of 35.21 from a field of 411. I am sure Stuart is now looking forward to his relay leg in the Ian Hodgson to show his current excellent … Continue reading

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Medicine & Chernobyl Belarus 10k Race. Parbold 27th September

Paul & Emma Make it a Double First. Outright wins for Emma Perrin (42.41) and Paul Boardman (37.57) in this charity race, which I think is Paul’s first outright win – not sure about Emma, who is just coming back … Continue reading

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Ian Hodgson Teams

Senior menLeg 1) Darren Kay & Peter HaworthLeg 2) Stuart Edmundson & Karl WardLeg 3) Alastair Murray & James KevanLeg 4) Brendan Bolland & Mick Green Mens VetsLeg 1) Brent & Wilf BrindleLeg 2) Neil Wrigley & James SimmoniteLeg 3) … Continue reading

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Down Hill Race Monday 28th Sept

Bad visibility and a chilly breeze greeted the runners gathering at Scotsman’s Stump for this years downhill race. Setting off at 30 second intervals to allow everyone the freedom to choose their own route the competitors were soon under way. … Continue reading

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Ian Hodgson – Sunday 4th Oct

The mini bus will be leaving Bolton Arena at 7am prompt. Anyone wishing to get a lift please let Suzanne know on 01204 811547. Please don’t park on Arena car park as there is a 3 hour limit and you … Continue reading

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1500m Elite Race Preston Town centre

James Kevan’s short distance form just gets better, this time scorching around the Preston Town centre in a small elite field of 800 & 1500m specialists, including Paul Bradshaw GB, Chris Bryant Wales. James was invited by Helen Clitheroe as … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets

South Lakes Half Marathon – Grange Sat 26th Sept Paul Muller and Brendan Bolland took in the delights of this undulating half, finishing 2nd and 5th respectively, with Paul collecting the first 0/50 and Brendan second 0/40. Results: http://www.ukresults.net/2009/southlakes.html

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Whernside Fell Race: Saturday 26th September 12miles/2972′ (Horwich fell championship race)

Nine Horwich members ventured to Dent to participate in Saturday’s Whernside race. This very runable race was made all the better by being graced with clear skies and fantastic sunshine. At the time of writing this report, full results were … Continue reading

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Swinton Half Marathon – Sun 27th Sept

Nine Harriers were in attendance for the 31st Swinton Half Marathonn – this year a counter in the club’s road and overall championships, as well as the Central Lancs Grand Prix. From the start a lead group was quickly established … Continue reading

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North of England Road Running Relays Sat 27th September – Leeds University

Senior Men – Horwich RMI Harriers 13th Overall Leg.. Runner.. Time.. Team Position 1 Garry Priestley.. 18.06….. 122 James Kevan…… 17.45….. 63 Russell Maddams.. 18.36….. 84 Gareth Booth…. 19.40….. 115 Alastair Murray. 19.17….. 116 Colin Rigby….. 19.36….. 13 A hot … Continue reading

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Red Rose Venue Change Sat 3rd Oct.

PLEASE NOTE: that next Saturdays Bury Cross Country is OFF and the venue has been moved to Witton park Blackburn. Same start details as normal. **Please note that all Red Rose meetings start at 12.30 with the U11’s. The Ladies … Continue reading

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England Athletics Awards Sponsored by Heidsieck & Co. Monopole Champagne

Horwich Junior Section Shortlisted. Tremendous news for the Junior Section and all the coaches and volunteers who have helped to make it such a success. It would appear that our nomination to attend the National Awards was at the bequest … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI Harriers Downhill Race – Monday 28th September, 6:30 pm.

Starting from Scotsman’s Stump by the mast on Winter Hill mast road.Runners set off at 30 second intervals, finishing at the RMI club, viathe pike, and any route in between. Guests welcome. Free entry and prizes. Alastair Murray07769682439alastair.murray@gmail.com

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CSSC Games

Last week (17th and 18th Sept) Angela Allen and Gordon Stone competed in the CSSC Games, representing HASSRA at Loughborough University. Angela performed brilliantly for an outright win in the Women’s 3000 metres in a time of 11:37.0 and was … Continue reading

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Calendar Photos

Just a note to say that I am continuing to collect photos each month from the Blog for the 2010 calendar. Apart from two stalwart contributors the response from others has dried up. So I am doing it unilaterally.

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Cross Country Entries

Please check out to see if you are on the list, if not then contact Pete Ramsdale(01204 468373) Mid LancsGary Priestley 02/09/1988 U23 yesNeil Pendlebury 24/10/1986 SM yesGareth Booth 09/10/1971 SM yesRichard Howarth 28/03/1974 SM yesKarl Ward 26/07/1971 SM yesPaul … Continue reading

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Three Shires Fell Race – 13m/4000ft

After the clear weather we’d had last week, a few clouds and a touch of rain decided to take part in this years race. The clagg lingering around on the peaks of Wetherlam and Swirl How and the rain joining … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets.

Pennington Flash 5 Mile Trail Race 20th Sept Neil Pendlebury (27.00) returned to his old stomping ground to race the local 5 mile trail race. Although he had not been well for a couple of days before the race it … Continue reading

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Katie Wins Commonwealth Title.

Katie Ingram went one better than the Silver medal she won on Friday- for the Up Hill only race – by winning outright the Up & Down race today which centered on the Latrigg Fell overlooking the town of Keswick. … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Mountain Running Championship Keswick Friday 18th Sept.

Katie’s Magnificent Second Place. Katie Ingram (48.43) ran the race of her life when finishing second to Anna Frost (48.06) of New Zealand in the inaugural Uphill’ only race at the Commonwealth Mountain Running Championship held over the weekend at … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI Harriers Downhill Race

Monday 28th September, 6:30 pm. Starting from Scotsman’s Stump by the mast on Winter Hill mast road. Runners set off at 30 second intervals, finishing at the RMI club, viathe pike, and any route in between. Free entry and prizes. … Continue reading

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Report for Telford Games and Blackpool Open meetings

A number of Horwich RMI Harriers were out at the weekend making the most if the weather in some end of season competitions. Natassia Dacre travelled down to the Midlands to compete in the prestigious Telford Games and was rewarded … Continue reading

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New Arrival for Claire & Mark.

Many congratulations to Claire and Mark Burns on the birth of their son Joseph Alexander who weighed in at 7lbs 9ozs. Mum and baby are doing fine, Mark is still recovering! (29 Eastwood Close Bolton BL3 4TG)

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Trafford 10k – Sunday 13th Sept.

First Team & Three PB’s Trafford got an update with a new course and chip timing, which obviously suited Gary Priestley, Neil Pendlebury and Richard Howarth as they all claimed new PB’s. Gary and Neil went off very fast, 4.40 … Continue reading

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CLUB ENTRIES FOR LANGDALE FELL RACE

The club has reserved 5 entries in this years Langdale Fell Race, thelast race in the English Champs. The rules (theirs not ours) indicate,“entries may be allocated to runners in any team categories (EnglishChampionship & Lakes Classics) where the club … Continue reading

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Derwentwater Trail Race – Sun 6th Sept.

Russell Maddams continued his current busy race program with a fine 4th place in this very popular Lakes trail race. Starting and finishing in Keswick, the race is a 14km circuit along well marked footpaths and bridleways and takes in … Continue reading

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25th World Mountain Running Championship Campodolcino Italy. Sunday 6th Sept

Katie 7th in the World Mountain Running Championship. Katie Ingram moved up from last years 30th place to a fantastic 7th overall on this years up & down championship course in Italy at the weekend. Her time of 44.59 was … Continue reading

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Rufford 10k – Sun 6th Sept

Colin Leads the Way. Colin Rigby made it a course PB as he powered round in 33.03 – failing to check his watch on the run in! But he was very happy with his second place overall and in leading … Continue reading

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Hades Hill Fell Race 5m/1200ft – Thursday 3rd Sept.

A very wet and windy night with lots of mud and boggy ground welcomed 86 runners at one of the last evening fell races of the year. 4 Harriers took the plunge with Peter Haworth having a good run to … Continue reading

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Gary Gains First England Vest.

Many congratulations to Gary Priestley who has now been officially informed that he will be running for England in Slovenia on the 3rd Oct in the Smarna Gora race. Gary will be a member of the U/23 England development team … Continue reading

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Weekends Snippets.

Stretford 3000m – Tuesday 1st Sept. Gary Priestley and Colin Rigby took in the 3000m at Stretford instead of the usual track session to see where they are in terms of current form. Gary was going with the intention of … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Way 7

A long weekend away with friends allowed me to take in the 2nd running of the Pilgrims Way 7+ race held in Kent. The 7+ is supposed to be in keeping with the Rugby theme (i.e Rugby 7’s) but it … Continue reading

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English Junior Fell race Darwen Gala.

Tony Hesketh has some junior fell runners under him as a coach and at weekend his team did rather well. In a field of 33 finishers we had 4 runners. In a 2 mile race the pace at the front … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs Medal Meeting

Match report – Mid Lancs League Medal Meeting, Robin Park, Wigan, 22nd Aug The final meeting of the Mid Lancs League was the Medal Meeting, this year held at Robin Park, Wigan. 21 Horwich athletes turned out to compete for … Continue reading

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