Monthly Archives: November 2009

Weekend Snippets.

City of Salford Women’s 5.25 Run Sun 29th. A super run from Suzanne Budgett in this all women’s race put her third overall and first vet in a time of 34.05. Nice to see Marie Holden racing again finishing 149th … Continue reading

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David Staff Memorial Fell Race (Darwen) 29/11/09. 5miles 1200 ft

The start of this race changed a couple of years ago, after floods washed away the path around the top of Sunnyhurst woods in Darwen. What used to be a short but steep scramble out of the woods, is now … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs / UKA Cross Challenge

A Notoriously a fast course and muddy under foot didn’t help any runners out today. The U13’s girls had done this race last year so they knew what the race was to hold. First home Phoebe Howe with a great … Continue reading

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SUPER TEN REPRESENT LANCASHIRE

Horwich RMI Harriers had TEN representatives in a spectacular Competition. Lancashire Sportshall 2009 The North West Regional Final of Indoor Sportshall for Under 11’s was held recently at Sportcity, Manchester. 8 Teams took part from the North West of England … Continue reading

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Winter Indoor Track & Field.

The Indoor Track and Field Season starts at Sportcity, Manchester on Sunday 6th December 2009. There are 6 meetings in all which finish in March 2010. It is only for Under 15, 17, 20 and Senior Athletes, male and female. … Continue reading

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Mid Lancs Cross Country League – Liverpool Sat 28th Nov

The main title for the race was the ‘McCain UK Cross Challenge’ with international athletes up front vying for a place in the GB team for the European Cross Country Championships, plus it is also the UK Club Championship Trial. … Continue reading

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Northern Cross Country Entries.

The entries for the Northern Cross Country Championship held this season on 23rd January 2010 at Witton Park at Blackburn have to be in by 10th December 2009. Here is my current list of Horwich runners. Please check this list … Continue reading

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Winter Indoor Track & Field.

The Indoor Track and Field Season starts at Sportcity, Manchester on Sunday 6th December 2009. There are 6 meetings in all which finish in March 2010. It is only for Under 15, 17, 20 and Senior Athletes, male and female. … Continue reading

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Club Championships.

All the championship tables are now up to date on the website. If anyone spots any errors please contact Karen on karenandali@gmail.com.The Fell and Road are now complete, overall just has three Mid Lancs crosscountries left.

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Tour of Pendle 21st Nov ‘09

Dominic Raby’s winning time of 2:38, being 27 minutes outside Lloyd Taggart’s 2:11 course record, reflected both the poor conditions and the diversions that were added to the course to reduce erosion. First lady was Karen Davison of Dark Peak, … Continue reading

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Red Rose XC Bolton 21st Nov 2009

Red Rose Bolton 2009 Horwich RMI Junior XC runners enjoyed another good day out at Leverhulme Park. In the U11 boys Matthew Brindle was first home in what was a strong performance. Joshua Lomax and Max Dacre coming in 41 … Continue reading

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Rivock Edge Fell Race – 6.3m/835ft 22nd November

Just two Harriers made the trip to Silsden in Yorkshire for this tough‘A’ category fell race with very muddy conditions underfoot. The race beganalong the canal with just over half a mile of flat running before theclimbs and one can … Continue reading

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Red Rose Cross Country Bolton – Sat 21st Nov.

The weather did not relent much for this the Bolton round of the Red Rose League. The ladies race was reduced in length, which no one complained about as the going underfoot was again pretty sticky and with two climbs … Continue reading

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Boulesworth Prediction Race

In an effort to make use of my reliably slow pace I went to this new prediction race from Wycoller Country Park near Colne. Thankfully it was clear, otherwise navigation would have been a real problem with an early 3 … Continue reading

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Gill Pimblott Clean Sweep

Cameron Critchley won his 4th race by winning the Gill Pimblott 1 mile race, a junior race before the main race, so he joined Guy and Emma for a Horwich clean sweep for the day. Full Report.

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Preston 10m Mile Road Race – Sunday 15th Nov.

Richard Howarth made this his 5th PB of the year when coming forth in this well attended road race. His time of 54.52 took over a minute off his previous PB. Running sub 5.30 pace over ten is good running … Continue reading

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Gill Pimblott Memorial 5k Trail Race. Tyldesley Sun 15th Nov.

Emma & Guy Take the Honours. Emma Perrin notched up the third race win of her career, but it was a first for Guy Heyes as he out sprinted Rob Jackson to take the win in 17.13. Rob had made … Continue reading

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Sweatshop Robbery.

One of our main race sponsors was robbed of all its stock earlier this week, with an emphasis on Nike shoes, plus all the clothing, needless to say that the stock may already be circulating as cheap sales, so be … Continue reading

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Lancashire Sportshall Athletics League, Blackpool Meeting 1 – 18th October 2009

A good turn out from our young Harriers at the first Sportshall of the season, with many athletes making their Sportshall debut!Despite having lots of new, excited (and probably nervous!) faces, we picked up from where we left off last … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets

Lancaster Half Marathon – Sunday 8th Nov Another PB for Richard. Richard Howarth improved his performance once again when taking 30 seconds off his Half PB and finishing third overall in 1.13.15, this was 1 min 15 seconds faster than … Continue reading

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Red Rose Cross Country League 7th Nov 2009

A big turnout at the Red Rose at Bury made a great day in the junior runners. For the 1st time we had a big team of U11’s. A dozen or so youngsters flocked to Pete Ramsdale to seek tips … Continue reading

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Roaches Fell Race – 8th Nov 15miles /3700ft.

After last years race I decided to go back and give it another go. The weather was much better than previous with plenty of sun and a slight freezing breeze but the mud was just as deep and the river … Continue reading

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Red Rose Bury – Sat 7th Nov.

Gary and Lindsey Clinch Senior Wins. A typical cross country course greeted the runners with the mud getting thicker by the race, but it did not stop some scintillating performances by the Horwich Squad. In the ladies race – which … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR YOUR HORWICH HARRIER FRIENDS AND FAMILY Order early to avoid the rush!!!!! HORWICH HARRIERS & ACCOFFEE MUGS £2.00 each (2 for £3.00) HORWICH HARRIERS & ACCAR/WINDOW STICKERS £1.00 each (extra 30p if posted) Free Car/Window Sticker … Continue reading

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South East Lancs Cross Country Boggart Hole Clough

South East Lancs Cross Country Boggart Hole Clough, SalfordSaturday 31st October 2009 The second race in the South East Lancs cross country league took place at Boggart Hole in Salford on Saturday. It followed a week a good weather which … Continue reading

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Test Drive Garmin Forerunner 405

Garmin Forerunner ( https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=11039 ) If anyone is contemplating buying a Forerunner or equivalent and would like to try one out for a couple of weeks before they buy, send me an e-mail. norman.matthews@ntlworld.com

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I.A.U. 50k World Trophy Final – Gibraltar, 31st October 2009

The runners this year had to contend with unseasonably high temperatures in the 70’s along with late course changes and even last minute route changes and diversions. So times were not as the runners had predicted or paced for. Russell … Continue reading

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The Snowdonia Marathon. 24th October.

I was asked by Norman to give a little write of this year’s marathon trip, but I thought that I would enlarge on it and give a bit of history of the race from a Horwich RMI Harriers perspective. I … Continue reading

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Great Whernside 4m/1555ft – Sat 31st Oct.

Just 3 Horwich runners travelled to Kettlewell in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, for the Great Whernside fell race. Not to be confused with Whernside, one of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.Glorious spring like weather greeted the 167 runners at … Continue reading

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Club Polo Shirts.

We have negotiated a deal with our kit suppliers Tobutt Sports for them to supply us with black polo shirts as illustrated for just £8. They will not automatically keep them in stock we have to order a certain number. … Continue reading

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Through The Villages Race 1st Nov.

Possibly not the best day for racing weather wise, but the turn out was still pretty high at over 250 entries. Rob Jackson made light of the conditions moving up a couple of places from last year finishing 6th in … Continue reading

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Prediction Race 5th Dec 1.30pm

The Prediction Race this year will take place from Curleys Fisheries on the 5th December at 1.30p.m entry fee £3.00. This includes a Bacon Butty or Cheese Butty.Anyone wishing to help with marshalling etc, contact me Tony Hesketh on 01204 … Continue reading

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South East Lancs Cross Country Boggart Hole Clough, Salford Saturday 31st October

In the ladies race Lindsey Brindle getting some race sharpening for the next Mid Lancs race, ran a very controlled race to finish in 3rd place overall in 28.15. This is a very good performance and should boost her confidence … Continue reading

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OMM 2009

This was only the seventh time the event had been held in Wales in its 42-year history (most usually remembered as the KIMM). The Elan Valley in the Cambrian Hills is an area of rolling moorland, intersected with steep-sided valleys. … Continue reading

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