Monthly Archives: December 2009

TUESDAYS TRACK SESSION : UPDATE

The track session on Tuesday 29th December has been cancelled. This is because Bolton Arena closes at 6 pm this week. Please pass this on to anyone you know may have been planning to attend. See you all in the … Continue reading

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TUESDAYS TRACK SESSION

Pete Bland will be taking the track session this Tuesday, 29th December, at the arena. Due to the current weather, please contact the arena directly (01204 488100) on Tuesday to see if the track is runnable, before turning up. I … Continue reading

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Ribble Valley 10k Road Race, Clitheroe 27th December 2009

After a week of snow and ice this popular race with a reputation for fast times and a quality field went ahead in good conditions. This year the race also incorparated the Northern 10k champs. GB olympian and local runner, … Continue reading

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Whinberry Naze Festive Fell Race & Fancy Dress Competition. 4 miles 750 ft. 26/12/09 .

Eskimos are said to have identified 57 varieties of snow. Or was that Heinz? In any event, after recent heavy snowfalls, the underfoot conditions at the Whinberry Fell Race where challenging to say the least. Death wish hard packed ice … Continue reading

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Malaga training camp December 2009

Hi, when I was asked to write a blog for the web I thought I would keep a daily diary of my training week but soon realised that this would become very repetitive of swim-bike-run with eating and sleeping mixed … Continue reading

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TRACK CANCELED

Due to the adverse weather conditions the track session tonight, Tuesday 22nd Dec, at the arena has been canceled. Please pass this on to anyone who may be thinking of going. Alastair Murray

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Mid Lancs, Towneley Park, Burnley

Our junior XC teams had a challenging day at Towneley Park on Saturday. The grounds sprinkled with snow looked a pretty picture and a new task for the young ones. The first challenge was Spikes or Fell shoes, even the … Continue reading

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PENNINE BRIDLEWAY RELAY

A big thanks to Rachel Metcalfe for stepping forward to organise the ladies team for the PB Relay this year. Now all she needs is a team. Please get in touch with Rachel if you want to run the relay. … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets

Rudolf’s Red Nose Race, Blackpool, 20th December 2009 Super Vet Paul Muller was the outright winner of this festive 5 mile multi terrain race.Results.

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Mid Lancs Cross Country – Burnley 19th December

Our aim for this years cross country season was to gain promotion to the second division in the highly regarded Mid Lancs League, so yesterday we turned out 10 runners of which 8 were vets with an average age of … Continue reading

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ENGLISH FELL CHAMPS 2010

NOON STONE FELL RACE, Sat 27th Feb, 2010. Details of the Noon Stone Fell Race, the first counter in the 2010 English Fell Championships, can be found here. Note it is pre-entry only from the 1st Jan 2010, and there … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets

Great Langdale Christmas Pudding 10k, 12th December 2009. Only one harrier made the trip to Great Langdale for this festive, and i assume hilly, 10k in the Lake District. Well done to Barry Allman, finishing 120th in 46:28. UPDATE : … Continue reading

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PENNINE BRIDLEWAY RELAY

SUNDAY 31st JANUARY 2010. The club has entered 3 teams in this popular fell relay in which we usually do very well. If you would like to run please contact your team captain to make your availability known, along with … Continue reading

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Bolton by Bowland Fell Race. 8 miles 800ft. (Real Cross Country).

If you want mud, you’ve got it, at the Bolton by Bowland Fell race although, fell race is stretching the description a bit. It’s more like cross country, i.e. real cross country, for those who consider (normal) cross country to … Continue reading

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Horwich RMI Harriers Hospital Run : REMINDER

The Hospital Run this year will take place on Thursday 17th December 2009. For anyone unfamiliar with this traditional club training run it takes a route from Horwich Leisure Centre down to the Crown Hotel and along Chorley New Road … Continue reading

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Weekend Snippets

Cumbria Cross Country League 2009/10 – Race 4 – Fitz Park, Keswick, Cumbria Russell Maddams, continuing to fly the Horwich flag in Cumbria, finished a fine 3rd place in the 4th fixture of his local cross country league. Full results, … Continue reading

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Xmas Heptathlon 2009 – Bolton Arena 7th December

Hi all, Just thought we would send a short message to thank you all for a wonderful and tremendous night! It was a joy to see so many young athletes competing with such good spirit and great sportsmanship. We had … Continue reading

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MUDDY DAY AT ROSSENDALE

It was no surprise that the renowned cross country course of Marl Pits was very muddy and slippery. Many runners losing their shoes in the deep mud in the final Red Rose League meeting for 2009 at Rossendale. The course … Continue reading

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Guys 10, Sunday 6th December, 2009. UPDATED

Gary Priestley finished in a superb 3rd place behind Antony Ford and Ben Fish, in a time of 53:12 in his debut at the 10 mile distance. Richard Howarth was not far behind in 6th, setting yet another PB over … Continue reading

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Red Rose XC League Overall Results

It would appear that Lindsey Brindle has won this years Red Rose XC League but is not appearing in the overall results yet. Hopefully this will be corrected soon. Congratulations to Lindsey. Results.

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Red Rose XC Marl Pitts 6th December

Lindsey Brindle easily won the final fixture of this years Red Rose League at Marl Pitts by 1 minute and 27 seconds. Lesley Fisher was the only other Horwich lady and finished first vet 50. 1 Lindsey Brindle 22.0918 Lesley … Continue reading

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TEMPORARY CHANGE OF CONTACT

Until further notice can all members please send any reports for the blog to Alastair Murray at alastair.murray@gmail.com. Thanks, Alastair.

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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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Prediction Race 5th December

Only six competitors entered this race and it makes you wonder if it is worth while taking the time and effort to organize an event with so few entries, nevertheless the muddy five mile course was enjoyed by the runners … Continue reading

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Baby boy for Erika Smallridge (Coach)!

Congratulations to Erika Smallridge on the birth of her son, Sebastian on 2nd December 2009. As we can already see in the photo, Sebastian has a natural long jump position!

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Baby boy for Erika Smallridge (Coach)!

Congratulations to Erika Smallridge on the birth of her son, Sebastian on 2nd December 2009. As we can already see in the photo, Sebastian has a natural long jump position!

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SEL Cross Country – Clayton Vale Sat 28th Nov.

Vets Outing! A contingent of Masters – to give them their proper title – went after the age categories awards in the older age groups at Clayton. The course was fast despite the heavy rain over the past few weeks … Continue reading

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