Ladies – Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay – 2nd October 2011

Ladies – Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay – 2nd October 2011

This prestigious mountain relay consists of 4 x legs, each one run in pairs. Held from Sykeside campsite, Brotherswater. 8 ladies are required for a team and if you could let me know if you are available to run by no later than Friday 8th September please. This will allow for pairings & legs to be sorted. It will also allow time for people to recce legs, which is strongly advised. If we do not have 8 ladies, the entry will be offered for either a mixed team or handed over to the men to form a second team.

A Note of Thanks

A Note of Thanks from Martin Selby and Tony Kay following their completion of the Ironman UK Triathlon :

To Horwich Harriers


We just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who sponsored us both and took the time to cheer us on as we competed in the Ironman UK Triathlon.

We both completed the event and were definitely spurred on to the finish line by your generous support – both in terms of your kind donations and also your very vocal support on the roadside during the race!

We have currently raised £5233 – and donations are still coming in!

All the money raised is to be divided between Bolton Hospice and The Christie Hospital – both local charities who provide a most valuable service to cancer patients and their loved ones.

If anyone would still like to make an online donation to either of these charities, please visit – the website will be available until the end of October.

Once again, we’d both like to say a heartfelt “Thank You” – your contributions and your support are very much appreciated.


Martin Selby & Tony Kay.

Race The Train

Saturday 20th August.

In the 14 mile race in mid Wales in very muddy conditions our only runner was Pete Bland finishing in 428th place and third O/60 in a field of 918 runners.

Three Harriers ran in the 10k race with first to finish Tony Hesketh in a fine 12th place. Despite losing three places in the final half mile he was first O/60. Brenda Hesketh had her best run in quite a while winning first LO/55 in 174th. Finally newcomer Christa Whatmough found the race hard but finished in 203rd place out of 280 runners.


Mike Ogle

Sad news to hear of the death of Mike Ogle, a blind runner who was a well known and regular competitor on the racing circuit representing Chorley Harriers.

Mike , 62, had been taking part in the Burnsall Feast Sports race in Yorkshire when he collapsed on Saturday and later died of a suspected heart attack.

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Ladies – N.V.A.C 10k

N.V.A.C 10k – Inter Club Champ race & Central Lancs Grand Prix fixture, Sunday 14th August

This is a call for all Ladies to please try to make an effort to turn out in order we can make up a team & support the Club Champs & C.L.G.P. Please let me know if you intend to run then we can arrange transport between us. Please contact me or 07976 312834. Follow link below for more race details.

Thanks Suzanne

Race Details

Chorley Harriers 4.4 Trail Race

Chorley Harriers 4.4 Trail Race – 3rd August 2011

15 Harriers turned out for the last in the series of the Chorley 4.4 mile Trail Race & what a warm evening we had to battle it out!  Excellent performances all round with our men easily securing team with 2nd, 5th 6th & 7th positions by James Kevan, Ali Murray, Gareth Booth & Martyn Bell, respectively.  1st & 2nd V40 secured by Martyn Bell & Dave Jackson. 2nd V45 secured by Sean McMyler & 2nd V60 secured by Pete Bland.  Paul Boardman finished third overall in the series.  In the ladies, sadly not enough turned out to secure a team position but Debbie Campbell finished a very creditable third overall & Suzanne Budgett 6th overall, also securing 1st V45.

Full results here.


1,2,3 for Horwich Ladies @ Harrock

Lindsey Brindle, Debbie Campbell & Suzanne Budgett pulled off 1s,. 2nd & third placings resepctively at Harrock which secured them 1st team prize too. Storming performances by Lindsey & Debbie both of whom were running either tired or recovering from a cold.  In our men, Andy Lloyd finished a brill 6th overall. followed by Paul Boardman, Doug Fleming & Ed Swift. This race must surely win best value for money race going with no extra charge made for on the night entry (never sure why this is imposed anyway), excellent prizes (all the same) of fresh, local fruit & veg (provided by our own Horwicher, Chris Lyon) and all for £3.00!  It would be great if more of our ladies could turnout for the last in the series on August 24th – make a note of the date in your diary.  The route suits all, whether you’re a road, trail or fell runner.