Mid Lancs Cross Country

Mid Lancs Cross Country – Burnley 29.10.2011

Position​ Name ​​​Time​
1 ​​Gary Priestley​​ 33.33
27​​ Ali Murray​​ 36.25
30 ​​Gareth Booth​​ 36.34
47​​ Dave Jackson ​​37.37
50​​ Martin Jones​​ 37.43
68​​ Zac Howe​​ 38.38
90​​ Sean McMyler​​ 39.48
91​​ Ian Hepburn​​ 39.49
138​​ Doug Fleming ​​42.06
167​​ Gary Chadderton​ 43.51
227​​ Ainsley Murphy​​ 46.42
230​​ Colin Wood ​​46.45
246 ​​P.Ramsdale ​​47.59
261 ​​Pete Bland​​ 49.10

A good turnout from the Harriers for the first of the Mid Lancs series, which seems to go from strength to strength each year, not only does it get quality but there was 329 runners just in the mens race alone.

Anyway what an amazing run from Gary, 1st overall , what a start to the season, he is currently training very hard and it is beginning to pay off with some high quality results. Long may it continue and lets hope we can support him as well if not better than we did at Burnley. In this league it is 6 to count in the team so the next 5 did really well with only 2 minutes separating them, it brought us into 4th team place not many points behind 3rd, so that should be our next target at Liverpool on the 26th November.

Numbers for the ladies were not so good but our loan representative Suzanne Budgett gave a good account finishing 15th overall and 3rd in category.

I would like to mention everybody who ran Saturday but I haven’t enough space so I will just say a big thanks to everybody who ran and a special thanks to Pete Ramsdale who organised the numbers, the tent and some welcome goodies on the day – thanks Pete.

The next race at Sefton Park, Liverpool has different start times to the other races they are:
Senior Women – 1.20pm – Senior Men – 2.00pm

Cheers
Pete Bland

Results


Harriers Road Group – Week 8 -31st October 2011

Harriers Road Group – Week 8 -31st October 2011

Week 8

Week 8, 2nd week of speed mesocycle and the track session is going to be a little different from what we have done before as the focus is going to be put onto sprinting and maximum velocity work, rather than the usual speedwork aimed at endurance that we have traditionally done, and as this will be quite explosive short distance sprinting, then there’ll be a more vigorous warm up beforehand – which really everyone should be doing all the time anyways 🙂

Tuesday 1stBolton Arena Track Session 7pm – Speed session

Thursday 3rd- Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Haloween Special

Sunday 6th- Horwich Lesiure Centre 9:30am – 14km Trail Run around Rivington

Mesocycle Week 2, so an Easy week, four running sessions, and you should have two rest days; Thursday is a rep session and not continual running, so add in at least one 10k distance style of run in addition to group sessions.

Week Date Tuesday Thursday Weekend
7 24-Oct Speed – Arcon Steady – Middlebrook 12km Trail run
8 31-Oct Track – 200s Haloween Special 14km Trail run
9 07-Nov Speed – Blackrod Fartlek – Old Road 16km Trail run
10 14-Nov Track – 100s 200s Hills – Church Eaves Wood Silverdale
11 21-Nov Speed – Millstone Threshold – A6 Wesham 10km Road Race
12 28-Nov Arcon – Relay Hills – Fleet St Sweatshop Santa Saunter

Forthcoming races

20th November – Eaves Wood Trail race – Silverdale – RACE

This is a nice trail race just north of Morcombe and is 5.25 miles long; must enter beforehand as it always sells out before deadline. Info – http://eaveswoodtrail.blogspot.com/

26th November (Saturday) – Wesham 10k Road Race – Preston – RACE

The focus on this is for anyone doing 10k training to get a measure of their current pace on a road race; most of the training is done on trails and eventually up on the hills, and so a straight road race is good to fit in; there’s a few of them up to then end of the year, but this one was the first of those close by to us.   Entry Form – http://www.ukresults.net/forms/111126wesham.pdf

4th December – Sweatshop Santa Saunter- RACE (saunter?)

Looking to get us out for this one with santa outfits on – there’s this one and there will be another run later in December that will be organised by the club that have a focus on fun and we’re looking for good fancy dress or santa outfits rather than running it at pace; whilst this is technically kinda like a race, we’ll run this as a single group for those who turn up – santa suit needed !   Approx 4.5 miles multi-terrain, santa hat for entrants, coffee and mince pie to all finishers! Entry Form – http://www.ukresults.net/forms/111204chorley.pdf

Sunday Run – 12km Rivington

Sunday 30th October 2011

12km run around Rivington, Bolton

Sundays run is 12km fairly flat around Rivington – Starting from Horwich sports centre up to the Pike then down to Pigeon Tower car park to Rivington Reservoir before heading back to the sports centreWith some of us away doing courses and other races this weekend then its just Paul leading, so this will be a single group running at fairly easy and steady pace.

Meet up is at Horwich Leisure Centre at 9:30am.

http://maps.google.co.uk/?f=q&hl=en&sll=&sspn=&t=h&q=53.5982+-2.54295

Route Map

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/55958610

Os Map

Route is mixed road/dry trail so road or trail shoes are fine, one Cat3 hill on the climb up to the Pike, so an easy start to adding in hill work as part of the sunday runs again 🙂

Anyone running then pls drop Paul a txt or mail to road.group@horwichrmiharriers.co.uk here so he knows who is coming (07525 731203)

FRA Navigation Course – 23 to 25 September 2011

FRA Navigation Course – 23 to 25 September 2011

I attended the FRA Navigation Course in Elterwater last week and can wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn or brush up on their navigation skills.

The weekend was extremely well organised and was great fun from start to finish.  I had no compass skills whatsoever at the beginning of the weekend but now feel more than competent to venture out on the trails and fells on my own. The weekend involved a theory session on the Friday night, followed by group navigation on the open fells on Saturday morning/afternoon.  You are then given a short course with ten checkpoints to try to find on your own but are never far away from instructors who will make sure you don’t veer too far off course.  There is night navigation on the Saturday night which is done in pairs and then on the Sunday is the main event which is a 10k 10 checkpoint course on the open fells.

The whole weekend costs £60 for FRA members (£85 for non-members) and for that you get two nights youth hostel accommodation, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, packed lunches on Saturday and Sunday and an evening meal on Saturday night.  Bargain!  I couldn’t recommend it enough.  There are two courses held throughout the year, the one I attended in Elterwater in September and one in Kettlewell in spring.

For more information, send an e-mail to margaretbatley@rocketmail.com.

Review by Christa

Horwich RMI member

SEL – 30 Oct – Clayton Vale

South East Lancs Fixture List

The South East Lancs fixture for this coming weekend is at Clayton Vale, and there was an error on the Cross Country website page which stated the wrong venue for SE Lancs.  The entry from is correct and the following is the correct fixture list for SE Lancs

South East Lancs
30 Oct 2011 – Clayton Vale
19 Nov 2011 – Heaton Park
10 Dec 2012 – Boggart Hole
21 Jan 2012 – Leigh

Red Rose XC Hyndburn

Sat 22 Oct ’11.

Juniors

In the latest round of the Red Rose XC we had several juniors exceed their expectations.

In the U11’s Isobel Deans performance was matched by her result. Making up 3 better places than her Leigh run to come in a splendid 5th girl in her race. Jonathan Birchall had a storming run in the U13 Boys race coming home in 7 places better than Leigh in 7th. In the U15 girls Jodie Greenhalgh had the best start to her XC season home in 5th. Lucy Phillpotts had yet another strong performance home in 22nd. Boys U15’s Nathan Townsend after falling in the race a satisfied 8th after the incident. Jonathan Powis also ran a great race coming home in 15th place.

AT.

Ladies

A fantastic turnout of eight ladies for this race and what an exciting race ensued at the top end between Lindsey Brindle, Rachael Thompson & Louisa Thompson (Leigh). I know Rachael had a fall which lost her valuable seconds but she still made good ground finishing just 6 seconds behind Lindsey giving her third overall. Great to see Rachael regaining her old form. It was literally the clash of elbows between Lindsey & Louisa, neither giving way all the way to the finish line. It must have been in the ‘dip’ on the line as both girls have been given the same time but first place awarded to the Leigh Harrier. We had 4 ladies in the top 10 giving us first team again. A great start to the season. Superb runs too from Debbie Campbell (third Horwich counter), Michelle Devine, April Stevenson, Christa Watmough & Brenda Hesketh. Well done to the ladies – lets keep this momentum going.

SB.

Mens

With many of our men taking an end of season break, or with the cross country targets elsewhere, there was non the less a good number of harriers in attendance. Gareth Booth had an excellent run to finish 6th overall and first vet. Good runs from Graham Schofield, Andy Townsend, Doug Fleming, Tony Hesketh, a close battle between Colin Wood and Pete Ramsdale, and Ainsley Murphy completed the team.

AM.

Results link.

REMINDER : Next race – Mid Lancs, 29th October, Towneley Park, Burnley.


Harriers Road Group – Week 7 -24th October 2011

Hi All,

Thanks and well done to everyone who ran in the relay earlier on Sunday, we got some good times in and there was a pretty good turn out with a dozen teams or so entered, mostly Harriers but some other local groups as well; I am waiting to get any details on the actual results, but there are some prizes knocking around that were picke dup from afterwards.

This week is the start of a new 6 week mesocycle with a focus on speed endurance work, this week is recovery week so only the three group sessions listed, and a steady run for the thrusday.  Over the next six weeks there are two track sessions, both with a focus on sprints and not endurance for a change, which means keeping the distances down to a maximum of 100s and 200s only; there are only two hill sessions planned for this mesocycle – Church St and Fleet St

Week 7

Tuesday – Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Speed session at Arcon village

Thursday -Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Steady Run – 6miles/10k

Sunday – Rivington Castle Car Park – 9am – 12km Trail Run around Rivington

Week Date Tuesday Thursday Weekend
7 24-Oct Speed – Arcon Steady – Middlebrook 12km Trail run
8 31-Oct Track – 200s Haloween Special 14km Trail run
9 07-Nov Speed – Blackrod Fartlek – Old Road 16km Trail run
10 14-Nov Track – 100s 200s Hills – Church Eaves Wood Silverdale
11 21-Nov Speed – Millstone Threshold – A6 Wesham 10km Road Race
12 28-Nov Arcon – Relay Hills – Fleet St Sweatshop Santa Saunter

Forthcoming races

20th November – Eaves Wood Trail race – Silverdale – RACE

This is a nice trail race just north of Morcombe and is 5.25 miles long; must enter beforehand as it always sells out before deadline. Info – http://eaveswoodtrail.blogspot.com/

26th November (Saturday) – Wesham 10k Road Race – Preston – RACE

The focus on this is for anyone doing 10k training to get a measure of their current pace on a road race; most of the training is done on trails and eventually up on the hills, and so a straight road race is good to fit in; there’s a few of them up to then end of the year, but this one was the first of those close by to us.   Entry Form – http://www.ukresults.net/forms/111126wesham.pdf

4th December – Sweatshop Santa Saunter- RACE (saunter?)

Looking to get us out for this one with santa outfits on – there’s this one and there will be another run later in December that will be organised by the club that have a focus on fun and we’re looking for good fancy dress or santa outfits rather than running it at pace; whilst this is technically kinda like a race, we’ll run this as a single group for those who turn up – santa suit needed !   Approx 4.5 miles multi-terrain, santa hat for entrants, coffee and mince pie to all finishers! Entry Form – http://www.ukresults.net/forms/111204chorley.pdf

UKA British Fell and Hill Relay Championship 2011

Horwich RMI Harriers were very well represented this year at the FRA relays turning out teams in all three championship categories. The course featured some classic fell racing terrain, with a combination of fast trails, steep ups and downs, as well as arduous bog trotting.

The senior men’s team had a great run to finish 12th in what was a very competitive field. Gareth Booth got the team off to a fantastic start before handing over to our international pairing of Gary Priestley and James Kevan. Gary and James had one of the runs of the day, 4th fastest for the leg on the day against elite opposition, and coming into the change over in 7th overall. The navigation was next, with Alastair Murray and Martyn Bell stepping up for what can be a make or break leg. After briefly moving into 6th position, Martyn and Alastair had a steady performance, despite falling into many bogs, and handed over to Dave Milliken in 11th for the final leg up Great Whernside. With the standard again very high on the final leg, Dave had an excellent run to bring the team back in 12th position.

The ladies got off to a flying start from Rachael Thompson bringing the team home in 4th place. Lindsay Brindle and Debbie Campbell were on leg 2 and were 7th fastest ladies team. Rachel Metcalfe and Geraldine Walkington successfully navigated their way around leg 3 and April Stevenson maintained position to bring the team home in an excellent 11th place.

The vets got off to a great start with Graham Schofield returning to some good form to hand over in 36th to Mick Green and Dave Jackson for leg 2. Mick and Dave set a fast time to move the vets up, and hand over to Mark Seddon and Phil Dewhurst for the navigation. Albert Sunter took the glory leg to bring the vets home in 46th overall, and 13th place in the V40 championship.

These results, coming at the end of a year when some said Horwich was finished as a fell club, show that we can still compete with the best at national events, and provide encouragement for the future. Three teams achieving 12th, 11th and 13th in their respective championships is a pretty good start.

Well done to all involved.

Full Results.

AM.


English Schools Fell Championship

Several Club members ran in the English Schools Fell Championships held at Cockermouth on Sunday.

Lucy Phillpotts, Jodie Greenhalgh and Eleanor Cullum helped their school mates to gain 4th overall in a closely fought championship.

In the Boys Nathan Townsend received Bronze for 3rd place. That result, and Cameron Critchley helping their team to come SECOND overall. This was a tremendous result as the team had never ran this championship previously. Jonathan Powis having a great run showing he is back on form.

Other Clubs runners also did fantastic. Phoebe Howe 4th girl home, magnificent, Joseph Howe decided to run albeit suffering with breathing challenges and brother Zac a fantastic 8th in his race.

Horwich RMI had the best individual results from any other running club this year. A good result for the Children who are working hard in training.

AT.


Beginner Sunday Runs

Sunday Runs
I am going to start with a new set of sundays with a focus on shorter ones that are around the 5/6mile distance, or 10k, the aim will be to split into two groups, one fast paced group with a focus on using shorter distance for speed and another who’ll take the route at a steadier pace and build up to around the 12 mile or half marathon distance running up to christmas.
Gin Pit 5 this sunday – good trail race and good for speed training!
2nd October – Gin Pit 5, Tyldesley – RACE
This is a 5 mile trail race, 2 lap course – £7 to enter on the day adn 11am start time.
9th October – Sunday run 10k around Rivington
Meet up at the Castle car park for 9am – will be a flat (honest!) trail route around castle and the barns
16th October –  Sunday run 12k around Anglezark
Meet up at Anglezark car park for 9am – will be a flatish trail route, steady paced.

22nd October – Standish Hall Trail Race, Wigan – RACE
This is a good 10k trail race, multiple laps, and always a good one to enter

23rd October – Horwich Harriers Training Relay run – CLUB TRAINING DAY
We are looking for as many to turn up to this as possible so that we can get a couple of teams entered, we need six per team, and the more the merrier.
30th October – 12k Trail run – to be organised
6th November – 14k Trail run – to be organised
13th November – 16k Trail run – to be organised
20th November – Eaves Wood Trail race – Silverdale – RACE
This is a nice trail race just north of Morcombe and is 5.25 miles long; must enter beforehand as it always sells out before deadline.
26th November (Saturday) – Wesham 10k Road Race – Preston
4th December – Sweatshop Santa Saunter- RACE (saunter?)
Approx 4.5 miles multi-terrain, santa hat for entrants, coffee and mince pie to all finishers!

Beginners Road Group Track Sessions

Beginner Road Group

Track Sessions

Dates – 20th Sept, 4th and 18th Oct, 1st and 15th Nov, 6th and 20th Dec

For Bolton Arena you need to go to the athletics track at the back of the Arena; this is accessible through gates around the side of the Arena building and there is a pathway directly behind the Arena that leads down to the track; you should be able to follow the flood lights that are around the track.

There is a £2 charge per session that covers the cost of track hire; which you pay on the track itself and not at reception – there is a hut next to the track that has a signing in sheet and money box – please sign in as you arrive so that we do not have to chase for payment at the end of the session.

There are changing rooms available within the Arena if you wish to use them; enter through the main entrance, and go down the corridor to the left hand side and you will see Outdoor changing rooms along that corridor; continue down the corridor and there is an exit to the rear of the Arena to get to the track.

Car parking at the Arena is normally quite busy and you are probably best going to the right hand side of the Arena building where there is usually an overflow cark park opened on land between the Arena and the Police Station; the gate at the side of the Arena is normally unlocked, and you usually don’t have to walk around through the front of the Arena to get to the track.

Track Etiquate – this is common sense stuff, but there will be two or three other groups who use the track at the same time as we do, and so watch out for other runners if you cross the track, and only use the lanes that we have been assigned to.

Sunday Run – 12km run around Anglezark

Sunday 16th October 2011

12km run around Anglezark

Sundays run is 12km fairly flat around Anglezark – Easy pace group following on from last weeks 10km, this now adds another 2km to the distance, but will be done at a steady pace.

Next week is the training relay and the easy Sunday run will be replaced with the 8km leg of this relay… http://www.horwichrmiharriers.co.uk/training-with-attitude-trail-fell-relay

Starting from one of the upper Anglezark car parks, we run around Anglezark and Upper Rivington, then through the farmers field past Yarrow, down to the bridge and up towards the old Lead Mines, up past the Wellington War Memorial, and along the bridleway back to the car park

Meet up is at Anglezark car park at 9am

Sat Nav: PR6 9HA to Yew Tree Pub on Knowsley Lane, and then follow this road over the embankment, then sharp left, then keeping left onto Moor Rd, and then a sharp right up the big steep hill.

Route Map via Map My Run

OS Route Map

Route is mostly trail and some track, and trail shoes are the best, its likely to be a bit slippery for road shoes over alot of this route, especially with the rain we have been getting. Only two Cat5 hills, which are hardly hills at all when you really think about it, so pretty easy run 🙂

Anyone running then pls drop me a txt so I know who is coming (07530 758186) or email road.group@hotwichrmiharriers.co.uk

Carl.

Training with Attitude – Trail & Fell Relay

Horwich RMI Harriers Trail & Fell Relay

Sunday 23rd October – Training with Attitude

Start 10.00 at the Car Park opposite Rivington School (635129)
This is to be a mixed team relay training event with prizes for the best teams.
Mixed teams of 6 over 4 legs

Leg 1 – invididual runner (approx 8k) Start at the car park opposite Rivington School (635129) and run over to Layby (616179). Runners must run via the castle and use trails.
Leg 2 – Pairs (approx 12k) From laybe to White Coppice to Great Hill, Piccadilly and then return to Great Hill then to Horden Stoops (655158)
Leg 3 – Individual (approx 12k) From Holden Stoops to gate at top of ramp (memorial for plane crash 662147) return to layby (616179) via Holden Stoops, Great Hill and White Coppice.
Leg 4 – Pairs (approx 8k) Return to start by reversing leg 1 via castle to car park (635129)


Runners can only be nominated as a team runner for 1 leg, but may run more than 1 leg and can accompany the team runners(s).
Each team must provide a baton which is a bum bag with map plus 4 pins for your number. There will be no computerised times so keep your own time. Each team will be timed for an overall time.

Prizes

  • 1st team max 2 men
  • 1st team max 2 women
  • 1st family (may be a combination of 2 families with a minimum of two from each)
  • Highest combined age of all team members
  • Youngest combined age of all team members (min age 16)
  • First ringers team (max 3 non RMI runners)

This is to be a training even for the club members.
Start time is 10.00 and presentation at the Crown from 13:00
Entry fee is £1.00 per person plus a give away prize per team.

87th Annual Horwich AGM

87th Annual Horwich AGM

18th October 2011 Arena 8pm

Below is the agenda for the AGM but I would like to bring to you attention the positions of Vice Chairman, Treasurer and two ordinary committee members that are vacant on the 2011-12 committee.  To continue to allow the club to function as smoothly as possible we would like to fill the positions.  You need not have experience of anything special just an interest in helping your running club.  The treasurer’s position does not require a certified accountant, just someone who can add up and do the occasional subtraction – bit simplified but there are people who will help you get settled.  The two ordinary members do not need attend all committee meetings, but feel that they would like to help in some small way. Think about it.

Agenda for AGM

Welcome

Apologies

Matter Arising

Financial Statement

Committee Reports

Election of Officers

Life Membership Proposals

AOB – none submitted

Date of next AGM (Oct 2012)

23rd UKA British Fell and Hill Relay Championship 2011

Saturday 15th October 2011

The club has entered 3 teams for this years FRA relays competing in the Open, Ladies and Vets Championships.

Further details of the event can be found here – http://www.relay.bingleyharriers.org.uk/

The teams have been selected and are follows.

Open

1. Gareth Booth.
2. Gary Priestley + James Kevan.
3. (Nav) Martyn Bell + Alastair Murray.
4. Dave Milliken.

Vets

1. Graham Schofield.
2. Dave Jackson + Mick Green.
3. (Nav) Mark Seddon + Phil Dewhurst.
4. Albert Sunter.

Ladies

1. Rachael Thompson.
2. Lindsey Brindle + Debbie Campbell.
3. (Nav) Rachel Metcalfe + Geraldine Walkington.
4. April Stevenson.

Good luck to them all.


Red Rose

Leigh Sports Village – Sat 8th October 2011.

A new venue & a flat, fast course. Disappointing to see only five ladies turn out on this first of the season xc & even less ladies on the pre entry list. However, I remain optimistic that there will be entries on the day & the numbers will turn out in force to support the Club & ladies at forthcoming events. Despite the few numbers, the ladies that did turn out did a grand performance both individually and team wise scooping 1st team overall. A great start to the season and a great team effort, once again showing Horwich still as some fight & dominance. Come on girls, buck your ideas up and get them spikes out – we need YOU!

Suzanne

http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2011/rr111.htm


Bill Smith

It is with sadness that I have to report that Bill Smith of Clayton Harriers and author of Stud Marks on the Summit was found dead in the Trough of Bowland after being missing for three weeks. 75 year old Bill was a popular figure at fell races, marshalling and taking photos, and always had a word of encouragement for everyone. His funeral will take place on Friday 14th October at The Good Shepherd Church, Croxteth at 2.45 pm. (Lower House Lane / Carr Lane East, Liverpool, Merseyside, L11 4UJ) and then Anfield Crematorium at 4 pm. (238 Priory Road, Liverpool, L4 2SL).

Tony Hesketh.


Beginners 10k Trail Run

9th October 2011
Sunday run 10k around Rivington

Meet up at the Castle car park for 9am for a 10k trail run around lower Rivington – from Castle car park, down to castle, lower barn, Upper Rivington and Yarrow reservoir, then back via Great Barn and Rivington School

Meet Up point – http://maps.google.co.uk/?f=q&hl=en&sll=&sspn=&t=h&q=53.6106,-2.5535

Route Map – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/53452590

Gin Pit 5 – 2nd October 2011

Gin Pit 5

2nd October 2011

Gin Pit 5

Nine Harriers turned out for the Gin Pit 5, the last of the Central Lancs Grand Prix races, and despite a little drizzle earlier in the day, the weather held for the fun run, and then the main 5 mile race at 11am.

Congratulations to James Kevan led from the start to win for a convincing win in 25:56, a margin of over a minute and a half ahead of Lewis Eccleston in 2nd place; Gareth Booth finished in 27:38 to take third place.  This was Jame’s 6th outing in the Central Lancs Grand Prix and 6th outright win, which should therefore make him the overall winner, and today’s 3rd place should give Garth 2nd place overall in the Central Lancs Grand Prix, though we are waiting for the official final results to be produced.

David Jackson was our third finisher in 8th place to make up the team and take the team prize, narrowly beating the Astley and Tyldesley team by just 3 places. In the Clubs Road Championship, this will take David’s score to 190pts, retaking first place in the men’s overall positioning. Sean McMyler finished as the fourth Harrier and continues a busy race season, taking him to 188pts and 2nd place position in the club’s road championship for this year.

Danny Kevan, Carl Balshaw, Gordon Stone, Lawrence Pinnell, and Hazel Banks finished in good times, and well done to Hazel as this will leave her in first place for the clubs lady road championship this year.

Finally, thanks to Astley and Tyldesley for what was as always a well organised and enjoyable trail run.

The full line up for Harriers were as follows

1st James Kevan 25:56
3rd Gareth Booth 27:38
8th David Jackson 29:09
13th Sean McMyler 29:45
21st Danny Kevan 30:43
71st Carl Balshaw 35:55
98th Gordon Stone 38:38
101st Lawrence Pinnell 38:53
143rd (39th lady) Hazel Banks 43:53

Photographs from the day can be found here.

Full results can be found on UKResults website here.

Course informaion can be found on the Astley and Tyldesley website

Rivington Half Marathon 1st Oct

Rivington Half Marathon 1st Oct

On one of the hottest days of the year a large field of over 360 runners competed on the trails around Rivington going up to White Coppice and back, the winner was Matt Roberts in 1.20.38 an excellent time in the conditions. First home for us and winning the ladies race was Lynsey Brindle fresh from winning the Thyon -Dixence race in Switzerland and is running the best she ever has and was 19th overall in 1.36.46 a tremendous result. Paul Boardman running with shin splints was 30th in 1.41.27 followed by Albert Sunter 41st in 1.43.52 and Kevin Greenhall 45th 1.44.29, Tony Hesketh was 60th and first over sixty beating all the 55s in 1.47.39, Paul Hesketh running his first Half Marathon was pleased with getting under two hours in 122nd and a time of 1.59.04, and Paul Wilcockson finished in 175th place in a time of 2:05:52.

Full result can be found here.

T H


Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay 2nd Oct 2011

Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay 2nd Oct 2011

We entered a Vets and Mixed team into the 24th running of the IHMR 2011. Thanks to all who shared lifts and running partners for another memorable event.

The Vets managed a very creditable 34th place (7th vet team overall) with partners Pete Ramsdale and Tony Varley (59th), Mike Green and Martyn Bell (14th – Horwich performance of the day), Mike Kay and Kev Gaskell (43rd) and Albert Sunter and Rob Green (46th). To finish in just over 5hrs was a very good performance by one and all.

The mixed team made an excellent start with Lyndsey Brindle and Doug Fleming finishing in 31st place after leg 1 and then they handed over to Suzanne Budgett and Chris Heys (54th)followed by Billy Martin and Tim Row (59th) and finally Julie Haworth and Rachel Metcalfe (66th).The team finished in 57th place in just over 6hrs.

This event a classic in the fell running calendar and with runners at Gin Pit 5 we did well to turn out two teams  – Thanks to all who made the effort – I enjoyed it  – I hope you all did too.

Full Results can be found here http://www.sportident.co.uk/results/2011/IanHodgsonMountainRelay/IHMR2011OverallResults.pdf

Peter

P.S

I want to issue many ‘thank you’s’ to all who ran, making the teams complete, those who kindly stood in last minute without further ado, those who offered to race back to back (& those who did just that) & to Brent Brindle for kindly chauffeuring virtually half of each team up, looking after us all & delivering my Leg 3 numbers to them, easing my stress level.

Suzanne

A few photos care of Chris Heys.


Cross Country 2011

Cross Country 2011

Enter on the day! Don’t forget that ALL the leagues will take entrants on the day so check your diaries, find your muddy trainers and we’ll see you at a cross country course near you in the very near future.
Ask around and see if a car share is possible – it’s good for team spirit too.
Peter Ramsdale

Langdale Full/Half Marathon

Langdale Half and Full Marathon 2011

24th September 2011

Set in the heart of the lakes just north of Windermere the Langdale races are always picturesque, scenic and very hilly; and this year nearly four hundred runners turned up in fairly damp conditions to do either the single lap half or two laps for the full marathon.

257 took part in the half marathon, with Charlie Pass of Wesham Road Runners winning in a time of 1:19. Paul Muller finished 3rd overall with a time of 1:23:52, followed by Paul Boardman in 27th and Ed Swift finishing in 2:11:27, taking first V65 in his first outing as an OAP.

132 took part in the full marathon, with Steven Prentice of North East Marathon Club winning in a time of 3:04. Carl Balshaw completed the full marathon in a time of 4:12.

Half Marathon

Paul Muller – 1:23:52 – 3rd
Paul Boardman – 1:35:28 – 27th
Ed Swift – 2:11:27 – 193rd

Full Marathon

Carl Balshaw – 4:12:52 – 66th

The full results can be found here:

Half MarathonResults
Full Marathon Results

Great North Run 2011

Great North Run

18th Sept 2011

Well done to both of the Harriers who turned out in Newcastle for the 30th Great North Run, Trevor continuing with more half marathons following on from Freckleton, and Julie doing most of teh Great races, including the swimming ones!

Trevor Fishwick 2:14:16
Julie Williamson 2:20:21

More details available on the Great North Run event page here.