David Staff Memorial Race

David Staff Memorial Race – Darwen

Ten harriers turned out for this short, but not to be underestimated fell race. We were greeted with a dry but very windy, chilly day, especially on the top at Darwen Tower.
In the mens, Sean McMyler lead the way home for Horwich showing a further six Horwich men the way through the finish. New member Paul Jackson put in a commendable performance which bodes well for adding further strength to the mens section. In the ladies Maria Lowe maintained second overall position behind Becky Taylor of Blackburn for most of the way around. Probably due only to experience of the fells which enabled Suzanne Budgett to overtake her on the downhill from the Tower. What a great, brave effort on Maria’s part swapping tarmac for mud, heather and a rocky descent down the much eroded ‘Aggies Staircase’. I can see a great future for her on the Ian Hodgson!!! Third lady counter was Fran Walker putting in a sterling sprint finish.
Well done to all & thanks to all those who gave support.
full results – http://www.ukresults.net/2011/staff.html

SB


Liverpool SEL Cross Country

Liverpool SEL Cross Country

Liverpool SEL Cross CountryCongrats to all the Harriers, young and old, who turned out a Liverpool on Saturday. They included Jonathan Birchall (U13), Joseph Howe, Phoebe Howe, Sophie Myers, Nathan Townsend and Cameron Critchley(U15) Zac Howe, Rachael Thompson, Gary Priestley, Gareth Booth, Dave Jackson, Tim Roe, Gary Chadderton, Colin Wood, Gordon Stone and John Parker.
Thanks to Pete and Jane Bland and Andrew Ramsdale for their support.Results to follow.
Peter Ramsdale
Cross Country Captain

Windmill 10K on Sunday 13 November

Windmill 10K on Sunday 13 November

Six members of the Beginners Road Group  represented Horwich RMI Harriers, along with Paul Muller, at the Windmill 10K on Sunday 13 November at a very pleasant Lytham St Annes. A fast and flat course gave good opportunity for some PBs and we managed to achieve 4 between us, as well as firsts in the M V50, F V55 and F V60 categories, so a very successful outing! We went prepared for an icy blast off the Atlantic, but it was exceptionally mild and the layers were thrown off early along the course to our patient support driver. A very well organised, supported and attended event and one to look out for again next year to knock some more chunks off the PBs.

5th, Paul Muller, 36:06 – 1st V50

178th, Gill Smith, 51:26 – 1st FV60

198th, Alexandra Else, 52:18 – 10k PB

233rd, Anna Keightley, 54:12 – 10k PB

273rd, Julie Williamson, 56:31 – 10k PB

324th, Marion Tracey, 59:54 – 1st FV55- 10k PB

347th, Joanne Bulloch, 1:02:19

Full results can be found here http://www.ukroadraces.info/results/2011/win1.htm

Xmas Heptathlon Mon 5th Dec 2011

Xmas Heptathlon Mon 5th Dec 2011

(6-8pm followed by Presentation in Cafe)

Our 6th Annual Sponsored Xmas Heptathlon takes place – indoors on Monday 5th December 2011. It takes place from 6.00pm sharp! It’s a team event and a great evening. All that take part will receive something on the night!

All members are welcome to take part – it’s a great FUN event, where all the athletes have to complete 7 events in 2 hours!

The event is FREE and we just ask that if you can, please raise some money for a very special charity, which this year would be raising money for “Donna and Bolton Hospice”.

Donna, age 43, (who used to be one of the Harriers in her younger days) is also the mum of one of our young athletes, but very sadly, Donna has a terminal illness. There was an article in the Bolton News on Wed 16/11 about Donna and her family and her wishes. We feel it would be great to support Donna and her family this year.

In the past 4 years our young athletes have raised over £ 2,000 for local charities in this event, which is fantastic.

This event is open to the younger athletes from school years of 3 to 10 – we will select the Captains for the night. There will be seven teams with Reindeer names on the night and again we will select who goes in which team etc! Last year we had over 60 enter, so please let me know by e-mail preferably, if you are able to make it? It will be like a little Xmas party!

After the competition, we will go to the Arena Cafe for light refreshments mainly for the kids (all FREE), there may be the bar open too for us older ones!! (This is not free!). There will be a small presentation to the team winners and Captain of the team etc.

Once again, special thanks goes to the HORWICH ROTARY who have very generously provided the trophies, prizes and the food and drink for our young athletes on this night.

If anyone has any younger brothers/sisters who are not yet members, but are old enough to take part, just let me know and we will see what we can do?

HELPERS for the event – please let me know if any of you are able to help out on the night to judge, officiate and mark the scores etc. We will show everyone what to do, so don’t worry!

Hope to see you all there! Don’t forget your Xmas hats!

Kind regards

Mark Dacre
Junior Coach
Horwich RMI Harriers & AC

Xmas Track and Field Details

Important Notice for Winter Dec 2011/Jan 2012

XMAS HOLIDAYS (Mike’s, Trevor’s, Kelly’s & Tiff’s Groups)

SO NO TRAINING WED 21st DEC, 28th DEC 2011 & 4th JAN 2012.
ALSO NOTE: DECEMBER & JANUARY TRAINING TIMES – 6.30pm to 7.30pm/7.45pm
Parents, please expect early finishes in Winter training periods due to cold weather.

AND FOR YEAR 5 & BELOW:-

Due to the cold/wet nights there will be NO TRAINING for any of the groups for
MARK & WAYNE & BRENDA for the whole of DECEMBER 2011 & JANUARY 2012.
(For any Yr 6 in these groups, training will continue but start from 6.30pm)
Training for Yr 5 & below will resume on 1st February 2012.

XMAS HEPTATHLON

Takes place on Monday 5th December 2011 – 6pm sharp – 8.00pm (followed by food and presentations).

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS

Don’t forget the Sportshall Athletics Round 2 is on Sunday 15th January 2012 at Blackpool Sports Centre. For those that get selected to represent the County of Lancashire, the Inter County Finals will be held at Sportcity, Manchester on Sunday 22nd January 2012.

Hope this makes sense, but if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me.

Kind regards

Mark Dacre
Junior Coach
Horwich RMI Harriers & AC

Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile Rd race

Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile Rd race

James Kevan competed in the sixtieth running of the of the oldest 10 mile road race on Saturday 19th November.

The race stared in Brampton and finished at the Sands Centre in Carlisle. The weather was mild for the time and year. James had a good race finishing in 8th place from a field of 332 runners in a time of 53:27.

Full Tour of Pendle

Full Tour of Pendle 19.11.11

Both the weather & underfoot conditions couldn’t have been better for this arduous 17 mile fell race. An absolutely storming run from Lindsey Brindle in a winning time of 2 hours 46 seconds giving her 32nd position overall out of a field of nearly 400 runners. Other runners were Fran Walker, Geraldine Walkington (1st V55), Suzanne Budgett, Brent Brindle, Tony Varely & Albert Sunter. Exact times not know as yet but should appear on Clayton Le Moors website shortly.

SB


Harriers Road Group – Week 11 -21st November 2011

Harriers Road Group – Week 11 -21st November 2011

Week 11 Training Plan

Week 11, 5th week of the speed mesocycle and for anyone following the cycles then this is the second hard week – again, 6 sessions per week with just one days recovery and a race day at the end of the week.

Both sessions this week are quite high intensity ones with Tuesday going to be speed endurance work along the embankment near the Millstone, and Thursday is the threshold session for this cycle – we are going to be doing the same route along Chorley New Road, most people have done this before, so this week the aim is to run out a bit further than last time, and make it back on the 40min marker.

Monday – Steady 10k or 60mins

Tuesday – Horwich Lesisure Centre 6:45 for 7pm – Millstone 800s
– 7pm start – if we have left then head out towards the Crown and down towards the Millstone

Wednesday – Steady 10k or 60mins

Thursday -Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Threshold run
– 7pm start – if we have left then head down through Old Station park towards the bottom of Ramsbottom Rd

Saturday – Tempo 5k Park Run or 30mins

Sunday – Rivington Castle Car Park – 9am – 16km Trail Run around Rivington

Please if you follow this, then add in some core strength work (weights) and some flexibility (stretching) else you’ll end up on the injured list

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

The Santa Saunter

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 – 16km Rivington Reservoirs

Sunday Run – 20th November 2011

Rivington Reservoirs, The Pike, Bolton

Sundays run is 16km starting at the Castle car park, following the trails along upper reservoir, around Anglezarke Reservoir and then climbing up past the Wellington memorial, down to the old lead mines, along the road towards the Pidgeon Tower car park, and then a final climb up towards the Pidgeon Tower, the Pike and a quick last mile down to the end.

Meet up is at Rivington Castle Car Park at 9:30am.

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/57056650

OS Map

Route is mostly trail with some muddy parts, trail shoes recommended, we have two Cat3 hills, one short one in the middle and a longer one towards the end 🙂

Anyone running then pls drop Paul a txt so he knows who is coming (07525 731203)

Hellvellyn Trail Race

Hellvellyn Trail Race 15k – 5th November 2011.

A large field of over 350 runners competed in this very scenic route out of Glenridding up and down the valleys before returning to Patterdale. The winner was James Smith of Leeds City in a very quick 53.01, with the ladies winner in Emma Pooley 16th place in 62.51. Rachel Thompson was our first finisher in 27th in 65.10 after a great run. Tony Hesketh was first over sixty in 73rd place with a time of 70.25. There where 373 finishers.

TH


Harriers Road Group – Week 10 -14th November 2011

Harriers Road Group – Week 10 -14th November 2011

Week 10

Week 10, 4th week of the speed mesocycle and for anyone following the cycles then this is the first hard week – so 6 sessions per week with just one days recovery and a race day at the end of the week – next week is also the same, but with 10k race at the end of the week as the climax of the hard fortnight.

After the last track session that left many people feeling the effects of the speed session, then we are going back to a more usual speed session based on 100s and 200s – again we are going to be focusing on outright speed, but over a slightly longer distance.

This weeks sessions will start at 7pm prompt – so 6:45 for a 7pm start please.

Monday – Steady 10k or 60mins

Tuesday – Bolton Arena Track 7pm – 100s 200s

Wednesday – Steady 10k or 60mins

Thursday –Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Hills on Church Street

Saturday – Tempo 5k Park Run or 30mins

Sunday – RACE – Eaveswood

Mesocycle Week 4, so a Hard week with six running/training sessions, and you should have just one rest day.  Note that Hard weeks are implemented by use of Races and reducing rest days rather than increasing session intensity, though this weeks sessions are likely to be hard anyways 🙂

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 – 15km Winter Hill

Sunday Run – 13th November 2011

Rivington, Winter Hill, Bolton

Sundays run is 15km starting at the Castle car park, running up towards and through Wilderswood and past Two Lads, down towards Smithills and then climbing up towards the mast, past and down on the cobbled road, and then back past the Pigeon ower, a final climb up to the Pike and then all downhill back to the car park

Meet up is at Rivington Castle Car Park, 9:00am.

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/57534204

OS Route Map

Route is mostly trail with some muddy parts, trail shoes recommended, we have two Cat3 hills, one right at the start and then one as we climb towards the mast 🙂

If anyone running could pls drop me a txt or reply here so I know who is coming (07530 758186)

Carl Balshaw
road.group@horwichrmiharriers.co.uk
07530 758186

Help at Bolton, Leverhulme Park Cross Country 12th Nov

Help at Bolton, Leverhulme Park Cross Country 12th Nov

On Saturday Bolton Harriers host the third round of the Red Rose Cross Country races for the 2011-2012 season. I am looking for some help/support with marshalling the early races for the boys and girls.

Any seniors able to arrive for the early races – 12.30pm to 1.15pm would be most appreciated. Any parents of the little runners who can stay for 20mins after their race could also marshal for 15mins – that would be excellent.

This is our commitment to the league as we cannot host our own cross country. Thanks.

Peter Ramsdale
p.ramsdale@ntlworld.com

Northern’s and National Cross Country Entries

Northern’s and National Cross Country Entries

If anyone wished to enter the Northern Cross Country Championship at Pontefract, West Yorkshire on Saturday 28th January 2012 and/or the National Cross Country Championship at Parliament Hill, London on Saturday 25th February 2012 – please contact Pete Ramsdale and let him know as entries need to be in by mid-December.

Both races are £6 but remember you cannot do the Nationals if you haven’t entered the Northern’s. Remember in 2012, the year of the Olympics – you did competitive running in the capital city. Think about it.

Peter Ramsdale

Sunday Run – 15km Rivington Reservoirs

Sunday 6th November 2011

15km run around Rivington Reservoirs, Bolton

Sundays run is 15km flat around the reservoirs in Rivinton – Starting from Castle Car park opposite Rivington and Blackrod High School, up along past the barn and Go Ape, up the lane to Yarrow and then continuing all the way around Anglezark reservoir and back down The Street, to Rivington and returning to the Castle car park via the Castle.

Meet up is at Castle Car Park at 9:30am.

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/fullscreen/56708224/

Os Map

Route is mixed, but mostly trail and with the rain that has been put down tonight then trail shoes are recommended. Terrain is flat and the distance is just over 15km.

Anyone running then pls drop Paul a txt so he knows who is coming (07525 731203)

Central Lancs Grand Prix

Central Lancs Grand Prix

Presentation Evening

Wigan Rugby Union Football Club ( Haigh Hall Registration venue )
Friday 18th November 2011 – 7.30pm – Entrance Fee £3

Horwich Winners

1st Overall​​ James Kevan
2nd Overall​​ Gareth Booth
2nd Vet 40​​ Dave Jackson
2nd Vet 45​​ Sean McMyler
1st Vet 60​​ Pete Bland

Please try and support this award presentation, we have put a lot of effort in during the year to promote the series so lets finish it off by supporting our guys who have won the series and their respective categories.
Please let me know if you will be attending.

Pete Bland


Rivington Pike Fell Race, Officiate/Chief Marshal required.

Rivington Pike Fell Race, Officiate/Chief Marshal required.

For the past few years I have dealt with the administration side of the running & organization of the Pike Race (Easter Weekend) Whilst on the day of the race Pete Bland has officiated over the event. In the case of the 2012 race and subsequent pike races we are now left without anyone to officiate on the day. As such we need a volunteer from the club to officiate and oversee proceedings on race day. I have formally registered the 2012 race with the FRA and will continue with the raft of administration that goes with this race to help the event proceed.

Please contact me if you are interested in helping fulfill this role.

Colin Jones

Mobile: 07773160675
Home: 01204 690013
colin@vapor-tek.co.uk or c.jones-horwich@hotmail.co.uk