Horwich Ladies take Ribble 10k team prize

Horwich Ladies take Ribble 10k team prize

On a perfect day for running in the picturesque Ribble Valley , 3 good solid performances by the Horwich RMI ladies team took the team prize in this high quality race of almost 1000 runners. The team was led home by Rachel Thompson in a brilliant time of 36.48 closely followed by an ever improving Debbie Campbell in 38.04. Gemma Jones was our third counter not far behind in a gutsy 41.03. Well done ladies.

In what was one of the most high quality mens races I have seen for a while Gary Priestley ran a brilliant 31.37 and the ever improving Andy Townsend ran 36.34. Gary will now go into the Nos Galan 5k on New years eve with enough confidence to run a PB, good luck Gary

Pete Bland

London Marathon Numbers 2012

London Marathon Numbers 2012

We have five entries for 2012 London Marathon which the club would like to distribute to members who would like to run.

These entries will be allocated firstly to any club members who entered and were rejected from the London Marathon public ballot, with a draw being made if there are more than five claims made. If there are any remaining entries then these will be allocated to any club member who wishes to run, again with a draw being used if there are more claims that entries left available.

If you wish to claim a club place for the 2012 London Marathon then please email Alison Gordon (club.secretary@horwichrmiharriers.co.uk)

with your contact details and whether you have applied and been rejected or not; the closing date is 31th December 2011.

Please note that these club places are allocations of numbers and there is the standard entry fee payable for the London Marathon.

People will be notified in early January on the outcome as entries need to be submitted by mid January.

Peter Ramsdale



The Hospital Run this year will take place on Thursday 22nd December 2011 and consist of the normal 10.5 mile route.

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 to the junction with Chorley Old Road in Bolton, where the former Royal Bolton Hospital used to stand (approx. 5.9 miles). Hence the title Hospital Run. The run to this point is at a very, very steady pace. From here the run starts in earnest and is done at near to race pace along Chorley Old Road to finish back at the Leisure Centre (approx. 4.6 miles).

This year there will be four groups starting from the Leisure Centre, at 7.00 p.m. for the slowest group and then at 5 minute intervals with the fastest group setting off at 7.15 p.m. This is to ensure that all runners arrive at the Hospital at about the same time. Only when all runners have assembled at the Hospital will the run for home begin.

Please assemble in the foyer of the Leisure Centre.

Note: Lockers are available in the Leisure Centre, as are showers for a small fee.





Questions please email ste-jackson@supanet.com or telephone 01942706506 or 07747838772

Steve Jackson

Red Rose XC 2011-12

Red Rose XC 2011-12

The RR committee met on Wednesday 7th Dec to confirm positions and sort trophies for the current season.

Our winners are confirmed as Lyndsey Brindle 2nd lady overall, Suzanne Budgett first lady vet and Tony Hesketh first vet 60.

We had two nearly won’s with Isabel Dean finishing in 7th in the under 11’s having an excellent season in the mud and the ladies team finished third overall – medals for first two teams – after winning in the first two races they lost by just 2 points to Rossendale 96 to 98.

Whilst this league continues to be the club’s second XC priority, all the local clubs support this league and all the races are completed by Christmas!

Presentation Saturday 4th Feb 2012 from 7.30pm in the Horwich RMI club – Tickets £4 and £3 available from Pete Ramsdale Peter, Ramsdale XC Captain

Sunday Run – 11th December 2011 – 14km Trail

Sunday Run – 11th December 2011

Rivington, Lead Mines and the Pike 14km Trail

Sundays run is going to start from the Lower Barn, the run follows the reservoir around and the back past the war memorial and the old lead mines, and then over Anglezark towards Holdens Stumps before climbing up towards the Pidgeon Tower, and a quick visit to the Pike and then dowqn and along behind the school towards the Barn and back to the cars

Two easy clims – trail shoes may be a good idea, but the route is ok for road shoes – future runs for a sunday are likely to be getting more offroad and so now would be a good time to get trail shoes for anyone who hasn’t got some already.

Meet up is Lower Rivington Barn for a 9am start.

Map My Run…
OS Map

Anyone running then pls drop me a txt so we know who is coming (07530 758186)

Harriers Road Group – Week 13 – 5th December 2011

Week 13 Training Plan

– W/c Mon 5th December 2011

This is the start of a new mesocycle of 6 weeks and we move onto strength work, so more hill work and fewer but longer rep work; Tuesday is the track and will be longer continual running session of 6mins, and thursday will be a straight steady run of around 10k.

Tuesday 6th Dec – Bolton Arena 6:45 for 7pm
– 7pm start – Track Session – 6min efforts

Thursday 1st Dec -Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Steady Run

– 7pm start – steady run over Chorley Old Rd
– or 6:30 at the foxholes for those doing Steve Pearson’s session instead

Saturday – Tempo 5k Park Run or 30mins

Sunday 4th Dec – 14km Trail Run

– Meet up Rivington Lower Barn for 9am start.

Week Date Tuesday Thursday Weekend
13 05-Dec Track – 1600s Steady – Old Road 14km Trail run
14 12-Dec Hills – Factory Hill Fartlek – Old St Pk/Ramsbtm 16km Trail run
15 19-Dec Track – 800s Special – Santa Run 18km Trail run
16 26-Dec Hills – Tanners Threshold – Adlington 20km Trail run
17 02-Jan Track – Pyramid Hills – Church St
18 09-Jan Special – Night Run Hills – Foxholes

Harriers Road Group – Week 12 -28th November 2011

Week 12 Training Plan – W/c Mon 28th November

Week 12, final week of the speed mesocycle and for anyone following the cycles then this is a medium week – again, 5 sessions per week with a couple of days recovery or easy cross training, and for this week the sunday run the the 4th will be the Santa Saunter!    Both sessions this week are more fun sessions marking the end of the six week cycle, and then from next week we start again with the Strength Endurance sessions – or in plain english ‘Hills’.

Tuesday 29th Nov – Horwich Lesisure Centre 6:45 for 7pm – Arcon village for relay
– 7pm start – if we have left then head out towards Arcon village up Chruch St.   Wednesday – Steady 10k or 60mins

Thursday 1st Dec -Horwich Lesiure Centre 7pm – Hill session (tanners)
– 7pm start – if we have left then head towards Ridgeway Arms pub (Blackrod rail station)

Saturday – Tempo 5k Park Run or 30mins

Sunday 4th Dec – Santa Saunter for Fun!

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