Winter Hill – Marshals Needed

Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race

10am Sunday 12th Feb 2012

Marshals Needed

This years Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race takes place
on the 12th February this year and the race depends upon
the support and good will of not just the local land owners
but of the club members in order to provide marshals and
support so that the race can be run safely and as a shared
responsibility within the club.

Please, if you have not marshalled before, then do so now.

Many people within the club put a great deal of effort into
organising and catering for not just the races, but relay teams,
coaching, events and presentation evenings – we need your
help and support to continue to do so.

Many thanks
Horwich RMI Harriers

Norman Matthews Winter Hill

Sun 12th Feb 2012 at 10:00.

Details of this year’s Norman Matthews Winter Hill Fell Race can now be found on the FRA website and in the FRA Calendar.

Online entry is now available through the UK Results website.

The official entry form for postal entries is available to download here.

Please note there should be no recces of the route. This is at the request of United Utilities whose permission is required for future events.

If you can help out on the day with marshalling and other duties please contact Colin Jones –

Hyndburn Cross Country

Hyndburn Cross Country – Saturday 14th Jan 2012

On a beautiful sunny day, in fantastic conditions under foot, we had our best turnout of Horwich RMI runners for many a day. The Target was to beat Preston and remain in bronze medal place in the league and we did it with ease so thanks go to everybody who turned out and especially our first 6 placed runners who made the team.

Too many runners (17) to mention everyone by name but just a few names that need a mention – another quality run by Gareth in 11thOverall looking stronger this year, great 2nd place by young Dave looking good on the country, Zach is maintaining his fast starts for longer now and bring on the day he keeps it up all the way round, he was leading after 400mtrs. Graham is back in form after his short break from running and was flying towards the end passing Jonesy who was slip sliding around in his Nike road shoes, then making up the team in 6th place was the ever improving Andy Townsend just holding off Sean by 16 seconds. Good team effort lads.

Nice to see Andy Porter back racing and looking good, Billy looked out of place in 187th but rumour had it that he had not run for 6 weeks and this was his comeback run.

Thanks again to Pete Ramsdale for bringing the tent and looking after everybody on the day.

11 G.Booth 33.48 148 G.Chadderton 44.02
38 D.Jackson 37.12 168 D.Fleming 45.13
42 Z.Howe 37.26 187 W.Martin 46.40
50 G.Schofield 38.07 191 C.Wood 46.54
58 M.Jones 38.31 205 M.Swindell 47.48
65 A.Townsend 39.09 218 P.Ramsdale 48.45
71 S.McMyler 39.25 247 J.Parker 52.38
86 T.Roe 40.27 257 G.Stone 54.22
110 A.Porter 41.45

We had 3 lady runners in the ladies race, Lindsay Brindle finishing in a creditable 4th place overall, Suzanne Budgett in a brilliant 13th and Kate Porter on a comeback making up the team in 80th.

A good Day out

Pete Bland

Full Results

League Tables

CANCELLED – Noon Stone Fell Race 2012

To club representitives,
I am contacting you to let you know that the NOON STONE FELL RACE 2012 ( 25/02/2012) has been cancelled due to environmental reasons.
I hope it will be possible for you to let your members know of our decision as the event is in the FRA calendar as race details were submitted prior to cancellation.
I would appreciate it if you would pass on our apologies to any of your club members who were planning to run this year and thank them for their support over the years.

Colin Duffield
Todmorden Harriers

Darwen Tower Fell Race

Darwen Tower Fell Race

Sunday morning saw a good turn out for Horwich Harriers at the Darwen Tower Fell Race. New member Paul Jackson made a solid start to his Horwich career, finishing 38th in 41:49. Another Horwich first timer Maria Lowe was pleased with third place in 44;16 experiencing her first time on the fells. Another highlight of the day was a great run from team captain Suzzanne Budgett who was second in 44:01, Paul Murray went one better by winning his age category.

Other Horwich performances were:

Sean Mcmyler 40:20
Paul Boardmen 40:50
Brian Walton 41:19
Michael Kay 41:33
Paul Murray 1st vet70 50:54
Fran Walker 52:02
Colin Waterworth 53:19

Horwich RMI Road Championship 2012

Horwich RMI Road Championship 2012

30 points for 1st Counter down to 1 for 30th.

8 from 10 races to count

19th Feb​ruary​​ Bolton 5k
04th March ​​Trotters 5m
15th April ​​Radcliffe 10k
16th May​​ Jubilee 5m
13th June ​​Three Sisters 5k
01st August​​ Chorley 4.4m
12th August​​ Bispham 10k
09th September ​​Leigh 5m Trail Race
30th September​​ Swinton 10m
07th October​​ Gin Pit 5m

These are also all the races in the Central Lancs Grand Prix for 2012​​

Pete Bland