Beginner Session – Sunday Run – 1st April 2012

Horiwch RMI Harriers Beginners Group Sunday Run

1st April  2012 – Lower Rivington 5k

Sunday runs are back to normal non-marathon and I am doing a 5k and a 10k one rolled into one run, and the starter is an easy and flat 5k run from Lower Barn around the trails leading to the Castle and then back again to Lower Barn – the 10k runners will do a couple of km before the 5k, and then after the 5k we’ll head up and weave through the Chinese Gardens, up to the Pike and then back to the Castle car park.

Map My Run route

Rivington 5k run #1 – meet at Lower Barn/Go Ape please for a 9:15 start.

Rivington 10k run #1 – meet at Castle Car Park for a 9:00 start.,-2.5535

OS Map Route

Two routes shown…

The green is 5k starting at Lower Barn, and runs around the reservoir trails, past the castle, and back.

The red is 10k and starts at the Caslte car park, picks up the 5k route and then carries on to head up to the Pike using what is probably the most scenic route through the Chinese Gardens.

Any questions then please feel free to ask, and please if you are going to come along then drop me either a txt (07530 758186) or email  ( so that I know who is coming.



Cartmel Trail

Cartmel Trail 10k
We had two runners competing in this very muddy race which was won by Blackburns Chris Barnes in 39.35 first for us in 151st place was Christa Whatmough after a strong run Brenda Hesketh was 187th both excellant runs out of 408 finishers.

Cartmel 18k Trail Race
There where 250 runners in this race with England International Moutain runner Orlando Edwards of Shaftsbury winning easily , Gareth Booth was a superb third overall only four minutes behind after a great race, Tony Hesketh was first O/60 in 93rd and the only other runner from Horwich was another O/60 in Pete Henegan in 183rd place everyone who finished got a Sticky Toffee Pudding and a Tee Shirt.

Tony Hesketh

Northern Road Relays

Details of this Saturdays Northern Road Relays can be found on the Northern Athletics site by following this link

The ladies’ and men’s teams will be announced, as soon as they are finalised.

(we are still looking for men for the team – if you are available contact Pete Bland –

Watch this space.

Sunday Run – 25th March 2012

Horiwch RMI Harriers Beginners Group Sunday Run

25th March 2012 – Dimple, Witton Weavers and Jumbles

Sunday’s run is a nice and easy relaxed saunter route around Wayoh, Jumbles, and Turton&Entwistle reservoirs – there are two meet up points, which will be the same ones for next Sunday as well – and the choice of doing 8miles, 10miles or 16miles – pace is going to be very steady and the shorter distances are around the reservoirs, which is both quite scenic and flat trail running. We’ve done a similar route last summer a couple of times, but am adding in a bit of new terrain, though with these reservoirs there is only one way to run around them.

Map My Run route

16 miler meet up is Dimpla at 8am, 8/10 milers meet up at Turton&Entwistle Reservoir for 9am, 10milers will run the whole route around all three reservoirs, 8 milers can shortcut back over the embankment and skip running the 2miles around Turton&Entwistle Reservoir.

OS Map Route

The route starts for the 16miler at Dimple, we park in a small sidestreet off the main road, and then head over towards Belmont Reservoir along Witton Weavers Way, turning off and cutting back on ourselves to Turton Reservoir, around the base of Turton Heights and then down to the car park to pick up any 10 miler runners; the rest of the run is around the three main reservoirs here, this is essentially a flat run, but the reservoirs are on different levels and so there are a couple of climbs, but is otherwise a nice easy and quite scenic route.

Meet up is 8am at Dimple for 16 miler,-2.4470

Alternative meet up point is 9am at the main car park for Turton&Entwistle Reservoir,-2.4232

16 miler need trail shoes please, 8/10 milers can use road or trail; everyone should have some kind of light weight waterproofing in case of poor weather, hi viz as a layer should be fine for this run as we are not going up on the fells, and water – 500ml for everyone – jelly babies are also good 🙂

Any questions then please feel free to ask, and please if you are going to come along then drop me either a txt (07530 758186) or email  ( so that I know who is coming.



Grizedale Adventure Challenge

I’m racing with a team from work doing the Grizedale Adventure Challenge in Cumbria, this Saturday, 24th, it’s a 2km trail run/25ish km MTB around the North Face trail (red) followed by 4km fell run, an incidental kayak, another 4km fell run followed by an assault course. Last year we came 3rd without trying to hard and one of the team members got cramp. One the team members, the who got cramp, has pulled put has damaged wrist and will struggle on bike section. Does anyone fancy doing it to make a team of 3? We can give a lift up to Grizedale if needed.

All the best

Andy Porter
07971 400356

Northern 12 and 6 stage

We are less than three weeks away from the mens 12 and ladies 6 stage road running relays. The mens race is 6 x 4.9 miles and 6 x 2.8 miles and the ladies race is 6 x 2.8 miles.

Please let me know by e.mail if you wish to be in the squad for these relays, I can then pick the teams from the squad. I need to send on line in the next few days our squad, that can be as many as 36 men and 18 ladies. Please also let me know if you would sooner run in the morning cos you are doing something in the afternoon or the other way round if you like a lie in.


Pete Bland (

Horwich RMI 2011/12 Awards

Horwich RMI 2011/12 Awards

9th March 2012

Men’s overall club champion
1 D.Jackson £20 D.Vickers Cup
2 D.Fleming £10
3 G.Chadderton £10

Ladies overall club champion
1 S.Budgett £20 J.Knight Cup

Mens vets overall club champion
1 D.Jackson £20 N.Matthews Trophy
2 D.Fleming £10
3 G.Chadderton £10

Men’s road champion
1 D.Jackson £20 T.Hesketh Shield
2 S.McMyler £10
3 J.Kevan £10

Men’s fell champion
1 G.Chadderton £20 D.Hurst Shield

Men’s overall cross country champion
1 G.Booth £20 M.Jackson Shield
2 Z.Howe £10
3 D.Jackson £10

Ladies overall cross country champion
1 S.Budgett £20 Horwich Shield

Mens vets overall cross country champion
1 G.Booth £20 Stanley Cup
2 D.Jackson £10
3 D.Fleming / G.Chadderton £10

Ladies vets overall cross country champion
1 S.Budgett £20 Horwich Cup

Men’s cross country club champion G.Priestley W.Mangham Cup

Ladies cross country club champion S.Budgett NV Troup Trophy

Men’s vets cross country club champion G.Booth L.Pollard Trophy

Ladies vets cross country club champion S.Budgett Rivington Camping Cup
Highest British fell placing D.Milliken M.Short Cup

Highest SEL finisher D.Milliken J.Prescot Cup

Are you able to run on Saturday

A very busy weekend with intercounties cross country and trafford 10k etc etc means we didnt have a massive response for the relay so we have 2 teams at the moment but need to make up two members for the second team

A team. Glyn Kay – Garry Chadderton – Tony Hesketh – Carl Balshaw
B team. Gillian Smith- David Crawford –  ? – ?

If you are able to run then please drop a line to either Pete or Carl so that we can field the two teams and everyone who wants to run can get a run in.

Pete Bland ( 0755 404047
Carl Balshaw ( 07530 758186

Do you want to be on telly


We are looking for fell runners, for a Seven Sea’s advert we are looking for people to come along on Monday in Prestwich between 12-2pm.Are you racing this weekend? Could we come along?MANCHESTER ¦ 0161 833 4263 ¦
Willing to commit to the shoot dates!
Audition: Monday 12th March in Manchester
We have limited spaces available so please email a contact telephone number & and any video footage of you fell running (if you have it) to –

We are looking for

Male and Female. Age 18 up to 55

Is Fell Running your passion? Would you like to be on an advert?

Must be able and keen Fell Runner!

Filming: in North West, Lake District w/c 19th March