Thursday Training Cancelled

Fielden Cup replaces Thursday Training Sessions

With the Fielden Cup taking place on Thursday this week, then the usual training sessions are not going to take place, and instead anyone who would normally train with Steve Pearson is asked to instead use the Fielden Cup as the training session.

The Fielden Cup is More information may be found on the webpage

Many people put a great deal of time and effort into organising and running the club’s races, and we need your support to continue to do so – if you want the future of club races to continue then please support such races.

Steve Pearson – Gordon Stone – Carl Balshaw

Fielden Cup 2012

Horwich RMI Harriers – Fielden Cup

26th April 2012

This years Fielden Cup is being held over a different course and will run along Georges Lane towards Pike Cottage, starting near the Jolly Crofters.

Registration is £2 and is open to Horwich RMI members and guests, but only full members of the Horwich RMI are eligible to win the Fielden Cup trophey.

See the Fielden Cup page for more information

Rivington Pike Race – Junior 2012

Junior Pike Race 2012

A smaller than usual number of entrants ran the 2012 Junior pike race on Saturday 7th April. The competition was just as high as usual and Horwich made their contribution to the day’s racing.
In the under 12’s race Ben McLauglin from Leigh was first home in 11 minutes. Arron Kearney from Wirrall AC was second and Horwich’s Thomas MAssey was third. Lucas Millimen in his first race for Horwich was 5th and Daniel Rowe was 7th. Charlotte Rigby was first girl home in 23.30.
Ievan Keaney won the under 14’s boys race whilst his sister Aileen won the under 14’s girls race. Abbey Cox and Jenny Unsworth were third and fourth in the under 14’s race in 21.09 and 21.13 respectively.
Thanks to all who supported the race

Club Overall Champs 2012

The 2012 senior overall championships for both ladies and men will be your best 10 from the follow 12 races, with a minimum of 8 races to qualify for prizes.

The points system is as follows: 20 points for 1st, down to 1 point for 20th.

Results So Far Men Ladies

Horwich RMI Overall Championships 2012
16/05/12 Jubilee 5M
13/06/12 Three Sisters 5k
01/08/12 Chorley 4.4M
07/10/12 Gin Pit 5M
07/06/12 Henderson’s End
23/06/12 Clougha Pike
21/07/12 Turnslack
15/09/12 Three Shires
Cross Country (Best 4 from 6)
tba Mid Lancs Race 1
tba Mid Lancs Race 2
tba Mid Lancs Race 3
tba Mid Lancs Race 4
tba Mid Lancs Race 5
tba Mid Lancs Race 6

Northern Road Relays

Northern ladies 6 and mens 12 stage road relays
Saturday 31st March 2012

Ladies​6 x 2.41miles per leg

1 ​Rachel Thompson ​13.33 ​Team Position​ 5th
2​ Lindsay Brindle ​​13.56​​​ 7th
3 ​Michelle Devine​​ 16.11 ​​​10th
4​ Suzanne Budget ​14.54 ​​​10th
5​ April Stephenson​ 15.49 ​​​10th
6​ Maria Lowe​​ 14.24​​​ 10th

An all round strong performance from the ladies and a top result on the day. It was nice to see the team enjoy themselves so much on the day.

Men 6 x 2.41miles and 6 x 4.8miles per leg (odd number legs 4.8m and evens 2.41)

1​ Andy Townsend​​ 26.56 ​Team Position ​44th​
2 ​Tim Roe​​ 13.58 ​​​39th
3​ Martyn Bell​​ 25.42 ​​​38th
4​ Billy Martin​​ 14.39 ​​​38th
5​ Karl Ward ​​28.52 ​​​40th
6 ​Carl Balshaw ​​14.15 ​​​40th
7 ​Alastair Murray ​​26.01 ​​​38th
8​ Tony Hesketh ​​16.05 ​​​38th
9 ​Stuart Edmundson ​​26.58 ​​​38th
10​ Colin Wood​​ 15.50​​​ 38th
11​ Rob Whitaker ​​32.08 ​​​41st
12​ Pete Bland ​​16.44 ​​​40th

A massive thank you to everybody who ran, but a bigger thank you to all the lads who ran at such short notice, like Rob who rushed over from Wetherby at the last minute to run on Leg 11. Thanks also to Pete Ramsdale for bringing the tent and to my missus Jane for helping out on the day with numbers , and babysitting duties etc.
Once again it was a very stressful week for me and Ali as we tried to coax and cajole people to run for the club, we have 200 members but you wouldnt think so when you try and put a team together. The race was advertised on the website front page for at least 6 weeks and I personally e.mailed at least 40 people 6 times but still we were runners short on the Friday. It seems strange that me and Tony are in our 65th years of age and still are running for Horwich in the A Team ( Yes the A Team )
On the plus side we had a great day out, we met runners we hadn’t seen for ages, we chatted to other team members, it was like a festival of running and very enjoyable.

Pete Pland.