Northern Track & Field League Carlisle May 2012

Horwich RMI Harriers Match Report:

North of England Athletics Association Track and Field League Division 4WC: Match 2 @ Sheepmount Stadium, Carlisle.

On Saturday 26th May, the Horwich RMI Harriers Senior Track and Field team travelled to Sheepmount Stadium, Carlisle, to compete in the second fixture of the North of England  Athletics League. In glorious sunshine, the team of 13 athletes secured a well deserved third place, thanks to a fantastic effort from each and every person who made the trip, especially those athletes who “took one for the team” and competed outside their comfort zone in events they don’t usually think about trying!

There were some exceptional performances that helped to secure the result, including Noah Saunders taking on the senior athletes at the tender age of 14 in both the men’s 100m and 200m, Rachel Collington running a season’s best in the women’s 200m, and the relay teams who ran both a 4×100 and 4×400.

Some new club records were also established, with Amy Phillpotts throwing a new PB and Under 20’s record in the Javelin, and Kelly Laughton jumping another Senior Ladies record in the Long Jump. Both were involved, along with Lyndsey Jones and Tiffany Dacre, as a new Senior 4x100m record was set in a commanding win for the ladies team.

In the men’s events, Mike Houghton extended his Senior Long Jump record, and set a new overall club record in the Shot Put.

A fantastic result for the team on the day, and all are looking forward to the next meeting at Wigan on July 1st. With this being the home fixture, we need as much support on the day as possible, so anyone who is available to offer their services would be most welcome.

Results including known record changes (CR = Club Record, xR = Age Group Record) and Seasons and Personal Best’s (SB/PB) are shown below.


Well Done!

Mike Houghton

Northern League Team Manager





Michael Houghton – 100m – 12.3 (SB)

                                     Long Jump – 6.16m (PB, SR)

                                     Triple Jump – 11.79m (SB)

                                     Shot Put – 10.10m (PB, CR)


David Phillpotts – Discus – 18.87m (SB)

                                Shot Put – 6.93m (PB)


Ian Saunders – Hammer – 15.61m (SB)

                           Javelin – 21.21m (PB)


Noah Saunders – 100m – 12.7

                                200m – 25.5


Neil Shelmerdine – 400m – 66.6 (PB)

                                   800m – 2:39.5 (PB)


Andrew Storey – 400m – 65.6

                               800m – 2:45.3 (SB)

                               Long Jump – 4.70m (PB, V45R)


Trevor Williams – 200m – 27.8 (SB)

                                Discus – 20.68m (SB)

                                Hammer – 16.08m

                                Javelin – 26.37m










Rachel Collington – 200m – 35.9 (SB)

                                   Discus – 12.53 (PB)

                                   Shot Put – 6.21 (PB)


Natassia Dacre – Discus – 17.45m

                               Hammer – 13.94m

                               Javelin – 28.22m


Tiffany Dacre – 100m – 13.4

                            200m – 28.4

                            Hammer – 4.85m


Lyndsey Jones – 800m – 3:16.0

                              Long Jump – 3.46m


Kelly Laughton – 400m Hurdles – 76.8

                              Long Jump – 4.74 (PB)

                              Triple Jump – 9.75m

                              High Jump – 1.35m (PB)

                              Shot Put – 6.90m (PB)


Amy Phillpotts – 100m – 13.5 (SB)

                               400m – 63.1

                               Javelin – 19.10m (PB, U20R)

Belmont Winter Hill

Belmont Winter Hill Fell Race 12th May

A superb turnout of 18 Harriers took part in this local fell race organised superbly by Dave Bateson in excellant conditions although it was very muddy after noon hill, Nick Leigh of Pudsey won the race. First home for us was Rob Howarth with a brilliant run in 9th and first O/50 closely followed by Mick Green 12th and Andy Lloyd 15th and these three made up the winning team. Not to be outdone the Ladies won also with Suzanne Budgett 1st o/40 and 3rd place, together with Susan Flatters 4th and Kate Porter 10th making a clean sweep for Horwch. Another category winner Tony Hesketh was 1st o/60 in 28th place. There where 113 finishers.

Belmont Junior Races

In the Under 12 junior race young 9 year old Tom Massey had a brilliant run finishing 4th, Daniel Rowe was 8th and Livia Carwright was 3rd girl after a great run.

Tony Hesketh


UPDATED CW Relay Teams

Teams currently as follows.

A Team:

1. (9.8m) Phil Dewhurst + Chris Heys
2. (8.46) Billy Martin + Andy Porter
3. (4.8) Martin Jones + Pete Haworth
4. (9.36) Mick Green + Chris Ingham
5. (7.55) Sean McMyler + Karl Ward
6. (10.0) Gary Chaddeton + Doug Fleming

Mixed Team:

1 Rachael Thompson + Debbie Campbell
2 Paul Boardman + ?????
3 Kate Porter + Christina Wright
4 Michelle Devine + Suzanne Budgett
5 Pete Bland + Pete Ramsdale
6 ????? + ?????

As you can see we are short of 3 runners so please contact Steve Pearson if you can run on 07732 210013