Junior Jubilee 1m

Junior Jubilee 1m Race

The 1 Mile Street race is showing popularity at Chorley as well as our home Street Race with total of 44 Horwich juniors running
on Wednesday evening other local clubs made up the 66 strong race for what is becoming very competitive racing.

In the Boys races we had winners in all age groups with Lewis Wilkes taking the race win closely followed by Luke Brindle.
Luke & Thomas Massey taking age group wins along with Daniel Rowe.

The Girls also put out a splendid result with Freya Whittle & Ella Pendlebury 2nd in their age groups. Ellie Baker getting her first
ever age group win.

The Series winners will be the best 3 of 4 races, that similar to the Red Rose XC. Many thanks to all who helped on the night and
a special mention to Christa without who we would have had no timing device.

Results; http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/jub14j1.htm

Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon 24th May

A capacity entry of 83 athletes started our annual Duathlon in ideal conditions with the predicted rain keeping away until all had finished. Our own Tom Carson led from the off and was never headed to win in a new record of 1.13.28 with the fastest times on the two 5k runs and the second fastest cycle time. Suzanne Budgett was part of the winning relay team finishing in 12th place and is getting back to form. Paul Boardman taking a break from doing the event on his Mountainbike and finished 38th in 1.37.07 and new member Jason Middleton was 3 minutes adrift in 46th with a time of 1.40.12. Regular Duathlete Lawrence Pinnell was our final finisher in 54th place in a time of 1.43.14. A special thanks to all our Marshals who made the event such a success.

BUPA Manchester 10k

BUPA Manchester 10k 18th May 2014

We had at least three runners for this 10k. The biggest in Europe with over 27000 runners. All our runners did well in the heat and headwind. Tom Carson had a brilliant race finishing 26th in a superb time of 31.15 taking the scalp of Andi Jones too. Rob Jackson was third O/45 in a good time of 36.33 and the Horwich team was completed by Tony Hesketh in 43.50 winning the over sixty five category by over three minutes.

Overall Championship



Listed below are the races for the 2014 overall club champs.

For all categories, men’s, ladies and vets, it is your best 10 races to count, and you must include at least one race from each of the three categories to complete the series. The cross country will be calculated using your best four scores from the six Mid Lancs fixtures.

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


14th May – Haigh Hall
18th June – Jubilee
6th August – Chorley 4.4M
31st August – Pennington 5M


1st June – Edenfield (BM)
10th July – Bull Hill (BS)
17th August – Sedbergh Hills (AL)
27th September – Thieveley Pike (AS)


Best 4 from 6 Mid Lancs XC League Races.

Last Drop Loop

Last Drop Loop Fell Race – 10th May

This is a six mile fell race from the Last Drop Village and is run alongside the annual Village Fayre. This year it attracted over 120 runners in very muddy conditions with 5 from Horwich. Dave Jackson led most of the way before being overtaken in the final mile by M Thompson of Southport. He finished in third, only eight seconds behind the winner. Gary Chadderton ran very well for 15th place and second over fifty. Michael Kay was only 20 seconds behind in 19th. Tony Hesketh was first over sixty in 38th. This was Tony’s 76th race since turning 65. Suzanne Budgett, returning from injury, had an excellent race in 42nd and was rewarded with first O/50 lady and 4th place in the Ladies race.

Astley Park Junior Series

Astley Park Junior Series

The Junior section put out 28 athletes for the first Astley Park 1 mile race in Chorley. Having 8 juniors in the top 10 gave you some idea of how we performed. This middle distance squad is certainly taking shape with only 19 seconds between the top 8 runners. Several athletes came away with age group wins, Lewis Wilkes, Luke Brindle, Cain Healy, Penny Townsend, Ella Pendlebury all claiming victories.

Next outing is our own Junior Jubilee on the 21st May, yet another outing to show our strength & depth in the middle distance group.

Coiners Junior Fell Races

Coiners Junior Fell Races

An excellent turnout of 14 juniors traveled to Yorkshire to compete in the latest English Junior Championship Fell series and where rewarded with some brilliant performances.

In the U/8 a brilliant run by Calum Mosely brought him home in 6th place out of a large field of 90 runners.

In the U/10 Cian Healey had the run of the day finishing in 2nd place after leading up to the half way point. This was brilliant as it was only his second ever fell race. Toby Middleton in 6th had his best championship race and with a solid run from Matthew Oldfield in 10th we were first team. For the girls Ella Pendlebury and Freya Whittle were 7th and 8th with only 30 seconds separating them at the finish.

In the U/12 race Nathan Lancaster improved on his runs at Pendle and Rivington to lead the Horwich boys home with good backing from Robert Seddon, Lucas Miliken and Alfie Holmes.

Our only representative in the U/14 was Harriet Foley and she had her best run in Horwich colours finishing 16th girl. An improvement of 10 places on her Pendle race.


6th Calum Moseley 5.45
27th Theo Middleton 6.40
42nd Grace Pendlebury 7.22

2nd Cian Healey 5.45
6th Toby Middleton 10.13
10th Matthew Oldfield 10.16
16th Joe Mitchell 10.27
34th Ella Pendlebury 7th girl 11.26
40th Freya Whittle 8th girl 11.56

12th Nathan Lancaster 12.49
28th Robert Seddon 14.03
38th Lucas Miliken 15.00
40th Alfie Holmes 15.04

57th Harriet Foley 16th girl 24.47

CLGP – Radcliffe 10k

CLGP – Radcliffe 10k

Radcliffe 10k attracted a record 382 runners for the race. Several Horwich racers turned out with surprisingly good results.

Tom Carson did his usual stuff and blew away the field and rewarded with race win. Dave Jackson using the race as a training run was second counter in 10th, Andy Townsends first run for a while in 21st and Sean McMyler in 32nd rewarded the lads with 3rd team position. Graham Schofield coming back to form helped Rudolf Maciejkowicz, Tony Hesketh and Colin Wood get 16th team. Bearing in mind there was 42 teams finishing this was a respectable result.

A Big Up to Brenda Hesketh the only Horwich lady running today.