Fleming Cup

Fleming Cup.

Fleming Cup 2.2 miles Junior Handicap race will take place 20th April.

Entry fee £2. All finishers get a Medal and there are prizes for First Three Finishers and fastest Boy and Girl. Open to all junior members under 15 years of age. Start is close to Bolton Arena. Give names and a recent time for a race this year and entry fee to Brenda or Tony Hesketh.

No entry on the day due to having to Handicap runners.

Tony Hesketh 01204 668183

First Junior Fell Champs

First Junior Fell Champs

The 1st Junior Fell Championship race at Errwood Hall takes place on the 28th March starting at 11.00a.m.

The post code for the Reservoir is SK17 6GJ. Allow about one and half hours. It is just after Buxton.

Hope to see as many of our juniors there as possible.

Manchester 10k Marshals

Manchester 10k Marshals

We still require two Marshals for the Manchester 10 k in May. You get a packed lunch, a Training Jacket (last years was a Asics) and the club get a Donation. You also have the chance to run the event for free the following year.

Contact Tony Hesketh Tel 01204 668183 for further details.

Horwich Juniors Mid Lancs Successful Series.

Horwich Juniors Mid Lancs Successful Series.

A squad of Juniors took the chance to take on the last race of the Mid Lancs XC at Lancaster. In the Lower age group Ella Pendlebury gave another outstanding performance to claim 3rd on the day and giving Ella a well deserved 2nd overall in the series. Not to far behind was Freya Whittle giving Freya a final placing of 5th overall in the series. Not to be outdone Olivia Baker a good run on the day in 32nd.

New to the series Matthew Mair gave a hearty run and managed 9th in the race, a great race from this 9yr Old in the U11’s. But not having to run today was Matthew Flatters who had already wrapped up his 2nd place in the series from this young man.

Our U15 boys sole representation was Robert Gibson managing 15th on the day but more impressively a well earned 12th in the overall series. This is a tremendous result from Robert having found out at the start of the season he needed the aid of his inhaler on several runs to keep his breathing capacity functioning.

The pressure was on the final race for the U13 boys squad, trailing Blackpool going into the race they had to win outright to claim the title. The team of Lewis Wilkes, Luke Brindle, Kieran Kinealy, Thomas Massey & Robert Seddon were well and truly focused. The team knew what had to be accomplished, beside there was also some individual positions to settle. From the Start Lewis took the lead and it looked good for the rest of the squad all up in the top half of the race. The race turned out to be the best race for each individual in the squad with everyone finishing in the top 10. Lewis finished with a good lead over the field but Thomas made sure he was in next with a fabulous run, Thomas not a favourite of the flat. Luke was the 3rd giving Horwich 1,2,3. Not to be outdone Robert Seddon claimed 7th his best of the year with Kieran in 10th again his best of the year. Overall this gave Lewis 2nd & Thomas 3rd overall, not to be outdone Kieran managing 8th in the series, congratulations lads.

So it is my great pleasure to do this write up and declare HORWICH RMI U13 boys Mid Lancs XC Series Champions, the first time in the clubs history. This is added to their South East Lancs XC Series win & Red Rose XC series Wins

So the the Final results are here

Roddlesworth Roller 2015

Roddlesworth Roller 2015 – Sun 8th Mar 2015

Seven Harriers ruled at this years running of the Roddlesworth Roller coming away with 4 individual and 1 team prizes. As the name suggests, this is a tough undulating trail race, with 600 feet of climb over 5.5 miles. Flat enough to be fast. Rolling enough for your quads to really hurt the next day.

Impressively doubling up after placing 6th at Saturday’s Flower Scar English Champs Fell Race, Lindsey Brindle had the run of the day to take the ladies race by an impressive margin. Erica Booth was another with a weekend double that would surely have helped win the ladies the team prize, but for another runner, in 9th.

Also doubling up, and taking his second victory of the weekend was Michael Cayton, who is starting to see all his effort since coming back to running begin to pay off. Running my first race as a Vet and the new experience of not knowing exactly who you are racing against, I was very happy to start with a win in the V40 category. Completing a winning team for the Men was Paul Boardman in 23rd. Rudolph Maciejkowicz was next, and picking up the prize for the V60 category. The last of the magnificent seven was every improving new member David Lee, placing 83rd of 177.


Results : http://ukresults.net/2015/roller.html

(thanks to Joe Mercer for the photo)