Withins Skyline Fell Race 6 miles 11th Oct
A small group of Harriers made the short trip to Howarth in Yorkshire for this popular fell race held in very good conditions. First to finish was in form Lyndsey Brindle in 27th place overall in 47.05 and also broke the Ladies record by over a minute that had stood since 2006. With Sandra Kelly 58.00 and Erica Booth 58.15 backing Lyndsey up, Horwich Ladies won the Team award. Gary Chadderton ran well for 69th in 52.02 with team mate Nick Kelly just behind 73rd in 52.14. Paul Boardman recorded 52.56 for 82nd place. John Monks was second O/60 in 99th with a time of 54.16. Doug Fleming 122nd in 56.08 just outran Tony Hesketh 56.26 for 126th and Brent Brindle finished in 187th in 62.26.
Withins Junior Races
Only three Horwich juniors ran and the best result was by Toby Middleton who was third in the U/13 Boys with brother Theo ninth in the U/10 race. Lydia Johnson was a excellant 11th in the U/13 Girls race on a tough course.
Fell Race Catchup
Thieveley Pike 26th Sept
A fine day with good conditions underfoot saw well over a hundred runners toe the line for this popular fell race just north of Burnley. Ian Conroy and his brother Patrick had flown in from Dublin to take part and Ian was rewarded with a fine win – his first in Horwich colours. Always in the leading group he made his break at the halfway point to win in 33.42. Next home was Graham Schofield 17th in 38.38 closely followed by Gary Chadderton two places behind in 39.18. Nick Kelly had a good race finishing in 26th with a time of 40.43. Tony Hesketh was 41st in 42.40 and Sandra Kelly took the L/O45 award in 47th with a time of 43.56. Doug Fleming was 71st in 46.42 and finally Patrick Conroy finished in 102nd in 54.27.
Thieveley Pike Junior Race
Four girls from Horwich ran this race and two where outright winners. Milly Bailey led all the way to win the U/12 race beating all the boys too. Lydia Johnson 4th finished despite losing her shoe early on. In the U/10 race Freya whittle showed everyone a clean pair of heels to win with Ellie Green third after a great run.
Till Hill Fell Race 17th Sept
This race was unique in as much that it was 3.5 Miles all up hill finishing on top Longridge Fell. Suzanne Budgett had a great run but was narrowly beaten into second place by Sarah Ridehalgh of Accrington finishing in 10th place with Tony Hesketh in 11th a minute behind and taking the 1st O/65 award.
Race 4 Harrock Hill 26th August
The final race of the series saw a few runners caught out by the earlier start with Paul Muller almost missing the start. As it was he did not seem troubled and ran a superb race to finish 10th and first O/55 and third overall in the series. Lindsey Brindle had another good race to record her fourth win and the Ladies title too. She also finished fourth overall in the series. Paul Boardman had his best race for 27th place which enabled him to finish 13th in the series. Nick Kelly ran well for 36th and second O/45 with Tony Hesketh first O/65 in 62nd and he also was the series winner in that category. Suzanne Budgett and Erica Booth along with Linsey won the Ladies Team prize on the night. The final Horwich finisher was Dave Barnes in 95th place with his best time in the series.
ED: Sorry for the late publishing – lost in my inbox!
Horwich RMI Harriers & AC AGM
Date – October 21st at 8pm
Venue – Horwich RMI Club Ramsbottom Road
Notice is hereby given of the 91st Annual AGM of Horwich RMI Harriers and AC
As the constitution states all proposals for changes to the constitution should be submitted before the AGM. So should any paid up member have any proposals (inc life membership) then should be proposed and seconded in writing (via email is acceptable) to either the secretary or chairman before the end of September 2015.
The committee have one proposal to submit and that is below
To change the date of membership renewal/registration
Proposed P Ramsdale Seconded A Storey
The date of membership should run from 1st January to 31st December (and not
as it currently is from the AGM to AGM which is approximately 20th October
Dated 13th July 2015