Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon

Plenty of Christmas Smiles at Bolton Arena on Monday 8/12/2008. With 52 superb Competitors from our own club competing! What a fantastic night, packed with fun for all those that took part. All the young athletes ran, jumped and threw in 7 different indoor Sportshall athletic events in under 2 hours.

From Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon

This was predominantly a competition for our Under 12 years of age. Athletes were put into 7 different teams, all of which were Captained by the older Athletes i.e. from Under 13’s, & 15’s.

The 2008 winners were the “Rudolph Team”, captained by Katie Bridge, with the rest of the team being, Sophie Myers, Lucy Keating, Kate Stephenson, Henry Whitehead, James Lovell & Joe Roberts.

From Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon

It was also a fund raising opportunity and to date we estimate we may collect in the region of £200 towards a local charity, Derian House.

There was fantastic help from the parents and other volunteers.

From Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon
From Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon

Finally, a big thank you to the Rotary Club of Horwich for supporting this year’s event. Rotarian, Brian Gittins was on hand lending support on this wonderful night. It was a fantastic night for all the young athletes and the community of Horwich and Districts.

From Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon

All our Athletes had a great night and they all competed with good spirit, great behaviour and gave their best for each event. Congratulations to everyone, they made their Coaches very proud!

Mark, Mike, Erika & Tony – Coaches
Horwich RMI Harriers & AC
Happy Christmas & New Year
11/12/2008

Horwich Rotary 2008 Christmas Heptathlon

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