Horwich Series 2015 – 19th August

Final Race in the Series took place last Wednesday and resulted in Individual and Team wins for the Harriers. The Men who won the Team 1st prize on the night with Ben Fish, Karl Billington, Tim Raynes and Paul Guinan also won the Series with a total of 5 points from Burnden Road Runners in 2nd on 7 points and Horwich in 3rd with 10 points.

Full Race Results HERE

Series Results HERE

Ben Fish won the Race in a time 25.38 with Karl Billington in 2nd spot (26.14) followed by Tim Raynes (6th) in 27.41 and Paul Guinan 7th in 29.05 who also won the V45 1st Prize on the night. Chris Davies – who finished 4th overall in the four Race Series – made it five Harriers in the top ten on the night when he placed 10th (30.15). Next home was Allan Hartley – and 3rd V40 – in a time of 31.54 followed by Carly Edwards in 59th (36.35), Kaylie Panaro 75th (38.55) and Stuart Furness (86th) and 1st V65 in 42.14.

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In the Junior Race – Amy Davies – won the Girls Race on the night when she finished 8th overall in the mixed Boys and Girls Race in a time of 5.51. Amy also won the Series with 4 points, Ella Pendlebury taking 2nd place with 8. Isabelle Hartley came in 3rd 9yr old Girl on the night in 7.57 and Kyle Pomfret was 22nd in a time of 6.27. Seven yr old Hannah Davies was 31st in 7.27.

Junior Results Here

Junior Series Results HERE



The Pendle Three Peaks – 22nd August

The Pendle Three Peaks Race took place on Saturday August 22nd, a Race described by the organisers on the Race website as “We feel that this is the route that best embraces the fells around the Pendle area.  It takes on the 3 toughest Climbs in the area with great descents and fast running in between.   The race is perfect for those seeking to step up to the full tour of Pendle/Lakeland races or similar AL or BL fell races. It will also challenge the true fell runner who enjoys grassy descent and tough long climbs.”

Full Results HERE


There was a total field of 152 runners with 121 in the Men’s Race and 31 in the Women’s Race. The Men’s Race won by Darren Kay in Sean Livesey 1.24.47 saw Shaun Livesey finish in 9th place in a time of 1hr .37.30 and 2nd V40 and told the Club that Having not raced on the fell since the stan bradshaw round I thought I would give it a bash and use it as a good threshold run. Knowing the hill well I was not concerned about getting lost during the race. I set of steady not worried about other runners. It became clear on the first decent I had worn the wrong shoes with many runners flying past me. However I soon caught them up when it came to the climbs on the back end of the race. When I came to the last climb up the big end I remember Micheal toms ( on a previous run) telling me to take a different line. I was a bit unsure but decided to use it, and I can tell you I shall use it again I definitely gave me an advantage on the other runners going straight up. I finished 9th feeling good and strong. Note to self, next time mudclaw”.

Andy Heys also ran and came in 61st place with a time of 2.00.05. Helen Leigh who is training for the forthcoming Coast- to Coast Event had a really good run to finish 2nd Woman overall in 1hr. 48.15 and commentedwanted to get a last hard run in before the c2c and this was definately that! Pretty much the tour of pendle minus the easy bit! I felt a bit sluggish as been training hard so just did my best to slog round and was second female. Not my greatest run but hopefully a good set up for the four day coast to coast adventure race this Friday!

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Rochdale 10k – 23rd August

Three hundred and sixty eight runners made up the field for the Rochdale 10k won by Joe Bailey in 32.02. Chris Davies had a very good run on this toughish 10k Course to come in the top ten finishing 6th overall in 37.20.

Full Results HERE


 Shore Road Race, Littleborough, Lancashire 14th August

Full Results HERE

John Chaplin is getting back into racing after a long period having to deal with an injury and had a good run in this Race coming in 14th overall in 29.01 and 1st V55.


Golf Ball fell Race – August 19th

Chris Barnes was one of 149 runners at the Golf Ball Race last Wednesday and finished 9th overall in 41.49 with Joe Mercer winning the Race in 38.34.

Full Results HERE