Just a short note to let you know that Horwich RMI Harriers AC took part in the first meeting of the 2007/2008 Indoor Sportshall season. There were some great performances on the day, including many fine debuts from our new younger athletes.
This indoor competition is designed for all children in school years 4 to 10 (Under 11’s, 13’s & 15’s). It produced some very exciting individual and relay races and field events, plus a few “lost voices” from the spectators.

About 30 of our young athletes competed on the day, with CONGRATULATIONS to the Under 13 Boys, who won their Age group, beating the mighty Premiership Athletic Clubs of Blackpool and Preston.

CONGRATULATIONS also to Martha Gill, who produced the best “all round” performance and won “Athlete of the Match” for the Under 11 Girls. Onlooking the event was Sarah Friday, Regional Performance & Development Co-ordinator from England Athletics (North West Region), who presented the well deserved Athlete of the Match Tee shirt to Martha (see photo).

Overall, the combined team event, Blackpool were the winners in this 1st Round, Second place went to Preston and very closely followed by Horwich RMI Harriers AC, who were 3rd Place on the day.

Full results and report will follow in the next week or two, once received from the Organisers.

Mark Dacre
Horwich RMI Harriers