North of England Road Running Relays Sat 27th September – Leeds University

Senior Men – Horwich RMI Harriers 13th Overall

Leg.. Runner.. Time.. Team Position

1 Garry Priestley.. 18.06….. 12
2 James Kevan…… 17.45….. 6
3 Russell Maddams.. 18.36….. 8
4 Gareth Booth…. 19.40….. 11
5 Alastair Murray. 19.17….. 11
6 Colin Rigby….. 19.36….. 13

A hot sunny day and a fantastic venue greeted what was our strongest team for some years in the 2009 Northern 6 Stage. The running order of the team was selected not by current fitness but by age so we were going to start with the young ones and finish with the old ones, but Russell had to get away early for Pips birthday bash so we ran 2 young ones then an oldie then 2 more young ones and then another older oldie. A good balance of youth and experience, and it worked, as the team finished in the highest place for some years. I couldn,t decide between James and Russ who had the best run of the day so I will let them share it, well done lads.
This was a great team performance and a very enjoyable day, I hope the lads decide to compete in the National and if they do I will willingly drive and provide the beer. Thanks to Norman for his support and thanks to Col for keeping us entertained on the journey.

Pete Bland


6 Stage