Horwich RMI Harriers
North of England 12 stage Road Relays
6 x 4.9 miles and 6 x 3.03 miles ( according to Gareth )
Wythenshawe Park
Sunday 21st march 2010

The Result:

10th Overall

Leg Distance Runner Time/pos Captains comments
1 4.9miles Gary Priestley 23.52/18th Gave 100% on a tough leg
with a very fast start
2 3.03miles Gareth Booth 16.34/17th Injured for 7 days but limped
to a respectable time. Thanks.
3 4.9miles Richard Howarth 24.01/14th If this is what marathon
training does – bring it on.
4 3.03miles Neil Pendlebury 16.14/14th Injured for months, 2 track
Sessions and the boy is back.
5 4.9miles Rob Jackson 25.40/15th Not bad after an 80 mile
Week. Gave everything.
6 3.03miles Steve Nolan 16.30/16th Thanks to Steve after only
being called up this week.
7 4.9miles Russell Maddams 24.20/14th Drove 200 miles, ran with a
slight cold, did brilliantly.
8 3.03miles Paul Muller 16.23/12th Never fails to impress,
9 4.9miles Ali Murray 24.22/11th Improving every race, hard
training is the key.
10 3.03miles Martyn Bell 16.12/10th The big man is back, more
to come as well, quality.
11 4.9miles James Kevan 23.33/10th James put this one down to
overloads of cake on holiday!!
12 3.03miles Col Rigby 16.27/10th You never lose it.

A tremendous result considering the talent on display, 10th in the North of England will do. This was a team performance and was a great day out thoroughly enjoyed by all, especially me, thanks lads. We also ran a B team on the day who seemed to enjoy themselves just as much, It gives a few more runners the chance to perform on the big stage and for them to check their current fitness.

Lastly – Gareth rang me Sunday night to ask who had run the fastest short leg and I told him it was Belly Boy, he spent all day Monday thinking it was Col – nice one Gareth.

Pete Bland

Full results.