Hyndburn Cross Country

Hyndburn Cross Country – Saturday 14th Jan 2012

On a beautiful sunny day, in fantastic conditions under foot, we had our best turnout of Horwich RMI runners for many a day. The Target was to beat Preston and remain in bronze medal place in the league and we did it with ease so thanks go to everybody who turned out and especially our first 6 placed runners who made the team.

Too many runners (17) to mention everyone by name but just a few names that need a mention – another quality run by Gareth in 11thOverall looking stronger this year, great 2nd place by young Dave looking good on the country, Zach is maintaining his fast starts for longer now and bring on the day he keeps it up all the way round, he was leading after 400mtrs. Graham is back in form after his short break from running and was flying towards the end passing Jonesy who was slip sliding around in his Nike road shoes, then making up the team in 6th place was the ever improving Andy Townsend just holding off Sean by 16 seconds. Good team effort lads.

Nice to see Andy Porter back racing and looking good, Billy looked out of place in 187th but rumour had it that he had not run for 6 weeks and this was his comeback run.

Thanks again to Pete Ramsdale for bringing the tent and looking after everybody on the day.

11 G.Booth 33.48 148 G.Chadderton 44.02
38 D.Jackson 37.12 168 D.Fleming 45.13
42 Z.Howe 37.26 187 W.Martin 46.40
50 G.Schofield 38.07 191 C.Wood 46.54
58 M.Jones 38.31 205 M.Swindell 47.48
65 A.Townsend 39.09 218 P.Ramsdale 48.45
71 S.McMyler 39.25 247 J.Parker 52.38
86 T.Roe 40.27 257 G.Stone 54.22
110 A.Porter 41.45

We had 3 lady runners in the ladies race, Lindsay Brindle finishing in a creditable 4th place overall, Suzanne Budgett in a brilliant 13th and Kate Porter on a comeback making up the team in 80th.

A good Day out

Pete Bland

Full Results http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2012/ml114.htm

League Tables http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2012/mldivisions114.pdf