Greater Manchester Sportshall League

Greater Manchester Sportshall League

Well Done to All Our Athletes that Competed in the Greater Manchester Sportshall Event – October 21st 2012

On the 21st October Sportcity Manchester hosted the first of three Greater Manchester County League Sportshall Competitions. This was the first time that Horwich RMI Harriers and AC had participated in this League having traditionally been entered into the Lancashire League Sportshall events at Blackpool. Although venturing into un-familiar territory the athletes that competed for Horwich by no means appeared as novices. There were some excellent performances from our athletes against some very stiff and experienced competition from clubs such as Dash AC, Bolton AC, Wigan and Sale Harriers.

Worthy of note in particular were performances by Horwich Athletes:

Niamh Bowen (U11 Girls): 1 lap – 3rd (11.58 secs), 3 lap – 2nd (36.20 secs).

Katie Shingler (U13 Girls): 2 lap – 3rd (22.00 secs), 4 lap – 1st (47.19 secs), St Long Jump – 4th (1.96m)

Ella Harper (U13 Girls): 4 lap – 2nd (47.39 secs).

Isobel Dean (U13 Girls): 6 lap – 3rd (80.70 secs).

Katie Shingler, Ella Harper, Isobel Dean and Helena Norris (U13 Girls): 4x2Lap Relay – 3rd (90.91 secs).

Ellie Dacre (U15 Girls): 2 lap – 4th (22.36 secs).

Issac Parker (U11 Boys): 3 lap – 2nd (35.93 secs).

Owen Cole (U13 Boys): 2 lap – 4th (22.35 secs), 4 lap – 4th (47.81 secs), St Triple Jump – 3rd (5.68 secs).

In addition, for their contribution to the overall team performance and for proudly representing Horwich RMI and AC, many thanks to: Sally Caldwell, Annabel Flanagan, Richard Flanagan, Daniel Kay, Callum Mewes, Luke Bellew, Jack Aspinall and Mackenzie Dacre.

Details of all results can be viewed at:

Sportshall League is an excellent competition for our athletes to participate in during the winter months. It gives them a chance to compete in a fun event in a top quality sporting facility against athletes from the some of the best clubs in the County. It also gives them an opportunity to record their own personal best performances for future goal setting and progression.

If you are a Horwich RMI Harriers athlete aged U11, U13, U15 at 31st August 2012 and would like to be considered for the team for the next two Sportshall League Events, to be held at Sportcity on the 18th November and 9th December, then there is still an opportunity to register. Just download and complete the attached form and submit to Rachel Collington (club nights Monday and Wednesday) along with a cheque for £4.50 made out to Greater Manchester Sportshall League. Forms and monies should be received by no later than Wednesday 7th November.

Note: The cost for all three events is £4.50 in total. There is no reduction for participation in less than three League events.

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