Radcliffe 10k Trail Race

Radcliffe 10k Trail Race

Tremendous turnout of 31 Horwich Harriers today at the 3rd round of the Central Lancs Grand Prix. We had our first 10 counters in the first 34 of the overall race and have moved into first position in the series.

We also won

1st mens team of 3 on the day
1st Vets team of 6 in the series
1st vet 40 – Martyn Bell
2nd Vet 45 – Rob Jackson
2nd Vet 50 – Sean McMyler
2nd Vet 55 – Colin Wood
2nd Vet 65 – Pete Bland
1st Vet 50 Lady – Suzanne Budgett

I have to say I was chuffed at the turnout today, we had a better than usual group at the front mainly due to Ali and Martyn’s help and a very strong back up nowadays just behind the front group which seems to be getting stronger by the week, a lot of these guys are regulars at the track on Tuesdays in Steve Pearsons group and are as keen a group as I have seen in a while.

The ladies are struggling a little at the moment with injuries but I am sure once they are all fit again we will see a strong group running in these races. Well done to the ladies who raced today and maintained their position of 3rd in the series, and once again a strong run from our first lady home Suzanne.

It was good to see some old faces supporting the club again even though it was a struggle ( only Joking lads ) nice to see you – won,t mention your names, oh go on then, Steve Jackson, Allan Blinkhorn and Frank Wood.

There was a good atmosphere around the place today and I got the feeling that the club is heading in the right direction, nice to be a part of it.

See you all at the next CLGP – The Jubilee 5m in May

Pete Bland