Horwich Ace Matthew Flatters takes Birchwood 2k title.
In a field of 44 junior runners on a very wet and miserable Sunday morning Matthew Flatters aged 10 of Horwich RMI Harriers took first place in the Birchwood 2K fun run, held just before the main 10K. With a demon start he was second place over the first 200 metres. Matthew felt comfortable to take control and run from the front thereafter. He managed to distance himself from second place some 12 seconds ahead. Matthews has shown his strength in this U11 – U 15 age race. He puts his speed & pace down to the 1 mile races he has done over the Summer Period with his club mates at Horwich where he won the U9’s category and finishing 4th in the Chorley Series and 5th in the Jubilee Series. “It was a great race, there were no hilly bits so it felt really easy. Mum Sue says he just loves all his sports and recommends any Parents who can see some potential in their children get the right coaching to bring them on.