November 2017 RHAC results in the  Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix 2017:
                       - Jill Butterworth - overall ladies winner and first FV40
- Karen Conduit 1st FV60
- Danny Bennett 1st MV45
                       - Alex Frost 3rd MV45
October 2017

Chester marathon results for 8th October 2017 - Danny Bennett (MV45) 2hr 47 min 35 sec and Anna Blomfield (FV55) 3 hr 25 min 46 sec

May 2017

Rochdale field two teams of twelve in the Calderdale Way Relay Race ( Sunday 21st May)   

Phil Roberts receives award for his Outstanding Contribution to Athletics   

Twenty Harriers compete in theTerry Nortley Relays

PB's this month include: 

  • Half Marathon PB for Matt Jones (01:41:36 ) 
April 2017 Phil Roberts receives award for his Outstanding Contribution to Athletics 

PB's this month include: 

March 2017 Harriers do Ultra well with Jill Butterworth winning at 75K and John Mayall finishing 14th from 188 with a 13minute 50K PB read more

PB's this month include: 

  • 10K PB's for:
    Richard Stirzaker 35:22; 
    Oliver Bentley (1st 10K) 38:44; 
    Kay Welsby 40:08;
    Gareth Hunt 42:15; 
    Emma Gumbley 44:40; 
    Matt Jones 45:44; 
    Jill Butterworth 46:18; 
    Stephanie Harrison 46:42; 
    Karen Conduit 56:16; 
    Laura Fitton 58:36 (all at Trafford 10k); and 
    Michelle Bernhagen  56:16 (at Accrington 10K).
  • Half marathon PB for Matt Jones at the Wilmslow Half Marathon (1:43:22)
  • 50K PB for John Mayall (4 hr 37 min 41 sec, 14th from 188 starters) read more


Feb 2017 Prizes galore for RHAC in the SEL XC League 2016/17
Harriers compete in National Cross Country Championships, Nottingham
Nov 2016

* Men's and Ladies teams put in excellent performances at the Lee Mill Fell Relays  

PB's this month include: 
  • 10K PB for Craig Sykes (39:56) and Simon Bytheway (45:33) at the Cheshire 10K
Inter - Clubs Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix 2016 results for Rochdale: 
Richard Stirzaker overall winner for the second year in a row;
Ian Douglas 3rd MSEN;
Alex frost - 3rd MV45; and Paul 
Wolstenhulme - 4th MSEN 
pictures from Leigh Cross-country
RHAC Road Race Championships 2016 - Final league table now available thanks to Brian Moore
Oct 2016 PB's this month include: 
  • 10K PB for Susie Hirst achieves 10K PB (48:54), 2nd FV40 and 11th lady at Rainford 
Sept 2016 Rochdale Harriers' recent Races
PB's this month include: 
  • Half marathon PB for Paul Wolstenhulme (96:20)
  • Marathon PB for Ian Douglas Loch Ness (2:56:25), finishing 30th
     from 2,479 runners 
Jill Butterworth 4th lady in the Ladybower 50 mile ultramarathon (9hr 57 min)
July 2016 Harrison comes on in leaps and bounds

PB's this month include: 

5K PBs for 16:58 Richard Stirzaker (16:58) and  Ian Douglas (17:46) at the Sale Sizzler

Details of Tuesday speedwork sessions added
Rochdale 10k, 2016 results and pictures 
Mark Walker and John Mayall complete the UT55 lake District Ultramarathon
June 2016 Rochdale's Ann-Marie McGilvray makes GB Triathlon and Ironman Teams
Three Day Event 2016 results and pictures here - includes excellent photo albums from Ian Slater 
Victory for Jenny Brown in the 50.5 Mile Calderdale Way Ultramarathon

At the Edenfield Fell race Danny Bennett finished 6th and won the MV45 category while Ann-Marie McGilvray won the FV50 category. Up in the Lakes, Mark Walker, Gareth Hunt and John Mayall survived the heat and dehydration to complete the Coniston marathon in one piece (time and positions unconfirmed) while Ian Stainthorpe and Paul Leary completed the half.

April 2016 PB's this month include: 
  • Marathon PB for Richard Stirzaker (3:07:22) and Charlotte BRETT (5:10:18)

    London Marathon results:

    Kay Welsby (F18-39) 3:26:01
    John Dearnley-Lane (M18-39) 3:26:33
    Mike Winstanley (MV65-69) 4:12:56...
    Cathy Unwin (F50-54) 6:14:21

    Greater Manchester Marathon results:

    Richard STIRZAKER 03:07:22 (PB and new recent men's record)
    Brian MOORE 03:41:28
    Paul WOLSTENHULME 03:58:38...
    Ben COOMBS 04:52:25
    Charlotte BRETT 05:10:18 (PB and new recent ladies record)
    Nicola SMITH 05:32:04


March 2016 Gareth Hunt sets mens ATR for 50KM (4:38:39.7)
PB's this month include: 
  • 10K PBs for Ian Douglas (37:46), Kay Welsby (41:16) and Ann-Marie McGilvray (44:55) at Trafford (41:16)
Feb 2016 Victory for 'Fast Phil' Williams in the SEL Cross Country League
  Introduction to the RHAC and Inter-clubs Fell Racing Championships 2016 added, together with Jill Butterworth's summary of the 2015 season
PB's this month include: 
  • Half Marathon PB for Kay Welsby at Wrexham (94:51) and Ian Douglas at Malta (1:25:56)

 Nine Harriers turn out to Windy Hill Fell Race and Dennis Lucas wins MV70 prize

Jan 2016 Club President Colin Robinson receives award for 60 years contribution to athletics  
Dec 2016
Pictures added from the Run the Moors Inter-Clubs Fell Grand Prix 2015, thanks to Ian Slater
Nov 2015 Congratulations to Brenda Robinson who ran for England last Saturday in Dublin at the British & 
Irish Masters International Cross Country event. Brenda was the third counter in her team which 
secured a team Silver Medal. Strength and honour! 
  Harriers achieve major successes in the Run the Moors Inter-Clubs Fell Grand Prix 2015 *
Oct 2015 Pictures available from red Rose XC fixture at Leigh

PB's this month include: 

  • 5K: Jenni Pilling (23:07) at Cowm


Road Race Championship final league table now available thanks to Brian Moore
Sept 2015
Road Race champ's final fixture took place at Littleborough 10K - Victory for the ladies!
Harriers take on the Three Shires Fell Race
Harriers compete at Ron Hill's 77th Birthday race  
Harriers compete at the World Masters Mountain Racing Championships

Harriers take on the Three Shires Fell Race

PB's this month include: 

  • Half Marathon:  Nicola Smith (2:12:12) at Warrington
  • Kay Welsby at Heaton Parkrun (5K) (19:44) 
August 2015 Results for harriers at the Rochdale half marathon, 10K and 1 mile fun run 2015
 No Nightmares on Elm Street for Rochdale Harriers - Lancaster 10 Mile RR
July 2015

PB's this month include: 

  • 5K: Richard Stirzaker (17:33, over 1 minute PB!), Paul Wolstenhulme (19:43), Craig Sykes (19:49), Kay Welsby (20:03), Ann-Marie McGilvray (21:38), Matt Jones (21:53) and Julia Moore (24:58) and SB for Brian Moore (19:37) and John Mayall (19:55), Mike Winstanley (22:37), Brenda Robinson (29:03) and Robert McLean (30:29), all at the Sale Sizzler
June 2015 Men's Team (Nick Walsh, Ste Leak, Alex Frost and Paul Wolstenhulme) win at Eddies revenge Fell race 
and Ann-Marie McGilvray finishes as third lady.
7 Rochdale Harriers complete the UT55 and UT110 lakeland Ultramarathons
Men's Team (Nick Walsh, Alex Frost, Steve Leak and Paul Wolstenhulme) win at Eddies revenge Fell race and Ann-Marie McGilvray finishes as third lady 
 21st Rochdale Three Day Event - record numbers and record times at Knowl Hill read write-up  
Four Harriers do Coniston Marathon and Three do the Half  write-up 
May 2015
 Rochdale Ladies' Team win at Terry Nortley 4 x 2 mile relays 
Rochdale enter 2 teams in the Calderdale Way Relay Race results  
Ladies and men's teams win at Littleborough 5K

PB's this month include: 

  • 5K: Richard Stirzaker (18:34) and Susie Hirst (23:24) at Littleborough
  • Marathon: Richard Stirzaker at Stockholm Marathon (03:19:38) PB by 40 minutes
 Ladies and men's teams win at Littleborough 5K and 5K PB for Richard Stirzaker ***
April 2015 Wardle Skyline fell race results and pictures

PB's this month include: 

  • Marathon:  Lee Hemmings 3:19:06 and Jon Dearnley-Lane 2:57:33 (first marathon) at Manchester Marathon  results and write-up
March 2015 Busy weekend racing for the Harriers plus Jill Butterworth finishes 2nd in the Canalathon 100Km (63.2 miles) Ultra
Harriers compete in Rome Half Marathon
Harriers win awards in  the South East Lanc's Cross Country League
14th March - Jon Dearnley-Lane wins Worsely Parkrun (18:06) 

PB's this month include: 

  • Half Marathon: Jon Dearnley-Lane (1:23:36) at Oulton (13th overall); Kay Welsby (01:36:11, 9 minute PB) and Caroline Fortnum (01:57:24) both at Wilmslow
Feb 2015 Anna Blomfield and Brenda Robinson win age categories at Bolton 5K
Jenny Brown, Jill Butterworth and Kay Welsby complete the Wadsworth Trog Fell race (19.25 miles / 3,500ft  with Jenny finishing as 10th lady
Harriers compete in national Cross Country Championships, London pictures
PB's this month include: 
Jan 2015

31st Jan - David Proctor wins cross country fixture at Heaton Park

'Fast Phil' Williams finishes 85th in the Northern Cross Country Championships   
David Proctor wins cross country fixture at Leigh and ladies team finishes third
U11 Girls' Team win Sportshall Bronze at the Etihad
Dec 2014 PB's this month include: 
  • 5K: Richard Mason (23:47) , Julia Moore (25:43), Nicola El Shebasi (29:34) and Emma Laycock (32:13), at at Tod Winter 5K
  • 10 Miles: Caroline Fortnum (89:02) and Joanne Walsh (89:03) at Guys' Ten
 Nov 2014 Men (Phil Bennett, Lee Hemmings and John Mayall) and ladies (Kay Welsby, Jenny Brown and Steph Harrison) win team prizes at the 3rd race in the Todmorden Park 5K Night series
Nail biting finish for the ladies at the 2nd race in the Todmorden Park 5K Night series 
Men win team prize at the 1st race in the Todmorden Park 5K Night series
Bolton XC pictures 
Juniors compete in Sportshall Athletics
Chorley cross country report
Nine Harriers enter the UT55 / UT110 Lake District Ultras 2015
Harriers splash out at Chorley 
Busy Halloween weekend
Rochdale Ladies Team wins at Tandle Hill Trail Race (counters: Anna Blomfield, Jan Needham and Josepha Terim)
Zara Hirst sets new JW11-14 Course Record at the 20th Watergrove Parkrun (25:04)   
PB's this month include: 
  • 10K:  Ian Douglas (38:40), Julia Moore (52:57),  Nicola El Shebasi (64:04) at Leeds Abbey dash and John Mayall (40:44), Gavin Meadows (41:37) and Craig Sykes (42:08) at Cheshire 10K
  • Half marathon: Ian Douglas at Lancaster (85 min 46 sec)
Oct 2014 43 Harriers compete at Leigh and Langdale 

Chester results:

Full marathon: Anna Blomfield 3:23:49 (PB and 2nd FV50); Paula Abernathy 3:24:21 (20 minute PB!); Ian Stainthorpe 3:29:31 ; Kay Welsby 3:43:48(1st marathon);  Lee Hemmings 3:44:40;  Catherine Unwin 5:55:33;

'Metric marathon' (about 16 miles): Mike Winstanley 2:21:37; Diane Winterburn 2:21:50. 

PB's this month include: 
  • Marathon:  Anna Blomfield 3:23:49, Paula Abernathy 3:24:21 and Kay Welsby (3:43:48, first marathon) (Chester)
Sept 2014 Harriers clown about at the 9 mile Yorkshire Wineathlon  

Double honours for Mum and Daughter Terim at the Kingsway Races 

Winter training schedule added, thanks to Nick Barton
Ian Roberts wins the Ron Hill 5KMT race (16:42)
24 Harriers compete in the North West Road Relays  
Road Race Championship 2014 League Tables now available after race 6 of 7, thanks to Brian Moore

15th September - winter training schedule added, thanks to Nick Barton 

PB's this month include: 
  • Half marathon massive PB for Ian Roberts (5th, 77:36 ) at Wolverhampton    
  • 10 milePB for Jon Dearnley-Lane (63:41) at Swinton 


August 2014 PB's this month include: 
  • 5K PB for Craig Sukes (20:09) at Sale Sizzler    


July 2014 PB's this month include: 
  • 5K PBs for Chris Merchant (16:39), Phil Bennett (16:43) and Jon Lane (17:44) at Sale Sizzler    

David Proctor 1st and Chris Merchant 3rd in the Rochdale 10k

June 2014

Brenda Robinson and Jan Needham both 2nd in their age categories at the British Masters 5K Championships  

PB's this month include: 
  • 5K PB for Derek Simpson at Dunham Massey (15:46)
May 2014 Derek Simpson wins Horwich Jubilee Race ( Road Race Championship 3/7
Chris Merchant runs his first marathon and wins! - write-up
Harriers provide support on Bob Graham Round
April 2014

Senior Men compete in the National Road Relays 

Derek Simpson wins and Five Rochdale Senior Men in top ten at the Colin & Brenda Robinson Cowm 5KMT Ra
March 2014 PB's this month include: 
  • Chris Merchant at Wilmslow Half Marathon (1:14:32)  
  • Ian Douglas at the Manchester Marathon (3:09:54)
  • Dan Hitchings at the Manchester Marathon (3:11:49)
  • Craig Sykes at the Manchester Marathon (4:15:07)

Jill Butterworth completes the Canalathon Ultra  

Bonny Harriers invade Scotland 

48 Harriers to compete in the Northern Road Relays and the men's A Team qualify for the National Road Relays

 The next 10 week course for complete beginners to running starts on 28th April  

Lottie Wilcocks and Velvet make final 5 at crufts

Feb 2014 Hard training reaps rewards as six Harriers achieve PB's at the Trafford 10K:

Derek Simpson  32:53 (PB)
Christopher Merchant   33:32  73 (PB)
Phillip Bennett   34:37 (PB)

Ian Roberts  34:40  (PB)Lawrence Wade 35:31 (PB)
Hazel Carruthers   42:02
Caroline Fortnum   50:27 (PB

Harriers travel far and wide 

Feb 2014

PB's this month include: 

  • half marathon - Lee Hemmings at Blackpool (Phillip Bennett (1:25:48)
Chris Merchant 2nd by 1 second at the Terry Nortley 10 mile MT race
Rochdale's Carly Needham first lady at the Great North West Half Marathon results 

 22nd February - Rochdale field ladies and men's teams at the National Cross Country Championships 2014, Nottingham,  pictures  

 Rochdale field 11 at the Windy Hill fell race (FGP race 1/11)
16th Feb - Rochdale field 11 at the Windy Hill fell race (FGP race 1/11)  results 
Champions!  Fantastic performances from Rochdale Harriers in the SEL Cross Country 
2013/14, including VICTORY in the Senior Men's category for the first time since 1983  read more 

 On-line entry has now opened for the following Rochdale races (see links on relevant pages):

  • Rochdale 10K,
  • Norden 6 Mile Road Race,
  • Naden Valley Multi-terrain Race,
  • Knowl Hill Fell Race, and 
  • Rochdale Three Day Event.  
 Jan 2014

Its back - The Calderdale Way Relay Race on 11th May - as usual we are looking for a dozen hardy off road runners to field, running in pairs. 5 entry fee to Mark Walker and the best team will be chosen from those interested - past pictures

Rochdale Races get their own Facebook page (you don't need to be on Facebook to view)

Rochdale Senior Men's Team win at Leigh Cross County results and pictures 

Dec 2013 The World-famous Chip Butty Run 2013  
Rochdale's Nick Barton is fastest Santa at the Springhill Santa Dash
Final results for the RHAC Road Race Championships 2013 
Nov 2013 Harriers enjoy an inspirational presentation from ultra distance mountain runner Nicky Spinks, at the Fell Grand Prix awards presentation 2013 (pictures)
Oct 2013

  THE NEXT (11th) COMPLETE BEGINNERS' RUNNING COURSE starts on 14th October 2013 and lasts for 10 weeks  (2 per session) - you are welcome to join us even though the course has started  find out more  

Great turn out from Ladies and Juniors at Chorley Cross Country (Red Rose League) and Men hold on to 3rd in the league - pictures thanks to Phil Roberts

 12th October - Harriers field five at the beautiful Langdale Horseshoe fell race  

Sept 2013 Fantastic turn out and performances from Rochdale Harriers  at Leigh Cross country  

Rochdale men win team prize at the Kingsway 10K for the second year in a row (Phillip Bennett 2nd, John Mayall 10th, Stephen Wild 42nd)

Ian Douglas leads the Harriers home and sets a PB (11th, 39:31) at the Littleborough 10K 

Jill Butterworth completes her first ultramarathon and finishes as 2nd lady and 5th overall (35 miles, 6hr 36 min)

Derek Simpson 4th (2:50:58) and Hazel Carruthers 3rd lady (3:32:05) at the Wolverhampton Marathon,  their first marathon and they only entered 2 weeks ago! 

PB's this month include: 

Aug 2013 Harriers get on their bikes and cycle the Mary Towneley Loop (47 miles / 6,700ft ascent, rough off-road)

PB's this month include: 

  • Half marathon - Chris Merchant (76:39, 7th place) and Hazel Carruthers (93:41) at Fleetwood  
  • 10 mile - Chris Merchant (57:43)at Great Warford (8 minute PB)
  • 5KNAD:  Phil Bennett (16:58)
July 2013 Bumper medal haul and PBs galore for Lottie Wilcocks at the Disability Sport Events National
Junior Athletics Championships read more 
Anna Blomfield wins FV50 prize at Sale Sizzler 5K

PB's this month include: 

  • 5K - Chris Merchant (16:40), Ian Douglas (18:36)
Eight week athletics introductory course now available for people with disabilities read more
Eight week introductory course now available for 17 - 25 year olds interested in trying 
athletics read more  (p.s. you are welcome to join us even though the course has already started)
June 2013


 ~ Forty Rochdale Harriers compete in the Knowl Hill Fell race ...  picture
Record numbers at all three races in the Rochdale Three Day Event.  Congratulations to Ian McBride of Royton for wining all three races and to overall ladies winner Anna Blomfield of Rochdale Harriers.  Also amazing performances from Rochdale's Jan Needham who, as an FV60, was fastest lady at two of the three races, including 1st from 35 lady fell runners on Day 3! Results and pictures
May 2013 Rochdale Girls Impress at Saddleworth and seize 2nd place in the inter-clubs junior fell racing 
Juniors battle the weather at Cowpe
 Harriers put in great performance at the Calderdale Way Relay Race
 PB's this month include: 
  • 3000m - Phill Williams (8:43.80) 
  • 5K - Derek Simpson (15:54)
  • Half Marathon - Chris Merchant (82:29) finishes 2nd at Morecambe Half!
Harriers do relay well at the Terry Nortley Relay Race
Congratulations to Neil and Susie Hirst on the arrival of their new baby daughter, Lily,
who  weighed in at 7lbs 5oz 
April 2013 April 2013 - a bumper month with 11 marathons and 2 Three Peaks run by Rochdale Harriers
Derek Simpson 4th from 589 in the hilly Bolton 10K  
'Fast Phil' first at the Silkstone Shuffle Multi Terrain race 
Rochdale Harrier Wes Young runs a massive 96 miles from Hilsborough to Anfield for charity
Nearly 180 celebrate Joe Salt's b0th Birthday Joe Salt  (Rochdale Harriers' President)
Rochdale Harriers host the first 5K in Rochdale suitable for both wheelchair athletes and runners - The Lottie Wilcocks 5K  pictures added
 2013 list of Andy O' races updated  

  supervet Jan Needham posts the fastest FV60 time in the UK this year (43 min 46 sec)

Lauryn Gregg 3rd FU10 in Pendle Junior Fell Race (JFGP 2/7JFGP Details 

PB's this month include: 
  • 5KNAD: Jeff McCarthy (19:32), Phil Bennet (16:54), John Mayall (19:42)
  • Marathon: Anna Blomfield (3:25:13), Joanne Walsh (4:30:07), Nick Barton (3:19:34)
8th April - our tenth course for those completely new to running begins (not juniors)
March 2013

Supervet Jan Needham posts the fastest FV60 time in the UK this year (43 min 46 sec)

Riveting performances from the Juniors at Rivington, first race in the 2013 Pennine Junior Inter-club fell Championship also see report and pictures
30th March - first race in the 2013 Pennine Junior Inter-club fell Championship
11 Harriers brave arctic conditions at the Wilmslow Half Marathon
Finnley Garner competes in Juniors' Wolf Pit fell race, Peak District

New 20 mile Club records for the period 1st Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2015 set by Nick Barton and Jill Butterworth   

Dave Garner leads Harriers home at Wolf's Pit Fell Race (race 2/11 in the Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix 2013) more  
Harriers' Training brings great results, with 9 PB's at the Trafford 10K, the first race in our 2013 Road Race Championships - more  
PB's this month include: 
  • 10K:  Ian Roberts (36:00), Phillip Bennet (37:41), Nick Barton (38:18), John Mayall (41:05), David Wharton (41:09), Jeff McCarthy (41:54), Wesley Young (42:35) and Nikki Green (49:42) at the Trafford 10K 
  • Half marathon: John Mayall (91:27), Anna Blomfield (92:40) and Wes Young (97:12)
  • 20 miles: Nick Barton (2:15:55), Ian Douglas (2:23:57) and Jill Butterworth (2:48:51)
Feb 2013  Lauryn Gregg wins the U10 girls' category at the Ilkley moor fell race (results)
Harriers improve ranking at the National Cross Country Championships, Sunderland
David Proctor 1st Senior Man in SELCC 2013 and medals too for Zara Hirst, Anna Blomfield, Jan Needham and the MV50 team read more 
PB's this month include: 
  • 10K:  Nikki Green (51:11) at Mad Dog
  • 5KNAD: Nikki Green (25:08) at Oldham Parkrun
Jan 2013 Sat 19th January - Harriers brave arctic conditions at Leigh XC pictures and results  
Senior Men compete in the Greater Manchester Cross country Championships
Billy Knox New Year's Day Awakener MT Race results and presentation (congratulations to Jenny Brown for being winning lady!) 
PB's this month include: 
  • 5KNAD: Nikki Green (26:13 then 25:42) at Oldham Parkrun
Dec 2012

Road Race Championship awards 2012: Ladies: 1st Anna Blomfield, 2nd Jill Butterworth; Men: 1st Chris Merchant, 2nd Nick Barton and 3rd John Mayall; 1st MV55 Ian Aitchison; 1st MV60 Mike Winstanley  

Phil Roberts and Kris Robinson recieve awards at the Fell Grand Prix awards ceremony, Bamford Bowling Club

 Ian Douglas first finisher at the hilly Oldham Parkrun 

PB's this month include: 
  • 5K: Mike Davies (18:58) at his first Parkrun (Heaton Park)
  • 5KNAD: Nikki Green (26:38) at Oldham 
Nov  2012

 Zara Hirst has a superb cross country race, finishing 2nd at Clayton 

RHAC holds its first U9's training session

Results from penultimate race in RHAC Road Race Championship 2012  and  historic results
10th November - Jan Needham wins FV60 category in the British & Irish Masters XC International 2012, Belfast and is first counter in winning English FV60 Team 
Juniors' November 2012 newsletter
PB's this month include: 

Oct  2012

Parents / Guardians due to increased numbers of Juniors we need your help - the coaches would be delighted to provide more information - note new Juniors' training times 
 Xmas party tickets now available and  Juniors' October 2012 newsletter now available and  anyone wishing to enter the Club draw for 2013 places please send a copy of your rejection letter to Phil Roberts by 7th November
Congratulations to Ian Stainthorpe on his performance at the Newcastle marathon on a difficult course under difficult conditions (9th, 3.10.17, 1st MV50) 
 Anyone interested in The Way of the Roses cycle challenge for May or June 2013 (170 miles, road support available) please contact Paul or Lorraine Leary
Juniors' October 2012 newsletter
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for the Fell Grand Prix presentation at Bamford Bowling Club, Rochdale, 7th December. 6 each, see Colin or John.  Results, finishers and medal winners  
13th Oct - David Proctor wins SEL XC fixture at Heaton Park pictures
Harriers wish a fond  farewell to Derek and Hazel
Final Fell Grand Prix results, finishers and medal winners  

vid Proctor wins SEL XC fixture at Heaton Park

Harriers wish a fond  farewell to Derek and Hazel

PB's this month include: 
  • Marathon: Jill Butterworth (3:49:50) at Chester and Samantha Morris (5:15:07) -  first marathon - at Liverpool 

Sept  2012

Carly leads ladies at Leigh cross country, Red Rose League, and David Proctor 3rd in men's race

Men awarded first team prize at Kingsway 10K (John Mayall, Steve Leak and Mike Winstanley), Anna Blomfield 2nd lady and Josepha Terim 1st FV40

Lottie Wilcocks 2nd in the Wheelchair Junior Great North Run

Men's team 2nd in the GM in the in the NW Counties Road Relays -  (David Proctor, Phil Williams, Derek Simpson and Phil Bennett).

PB's this month include: 
  • 5KNAD: Nikki Green (27:06) at Oldham 

Aug 2012

Harriers survive Fleetwood without a Mac

July 2012

Our thanks go out to 'Fast Phil' Williams, Chartered Physiotherapist, for his great, free workshop on the importance of core stability for runners   

Alfie's Athletics at Ambleside a great success

PB's this month include: 
  • 800m: David Proctor (1:48:32, CLUB all time record) Solihull

June 2012

Harriers set the standard in June 2012

Derek Simpson sets the fastest Club 5K time of the year so far (16'26'') and Nick Barton bags his first sub-19 (18'42''), both at Sale

Carly Needham posts 1hr 19 min 08 sec at Freckleton Half Marathon (first lady by 9 minutes and top-ten finish overall)

Jan Needham sets 6th fastest 10K and 7th fastest 5K times for FV55 in the UK this year

Harriers Brave Bitter Summer Conditions at Edenfield Fell Race

PB's this month include: 
  • 5K: Derek Simpson (16'26'') and Nick Barton (18'42''), both at Sale

May 2012

Juniors shine at the Oldham & Royton Open Meet

Beth Farrington wins golds galore

Anne-marie McGilvray completes first triathlon (13th/46 Ladies, St Annes)

Blooming Great 10K run from Anna and Phil Roberts competes in World Masters Mountain Racing Championships

 Top 20% finish for Mark Walker at the Cake Race (10m/1,700ft, 29th/153 starters)

Apr 2012

Congratulations to Manchester marathoners Ian Douglas, Chris Hill, Jill Butterworth, Wes Young, Amanda Thirsk, Joanne Walsh and Catherine Unwin, Mark McBurnie and Karen Conduit  

Mark Hobson for completes the 151 mile Marathon de Sables across the Sahara

Wesley Young for completes the 76 mile run from  Hillsborough to Anfield in memory of the 96 victims of Hillsborough 

Well done to Paul McGlynn (3:06:32), Danielle Beard (4:17:36) and Nigel Milligan (4:56:00) for completing the London Marathon

Mark Hobson completes the Marathon de Sables (151 miles race across the Sahara desert)  

Harriers join Sir Jimmy Savilles at the Steve Memorial Rothwell 4m road race

Carly Needham first lady and Derek Simpson 2nd overall at the Wardle Skyline fell race

PB's this month include: 

Mar 2012

19 Harriers attend English Half Marathon championships at Wilmslow

Harriers receive XC prizes in the South East Lancs XC League

PB's galore at Trafford 10K, including 3rd fastest FV50 time in England this year for Anna Blomfield

Juniors excel in Rochdale Schools' Cup Final 2012 pictures

Harriers fly the flag at the National Cross Country  championships

PB's this month include: 
  • 10K: Derek Simpson (33:44), Paul McGlynn (37:27), John Mayall (41:08), Anna Blomfield (41:12), David Wharton (41:46),  Jill Butterworth (47:59) and Nikki Green (53:35), all at Trafford

Feb 2012

Niamh Nugent celebartes Red Rose XC success

Harriers pay tribute to legenday fell runner Bill Smith at  Studmarks from the Summit

Inter- clubs Junior Fell Racing Championship announced details

RHAC Club Road Race Championship 2012 fixtures announced (best 5/9 count)

Jan 2012

David Proctor wins SELCC race at Leigh pictures and press

Course for those new to running begins 23rd January

Annual chip butty run a great success

Joe Salt new Year's Day Awakener (aka the puddle of doom) Results  

Dec 2011 Harriers celebrate their succeses in the Club Road Race Championship 2011 

Harriers host the 2011 Run the Moors Fell prize giving press presentation 2011

Nov 2011

David Proctor wins at Heaton Park XC on 19th Nov then gets 10K pb on 20th Nov (30:09, Leeds Abbey Dash)

Juniors put in fine performances at the Rochdale Schools Cross Country Championships  

Oct 11

David Proctor wins at Clayton Vale Cross country

Long sleeved RHAC technical tops available from Colin (17.50)

Niamh Nugent wins under 11's at Hyndburn XC pictures and results

8th October - Paul McGlynn 1st at Heaton Parkrun

Final RHAC Road Race Championship FINAL League Tables

Legendary fell runner Bill Smith sadly passes away on the moors

FINAL CALL FOR CROSS COUNTRY FEES - please pay Colin or Janet ASAP - 4 per league and up to 2 leagues (Red Rose and SEL, 8 for all 8 races).  Same fee for all ages

Derek Simpson 1st at Heaton Parkrun  

Sept 11

Phillip Bennett 3rd in the Dawn Taylor Cownm 5KMT Race

Brenda Robinson 8th in World Masters Mountain Running Championships, Italy

Anna Blomfield 4th Lady and sets new FV50 course record at the Macclesfield Half Marathon (RR 7/7)

Message from Emily Pilling :-) "Thank you for the support and I really hope to see you all soon. I cannot wait to get the trainers back on! I am doing well but really miss my friends and home. I know I will get there. XX"

  • Club Road Race League table
  • Local Clubs' Fell Grand Prix League table

Helen Clitheroe Cowm Reservoir 5K results and pictures

 Jack Walsh's first local victory - Kev Shand Brown Wardle hill race

Aug 11

David Proctor sets new Club 800m record again! (1:48:98) - picture

David Proctor sets new Club 800m record at Trafford (1:49:21) pics

July 11

Derek Simpson 7th in Turnslack Fell Race and Nick Barton 20th in the CancerCare Cross Bay Challenge

Danielle Beard achieves her first race victory and Anna Blomfield 2nd at Heaton Parkrun

Training course for those completely new to running begins 25th July

Following cracking times in Poland, Italy and Austria etc., its time to start thinking about this year's foreign  jolly.  Here is one option

Prizes galore for the Harriers at the Radcliffe Trail Race

Harriers put in strong show at Radcliffe Three Day Event and Ian Roberts wins South Manchester Parkrun 5K

Launch of Fast Phil's Physio Corner 

Harriers dominate Rochdale 10K, winning men's ladies, junior men, junior ladies, men's team and ladies team prizes read more including press

Jill Butterworth completes the Coniston Marathon (4:39:49, 130th, including a river crossing!)

Graham Butcher attempts the Joss Naylor Challenge (48 miles / 17,000ft in 15 hours or less) Pictures 

June 11

Wheelchair athlete Lottie Wilcocks makes history for Rochdale Harriers

Matt Proctor wins all three races in the 17th annual Rochdale Harriers Three Day Event  - see the pictures and read the Knowl Hill race report also see press report on the three days

May 11

22nd May - Danielle Beard sets new Club post-2006 ladies 10 mile record at Nottingham

Podium finish for Jack Walsh in Junior Great Manchester Run (3rd).  Danielle Beard first finisher for 'Dale in the 10K. All times now available  

Matt Proctor sets post 2006, 3000m steeple chase Club record 9.22.82 (pb by 26secs).  ATR held by Joe Salt.

Rochdale Ladies 1st, 2nd and 3rd at Trish Brook Memorial Race

April 11

Jaclyn Davison wins for the ladies at Metcalfe Memorial Dash, with Rochdale ladies also taking 3rd and 4th places results and picture

David Proctor sets new course record at Alexandra Park 5K (14:45)

Carly Needham first lady at Radcliffe 10K MT Race

March 11

50 years on: Congratulations to Colin Robinson!

David Proctor sets new 'post 2006' 10K record 30:32 at Trafford 10K  (ATR Keith Barrett 29:59, 1982)

Brenda Robinson finishes 4th in age category at British Masters Cross Country Championships, Birmingham

Jill Butterworth posts 1:45:39 at Twin Piers Half Marathon and Chris Hill clocks approx. 2:24 at the hilly Spen 20 (15 min pb)

Matt Proctor sets new 5K '2006 and onwards' record at Geneva, Ohio, 14:26.94 (10 sec pb) (All time record 13:48, Colin Robinson)

Rochdale Road Race Championship 2011 kicks of at Trafford 10K results etc.

Feb 11

 Rochdale win numerous medals in SEL cross country league

Brenda Robinson wins age category at Northern Veterans' Cross Country Championships, Warrington

Carly Needham first lady at Blackpool Half Marathon (1:22:12) and Paul McGlyne runs his first race, posting 1:34:48 (full results)

Rochdale Harriers compete in ultra muddy National Cross Country Championships, followed by curry and clubbing ...

Run The Moors Fell Race Grand Prix begins at Winter Hill Press

Course for those completely new to running starts

Jan 11

Harriers Hit the Heights at Mary Towneley Relay Race Press

 2011 Fell Race and Road Race Championship fixtures available

 Chip Butty Run pictures high resolution copy of most viewed (1MB)

Dec 10

Proctor boys take 1st and 2nd at Hot Toddy

Xmas party

Tim Richardson to do Iron Man UK 2011

Nov 10

Anna and Danielle 1st and 2nd ladies at Heaton Parkrun

Oct 10

Heaton Park  XC results, pictures and summary and Manchester Evening News

Hyndburn XC Write up

Amanda Thirsk named as Run in England Leader of the Year  picture and Manchester Evening News item

 London Marathon 2011:  Please contact Phil if your on-time application was rejected (we have 2 club places)

Over 60 enter for XC!  

Sept 10

Amanda Thirsk wins the North Region Award for Run in England leader of the year more

 David Proctor wins Preston Elite 1500m

Carly Needham 15th lady at Great North Run Half Marathon - 1:18:04

Follow Matt Proctor's US adventures through his blogspot

Anna Blomfield first lady at Hades Hill race

Seniors' training schedule now available - no pain no gain

 Steve Leak completes the evil Helvellyn Triathlon and picture

Aug 10

Congratulations to Anna Blomfield for winning a gold medal as part of the winning England F45 team at the World Masters Mountain Racing Championships

Carly Needham first lady and 8th overall in Fleetwood Half Marathon (1:20:01)

 Jill's Loch Ness Marathon Tutu Challenge


July 10

 BBC news item on running, longevity and arthritis

Ben Johnson 9th/186 at Royton Trail race and pics

Fell shoe billionaire Nick Walsh in alleged anti-doping scandal

Rochdale in the running at Radcliffe press
Eddies tortuous revenge press
Rochdale 10K a great success press

June 10

Bob Graham Round assists - 19th June pics

Carly Needham first lady at Freckleton Half Marathon (1:20:45) press

Record numbers attend Rochdale Harriers' 16th Three Day Event press.

May 10

Matt Proctor represents England in the Grand Prix of Bern 10 mile race, Switzerland (4am start to race 4pm, difficult course, 54:39, 32nd from 15,000, including Kenyans and Ethiopians) picture - Matt in red shorts.  England Athletics write-up.

David Proctor 3rd in 1500m at the Loughborough International video 1 Alastair HAY Scotland 03:45.90; 2 Jonathan TAYLOR Morpeth 03:46.16; 3 David PROCTOR England 03:46.45

Matt Proctor sets new 2006+ Club 10K record at Bristol (30:33)

Brenda Robinson 4th in European Masters race, Barcelona

Podium finish for Jack Walsh in Junior Great Manchester Run (3rd!)

Olympics runners race at Norman Poole Cowm Reservoir 5K 

Apr 10

Amanda Thirsk launches training for complete beginners to running press

21st April - Happy 70th Birthdays to Colin Robinson

Ian Stainthorpe 3rd at South Cheshire 20 mile race (2:12:02)

David Proctor sets new 1500m Club record - 3:41.6

Matt Proctor sets new Heaton Parkrun 5K record

March 10

Colin 70th & Brenda 5K results and write up

Proctor Boys fly the flag for Rochdale with super-fast 10K road times at the Eastleigh inter-area Match (picture)

John Mayall steals 3rd place at Two Crosses 18 mile circuit and Fast Phil retains title at Muddy March Hare  press

Medals galores at the SEL Cross Country presentation

Discounts available from JJB Rochdale

David and Matt Proctor clock 30:34 and 31:02 at Trafford 10K

Feb 10

Harriers compete in the 6 Minutes Past Noon Stone Fell Race

Rochdale Harriers Nationalised

Jenny Brown leads Troglodytes home at Wadsworth

SELCC round up

Fine performances at Leigh XC

Fast Phil First in Cleethorpes 5K

Jan 10

Bumper medal haul for Juniors in Sportshall athletics  

Men's team go sub-6 hours for first time in Pennine Bridleway Relay Race

David Proctor sports Rochdale colours on BBC1 in The Great Edinburgh International XC Cross Country Run (international race - by invitation only)


Dec 09

Juniors awards at Xmas party and stars all round at Junior Sporsthall 2

Marl Pits Mudbath

Calderdale Way RR - Rochdale slash 56 minutes off 2008 time and rise 31 places full details and pictures.  

Nov 09

Juniors make Great start to Sale indoor season

John Armstrong completes Everest Marathon read more

Rochdale win 10 medals in 2009 fell race grand prix more 

Oct 09

David Proctor wins at Witton Park Park XC Pictures (Red Rose League)

Sept 09

Matt proctor 1st and David Proctor 2nd in senior men's race at Heaton Park XC (South East Lancs League)

Harriers compete in Italian Dolomites race, Drei Zinnen  - results and pictures*

pb's all round at Trafford 10K - Chris Hill 37:43, Jon Lane 38:23, Scott Greenwood 39:12

Aug 09

August summary

David Proctor sets 2009 U23 UK record for 10 miles at Sale (51:59)

Chris Hill first Rochdale Harrier with new pb at Littleborough 5K results

Josefa, Anna and Linda winnig team at Healey Dash Press .  Itchy 2nd and Cooky third.
July 09 Josefa, Anna and Linda win at Moonraker 10K, individually in age categories and as a team. Press
Matt Proctor clocks a terrific 14min 36sec 5K and 8 min 29.47sec 3K (the latter 45 min before finishing 2nd in the Rochdale 10K!)

Harriers complete 42 mile/6,600ft Rossendale Way in a Day 

John Armstrong completes Wasdale fell race (21 miles/9,000ft)  video (see 6 min 05) and picture

Jun 09 Fast Phil Third at Ken taylor 5K, Cowm
Three Day Event a scorching success
Juniors Just Keep on bringing home the medals

May 09

Jack Walsh wins U14's at Saddleworth Fell Race by over 2 minutes Press

Juniors have Fun in Sun and Haliday goes gold on Holiday weekend Press

Notice on 2009/10 Membership Fees and opt in E-mail list 

Ian Casey Memorial results and pictures

Notice on membership fees and Members' e-mail opt in list

April 09

Juniors' Big Night on Broadway 

New appointments:  Duncan Whitehead appointed as treasurer.  Anna Blomfield appointed as Ladies Captain.

3P results and pictures  and videos added Press

Matt Proctor wins the Oldham Mayor's Half Marathon

Matt Proctor wins the Colin Robinson Road & Trail Race Results ***

Juniors excel at busy Easter weekend & juniors' fixture list updated

March 09

Jenny Brown completes 3 marathons in 3 days - 5hr 12, 5hr 13 and 6hr 15

Pb's galore at Wilmslow Half Marathon  Chris Hill by 19 min, Jon Lane by 11 min, John Mayall by 2 min and Stephen Wild by a good margin

Matt Proctor wins Vera Hirst 5K (~15 min 43 sec)

Jack Walsh wins junior Ultimate Sticky Toffee Trail Race, Cartmel

Tom Kramer leaps to 12th place in National rankings

Fast Phil wins Muddy March Hare

SELCC Awards Ceremony 2008/09 

It is with great sadness we report the death of Mike Sadula 

6-7 March - Team Girlie Wurlys finish second at the High Peak Marathon (night time, 40 mile off road race in Peak District) - 11hr 45 min - well done to Jenny Brown et al *** 

Feb 09

Harriers do National Cross Country Championships, Parliament Hill, London.  Pictures now added thanks to Ian Slater  

Ian Halliday voted Coach of The Year at Rochdale Borough Sports Awards

Matt Proctor 2nd at 12.2 mile Radcliffe Trail race

Jenny Brown first Rochdale Harrier at  the Trog (21.3m/4,000ft on snow) 

Anna Blomfield achieves lifetime best of 5th place at Heaton Park Cross Country (SELCC League)

Juniors Charlotte Bowker and Jenny Sherwin selected to represent Greater Manchester in the Regional Sportshall Championships

Juniors round off Sportshall season in style

Jan 09

Northern XC pics and results
Boggart Hole Clough XC pics and results
Terim Takes Silver at GM  XC Championships - more

David and Matthew Proctor 1st (15.07) and 2nd (16.42) at Alexandra Park 5K

Harriers brave the ice at Joe Salt New Years Day awakener

Dec 08

Chip butty run and raffle a great success

Run The Moors Fell Grand Prix presentation a great success - pictures


Oct 08

Anna Blomfield first Brit of 7 at Kaisermarathon, Austria  - read more
Rochdale Juniors on Track
Sept 08

Ron Hill's 70th Birthday 5K Road Race makes papers and TV

Aug 08 David and Matt Proctor 2nd and 3rd at Saddleworth and a dozen harriers compete at Pilfrim's Cross read more

July 08

Jenny Brown's hat trick
Busy month far and wide
David Proctor trials for Olympic 1500m
Ladies social
Stoodley Pike fell race results and pictures
Rochdale 10K 2008 - possibly the wettest 10K in the world !  

June 08

John Metcalfe Memorial Healey Dash

Gina's Top Show in Regional Schools' Event, Tracksuit update and reminder on Young Athletes event at Barnsley AC, Sunday 13th July read more 

John Lane first Rochdale Harrier at Eddie's Revenge Fell Race
Three Day Event 2008 a great success Press


May 08

Buzzard Dodgers Do Garburn
Crowden Horseshoe Pics
Great Manchester Runs from Juniors
Great Manchester Run Pics

Geoff Doggett Memorial 5 K Road Race Pics & Results

Tracy's Cowm Park Trailblazer, Cowm ressie Pics &Results

McDougall goes sub-18 at Alexandra Park 5K to finish 6th Results

Pictures and results from Ravenstone Fell Race and Press

April 08

Cook and Aitchison do battle and Josefa Terim 3rd at Colin Robinson MT Race Press

Four Harriers complete the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge (Three Peaks), 24m/5000' Press

Pictures added from the Colin Robinson MT Race at Cowm

Saturday 26th April - Five Rochdale Harriers to Compete in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge - 'real time' results available - read more  

Pictures added from training run with Izzy Bespalov from the Australian Mountain Running Team ***

Rochdale Harriers & A.C. Junior Blogspot goes live


March 08

Harriers show Improving Half Marathon Form at Wilmslow
Leary Leads at  Noon Stone race report 
Feb 08 English National XC Championships 2008 pictures and results added and Press
Wilf Richards Relay Race pictures added & Results
Some training words of wisdom
Mary Towneley Loop relay race, 3rd Feb 2008 - results & pictures  and press
Jan 08 Blomfield first counter and Leach and Cook battle it out at Boggart             Press

The Trainergate scandal

John Cook first Rochdale Harrier at Cowm

 Carly storms home to finish 7th at Stormont, Belfast International UK Cross Challenge

 Chip Butty Run - Sunday 6th January, Pictures thanks to John Cox of Middleton Harriers

Mary Towneley Loop relay race, 3rd Feb 2008 - club information 

Dec 07

Young athletes debut in Sale Open Indoor meet  

London Marathon 2008 places awarded to: Anna Blomfield, Kirstin Johnson and Malcolm Rowbotham 

Marl Pits pictures
Calderdale Relay Race results and news item
Fell Race Grand Prix Presentation 2007 pictures  
Nov 07 Carly Needham finishes 6th in the European Trials at Sefton Park and makes first reserve for the GB senior women for the European Championships in Toro, Spain news item

Bury - Red Rose League XC pictures  & Write up

Xmas party on 15th December  read more  

The mighty 'Dale fields 36 at Heaton Park XC - results and  pictures

Calderdale Relay 2007 teams announced 
Fell Grand Prix Presentations on 7th December read more and news item

London Marathon 2008 places available

Rochdale compete on road, fell and trail - first weekend of November
Oct 07 Lakeland Trail results 
Windgather Fell Race write up 

Calderdale Relay 2007 details available 

2007 Fell Race Grand Prix provisional final results  

news item - Carly Needham sets XC Season off to Flying start.  Also see Phil's Results Spreadsheet
Sept 07 Pictures from NOE 6 stage relay added, thanks to Phil Roberts

Pictures from Ron Hill 5k 2007 added, with many thanks to Ian Slater

Harriers on top of the World in Bludenz, Austria, at World Masters mountain race
 Matt Proctor wins at Cowm

Training Schedule added for 07/08, in colour and b/w, thanks to Ray Dalby ***    

 2007/08 cross country fixture lists now available - please contact Colin to enter - also see  guide to cross country  

August 07  Ali is King of Hill at Brown Wardle  
July 2007 Ladies success at Tandle MT Race 
Over 250 turn out for the Rochdale 10K, Proctor storms home to Victory.  See the pictures and read the news   
Junior Athletes Excel at Club Gala 2007
Pictures added from Sale Sizzler 5K and Skiddaw Fell race  
June 2007 Rochdale's Three Day race Event a great success Results & Pictures
May 2007 Rochdale Harriers Bowlee them Over at the Graham Richards Memorial 5K
Juniors' Successes on Track for Greater Manchester  write up
Sunday 13th May - Crowden Horseshoe Fell Race (Glossop) - 8m/1700 ft - Mark Hayes' shoe disintegrates at 3 miles and he still completes the race with only 1 shoe !
9 May - Wajib Ali 1st, Kris Robinson 2nd, Brenda Robinson 1st FV60 and David Scofield 1st MV60 at the Tandle Hill Trot race.
April 2007

Thornham Lovelies to do Playtex Moon Walk 

23 April - London Marathon 2007 results 

Wajib Ali and Josefa Terim finish as first man and lady in the 24th Annual Colin Robinson Cowm Reservoir Race.  Write up, results and pictures available 
March 2007 18th March - Rochdale Juniors Brave The Elements at Blackpool Open Meet  

 Pictures from English National Cross Country Championship 2007  and  Write up  available 

7th March 07 - 2007 Fell Race Grand Prix Races announced

England call up for David Proctor  

Feb 2007 Two Trophies for Two Robinsons and Stainthorpe on Form at Radcliffe.  Read more ...
 Team Spirit and Dedication pay dividends in SELCC League Press
Junior Section bag medal haul in Sports Hall Athletics G.M.M.A County Championships and Press

4th February Pennine Bridleway Relay Race (Mary Towneley Loop) Results and Pictures  

Jan 2007

David Proctor runs sub-4 minute mile 

Red Rose XC Awards and Press

18th January - Athletics News from Junior Section 

13th January - Ladies teams make history at Boggart XC - winning all four of Seniors, O35, O40 and O45 categories 
Comfortable victory for Wajib Ali in the Joe Salt New Year's Day Race.    U15 Georgio Costa finishes in 21st position and Josefa Terim wins FV35 category.

1st January - Teams announced for Mary Towneley Loop and picture available from Chip Butty Run (thanks to Steve Clancy for this)

Dec 2006 Review of 2006 in Pictures (with printer friendly version)

The winners in this year's draw for London Marathon place winners are Kirstin Johnson, Ian Stainthorpe and David Bentley

Marl Pits XC Pictures available and Xmas Party pictures

Calderdale Way Relay Race Rochdale Results and Full Results . Rochdale finish 4 places higher than 2005 

Saturday 9th December - Senior Men's Team take second place at Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships 
All pictures from Fell Race Grand Prix 2006  presentation.  John Mayall 1st MV40 and Mark Catherall 1st MV50*** 
Nov 2006 Xmas Party tickets now on sale!  Party on Saturday 16th December.
Broadoaks XC summary and pictures
Juniors' successes at SportCity More ...
Oct 2006 Liam Smith wins under 11's Red Rose Cross Country, Bury.  More  
Fell Race Grand Prix 2006, Social Evening and Prize Giving details now available 
14 Oct - Rochdale ladies team wins South East Lancs Cross Country race at Leigh More..  
Wondering what and where the training session will be on Tuesday or Thursday?  See Ray Dalby's training guide.
Sept 2006

  Full summary of the World Masters Mountain Race, Switzerland, now available 

A big thank you from Mr and Mrs Whitehead 
Rochdale ladies team win GMR race within North West Road Relay Championships -  summary  PICTURES ADDED
Added Rochdale 10K results from 1992, 1995, 1997-99 and Three Day Event results from 1994, 1995 and 1999.
August 2006

Rochdale take 3 of top 4 places in Littleborough Lions 5K.  More  

Kirstin Johnson, Tracey Smith and Matthew Proctor's Trophy Haul at Prestwich 6 miler Press  *** 
David Proctor sets new club record for 1500m.  More *** 
Added introduction to cross country running

 Autumn and Winter SEL and Red Rose XC fixure lists now available.  Please give names to Colin Robinson ASAP for the leagues if you would like to take part (early entry advised). Entry fees:

  • Red Rose XC League - 3 for Under 15's and 4 everyone else (fee covers all 4 races, no cheaper for <4 races) Red Rose website;

  • SELCC XC League - 2 for Under 15's and 2.50 everyone else (fee covers all 4 races, no cheaper for <4 races).

So that's 6.50 for 8 races!

Let it be known at training if you would like to take part in this year's Calderdale Relay on Sunday 10th December, 2006 (50M, 6000').   Details courtesy of Halifax harriers Legs explained in detail by Horwich Harriers

Saturday 16th September GM + NW Road Relays, Stockport

                        Names to be given in by end of August.
Rochdale 10K results added from the 1980's
3rd August - Rochdale beat Salford at Joan Rhodes Memorial 5k Trail Race - Summary 
July 2006

13th July - Bull Hill Fell Race - Mike Moran 2nd MV 50 and Nigel Shaw 3rd MV55

13th July - Brenda Robinson finishes 2nd in FV60 category at Sale 5K sizzler 

Dennis Lucas completes the Joss Naylor Challenge 

2006 Rochdale 10K Results and photos now available
June 2006 Springhill Sports Centre opens with extra facilties, including synthetic track
Carly Needham sets two course records in two days at Rochdale Harriers' Three Day Event.
May 2006

  Analysis included of Geoff Dogget results.  Most improved since last year, in order: Emma Cooper, Huma Rahman, Mark Walker and Duncan Whitehead  Rochdale Observer

 150 Years of Sport, reproduced with kind permission of Rochdale Observer
2006 Fell race Grand Prix league placings now available, thanks to Radcliffe Harriers

Added course records for Three Day Event and Rochdale 10K (thanks to Phil Roberts for the data)

 Analysis of 2006 vs 2005 times added for Steve Rothwell Memorial Race.  Most improved athletes in order: 

1st J Leak, 2nd A Blomfield and 3rd L Rhodes

April 2006   8 April - Double first for Carly Needham at Wardle Skyline fell race - first Rochdale Harrier home and 1st lady finisher overall
March 2006 Rochdale's Joe Salt wins "Unsung Hero in Sport" award.  Full Story  
Saturday 25th March - Heaton Park  12 & 6 Stage Road Relay Championship Results and Photographs 
19 March -  Athletics successes at Stanley Park Arena, Blackpool
19th March - Wilmslow Half Marathon summary
  The final day for training at Falinge Park will be Thursday 13th April. After that we begin summer training back at Springfield Park.

Harriers AGM will be held on Monday 24th April, 7.30 pm in the Club Room at Springfield Park. All members are welcome to attend. Any items for the Agenda to be given to Brenda Robinson (Acting Secretary) ASAP 

4th March - Rob Banjac finishes 4th in the National Indoor Championships, 800 metres event ( under 20 age group) held at Birmingham (1 min 54.61). Press
Needham and Robinson selected to compete for in English Inter County Cross Country Championships full story 
Feb 2006 Harriers Hat Trick - Carly Needham first lady finisher at Radcliffe 12 mile trail race, Rahman first FV35 and Jan Needham first FV50
Jan 2006

Medal Bonanaza for Rochdale Juniors at GMAA Sportshall 2006 

NoEAA Cross Country Championship 2006 pictures, Witton Park, Blackburn
SELCCL Boggart Hole XC pictures 
ROCHDALE Harrier Rob Banjac won silver in the 1500 metres during the North of England Athletics Association junior indoor championships held at Sheffield last weekend, 21st/22nd January.  Rob also won heat 2 of the 800 metre race in an impressive time of 1.57.08 but  was unable to take part in the final.
Chip Butty pictures  

for Ladies Team at the Joe Salt New Year's Day Awakener Race, Cowm Reservoir

Dec 2005 Victory for Mens Team at the Radcliffe After Christmas 5 Mile Charity Trail Race, Whitefield 

Summer Road Race Championship Results now available (thanks to Clive Conway)

  • Last Club Training Session 2005: Tues 20th Dec; 

  • London Marathon Draw: Tues 20th Dec;

  • First Club Training Session 2006:  Tues 3rd Jan; and

  • Chip Butty Run: Possibly Sunday 8th Jan, 11a.m. (to be confirmed)

Nov 2005 26 Nov - Victory for L40 Team in South East Lanc's League Cross Country, Heaton Park race 
Victory for Josefa Terim in Graham Richards Memorial Road & Trail Race 6/11/05 (first lady finisher) 
Dennis Lucas attempts Everest Marathon 
Oct 2005 Update on Harriers New Stadium.
Locations added to fixtures page for Red Rose XC events.

Pictures added from Mary Peters Springhill Hospice 4.3 Mile Road Race 

Updated Women's Club Page
Sept 2005 New Winter Training Venue from 13th September - Falinge Park High School
Aug 2005

2005/06 Cross Country Fixture Lists added - apply ASAP to Colin 

Rochdale Ladies win first place and Men third place Brown Wardle Hill Race

July 2005 Full Blackstone Edge, Full Turnslack and part Pudsey results uploaded 

Human Rahman and Kris Robinson receive awards for Rochdale Observer's Race within a Race

Chris Armour completes the Vermont 100 mile endurance race  *Press Cutting**
Rochdale 10K  Gallery added
June 2005 Rochdale Harriers Three Day Event 2005 *Gallery 1* Gallery 2* Press Cutting* Summary *  (2004 Gallery also added)
Victory for Dennis Lucas in Paps of Jura Fell Race

Successes in NORTH OF ENGLAND TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE (4th June 2005  Sports City) - press cutting.

May 2005 Article in Rochdale Observer on the Kristian Robinson's success in the Great Manchester Run, 2005 (copy 300kb)
Summer Road Race Championship rankings as at 9 May uploaded and photo from inaugural 
event (Heaton Park 5K) added to fixtures page
Fixture Lists for 2005 Club Fell Championship and Summer Road Race Championship 
consolidated into overall fixture list
April 2005 Rochdale Harriers 2005 Summer Road Race Championship fixture list added.
Fixture list of localish 3 to 5 milers added, thanks to Clive Conway.

  March 2005. .


New Membership Form now available. 
Schedule for Rochdale Harriers Fell racing Championship 2005 uploaded.
Jan 2005 Rochdale Harrier Andy O'Sullivan awarded MBE in New Year's Honours List.

Note: see Results Page for the latest results for club members.  

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