Red Rose XC Entry 2018

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

Info for the upcoming x-country season is below:

The rules and constitution can be found at the RRXC website (click HERE). READ THEM!! By participating, it is taken that you have read AND understood them.

This year’s events are:
Saturday 13th October @ Leigh
Saturday 10th November @ Bolton
Saturday 17th November @ Rossendale
Saturday 1st December @ Todmorden
Presentation night will be TBAth February next year

The races are for athletes aged 8 (on date of the race) to Senior. Lots of mud, lots of fun and a little bit competitive. More details about the series (particularly Bolton’s course) can be found by clicking HERE.

The FOUR races are £5 (that’s for all 4 – a bargain!!), but each race entered individually is £5 on the day…it’s a no brainer to register with Dean…see below!

You MUST enter via Dean Johnson (BUH&AC Team Manager). Register your details with him at the track on club nights or email him at

Entries are required by 30th SEPTEMBER. Then pay DEAN in OCTOBER when he has the bibs/race numbers. (Entries are available online but ONLY for/by team managers – DO NOT enter online individually as you will not count for BUH&AC).

The FOUR things Dean needs to know NOW are:
-Date of Birth
-Age (on 31/8/yy for juniors, as of first race e.g. 14/10/yy for seniors) – see below
(yy = current year)

Age/Category determination rules: You must be aged at least 8yo to race…so if you are 7yo for the first three races and turn 8 before the final race, you can run in the final race only. A junior athlete’s category is taken from their age as of midnight 31st August / 1st Sept. i.e. If age 16yo on 31st Aug, you will be U17 despite the fact you may turn 17 before the first race. Senior/Veterans’ age is taken from the first race of the season competed in i.e. if you are aged 44 years at Leigh (first race), you will be V40 throughout despite a birthday after the first race.

Please also be advised that the FULL RULES can be seen at the RRXC website. If you think you will be in the mix for the prizes, then make sure you take the time to acquaint yourself with them as it is always disappointing when an athlete believes they have won a prize, but the rules say otherwise. Of note…”if a tie still remains at the totalling of points then the athlete with the lowest aggregate time of the FOUR races will be declared the winner. This will also apply to the team result as well. If neither athlete has run all four races and both have run the same three races, the winner shall be the athlete who has beaten the other twice.”


Details for SOUTH EAST LANCS XC ENTRY can be found by clicking here.

SELCC Entry 2018

Tuesday, 11th September 2018

The club has again affiliated to the South East Lancs Cross Country League for the upcoming season.

The SELCC is a four-fixture series and provides additional opportunities for XC racing in the season, for all athletes aged above 8, particularly before the county schools and Northern XC Champs. Individuals and teams can now be counters for prizes, rather than ‘invited guests’.

Match 1 Saturday, 20 October 2018 @ Middleton Harriers (Heaton Park – M25 2SW)
Match 2 – Saturday, 15 December 2018 @ Oldham (Tandle Hill – OL2 5UX)
Match 3 – Saturday, 19 January 2018 @ East Cheshire H & Tameside AC (Heaton Park – M25 2SW)
Match 4 – Saturday, 16 February 2018 @ Chorley Harriers (Yarrow Valley Park, PR7 3QL)
NB. If a round clashes with BUH&AC’s hosting of the RRXC, it will not be applicable.

Start times:
U11 B & G 12.30
U13 B & G 12.45
U15 B & G 13.00
U17 M & F 13.20
Sen Ladies 13.40
Sen Men 14.20

Entry is a bargain £5 (same as RRXC) for the whole series (effectively three races), but you MUST pre-register via Paul Philbin (BUH&AC Team Manager). Thereafter it is £6 to race on the day. He simply needs your:
-Date of Birth
-Email address

Your £5 entry is required by the deadline of 11th October. You can register your interest with him by email (see below) or at the XC noticeboard in the foyer at the track, besides the RRXC one. (Entries are available online but ONLY for/by team managers – DO NOT enter online individually as you will not count for BUH&AC).

Arrangements to collect race bibs from Paul will subsequently made, though you must keep them safe after each race (as per the RRXC) as a charge for replacement numbers will apply.

General rules are likely to be very similar as RRXC. If you think you will be in the mix for the prizes, then make sure you take the time to seek out and acquaint yourself with them as it is always disappointing when an athlete believes they have won a prize, but the rules say otherwise.

For more information (or to register your interest), contact Paul via


Details for RED ROSE XC ENTRY can be found by clicking here.

RRXC Bolton – Volunteers Needed 2018

red_rose_logoPLEASE HELP! Our home fixture for the Red Rose Cross Country (RRXC) is on Saturday 10th November.

As ever, it requires marshals to ensure a safe and slick event, and assistance to put up and take down the course. Some volunteers will be down at Leverhulme from 7am to 5pm, but if you can spare some time to give back to the club, the crucial period is 11am-ish to 3.30pm. Please ask family and friends. There needs to be about 15 marshals and others for random roles.

Please let DEAN JOHNSON know if you can assist before the race day to aid his planning. For those unaware, he’s the chap you got your RRXC numbers from! You can also contact him via email at

Volunteers Needed 2018

Monday, 3rd September 2018


Bolton United Harriers & AC is in great NEED of volunteers to help with:
– Coaching athletes.
– Committee roles and running of the club.
– Organising/volunteering upcoming events.

The club is looking to organise some coaching courses in the very near future for those interested in becoming coaching assistants, Level 1 and Level 2 coaches. Please register your interest with the Coaching Director.

If you can spare some time to aid with the club’s running and organisation, please feel free to approach the Front Desk Team to discuss opportunities. Various roles on the club’s General Committee are in need of filling/assistance which require as little as a couple of hours per month. Please, please, please come forward if you have some time available.

The club’s upcoming hosted events need volunteers, so if you can spare a few hours to help with the RRXC, please let Dean know. Also Paul is coordinating the SELCC and would appreciate help on race days.

Many thanks for your consideration.


Membership Renewal September 2018

September 2018

All BUH&AC Members…

It’s that time of year again – ALL membership fees are due now for the period 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019.

membershipPaper membership forms must be used if you details have changed as the online membership renewal function is suspended and subject to review. Payment is by cheque or cash only.

More information can be found on the Membership page by clicking HERE or the image above.

This affects the Club’s running and admin, and will affect YOUR status to train at Leverhulme and represent the club.

The BUH&AC Membership Team

England Athletics Indoor Championships

Weekend, 24-25th February 2018

Sheffield once again hosted the 2018 England Athletics national indoor championships for the U15, U17 and U20 age-groups and five of our best junior athletes made the journey to compete. It is testimony to the quality at the club that several other athletes made the decision not to compete and instead chose to focus on the 2018 outdoor season.

First up was Ben To, who was competing at his first U17 national finals. Having just moved up age-groups, it was always going to be tough but he marked his intent in his heat by storming through 60m in a new PB of 7.35 seconds. He duly qualified for the semi-final and ran close to this time, recording 7.39s which unfortunately wasn’t quite fast enough to make the final.

Julia Winogrodzka and Georgia Lever were competing in the Long Jump on the Saturday, although neither came close to their best. U13 Julia finished 12th with a best of 4.91m and U20 Georgia was 17th with 5.07m. Both were a little disappointed but knew they had events on the Sunday and had a chance to make amends.

Georgia next competed in the Triple Jump, which is quickly becoming her favoured event. She had a much better day and came a magnificent 5th with a leap of 11.58m in round 6 – only 10cm behind her PB. Porscha Johnson, in her first national championships, competed in the U15 Girls 60m hurdles. Nerves slightly got the better of her but she still recorded 10.07s to finish 6th in her heat. Porscha had also gained the qualifying standard for the 60m flat, but had decided to concentrate on the hurdles.

Hannah Kelly, competing for the first time since her British Senior Championships exploits, once again raced over 200m. She looked smooth in her heat (1st in 24.62s) and the semi, which she also won in a Season’s Best 24.40s. In the final, she lined up outside her friend and fiercest rival, Georgian Adam, knowing that it would take a mammoth effort to take the title. Silver was never in doubt and coming into the last 30m she was neck and neck with her opponent. It wasn’t quite to be and Georgina won by 0.11 seconds, however Hannah recorded her fastest time ever, 24.22 seconds, to take second. This sets her up nicely to target sub-24 seconds on the outdoor track where times are always quicker. The qualifying standard for this year’s World Junior Championships is 23.70s – it may be a big ask, but there is a possibility of a place on the relay team. Hannah has been invited to be a part of the relay squad but knows that she will need to perform amazingly well early season to stand a chance of selection for the championships. Her reward for second place wasn’t just a silver medal, but she was also selected to compete for England again, this time for the U20s. She will travel to Cardiff this weekend to compete against the best of the home countries in the Welsh International.

Julia Winogrodzka also had a good day. She easily won her 60m hurdles heat in 9.38 seconds to record a massive new PB. In the semi-final she went even faster finishing 3rd in 9.34s, and in the final quicker still to take 4th spot in 9.28s. Although disappointed not to take a medal, she should be very proud as she was the only lower-aged athlete to make the final.

For most athletes this will be the last indoor competition of the indoor season. All will go back to a period of hard training in readiness for the outdoor season.