Red Rose XC Entry 2017

Thursday, 17th August 2017

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 14th October @ Leigh
Saturday 11th November @ Chorley
Saturday 18th November @ Bolton
Saturday 2nd December @ Rossendale
Presentation night will be TBAth February 2018

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 15th 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 31/8/17 for juniors, as of first race e.g. 14/10/17 for seniors) – see below

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.”

Golf Ball FR & Pilgrims Cross FR

Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Tonight’s fell race in the endurance challenge saw Lee Petch home in 60:27 for 109/150.


It follows last week’s Pilgrims Cross FR, also organised by Rossendale Harriers, which also saw Lee finish, clocking 61:33 for 94/149. Simon Dally’s 47:12 was 20th.


Blackpool Airshow 10K & Preston 10M

Sunday, 13th August 2017

Anthony Valentine’s 33:53 was second of the 247 field along the promenade from Bispham in Blackpool today.


Warm and sunny conditions also greeted John Grimshaw at the Preston 10M. He finished the two-lap course in 1:25:47 for 125th of 291.

NoE Track&Field – Match 4

Saturday, 5th August 2017

The Senior Track & Field team were in action on home turf at Leverhulme Park today in the fourth and final fixture of the Northern 2WC Division.

Awaiting results and report.

Astley Park 4.6M

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

The sixth round of the CLGP hosted by Chorley this evening was a damp affair (typical British summer!) as the Blue Vests struggled to muster an A Team. Tommy Harrison led the squad by taking bronze, with Tony Valentine following up for fourth. Simon Dally also claimed a top 10 and must appear in all the remaining fixtures to defend his M45 crown. Danny Shaw placed 12th, whilst Paul Mills in 25th took control of the M50 series. Ken Fowler lost the M60 battle for the first time in 18 months, whilst Cecilia Woods’ consistent pacing was excellent for 163rd of the 293 field and lies second in the F55 category.

Bolton slumped in the B Team and Female tables as a result of the small squad, and are left clinging onto second spot in the Vets standing; the lead in the A Team table was cut to a slender 18 points by Leigh.

BUH&AC times: Tommy Harrison 24:40; Anthony Valentine 24:59; Simon Dally 25:58; Daniel Shaw 26:50; Paul Mills 27:53; James Rideout 30:07; Ken Fowler 31:06; Cecilia Woods 36:19