HORWICH'S James Jordan won the Hunters 5k road race in Preston on Tuesday and then followed up with fourth place in the Cuerden Valley trail race on Thursday.

And he was not the only Harrier to enjoy success and make the most of different fields during the summer holiday period.

James Kevan won the Whittle Pike fell race with last week’s first time victor, Dan Gilbert in fifth place.

Kevan has recently competed again for Ireland in the European Mountain Running Championships and builds his season around such big events.

His 12th place recently at the prestigious Snowdon International, running for the Republic of Ireland, shows he is in great form.

In the same race, Nick Leigh was the highest club runner in 15th place, which is a great result ahead of many athletes supported by their national associations.

Gilbert is a regular fell race competitor and followed up his Whittle Pike run by completing the tough Borrowdale race over 16 miles and a mammoth 6,500 feet of ascent in the Lake District.

However, it was Dave Milliken who had the highest Harriers’ finish in 29th place in a field of more than 260 but in which over 30 runners retired, reflecting the tough heat conditions.

Several Harriers are top-class triathlon competitors, not least Erica Booth who regularly competes at international level and was second woman at the Astley Park trail race.

James Scott-Farrington won the Snowman Triathlon at Plas y Brenin involving a 1.9k swim, 91k bike ride and a tough 21k run, breaking the course record by over an hour in the process.

Tony Hesketh and David Barnes are striving to achieve 70 and 60 races in the first years of their respective decades. Hesketh reached 29 since May at Worsthorne Moor where Barnes reached 52 since December.

Hesketh notched his second M70 first place of the week at Worsthorne, having also achieved that honour at Astley Park, while Barnes gained his first ever fell race age-category win at the Hellifield Gala in the Yorkshire Dales where the race was won in resounding style by Harry Coates of Wharfedale – a former world triathlon champion.

Graham Schofield continues to achieve M60 category wins in the BOFRA series of fell races, this week at Farleton Knott.

At Astley Park, Stephen Williams was confirmed as second in the series for the M60 behind ex-member Paul Muller, both opting not to run in the final race leaving the way for David Barnes to win the age category on the night.

The juniors had a great turnout at the same event with the standout result being Georgia Heath, who was first female and secured second place in the series behind Milly Lever, who did not race on the night.

Georgia then was first at the Queens Park junior parkrun on Sunday.

Back at Astley Park, Alastair Hamer was first M9 on the night and Harry McCaffery achieved the first M7 spot in the series.

Isaac Battye was Horwich’s highest finisher in the junior series for the boys.

Horwich RMI Harriers results: Hunters 5k road race (Preston) – 1st James Jordan 17:52;

Whittle Pike fell race – 1st James Kevan 46:06, 5th Dan Gilbert 48:29, 13th Mark Walsh 52:28;

Astley Park trail race – 30th Erica Booth 30:44, 42nd David Barnes 32:03, 55th Tony Hesketh 33:13, 67th Gordon Stone 35:24;

Cuerden Valley trail race – 4th James Jordan 38:29, 48th David Barnes 47:19;

Hellifield Gala fell race – 35th David Barnes 36:16;

Worsthorne Moor trail race – 57th David Barnes 56:15, 61st Tony Hesketh 57:43;

Lancaster Riverside 10-mile road race – 30th Nick Kelly 1:09:15;

Borrowdale fell race – 29th Dave Milliken 3:32:52, 66th Dan Gilbert 3:58:51;

Farleton Knott fell race – 32nd Graham Schofield 46:51, 96th Jason Middleton 1:17:04.