Yearly Archives: 2016

48 posts

Round The Walls, Chester

Three of the club’s veterans ran in the Essar Chester Round the Walls race on Boxing Day. This is now one of the oldest races in the country, the running of this race being a near-constant event in the city since its inception in 1972, Now in its 46th year, […]

Sale Indoor Meeting Record

Darren Scott made an instant impact in his debut over the indoor 60m hurdles at Sport City, knocking over  a second off Phil Robinson’s previous best recording 9.96 seconds. Darren also competed in the 60m flat finishing third in 7.53 ahead of the much-fancied Declan Taylor from Blackpool and Harrow’s […]

Manchester Area Cross Country Match 3

St Helens Sutton A.C. runners of all ages competed in the second Manchester Area Cross Country League match, which was held at Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley. The club turned out 17 runners Under 11yrs. girl, Chloe Leigh competed for her first time and finished the 2km. course in 71st place […]

Striders Trail 5

Despite racing the previous day four of the Senior Men ran in the second St Helens Striders 5 mile.  Matthew Crehan lead the race from start to finish, followed by Tom Griffiths and Steve Anders completing a Sutton clean sweep.  Karen Harrison was the only one of our women spotted […]

Snowdonia Marathon

Two of St Helens Sutton A.C.’s  male veterans tackled the Snowdonia marathon at the weekend.  This challenging course begins just outside Llanberis and sees competitors climb 1,100ft to the top of Llanberis Pass before looping down through Beddgelert and Waunfawr. Participants also have to tackle a rapid climb of around […]

L&D XC Match 1, Arrowe Park

Matt Crehan’s clarion call for this to be Sutton’s year on cross country was emphatically answered when fifteen athletes competed at Arrowe Park in Birkenhead. Matt led the way opening a big lead until he was slowed down by a bad stitch but continued to finish tenth.  “Dropping out wasn’t […]

Manchester Half Marathon

Two of the club’s senior ladies competed in the Manchester Half Marathon which starts on Chester Road near the Ship Canal and finishes in Old Trafford but is mainly run through Salford and Sale. Gemma Connolly ran her fastest half for five years being the fifth lady finisher with a […]