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Club Event – Dream Trail Race


Planning for our trail race, the St Helens-Sutton Dream Trail Race is well underway and the entries are coming in steadily ahead of the early bird deadline at the end of the month.

This year we have made two major changes, there is an overall race entry limit of 400 and prizes have been extended to include the first three men and the first three women in each race. Every finisher will receive a medal.

There are two races this year, a 5k and a 10k race.  The 5k race is suitable for those new to trail racing or looking for the next challenge from parkrun or couch to 5k running.  The 10k route will challenge the more experienced runners and is a real test of endurance.

Entrants for the 5k race must be ages 11 or over on the day of the race which is 28 August while anyone competing in the 10k event must be 16 or over.

The numbers have been sponsored by the Clock Face Hotel and other sponsors are welcome for different aspects of the race.  Potential sponsors are asked to ring 01744 633476 for details.

Remember this race raises much needed funds for our club, reducing the need to raise membership fees and subscriptions while contributing to the funding of major purchases such as the high jump cover which has enabled us to resume coaching for this event.

Entry is online via the Dream Trail website at  – Sign up today!


YDL lower Match 3 – Warrington

Sunday 19th June saw the third YDL lower match, held at Warrington. There were 26 athletes representing the club, resulting in 21 personal bests and the club finished 2nd overall.

For the under 13 boys: Michael Dobson ran in the 100m and achieved a new pb with 15.7. He also competed in the 800m finishing with a time of 2.32.2 and jumped 3.51m in the long jump. Max Harrison ran 17.0 for the 100m and 36.1 for the 200m. He achieved a pb in the long jump with a jump of 3.76m. Charlie Young ran 37.2 for the 200m and 6.49.3 for the 1500m which was a pb! Charlie threw the shot putt 2.95m too. Max Young went in the 800m and achieved a pb with a time of 3.15.8; he then threw the javelin 9.31m. Harley Chadwick ran 5.48.3 for the 1500m and threw the shot 4.22m which was a new pb!

The boy’s 4x100m relay team consisted of Charlie, Michael, Max Y and Max H and they clocked a time of 68.9.

Representing the under 15 boys, Luca Noonan ran 13.1 for the 100m and 26.6 for the 200m (pb). He also threw the shot 6.42m. James Moran ran 13.7 for the 100m and achieved a pb in the javelin with a throw of 11.58m. James competed in the long jump too achieving his 2nd pb of the day: 4.27m. Michael Farr ran 25.3 for the 200mand 41.0 for the 300m. Patrick Neafcy ran in the 300m and achieved a pb with 48.3. Charlie Roberts ran 2.19.0 for the 800m and jumped 1.30m in the high jump. Liam Houghton also competed in the 800m- he finished in 2.57.4 which was a pb! Michael Brussels ran 5.12.1 for the 1500m; he also threw the discus 11.55m and threw the shot 4.56m to achieve a personal best. Steven Mayston got a pb in his 1500m finishing in 5.44.5. Nathan Harrison competed in the long jump and high jump; he jumped 3.55m in the long jump and 1.30m in the high jump.

The under 15 boy’s 4x100m relay included: Michael F, Nathan, Patrick and James and they finished in 57.1.

The 4x300m relay team was: Charlie, Nathan, Michael B and Michael F- the boys finished in 3.04.5. However at the previous YDL meeting; the same team got the club record with 3.02!!

For the under 13 girls Lauren Taylor went in the 75m and 150m. She finished in 11.2 and 22.6. Celine Virton ran 11.3 for the 75m; she threw the javelin 17.39m which was a pb! Celine also threw the shot 6.17m. Holly Scott ran 21.8 for the 150m and threw the javelin 10.99m (pb). Niamh Abbott ran 3.04.2 for the 800m and jumped 3.64m in the long jump achieving a pb. Shana Rigby ran in the 800m too- she finished in 3.16.7. Hollie Brussels went in the 1200m and finished in 4.48.8. She threw the shot to achieve a pb with 3.65m. Elizabeth Greenall competed over the 70mHurdles, she finished in 12.5. She also competed in the long jump to achieve a pb: 3.90m and jumped 1.35m in the high jump.

The girl’s 4x100m relay team consisted of: Celine, Elizabeth, Holly S and Lauren. The girls finished in 59.7.

Holly Cooper got a pb in the under 15 girls 100m, she ran 14.3. She also got a pb in the discus with 15.70m. Cody Rigby got 14.7 in the 100m and 29.8 in the 200m. Codi Wills ran 29.5 for the 200m. Lucy Price went in the 300m and ran 52.0; she also competed in the 800m and finished in 2.56.2. Alyx Bridge ran 55.1 for the 300m which was a pb and she ran 2.56.5 for the 800m.

The girl’s 4x100m relay included: Cody, Lucy, Alyx and Holly- they finished in 60.0.

The 4x300m relay consisted of the same 4 girls and they finished in 3.35.3.


A big thank you to all of the officials and volunteers!

Well done to everyone who competed, hope to see you all at the next meeting on Saturday 16th July at Colwyn Bay. The club needs as many athletes to turn out in order to maintain 2nd position (if not to win the league!)


Team manager- Helena 


Leo Carroll

On Saturday evening 18th June, Leo Carroll passed away peacefully while asleep. He had been suffering from a very aggressive cancer, and had been in severe pain for a few weeks. At Wirral we are struggling to come to terms with the loss of such an important person to us, and I know that there are many across Merseyside and Northern athletics who will want to pay their respects in due course.

We will post details of the funeral on our website and also our facebook page, and provide details for those who want to send floral or charitable tributes.


Roger McCall

Roger McCall has been taken into hospital following a stroke on Thursday night (16th). Roger has been a club member for over 40 years and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.



Two Lads Fell Race


FOUR St Helens Sutton A.C.’s male veterans took part in the 2 Lads Fell race which starts and finishes on the outskirts of Horwich and then covers 8.4kms of undulating country land with a total climb of 274m on Thursday 9th June.

Leading the group was Ian Hayburn (V45) who finished in the top 10 per cent of the field in 14th place with a time of 37 min.25secs and fourth in his age group.

Greg Carns (V45) finished in 42 min.33 secs taking 48th place, Mark Liptrot (M50) was 66th with a time of 44 min.04 secs. and Gary Oldham (M45) was in the top half of the field with 76th place in 45 min.36 secs.



Cheshire League – Wrexham

Saturday 4th June saw the second Cheshire League held at Wrexham. There were 4 representatives for St Helens Sutton, resulting in 9 new personal bests!

For the under 11 boys, Jacob Roberts competed in the long jump achieving 3.48m; he also ran in the 75m finishing in 11.9 (pb) and threw the soft javelin 8.57m which was another pb!

Elizabeth Greenall got her first pb of the day in the under 13 girls 200m finishing in 30.2; she also threw the shot 6.33m. Achieving her second pb of the day, Elizabeth ran 2:58 in the 800m and went on to smash her pb in the high jump- reaching 1.39m!

The club had two athletes representing the under 15 boys. Charlie Roberts threw the shot 5.10m which was a pb and jumped 1.30m in the high jump- yet another pb! He competed in the 800m too finishing in 2:19:3. Michael Brussels threw the shot 3.92m (pb) and jumped 1.0m in the high jump (pb) and ran 2:36:1 for the 800m.

Well done to those who competed and a big thank you to those who helped officiate!

Team manager: Helena.