The club’s oldest regularly competing member, Dorothy Fairhurst (F70), ran in the Nick Beer 10km road race, Starts on the promenade in Llandudno and follows Marine Drive around the scenic Great Orme, before returning to the promenade and finishing opposite Venue Cymru. Dorothy was the first finisher in her age group with a time of 55 min.15 secs.
Saturday 11th February 2017 saw the final Manchester Area Cross Country League match of the season. Twelve athletes from St Helens Sutton AC competed in the cross country at Woodbank Park, Stockport.
First off for the club were the under 13 boys and girls. This race saw Michael Dobson finish 28th overall in 12.57, followed by Max Young who completed the 3.1km race in 51st place in 16.51. Twin brother Charlie Young, brought the team home in 52nd place in 17.28 meaning the team finished 13th overall! Lucy Bridge went in this race too; she finished 22nd in 15.39.
Next were the under 15 boys and girls, they covered the distance of 4.2km and finished 7th overall. Michael Brussels led the boys home in 25th place in a time of 18.06, tracked by Charlie Roberts who finished 28th in 18.12. On the other hand, Scott Aldred finished 31st in 20.24 whilst Liam Houghton was 32nd in 20.30 and for the girls; Alyx Bridge finished 22nd in 20.30!
The club had 2 representatives in the senior ladies 8.4km. Gemma Connolly won the race, finishing in 33.25!! Meanwhile, Rachel McGoldrick finished 37th in 39.29.
Andy O’Connor was the only senior man competing for the club; he completed the 10.4km race in 52.33 in 263rd.
Well done to everyone who competed this season, hope to see you all next year!
Team manager: Helena.
Some great performances at Sunday’s championship race from Matt who finished 4th, and Gemma who was the first female.
Congratulations to Michael Brussels on making the Merseyside team for the Inter-Counties and to Charlie Roberts and Matt Crehan for making the county squads.