YDL Upper – Stockport 28th May

Just 12 athletes competed in the second match of the YDL Upper league at Stockport. Once again with such small teams everyone pulled together and covered events they don’t normally do which shows great team spirit. For the U20 men George Asson ran a personal best in the 100m in 11.00, then 22.90 in the 200m and 17.68m PB in the javelin. Daniel Lamb also ran a personal best in the 100m 11.10, jumped 6.30m in the long jump and threw 8.26m in the shot putt. Jonathan Causer ran 24.10 in the 200m and 53.80 in the 400m, he then threw 11.16m in the shot putt which is a personal best and a club record. The U20 women were Jess Leonard who ran 27.60 in the 200m, threw 8.55m in the shot putt, 13.32m in the javelin and 14.54 in the discus having never thrown javelin or discus before. Erin Makin ran 14.10 in the 100m, 29.40 in the 200m, threw 5.77m in the shot putt and jumped 4.17m in the long jump. For the U17 men, Michael Farr ran 11.90 in the 100m and 24,4 in the 200m, Daniel Dobson jumped 4.72m in the long jump, and 58.10 in the 400m PB. Peter Davies ran to 400m in 60.2, threw 8.47m PB in the shot putt and 15.54 in the discus. Competing as U17s for the first time Patrick Neafcy ran the 100m in 13.40 and the 200m in 30.0 and Steven Mayston ran the 1500m in 5.35.4 PB and the 800m in 2.53.4 and threw 5.47 in the shot putt. For the U17 women Lauren Marshall ran the 100m in 14.2 , jumped 4.02m in the long jump and threw 5.14m in the shot putt and Kaitlin Naylor also competing as a first time U17 ran the 100m 14.4 and jumped 3.59 in the long jump. Well done to all and special thanks to the officials, Helena McGoldrick, Jane Marshall, Diane Davies, Ray Causer, Jonathan Causer and Steve Leonard. Thank you all. Our next match is a home match at Warrington on Sunday June 25th, please keep your diaries free as we need a full team out for this match.


YDL Lower: Match 2

For the second YDL (lower), 25 athletes travelled to Sportcity, Manchester. On the day, 28 pb’s were achieved, despite the conditions being miserable and dreary.

Representing the club for his first time, Rhys Gormley competed in the under 15 boys long jump. He jumped 4.06m- he’s off to a fantastic start. Charlie Roberts competed in the 800m to finish in 2.13.1, 39.9 for the 300m (which was a pb) and 1.53m in the high jump. Andrew Redhead competed in the 100m, finishing in 14.7 and threw the javelin 15.63m. Luka Noonan ran 12.3 for the 100m, 25.1 for the 200m and he threw the shot 8m. Joseph Byrne completed the 1500m in 5.17.4, he also threw the shot putt 5m and the discus 11.43m. Joseph achieved pb’s in his throws! Michael Duffy got a pb in his 200m, finishing in 36.7 and another in his long jump with 3.66m. He also competed in the 300m and finished in 50.9. Liam Houghton went in the 800m, finishing in 2.53.1 and he threw the javelin 5.54m which was a pb. James Morris got a pb in the 1500m with a time of 6.19.4. The under 15 boys had relay teams; the 4×100 saw Luka, Andrew, Rhys and James finish 4th in 55.9 and the 4×300 saw Charlie, Michael, Joseph and Rhys finish 1st.

The under 15 girls 100m saw Lauren Taylor and Rachel Brabin finish in the same time, both girls finished in 14.6. Lauren also went on to compete in the 200m, finishing in 30.8 and the long jump, achieving 3.27m. After getting a pb in the 100m, Rachel went on to get 2 more- she jumped 1.20m in the high jump and threw the discus 10.77m. Lizzie Greenall ran 12.7 for the 75mHurdles, threw the shot 6.70m and jumped 3.72 for the long jump. Celine Virton threw the javelin 10.44m, shot 7.03m and discus 14.76m. Alyx Bridge completed the 800m in 2.51.4. Jessica Durrance ran 29.5 for the 200m and 48.20 for the 300m, which was a pb. The girls 4x100m relay team finished 8th in 58.8, it consisted of Lauren, Lizzie, Jessica and Rachel.

Michael Dobson ran 2.25.1 for the 800m and 14.6 for the 100m (pb). Max Harrison threw the javelin 13.25 to achieve a pb and jumped 1.10m in the high jump. Max also threw the shot putt 4.52m. Jacob Roberts got a pb in his 100m, finishing in 15.3. He ran 33.1 for the 200m and jumped 3.34 for the long jump. Thomas Durrance got pb across the board; he ran 32.3 for the 200m, jumped 3.74 in the long jump and threw the shot 5.07m. Adam Beardsworth ran 2.36.0 for the 800m (pb) and threw the javelin 20.21m- a massive pb! Charlie Young ran 6.41.5 for the 1500m which was a pb and twin brother Max ran 6.29.6. The boys 4×100 relay finished 2nd.

Under 13 girl, Rebecca Durrance got pb’s in her events. She jumped 3.34m for the long jump and 1.05m for the high jump. She also threw the javelin 4.38m. Niamh Abbott ran 21.6 for the 150m and Lucy Bridge ran 3.00.7 for the 800m and threw the shot putt 3.75m (pb). Jasmine Scott ran 11.7 for the 75m, 23.1 for the 150m (pb) and putted the shot 4.67m (pb).

Well done to everyone who took part! Thanks to Chris Dempsey, Ian Roberts, Barry Greenall, Louise Greenall, Tony Harrison and Daniel Dobson.

Next match: SUNDAY 18TH JUNE!

Team manager- Helena


Cheshire League Match 1

15 young athletes from St Helens Sutton AC travelled to Ashton-Under-Lyne on Sunday 7th May for the first Cheshire League of the track season. There were 17 pb’s achieved on the day.

Representing the Under 13 Boys, Michael Dobson competed in the 800m and finished in 2.27.6, meanwhile Thomas Durrance ran 32.6 for the 200m and threw the shot putt. He achieved pb’s in both of his events! Max Harrison also achieved two pb’s, he ran 35.3 for the 200m and threw the shot 4.15m.

Under 13 Girl, Hollie Brussels ran 800m in 3.06.2 and achieved a pb in her discus with a throw of 10.43m. Rebecca Durrance got pb’s in her events, she ran 100m in 16.8 and competed in the long jump.

For the Under 15 Boys, Michael Brussels got a pb in his 200m with 30.6, he also competed in the 1500m to finish in 5.11.6. Michael also jumped 3.67m in the long jump. Michael Duffy jumped 4.08m in the long jump and went in the 200m which meant he achieved two pb’s.

Jessica Durrance competed in the Under 15 Girls 100m. She achieved a pb in this event with a time of 16.8. Rachel Bribane got pb’s in both of her events, she ran 15.3 for the 100m and jumped 1.25m in the high jump. Lauren Taylor ran 14.7 for the 100m and threw the shot 5.99m. Lizzie Greenall competed in the 100m to finish in 14.1 (pb) and threw the shot 7.08m (pb). Lizzie also jumped 1.30m in the high jump. Celine Virton competed in the Under 15 Girls shot put, throwing 7.90m, which was a pb! Blythe Carter-Jones went in the 800m, she finished in a time of 3.01.0.

The Under 15 girls relay finished 6th overall, this consisted of Lauren, Lizzie, Jessica and Rachel.

Under 17 Men: Daniel Dobson and Nathan Harrison both competed for the club. Daniel ran 16.1 for the 100m and Nathan ran 13.7 for the 100m (pb) and competed in the high jump.


Thanks to Chris Dempsey, Tony and Gill Harrison and Jake Healey for officiating.

Next meeting: Sunday 2nd July @ Crewe 

Team manager: Helena




Norther Senior League – Cleckheaton Saturday 6th May

The senior team got their season off to a great start by winning the first Northern Athletics Senior League match at Cleckheaton, Yorkshire on Saturday. There were some great performances on an extremely cold and windy day. Michael Causer was welcomed back on to the team after three years battling injury and won the long jump and the 100m as did Daniel Lamb for the B team and they were both part of the winning 4 x 100 relay team. George Asson won the 200m and ran both the 4 x 100m and the 4 x 400m relays, Jonathan Causer ran in the 200m, 400m threw the discus and brought the 4 x 400m relay home for the win. Lochlainn Fisher won the 400m B race and ran the 4 x 400 relay. Matt Crehan, Steve Mayers and Jake Healy between them covered the 800m and 1500m and Matt came home first in the 5000m, Mike Hughes and Ian Conway both threw hammer and shot putt and Mike the discus, whilst Darren Scott and Phil Robinson covered as many events as they could, pole vault, 400m and 110m hurdles, High Jump, Triple jump and javelin.
Harriet Glover competed on the track for the first time in the 800m, and youngster Codi Wills competed as a senior for the first time and ran very well in the 100m and 200m. Lauren Marshall competed in the long jump and then 100m, Jess Leonard ran the 200m, 400m and threw the shot putt, Gemma Connolly had a fantastic win in the 3000m, Rachael Fairclough also ran the 3000m and then the 1500m, Maddie Williams had a great day running 800m, 1500m and threw the discus and javelin for the first time. Hannah Seabrook jumped in both high jump and triple jump and Julia Hayes covered all four throwing events.