Northern Cross Country Championships

Saturday 27th January saw the Northern Cross Country Championships held at Harewood House, Leeds. Ten athletes represented St Helens Sutton AC in true cross country conditions.

Jessica Bairstow competed in her first Northern championship. She went in the under 13 girls 3km race, finishing 230th in 16.23.

For the under 13 boys 3km; Michael Dobson finished 77th in 12.16 and Rhys Hopkins finished 86th in 12.20.

Charlie Roberts went in the under 15 boys 4km, finishing 102nd in 16.10 whilst Joe Byrne finished 136th in 16.51.

The senior ladies covered the distance of 8km. Gemma Connolly finished in 22nd in 33.10 and Rachel McGoldrick finished 186th in 41.07.

Three senior men took part in the 12km cross country. Jake Healy finished in 421st place in 54.21, Ian Roberts finished 453rd in 55.11 and Ray Vose completed the race in 666th place in 1.04.24.

Well done to everyone who took part!


Team manager: Helena


Manchester Area Cross Country League Match 4

Saturday 13th January saw the fourth Manchester Area Cross Country League, held at Woodbank Park, Stockport. In ideal cross country conditions, 18 athletes turned out for St Helens Sutton AC.

The under 11 boys ran with the under 11 girls, covering the distance of 2.4km. Joseph Colley led the boys team home in 28th place in 12.48, closely followed by Will Vose who finished in 30th place in 13.00. Liam Johnson brought the boys team home in 33rd place in 13.06. Packed together nicely, the boy’s team were placed 8th overall- well done boys!

Under 11 boys (1)

For the girl’s team: Daisy Ward finished in 35th place in 13.30. Next in for the girls was Poppy Handley-Hicking who finished in 46th place in 14.04 and Chloe Leigh who finished 56th in 14.51. With such performances, the girls finished 15th as a team.

Under 11 girls (1)

Running in the under 13’s 3.1km cross country, Michael Dobson led the boy’s team home in 18th place in 12.59, followed by Rhys Hopkins in 20th (13.06) and Sam Mawdsley in 65th place in 16.52, meaning that the team finished 12th overall.

Jessica Bairstow represented the girls, she finished in 74th place in a time of 17.41.

Next up… the under 15 boys and girls 4.2km. Led home by Charlie Roberts in 17th place in 16.44, the team finished 5th overall. The team also consisted of Joe Byrne and Michael Brussels; Joe finishing in 22nd in 17.27 and Michael finishing 29th in 17.45. Completing the boys team, Michael Duffy finished in 36th place in 21.42.

Solo under 15 girl, Alyx Bridge completed the cross country course in 24th place in 21.18.

In the senior ladies 8.4km race, Gemma Connolly finished 2nd in a time of 34.27 whilst Rachel McGoldrick finished 59th in 41.28.

Ian Roberts was the only senior man competing for the club in the 10.4km cross country, however, he finished in 249th place in a time of 51.11.

Well done to everyone who competed!

Next league match: Saturday 13th February @ Wythenshawe Park!

Team Manager: Helena