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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!

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YDL Lower Match 1 – Oldham

Saturday 23rd April saw the first Youth Development League which was held at Oldham. There were 21 athletes competing for the club and 32 pb’s were achieved. The club finished 1st overall!!
Under 15 boy, Luca Noonan, competed on the track for his first time. He competed in the discus and achieved a best throw of 16.09m, he also ran 13.7 for the 100m and threw the shot putt 6.70m.
James Moran ran 13.9 for the 100m and 28.6 for the 200m which was a pb. He achieved another pb in the long jump with a jump of 4.09m.
Nathan Harrison got pb’s in the shot (6.43m) and the 300m (51.1). He also competed in the high jump reaching 1.30m.
Liam Houghton got a pb in his 800m with a time of 2.58.3 and another in the javelin, with a throw of 5.17m.
Michael Farr ran 26.7 in the 200m.
Michael Brussels ran 5.13.7 in the 1500m and threw the discus 13.83m to get a pb. Michael got a second pb in the javelin, throwing 9.35m.
Charlie Roberts ran 2.28.2 for the 800m and 43.9 for the 300m which was a new pb.
The 4x100m relay team consisted of Michael Farr, James Moran, Nathan Harrison and Luca Noonan (56.8) and for the 4x300m relay: Liam Houghton, Charlie Roberts, Michael Brussels and Michael Farr (3.13.2).

Codi Wills competed in the under 15 girls 100m to finish in 14.4 and finished in 29.6 in the 200m. She got pb’s in both of her events.
Cody Rigby also competed in the 100m and 200m finishing in 14.6 and 30.8, this meant that she equalled her pb.
Lucy Price ran in the 800m to finish in 3.00.0 and then got a pb in the 300m with a time of 52.2.
Alyx Bridge got a pb in her 300m finishing in59.6 and ran 3.04 for the 800m.
The 4x100m team included: Cody Rigby, Lucy Price, Alyx Bridge and Codi Wills (61.7).

The under 13 boys 200m saw Michael Dobson finish in 32.3, 2.38.1 for the 800m and jumped 3.49m in the long jump to achieve a pb.
Max Harrison got pb’s in the 100m and 200m finishing in 18.2 and 36.0. He also jumped 3.49m in the long jump.

For the under 13 girls; Lauren Taylor ran 11.1 for the 75m which was a pb. She also competed in the 150m to finish in 23.4.
Niamh Abbott ran 11.6 in the 75m (pb) and 23.8 in the 150m. Niamh also competed in the long jump to achieve a pb with 3.30m.
Elizabeth Greenall jumped 4.82m in the long jump, achieved a pb in the shot with a throw of 6.40m and got her second pb of the day in the 70mHurdles finishing in 13.1.
Shana Rigby ran 3.06.0 for the 800m which was a pb.
Hollie Brussels ran 2.56.6 for the 800m (pb) and threw the javelin 10.09m (pb).
Lucy Bridge ran 5.06.5 for the 1200m which was a pb.
Celine Virton threw the javelin 14.23m (pb) and threw the shot 5.80m. She got a pb in the 75m with a time of 11.3.
Holly Scott ran 11.2 for the 75m which was a pb.
The relay included: Celine Virton, Elizabeth Greenall, Niamh Abbott and Lauren Taylor (61.2).

Next meeting held at Colwyn Bay on Saturday 21st May!
Team manager- Helena.

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Manchester Marathon

Huge congratulations to GEMMA CONNOLLY who finished 4th in the Manchester Marathon today in a time of 2 hours 53.28. Also to Luke Towers, Gary Oldham, Karen Harrison and Colette Flaherty.  Full Results

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Cheshire League Match 1 – Bebington

Sunday 10th April 2016 saw the first Cheshire League meeting of the season. There were 18 young athletes representing St Helens Sutton, whom all ran excellent! The first meeting was held at The Oval, Wirral. The conditions for the competition were idyllic and 29 personal bests were achieved- alongside several seasonal bests.
Michael Brussels ran in the 200m to get a new pb of 32.6 and also ran in the 1500m to finish in 5:27:8. Charlie Roberts ran 28.4 in the 200m and 5:59:3 in the 1500m. Hollie Brussels threw the discus 9.10m to achieve a pb and ran 3:03 for the 800m which was another pb! Twin brothers Max and Charlie Young both competed on the track for their first times. Max ran 37:0 for the 200m and 3:13:4 in the 800m and Charlie Ran 36:7 in the 200m and 3:13:5 for the 800m. Both boys set their personal bests in this event. Michael Farr ran for the first time and achieved a pb in the 200m with a time of 27.4 and John Dancer ran in his first track race, competing in the 75m to finish in 14:6 (pb) and 2:39:2 for the 600m (pb). Olivia Byrom ran 12:0 for the 75m and 2:12 for the 600m- achieving pb’s in both events. Adam Beardsworth competed for the first time and finished in 30:2 for the 200m (pb) and 2:44:7 for the 800m (pb). Celine Virton ran 16:0 for the 100m which was a pb and also threw the discus to get a pb of 15.60m. Thomas Laundry competed for his first time and got pb’s in both of his events: 12:8 for the 75m and he threw the soft javelin. Lucy Bridge achieved a pb in the 800m with a time of 3:03:6 and Alyx Bridge finished with a pb in the 1500m- finishing in 6:32:0. Peter Davies threw the discus 8.26m which was a new pb and Michael Dobson ran 2:31:9 in the 800m; also achieving a personal best. Niamh Abbott ran 16:0 for the 100m (pb) and achieved another pb in the long jump with 3.49m. Jacob Roberts achieved 2 pb’s, one in his 75m with a time of 12:7 and another in the long jump: 3.90m. Elizabeth Greenall got a pb in the 100m with 15:4 and jumped 4.17m in the long jump (pb).

Well done to everyone who competed and many thanks to the officials.
Next track meeting: YDL Lower (U13/15) Saturday 23rd April at Oldham (SEE HELENA).

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Hale 5

A baker’s dozen of Sutton athletes competed in the Hale Village Five, one of our Grand Prix competitions.  Gemma Connolly was third lady in 30.25, twenty seventh overall and seven places behind Andy Wilson who was first home for the club in 29.50.
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Other finishers, some with personal or seasonal bests were Rachael Bessley (36.46), Julia Shuker (37.25), Carol Stanley (42.05), Catherine Leather (44.11), Karen Harrison (44.41), Shaun Ashcroft (46.04), Louise Hill (61.30), Kay Wilcock (65.18), Clare Brown (65.18) and Jane Makin (68.23).
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Liverpool Half Marathon

A bunch of five athletes ran in Liverpool on a perfect day for running, if anything it got a little too warm running back toward Liverpool down the prom. Gemma Connolly (1st Senior Female, 1:21:23) managed to win the open race despite being a little disappointed with her time, putting it down to heavy training. Barry Graney (58th V45, 1:36:07) also ran much slower than he would have liked, for exactly the opposite reason. Peter Code (62nd V50, 1:47:55) was next home, followed by Collette Flaherty (77th V40, 1:58:47) finishing well under the two hour mark with Linda White (32nd V50, 2:01:47) completing the turn out.

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23rd Stuttgart-Lauf 2016


Our twin town in Germany, the city of Stuttgart, would like to welcome St Helens runners to their 23rd festival of running, incorporating the Stuttgart 7KM and Half Marathon on the weekend 18/19th June.

You would need to find the cost of your flights and some food but the city of Stuttgart will meet accommodation and entry fees for up to 3 runners (see link below).  If you are interested in applying for a place, please email  by Monday 18th April.

If there are more than 3 applications a draw will take place.

Stuttgart Run 2016

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St Helens 10k


Now in it’s sixth year the 10k race that takes runners from Langtree Park to North road and back drew over twenty club runners.  A challenging 10k that has the runners effectively climb the North road hill 4 times saw a cold start while the runners prepared, but once underway the day was a good one for running.

Steve Anders (4th, 34:56) was first back for the club in fourth position overall, with John Greenall (33rd, 38:00) and Ian Hayburn (41st, 38:48) following him in. Kevin Cunningham (72nd, 40:39) led Ian White (117th, 42:37) and Christopher Coatsworth (175th, 44:43) home.


Samantha Price (189th, 45:02) was first lady back for the club, with Rachel Beesley (264th, 46:43) and Leon Hill (310th, 47:50) next home.  Rachel Wilcock (362nd, 48:53), Julia Shuker (381st, 49:20) and Chris Paton (667th, 54:08) all came home with good times on a hard course.  Finishing well inside the hour mark were Karen Harrison (819th, 56:32), Collette Flaherty (919th, 58:05) and Shaun Ashcroft (968th, 58:52).

Jane Ashcroft (1246th, 64:51) lost a few seconds looking around, followed in by  Carol Stanley (1506th, 71:49), Jane Makin (1584th, 75:44), Stacey Gardner (1629th, 79:10), Louise Hill (1630th, 79:23) and Lorraine Kelly-Swan (1698th, 95:19).



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Anglesey Half Marathon


Ian Pass competed in this undulating and scenic half from the Menai suspension bridge to Beaumaris castle and back. On his return to racing after a couple of years out with injury, Ian was pleased to finish as 15th MV40 in 1:35:52.



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Sales Harriers Open Meeting

Daniel Lamb and Darren Scott both competed at the Sale Harriers Open Meeting at Sportscity. Daniel won his 60m heat in 7.36 (PB) and jumped 5.55m in the long jump. Darren won his 60m heat in 7.33 and his 200m heat in 22.98.