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.
Yes I know, it’s been a while coming!
After 15 years of running the original club website the effort needed to do so has become more and more time consuming. The old package it was developed in became harder to keep running and website hosts who would host the old style site became increasingly harder to find.
So after a while of trying to develop this while keeping the old site upto date (which wasn’t possible) I decided to concentrate on moving over to the new site (you might have noticed the lack of news on the original site!) I have been keeping this site up to date during the development so there shouldn’t be a gap between new and old and of course all that history is still there on the original site for you to search.
This new platform should be easier for others to share the task of updating stories, records etc… so if you’d like to see something on the site or volunteer to help please get in touch! Please feel free to send in any news items or performances that we’ve missed.
There’s no excuse for not getting involved – we have arranged not one but two club championships to focus your choice of all the races available out there. The first of these is the St Helens 10k on March 6th – enter now!
More details St Helens Sutton AC Competitions
Several of the road races are also part of the Merseyside Grand Prix which also start with the above race. As with our championship there’s no additional charge for the series, just enter the race as an individual, list your club name and you’ll be included. Simple.
Saturday 27th February 2016 saw the English National Cross Country Championship held at Donnington Park. The conditions were ideal for cross country.
First off for the club was the junior women’s 6km race. Rachel McGoldrick finished in 66th place in 25:58.
Representing the under 13 boy’s in the 3km race; Michael Brussels ran superb to finish 216th in 15:08 and Charlie Roberts finished strong in 258th in 15:25. Both boys competed in their first National championships and gained experience from the race, well done!
Gemma Connolly ran in the senior women’s 8km championship, completing the race in 96th place in 35:21.
Steve Anders, Jake Healy, Andy O’Connor and Ian White all covered the distance of 12km in the senior men’s race. Steve finished in 680th place in 56.08 and Jake finished in 1294th place in 1:04:55 whilst Andy completed the race in 1330th in a time of 1:05:36 and Ian White finished in 1381st in 1:06:47.
Well done to those who travelled to represent the club in the National Championship. Hopefully all of the hard work from the cross country season will pay off in the track season this year!
Team manager- Helena.
Congratulations to all the participants in our intra-club Sportshall Competition on 23rd Feb for Under 11’s. They took part in a pentathlon with points awarded for 1 Lap, SpeedBounce, Chest Push, Standing Long Jump and 3 Lap. Winner of the girl’s comp was Niamh Abbott with Olivia Byrom 2nd and Beri Salihi 3rd. Callum Lynch was the winner for the boys, 2nd Jacob Roberts and 3rd place was shared by Edward Leach, Aaron Leach and William Harwood-Moss. Many thanks to the older athletes for judging and scoring ; Peter Davies, Celine Virton, Holly Scott, Elizabeth Greenall.
Saturday 13th February 2016 saw the fifth Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Wythenshawe Park. The conditions were very cold and wet underfoot.
For the under 11 boys and girls 2300m course, Michael Dobson finished 11th in 9.35 and Lucy bridge finished 39th in 11.30.
Representing the under 13 boys and girls in the 3225m race, Charlie Roberts finished 20th in 13.16 whereas Michael Brussels finished 23rd in 13.44. Running in his first cross country, Harley Chadwick finished 28th in 15.29 and Liam Houghton finished 29th in 15.31. The boys team finished 5th overall. Alyx Bridge finished 33rd for the girls in 16.54.
In the senior ladies 7500m race, Gemma Connolly finished 6th in 32.06 and Rachel McGoldrick finished 22nd in 34.14.
The senior men’s 9675m race saw Greg Williams finish 83rd in 40.53, Ian Costello finished 136th in 43.21 and Andy O’Connor finished in 226th in 48.06.
Well done to everyone who competed this season!
Hope to see more athletes competing over the cross country next season too!
Team manager- Helena.
Saturday 30th January 2016 saw the Northern cross country championships held at Witton Park, Blackburn. The conditions were very cold, wet and windy.
First off for the club was under 15 girl Lucy Price. She covered the distance of 4.2km and finished 168th in 25.51. Michael Brussels competed in the under 13 boys 3.1km race. He finished in 121st in 14.53 whilst Charlie Roberts finished 127th in 15.00. Rachel McGoldrick represented the under 20 ladies in the 5.5km race finishing 21st in 25.29.
Gemma Connolly ran in the senior ladies 7.7km race, she finished 53rd in 35.56.
For the senior men, Greg Williams finished the 12km race in 201st in 55.16, Andy O’Connor finished in 601st in 1.13.15 and Ian White finished in 616th in 1.14.21. Well done to all competitors!
Saturday 16th January 2016 saw the fourth Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Heaton Park. The conditions were icy cold. For the under 11 boys and girls 2830m race, Arron Leech finished 3rd in 11:51, Max Young completed the race in 35th place in 14:50 and Charlie Young finished in 40th place in 15:52. The boys team finished 7th overall. Meanwhile, Lucy Bridge finished 29th in 14:31.
Charlie Roberts led the under 13 boys home in 18th place in 13:36 and Michael Brussels finished in 20th place in 14:17. Also in the 3280m race was the under 13 girls; Amber Escoffery finished 24th in 15:41 and Alyx Bridge finished 35th in 17:09.
Greg Williams completed the senior men’s 9840m race in 69th place in 39.19 whilst Andy O’Connor finished 234th in 48.06 and Ian White finished 267th in 49.51.
Hopefully see everyone at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday 13th February for the last match of the season!
Team manager: Helena.
Merseyside Cross Country Championships at Arrowe Park, Cheshire Championships at Reaseheath. 9 January 2016.
Michael Dobson made his debut in the U11 Boys’ Merseyside race finishing 3rd in a time of 7:12. Max and Charlie Young also made their debuts in the Cheshire Championships finishing 41st in 11:58 and 43rd in 12:30 respectvely. Lucy Bridge finished 7th in 8:41 in the U11 Merseyside Girls’Championship.
Michael Brussels was 11th in the Merseyside U13 Boys’ event in 12:36, picking up the first unplaced medal award. Charlie Roberts finished in 14th in 12:43 and Liam Houghton 24th in 14:17. Michael and Charlie are amongst the reserves for the inter-counties.
Amber Escoffery and Alyx Bridge ran in the U13 girls’ race taking 21st in 14:47 and 27th in 15:57 respectively. Lucy Price was 22nd in the under 15 girls race in a time of 25:17. Leon Hill was fifteenth in the under 17 men’s race in 28.03.
Rachel McGoldrick was third U20 in the Cheshire event recording 24.15 and securing a place in the inter-counties. Gemma Connolly’s fourth place in the senior race in 27.07 also gained her a place in county team.
Greg Williams led the quartet of senior men home at Arrowe Park in 32nd place, followed by Ian Hayburn (69) playing the captain’s part, Ian Costello (73) making his Merseyside debut and Ian White (127) showing other seniors there was nothing to fear from the mud – and there was quite a bit of mud about.
Overall, there was a generally poor entry for the Merseyside championships prompting one prominent county official to comment about the senior men, ‘I think they must all be having their hair done today’ !!!!
Well done to all!
http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=147501 – Merseyside
http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=148170&pagenum=2 – Cheshire
Saturday 5th December 2015 saw the third Manchester Area Cross Country League held at Boggart Hole Clough. The conditions were extremely windy, muddy and wet. There were 5 representatives for the club, including: under 11 girl, Hollie Brussels. Hollie covered the distance of 2.4km and finished in 34th place in 13.02.
Charlie Roberts ran in the under 13 boys 3.3km race, alongside Michael Brussels. Charlie finished in 17th place in 14.48 and Michael finished in 18th place in 14.49.
For the under 15 girls, Lucy Price covered the distance of 4km and finished in 32nd place in 26.12.
Gemma Connolly represented the senior ladies and completed the 8.5km race in 5th place in 33.53.
Well done to everyone who competed for the club!
Next match: Heaton Park on Saturday 16th January 2016.
REMINDER- Merseyside Cross Country County Championships on Saturday 9th January 2016 at Arrowe Park (entries close before Christmas).