Casey (29) consolidating her lead in the club championship supported by
Juila Eccleston (44), Chris Dempsey (50) and Cecilia Fitzsimons (53)
making an early but welcome return from injury. The team was eighth overall.
Chris & Cecilia led Pam Appleton (62) and Margaret Hunter-Frackelton
(76) into sixth place in the vets team competition. Lisa Bluett made
her long delayed return to cross-country running in 64th place. After
this 400's should be easy.|
1K Hill (Trafford) 19.30; 2 A Bartley (Warrington)
19.47; 3 M Boleman (Sale) 20.10: 29 L Casey 23.44; 44 J Eccleston 25.46; 50 C Dempsey 26.06; 53 C Fitzsimons
26.27; 62 P Appleton 27.33; 64 L Bluett 27.49; 76 Margaret Hunter-Frackelton
31.32: Teams: Macclesfield 54; 2 Altrincham 56; 3 Sale H 56; 4 Trafford 101; 5
Belle Vue 130; 6 East Cheshire 131; 7 Stockport 147; 8 St Helens-Sutton 176; 9
Middleton 215: Vets: 1 Macclesfield 28; 2 Altrincham 38; 3 Sale Harriers
68; 4 Stockport 108; 5 Middleton 131; 6 St Helens-Sutton 152. 79 finishers
League Races :November 15
Dave Forrester won the Manchester & District League at
Macclesfield, finishing 11 seconds clear of the field while Laura
Davenport's 11th place in the North Staffs League on Stafford
Common was enough to steer Staffs Uni into second place in the team
race. The team has high hopes for the BUSF title in 2004
North West Sportshall League : 16 November 2003
The club lie second in the under 11 girls' category
following an impressive victory over Wattington at Widnes. Katy Waterworth
won the individual chest push, Zoe Woodward was under a minute in the
4 lap, Laura Crook scored a trio of wins and Heather Drillingcourt
won two events. Lauren Hyde and Louise Hayes were in the top three
while Lucy Waterworth performed well in the chest push & 2 lap.
Andrew Hutchinson notched up 27 points with three
top six placings, Vicky Johnson amassed 48 in the throws and jumps while
our sextet of under 13 boys, (Graeme Morley, Adam Taft, Lee Taft, Ben Clough,
Mike Ehlen and Anthony Marsh) took seven first places between them to defeat
Stafford by 13 points.
The girls are 13th overall
and the lads 14th after three rounds, the under 11 girls 13.5 points behind
Crewe & Nantwich and the under 13 Boys19.5 points adrift of West Cheshire in
their age group. Results
Reebok Challenge Sefton Park, November 22
In a combined race involving several League and Challenge
competitors the initial results from UK Athletics show the overall finishing
position of our athletes who took part. Dave Forrester was 24th in 9.24,
under 13's Ben Clough & Mike Ehlen were 25th and 30th in 10.38 and
10.45 respectively. Sara McLoughlin & Kim Bridge took 49th and 55th
places in 12.00 and 12.09. Congratulations to all and to those who supported
including John Irwin and Mrs Ehlen.
Liverpool & District League: November 22
The L&D continues to go from bad to worse with the senior
men's race starting up to four minutes early, leaving several
athletes struggling to make the start line on time. Chris
Geraghty and Steve Mayers led the club home supported by Greg
Williams, Barry "I missed the start" Graney, Ian White,
Ian Hayburn, Ray Vose and Phil Robinson. The
team took fifth place and are third overall with one match to go. Although the senior men's race remain vaguely
attractive the purpose of the L&D appears to have evaporated and, for younger
age groups at least, there are other more relevant competitions which the
Committee will be considering.
Results: 1 R Burney (Liv) 31.29; 2 P McGlory (Liv) 32.05;
3 B Murphy (Liv n/s) 32.33: 20 Chris Geraghty 34.52; 21 Steve Mayers 34.55; 35
Gregory Williams 36.11; 51 Barry Graney 37.08; 65 Ian White 38.44: 73 Ian Hayburn
39.22: 99 Ray Vose 42.30; 125 Phil Robinson 44.43. 142 finishers. Teams: Liverpool 32; Wirral
123; 3 West Cheshire 214; LPS 228; 5 St Helens-Sutton 265; 6 Liverpool RC 228.
Aggregate: 1 Liverpool 106; 2 Wirral 217; 3 St Helens-Sutton 418; 4 LPS 514;
5 West Cheshire 554; 6 Liverpool R C 584.
Inter-Town Sports Hall Meeting : Wigan 22 November
Team managers Joe Ehlen, Roseanne Hutchinson, Julia Hayes
and Liz Devine report a successful day with the girls finishing second and the
boys third overall. Full details when known.
Salford Ladies' 5 : Swinton 30 November
Louise Casey and Zoe Strong led the way as
the club collected six prizes at the popular Salford 5. Louise was ninth,
Zoe 12th, Julia Eccleston 22nd & Pam Appleton 34th
as the team closed in just five points behind Wilmslow Running Club.
Pam collected the prize as the first over 50 to finish. Toni
Garnett had a splendid run in 40th place, Dorothy Fairhurst just got
the better of Margaret Hunter-Frackelton while Jean Dearing and
Janice Lawson ran together to finish in 49.03. Sue Howarth
crossed the line with Janet McCormack in a much improved 54.04.
The supporters' club were out in force including team
manager, Phil Thomas, John Appleton, Ally Young, Steve
Eccleston and offspring (all of whom circulated the road race leaflets),
Mike Dearing, David Bailey and Frank. It was superb to see so many Sutton vests pounding towards the
1 Jayne Knowles (Altrincham) 29.57; 2 Liz Proctor (Bolton) 31.08; 3 Suzanne
Budgett 33.30. 9 Louise Casey 36.13; 12 Zoe Strong 36.39; 22 Julia Eccleston
39.57; 34 Pam Appleton 41.18; 40Toni Garnett 42.04; 89 Dorothy Fairhurst 47.19;
94 Margaret Hunter-Frackelton 47.48; 104 Jean Dearing 49.03; 105 Janet Lawson
49.03; 140 Susan Howarth 54.04; 141 Janet McCormack 54.04: 170 finishers:
Teams: Wilmslow 62; 2 St Helens-Sutton 67; 3 Oldham & Royton 101; 4
Manchester 158; 5 Swinton 162; 6 Bolton 185; 7 Belle Vue Racers 230; 8 Stockport
234; 9 Winston Runners; 10 Hyde Village Striders 320.
"Over the Bales" Meeting: Crossford Bridge 30
The under 11 girls' squad produced the good when it
mattered claiming third spot against tough opposition at Sale. Counters
Zoe Woodward, Laura Crook, Joanne Sturgeon and Sammi Gaines scored 71 points
with support coming from the dependable Katie Jolley. Louise Hayes was a
creditable 19th in the under 9 race.
A trio of under 13 Boys assessed their fitness Ben
Clough, Mike Ehlen and Steve Clague all benefiting from their first
real competition of the season. The pre and post Christmas schedules have now
been drawn up for the assault on retention of the county championship title.Results:
U9 Girls:19 Louise Hayes 6.54; U11 Girls:
8 Zoe Woodward 6.56; 11 Laura Crook 6.59; 13 Joanne Sturgeon 7.02; 39 Sammi
Gaines 7.55; 49 Katie Jolley
3 St Helens-Sutton 71. U13 Boys:
7 Ben Cough 9.46; 8 Mike Ehlen 9.48; 24 Steve Clague 11.51.