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November Results 2005

Primary Schools Regional Sports Hall Final - Sports City 28 November

St Helens won the regional girls final and the boys' team were second - an excellent tribute to the hard work put in by Joe Ehlen, Andy Drillingcourt, Carl Bibby, John Irwin plus the excellent team management skills of Caroline Morley & all those who haven't been mentioned but who helped to make this year's town event the most successful in history. Congratulations to athletes and helpers alike.

Salford Ladies' 5m - Swinton. - 28 November.

Chris Dempsey and Christine Dickinson each ran two minutes faster than last year to finish 25th (38.52) and 41st (40.26). Dorothy Fairhurst (47.57 - 63rd) wasn't quicker than last year but collected a prize as the second fastest lady over 60.  Results

Liverpool & District League - Sefton Park - 27 November

Fifteen senior men turned out in the League race - our largest for some while - and, while we do not know where we finished in the L&D itself (as it was combined with several other Leagues and the UK Cross Challenge race) we can place the lads in their finishing order thanks to marc laithwaite.

 Matt Cullen was first home ninth in 34.42, Tony Smith (35.05-11th) just edged Steve Mayers (35.08-13th) while Marc Laithwaite (35.29- 16th) was closely followed by Tom Griffiths (35.36-20th). Ian White (36.58- 32nd) anchored the counting six. John Appleton demonstrated the strength of our junior with 37.30 (42nd), fifteen seconds ahead of Carl Parry(45th). Captain Ian Hayburn was next 38.31- 51st, Ray Vose (41.30 -60th), Rob Marsh (41.30 -78th), Julian Corfe (41.54 - 81st) and Billy Mousdale (42.27-87th), Jay Ellis (46.15-116th) and Nick Bennett (46.16-117th). A magnificent turn out.

Initial analysis indicates that St Helens-Sutton defeated Wirral A C by three points to grab second spot behind Liverpool with LPS fourth. Full results as soon as possible.   L&D Results  

Gill Laithwaite (formerly Bacon) and Julia Eccleston contested the ladies' race recording 25.35(45th) and 29.38 (87th) respectively while amongst the youngsters Andy McDonagh was 44th in 10.12.

UKA Report                Cross Challenge Race Results


Indoor Meeting - Sheffield. 27 November

Craig Knight and Luke Williams both set indoor records in the 60 metres at Sheffield. Craig lowered his previous best by 0.3 secs to 7.35 while Luke recorded 7.80. Luke also competed in the long jump, leaping one centimetre over the five metres mark.

Sports Hall League: Robin Park, Wigan:21 November

The under 11 Girls team scored a 16 points victory over Stockport to move into fifth place in the League and, with a full turn out next time, should qualify for the finals. There were victories for Chelsea Jarvis, Liane Bibby, Danielle McGifford, Rose Hindley, Alice Pike, Amanda Payton and points scoring performances from Sally Shacklady and Amy Shaw. In addition, Louise Hayes, Lucy Renshaw, Paige Meehan, Daniella Lawson, Natasha Lee, Elisha Kane and Olivia McMurray competed as non-counters for a massive 15 girl turn out.

Eleven under 13 Girls turned out with wins for Laura Crook, Sam Fraser and Lauren Bradshaw. Heather Drillingcourt, Lauren Sanders, Jemma Shaw and Katie Waterworth each took runners' up spots while Natasha Le Surf was third in the sprint and part of the winning relay team. Supporting performances came from Emily Dickinson, Natalie Bannister and Lucy Waterworth. The team finished ahead of Halton & Frodsham by three points. The  team lies sixth but are being pressed by three other clubs so a maximum turn out is required for round four.

Daniel Hughes was our under 13 Boys' team scoring 34pts with a win and two seconds while Mike Ehlen and Anthony Marsh finished second to Stockport in the Under 15 contest with six wins & two seconds. The duo are almost certain to qualify for the final in fourth place.

The under 11 Boys trio of Andy Harvey, Matthew Grove and Michael Causer pulled off five wins, two seconds, a third and an equal fourth to finish fourth on the day. The final match takes place on Sunday 29 January at 12 noon when we meet Stockport, SouthportWaterloo, Sale and Vale Royal. Let's have a full turn out. Results

Road Running Round Up:20/21 November:

Trevor Prescott was the first over 70 to finish in the Gill Pimblott Memorial Trail Race held at Astley. Trevor, who began racing in the 1950's, recorded 28.58. On Sunday Carl Parry recorded 58.23 to finish 21st in the Preston 10.

North West Women's League/ Manchester & District Leagues : Macclesfield 20 November

Nine senior ladies (including two veterans' teams) competed in the second League match at Macclesfield. Club Captain Julia Eccleston was delighted with the turn out (even though she was the only non-veteran), leading the club home in 20th place (23.32) with support from Sue O'Hanlon (35th: 25.26), Chris Dempsey (36th: 25.40), Karen Jarvis (59th: 27.10), Chris Dickinson (61st: 27.25), Pam Appleton (63rd: 27.37), Cecilia Fitzsimons (65: 27.53), Pauline Picton (83rd: 32.17) and Janet Holmes (85th: 32.54).

The team was sixth on the day, defeating Trafford, East Cheshire, Middleton, Manchester YMCA and Manchester Harriers. They now lie seventh overall but with teams often failing to turn out for the final match there's still an outside chance of medals. The veterans' team was  third on the day and now lie fourth overall.

In the under 13's Jemma Shaw was sixth (10.44) and is fifth overall going into the final match. The team were fourth on the day but move up into second overall and, with 57 points to spare over Macclesfield should pick up silver medals if they can get a team out at Boggart Hole Clough on December 3rd. Support came from Heather Drillingcourt (15th: 11.28), Heather Leyland (20th: 11.36); Louise Hayes (34th: 12.31) and Emily Dickinson (40th: 14.46).

Many thanks to all who took part, parents for support and transport, John Irwin, Julia Hayes and Julia Eccleston for team management duties. Let's have a good turn out on December 3rd.  Results:

In the M&D League Jake Healy was ninth in a time of 14.10 and Adam Fackey 19th in 15.28 for the 4200m course. The under 13's ran 3000m with John Ashcroft (8th:10.08), Jamie White (9th 10.14) and Daniel Hughes (10th: 10.23). Excellent packing which augers well for the county championships in January.

National Cross Country Relays : Mansfield 12 November:

The club made its long awaited debut in the chaos of Mansfield where the pre-race administration by the organisers produced a record number of "non declared" athletes and numerous errors in team running orders and results. The gigantic cock-up reinforced the importance of arriving a minimum of one hour before the race time both to allow for traffic conditions and the difficulty of locating the team management on the day. Over 2500 athletes had been entered which, given a similar number of spectators, means at least fifteen minutes needs to be factored in for travelling time.

The under 13 boys ran well John Ashcroft 7.30(25), Jamie White 7.41 (20) and Daniel Hughes 7.52 (23) the first Merseyside team to finish. The two under 13 girls' teams were closely matched Joanne Sturgeon 8.39(54), Jemma Shaw 7.49 (21) and Heather Drillingcourt 8.35 (21) comprising the team with Lauren Bradshaw 8.41(61), Heather Leyland 8.56 (57) and Louise Hayes 9.12 (58) making up the B team.

Jake Healy 7.10(44), Andy McDonagh 6.52 (26) and Adam Fackey 7.37 (32) provided a good marker for future years.

The senior ladies team of Julia Eccleston 12.35(76), Sue O'Hanlon 13.23(69), Karen Jarvis 14.27 (68) were supported by Chris Dickinson 14.22(93) and Cecilia Fitzsimons, who was given 13.06 in 77th place.

Many thanks to all those who provided transport, Julia Hayes for acting as an harassed team manager and everyone who attended our first National Cross Country relays. We've learned a lot of lessons from which we can benefit in future years. Results