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                                                           August 2009

Trafford Young Athletes Medal Meeting 31 August

A number of the club's young athletes made the journey to Stretford and were rewarded with several of personal bests. Amongst those in attendance were Callum Baxter, Sally Ashton, Bethany Baxter, Chris Garrity, Shelby Jack, Daniel Elston, Thomas Taylor Caton-Hand, Jamie Dinnar, Liane Bibby and Patricia Spark. Many thanks to those who provided transport. Results.

Northern Inter-Counties Wigan 29 August

Four athletes represented Merseyside in the Inter-Counties Championships at Wigan. John Ashcroft took third place in the U17 800 in 2.02.13, Liane Bibby was similarly placed in the U17 javelin (32.73), Patricia Spark recorded 8.94 for fifth place in the shot putt while Sophie Rigby finished eighth in the rain soaked high jump with 1.45. In addition, Gary Ireland marked his first season by representing Merseyside in the hammer, throwing 32.39. Results:

Birchwood 10k 23 August

The quartet of Matt Crehan (54: 37.03), Jim Crehan (106: 39.29), Dennis Wharton (139: 40.52) and Ewan Dawick (381: 48.00) took fifteenth place in the team competition. John Skinley (406: 48.29) and Jane Ashcroft (841 : 67.58) also completed the course.

Trafford Grand Prix - Stretford 18 August

Four club athletes took part in this competition. Jake Healy ran 4.24.37, Jamie White 4.27.46 and Gemma Connolly 5.00.53 over 1500m while Liane Bibby threw the javelin 31.09.

Terry Davies Memorial Meeting. 16 August Warrington

Results from this meeting will be published as soon as they are available.

Granny's Bay 10 mile: 16 August.

Linda White (239 - 1.34.37) and Dorothy Fairhurst (154 - 1.40.59) both contested this event.

Debdale 7K Trail Race. 9 August

Matt Crehan won this race in 24.06 with Jimmy Crehan (27.34) finishing twelfth as second O55 vet.

Cheshire League - Widnes - Cheshire 9 August

Do you have a picture of the club's athletes in action? If so, please send them to Barry Graney at for inclusion on the website. Please note: the names of young athletes are not published in accordance with child protection guidelines.

As it was the National championship weekend, the middle of the holiday season and the Challenge Cup semi-final (on which "no comment") it was gratifying to note the club was able to field anyone for the Cheshire League match held at Widnes. Results (incomplete). 

National U17/U15 Championships - Bedford 8/9 August

Four of the club's competitors at the National Championships returned to training on Tuesday.

Tricia Spark set a personal best 37.95 to finish fourth in the U15 girls' hammer. Liane Bibby set a club record 35.77 for a new club U15  record in sixth place in the javelin. Sophie Rigby cleared 1.60 in the U17 high jump to take seventh spot. Chelsea Jarvis qualified for the U15 800m final winning her heat in 2.17.78 while John Ashcroft set a personal best 4.06.17 to qualify for tomorrow's U17 1500m final.

Confirmed results are that John finished eighth in a personal best 4.03.93 while Chelsea ran splendidly to collect the silver medal in a time of 2.15.79. Congratulations to both for reaching the National finals and performing so well.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2009.

The 2009 Annual General Meeting will be held at St Anne's Social Club, Monastery Lane, Sutton, on Monday 7 September at 7.30.p.m.

Nominations (with seconders) are invited for the following posts Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Six Ordinary Members and four senior captains. These should be placed on the nomination sheet in the clubhouse no later than Thursday 3 September 2009. Email nominations are not acceptable. In the event of posts not receiving any nominations they will be filled by co-option (which carries no voting rights).

Conditions of eligibility for voting at the AGM and for membership of the Committee are available from the Secretary.

Chris Dempsey : Secretary:

Trafford Grand Prix 4 August 2009

Half a dozen club athletes attended the Trafford Grand Prix. Ian Costello (2.07.9) was second in the 800m, Matt Shirling won his heat in 2.13.97 with Nathan Brown 2.16.84 third. Jamie Webb took sixth place in the 1500m (4.37.99), while Gemma Connolly recorded 10.28.4 in her second 3000 in as many days. Liane Bibby contested the javelin reaching 33.27m.

Northern League - Division 2 West - Blackpool - 2 August

In 2008 the club survived in division 2W by fourteen match points after tying on League points, thanks to a superb turn out and team display from everyone. In 2009, another superb turn out and team display saw the club retain its position in the division by one League point with 40 match points to spare. Match scores on the day were Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre 403; LPS 371.5; St Helens-Sutton 329; SouthportWaterloo 289.5; West Cheshire 270; Manx 289.5. Final positions for the season were Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre 22; West Cheshire 19; LPS 14; St Helens-Sutton 13; SouthportWaterloo 12; Manx 4.

Sophie Rigby set long jump records in the senior, junior and U17 age groups and a senior 100m hurdles record on her debut. Winners included Rob Brocklebank (high jump), Natalie Mullineux and Lucy Croft (discus), John Appleton (steeplechase B), Dave Forrester (800 and 1500), Ian Costello (5000 B) and John Ashcroft with his first sub two minute 800m while Thaddeus Anim Somuah was unlucky the judges hadn't been to Specsavers!

Ian Hayburn will be providing the full in depth report shortly but special mention should be made of Josie Barrow travelled to Blackpool to contest the pole vault - despite injury - and her parents, who transported the poles (in both directions) dashing off to get Josie into work in time for her 2 p.m. shift. Others who work on match days please take note!!! In addition, in the unavoidable absence of others, Jane Ashcroft (3000), Cheryl Orrick (800 and 400) and marathon runner Joanne Keogh (1500) all provided practical support to the team, despite their own initial misgivings and scored valuable points.

Officials on the day were Dave Morley (Track), Andy Drillingcourt, Tony Raffle, Natalie Mullineux, Colin Spark and George Mullineux (Field), all of whom were splendidly led by Roger McCall, while Dave Green stepped in as timekeeper at very short notice. Many thanks too to all those who offered to provide transport. Results