Wigan Open Meeting 28 March
Eighteen club athletes had an early season workout competing at Wigan.
Our U9 girls were Chloe Hill 600m 2.53.3 and Rose Dyer (75 - 15.5 and 600 3.01.9).
The U11's were Hanna Seabrook (75. 13.6 ; 600 2.29.4 and LJ 2.97), Tia Carson (75. 14.3; 600 2.37.1; LJ 2.51) and Megan Unsworth (75 16.5; LJ 1.96) Dean Guest was the only U11 Boy (75 - 12.8 and 600 2.25.1).
There were a trio of U13 Boys - Jonathan Causer (1500 5.54.3) Daniel Elston (800 2.43.4;, LJ 3.70) and Jamie Dinnarr (SP 7.04 and LJ 3.87) while Rosie Johnson recorded 4.09.4 (1200) in the U13 Girls category.
For the U15's Taylor-Caton-Hand (100m 13.4 & LJ 4.75) and twins Rachel and Maria McGoldrick contested the 1500 recording 5.41.7 and 5.50.7 respectively.
Michael Causer's first U17 competition saw him record 11.6 (100) while Tricia Spark threw the hammer 31.20 and putt the shot (8.09 pb).
For the seniors Aaron Brooks (100m 11.9 and LJ 5.57) staked his claim for a place in the League team, as did Michael Hughes (HT 29.80; DT 22.58 and SP 8.44). Heather Drillingcourt set a pb in the 100 (12.9) and maintained her early season long jump standard with 4.63m. Information From Colin Spark.
Wilmslow and Liverpool Half Marathons: 28 March
A windy day greeted seven Sutton athletes who put in some great performances.
Fastest time of the day was recorded at Wilmslow with Gemma
Connolly (6 FS, 01:19:52) narrowly missing a pb by one second.
Next home, with back to back half marathons, was
Steve Tate (35 M45+, 01:30:38) then Martin Howard (182 M40+,
01:44:21) and Cherryl Orrick (64 F35+, 01:55:40)
completing the turnout.
Congratulations and good luck to John Ashcroft who has been selected to represent the North West in the London 'mini' (3mile) Marathon on April 25th.
Fleet Half Marathon
: 21st March.
North West Road Relays - Manchester 20 March
The Senior Ladies continued their tradition of fielding a team in the Northern Six Stage Road Relays finishing 25th on a sunny day at Wythenshawe Park (sun in Manchester who would have thought it!). The team comprised of Gemma Connolly who took on the first leg and came back in 9th position (17.38) before handing over to Julia Eccleston who "ran faster than I have done since this time last year" and held on well to finish in 17th position (21.44). Rosie O'Hagan completed the third leg in 23.36 to pass over to Cheryl Orrick on fourth leg in 22nd position. Cheryl ran well despite a tight hamstring (I hope it's better for Wilmslow on Sunday) and came home in 24th position (23.51) before Chris Dempsey ran the penultimate leg (24.11 25th place). Pam Appleton brought the team home on the sixth and final leg of the day, maintaining Chris' 25th place (24.06) despite in her words, being "an old crock". Thanks for turning out Pam despite the injury and allergic reaction and a big well done to everyone who ran on the day and allowed the team to uphold the tradition. Report from Gemma Connolly. Results
English Schools, Heaton Park, Manchester :
North West and Welsh Colleges Indoor Championships - Deeside 17 March
Heather Drillingcourt and Josie Barrow represented Winstanley College at Deeside. Heather won the 60m, in 8.1 (new club record) and set a pb 4.71 in the long jump. Josie took part in the heats of the 60m and cleared l.50 in the high jump for second place.
Inter Counties Cross Country Champs,
Cofton Park, Birmingham : 13th March.
Jake Healy and Steve Clague represented Merseyside in the
U20 contest but Matt Crehan did not compete owing to
British Universities Indoor Championships - Sheffield. 13/14th March
Thaddeus Anim Somuah recorded 7.29 in the 60m (second in his heat), 22.87 to qualify for the semifinal of the 200 and 22.90 in the semifinal
Blackpool Open Meeting 14th March
Taylor Caton-Hand (100 - 13.5) and (19.21 - Discus)
competed for the U15s. Bethany Baxter tackled the 100 (14.0) and
Michael Hughes contested three throws recording Hammer (28.45 -5th), Discus (21.39 (11th) and Shot 8.16 (9th).
Weekend Round up 7th March
Mark Davies came home in the top twenty of his category, 48th overall (40.25) at the Farndon 10k near Wrexham.. Rumours that he would have gone faster had he not been handing out Ray Vose's campaign leaflets are thought to be unfounded.
Gemma Connelly continued her recent good form by winning this popular local race. Gemma was first woman home in 66th place overall (37.07).
Indoors: Thaddeus Anim Somuah recorded 7.22 at Sports City, Aaron Brooks making his debut with 7.80. Heather Drillingcourt recorded 8.16 (a new U20 indoor record) to win her heat, then immediately followed it with ninth place in the long jump (4.40).
Presentation Evening, Rainhill Club and Sports Lounge : Friday 5th March The presentation evening was held in a new venue this year, a good find and a popular one given the increased attendance. The evening is primarily a social event that includes the presentation of awards for last year's competitions. Congratulations to all winners of trophies and medals, a full list of winners will follow.
As well as the presentations there was a lively Disco (thanks Danny) and even livelier dancing, from all ages! It was a great night and the event made a good profit. A big thanks to everybody who came, bought raffle tickets, played the whiskey bottle game and placed bids in the auction. We managed to raise £471 which will be used to promote the Club to new Members and also raise the profile of the Club. Every penny will be used wisely. A big thanks also to Sue and Lynn who spent many hours, at late notice, organising the event and everyone else who helped on the night. It was good to see so many people turn up and enjoy themselves. Training on Saturday was a difficult task for all!! It is planned to hold another evening in the summer so please look out for the notices and support your Club. Thanks again for everyone's support.
Merseyside County Fell Running Championship
The Merseyside County Fell Running Championship will be held within the Rivington Pike Fell Race on Saturday, April 3rd at 3.00pm.
As last year, the
organizers are only taking entries on the day in the Crown Hotel, Horwich.
Leo Carroll will take Merseyside entries on the day £2 per runner.
Medals will be awarded as follows: First 3 Men and first three women .
Teams: Up to two teams entered - 1st team, three teams entered - 1st and 2nd teams, more than three teams entered -1st, 2nd and 3rd teams.
The Inter Counties Fell Race will be held in conjunction with the Llety Fell Race, Denbighshire, on Saturday, May 22nd at 2.30pm. Selection will be initially be based on participation in the Championships and the Parbold Hill Race. Athletes unable to take part in either of these races but wish to represent the county should let Leo Carroll know as soon as possible.
Seniors' Training Schedule
Further to the Senior runners meeting in January and the decision to refocus the training groups, the following schedule will be running for March & April. Seniors Training Schedule Mar-May Thanks to Ian White for producing this schedule.
The group is open to Men and Women of all standards as sessions based on time, not pace. Meet at club house 6.30, training starts at 6.45.
Sutton Cross Country Internal Club Championship:
Congratulations to Ian White and Gemma Connnely for winning
this year's competition.
Merseyside County AA Track & Field Champs
Entries are now open for this event - forms below
Track and Field Senior Competition Rule Changes: 2010
A new rule governing false starts will be introduced with effect from 1 April. In essence, the new rule imposes an immediate disqualification for any athlete who commits a false start and applies to senior competition only. It does not apply to other age groups.
Change of Venue
There has been a change of venue for the YAL match scheduled for 20 June. This will now take place at Sportcity, not Bebington.