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March  2010


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.

At Liverpool Julia Eccleston (10 F35+, 01:40:34) led a trio of runners home, followed by  Dave Hampson (31 M45+,01:33:34) and Alan Mcnally (20 M45+, 01:28:41).

Wilmslow Results  Liverpool Results

John Ashcroft.

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.
Returning from winter injury Steve Tate took part in the Fleet Half Marathon on Sunday 21st March 2010 finishing in  90.13 (25th V45).

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 : 20th March.

Matt Crehan (72nd, 25.49) and John Ashcroft (116, 26.28) had good runs in the Senior boys race. Jamie White (143, 21.09)  ran well in the intermediate boys race. Rachel Woosey (183, 11.28) ran in the junior girls race, coming home fourth counter for the county while Natalie Garrity made the most of her late call to represent the County..

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.

Seven young athletes were selected to represent Merseyside in the Championships. As the Cross Country season draws to an end there were some very good performances.

The U13 girls had three representatives : Rosie Johnson 58th, Danielle Webb 121st and Rachel Woosey 137th. Merseyside team finished 11th overall.

The U15 boys saw Matty Shirling having a tough time recovering from a virus and having to pull out half way through the race.

The U17 men had John Ashcroft finishing first Merseyside counter in 37th place with an excellent run and Jamie White finishing a very good 162nd. Merseyside team finished 17th overall. Natalie Garrity ran in the U17 women's race.

Jake Healy and Steve Clague represented Merseyside in the U20 contest but Matt Crehan did not compete owing to illness..

Well done to all who were selected and we look forward to the Last race of the season this Saturday being the English Schools at Heaton Park Manchester.  Young Athletes selected for this race are: Jamie White, John Ashcroft, Matt Shirling, Rachel Woosey and Natalie Garrity while Matt Crehan represents Greater Manchester. There are no year 7s in the English Schools so Rosie and Danielle must wait until 2011!!

Club representatives and Team Manager on the day were Ray Vose, Sue Clague, Lynn and Adrian Webb.

Haigh Hall Relays, Wigan : 13th March.

On a cold and blustery afternoon the Senior Men took part in the local Haigh Hall 4 man relays. With the team led by Ian Costello (22.50) on leg1,coming home in 10th place followed by Mark Davies (24.09) gaining a place into 9th, capt Pete .Johnson (24.50) retained 9th spot with Dennis Wharton (25.41) unfortunately slipping out of the top ten to finish the team in 11th out of a turnout of 25 teams.

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 200 (28.3).
Daniel Elston
won silver (1200 - 4.18.7) and bronze (3.97 - long jump).

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.  
Runners must enter the Open race as individuals. Entries for the Merseyside Championships must be made before the race.


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. 
Results     (Scoring for Juniors not yet completed)

Merseyside County AA Track & Field Champs

Entries are now open for this event - forms below

Men     Women

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.