L&D Cross Country Arrowe Park, Wirral - 30 October.
Tom Griffiths, Ian Costello (followed by former Sutton runner Richard Farrah) and Steve Tate.
6 Senior athletes raced the Liverpool & District Cross Country - Race 1 at
Arrowe Park. The course was a mix of grass, trail and glorious mud on a
fairly flat fast 6 mile course, reversed from previous years. 1st home was
2nd Ian Costello (36) 36.19,
3rd Mark Davies (54) 38.05,
Cross Country Captain
Steve Tate (65) 38.58,
back to racing
Paul Kay (88) 40.48
6th Phil Robinson (117) 46.19,
completing the scoring team.
London Marathon Places - Final reminder.
Those members interested in the club's London marathon places should let Steve Tate know as soon as possible - the draw will be made at the end of this month..
Happy athletes at a recent Sportshall match.
There was an increased turn out for the second Sportshall meeting at Widnes. The U11 Girls' quartet of Isabella Halsall, Megan Park, Caitlin Young and Alex Bottomley scored 81 points to grab fourth place. They now head Liverpool and Warrington for sixth spot. There were no U13 girls but Bethany Baxter scored 30 points in the U15 age group. There were no U15 Boys but Daniel Elston kept the U13 Boys' flag flying with 34 points (one up on his previous score). The U11 quartet of Harvey Glover, Tom Morgan, Callum Wilson and David Barrow combined for a total of 75 points for fourth place and remain sixth overall ahead of SouthportWaterloo, Warrington, Handforth and Deeside. Team Manager: Colin Spark. Results Boys Girls
Manchester Area League Cross Country : Match 1, Heaton Park, Manchester - 23 October.
The young athletes competed in the first race of the series and showed that the
club is in good form. We had two teams in the under 13 girls race
Rosie, Danielle and Lucy 5th and Shannon, Adele and Lauren
13th well done girls. Next off were the under 13 boys, Adam
and Lewis ran well but had one short for the team .Under 15 girls
ran strongly and as a team to come 4th with Rachel, Rachel & Vickie
, finishing one after the other and Maria a few places back .Then came
the under 15 boys with only two runners we had no team, Matt and Paul
ran well, Matt running away from the field once again. The under 17 boys
came home in 1st place with Jamie White leading the team home in
4th followed by Jamie, Nathan and Dillon.
The Autumn weather brought heavy rains which helped produce a wet and very muddy
tough, well marshalled
10km 3 lap
course at Heaton Park, Manchester.
an injury ravished squad of athletes the seniors & U20’s produced 12 athlete's
for the first league competition Cross Country this season. 1st home was
John Ashcroft (12) 35.57,
Tom Griffiths (65) 39.55,
Barry Graney (80) 40.28 (V40/19),
Marsh (104) 41.29,
Mark Liptrot (125) 42.05 (V45/12),
Steven Clague (127) 42.07,
Alan McNally (132) 42.30 (V45/15),
Chris Levy (136) 42.41,
9th Cross Country Captain
Steve Tate (150) 43.32 (V45/18),
John Appleton (207) 46.39 (V55/12),
Phil Robinson (265) 51.35 (V40/49).
completed part of the course but pulled up with a long standing injury.
National Young Athletes Road Relays - Birmingham 9 October.
On Sunday six young athletes travelled to Birmingham for the National
Relays . Owing to injuries and accidents the club only had one complete team out.
Under 15 girls . 3.8km Under 13
Under 15 boys 3.8km
Manchester University Cross Country Relays - Wythenshawe, Manchester 9 October.
Two senior teams competed in the Manchester Cross Country Relays at
Wythenshawe Park, University playing fields, Manchester, on Saturday 9th
October on a fast, firm sunny course. With a dozen senior athletes racing,
this was a superb turnout considering injury & illness amongst the senior
members. Due to injury
unable to compete acted as Team Manager for
the day, ensuring competing club athletes were at the right place at the right
time! Contesting in the
men’s team the 1st out was Rob Marsh, 2nd leg
Costello, 3rd leg
Mark Davies, 4th leg
Dennis Wharton, 5th leg
Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays - Graves Park, Sheffield 9 October.
On Saturday 10 young runners travelled to Sheffield for the first Northern cross country relays. The course was short and fast but a true cross country .The under 13 girls 1.8K Rosie, Lucy and Danielle set the ball rolling by just missing bronze medal coming home 4th. They put the club up with the cream of the north - well done girls .Next off was the under 15 boys 2K Matty showed a clean pair of heels and ran away from this field (not out of breath not like the rest of the field). Then came the under 15 girls 2k Rachel, Vickie and Maria ran steadily through the field and finished 21st team a good solid team .Last off were the under 17 men 2.3k Jamie White, Nathan Brown and Jamie Webb .All three ran well over the very short course coming home in 6th place (Nathan was happy beating a local rival from Warrington, this made his day). Well done to all it was a good day out, looking forward to the cross country season if this was the start of it we will get some good results - well done once again
Liverpool 10k 3 October
Denis Wharton, Steve Hampson and Helena McGoldrick all contested this event, Helena finishing third in her age group and Denis fourth in his class. Results:
Sportshall League - Kingsway Widnes - 2 October
As is often the case, the first Sports Hall meeting was sparsely attended with single competitors in three age groups. Daniel Elston scored 33pts in the U13, bringing the club home third, while Taylor Caton-Hand's 31 pts did the same for the U15 Boys. Bethany Baxter earned 28.5 pts so the U15 girls claimed fifth spot. Numbers were up in the U11 categories. Caitlin Young, Alex Bottomly, Isabella Halsall and Eleanor Mawdsley scored 93 points as the U11 girls took third spot while Callum Wilson, Joe Ford, Aaron Price, David Barrow and Elliott Davies earned 98pts to finish third in the U11 Boys. Team Manager on this occasion was Colin Spark. Athletes wishing to compete in the next match at the same venue on 24 October please contact Steve Cooper or Colin Spark as soon as possible. Results:
Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships, Wythenshawe - 2nd October
The U13 girls
started the day running 2.8k trail course and finishing a creditable 7th
overall out of 33 teams .Well done to Danielle, Lucy and Rosie .Rosie
was 9th fastest overall .
Next to run the same course was the U15 girls who came home in
33rd place, Rachel, Vicky and Maria all ran very well in a class field.
Two Senior Men’s teams competed in the Northern Athletics Road Relays at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester on Saturday 2nd October on a fast greasy mix of Track, Trail & Road on an overcast 5.6km course. With a dozen Senior athletes racing contesting in the A team the 1st out was the reliable John Ashcroft (18:02), 2nd leg Matt Crehan (18:18) breezed in from Leeds University Fresher’s Week, 3rd leg struggling with form Jake Healy (22.25), 4th leg a steady Mark Davies (20:35), 5th leg Adrian Webb (22:35) stepping in at the last minute to complete the team with a swollen ankle and on the final leg an unfailing Ian Costello (20.00) finishing in a combined time (2:01:55), 68th place amongst the 110 Teams.
The B team comprised of 1st leg returning to form Ian Hayburn (21:55), 2nd leg Mark Liptrot racing in the club vest for the first time (21:44), 3rd leg Team Captain Steve Tate (21:58), 4th leg Mark Burrows (22:11), in his inaugural race in club colours, 5th leg Phil Robinson (26:02) improving from injury & 6th leg ‘Burger Boy’ Pete Johnson (22.07), finishing in a combined time (2:15:57), 87th place.
U13 girls team: Overall time: 34:45 U15
girls team: Overall time: 36:58
OVERALL TEAM POSITION: 7th OVERALL
TEAM POSITION: 33rd
Senior women team: Senior men 'A' team:
1.Cherryl Orrick (57) 24:28 1.John
Ashcroft (27) 18:02
Notre Dame Invitational. Indiana. 1 October
David Forrester finished sixteenth over 8km in a time of 24.15, twelve seconds behind Manxman Keith Gerrard, who was sixth. Results
London Marathon Places
Those members who entered the London Marathon will hopefully be receiving their acceptance magazines shortly. If you are unlucky enough to receive a rejection, you can apply to enter the ballot for one of the club places. For the first call, as well as having a rejection from the ballot, applicants must currently be members of the club and have been so for one year. Please let your captain or the secretary know as soon as possible (with proof of rejection) if you want to apply. As usual if there are any places not filled from this first call a further ballot of members wishing to be considered will be held, again let the secretary/captains know if you wish to be considered in any second ballot. In order to maximise training time the entries to the ballots will close at the end of this month.
Presentation & Social Evening
The club's annual presentation evening has been postponed, it clashes with a few events - it will be re-arranged next year.