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July  2011


Cheshire League 3rd Round, Bury 31 August

On Sunday 31st July, 21 athletes travelled to Bury for the 3rd round of the Cheshire League. On a very warm and humid day, we had a 6 year club record broken by Adam Woosey in the Under 13 Boys 800m race, setting the record at 2:23:4.
Well Done to Beth Leyland, for competing in her first race for the club! We hope she continues to compete for the club.
We had 3 Under 11s. They all did extremely well in their events, Well Done! 
We had 5 Under 13s. 2 girls and 3 boys. Adam ran his 800m race from the front and breaking the club record which has stood for 6 years. Well Done Adam!
In the Under 15s, we had 4 girls and 2 lads. They all did well and covered all events!
We had 1 Under 17. He covered 3 events and ended up in the first 2 in each event. Well Done Michael!
We had 2 Senior men and 4 Senior ladies. They managed to cover the majority of events. Well Done!
It was an enjoyable day of athletics with a high team spirit. Lets try to have a full team out at the last round at Salford. Please read the notice board in the clubhouse.
Team Manager: Helena McGoldrick.

Northern Inter-Counties - Leigh 30 August

A number of club athletes represented Merseyside at the above event. Unfortunately, results for the match are incomplete and, in some instances inaccurate, but it is known that Rachael Woosey, Bethany Baxter, Chloe Rigby and Patricia Spark all took part. Colin Spark acted as team manager for the Boys' team.

Major New Sponsor signs up to the Trail!

We are pleased to announce the signing of St Helens Windows as the major sponsor for the Dream Trail Race. We’d like to thank Gary Burgess and the team at St Helens Windows for their support and look forward to making the event a huge success. On hearing the news, Steve Prescott from The Steve Prescott Foundation said ““It is fantastic that organisations like the St Helens Sutton Athletic Club and St Helens Windows can put on events like the St Helens Windows Dream Trail Race. The SPF are keen on promoting health and well being within the St Helens Community and this fits the criteria. The Dream Statue is an inspiring sculpture, I hope it will inspire many juniors and seniors to take part. The course will be extremely challenging but will offer a great sense of achievement to all participators!”

 The announcement was made in this week’s St Helens Star and marks the start of an intensive campaign to sign up competitors for the race. If you haven’t already entered, get your entry in soon as places are strictly limited.  Visit our Dream Trail Web page from the link on the left or click here.

International Snowdon Race,  Saturday 23 July

After a 12 week lay-off with a back injury Greg Carns contested the International Snowdon Race (Ras Yr Wyddfa) on Saturday 23 June. It's a 10 mile race, starting in Llanberis and ascends the Llanberis path to Snowdon summit, returning via the same route. Greg reached the summit in 1:04:41 and descended in 33:56 for a total time of 1.38.37, three minutes faster than last year and despite cramping up in the last half mile. Here's some great photos from the race and, yes, the eagle-eyed amongst you will have recognised Ray Vose's vest!!! Greg's buying his own this week.

Burtonwood Five Mile Road Race. 16 July.

John Ashcroft (3), Matthew Shirling (7), Jamie White (13) and Nathan Brown (15) finished as first team at the Burtonwood Five. The second team of Mark Davies(22), Mark Liptrot (37) Chris Levy (40) and John Appleton (42) were fourth overall and the first B team to finish. 


Important Notice : Northern Track and Field League.

The final match in the Northern Track and Field League will take place at Trafford on Sunday 14 August, not as shown on the fixtures page. Please make sure you are available on 14 August.

Trafford Grand Prix 12 July

Matthew Shirling set an U17 club record at Trafford, recording 3.53.06.  Matthew was one of eight club members taking part. Unfortunately, John Ashcroft was unable to compete owing to a foot injury. Results:

Sankey Valley Dash 8 July

 The Sankey Valley Dash 4KM, organised by Andrew O'Connor, took place on Friday 8th July at Havannah Lane, St.Helens.  We had a virtual clean sweep of winners :-. Rob Marsh 1st, John Appleton 3rd, Denis Wharton 4th and 1st MV55. John Irwin 1st MV65 and Helena McGoldrick 1st lady. Thanks to Pam Appleton, Janet Holmes and Pauline Picton for doing the timekeeping. Hope to see more from the Club when the race returns next year.


Forest Park 5k at  Birchwood 6 July

Five of our ladies ran in the popular ladies-only race held on an accurately measured traffic-free course. The course is fairly flat, with just two small hills and run on good paths through parkland.  First in for the club was Julia Eccleston (23rd, 21:55), next Cherryl Orrick (42nd, 23:32), followed by Joanne Keogh (60th, 25:46).  Jane Ashcroft (73, 27:10) backed up by Lyn White (76, 27:22) completed the team who finished tenth overall.


Mystery 5k at Wavertree  5 July

On a warm and slightly breezy evening the club turned out a talented vet quartet at this popular 5k race held on a traffic free tarmac paths course inside Wavertree mystery park,  Rob Marsh arrived late and just missed the start of the race meaning that he gave the whole field a three and a half minute head start, (you're good Rob but not that good!!) his official time was given as 22.20 (85th)  he actually ran 18.59 which would have placed him in 25th.  

Mark Liptrot recorded 19.45 (35th) although disappointed as he was looking to go nearer the 19 minute mark,  Dennis Wharton on limited training due to a knee problem recorded 20.15 (50th) and Stan Erlam ran  23.30 (105th)  33 seconds quicker than last time out,  he would have been quicker but for chatting to his competitors half way around the course!!
The next Wavertree 5k is the fourth out of a series of five and is on Tues 9th of August 7.15 start,  enter on the night.   

Northern League 2W at Stretford 3 July

The club finished fourth in the penultimate round of the 2011 Northern Track and Field competition in warm conditions at Stretford. The team positions mirrored the overall state of the competition with the points on the day translated into the same divisional places. Scores: Match points followed by League points (1) West Cheshire 418 (18); 2 LPS 375 (14); Trafford A C 370 (11); St Helens-Sutton 336 (10); SouthportWaterloo A C 240 (7) and Altrincham 204 (3). If we stay ahead of SWAC and Altrincham we should keep our place in division 2W where it is likely we shall be joined by Wirral A C & Liverpool B. Thus it is important during the winter to look at and rectify those areas where we are weak. Sue Clague and Peter Johnson/Ian Hayburn will be producing reports soon but there were a number of debutants (including Karen Marsh and Julie Pennington), another appearance by the ever-young Kenny Williams, a 1500m personal best for Nathan Brown, a long jump victory for Michael Causer and the usual multi-event contributions from Phil Robinson and Steve Clague. Our officials on the day were Dave Morley (track), Pam Appleton and Janet Holmes (timekeepers) with Roger McCall leading the field team of George Mullineux, Nathan Orr, Colin Spark and John Irwin Results

ESAA Championships - Gateshead 1/2 July

Results from the first day of the ESSA Championships are now available on the ESSA website. Those taking part (in no particular order) were Taylor Caton-Hand who set a club record of 12.39 in the junior boys' triple jump taking seventh place. Chloe Rigby cleared 1.57 in the junior girls high jump for equal sixth, Michael Causer cleared 6.16m finish tenth in the Inter Boys' long jump. All the field events were straight finals. On the track John Ashcroft narrowly missed the senior boys 1500m final recording 3.59.34 in his heat. Matthew Shirling contested the 3000m finishing seventh in 8.57.54 Results

Diamond League trip - Birmingham 10 July

For those booked on to the trip to watch the diamond league, the schedule is as follows :

11.30am                Coach Leaves Sutton
1.00pm                  Arrive Toby Carvery, Birmingham
3.00pm                  Coach departs for Stadium
4.00pm                  Event starts
8.00pm                  Event finishes
10.00pm                Coach arrives back at Sutton

Emergency Contact No: 07767 310204 (Ant)