McCains Cross Challenge (inc L&D series match 2), Sefton Park - 26th November:
On Saturday 13 youngsters travelled the short distance
to Sefton Park to compete in the McCains Cross Challenge, where we had
perfect conditions for cross country running. We had just one under11
girl running 1.9km Anna Pennington coming home in 35th place
with 9mins 18 sec well done .Next off were the under13 girls 3km
race with Paige Misund leading home the club in 48th with a time
of 13mins 28sec, Alex Bottomley 58th 14mins11sec, Alex Glynn
65th 14mins56sec, Elizabeth Dingsdale 72nd 16mins10 sec, Ellie
Mawdsley73rd 16mins 16sec. well done .The under 13 boys 3km were once
again led home by Adam Woosey in 43rd 12mims 02sec, Joe Ford 61st 12mins
28sec, Ben Oldham 78th 13mins 03 great team effect . The under 15 girls
3km had a solid performance led home by Rachel 71st 13mins02sec, Maria
13mins40 sec, Shannon 13mins 57 sec. The only under 17 boy running
5.5km was Simon Anim-Somouah running in his second race for the club, he
had a very solid performance keep up the good work well done .
Team Manager - Helena McGoldrick.
With the ladies concentrating on the road race in Salford it
was left to the men to represent the club in this quality local fixture, which
is used as one of the matches in the L&D league. Continuing his good form
first back for the club was Ian Costello(192, 36:57) followed by Greg
Williams( 215, 37:52) returning to racing for the club and Ian Hayburn ( 270, 39:22). Chris
Levy( 336, 41:40) just edged Ian White( 343, 41:52) with Alan
McNally( 345, 41:59) not far off the pace. The final pair back
for the club were the fell running rookies Dave Hampson ( 397, 44:04) and
Phil Robinson( 404, 44:17).
Jamie White( 104, 25:21) had a good run as the clubs only U20.
Earlier in the day Phil Robinson recorded 21.51 at the
Pennington Flash 5k, finishing seventh
Weekly Round Up:
Five ladies braved the windy weather to contest the City of Salford Ladies' 5.25m race at Swinton on 27 November. The club's representatives were Julia Eccleston (15 - 38.46), Catherine Roberts (17 - 39.02), Cherryl Orrick (30 - 42.02) Amanda Coogan (49 - 44.36) and Joanne Keogh 50 - 44.38). Catherine and Amanda each produced splendid debut performances revealing excellent potential for future competitions. The team was fourth overall. Results Report - Cherryl Orrick.
The previous day John Appleton was 95th (6th 0/55) at the Wesham 10k, held at Salwick between Preston and Kirkham, in 41.41.
Last Monday (21st) David Forrester finished sixteenth in the NCCAA Division One match at Terra Haute, Indiana, recording 29.40.6 for the 10K cross country course.
North West Sportshall League Round 2, Widnes - Sunday 20th November
On Sunday 20th November 16 athletes took part in
the North West Sportshall League Round 2 at Widnes. The 11 athletes that had
competed in the league before achieved 15 Personal Best’s between them.
Huge well done to:
We also had 5 athletes compete in club colours for the 1st
time. Well done to:
Thanks also to Team Manager Rachel Wilcock, Deputy
Assistant Kay Wilcock and Sutty the Bear for providing the
The next meeting is on Sunday 11th December at Widnes again. 11.15am meet. We need a huge push to qualify teams for the final so PLEASE do your best to attend.
Preston 10 Mile Road Race - Preston 20th November
Tour of Pendle Fell Race - Pendle 19th November
XMAS FUN RUN – Sunday 18th December, meet at 10.15am, start at
Tour of Pendle Fell Race - Pendle 19th November
XMAS FUN RUN – Sunday 18th December, meet at 10.15am, start at 10.30 promptThe Christmas Handicap will take place at Sherdley Park and is free of charge to all members and their families.
It doesn’t matter if you are a sprinter, thrower or road
warrior, please try and attend this annual get together.
For further details please see Ant Young, Chris Dempsey, Colin Spark or Pete Johnson.
North of England Indoor Meeting - Sheffield 20 November
Taylor Caton-Hand opened his winter season with third place in the triple jump 12.59m.
Princes Park ParkRun 5k - Liverpool, 20th November
The Young clan turned out in force at the weekend at the Princes park 5km run in Liverpool (sat 19th) Caitlin leading the way in 97th place ( 29.38 ) followed in by Karen in 113th place ( 35.00 ) supported by Anthony in 114th place (35.01) and worthy of mention is Caitlins age graded score of (56%) which compared to Antony's 22 mins score last week of (58%) now only 2% in it, watch your back dad! Also running ( with ipod ) was Phil Robinson 25th place (21.03)
NCAA Division l - 10k cross country 12 November Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dave Forrester won the above event in a time of 30.43.3 leading Florida State to victory in the team event with 40pts and an average time of 31.10.8. Not to be outdone the Florida State Women's team also won the 6k individual and team race with 34pts and an average time of 20.43.2.
Princes Park ParkRun 5k - Liverpool, 13th November
Anthony Young (45th, 22:54) made a rare appearance on the racing circuit, running the Princes Park 5km road race, before returning to help the club marshal the Manchester League fixture.
Manchester League Cross Country, Match 2 - Sherdley Park, 13th November.
The Committee would like to say a massive CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU to everyone who helped at Sherdley Park on Sunday 13th November. There was great team spirit and everyone pulled together to host a successful Cross Country meeting. From the course setters early in the morning – John Irwin, Janet Holmes, Colin Spark, Ian Hayburn (who also booked the park and did all the paperwork and liaison), Antony Young, Ray Vose – to the caterers – Peter Johnson, Ellie Hogg and her Grandad, Colton and Chris Dempsey – and the marshals – Kay and Rachel Wilcock, Julie and Adam Woosey, Linda White, Sue Clague, Mick McGoldrick and Ian Wilcock who assisted with dismantling the course. Hopefully all volunteers have been mentioned.
Can we do it again for the Merseyside Cross Country Champs on 7th Jan please??Young Athletes
Under 11 Girls Anna Pennington: 22nd - 10:18 / Chloe Orrick: 31st
- 10:48 / Rosie Dwyer: 38th - 11:54 /
Elizabeth Tracey: 39th - 12:02
Under 13 Boys:
A superb team result with second place. Excellent, Well Done!
Under 15 Girls:
Rachel McGoldrick: 22nd - 14:09 / Lucy Griffiths:
32nd - 15:12 / Maria McGoldrick: 33rd - 15:17 /
Team Manager: Helena McGoldrick
Senior Men & U20
Shepherds Skyline Fell Race, Todmorden - 5th November.
This category 'BM' fell race (or medium
to the lay man) with a 1150 feet ascent over six and a quarter miles saw Four
Sutton athletes take to the start line, Mark Liptrot, Greg Carns, with
rookie fell runners Dave Hampson, and Phil Robinson.
The race begins with a steady climb to the top , this is mostly done in single file due to the narrow trail, you then head towards the monument were you are then faced with a "monumental" descent ( the suicidal speed at which you see runners coming down here defies belief) you hopefully reach the bottom in one piece, at this point your thigh muscles are in agony, then a short section of pathway before looking left at what you are about to climb, a couple of swear words later and you then try your best to run up it, but only the superhuman can do this, mortals have to resort to walking, when you do eventually reach the top, you then head back to the finish along the same trail that you ran on earlier.
(Out of a field of 357) Mark Liptrot finished 90th in 55.32 Greg Carns was 124th in 58.51
Dave Hampson was 208th in 64.34 Phil Robinson was 315th in 76.14
Everybody needs to run at least one fell race, if nothing else you will then appreciate John Macadam's fine invention. If you think you are fit, you are not as fit as a fell runner! You will have a new found respect for this event, not only the lung bursting physical effort involved, but nearly as exhausting are the concentration levels required to negotiate the streams, mud, rocks, stones, and rutted ground. That said, if Mark Liptrot asks Dave and Phil to do another, they will tell him exactly what they think!
Thanks to Todmorden AC for permission to use their photographs and Phil Robinson for the report.
Several Club members attended St Nicholas Church on Friday 4th November to remember Ken Williams. Ken was taken ill at an athletics meeting at Wrexham, sadly he never regained consciousness and passed away at Walton Hospital. The Church was full with family and friends and accompaniment was provided by a local brass band, another of Ken’s interests. Ken’s parents expressed their thanks to The Walton Centre who provided excellent medical care and asked that donations should be sent there.
If any members would like to make a donation in memory of Ken, Chris Dempsey will co-ordinate and forward to the undertakers, Fisher and Dixon. Please pass your donations to Chris Causer at the desk or Chris Dempsey at training by Thursday 10th November.
Lancaster Half Marathon, Lancaster 6th November.
On a perfect day for running Pete Johnson (1:27.19, 50th) and Alan McNally (1:37.03, 143rd) competed in the Lancaster Half marathon. Results
National Cross Country Relays, Mansfield 5th November.
On Saturday six young athletes travelled to
Mansfield for the National cross country relays, in conditions
reminiscent of last years National (a very muddy Alton Towers).