Manchester 10k, Etihad
Campus Ė Sunday 24th June
made the short journey to the excellent setting of the Etihad Campus for the
Manchester 10K. With 1,857 runners on the start line including ex-Olympian
Ron Hill. Gemma Connolly ran 36:17 3rd place Female (26th overall) . Julia
Eccleston 45:28 6th FV 35 (270th overall) . In the Mens section Chris
Burrows posted 36:04 to take 22nd position overall and Andrew O'Connor
continuing on the comeback trail ran 40:25 for 3rd placed MV50 (95th
Cheshire League Ė Sunday 8th July
The forthcoming fixture is ideal for newer athletes to
try a competition for the 1st time. Cheshire League meetings tend
to be really friendly and we can enter new athletes as non scorers meaning
that they arenít under any pressure to win points for the team. Helena
McGoldrick is Team Manager and a number of the Coaches will be there to help
athletes and parents to find their feet.
The Track & Field Season is almost at an end so donít
miss this opportunity to see how well you have developed and what training
is needed over winter. Speak to your coach for details.
Senior members Ė The meeting is also for seniors so
please join in and have a run out. Why not try a new event for the 1st
National Junior League -
Hyndburn 24 June
The team performed splendidly after the match was
switched at 24 hours notice from Blackburn to Hyndburn.
Michael Causer set the tone with a new League record of
7.50m in the long jump (taking first A, Taylor Caton-Hand taking first B)
with Patricia Spark setting a new club record of 9.75m in the shot putt.
Sophie Rigby won the high jump(1.49)while Bethany Baxter set a pb 67.3 in
the 400m. The McGoldrick twins ran excellent races in the 800 and 1500,
Katie Bowers Folan winning the 1500m B race. Shelby Jack finished third in
both her sprint races and there were excellent relay runs from the ladiesí
4x100 and 4x400 teams. Many thanks to those who officiated - Helena (T),
Nathan, George, Dave, Chris, Christine and Julie on the field events.
Dash Quadrathlon -
Sportcity, Manchester, 23 June
On Saturday 23rd June 17 athletes travelled to Sportcity in Manchester to compete in the Dash Quadrathlon.
Everyone had a superb day despite the awful weather and some superb individual results were recorded.
For U9 Girls Mikayla Clague made her club debut recording 14.7 for 75m, 7.7m in Vortex, 2.48.7 for 600m and 1.93 for Long Jump.
For U11 Girls Lizzie Tracey recorded 13.2 for 75m, 18.57 for vortex, 2.36.1 for 600m and 2.63 for Long Jump.
For U13G Emily Smith came 7th overall with a PB of 14.9 in 100m, 6.38 in Shot, 3.12.3 (PB) in 800m and 3.92 in Long Jump.
Megan Lang recorded 4 PBs with 14.8 in 100m, 6.70 in Shot, 3.15.1 in 800m and 3.58 in Long Jump.
Alex Bottomley also recorded 4 PBs with 15.1 in 100m, 4.38 in Shot, 2.53.1 in 800m and 3.38 in Long Jump.
Lora Glenn recorded 2 PBs in 800m (3.36.1) and 3.28 in Long Jump with 15.4 in 100m and 4.89 in Shot.
For U15G Maddie Williams recorded 2 PBs with 15.5 in 100m and 3.40 in Long Jump against a strong wind. She also recorded 4.17 in Shot and 2.48.1 for 800m.
For the Boys
Charlie Roberts won the Quadrathlon U9 Championship with PBs in 75m with 11.7 and Vortex with 16.71. He also recorded a long jump of 3.09
but then went on to smash the Championship Record for 600m with a commanding win in the heats recording 2.00.8.
Jack Lowrie came 3rd In the championship with 3 PBs. A great win in the 2nd heat saw him record a PB of 2.04.9. He then jumped 2.72 in Long Jump and ran 12.6 in 100m.
Jack threw 18.6 in Vortex.
Jamie Ford had a great day, He jumped a PB of 2.72 in Long Jump and looked excellent to come 2nd in the 600m heats with 2.06.7, 13.5 in the 75m and 12.08 in the Vortex.
Josh Oldham continued his great progress since making his debut in the same comp last year with 12.9 in 75m, 5.79 in Vortex, 2.27.7 in 600m and 1.86 in LJ.
We had 3 athletes in the U11 boys events:
Kieran O'Donoghue and James Nuttall represented the club for the 1st time.
Kieran recorded 12.5 in 75m, 17.12 in Vortex, 2.11.6 in 600m and 2.74 in LJ.
James recorded 12.7 in 75m, 20.57 in Vortex, 2.17.3 in 600m and 2.71 in LJ
Matthew Slevin recorded 4 excellent PBs in the tough conditions with 12.9 in 75m, 15.04 for Vortex, 2.13.5 in 600m and and a good last jump for 2.61 in the LJ.
3 athletes also in U13B..
Ben Oldham finished 10th overall recording a PB of 14.8 in the 100m and 5.16 in Shot, 2.55.7 in 800m and 3.79 in LJ.
Joseph Woods got a PB of 2.7m in Long Jump and 17.8 in 100m, 4.18 in Shot and 3.12 in 800m.
Joe Ford got a PB of 16.7 I. 100m and 4.31 in Shot, 2.43 in 800m and 3.26 for Long Jump.
Cheshire League Warrington,
On Sunday, 17th
June, 32 athletes competed in the final Young Athletes League at Warrington.
The club achieved 27 personal bests, one grade 4 standard and finished 2nd
A special well done goes to Megan Lang, Lorna Glenn who competed in
the hurdles for the first time. Alanya Kimpton who represented the
club for the first time. Well Done girls!
Many thanks to all who helped over the three meetings- a big thank you to
Jamie Ford who acted as a runner with the results (the fastest results
of the three league meetings) Well Done Jamie!!
Hope to see you all next year at the Young Athletes League meetings.
Team Manager- Helena McGoldrick.
THANK YOU to the all of the parents who helped
at Young Athletes League at Victoria Park. There are too many to mention
individually (and Iím frightened of missing someone). Many hands definitely
make light work Ė we covered refreshments, results, First Aid, provided
packed lunches, officials, timekeepers, hurdle removals. Our star volunteer
was Jamie who ran backwards and forwards all day between the timekeepers and
the results office, always with a smile on his face. A shining example for
There is a huge amount of work to be done when hosting
a competition and a comment was made indicating how little of this is seen.
Never be shy of volunteering, there is something for everyone.
Thanks again Ė Chris Dempsey, Secretary
English Schools Athlete details
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Cheshire League Ellesmere
Port, 10 June
On Saturday, 24
athletes travelled to Ellesmere Port for the 2nd league meeting.
We had 2 new members competing; Megan Lang and Stuart Woolland, and 14 PBís.
Well Done to Caitlin Young who achieved a massive PB in the shot-4.59m.
Sophie Rigby, Jonathan Causer, Rachael Woosey and Megan Lang also achieved
PBís in the shot. Connor Whalley made a vast improvement in the 1500m by 9
Alex Bottomley, Freya Roberts, Emily Roberts
and Maddie Williams all made PBís in the 800m, as did Caitlin and Megan in
the 200m and Peter Davis in the long jump. Well Done to Charlie Roberts and
Jack Woolland who ran in the Under 11ís 75m, long jump, soft javelin and
600m. A special Well Done to Rachel and Maria who ran 3000, 800 and 4x400m
relay. Well Done to all the athletes who turned up and competed.
Under 11 Boys:
75m Charlie- 12.6 Jack-
Under 13 Boys:
Peter Davis -100m: 16.00 Long Jump:
Connor Whalley- 1500m: 5.49.5 (PB) Long Jump:
Under 15 Boys:
Adam Woosey- 800m: 2.26.4 Shot:
James Lee- 800m: 2.29.6
Josh Rawlinson- 100m: 13.5
James Tennant- 100m: 13.7
Jonathan Causer- Shot: 7.98 (PB)
Phil Robinson- 200m: 27.7 1500m:
5.32.7 Hammer: 27.45 Long Jump:
Michael Causer- Long Jump: 6.65
Antony Young- 3000m: 13.12
Stuart Woolland- 3000m: 12.03 (PB)
Under 13 Girls:
Caitlin Young- 200m: 33.7 (PB)
Shot: 4.59 (PB)
Megan Lang- 200m: 30.5 (PB) Shot: 6.56 (PB)
Alex Bottomley- 800m: 2.52.5 (PB)
Freya Roberts- 800m: 3.14.4 (PB)
Under 15 Girls:
Maddie Williams- 800m: 2.44.4 (PB)
Long Jump: 3.28
Lauren Wilcock- 800m: 3.09 Long Jump: 3.54
Emily Roberts- 800m: 2.59.1 (PB)
Chloe Rigby- High Jump: 1.56
Sophie Rigby- High Jump: 1.45 200m: 28.8 Shot: 8.+
Rachael Woosey- 200m: 27.7 Shot: 6.56
Rachel McGoldrick- 3000m: 12.24 800m: 2.41.6
Maria McGoldrick- 3000m: 13.05 800m: 2.42.8
4x400m Rachel McGoldrick-Rachael Woosey-Maria
Next meeting: 8th
League Division 2 Ė Wavertree 26 May
The club recorded a remarkable third place, one point
ahead of Blackpool, to maintain second place at the half way point of the
League season. It was remarkable because of the number of late withdrawals
through illness and injury which deprived us of the services of Maria
McLoughlin, Sophie Rigby, Chloe Rigby, Jaime White, Maurice Collins and Ian
Costello. In addition, Steve Clague and Peter Seddon were injured during the
steeplechase and 100m and were unable to complete their allotted number of
It was all hands to the pump as Mike McGoldrick made
his track debut, partnering Stan Erlam in the 1500m, Gemma Connolly covered
for Maria in the 800, Emma McClatchey for Chloe in the high jump and Tricia
Spark for Sophie in the long jump. Mike covered for Peter in the 200m. Phil
Robinson was at his imperious best, Greg Williams filled in where required.
Michael Causer put the icing on the cake with a long jump of 7.42 which
moves him up to third in the National U20 rankings.
Many thanks to all the athletes and officials who
contributed to another splendid afternoon of enjoyable athletics carried out
in a sporting and united atmosphere.
Closed Championships (including Northern and Midlands Championships 2-4
Thaddeus Anim-Somuah contested both the 100 and 400
recording 11.57 and 50.05.
George Edwards Memorial Meeting. Warrington 3
There was a new U20 club record for Tricia Spark in the
U20SP adding ten centimeters to the record previously held by Samantha
Fraser, Sophie Rigby recorded a pb 7.99. Nathan Orr set a pb 29.13 in the
DT, Adam Woosey doing the same in the U15 age group while there was a
seasonís best for Steve Winn in the DT. There were victories for Hannah
Seabrook (HJ), Sophie Rigby and Heather Drillingcourt (LJ), Taylor Caton-Hand
(LJ), Michael Causer U20 100) and plenty of youngsters who braved the atrocious
conditions to compete.