Birchwood 10k Sunday 19 August
Gemma Connolly led the club’s women at Birchwood
finishing eighth in 37.43. Tammi Garvey-Jones was 91st in
50.56, Amanda Coogan recorded 56.14 (160), Julia Eccleston 261st
(her mother was 260th!) in 65.52 and Janet Holmes 67.28
(278). Results at Power of Ten or here
Promotion Match - Leigh -
The club finished an excellent third in the
promotion match, just missing out on second spot by 29 points. The
margin would have been considerably closer had we been able to field a
full complement of athletes in all events. The men
had three blank spaces and the ladies five. This should give
everyone the incentive to train for additional events during the winter.
Michael Causer equaled his club senior and
junior records with 10.9 in the 100m, Sophie Rigby added two
centimeters to her previous senior long jump record and the 4x400m team
of Rachel Woosey, Chloe Rigby, Rachel McGoldrick and
Katie Bowers-Folan set new figures of 4.19.4. In addition, Emma
McClatchey equaled her own pole vault record with 2.60m.
Tricia Spark set a pb in the hammer, sister
Catherine making a second placed debut in the javelin. The
Rigby sisters won the A & B high jump competitions, a feat also
achieved by hammer throwers Tricia Spark and Kathryn Sumner.
Amy Hughes surprised everyone reaching almost 20m in the discus
without having practiced. Shelby Jack ran two cracking sprints
and Louise Hayes stepped to run the 400 and 200m.
Thaddeus Anim Somuah scored two superb
victories in the 200 and 400, brother Simon making a solid debut
in the 1500m. Greg Williams contested the high hurdles,
steeplechase and 400m hurdles winning the B string in the latter.
Steve Clague finished second in the 400m hurdles and steeplechase,
while Jamie White ran both middle distance races. Matt Crehan
ran the 800m as a warm up for the 5000 in which he was joined by veteran
Adam Brunt showed he can compete at this
level over 400m while Tom Green clocked the same time as the
winner in the 100m and was unlucky to suffer an injury when pounding
towards victory in the 200m. Michael Hughes and Mike Jackson
both took second place in the hammer (Mike arriving after finishing his
shift at 3.30.am!!). Nathan Orr showed why he is an automatic
place for the discus and also threw the javelin.
Last but certainly not least Phil Robinson
managed to compete in four events at the same time (pole vault, triple
jump, javelin and high jump, finishing second in the pole vault).
Hopefully we can provide additional support for Phil next year so the
burden can be spread more evenly between athletes. We were unlucky
inasmuch as Gary Ireland and Taylor
Caton-Hand were on holiday.
The organizers have accepted the change of date to
August was not in the best interests of the sport and, hopefully, next
year it will returning to the traditional September date.
The final scores were: (1) Bolton United
Harriers 368; (2) Leigh Harriers 345; (3) St Helens-Sutton 316;
(4) West Cheshire 255; (5) City of York 224.
This season was remarkable inasmuch as the
club beat our nemesis West Cheshire for the first time and made it two
wins with today’s result. Next season our aim must be to win division
two and take part in the promotion match again.
Our officials today were Dave Morley (track),
Pam Appleton (timekeeper), Colin Spark, John Irwin, George Mullineux and
Helena McGoldrick (field) while Phil Thomas waved the flags
during the relays (and needed ten minutes recovery time). Sue Clague
once again proved what an outstanding team manager she is with excellent
powers of persuasion. Many thanks to all the parents and grandparents
who came to support, especially Jim Crehan. Thanks too to
friends and supporters who added to the vocal support given to the team
as a whole. Apologies to anyone who has been omitted.
If you've enjoyed watching the Olympics and have been
thinking about giving a sport a try then we'd be really pleased to hear from
you. We're open to all athletes, from track to field, from road to fell.
Have a look at our welcome and information pack, or better still send us an
email or give us a call and one of our coaches will talk you through what we
can offer. There's never been a better time to join in than right now!
and Information Pack
Yorkshire Combined Events
For athletes insterested in giving multi event competition a try, Phil
Robinson has recommended this meeting next month.
The Yorkshire combined events meeting on the 22nd and 23rd of Sept, 2012
in Leeds, Beckett Park LS6 3QS
Following events are on offer : U13 boys and girls development
triathlon U15 boys and girls pentathlon
U17 mens and women octathlon U20 mens decathlon and
Sen, men decathlon and senior women heptathlon.
More details are on this
Sale Sizzler and Northern 5k
championship – Wythenshawe Park – 13th August.
MANCHESTER HOSTS THE
BIGGEST GATHERING OF EX-OLYMPIANS OUTSIDE LONDON
On Thursday, 16th
August, running legends spanning the last fifty years and ten Olympic Games
will participate in Wythenshawe Park’s popular 5k run for every ability.
Ex-Olympians Ron Hill, Geoff Norman, Michelle Scutt, Susan Crehan,
Diane Modahl and Ann Griffith who competed in the Olympic Games from
Tokyo 1964 to
Sydney 2000 will be ensuring the Olympic legacy lives on when they compete
alongside hundreds of others in the final Ronhill Sale Sizzler 5km series.
More recent Olympians
including David Grindley, Helen Clitheroe, Sarah Storey, Ben Storey, Audley
Harrison and Ben Whittle are also hoping to toe the line and make what could
be the largest Olympic reunion outside London 2012.
The run will also
incorporate the Northern 5k championships bringing together the North of
England’s fastest men and women.
This year’s series of
runs have been the most popular yet with over 500 locals of all abilities
taking part. And organiser, Sale Harriers is hoping that the final event
will see the largest number of participants complete the three mile, flat
course in Wythenshawe Park.
Established in 2002 after
the Manchester Commonwealth Games, the four 5k runs for every ability,
famously known as the Sale Sizzler series was established with the aim of
encouraging the people of Manchester to get fit and be healthier.
Race Organiser Fechin
McCormick of Sales Harriers comments: “We’re in the middle of the greatest
sporting event on earth with much success for many GB athletes. It’s through
events like the Sale Sizzlers that we can ensure the legacy of the London
2012 Olympics lives on and people of all abilities have the opportunity to
get fit and be involved in sport.
“With the support of some
of our greatest former Olympians I hope that the people of Manchester are
inspired to take part in the final Ronhill Sale 5k Sizzler event and make it
the best yet. Anybody of any ability can take part and I would encourage
everyone to come along.”
This year participants
have been asked to donate money to the
Diane Modahl Sports
which aims to bring high quality coaching opportunities to young people,
particularly those living in disadvantaged areas.
The final 5km run takes
place on Thursday, 16th August starting at the athletic track at
Wythenshawe Park at 7.30pm. For further information and to obtain an entry
form please contact Fechin McCormick at
Northern League – 2W – Bebington Oval – 5th August.
The club secured a remarkable finish to this years Northern
League competition by securing qualification for the Division 1 promotion
match. Report to follow.
Note the promotion match at (Leigh sport city) has
been rescheduled from its original date to Saturday 18th August.
It will be a high standard meeting, a good competition to watch and a great
gauge for our athletes. Come along and support.
has kindly taken it upon himself to provide some structure to the Senior's
training sessions. The first set of sessions can be seen from the
Senior's link on the left, or by
clicking here. Please try to support these sessions, they are
all adaptable to the pace you are running at so are for everyone, male &
female, young & old.
General Meeting of St Helens Sutton Athletic Club will be held at the Bull
and Dog, Marshall’s Cross Road, on Monday 24th September 2012 at
Please do your best to attend, the
Committee needs the support of its members to conduct the business of the
Club. Everyone has something to offer, no experience needed!
A notice is displayed for
the nomination of Committee members. Nominations can also be made via e-mail
to the Secretary –
Christine Dempsey and should be received 1 week prior to the AGM.
Dream Trail Races
Entries have been coming in
for the club's Dream Trail Races. Last year we had a great turnout from the
club and this year we have more members so we hope we'll have more entries.
Enter now so you don't miss out. Details can be found on
use the link on the left hand side of this page.
This is a major fundraiser
for our club so please do your best to support it. If you are not
having a go at running it then please let one of the committee or your
coach know if you can help out on the day.