Wine Tasting Social, West Park Rugby Club : Friday 16th November
We are holding a wine tasting with a difference on Friday 16th November,7.30pm at West Park RUFC on Prescot Rd.
The objective is to try 3 mystery red wines and 3 mystery white wines, match them to their tasting notes and then put them in order of price from
cheapest to most expensive.
The event is open to parents, friends and family (strictly over 18's) but numbers are limited so get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment!
Tickets are priced at £9.50 which represents great value for a minimum of 6 glasses of wine each.
The bar will be open post event for those who prefer a different tipple before heading home.
AGM, Bull and Dog, 24 September
The club had a good turn
out to the AGM where the committee were able to report and reflect on a
successful year. The current committee was praised for its work over the
year and was returned largely unchanged.
Minutes are available on
request from the secretary and are displayed at the clubhouse.
Alsdorf Half Marathon
Germany based Steve Tipping was second O55
at the Alsdorf Half-Marathon recently, recording 1.32.08. Steve’s
run was part of his preparation for the Bilbao Marathon in October.
Northern Road Relays, Leigh : Saturday 22nd September
On another glorious day at Leigh Sports Village we fielded eight
young athletes teams over three age groups in the Northern Road
The Under 13 boys had our best placing of the day thanks to Joe
Ford 11.33 James Mackell 11.33 and Ben Oldham 12.28 who finished a
very creditable 15th team. They were supported by Connor Whalley who
showed great team spirit by competing despite an injured ankle in 12.52,
with Anthony Walker 12.47 and Peter Davis 16.50 completing the
The Under 13 girls’ trio of Susan Shirling 12.21 Alex
Bottomley 13.20 and Abbie Roberts 13.41 were 18th,
while Ellie Mawdsley 14.54 Freya Roberts 14.18 and Chloe Orrick, who
was thought to have set a course record only to find a marshal had sent
her the wrong way.
The Under 15 boys were led off by James Lee who again posted
our fastest time of the day at 10.46, followed by Adam Woosey
10.53 and Joe Hill 12.22 for 22nd place. Last of the junior
section over this course were the Under 15 girls trio of
LucyGriffiths 12.29 Olivia Harwood Moss 13.02 and Maddie Williams
12.38. They were supported by Emily Roberts 14.18 Lauren Wilcock
16.19 and the unfortunate Alex Glynn who was also sent the
wrong way by a marshal.
Over a longer course the under 17 women consisted of Rachel
McGoldrick 13.49, Maria McGoldrick 14.35 and our debut girl Emma
Danher 15.16 running a fine anchor leg to bring the team home in 22nd
The seniors contested the men's and women's races, the ladies quartet of Katie
Bowers-Folan 15.07 Julia Eccleston 16.41 Sonya Greenhalgh 16.03 and
Cherryl Orrick 17.58 finished 43rd from a field that started
with 64 teams. The men were unable to complete a full team due to
sickness on the day but enjoyed competing in a big race with 111 teams
starting. Jake Healy 24.33, nursed his knee round, Andy O'Connor
24.01, went above and beyond nursing his cold, Barry Graney 22.25
and Ian Pass 23.09 had solid runs and Stan Erlam 29.54 was our
last runner, putting in a typically strong effort.
Many thanks to all our supporters for making it a really great atmosphere
among the team, we seem to be going in the right direction with all the
hard training. Now for the cross country season, good luck to you all.
John Woodward - Team Manager
Dream Trail Race, Sutton Manor : Sunday 16th September
On 16th September the club held its 2nd
Dream Trail Race with record numbers taking part.
Mini Trail Race – 61
Challenge Trail Race – 36 Trail Race – 94
Many thanks to all parents, officials and volunteers
for their support. Thank you also to Barry Graney for all of his hard work
in putting together a superb race website. As last year, the race wouldn't
have happened if it wasn't for all the hard work of race organiser Anthony
Young, congratulations on organising another successful event.
Record numbers of runners participated in this year’s
Helena Partnerships Dream Trail Races in support of The Steve Prescott
Foundation. Thankfully the heavy rain that was forecast didn’t materialise
and 191 runners including 61 Primary School Children took part in 3 races
organised by St Helens Sutton AC, around the Dream statue at Sutton Manor.
One of St Helens up and coming Juniors Charlie
Roberts won the 1.2km Mini Trail in a time of just 5 minutes with other
club athletes Joe Houghton and Jamie Ford finishing in 2nd and
3rd. In the Junior Girls Race Anna Pennington took the honours
in 5 minutes 46 seconds followed by Esme Waters and Natasha Wood.
The 4.2km Challenge Race was opened up to adults for
the first time. Despite this the Juniors still led the way with Samuel
Evans from Warrington, Adam Woosey from St Helens Sutton and Chris Larkin
from Halton & Frodsham taking the honours for the boys and Rachel
McGoldrick (St Helens Sutton), Kiera Grady from Halton and Frodsham and
Maria McGoldrick, St Helens Sutton winning the Girls race. For the adults
Ben Wittenberg won the mens race before then taking part in the longer
8.5km race. He was followed by Chris Taylor and Tony Doyle.
Local athlete Karen Young led the ladies home in a
time of 30minutes followed by Sue Clague, also from St Helens Sutton and
Julie Kinsella close behind.
94 runners then took part in the main event, an
8.5km Trail Race across some challenging terrain. Following his success in
the GPW Recruitment 10km race earlier in the year John Ashcroft made it a
double success leading the field home in a very fast 30 minutes 33
seconds. Liverpool Harrier Luke Towers was 2nd (31.36) and Greg
Williams from St Helens Sutton AC 3rd (31.50). Mark Glynn won
the vets prize.
For the ladies Charlotte Ward running in the GPW team
won in 44.12 followed by St Helens Stride Ruth Besford (45.20) and Jess
Hunt (49.21) also from GPW. Elizabeth Mole from Atherton Running Club took
the vets prize.
Race winners won Trophies, Up & Running Vouchers and
Land Rover Experience Days.
Congratulations to the club members that won prizes.
Results are now online:
Trail Race Results
Great North Run, Newcastle : Sunday 16th September
Ten of our athletes (at
least) joined almost 40,000 runners on a damp day in Newcastle that looked
great for running.
Dennis Wharton (1336 in 01:32:53) was first back for the club
followed by Gemma Lancaster (7291 in 01:48:44) our first lady back.
Craig Orrick (10489 in 01:54:06) and Cherryl Orrick (11011 in
01:54:51) finished together with Joanne Keogh (14879 in 02:00:13)
and Pete Mcaleny (17019 in 02:03:43) not far behind. Dorothy
Fairhurst (23000 in 02:13:18) had another great run to come 2nd
Janice Lawson (26204 in 2:18:60),
Karen Harrison (26455 in 02:19:31) and
Elaine Ahearn (34494 in 02:41:05) completed the runners we know
If you ran the race and
we missed you from our report, have some photos or would like to write a
report of the race please email us at
(thanks to Karen Harrison for the photo).
Liverpool Throws and Jumps competition, Wavertree :
On Saturday 15th, five of our athletes competed in the Liverpool Throws
& Jumps competition at Wavertree.
Mike Hughes threw 8.15 in the shot for third place,
and then threw 24.63 in the discus. Sophie Rigby won the
U20 ladies Long Jump with 5.12. Michael Causer won the
U20 mens Long Jump with a leap of 7.25. We also had two first
places from Taylor Caton Hand in the Triple jump with
12.48 and then in the Long jump with 6.22.
Jonathan Causer threw 9.32 in the U15 boys shot putt for
fifth place. Well done to them all for a great finish to their
West road Relays, Northwich : Saturday 15th September
On a fine day in Northwich the club contested the U13 and U15 age groups
and came away with four Merseyside team medals, three silvers and
The U13 girls’ trio of Alex Bottomley 11.39, Susan Shirling
10.53 and Abbie Roberts 12.08, collected the bronze medals and
were supported by the B team of Freya Roberts 12.52, Ellie Mawdsley
13.28 and Caitlin Young 12.45. The U13 boys’ team took
the silver medals thanks to James Mackell 10.21, Joe Ford 10.22 and Ben
Oldham 11.35. They were backed by Connor Whalley 11.04, Anthony
Walker 11.44 and Peter Davis 14.30.
The U15 girls’ outfit of Olivia Harwood-Moss 11.27 Lucy Griffiths
11.03 and Maddie Williams 11.12, collected silver medals and were
supported by Emily Roberts 12.51, Lauren Wilcock 13.39 and Alex Glynn
13.04. The U15 trio were superbly led off by James Lee with the
quickest time of the day 9.23 followed by Adam Woosey 9.34
and debutant Joe Hill 10.38.
mixed counties team of Rachel McGoldrick 11.10, Maria McGoldrick 11.21
and Megan Cunliffe 12.31, also deserve to be mentioned. Many thanks to
our supporters who were too numerous to mention.
Woodward (Team Manager)
Despite the clash with the Great North Run the senior ladies’ team of
Katie Bowers-Folan 23.48, Julia Eccleston 25.00 and Louise Hayes
31.18 finished fifth in the Merseyside contest and beat both
teams fielded by Lytham St Annes. Congratulations to all three for making
sure we finished a complete team.
senior men were only one short of fielding two teams with the leading
quartet of Jamie White 18.27, Jake Healy 22.06, Andy O’Connor 21.21 and
Ian White 21.22 taking sixth place in the Merseyside event.
The B team trio of
Maurice Collins 21:06, Ian Hayburn 20:46 and Stan Erlam 27:13
ran well and were ahead of ten teams at the end of the third leg. Well
Junior Waiting List Reinstated
NEW JUNIOR MEMBERS:
Unfortunately, due to the
significant increase in new members over the last few weeks we are having
to implement a waiting list for new athletes under the age of 11
UNLESS they are the sibling of an existing MEMBER.
If you would like to add a name to
the waiting list please email
firstname.lastname@example.org,uk or call in at the club to do it by hand.
We will open up spaces as soon as
they become available or new Coaches are recruited.
Junior Athletes Drop Off and Collection
Please remember that athletes MUST
be dropped off and picked up from trackside NOT the Cafe, NOT the Car Park
and certainly don't leave them to walk home!!! On Tuesday we had 2 injured
athletes whose parents we needed to speak to and they had been told to
walk home. As the nights close in you are exposing your children to
unacceptable risk regardless of their age / gender. Thanks for your
Winter Fixture Lists
A full list of fixtures and training slots is now
available for the Juniors. Please download and complete the attached
documents so that we know which groups you will be joining on which nights
from 2nd October.
Cross Country Invite
County Multi-Events Championship – Macclesfield, Sunday 9th September
On Sunday 9th September
four club athletes attended the Cheshire Multi Events Championship as open
Megan Lang and Emily
Smith shared 3rd place overall with exactly the same points and
received nice shiny trophies as reward for a superb end to their Track &
Field season. They were joined by Hannah Seabrook and Caitlin Young
who also did extremely well, Hannah winning the High Jump competition with
a PB of 1.47m and Caitlin running a PB of 15.3 in the 100m.
well done girls!
- Megan 7.03m (2nd), Caitlin 4.82m,
Hannah 1.47m(PB, 1st), Emily
100m:- Caitlin 15.3(PB)
70mH:- Megan 12.7(PB), Emily 12.8(PB), Hannah
LJ:- Megan 4.18m(2nd), Caitlin
Javelin:- Emily 18.75m(3rd)
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.
Entries are still available
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.