- Sherdley Park : 30th December
Christmas handicap finally went ahead on Sunday and surprisingly the course
wasn't too bad. It was a change from recent routes to avoid the
worst spots and ran really well, a little too well for some as they switched
onto the road wherever possible!
The ‘Junior’ race (which also included novice adults) was won by Jack
Lowrie and first girl was Elizabeth Griffiths. The ‘Senior’ race
which included U17’s was won by William Griffiths and Rachel
Evening : Rainhill Sports Club 28th December
A big thanks you to all who attended and organised this great
night out. There's a full set of photos on the clubs Facebook page
The main award winners were
SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Ste Clague and Dot
SENIOR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Michael Causer and
JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Jonathan Causer and
JUNIOR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Josh Neal and Maria
very much to Paralympian David Devine for presenting the awards for us.
Unfortunately Sherdley Park is currently not fit for the
Christmas Handicap this Sunday.
We are postponing it until Sunday 30th December
at 10.15am. Sorry for any inconvenience.
In the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas.
2013 Annual Subscriptions
The committee would like to remind all members that their annual
subscriptions for 2013 should be paid for next year. If you haven't filled
a membership form in recently why not
update the club with your contact details and any relevant medical notes.
Fees are listed on the
(or see link on left - Join Us)
Please return form with Cheque payable to St Helens
Sutton AC to address on membership form or bring it down on the night.
Handicap - update, moved to 30th Dec (see above)
The Christmas Handicap is Sunday 23rd
December at 10.30am. It is a fun run for ALL Athletes and Parents
around Sherdley Park with head starts given to slower runners so that
everyone has a chance of winning.
There are prizes for all junior runners, the winners and
for the best fancy dress (optional). Last year’s turnout was awesome, let’s make
2012 even better!
Meet at the Yellow Gates on Marshalls Cross Rd at
Juniors 6PM Group
This is your last Thursday indoors, we will be presenting
the awards from the assessments that we did a couple of weeks ago so please make
sure that you are there if you filled in the sheets. From January we will be
outside on Tuesdays and Thursday at 6pm.
Jess Ennis Book
If you would like to win a signed Jess Ennis autobiography
please buy a raffle ticket from Helena at training this week, £1 each. The
winner will be drawn at the Christmas Handicap.
Presentation Evening – Friday
28th December at Rainhill Sports Club
Tickets are selling fast, if you have competed in 2011/12
season please be sure to attend and bring your family along. Tickets are on sale
at the subs desk.
Hot Pot and Disco included.
– Sunday 9th December:
Well done to all
athletes, we are in a great position to make the finals in a number of age
Thanks also to Ian,
Ann and Jude for Team Managing, to Damian, Stu and Sharon for volunteering as
Field Judges and to Karen for washing 40 T-Shirts on Monday
L&D Senior's Cross Country League, Match 3 : Stadt Moers, 8th December
too many Sutton athletes made the start line of this local race, which offered
heavy going after the recent heavy rains. First back with an excellent run was
Greg Williams (8th, 35:19), finding his old form and running really well
this year. Alan McNally (42:32) and Pete Johnson (46:25) completed
the men's finishers with Louise Hogg (52:59)
our final senior, just making up a scoring team.
note that we are not taking any more Under 16 athletes in to the club unless
they have been referred by a school or coach. Please don’t bring friends etc
down as we hate disappointing them on training nights. Chris Causer is operating
a waiting list.
Latest Junior newsletter can be found
Manchester League Cross Country Match 3,
: Saturday 1st December
On Saturday 1st December 2012, 17 young athletes travelled to
Wythenshawe Park for the 3rd Manchester Area Cross Country League.
In very wet conditions the Under 11 Boys ran the distance of 2.1km.
Joe Houghton lead the team in, in 8th place in 9:47. Jamie
Ford was 21st in 10:47 and Lewis Danner finished
28th in 11:47. Well done boys; the team finished 5th!
The Under 13 Girls covered the course of 2.1km. Susan Shirling
finished 13th in 9:57, Abbie Roberts was 35th in
10:52. Alex Bottomley was 43rd in 11:03 and Ellie
Mawdsley finished in 58th place in 12:05. Well done girls; the
team finished 9th!
The Under 13 Boys covered 3.1km. Once again Joe Ford lead
the team home in 7th in 12:31, Thomas Standish was 42nd
in 16:09 and Peter Davies finished 44th in 20:20.
Well Done boys; the team also finished 9th!
The Under 15 Girls ran the distance of 3.1km. Lucy Griffiths,
leading the team in, finished 17th in 14:05. Shortly followed by
Maddie Williams in 22nd in 14:46 and Alex Glynn 26th
in 16:44. Well done girls; the team finished 4th!
The Under 15 Boys, once again had a superb race. They covered the
distance of 4.1km with just 3 seconds separating Adam Woosey and
James Lee. Adam finished 20th in 15:56, and James
finishing 21st in 15:59. Well done lads!
The last race was the Under 17 Women; covering the distance of 4.1km
Rachel McGoldrick finished 10th in 17:52 and Maria
McGoldrick running a strong race finished in 14th in 18:20.
Well done girls!
Team Manager: Helena McGoldrick