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December 2012



Christmas Handicap - Sherdley Park : 30th December

The 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 McGoldrick.

Presentation 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 Fairhurst

SENIOR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR  Michael Causer and Tricia Spark

JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR  Jonathan Causer and Rachel McGoldrick

JUNIOR PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR  Josh Neal and Maria McGoldrick


Thanks very much to Paralympian David Devine for presenting the awards for us.


Christmas Handicap

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 membership form (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.


Xmas 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 10.15am.

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.

Sportshall – Sunday 9th December:

Well done to all athletes, we are in a great position to make the finals in a number of age groups!

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

Not 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.


New Athletes

Please 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.

Junior Newsletter

Latest Junior newsletter can be found here

Manchester League Cross Country Match 3, Wythenshawe Park : 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