Provisional Junior Fixtures for Summer 2013
Now available to download. As ever, please confirm that they are definitely going ahead as scheduled and confirm whether you need to enter online beforehand, via a Team Manager or on the day.
Latest Juniors Newsletter (January 2013)
Now available to download.
Sportshall final match - Shavington, Crewe : 27th January
On Sunday 27th January we took a strong squad to the
final fixture in the Northwest Sportshall League at Shavington Leisure
Centre in Crewe. Despite a few last minute illnesses 28 athletes made the
trip to try and improve our final league placings.
Northern Cross Country Championships - Knowsley Safari Park : 26th January
On Saturday ten young athletes competed in the Northern Cross Country
Championship at Knowsley Safari Park.in very snowy conditions.
Team Manager Helena McGoldrick
Knowsley provided an interesting course with varied
terrain; there was mud, frozen mud, wet mud and a new one for me snow-mud.
Also at least some of the course was part of the safari park open to
animals judging by the smell of my clothing and shoes when I got home!
First back for the Ladies was Gemma Connolly (36:34,
49) a really good result considering she lost her shoe twice,
abandoning it second time.
Lots of Juniors still turned up for outdoor track
training on Thursday despite us sending out lots of cancellation messages.
Northern Indoor Championships at Sheffield. 11/12 January
Taylor Caton-Hand won the U17 long jump title with a p.b. 6.50 and finished third in the triple jump with 12.28. Thaddeus Anim-Somuah popped over from Holland where he is working to record 51.24 in his 400m heat and 50.38 in his semi final.
High jumpers Hannah Seabrook and Chloe Rigby finished sixth in their respective age group high jump finals, Hannah recording 1.45 and Chloe 1.50.
Ian Costello finished eighth at the Bramhall Park Run on 11 January recording 18.55. These are good regular races for seniors.
On Sunday 13th January 2013, 19 athletes travelled to Boggart Hole Clough for the 4th match of the Manchester Area Cross Country League. The conditions were ideal for cross country; very wet and boggy underfoot!
First off for the club were the Under 11 Girls. Elizabeth Griffiths represented the club alone and competed in her first cross country race. She finished very well, 47th in 7:26.
Secondly, the Under 11 Boys. Joe Houghton led the team home 12th in 10:34. Charlie Roberts finished 17th in 11:15. Also Jamie Ford completed the race in 20th in 11:32, and Xander Storey came 30th in 14:29. The team finished in 6th position.
The Under 13 Girls had two complete teams; firstly Susan Shirling finished 13th in 10:09. Abbie Roberts was 43rd in 12:04, closely followed by Freya Roberts, 48th in 12:24. Caitlin Young was 51st in 13:01. Ellie Mawdsley completed the course 52nd in 13:12 and Rosie Dwyer came 54th in 14:20. The teams finished in 11th and 15th position.
The Under 13 Boys ran the distance of 3200m. Joe Ford ran well and finished in 7th in 14:27. Liam O’Donoghue experienced what cross country was about for the first time.
Meanwhile, the Under 15 Girls were led home by Lucy Griffiths who was 20th in 16:32. Alex Glynn was 34th in 20:20 and Elizabeth Dingsdale was 35th in 20:21. Emily Roberts finished 36th in 21:28. As a team the girls finished 8th overall.
Finally, the Under 17 Ladies. Rachel McGoldrick ran a strong race finishing 10th in 17:10. Maria McGoldrick was closely behind in 15th place and finished in 17:44.
Well done to everyone who raced; hope to see you all at Woodbank Park, Stockport on Sunday 10th February.
Gemma Connolly kept herself in the hunt for an aggregate award as our only lady finisher while a quartet of senior men (Tom Griffiths 44.08; Mark Liptrot 48.20; Andy O’Connor 49.46 and Peter Johnson 53.55) completed the men’s turn out.
The club had a good selection of runners in this year's championship race on a testing course particularly the waterlogged field.
Report to follow.
Cheshire County Championships, Reaseheath : 5th January
Three ladies represented the club in the Cheshire Championships. For the Senior Women Gemma Connelly came home well up the field 5th in 31:28. For the U17 girls Rachel and Maria McGoldrick both made it into the top ten, finishing 9 and 10th in 20:31 and 21:33 respectively.
Isle of Man Northern Senior Track and Field fixture
Please read the linked document that details current travel arrangements for travel to this fixture. Although the fixture seems a long time away, this needs to be finalised as soon as possible to ensure travel and accommodation can be arranged, as it falls on a Bank holiday weekend. The club will subsidise this trip and has agreed to cap the amount athletes will pay, giving a great opportunity to visit and compete on the Isle of Man with two nights B&B and travel included.
If you have said you will attend, or are interested in coming along on what is always a great trip, please read the details and confirm your interest as soon as possible.
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). Don't forget nightly track fees are now £2 for non members so save yourself some money and join us.
Please return form with Cheque payable to St Helens Sutton AC to address on membership form or pay at the desk on the night.
Happy New Year!
Time to put those new year resolutions to the test and burn off a bit of the Christmas pudding. Training resumes as normal at the club on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting this Thursday 3rd Jan.