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April  2013


YDL Match 1, Woodbank Park, Stockport : Sunday, 28th April

On Sunday 28th April, 9 athletes competed in the first Youth Development League (upper) at Woodbank Park, Stockport in cold, windy and even wet conditions. As a club we still managed to finish 6th overall with 4 personal bests and 3 season bests.
Under 17 Men:
Taylor Caton Hand gained 2 PB's in the Under 17 Men's Long jump. He finished 1st with a jump of 6m68 and 1st in the High jump 1m66. Also achieving 12m50 in the Triple jump finishing 2nd. Jonathan Causer came 1st in the Discus with a throw of 24m24 and 2nd in the shot with 9m49. He ran a strong 1500m race finishing in 3rd position in 5:31:9.
Under 17 Women:
Shelby Jack competed in the 100m and 200m. In the 100m she finished 3rd in 14:1 and ran a strong 200m race finishing 4th.
Lauren Wilcock competed in the Long Jump, 3m38 and 54:1 in the 300m finishing 3rd.
Lucy Griffiths competed in the 800m and finished 2nd in 2:37:9 (PB) 
Maddie Williams competed in the 1500m, finishing 2nd in 5:53:6.
Under 20 Women:
Tricia Spark threw the discus and finished 1st with a seasons best of 22m01, in the hammer she achieved 40m05 and came 1st. In the shot she once again finished 1st with a seasons best of 8m85.
Maria McGoldrick finished 800m in 2:36:6 in 1st place. Rachel McGoldrick competed in the 1500m and finished in 5:36.
Well Done to everyone who represented the club and thank you to the officials. Hope to see more athletes at the next meeting.
Acting team manager: Helena McGoldrick

Coaching  Articles

Just added another interesting article (courtesy of Anthony Young)  to our coaching articles section.  If you have any interesting pieces to add, or would like to see,  please let us know.  You can see the initial articles by selecting the Coaching link in the right hand menu, then scroll down to the link for Coaching Articles.

Jaquie Bowers Folan

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our Junior Members parents. JAQUIE BOWERS FOLAN passed away earlier this week after battling illness. Her funeral is on Thursday 2nd May at Springwood Crematorium, 3pm. Katie and her sister Lauren would be happy to see anyone that knew her and ask that you wear electric blue and yellow clothes if possible (but not compulsory) as these were their mums favourite. On behalf of everyone at the Club we send best wishes and love to Katie, Lauren and the rest of their family and are here for you should you need anything. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are ready. XXX

Northern Track and Field Championships

Please note – the prospectus covers all championships. Youngest age group is U15 but U13s are permitted to compete as U15s except in triple jump, hammer, 400 or 3000.

Entry prospectus 

Liverpool Throws and Jumps Meeting 20 April 

There were several wins at the above meeting including Michael Causer 7.19 (LJ), Taylor Caton-Hand 6.62 (LJ) & 12.57 (TJ). Patricia Spark finished second in the hammer with 40.20. Patricia also shot putted 8.41, Jonathan Causer recorded 9.69 (SP) and 24.19 (DT) while Nathan Orr threw the discus 26.21.

London Marathon 21 April

Eight of the club's runners raced in this years London Marathon.  Largely a perfect day for running although it was a little hotter than promised in the later stages. One of the big draws of this race is how well it is supported and this year in particular the crowds, whether for Mo or for Boston, were bigger than ever and a huge help to the runners.

Gemma Connolly had a good race, improving her already impressive debut time and coming 9th Senior Female in 2:48:58.
Christopher Burrows
 just missed out on the three hour target (830th Senior Male in 3:02:08).

Ian Pass surprised himself by managing to hold onto an optimistic early pace given that this year he has not trained to his usual level  (475th V40 in 3:10:08)
Anthony Mousdale (138th V50 in 3:13:33)
 and Maurice Collins (154th V50 in 3:14:39) both held an even pace to maintain their good for age status.
Barry Graney (515th V45 in 3:22:03)
set off with Ian but didn't surprise himself in the latter stages which were exceptionally tough going (relying on too many sweet gels and not enough training!).

Dorothy Fairhurst (6th V70 in 4:55:22)  improved both her position and time this year, and Karen Harrison (848th V45 in 4:59:39) will have been pleased to finish comfortably under the five hour mark, no need for a Sian Williams style sprint finish was there?


Cheshire League: 21 April Ashton Under Lyne

There were a number of personal best and season’s best in the Cheshire League at East Cheshire’s home track. Personal bests included Joe Ford (1500), Lucy Griffiths (15000, Emily Smith (HJ), Bethany Baxter (200) while Rachel and Maria McGoldrick set season bests in the 1500 & 3000 respectively.  Results

On Sunday 21st April 2013, 32 athletes competed in the first Cheshire League of the track season. The athletes travelled to Ashton Under Lynne, East Cheshire. The club achieved several personal bests and 1st positions. The conditions were dull and windy however every individual performed to the best of their ability.

Under 11 Girls and Boys:

Name 75m 600m Long Jump
Celine Virton 12.5 (PB)
2m30 (PB)
Lauren Park
2:24:3 2m46
Jack Wooland 12:6 2:15:5 3m17
Charlie Roberts 11:8 2:09:8
Michael Brussels 14:0 2:25:8 3m31
Jamie Ford
Joseph Matthews 11:9 2:23:3
Joshua Oldham 12:5


Relay: Jamie, Jacob, Charlie

Under 13 Boys:

Name 200m 800m Shot put
Joe Houghton
Tom Standish
3:00 (PB) 4m43
Xander Storey 35:4


Under 13 Girls:

Name 100m 800m Discus Long Jump
Beth Hower 15:9

Lucy Price 16:8


Rebecca Houghton 16:8 3:38:9 (PB) 7m48
Caitlin Naylor 15:5

Under 15 Boys:

Name 200m 1500m Long Jump Discus
Matthew Lamb 25:7 (PB)
4m80 (PB) 15:05 (PB)
Christopher Lamb 27:9 (PB)
4m72 (PB) 15:82 (PB)
Joseph Woods 36:9

Joseph Ford

Ben Oldham 31:0



Relay: Matthew, Christopher, Joseph, Joe

Under 15 Girls:

Name 100m 1500m High Jump Shot put
Jessica Leonard 13:4


Zoe Pye 14:4


Caitlin Young 14:8

4m97 (PB)
Emily Smith

1m46 (PB) 4m42
Emily Roberts 15:5


Freya Roberts
6:19:9 (PB)


Under 17 Men:

Name 800m Shot Put
Jonathon Causer 2:37:4 (PB) 6m5 (PB)

Senior Men:

Name 3000m
Ian Roberts 11:40 (PB)

Senior Ladies:

Name 100m 1500m 3000m Javelin
Beth Baxter 13:5

Shelby Jack 14:0


Maria McGoldrick

Lucy Griffiths
5:49:5 (PB)

Rachel McGoldrick


Relay: Rachel, Maria, Helena, Lucy

Overall the club finished in 4th place- Well done to everybody who competed. Hope to see more athletes at the next league meeting on Sunday 19th May at Deeside.

Team manager: H McGoldrick


Cheshire League directions for Sunday 21st April

 Next Fixture is Cheshire League on Sunday 21st April at Ashton U Lyne. Team Manager is Helena McGoldrick, U11 to Seniors. Timetable to be found here: timetable

Directions are here: directions Please meet at Ashton at 11am, you will need to be a club member and have a club vest please.

Wigan Open Meeting Sunday 14th April

On Sunday 14th April 25 athletes and supporters made the short trip to wet & windy Wigan to take part in the Open Meeting.

Joseph Matthews, Lauren Marshall, Michael Brussels, Jorden Pilkington and Ian Roberts were all competing for the club for the 1st time on the track and did extremely well.

Many other athletes recorded PB's despite the atrocious weather which bodes extremely well for the coming months.

Well done to Charlie Roberts, Josh Oldham, Elizabeth Greenall, Dylan O'Brien, Taylor Caton Hand, Josh Neal, Ben Oldham, Liam O'Donoghue, Kieran O'Donaghue, Mia Langton, Natalie Tait, Caitlin Young, Jonathan Causer, Michael Causer, Joe Houghton, Emily Smith, Hannah Seabrook, Mike Hughes, Tricia Spark and Nathan Orr.

Full results can be found here: Results

Liverpool Open Medal Meeting - Saturday 13th April

10 athletes made the short trip to Liverpool to compete in the Open Competition with debut appearances by Dylan O'Brien and Elizabeth Greenall. Both did extremely well for their first competition, trimming a lot off the times achieved in training. Dylan won a Bronze in the 150m and Elizabeth's late charge just wasn't quite enough to secure 3rd place. Much to come from these promising youngsters as they are right at the bottom end of their age group.

Jessica Durrance ran a very good U11 600m race to secure a bronze medal, leading from the front early on she was just caught on the second lap but had a strong finish to stay in the medals.

Elizabeth Griffiths made her 1st track appearance of the year and ran strongly in a very competitive 600m heat followed soon after by a 150m race. A good start and she looks likely to keep improving with more race experience over the summer.

Kaitlin Naylor also had a first track appearance as a youngest age U13 and won Silver in the 75m and ran a great 150m race later in the morning.

In the U15 age group Hannah Seabrook made her 1st High Jump appearance of the season but the competition just started as the weather turned from sunny and warm to cold & showery. Not ideal for jumping and there will be much better suited events for Hannah later in the summer.

The Lamb brothers Christopher and Matthew continue to make a great impact on athletics having had a great winter in the Sportshall. Chris won Gold in Long Jump having threatened as much in training this week and Silver in the Javelin to go with the one he won at Trafford on Easter Monday. Matty still hasn't even trained for athletics as he finished the swimming season but after representing the NW is last weekend's National Sportshall Finals he won Silvers in 100m and 200m and a Bronze in 300m, what will he do with a bit of training!!

Jessica Leonard came off the back of a hard winter training regime to put down a marker to rivals in the sprints with two Golds in 100m and 200m. She had to come from behind in the 100m but her fitness paid off and she finished strongly to win my several metres. In the 200m she made up ground on other athletes within 30m of the start and held that lead down the straight into a biting headwind.

Emily Smith had her first hurdles race as an U15 and ran a really smooth, technically sound race to finish in Bronze position in 14.1 secs, again into a strong wind. After a long break she then finished 4th in a big Long Jump class and won Gold in the Javelin to round off a great first meeting of the year.

Well done to all of the athletes, apologies if I missed anyone out or if you competed in the afternoon after I had left (to get warm!)

Huge thanks to Parents and Coaches for their support today. Nice to see so many there and vocal as ever!

Report by Sutty the Bear  Results

Tom O'Mahoney Memorial Open Track Meeting - 13th April 2013
1 Mile (mixed age)
3rd  Jamie White (JNR)  04:52:00
10th Samuel Miley (U17) 05:40:70


Blackpool Marathon - 7th April

Mark Liptrot ran the Blackpool Marathon in a lifetime best of 2:59:52. This was good enough to place him 24th overall and 2nd V50
Mark put his success down to the structured training the veterans are now doing on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the club.
There's no waiting list for the Seniors and everyone is welcome so come along and join in - set your next pb or just have fun training with others.

County Championships - Cheshire 11/12 May & Merseyside 25 May.

The Entry Forms for the Merseyside County Championships are now available and can be downloaded here. Please note the cut off date of 17th May.   They are allowing Year 4 upwards to enter for experience, details on the forms.  Please note – there are events for U11s at the Merseyside Championships (male & female) – sprints, middle distance, long jump and soft javelin.


Entries are also open for the Cheshire Country Track and Field Championships.

Cheshire Entry Details