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June  2013


Jim Crehan

We regret to report that Jim Crehan passed away on Monday morning 1st June, losing his battle against terminal cancer.  As soon as information about the funeral is known club members will be circulated.

Jim was an integral part of the club during his time as an athlete and the courage he has shown in the face of his illness has been immense. Our thoughts are with Sue, Matt and the rest of Jims family.

 Dash Quadrathlon

On Sunday 17 junior athletes made the short trip to Sportcity in Manchester to compete in the Quadrathlon competition arranged by Dash Athletics. This competition continues to grow and attracts dozens of the best young multi event athletes in the country making it a really tough competition to earn Top 10 finishes.


Sophie Lilley, Lucy Strettle and Jack Smedley all made their debut for the club and should be proud of their performances and finishing positions.

The fine weather also helped our more experienced athletes to smash long standing PB's with one or two breaking records in every event that they entered. 

Full results can be found here: Results


Joint 6th Place overall (181 points) - Lucy Strettle recorded 13.4s for 75m, 12.89m for vortex throw, 2.45.5 for 600m, 2.64m for Long Jump (LJ).

Joint 6th Place overall (181 points) - Amber Escoffery recorded 13.7s for 75m, 10.51 for vortex, 2.23.2 for 600m and 2.94m for LJ.

9th Place overall (175 points) - Sophie Lilley recorded 13.6s for 5m, 11.19m for vortex, 2.22.5 for 600m and 2.48m for LJ.

12th Place overall (163 points) - Mikayla Clague recorded 14.3s for 75m, 10.04m for vortex, 2.44.1 for 600m and 2.8m for LJ.


 16th place overall (203 points) - Jack Smedley recorded 12.9s for 75m, 14.02m for vortex, 2.25.3 for 600m and 2.72m for Long Jump

18th place overall (183 points) - Joseph Matthews recorded 14.1s which was a PB for 75m, 16.27m for vortex, 2.17.9 and a PB for 600m and 2.25m and a PB for LJ.


 13th place overall (231 points) - Ellie Doyle recorded 13.0s for 75m, 14.52 for vortex, 2.10.0 to win her heat for 600m and 3.08 for Long Jump.


10th place overall (279 points) - Charlie Roberts broke the Quadrathlon Championship record and his own PB with a superb run in the 600m to record 1.49.3. He also achieved 11.6s for 75m, 15.64 for vortex and 3.43m in LJ.

29th place overall (219 points) - Josh Oldham recorded 2 PB's with 2.11.6 to win his 600m heat and 2.55m in LJ. He also ran 13.0 for 75m.


17th place overall (164 points) - Lauren Marshall achieved a PB in every event entered with 14.2s for 100m, 4.96M in Shot, 3.16.9 for 800m and breaking 4m for the 1st time with 4.01 in LJ.

20th place overall (158 points) - Jorden Pilkington achieved 3 PB's with 14.6s in 100m, 3.15.1 in 800m and 3.88m in LJ. She also recorded 5.39m in Shot.

27th place overall (128 points) - Kaitlin Naylor also achieved a clean sweep of 4 PB's with 15.3s in 100m, 5.25m in Shot, 3.21.7 in 800m and 3.40m in LJ.

Charlotte Cherry  only entered two events but PB'd in both with 14.2s in 100m and 5.54 in Shot and the same for Natalie Tait with PB's of 3.19.1 in 800m and 3.29m in Long Jump.


Jordan Olurankise-Benson entered two events and recorded 14.6s for 100m and 3.21m in Long Jump.


12th place overall - Caitlin Young had a clean sweep of PB's with 14.8s for 100m, 5.33m in Shot, 3.69m in LJ and breaking 3 minutes for the 1st time in 800m with 2.56.2

Well done to everyone and thank you as always to our noisy parents for your support on the day.

Northern Championships, Sportcity, Manchester : 22/23 June

Gemma Connolly took a massive forty seconds off her personal best recording 17.49.77 on Sunday when finishing fourth in the Northern Track and Field 5000m championship at Sport City, also setting a new club record.

Thaddeus Anim-Somuah recorded a seasons best 11.13 in his heat of the 100m.

YDL Match 3, Bury : Saturday 22nd June

Saturday 22nd June 2013, 31 athletes competed in the third Youth Development league meeting at Bury. In dull conditions, 30 personal bests were achieved!

In the Under 13 Boys : Peter Davies ran a superb 100m to finish in 15:7 (PB) and also achieved a PB in his 200m, 31.9. He threw 5.39m in the shot to finish in 4th. Adam Fairclough achieved a PB in his long jump, jumping 4.11m and finishing in 1st, running a strong 200m finishing in 30:2. Thomas Standish ran an excellent 800m race; 3:00:3 and putt the shot 4.81m.

The Under 13 girls fielded a strong team; Natalie Tate achieved a PB in the 70mHurdles, 17:8 and jumped 3.31m in the long jump (another PB). Also, Charlotte Cherry ran brilliantly in the 75m getting a PB- 11:0 and ran 22:0 for the 150m. Jorden Pilkington competed in the 75m finishing in 11:4, came 2nd in the high jump 1.30m and threw 5.58m in the shot putt. Lauren Marshall covered the 150m in 21:6 and got a PB in the long jump, 3.70m. Chloe Orrick ran superb in the 800m to get a PB, 3:03:4 and also threw 13.62m in the javelin (a second PB). Lucy Price finished strongly in the 800m in 3:03:6 (PB) in 5th position. Sian Glynn ran great in the 1200m and got a PB- 5:10:6, also racing well in the 1200m was Kanyarat Avison who also achieved a PB of 5:25:6. The relay team consisted of Charlotte Cherry, Jorden Pilkington, Lauren Marshall and Sian Glynn finishing in 2nd in 58:8!

The Under 15 boys covered the majority of their events. Joshua Rawlinson finished 3rd in the 100m in 13:1, also competing in the 200m he finished strongly in 27:2. He jumped well in the long jump- 4.86m. Christopher Lamb finished in 13:4 for his 100m and got a PB in his long jump, jumping 4.72m. Sam Thompson competed in the 200m and 1500m. In his 200m he got a PB of 27:1 and also ran a fantastic 1500m race to finish in 4:59:8 (PB). Adam Woosey competed in the 300m to finish in 2nd with a PB of 43:9. Also competing in the 800m he won in a time of 2:14:6 and threw the javelin 11.15m. Joseph Woods represented the club in the 300m and finished in 58:3 (PB) and threw the shot 4.63m. He also threw the discus 11.44m (PB). Connor Whalley finished the 800m in 2:50:1 (PB) and threw the shot putt 4.67m. The 4x100m relay team included: Christopher Lamb, Joseph Woods, Connor Whalley and Joshua Rawlinson. They finished in 1st in 54:2. The 4x300m relay team was: Adam Woosey, Sam Thompson, Connor Whalley and Christopher Lamb, the team finished 1st in 3:12:9.

In the Under 15 girls: Emily Smith competed in the 75mHurdles to finish in 12:9, jumped 1.45m in the high jump and threw the Javelin 18.73m to finish 3rd. Megan Lang competed in the 75mHurdles too and finished in 13:3, jumped 4.25m in the long jump to secure 2nd place. Jessica Leonard covered the 100m in 13:5 and also ran a superb 200m to finish 1st in 27:2. Zoe Pye finished 1st in the B race in 14:1. Erin Makin ran well in the 200m winning her heat and finishing in 29.1 (PB) and got a PB in her long jump, jumping 4.11m. Emma Fairclough got 2 PBs- one in the 800m (2:48:6) and another in the discus throwing a worthy 15.63m. Ellie Mawdsley came 4th in her 800m race and finished strongly in 2:58:7. Alex Glynn represented the club in the 1500m and finished in 6:35:2 achieving a PB. Hannah Seabrook jumped brilliantly in the high jump, gaining a PB of 1.50m- resulting in a win for the club! Laura Fairclough putt the shot 7.60m and won her event. Laura Rigby, who also participated in the shot putt threw 5.91m and got a PB. Louise Fairclough competed in the discus throw and got a PB (14.97m). Alex Bottomley competed in the javelin and threw 17.08m, winning the B counters throw. The relay team was made up of Megan Lang, Erin Makin, Zoe Pye and Hannah Seabrook finishing in 2nd in 56:6!

Well Done to everyone who competed! Hope to have a good turnout (especially the under 13 boys!) for the last YDL meeting at Sportcity on Saturday 13th July.

Results    Team manager: Helena McGoldrick    


Long Jump Improvements

The Club continues to strive for improved maintenance of facilities and recently recruited members to dig out the Long Jump pit after various lumps of concrete and a paving flag surfaced in the sand. Huge thanks to Causer Family (Chris, Ray, Michael, Jonathon), Helena McGoldrick, Roberts Family (Ian, Charlie, Jacob), Colin Spark, Rawlinson Family (Paul, Nathan, Josh), Ford Family (Jonny, Jo, Jamie, Theo), Tony Whalley and Simon Neal who all brought their buckets and spades on Friday 7th June. The gang worked hard and after about 1 hours the sand was removed exposing damaged paving flags and crumbling concrete to the base and sides of the pit. The area needs to be inspected and an estimate obtained for the required repairs, however, this will be done in conjunction with the Sport Centre and Council. We hope to have a much improved Long Jump back in action as soon as possible, after all, we have one of the best long jumpers Michael Causer (currently ranked 3rd in U20s) and a superb long and triple jumper Taylor Caton-Hand (ranked 4th LJ in U17s and 12th TJ in U17s) to look after and provide suitable facilities for.

Apologies to anyone who may have been missed from the roll call and thanks again to all who helped.

Northern League, Match 2 : Longford Park, Stretford

Five club records fell as a weakened side pulled together to grab a hard earned fourth place at Trafford. Taylor Caton-Hand set clubs records in the senior, junior and U17 age groups with 13.10m, winning the event with Craig Knight winning the B string.

The ladies 4 x100m relay team knocked one-tenth of a second off the previous senior record with 52.8 secs thanks to Rachel Woosey, Chloe Rigby, Bethany Baxter and Sophie Rigby. The ladies 4x400m recorded 4.36.7 which is a new under 20 record for Rachel McGoldrick, Louise Hayes, Maria McGoldrick and Rachel Woosey.


Luke Towers and Ray Vose decided to steeplechase earning second places in the A & B events, Gemma Connolly ran three splendid middle races, while Thaddeus Anim-Somuah produced two outstanding second places. Karen Marsh and Amy Hughes were excellent in the hurdles, Karen produced a personal best in the 400H and Amy winning the B 100H and the B high jump.

Patricia Spark won the hammer and earned good points in the discus and shot putt. Emma McClatchey produced her best throw of the season with 25.02 for second place in the javelin to add to her second in the pole vault and third in the triple jump. Lucy Croft was second in the B hammer and discus. Catherine Spark grabbed third spot in the B javelin.

The men's throwers competed well, Ethan Bell taking third in the A javelin and Tom McKeever second B. Phil Robinson was third in the pole vault and shot putt and will be available for more events at the next meeting. Nathan Orr continues to improve in the Discus while Steve Winn took fourth B. Michael Hughes and Phil Robinson were less than a metre apart in the hammer.

Lucy Griffiths ran another splendid 800 while Maria McGoldrick gave a good account of herself in the 400 as Rachel stepped up to 3000m. Chloe Rigby was third in the high jump while sister Sophie won the B pole vault.

Dave Forrester was second in the 800m while Callum Lockett won a fiercely contested 800m in a personal best time. Callum also took on the 1500m in conjunction with Jake Healy, who ran the 400 and 200 (the latter with Simon Anim-Somuah in support and the former with Sam Miley taking on the burden of the A string for a second successive sub-60 performance). Ian Costello and Barry (are you sure there's no-one else?) Graney coped well with the heat.


It was a splendid club performance with support from our officials
Dave Morley (track), Pam Appleton (Timekeeper), Roger McCall, Colin Spark, John Irwin, Christine Dempsey and Phil Thomas who covered the long and high jumps between them.

Team Scores:                             League Positions

West Cheshire AC 381             West Cheshire 11.5 (803)
Trafford 364                               Isle of Man 9.5 (785)
Isle of Man 363                         Trafford 9 (744)
St Helens-Sutton A C 340.5      St Helens-Sutton A C 6 (668.5)
LPS 328                                      LPS 3 (590)
Manchester Harriers 253.5      Manchester Harriers 3 (560.5)

Next match Litherland Sun 7 July 2013.
Henderson's End fell race, Rivington Pike : Thursday 6th June 
Thursday evening saw four of the Vets take on the Henderson's End fell race up and around Rivington Pike.  
The race was a scenic, but challenging 7 miler, with over 800 feet of ascent. Fell veteran Mark Liptrot led the team with Sonya Monaghan running her second fell race, 
Jonny Ford running his first and Gary Oldham getting a baptism of fire having only just decided to join the club the day before! 
Beautiful weather and great, friendly race organisation all came together to make for a brilliant run.  
Thanks also to Greg Carns for marshalling and being club photographer for the night.
Updated Fixture List 

A few new Open Fixtures have been announced so we have updated the fixture list.

We would like to remind all parents and athletes that we are a competitive club and expect all members to attend competitions. Team Managers will
select athletes for League Fixtures based on performance in Open Competitions and previous League Fixtures so the Open's are important to
register your claim for scoring places in the Leagues.
Youth Development League (Upper)  Match 2, Eccles : Sunday 2nd June

A brilliant team performance brought the club to within one point of second place on a sunny day at Eccles. There were victories for Michael, Causer (100 & LJ), Tom McKeever (J), Ethan Bell (JT), Sam Miley (400 & 1500), Jonathan Causer (SP & DT), Taylor Caton-Hand (long & Triple Jumps), Rachel Woosey (100 & 200), the McGoldrick twins (800 and 1500), Lucy Griffiths (800), Patricia Spark (Hammer, Discus, Shot).

There were sterling performances from Josh Neal on his YDL debut, Maddy Williams over the metric mile, Lauren Wilcock and Louise Hayes in their chosen events while Bethany Baxter and Chloe Rigby collected second places. 

The clubs officials were Julia Hayes (track), John Irwin (timekeeper) and field event judges Colin Spark, Mr & Mrs Causer, Nathan Dunn Helena McGoldrick with Phil Thomas trying to look useful without too much success.

Dave Morley was outstanding as team manager and the spectators who came with magnificent in their support and in providing transport.

Youth Development League (Lower) Match 2, Leigh : Saturday 1st June

Twenty Six athletes competed in the second Youth Development League meeting at Leigh. The conditions were ideal for competing, it was warm and dry and PBs were achieved! Christopher Lamb achieved the club Javelin record with a throw of 35m26; Well done!!

Under 13 girls:

Jorden Pilkington competed in the 75m and finished 4th and achieved a PB: 11:3! She also won the high jump with a PB of 6m25! She got a PB in the shot and finished 2nd throwing 6m25!

Lauren Marshall competed in the 150m and finished 1st in 21:5 (PB). She also finished 1st in the long jump with 3m62!

Lucy Price competed in the 800m and finished 6th in 3:08 (PB)!

Chloe Orrick achieved a PB in the 1200m and got a PB in the javelin!

Relay: Jorden Pilkington, Lauren Marshall, Lucy Price, Natalie Tait (4th position)

Under 13 boys:

Adam Fairclough competed in the 100m and finished 4th in 14:3, achieved a PB in his long jump (4m) and finished 3rd!

Peter Davies also competed in the 100m and finished in 4th place in 15:8 (PB) and achieved a PB in his 200m by finishing 3rd in 33:1! He also competed in the shot.

Joe Houghton finished 3rd in the 800m in 2:34:7 (PB).

Thomas Standish also ran 800m and finished 6th in 2:59:2, he also threw the shot: 4m50.

Daniel Dobson competed for the first time. He ran 200m finishing 5th in 31:8 and jumped 3m55 in the long jump finishing 3rd. He achieved 2 PBs!

Relay: Adam Fairclough, Daniel Dobson, Joe Houghton, Thomas Standish (3rd position)

Under 15 girls:

Emily Smith came 2nd in the 75mHurdles in 12:9 and also came 2nd in the high jump with 1m45. She threw 18m16 in the javelin finishing 3rd (PB)!

Hannah Seabrook came 2nd in the high jump with 1m40 and also finished 4th in the javelin with a throw of 7m75 (PB)!

Erin Makin won her long jump with 4m08 (PB)!

Megan Lang finished 2nd in the 75mHurdles in 13:5 (PB) and came 3rd in the long jump with 4:16!

Emma Fairclough finished 6th in the discus with 13m46 (PB)! And finished 4th in the shot with 6m68!

Ellie Mawdsley ran the 800m and finished 6th in 3:03 (PB)!

Jessica Leonard ran the 100m in 13:2 and finished 2nd, also winning the 200m in 27:0!

Zoe Pye won her 100m finishing in 13:7 and also won her 200m finishing in 29:0!

Relay: Emily Smith, Erin Makin, Megan Lang, Zoe Pye (4th position)

Under 15 boys:

Joseph Woods came 4th in the shot with 4m51 (PB) and came 4th in the discus; 8m38!

Joseph Ford competed in the 1500m and finished in 3rd place!

Sam Thompson also competed in the 1500m finishing in 5th place!

Matthew Lamb ran the 200m and finished 1st in 24:2 (PB). He finished 3rd  in the 300m in 40:3!

Christopher Lamb won his 800m in 2:26:7; he jumped 4m09 in the long jump! He also won the javelin with a throw of 35m26 (PB)!

Adam Woosey won his 800m in 2:17:2, he finished 4th in 44.7 (PB)! He also won the javelin with 16m33 (PB)!

Joshua Rawlinson came 4th in the 100m in 12:5 (PB) and also achieved a PB in his 200m finishing 4th in 27:2! He also won his long jump with 5m21 (PB)

Connor Whalley won his 100m in 16:6 (PB) and also achieved a PB in his high jump with 1m24 finishing 3rd!

4x100m relay: Joe Ford, Joshua Rawlinson, Joseph Woods, Connor Whalley (2nd position)

4x300m relay: Christopher Lamb, Adam Woosey, Joe Ford, Matthew Lamb (1st position)

Well done to everyone who competed for the club!! Overall the club finished 2nd !

Team manager: Helena