Anyone ever feel there just aren't enough events in a decathlon? Phil Robinson recently competed in a double decathlon consisting of 20 disciplines over 2 days : 100m, long jump, 200m hurdles, shot putt, 5000m, 800m, high jump, 400m, hammer, 3000m steeplechase, 110m hurdles, pole vault, 200m, discus, 3000m, 400m hurdles, javelin, 1500m, triple jump, 10,000m.
Phil finished in the top ten (9th V40) and although not normally known for his love of long distance he will have enjoyed running what works out to be more than a half marathon in laps of the track. Phil was also generously raising money for Willowbrook hospice and I'm sure that helped him through the 10000 metres!
Wine Tasting Social
Friday 25th October sees the return of the successful Wine Tasting Experience that has run for the last 2 years.
Open to members, parents and friends (over 18) this is a relaxed and informal evening where competitors try to match 6 mystery wines to their tasting notes. Tickets are great value at £9.50 each, it's at West Park RUFC on Prescot Rd, starts at 8.00pm prompt and usually finishes late as the bar is open when the competition ends.
Tickets go on sale at the club on Tuesday 27th August with numbers strictly limited. Book now to avoid disappointment!
On Sunday 18th August 3 of our U17 men competed in the North of England U15 - U17 age group Championships. Ethan Bell set another club record in taking silver in the javelin with a personal best throw of 52.50 while Taylor Caton-Hand collected bronze in the long jump with 6.46m also a grade 1one standard. Jonathan Causer just missed out taking fourth place in the shot putt (9.66) and competed in the final of the discus with a personal best of 28.30m.. Well done to all three!
5 club athletes attended the Open Medal Meeting at Trafford AC. Special Mention to Luka Ashcroft who attended his first ever athletics competition and did really well in a very competitive U11 category recording 14.90s in the 75M, 33.40s in 150m and 1.49m in Long Jump.
Other athletes who competed were:
Charlie Roberts U11- won his heat in 75m (11.60), 2nd in 150m (22.80), 4th in 600m (1.48.6)
Joe Houghton U13 - 7th in 800m (2.43.40)
Lauren Marshall U13 - 2nd in heat of 150m (22.20), 10th in Long Jump (4.00m)
Jorden Pilkington U13 - 4th in Long Jump (1.25m), 4th in Shot Put (5.97m)
For full results Click Here
Birchwood 10K - Sunday 18th August
12 Seniors made the short trip to Birchwood to compete in the 10K race organised by Spectrum Striders. The race was the 4th Fixture of the new Seniors Club Championship and it's great to see so many club members racing together again
Leading the club home in 27th place overall (1st Junior Male) was Jamie White in a superb time of 36.06. First lady home was Sonya Monaghan in 215th overall but 2nd FV35 in another great time of 45.33.
Ray Vose and Dennis Wharton made their first championship appearance of the season finishing in 196th and 200th respectively with times of 44.34 and 44.45.
Following Sonya home for the ladies were Tami Garvey Jones (398th overall 12th in age, 51.23), Helena McGoldrick (498th, 6th in age, 54.37), Linda White (510th, 7th in age, 55.06), Joanne Keogh (539th, 56.11), Amanda Coogan (598th, 58.46), Karen Harrison (648th, 61.08), Janet Holmes (726th, 9th in age, 68.35), Karen Young (732nd, 69.39).
Seniors Club Championship
In the mens's league all 3 runners scored 3 points as unfortunately we were underneath the minimum limit of 5.
In the ladies league 9 points were distributed boosting Helena McGoldrick and Sonya Monaghan up the table into joint second with Jo Keogh still holding on thanks to a score of 5 points at Birchwood.
The Next Championship Fixture is Pennington Flash 5mile race on 1st September: Download Entry Form Here
Entry fee: £7.00 UKA attached £9.00 unattached Race permit number applied for
Prize List: 1st 3 Men & 1st 3 Ladies 1st Team (3 to
count) Men & ladies
Annual General Meeting of St Helens Sutton Athletic Club
A notice is displayed in the clubhouse for the nomination of Committee
members. Nominations can also be made via e-mail to the Secretary –
Christine Dempsey firstname.lastname@example.org and should be received 1
week prior to the AGM.
Northern League at SportCity 3 August 2013.
Despite finishing fourth for the fourth successive match and athletes
providing a dozen personal
bests and a baker's dozen of season's bests, the club narrowly failed to
maintain its place in division
2 (West) after a season blighted by injury and absences. Ironically, had
Manchester managed nine
more points on the day it would have been Trafford relegated instead of
ourselves. The miracle is
that we managed to be so consistent throughout the season despite all
the set-backs which is due to
Taylor Caton-Hand showed the way with a club record triple jump of 13.31 and victory in the long jump, supported by Karen Marsh with three personal bests in the hurdles and sprints, while Ethan Bell moved closer to the 50m in the javelin. Matt Crehan returned to competition in the 800 where he and Jamie White were in excellent form. Ian Costello (1500) and Barry Graney (5000) were quicker than last time while Ian Roberts set a personal best in the latter only forty eight hours after running a road race. Amy Hughes responded brilliantly to the demands of the day by competing in her maximum of seven events, the first female athlete in living memory to do so and an ‘athlete of the year’ performance given the injuries she was carrying at the outset.
Mainstays Gemma Connolly and Phil Robinson were not at their strongest following absences but Gemma produced a splendid finish in the 1500m to give her encouragement on her return while Phil produced season's bests in the hurdles, long jump and triple jump as he competed in his maxium seven events. Rachel Woosey recorded a personal best 63.3 in the 400m while the McGoldrick twins came up with two second places in the middle distance events, as did Chloe Rigby in the long jump. Patricia Spark won the hammer with Lucy Croft taking second place in the 'B' event.
The injury bug struck again when Sophie Rigby had to pull out of the pole vault and Shelby Jack was injured running the 100m. Jake Healy recorded pb's in the 400 and 200 while Jonathan Causer bravely stepped into the breach in the sprints to record personal bests in the 100 and 200. Steve Clague finished third in the 400m hurdles, an event he thought he may never be able to do again after injuring himself in the Isle of Man. Michael Hughes contributed to four throws with Nathan Orr hovering around the 28m mark in the discus.
Thanks to our officials, Dave Morley (track), Ray Vose (timekeeper),
Field judges and helpers
Phil Thomas, Chris Dempsey, Julie Woosey, Chris Causer, Michael Causer,
Nathan Orr and
Adam Woosey so we were able to score maximum points.
Sizzler - Thursday 1st August