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August  2013


Double Decathlon

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!

Junior Fixtures - Winter 2013/14

Here are the winter fixtures, recently updated.

Litherland 24th August


Northern U17 Championships – Liverpool 17/18 August 2013

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!


Trafford Open

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

The results have been updated following the Birchwood 10K and can be downloaded  here Men  Women.

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

The AGM will be held at the Bull and Dog, Marshall’s Cross Road on Monday 30th September 2013 at 7.30pm

Please do your best to attend, the Committee needs the support of its members to conduct the business of the Club. Everyone has something to offer, no experience needed!

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 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
the flexibility of the athletes.

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.
The match scores were 1: LPS 421; 2: West Cheshire 418.5; 3: Isle of Man 339.5; 4: St helens-Sutton 296; 5: Trafford 272; 6: Manchester 264.
The final League positions were: 1: West Cheshire Harriers 22.5 (1657.5); 2: Isle of Man 17.5 (1485.5); 3 LPS 14 (1417); 4 Trafford 13 (1245); 5 St Helens-Sutton 12 (13.17.5); 6 Manchester Harriers 5 (1049.5).

Next season's Division Three (West) will be Cheshire East; Deeside: East Cheshire & Tameside;Hyndburn; Manchester Harriers; St Helens-Sutton with one of the matches a home match. There's no doubt that with our injured athletes restored to fitness and a full turn out we can bounce right back again at the first attempt.

Results or see the Northern League website.   Report by Phil Thomas

Sale Sizzler - Thursday 1st August

On a very hot and humid night 11 Seniors travelled over to Wythenshawe for Round 3 of the Club Championship the 5km Sale Sizzler.

Leading them home with a time of 21.24 was the new Men's Championship Leader Ian Roberts (171st overall).

First lady home was Sonya Monaghan in 22.32 (213th overall) followed in 26.52 by new Championship Leader Jo Keogh.

The beginners running group continues to flourish with 8 runners participating in the race. Well done to Pauline Picton, Kay and Rachel Wilcock, Karen Young, Laura and Wendy Anthony, Vicky Hewitt and Clare Davies. The team spirit and camaraderie shown by this group is superb and they continue improving their running every week.

Results      Ladies Championship Standings      Men Championship Standings