Xmas Handicap Sunday 22nd December
The Christmas Handicap is Sunday 22rd December at 10.30am. It is a fun run for ALL Athletes and Parents around Sherdley Park with head starts given to slower runners so that everyone has a chance of winning.
There are prizes for all junior runners, the winners and for the best fancy dress (optional). Hopefully some seasonal refreshments should be available for supporters and runners too.
Meet at the Yellow Gates on Marshalls Cross Rd at 10.15am.
SportCity indoor meeting, Sunday 15th December
A quartet of Athletes travelled to compete at SportCity with some success.
Christopher Lamb competed in the U15 60m (8.15), long jump (4.88), Shot putt (10.06) and 60m Hurdles 10.48. In the absence of any previous performance in this event the hurdles time would appear to be a club record.
The U17's consisted of Jacob Beesley (9.89 shot putt), George Asson (7.75 60m) and (1.40m high jump) and Matthew Lamb who recorded 7.56 (60m), 58.78 (400m) and 5.11 (long jump).
The next meeting is early in the New Year when it is expected more athletes will take part.
On Sunday 8th December 40 athletes competed in the final NW Sportshall League Fixture of the season at Widnes.
Yet again the U15 boys team of Matthew and Christopher Lamb, George Assan, Lewis Cowan and Jacob Beesely were victorious topping the points and surely finishing in contention for several places in the Merseyside Squad for the County Finals on 15th March at Sportcity.
The U15 Girls team finished 2nd again and must also stand a good chance of selection, well done to Emily Smith, Zoe Pye, Caitlin Young, Megan Lang, Olivia Harwood-Moss and Erin Makin.
The U13 boys were again short of numbers but managed a creditable 3rd place and should qualify for the NW League Finals on 26th January at Widnes. Well done to Daniel Dobson, Jordan Benson and Benjamin Coulthard.
The U13 Girls team were just 12 points off 3rd place finishing in 4th and face a nervous wait to see if they qualify. Well done to Jorden Pilkington, Elizabeth Griffiths, Ellie Farrell, Kaitlin Naylor, Lauren Marshall, Mia Langton, Olivia Milow, Rebecca Brown, Rebecca Houghton and Emily Watts.
The U11 Girls team consisting of debutant Harriet King, Lauren Park, Amber Escoffery, Any Barrow, Grace Terry, Imogen Harwood Moss and Lizzie Tracey finished in 5th. Credit to Lauren, Amber and Harriet who all did Cross Country yesterday as well as competing for points today.
The U11 Boys team was Dylan Naylor, Elliot and Ryan Murray, Debutant Ben Keating, Jack Woolland, Michael Brussels, Nathan Rawlinson and Matthew Crehan finished in 4th place on the day. Credit again to Michael Brussels for competing for 2 days on the trot.
Huge thank you to all of our wonderful parents for their support throughout the season and especially today to Pete, Jane and Ken King who volunteered to judge the standing long jump. Without such people the competition wouldn't run.
Fingers crossed for the final league tables and county selection, hopefully we will have strong representation in both.
Team Manager - Antony Young.
Liverpool & District League Cross Country Match 3, Stadt Moers Park, Whiston: Saturday 7th December
Luke Towers ran a fantastic race to show what he's capable of coming 4th in this competitive race. Well done Luke.
Manchester League Cross Country Match Three, Sherdley Park, St Helens : Saturday 7th December
A good turn out of volunteers helped set out a superb course on Sherdley park for the 3rd round of the Manchester cross country league. The day was perfect for cross country with the usual testing course holding up really well and providing great running.
competed at Sherdley Park for the third Manchester Area Cross Country
Senior women; 6200m
course- Gemma Connolly finished 8th (stewards enquiry?) in a time of
25.34, Julia Eccleston finished in 56th in 31.07. Sonya Monaghan finished
62nd in 31.32, Louise Hogg finished in 78th place in 32.42 and Pam
Appleton completed the course in 108th position in 36.14. The ladies
finished in 10th-well done!
completed his race in 175th position in 44.45, Jonathon Ford competed in a
cross country for the first time and finished 181st in 45.28, Alan McNally
finished well in 194th in 46.16. Peter Johnson finished in 46.42 in 200th
place and Gary Oldham also competed in the cross country for the first
time and finished in 216th in a time of 48.11. The team finished 15th in
the vets and 29th place overall - well done!
Well done to everyone
who competed for the club and huge thanks to all volunteers, timekeeping,
marshalling, setting the course and shifting the portaloos!
NEXT RACE: Christmas
Handicap Sunday 22nd December 10:30, meet at yellow gates at 10:15. Fancy
dress is optional. Hope to see you all there!