YDL Upper - Bolton, 27th April
Jessica Leonard set a new club U17 300m record, shaving a tenth of a second off Caroline Morley's eleven year old record, to record 42.6 for an excellent win.
In the U20 men's competition Luke Towers had two fine runs to win the 3000m and the 2000m steeplechase, the former after doing all the hard work. Tom McKeever achieved three personal bests in the javelin eventually achieving 47.50 with Ethan Bell winning the B event with 44.58. Taylor Caton-Hand won the long and triple jumps (6.36m and 13.11m respectively). Jonathan Causer took the discus with 28.46 and shot (9.66) and there were promising debuts for George Asson who won the 100m and Lachlain Fisher who competed in the 200, 400 and long jump first time out.
Bethany Baxter surprised herself with a win in the shot putt (8.01) before running a tactically aware relay which allowed Jessica Leonard to have a warm-down run on the final circuit. The McGoldrick twins scored a double-first in the 800m, Lucy Griffiths was second in the 200 and 400 while Louise Fairclough marked her U17 debut by competing in the discus, javelin and shot putt, recording 7.02 in the latter. Olivia Harwood-Moss (2.42.5) and Alex Glynn (3.00.4) finished third in the U17 A & B races, as did Maddie Williams who ran her usual agressive race over 1500m. Emily Roberts was just pipped for first place in the B event and along with Maddie tackled the relays.
Thanks to the officials who turned out (Field) Roger McCall, Colin Spark, Christine Dempsey, Christine Causer, (Track) Helena McGoldrick. Unfortunately we didn't have a timekeeper.
The final scores were (1) Lancaster & Morecambe 647; (2) Bolton United Harriers 455; (3) St Helens-Sutton 293; (4) Horwich 214; (5) Hyndburn 160; (6) Halton and Frodsham 103.
Finally, many thanks to both athletes and parents for making it a successful competition.
Results Dave Morley - Team Manager.
Trafford Medal Meeting, 21st April
A small group of club athletes enjoyed the sunshine and windy gusts at the above meeting.
Chrisopher Lamb came within eight centimetres of his own javelin club record with 39.63, Daniel Lamb won the long jump with 5.36 and took second place in the 100 (12.2). Megan Lang was second in the hurdles (13.3) while Elizabeth Greenall was second in the long jump (3.29), 150 (24.8) and set a personal best 600m 2.03.4. Lauren Fairclough (8.13) was fourth in the shot, Emma Fairclough (1.45) taking fourth place in the high jump. Others taking part included Caitlin Young, Dylan O'Brien, Oliver Lloyd and Joe Houghton.
The next Trafford medal meeting is Monday 5 May and, based on this experience athletes should arrive over an hour before the competition is scheduled to start.
2014 Road Race Series - Run the Bridge, 20th April
The fifth race in this years road race series saw the
men and women competing in this one way five mile run.
Updated tables below thanks to Karen Harrison.
The next race in the series will be the popular and very fast Christleton 5k in Chester on the 23rd May. There were only 14 entries left tonight (22/4) so enter soon...
Warrington parkrun, Saturday 19th April
The club had two runners in the latest park run. Andrea Beesley and Claire Davies finished joint 75th in 38:42.
London Marathon, 14th April
The club had three representatives taking on Mo in the London Marathon.
Billy Mousdale (207th V50, 3:15:39) was first back followed
by the two ladies Karen Harrison (786th V45, 4:42:31) and Janice
Lawson (285th V55, 5:47:47).
Ernie Gallagher & Tom O'Maoney Meetings 13th April
Phil Robinson also competed in the Tom O'Maoney meeting Results
Liverpool Throws and Jumps Meeting, 12 April
Taylor Caton-Hand won the U20 men's long jump with a leap of 6.32m.
Warrington Open 6th April
Well done to all our athletes who competed at Warrington today. Results
Blackpool Marathon, 6th April
Andy Wilson (3.09.40) led the club's four runners home in the Blackpool Marathon, an out and back course along the front which can suffer in strong winds. Marc Liptrot (3.15.03) was next home followed by Dave Hampson (3.40.46). Our only lady running on the day was Sonya Monagan (3.43.10).
Manchester Marathon, Trafford 6th April
Gemma Connelly had a fantastic run to come fourth female in the Manchester Marathon, which starts and finishes at Old Trafford. In what looked to be good conditions round this flat marathon course, Gemma again edged closer to the club record finishing in 2:46:33 and knocking an impressive two and a half minutes off her own pb in the process.
2014 Road Race Series - Warrington parkrun 5th April
The fourth race in this years road race series saw the
men and women competing in the local parkrun.
Updated tables below thanks to Karen Harrison.
The next race in the series will be over Runcorn Bridge on the 20th April.
Heptonstall Fell Race
It turned out to be a nice day for 15 miles with 3200ft of ascent round Calderdale. 208 runners lined up on the cobbles in the centre of Heptonstall, with the vicar giving a sermon before starting the race with a handbell.
A very good, mostly runnable route, with a welcome water/flapjack stop after about 10 miles and a killer final climb before a run in to the finish. Greg Carns finished 71st in 2:33:16.
The vicar was there again at the finish serving flapjacks/biscuits/tea/coffee/water/juice. Back to race HQ, the Cross Foxes pub to watch the presentation and enjoy some free homemade soup and bread – very tasty.
The race is the same weekend as Heptonstall beer festival weekend so there was time for a quick pint before heading home – with a choice of 40 guest ales it was a pity there was no nominated driver on hand...
A very good race and great value at only £6 – highly recommended. Greg reckons the flapjacks were worth the entry fee alone!