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June 2014


 Club Athletes Represent Merseyside at Combined Events Qualifier

On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June Christopher Lamb and Megan Lang represented Merseyside at the NW Schools Combined Events Qualifier at Stoke.

Chris had a good day on the Saturday recording PB's in the Long Jump (5.54), High Jump (1.62) and 800m (2.24.5) along with 13.7s for 80m Hurdles and 10.59m for Shot. He finished with a points total of 2393 which is a new U15 Pentathlon Club Record and came 3rd overall.

Megan followed up on Sunday with PB's in Shot (8.14m) and 800m (2.55.3) along with a very strong 12.6s run in 75m Hurdles, 1.29m High Jump and 4.44m in Long Jump. She finished in 15th Place overall with a points total of 2239.

 Well done to both athletes. It is quite a while since the club had several athletes competing in Combined Events.



ESAA NW Regional Championships 2014

Christopher Lamb and Megan Lang both competed at Stoke in the ESSA NW regional championships this weekend.


YDL (upper) Match 3 : Hyndburn - Sunday 29th June

Sunday 29th June saw the 3rd Youth Development League Upper held at Hyndburn. 9 athletes represented the club and also 8 personal bests were achieved, 2 seasons best and 1 club record!
For the under 17 men, Lachlain Fisher competed in the long jump: 4.37m and he achieved a pb in his 400m race to finish in a time of 56.7. George Asson competed in the 100m and 200m, he ran 11.4 in his 100m and got a pb in the 200m with 23.0. Adam Woosey achieved a pb in the 800m with 2.06.5 and also competed in the 400m to finish in 58.1. Jonathan Causer also competed in the 800m and got a pb of 2.11.4, he threw the shot 9.90m and 26.73 for the discus. For the under 17 men's 4x400m relay a club record was achieved. The team included: Lachlain Fisher, Jonathan Causer, George Asson and Adam Woosey- they finished 2nd in 3.46.6!
For the under 20 men, Taylor Caton-Hand jumped 6.27m in the long jump, 12.88m in the triple jump and achieved pb's in the javelin and high jump: 34.04m in the javelin and 1.75m in the high jump. The 4x100m relay consisted of Adam Woosey, Lachlain Fisher, Taylor Caton-Hand and George Asson- they finished 3rd in 47.3.
The under 17 ladies saw Jessica Leonard compete in the shot, she threw 9.42 which was a pb, she ran 42.6 in the 300m and 27.0 for the 200m. Also, Maddie Williams competed in the long jump and jumped 3.25, she got a pb in her 300m with a time of 48.5 and another pb for her 1500m: 5.28.8.
For the under 20 ladies, Maria McGoldrick competed in the 800m to finish in 2.33.4 and achieved a seasons best in her 400m race with a time of 68.4. Rachel McGoldrick competed in the 800m too, she finished in 2.31.7 and achieved a seasons best in her 1500m with 5.16.6. The 4x400m relay consisted of Rachel McGoldrick, Maria McGoldrick, Maddie Williams and Jessica Leonard. They finished 1st in 4.32.6.
Well done to everyone who competed, overall the club finished 3rd!
Team manager- Dave Morley

Merseyside Selections

Christopher Lamb, George Asson and Taylor Caton-Hand have been invited to represent Merseyside at the ESAA Championships in Birmingham on 11 and 12 July.

Club Championship : Race Alterations

The Championship League has had a few changes. Due to the Burtonwood 5 miler being cancelled it is now being replaced by the Sefton Park 5 Miler on the 16th July.
There are also two other changes the Gin Pit Race in October will be replaced by The Dream Trail October 12th and Pennington Flash parkrun on the 25th October will now be our St Helens parkrun, this is to support our local events.
Next Championship race is Ladies Park Run at Birchwood Forest Park 5 km @7.30pm 2nd July! You can enter on the night good luck Ladies!

Club Championship : Leasowe Seadside Run - Sunday 25th June

Two of the club's runners ran in this local race.

Club Championship Results Leasowe Seaside Run     Club Championship Race List

Club Championship Ladies     Club Championship Men

The next race in the series is ladies only 5k at Birchwood on the 2nd July (entries on the night).


YDL (lower) Match 3 : Warrington - Sunday 22nd June

Sunday 22nd June saw the Youth Development League held at Warrington. There were 31 athletes representing the club and 33 personal bests were achieved.
Well done to Holly Cooper who competed for the first time. Alyx Bridge also ran superb in her 800m to finish 2nd. The under 15 girls broke the 4x300m club record with a time of 3.12.3, consisting of Samantha Price, Abbie Roberts, Megan Lang and Piper Unsworth.

Under 13 girls
Kaitlin Naylor competed in the 75m and finished in 11.4. She also competed in the javelin and threw 10.32m also jumping 2.90m in long jump.
Rebecca Brown ran in the 75m and finished in 11.7, she threw 6.56m in the shot and also jumped 3.77m in the long jump (pb).
Rebecca Houghton competed in the 150m and finished in 22.2, she threw 10.73m in javelin.
Codi Wills got a pb in the 150m with 23.45, she also threw the shot 5.32m.
Lucy Price ran 2.52.4 in the 800m to get a pb.
Alyx Bridge competed in the same event as Lucy and also got a pb of 2.49.6.
Holly cooper competed in the 75m to finish in 10.9.
The relay consisted of Rebecca Brown, Rebecca Houghton, Kaitlin Naylor and Codi Wills. The relay got a pb too. Well done girls!

Under 13 boys
Michael Brussels competed in the 100m to get a pb of 15.1 and he also got a pb in his 1500m: 5.51.0. He also did long jump and jumped 3.17m.
Jack Lowrie competed in the 100m too, he got a pb of 15.6. He also threw the javelin 13.39m.
Alex Moore ran 200m in 27.7 and also long jump: 4.12m.
Charlie Roberts ran 200m and got a pb of 29.4, he achieved a pb in his 800m too, he got 2.32.2, also a pb for the shot: 4.63m.
Matthew Slevin competed in the 1500m to get a pb of 5.39.9, and another pb in the shot: 6.17m.
The relay team consisted of Jack Lowrie, Charlie Roberts, Michael Brussels and Matthew Slevin. Well done boys!

Under 15 girls
Zoe Pye ran the 100m in 13.8, as did Erin Makin. Erin also ran 200m in 29.1 (pb).
Caitlin Young competed in the 300m to get a pb of 44.6, she also got 27.7 for her 200m (pb).
Abbie Roberts competed in the 300m too, she got 47.3.
Piper Unsworth ran 2.49.7 for 800m to get a pb.
Samantha Price also competed in the 800m to get a pb: 2.41. 
Megan Lang and Emily Smith both competed in the 75mHurdles, they both finished in 12.6. Megan competed in the long jump: 4.43m and threw the discus 13.57 (pb). Emily Smith competed in the javelin to throw 22.58 and jumped 1.49m in the high jump. Jorden Pilkington threw the discus to get a pb of 15.33m and threw 6.38m in the shot. Hannah Seabrook jumped 1.40m in the high jump.
Laura Faitclough thew the shot put and the hammer, in this event she threw 22.41.
Alex Bottomley competed in the javelin and threw 23.23m.
Lauren Marshall jumped 4.23m in the long jump.
The 4x100m relay included; Lauren Marshall, Zoe Pye, Erin Makin and Caitlin Young. The girls got a pb of 55.1.
The 4x300m relay consisted of Samantha Price, Megan Lang, Abbie Roberts and Piper Unsworth. The girls achieved a pb and club record of 3.12.3. Well done girls!

Under 15 boys
Daniel Lamb competed in the 100m to get a pb of 12.1 and another pb in the 200m: 24.8. He also competed in the long jump to achieve 5.10m.
Daniel Dobson also ran in the 200m to get a time of 13.7 and 27.7 in the 200m (pb). He jumped 4.40m in the long jump.
Peter Davies ran the 300m in 48.0, he. Threw the discus to get a pb: 15.22 and also threw the shot 6.81m.
Jack Worral competed in 300m for the first time, he got a pb of 54.1 (pb), he also ran 2.52 in the 800m (another pb). He threw the javelin 17.11m.
Joseph Woods ran 2.41 in the 800m (pb). He also threw 12.65 in the discus.
Chris Lamb got 13.2 in the 80mHurdles, he threw 37.72 in the javelin and also jumped 1.61m in the high jump (pb).
The 4x100m relay included; Daniel Lamb, Daniel Dobson, Peter Davies and Chris Lamb. Well done boys!

Well done to everyone who represented the club!
A big thank you to all of the volunteers; Chris Dempsey, Julie Woosey, Diane Davies, Dave Morley, Janet Holmes, Pam Appleton, John Irwin, Ste Clague, Karen Young, Louise Hill, Adam Woosey, Rachel McGoldrick and Maria McGoldrick. Also many thanks to all of the other parents who helped out, the club is very grateful! Special thanks to Jacob Roberts and Emily Lowrie who were a massive help with the results. 
Team manager: Helena



Cheshire League Macclesfield - Sunday 15th June

17 club members travelled to Macclesfield for the second Cheshire League meeting.
We had some good results and personal bests. Thank to the officials and everyone who helped.
Results will be posted soon.
Team manager: Helena 

Two Lads Race, Horwich - Thursday 12th June

Thursday Evening, 12th June, saw a strong club presence at the Walsh Two Lads Fell Race at Horwich with seven members turning out in a field of 195. A beautiful sunny evening  provided  perfect race conditions for the fourth race in the clubs fell race competition. The course measured approx 5.5 miles and saw a long trek up the hills but with gradients that could be managed without resorting to a walk (if you were fit enough…!).

As usual the vast majority of runners were in the Over 40’s category with 136 runners in this group – showing how accessible fell running is to all ages.  And, as usual, a friendly atmosphere welcomed everyone round in times ranging from 32:51 to 1:31:28.  The race saw Greg Carns storm home in 41:04 – a great performance which was 60th on the night.  Dave Hampson was next home in 43:43 (91st) with Gary Oldham finishing on 45:01 (107).  Ian Hayburn, on his way back from injury, was home in 45:15 (110) with  Jonny Ford on 45:49 (121) closely followed by Ian Roberts on 46:08 (124) The club’s only female runner in the race, Sonya Monaghan, put in her usual strong performance to finish in 48:57 (145) and 7th in her age category. Well done to everyone!

Report by Jonathon Ford

Trafford Grand Prix Track Race,  Longford Park, Trafford - 11th June

Phil Robinson and Andrew O'Connor made the short journey to Manchester to compete in the popular midweek Trafford Grand Prix Track Races.
Phil ran the 800m in 2:26:17 to finish 4th and Andrew ran the 1500m in 5:01:62 to finish 2nd. Both were Seasons bests.

Henderson’s End Fell race

I’ve got to admit to being a tad anxious prior to the race, I never quite managed to make any of the other Fell races the others had done in our running group and whilst they all only had good things to say about them I got the impression there was an unspoken understanding that experience on the road and track will only get you so far running 984 foot up a big hill.

I don’t particularly know the area around Rivington Pike so it was also something of a journey into the unknown, when it was pointed out to me that we’re running up to that big mast when we had nearly arrived I thought, “Blimey”

We were greeted by lots of friendly smiles and handshakes, “Oo eck, eers the scoosers” was heard under breath (Liptrot a scouser!!!), Mark and Greg were both a little too happy at the £4 entry fee

Myself, Gary Oldham, Mark Liptrot and Greg Carns were running for the club and the race organisers from Lockstock gave out pre-race instructions at the start (which was a gate in the woods) and off we went. It was a relatively small field of 86 runners, which, on chatting to a few at the start, was less than usual.

The start of the race involves a lot of cobble stones before the first hill so you’ve got to constantly have your wits about you, then a steep descent before the first hill which I naively thought I could run up. That didn’t last long and after realising only the race winners would be attempting to run the hills I slotted in amongst the runners with hands on thighs pounding up the hill.

It was glorious weather and in amongst gulps for breath I tried to take in the wonderful views and ignore the nutters on mountain bikes zooming past at neck breaking speed, half of me wanted to see them face first in the dirt when I got at the bottom of the hill.

Unfortunately this never came to fruition.

After reaching the half way turn around point the harsh reality of what goes up must come down hit home. The burn in your legs hit its peak as 60 year old buff clad seasoned fell runners sprung down the descents like spring lambs on their fifth cup of espresso. I’ll have a go of that I thought and bolted down a hill only to end up face first in moss and mud, whilst a young buck skipped over me laughing!

I reigned in the eyeballs out approach and started to get a feel for how much to push it going downhill, hopefully this will get better with experience

I was greeted at the finish line by hoards of midges and lots of well dones and handshakes.

In the middle of his Iron man training Mark finished first out of us - 20th overall in a time of 57.44,  Greg finished 30th in a time of 59.12, Gary came 49TH with a time of 64.41 followed by me coming in a slightly muddied but thoroughly enjoyable 66th position with a time of 69.45.

When’s the next one????

Report by  Ian Roberts – Fell Runner extraordinaire

2014 Road Race Series - Run the Tunnel 10k Liverpool, 8th June

The seventh race in this years road race series saw two men and six ladies competing in this 10k race under the Mersey. 

Well done to Dot Fairhurst and John Appleton who both won their categories.  Updated tables below thanks to Karen Harrison.
There is still time to get involved as there are plenty of races to go at, best 5 to count see link below for details.

Club Championship Results Liverpool 10K Tunnel     Club Championship Race List

Club Championship Ladies     Club Championship Men

The next race in the series will involve a trip to the seaside at the Leasowe Seaside Run on the 25th June.

Northern Track & Field League, Match 2 - Ashton under Lyne Saturday 7th June

St Helens Sutton senior athletes had another good day at the second match in the Northern Senior League on 7th June at Ashton under Lyne, even though the weather was less than kind.  On an extremely wet day the club managed to claim second place with another great team effort.  Thanks to all the officials, athletes and supporters who turned up despite the weather and gave their all once again.

Special thanks to Karen Marsh and Amy Hughes who both covered seven events, and Emma McClatchey 6 events. Karen covering the 100m, 200m, 100mH, 400mH, Long Jump, 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 400m relay.  Amy Hughes the 100mH, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot Putt, Discus and the 4 x 100m relay.  Emma the Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Hammer, Discus and javelin.

Rachel McGoldrick ran the 3000m in a personal best time of 11.35.7 she also ran the 200m and the

400m relay along with sister Maria who also ran the 400m and 800m. Gemma Connolly came 1st in the 3000m with a time of 10.38.1 and second in the 1500m. Maddie Williams ran a great 1500m in 5.29.2 for second place in the B team and also covered the 100m and 4 x 100m relay.  Newcomer to the senior team, Jess Leonard won the 400m for the B team in a time of 61.5 and ran in both the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays. Catherine Spark threw the javelin for second place in the B team.

For the men, Phil Robinson had a busy day again covering the Pole Vault, Triple Jump, High Jump, 110mH, 400mH, javelin and stepped in to help the 4 x 100m relay team. Michael Causer came back from injury to win the Long Jump, George Asson had a great day by running the 100m in a time of 11.2 which is the qualifying standard for the English Schools, ran the 200m in 23.3 and the 4 x 100m relay. Lachlain Fisher ran the 200m, 400m and the 4 x 100m relay, Jonathan Causer the 400m, 800 and 4 x 100 relay. Tom Griffiths won the 1500m then ran the 5000m for second place, Calum Lockett got two first places in the 800m and the 1500m and Luke Towers a first place in the 5000m. Ian Costello stepped in to run the 4 x 400m relay with Tom, Calum and Luke. Mike Hughes threw the Hammer and Shot Putt, Stephen Winn the Discus and Shot putt and Nathan Orr the Discus and Javelin.

The next match is 13th July at Halifax, hopefully we can get a stronger team out and get another win.

Please make sure you put this date in your diaries and let Chris Causer know if you are not available.

parkrun Roundup, 7th June

Club competitions are in full swing which meant only one runner ran at parkrun this week.

Hollie Brussels ran at Warrington coming in 45th lady in 32:11.

YDL (upper) Match 2 - Warrington 1st June

For the second League match in succession Jessica Leonard set a club record in the 300m reducing her previous record to 42.3. Amongst dozen athletes who attended the match there were twelve personal bests and a number of seasonal bests.

Under 17 men:
Lachlain Fisher- Long Jump: 4.65 (PB) / 400m: 58.8 (PB)
Jonathan Causer- Shot: 10.58 (PB) / 800m: 2.14.2 (PB)
Adam Woosey- 800m: 2.10.2 (PB) / 400m: 56.9 (PB)
George Asson- 100m: 11.5 (PB) / 200m: 24.0 (PB)
Matthew Lamb- 100m: 1.6 (PB) / 200m: 24.2 (SB)
The 4x100m relay consisted of Lachlain Fisher, Matthew Lamb, Adam Woosey and George Asson. They finished 2nd in 48.0.
The 4x400m relay included Lachlain Fisher, Adam Woosey, George Asson, Jonathan Causer. They finished 1st in 3.54.9.
Under 20 men:
Taylor Caton Hand- Long Jump: 6.60 / High Jump: 1.65 / Javelin: 33.89 / Triple Jump: 13.28
Tom McKeever- Javelin: 48.53 (PB)
Michael Causer- Shot: 10.74
Under 17 women:
Jessica Leonard- 300m: 42.3 (PB) (CR) / 200m: 26.6 (SB)
Maddie Williams- 1500m: 5.32.9
Under 20 women:
Maria McGoldrick- 800m: 2.34.8 / 400m: 69.1
Rachel McGoldrick- 800m: 2.30.3 (PB) / 1500m: 5.25.5 (SB)
The 4x400m relay included Rachel McGoldrick, Maria McGoldrick, Maddie Williams and Jessica Leonard. They finished 1st in 4.24.1.
The team scores were 1 Lancaster & Morecambe 468; 2 Bolton 365; 3 St Helens-Sutton 246; 4 Hyndburn 183; 5 Horwich RMI 144; 6 Halton & Frodsham 126.

The overall team positions after two matches are 1 Lancaster & Morecambe 12; 2 Bolton 10; 3 St Helens-Sutton 8; 4 Horwich RMI 5 (214); 5 Hyndburn 5 (343); Halton & Frodsham 2.

(Team Manager- Dave Morley)