Helens Sutton Athletic Club
Southport Waterloo Open Track and Field Meeting - Litherland, 23rd August 2014
Several of our younger athletes performed at this local open meeting.
Club Championship - Birchwood 10k, 17th August 2014
A good turn out from the ladies saw fifteen runners turn out for the 11th race in the series, the Birchwood 10k.
Club Championship Results
Club Championship Race List
Try to support the club by running in the next two events which are the road relays. Teams have to be entered soon, please see your coach or Helena to secure an entry as soon as possible.
Northern U17/U15 Championships - Wigan 16/17 August
Daniel Lamb won a silver medal at the Northern U/15 Championships leaping 5.33, just one centimetre short of winning the title.
Daniel also finished fifth in the 100m (12.02), while Alex Bottomly threw 23.09m for seventh place in the javelin and Jorden Pilkington grabbed tenth place in the high jump. Jacob Beesley threw the discus despite having a bruised knee and enjoyed the experience of competing against quality athletes.
Laura Fairclough raised her hammer best to 28.23m for eighth place and Lauren Marshall took eleventh in the long jump, with 4.61 and recorded 13.83 in the 100m.
Wavertree Mystery 5k - Wavertree, 12th August 2014
Four of our senior men ran in the penultimate race in this 5k series.
Northern Track & Field League, Match 4 - Warrington Sunday 10th August
Promotion for St Helens Sutton AC
The last match of the Northern Senior League was held on Saturday 9th
athletes from St Helens Sutton AC had a great day and managed to win the match by 3 points. Incredibly
they even managed to have a great day with the weather! The team came second overall in the final
standings so this means they will gain promotion to Division 2 next year. Once again the team spirit was
fantastic and the athletes performed out of their skins with some great performances and quite a few
For the women, it was a welcome return for Rachael Woosey who won the 100m B race in 13.1 and the B
High Jump with 1.45m , Jess Leonard had a good day winning the 400m in 60.1 and coming fourth in the
100m and the 200m. Her time of 60.1 set two club records breaking Caoline Morley's U17 and U20 records.
Lucy Griffiths came third in the 200m B race in 29.9. Maria McGoldrick came third
in the 400 B race in 66.5 and fourth in the 800 A race, sister Rachel winning the 3000m B race in 11.42.8.
Courtney Dodson came third in the 800m B race in 3.16.7. Gemma Connolly won the 3000m in 1.33.5 and
came second in the 1500m in 5.10.6. Sonia Monahan made her Track and Field debut coming second in
the 1500m B race in 5.53.6. Amy Hughes competed in the 100mH, 400mH, long jump, triple jump and high
jump gaining the team valuable points, Emma McClatchy won the pole vault clearing a height of 2.20m,
second in the javelin throwing 26.24, and for the B team second in the hammer with 15.77m, and second
in the triple jump, jumping 8.75m. We had two wins in the shot putt, Trish Spark winning the A team with
a throw of 8.13m and Louise Hogg 5.72 for the B team. Trish also won the hammer 38.7m and came fourth
in the discus. Karen Marsh was the star of the day by competing in the 110mH, 400mH, long jump, javelin
and discus despite having fractured toes!
For the men, Matthew Lamb came second in the 100m in 11.7 and fourth in the 200m in 24.4, Lochlainn
Fisher won the B team long jump with a PB of 5.15m and came fourth in the 200m B race. Jonathan Causer
and Adam Woosey both got PBís in the 400m, Jonathan with 55.1 and Adam with 54.7, Adam also came
second in the 800 B race with 2.06.2. Tom Griffiths ran an excellent 800m winning in a time of 1.58.1 a
new PB, then went on to win the 1500m in 4.08, whilst Ian Costello cam second in the B race in 4.25.9.
Jamie White once again won the 3000m S/C in 10.30.5 and Peter Code come second for the B team in
14.01.3, he also ran the 400mH and won the B team pole vault clearing 2.50m. Barry Graney ran the
5000m in 18.20.5 and Peter Johnson in 19.56. Phil Robinson won the pole vault, ran the 110mH and the
400mH, then won the B team high jump, triple jump and javelin. Taylor Caton Hand came third in the 100m
B race, then won the long jump with a PB of 6.82, the triple jump with 12.11 and second in the high jump
with 1.70. Tom McKeever won the javelin with a throw of 48m. Mike Hughes came second in the hammer
throwing 27.17, and for the B team won the discus with 25.54, and came second shot with 8.26. Stephen
Winn threw the Shot 8.57m and the hammer 22.70, and Nathan Orr threw the discus 27.54m.
Huge thanks to everyone from athletes, officials, timekeepers, track & field judges, results recorders, tea and refreshment sales and supporters. Congratulations to you all for a great team effort over the season.
England Athletics: Combined Events Championship Bedford 9/10 August
Christopher Lamb broke new territory by competing in the newly-established Octathon held over two days at Bedford. He recorded 3685 points finshing fourth nationally but taking the gold medal as the Northern Champion! Christopher's marks were 12.3 (100), 59.9 (400), 3.18.72 (1000), 12.70 (80H), 1.59 (HJ), 2.50 (PV), 23.86 (DT) and 44.44 (JT). Many congratulations to the new Northern Champion and club record holder.
2014 Fell Running Championship Update
Six races into the champs and there have been some good turnouts so far with almost everyone enjoying themselves. The exception being big Dave Hampson, who was heard to say "Never again!" after completing the 2 Lads fell race from Horwich. I think he said the same after the Shepherd's Skyline three years ago, so I'm sure that we can tempt him back. We had six runners at both Two Lads and Harrock Hill, giving the club a strong presence with the coveted white, red and black vest proudly on show.
In the ladies championship Sonya Monaghan has been the only competitor, chalking up three victories and is looking certain to be crowned "Queen of the Fells" at the end of the year. Come on ladies - let's see a few more of you at the last four races.
It's a bit harder to tell who's leading the men as everyone has done a different number of races. Applying a "best 3 out of 6" (I think that makes sense as the final results will be best 5 from 10), fell runner extraordinaire and downhill king Mark Liptrot leads the way with 5 points and 2 victories. Closely followed by Greg Carns with 5 points and 1 victory. Currently in third place is fell-convert Gary Oldham with 6 points and 1 victory. Gary has an impressive 100% attendance if you ignore Rivington Pike which no-one went to and is clearly relishing being off-tarmac.
It has been mentioned that with no-one turning up the Easter weekend fixture at Rivington Pike it might be worth adding another race into the fixture list Ė any suggestions welcome.
The next race is at Hadeís Hill, Whitworth near Rochdale on Thursday 4th September. Letís see if was can get a record turnout!
Northern Inter Counties
On Saturday 2nd August three club athletes
represented Merseyside at the Northern Inter County Competition in Derby.
Lauren Marshall competed as a lower age U15 in Long
Jump and recorded 4.41m to finish 8th in her pool.
Alex Bottomley threw the Javelin 25.63 finishing in 5th in U15G
Daniel Lamb competed in Long Jump and recorded 5.37 finishing as 2nd placed
Well done to all 3 athletes for achieving this