Helens Sutton Athletic Club
Sportshall League Widnes, Sunday 7th December
On Sunday 7th December, 16 young athletes from St Helens Sutton AC competed in the NW Sportshall League in Widnes.
For the Under 11's Celine Virton scored well in the speed bounce and 2 lap race. Hollie Brussels did well in the 4 Lap and Chest Push. Mikayla Clague came 2nd in the Med Ball Chest Push and Elizabeth Greenall won the Standing Long Jump. Rebecca Plant was making her 2nd appearance for the club and ran really well having only recently joined the beginners group a few weeks ago.
For the U11 boys Oliver Lloyd scored in 2 Lap, Chest Push and Speed Bounce and Michael Dobson did likewise in 4 Lap, Speed Bounce and Standing Long Jump.
In the Under 13s Kirsten Bottom won the Long Jump and came 2nd in Triple Jump. Rebecca Brown came 2nd in Shot and Rebecca Houghton scored valuable points in 6 Lap, Speed Bounce and Triple Jump. Jordan Benson was one of the most successful individual athletes on the day winning 2 Lap, Long Jump and Vertical Jump competitions. Michael Brussels came 2nd in the 6 Lap Race and 3rd in Vertical Jump whilst Jack Woolland scored for 2 Lap and Vertical Jump.
In Under 15s Caitlin Young came 2nd in the 2 Lap Race and 3rd in Standing Long Jump. Jorden Pilkington won the Shot and came 2nd in the 6 Lap and Triple Jump. Daniel Dobson came 2nd in Shot and 6 Lap whilst Daniel Lamb joined the team straight from a football game but still managed a 2nd in Long Jump and 3rd in Triple Jump.
We now await the final league tables to find out which of the teams have qualified for the League Finals in January.
Manchester Cross Country League Match 3, Boggart Hole CLough : Saturday 6th December
Saturday 6th December saw the third Manchester Areas Cross Country League. This was held at Boggart Hole Clough and the conditions were cold with sticky mud making for tough going.
There were 24 representatives for the club, of which 2 competed for the first time.
Firstly, the under 11 girl’s included Amber Escoffery who finished in 23rd in 8:35, she was followed by Lucy Bridge who represented the club for her first time- she finished in 28th place in 8.43. Elizabeth Greenall finished in 29th place in 8.56 whilst Hollie Brussels finished in 32nd place in 9.12. The girls covered the distance of 2km and overall they finished 7th.
Next off was the under 11 boy’s, Aaron Leach competed for the first time- he finished in 11th place in 10.20 and Matthew Dodd finished 29th in 12.45. The boys also competed over 2.5km.
Ashlea Sprott finished the under 13 girl’s 2.5km race in 43rd place in 11.11, she was followed by Alyx Bridge finishing in 11.23. Lucy Price finished the race in 50th place in 11.36 whilst Blythe Carter-Jones finished in 54th in 12.15. Overall the girls finished 12th.
The under 13 boy’s finished in 8th place overall. This team consisted of: Michael Brussels who finished in 36th place in 15.41, Matthew Slevin finished in 37th in 15.45 and James Carberry finished in 41st place in 20.04. They covered the distance of 3.5km.
Anthony Walker competed in the under 15 boy’s race alongside Ben Oldham. Anthony finished in 19th place in 19.21 and Ben finished in 25th place in 20.06. The boys ran 5km in this race.
For the senior ladies 7km course; Gemma Connolly finished 12th in 29.17, Rachel McGoldrick finished 40th in 32.21 and Julia Eccleston finished 85th in 35.33.
Finally the senior men’s 9.5km race, Tom Griffiths finished 15th in 34.33, Steve Anders finished in 71st place in 37.35 and Barry Graney finished in 117th place in 39.37. Andy O’Connor finished 222nd in 45.18, Ray Vose finished in 239th place in 47.08 and Ian White finished 260th in 48.54. Overall the men finished in 26th place.
Well done to all competitors, hope to have a bigger turn out next time (Heaton Park, Manchester on Saturday 10th January 2015)
Team manager- Helena
We had a much better turnout for Round 2 of the NW Sportshall League at Widnes. Thank you to all of the parents and athletes who attended.
The latest League Tables show that we still have a lot of work to do to qualify teams for the finals in January (25th) so we need even more athletes competing at Round 3 which is on the 7th December. Only the Top 5 teams in each league qualify for the finals. Once there, we are capable of winning the trophies as our Under 15 boys showed last season.
The meeting time is 11.30am for a 12.30pm start. Please see Ant Young at training for more information.