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March  2015

George Asson Meeting Warrington, 29 March 2015.

A small number of athletes attending this meeting, George Asson opening his out door season with a win in the 100m.


2014 Road Race Series - Road Relays

The second of this year's road race series saw the runners competing in the Road Relays. 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 Road Relays     Club Championship Race List

Club Championship Ladies     Club Championship Men

Northern 6 Stage & 12 Stage Road Relays, Saturday 28th March 2015

Saturday 28th March 2015 saw the Northern 12 + 6 stage Road Relays; held at Sefton Park, Liverpool. The men competed in the 12 stage relay, this saw Luke Towers on the first leg which was 4.9miles, he finished in 48th place in 26.57 whereas Dennis Wharton was on the second leg which was 2.8miles, finishing 60th in 16.56. Also covering the distance of 4.9miles, Barry Graney finished the third leg in 64th place in 29.46, whilst Tom Griffiths set off fourth for the team, on the shorter leg, he finished 53rd in 12.44. John Greenall ran the long leg and also finished in 53rd in 28.30, next was Steve Anders who completed the shorter leg in 52nd in 13.22. Andy Wilson was on the seventh leg which was the last 4.9miles leg and finished in 48th in 27.55, then Maurice Collins finished 50th in 15.23. Also on the shorter legs was Andy O'Connor, he completed his leg in 51st in 15.23 whereas Ian Costello finished in 48th in 13.59. On the eleventh leg, Matt Crehan finished in 46th place in 14.09 and on the anchor leg, Ian Roberts finished 44th in 16.20. Overall the men's team finished 43rd in 3.51.24.

For the ladies, Sonya Monaghan led the team off on the first leg of 4.9miles, she finished 42nd in 34.17. Rachel Beesley covered the distance of 2.8miles as did Rachel Wilcock. Rachel Beesley completed the second leg in 44th place in 17.56 and Rachel Wilcock finished in 42nd place in 17.27 on the third leg of the relay. The third Rachel in the team was Rachel McGoldrick who ran the long leg, finishing in 34th in 31.48. Helena McGoldrick finished the fifth leg in 36th place in 19.45, leaving Maria McGoldrick to bring the team home in 34th place in 16.43. Overall the ladies team finished 34th in 2.17.56.

Team manager- Ian Hayburn

Womens 6 stage Results   Mens 12 Stage Results

Liverpool Half Marathon: 29 March 2015

Luke Towers had a cracking run to finish tenth overall in a time of 75.34. Alison Rotheram was 88th over 45 Female.


Wilmslow Half Marathon : 22 March 2015

Gemma Connolly had a good run in this years race, coming 5th in the Female Senior race in 1:20:41. Maurice Collins also had a good race coming in 29th MV50 race in 1:33:09.


Haworth Hobble (Wuthering Hike)

Three senior runners from Saint Helens Sutton Athletics Club took on an epic Ultrathon in Yorkshire the Haworth Hobble. An Ultrathon is any race above a marathon distance but typically starting at 32miles. The Hobble is 32 miles with a staggering 4,400 feet of climb.

Mark Liptrot, Greg Carns and Gary Oldham started the race from Haworth at 8 oclock in the morning. The race travelled west from Haworth, home of the Bronte Sisters, across the gritstone moors, over hill and past reservoirs towards Burnley. After 10 miles the race loops south for another 10 miles, to take on the lung busting Stoodley Pike. Then north through Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall and back to Haworth.

Mark lead home with an awesome 4 hours and 54 minutes, 2nd in the over 50s category. Greg in at 5 hours 21 minutes a new personal best by over 20 minutes. Gary came in after a gruelling 6 hours and 17 minutes of running. Gary guaranteed a personal best on his first outing.

Dont think you could run an Ultrathon ? Well think again. Experience shows with Mark a long time member, Greg just 5 years and Gary only 2 years. So pull on those trainers and join the Club. Start small with the, now very popular, Saint Helens parkrun. 3 miles, every Saturday at 9 oclock in Victoria Park.

Results   Pics

English Schools Cross Country Championship

Saturday 14th March saw the English Schools Cross Country Championships held at Witton Park, Blackburn. From the club, Rachel and Maria McGoldrick represented Merseyside for their final year.

The girls competed in the senior girls 4.3km race in a field of 300. Rachel finished 129th in 18.35 and Maria finished 170th in 19.05 a great end to a long cross country season. Overall the girls team finished in 9th position.


2015 Club Fell Running Championship

Firstly, belated congratulations to our 2014 champions, Mark Liptrot and Sonya Monaghan, who were crowned King and Queen of the Fells respectively - well done!

Also thanks to everyone who raced and made the inaugural St Helens Sutton fell champs a success. We had some good turnouts, with the white, black and red vest proudly on show in numbers never seen before at a fell race. It was particularly refreshing to see the positive attitude of newcomers to the fells - judging by the smiles I think everyone enjoyed themselves!

The 2015 fell champs has 11 races and your best 5 races will count. There is a good mix of races in there with some shorter local races along with classics like the International Snowdon Race. If you struggle to get to races at weekends it's possible to qualify by doing the five local midweek races. Sonya was unchallenged last year so it would be great to get a few more ladies along to give her some competition.

Good luck everyone - let's have another great year of racing!

Club Fell Running Championship 2015

2014 Road Race Series - St Helens 10k

The first of this year's road race series saw the runners competing in the St Helens 10k. 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 St Helens 10k     Club Championship Race List

Club Championship Ladies     Club Championship Men

St Helens 10k : Sunday 8th March 2015

Twenty five of the club's runners turned out on this cool, wet and windy morning to run the St Helens 10k.

First back for the club, continuing his good form, was John Greenall 1st M50-54 (9th overall, 37:23) followed by Barry Graney 3rd M45-49 (28th, 39:46). Sonya Monaghan 2nd F45-49 (188th, 46:01) was first lady back, just ahead of Julia Eccleston 3rd F40-44 (200th, 46:23).

John Appleton 6th M60+ (277th, 48:05), Keith Williams 52nd M40-44 (356th, 49:38) were next home. Rachel Wilcock 26th FSEN (362th, 50:17) held off Rachel Beesley 27th FSEN (373th, 50:29) who must have had Antony Young 64th M40-44 (399th, 50:57) chasing her down.

Pamela Appleton 3rd F55+ (595th, 53:22) was "helped" by her London Marathon training with Jane Ashcroft 10th F45-49 (612th, 54:37), Gemma Aden 70th FSEN (792th, 57:22) and Linda White 5th F50-54 (827th, 57:45) following.

Looks like a group finish for Stephen Pickavance 20th M55-59 (798th, 58:00), Carolyn Joyce 75th FSEN (800th, 58:01), Sarah O'Donoghue 27th F40-44 (799th, 58:01), Karen Harrison 76th FSEN (847th, 58:01), and Amy Corfield 77th FSEN (804th, 58:02), with Alison Rotheram 20th F45-49 (830th, 58:23) not far behind.

Ian White 51st M50-54 (1042th, 01:02:16), Dorothy Fairhurst 10th F55+ (1254th, 01:04:57), Karen Young 51st F40-44 (1182th, 01:05:03) just drifted out over the hour. Andrea Joyce 67th F45-49 (1511th, 01:13:56), Janet Holmes 19th F55+ (1572th, 01:16:42) and Kay Wilcock 78th F45-49 (1667th, 01:23:48) copmleted the turn out.

Having four climbs up north road means this won't be your fastest 10k but it's local and well supported with a great stadium finish.

Oulton Park Half Marathon, 8 March 2015

Gemma Connolly won the ladies' race in 1.21.34 finishing seventh overall.


Inter Counties Cross County Championships, Birmingham : Saturday 7th March 2015

The club was represented by the McGoldrick twins who capped off a fine cross country season by running for Cheshire in the county champs. Rachel came first counter for the county finishing 71st with Maria fourth counter finishing 117th.


Northern Vets Cross County Championships, Warrington : Saturday 1st March 2015

John Greenall had a great race here coming seventh overall and wining his age group. He was well supported by Andy O'Connor who came 17th overall, 4th in his age group. The pair are one runner short of a team.