Welcome to Halton & Frodsham Harriers

Here you will find information about the club, contact details, fixture lists and the latest news from the club. The club caters for athletes of all ages from 9 through to seniors, and competes in local and national athletics events as well as providing fun and varied training for athletes of all abilities in Halton and north Cheshire.

If you want to know more about joining the club, please contact us via the Contacts page, or come and see us in person at one of our scheduled training sessions. You can find details of when and where we train on the Club Details page.

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Sportshall - Sunday 12th October Print
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Monday, 06 October 2014

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The first NW Sportshall League match of the season takes place on Sunday at the Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes.

With competition open for all club athletes in the U11, U13 and U15 age groups, the club has a strong history in competing well in this league, often topping the tables and regularly making the League Finals which will be held early in 2015.  

Strong individual performances are also recognised with Cheshire County AA awarding County representation to both U11s and the older two age groups in inter-county regional matches which will be arranged following the League.

The atmosphere for participants and spectators is always great at the Sportshall matches, so all athletes in these age groups are encouraged to make as much effort as possible to turn out to represent the club.  Further details will be announced at Tuesday training in Frodsham in relation to times etc.

 
Time for the mud Print
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Monday, 06 October 2014

As October seems to have started with the right sort of weather for making paths muddy and slippery, it seems perfect timing (and weather) to be kicking off the cross country season.

The club is affiliated to the Manchester Area Cross Country League, which holds 5 races across Cheshire and Manchester between now and February.

Age groups are the same as they have been for summer competitions, and cross country brings some of the toughest and most rewarding racing of the year. Middle distance Harriers use cross country as part of their winter training to build up strength and endurance, whilst some other Harriers use the track season to build up their speed for their favourite, muddy time of the year.

The dates for the Manchester League matches are on the club calendar, with the first one taking place at Stockport this Saturday, 11th October. The first match is only for U13s and older (U11s can start at the next fixture, 8th November at St Helens), with a testing course including a leg sapping final hill.

Later in the season, and just after Christmas, comes the County Cross Country Championships. As well as individual and team medals on offer, the top 8 or 10 in each age group may be selected to race for Cheshire at the televised Inter Counties Cross Challenge held in Birmingham each year. The club has been well represented here over the last few years, and hopefully will be again this year.

If cross country sounds like your kind of thing, get in touch with Nick Massey and he can give you more details.

And, a note to parents - if you are coming along to support cross country races, don't forget your wellies!!

 
Jenny Pyatt Print
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Halton & Frodsham Harrier Jenny Pyatt has been selected to represent the North West in the upcoming Sainsbury's 2014 School Games which are taking place in Manchester in early September.  Jenny has been competing over the last couple of years at the highest level of competition as an U15 and now as U17, and is currently ranked 8th nationally in the discus, despite being in the younger year of her age group.

From their website, the School Games are described as "an inspirational and motivational setting that ... provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the highest levels" 

Some more facts about the School Games:-

  • The Sainsbury's 2014 School Games is a multi-sport event that takes place from 4-7 September 2014 in Manchester.
  • Nine venues will host the event, including: the National Cycling Centre, the Phones 4 U Arena and Manchester Aquatics Centre.
  • The competition re-enforces the experience of Olympic and Paralympic Games complete with Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
  • The Sainsbury's 2014 School Games and its predecessor the UK School Games (2006-2011) have a strong track-record of providing a springboard for athletes who then go on to compete at a national level. Several School Games alumni went on to be part of London 2012 Team GB & Paralympics GB. The Sainsbury's 2014 School Games will give us insight into the make-up of our teams for both the 2016 and 2020 Games.
  • Around 1,600 of the nation's finest young sports stars will compete.
  • Competition is held in twelve current and future Olympic and Paralympic sports: Fencing, Rugby Sevens, Gymnastics, Hockey, Badminton, Athletics, Cycling, Judo, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball.
  • There will be disability events in six sports: Athletics, Fencing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Cycling and Wheelchair Basketball.
  • Approximately 700 coaches, support staff and volunteers will give round-the-clock support and advice, collectively committing more than 22,000 hours of their time.

It's a great accolade for Jenny to have been selected, and we wish her all the best for the competition!!

 

 
Track season update Print
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Monday, 21 July 2014

The summer holidays are nearly here, and the track season takes something of a break throughout August so that athletes, officials and coaches can take a well deserved breather after many weekends of competitions, with just the Upper Age Group match for the YDL still to take place next weekend.

The club records webpage has taken something of a battering this year, with at 25 club records now showing as having been improved this year, with several of those being improved upon more than once, and by more than one athlete, and there are still more to update after this weekend's fixtures.

In the Cheshire T&F League the league standings were last updated after the first 2 matches, putting the club overall in 13th place, with the U11s higher up the table in 11th place overall and likley to rise higher after the match 3 results are added into the league standings.

In the Youth Development League, the provisional results for the club show us finishing in 6th place in the league in the Lower Age Group (U13s / U15s) securing a place in the same division for next year, with the Upper Age Group likely to finish in the same place in their league.

Still to come later in the season is the final match of the Cheshire League on Sunday 7th September at Macclesfield where it would be great to see as many athletes as possible across all age groups taking part.  The County Junior Multi-Events Championships takes place on 14th September, also at Macclesfield, with Open Meetings still to come at other clubs around the area before the winter fixtures of road racing, cross country and indoor Sportshall leagues start to kick in.

Remember to keep an eye on this website and also on the Facebook feed for the club for any news as the year progresses.

 
2014 Frodsham Downhill Run Print
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Wednesday, 09 July 2014

The 2014 Downhill Run results are on the Frodsham Community Centre website, sorted by run number. If you are interested in the results sorted by finishing place, we've got them here!

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