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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Club treasurer Print
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The club is looking to appoint a Treasurer following the resignation of the previous post holder.

If anyone is interested in the role, or wants to know more about what the role involves, please contact the club secretary (Bill Smith) for more details.  Contact details for Bill are on the Club Contacts page.

 
Peter Allen Print
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Monday, 03 November 2014

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Peter Allen, Chairman of Halton & Frodsham Harriers, passed away last week in hospital aged 80.

Most of you will know Peter in some way, whether he was playing an active part in coaching, welcoming athletes and parents at club training sessions or on timekeeping duties most weekends at various Track & Field, Sportshall and Cross Country meetings.

Peter's involvement with the club spans many, many years and he will be greatly missed by all within Harriers and more widely across the athletics scene in Cheshire where he was a Vice President of the Cheshire County Athletics Association.

We are sure that you will all wish to send deepest condolences to his wife, Marian and his family.

Peter's funeral will take place at Walton Lea Crematorium on Monday 10th November at 11am. Family flowers only please, but donations to the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund can be made in Peter's memory.

 
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!!

 

 

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