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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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Cheshire County Championships 2014 Print
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Monday, 19 May 2014

Eleven Harriers spent two days in the sun this weekend at the County Championships at Macclesfield, with plenty of medals being brought back to the club!

In the U13G, Elouise, Abby, Emilia, Maddy and Rachel took to the track and field.  Elouise ran in the 75m, qualifying for the final where she placed 8th.  She also threw the shot put to take 4th place in the County.  Abby honed her middle distance skills, running the 800m on Saturday, where she narrowly missed out on making the final, and also running her first 1200m race on the Sunday, where she placed 6th.  Emilia placed 4th in the 75m hurdles and also placed 8th in the long jump.  Maddy qualified from the 800m heat, and placed 6th in the final, as well as placing 6th in the shot put, and Rachel placed 4th in her heat of the 150m.

Liz Wright was the sole U15G competitor, placing 6th in the 800m and bagging bronze medal for 3rd in the shot.

Jenny Pyatt (U17W) continued her dominance of the throws, taking the top honours in each of the events she participated in on the Sunday.  In the discus, she threw 34m49 to win the event.  A javelin throw of 34m36 (PB and club record) sealed victory in that event, and in the shot put she cleared 10m to wrap up a marvellous day.

Jacob, Chris and Luke were the U15B competitors, each taking home at least one medal.  Jacob took the gold in the 300m in a time of 40:54, as well as bronze in the 800m.  Chris picked up a silver on both days, in the 80m hurdles and the high jump, as well as placing 6th in the long jump, 5th in the 800m and 8th in the 1500m.  Luke placed 3rd for a bronze medal in the 100m in 12.26s, which was also a big PB and a Grade 4 standard performance, and placed 4th in the high jump.

Ben Sutcliffe in the U17M also took part over both Saturday and Sunday.  Ben won the 100m hurdles in a thrilling race in a new PB and Grade 3 time of 14.24s.  He placed 4th in the long jump, and took the gold medal home in the triple jump.

With 6 golds, 2 silvers and 3 bronze medals, as well as plenty of PBs and battling performances, everyone can be proud of their performances.  

And we shouldn't forget to mention all of the club officials who spent their weekend at the event ensuring everything ran smoothly!

 

 
Club awards night Print
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Monday, 12 May 2014

Thanks to everyone involved in organising and joining in with the club awards night in Frodsham on Friday.  

Everyone who had participated in a competitive event for the club in the year was recognised, as well as specific awards for achievements throughout the club.

The following athletes received specific awards on the night:

Athletes of the year

U11 Girls - Mia Morton

U11 Boys - Jaden Allen

U13 Boys - Jacob Birtles

U13 Girls - Liz Wright

U15 Boys - Chris Larkin

U15 Girls - Jenny Pyatt

Other individual awards:

Girls Cross Country - Isla Bellamy

Boys Cross Country - Jacob Birtles

Sportshall Award - Jacob Birtles

George Bunner Trophy - Jenny Pyatt

 

 
Cheshire T&F League Match 1 - Sunday 11th May Print
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014

The first Cheshire T&F League match takes place this Sunday at Deeside (postcode CH5 4BR for satnavs!).

This league is the one in which ALL club members can (and should!) turn out, from U11s to Seniors.  Taking on clubs from across the County (and elsewhere!), they are a great introduction to T&F meetings with a good programme of events.

Full details of which events are part of this Sunday's meeting are available on the Cheshire AA website here (see the Round 1 details - for most age groups the events are shuffled around each match to ensure all specialisms are catered for).

Team managers ask that all athletes are at the track for 11am so that entries can be organised and athletes warmed up and ready for the start at 12 noon.  There is a track fee of £2.50 payable for each participating athlete, and most age groups can enter 3 events, plus a relay (if a team can be arranged on the day).  

All club members should be aiming to take part in the Cheshire League throughout the year, so why not start this weekend!!  See you there!

 

 

 
Weekend roundup Print
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Monday, 28 April 2014

It was a busy weekend for Harriers, competing in open meetings, taking park in parkrun, and competing in the Upper Age Group of the UK Youth Development League.

At Bolton, Jenny Pyatt, Emma Scott and Ben Sutcliffe represented the club in the Youth Development League. Ben posted club records in the 100m hurdles (14.7s) and triple jump (12.02m) as well as winning the 400m hurdles. Emma posted a club record in the U20 200m (29.7s) as well as taking second place in the long jump. And Jenny dominated the throws, winning each event with club records in the discus (35.49m) and shot put (10.74m), also throwing 30.92m in the javelin.

In Birmingham at the Alexandra Stadium open meeting hosted by Birchfiled Harriers, U11 Meg Corker took gold in the 75m with Chloe Lea in bronze. Meg also came 4th in the 150m whilst Chloe also got a PB in the long jump. In the U13G 800m Maddy Lea knocked four seconds off her PB with a time of 2m41.35s. U15G Liz Wright won her 800m race by over 100m but just missed out on a medal in the time trial format. Kemlyn Shard ran well in the 100m and 200m. A great day was had by all athletes and spectators.

And finally Nick Massey encouraged a good turnout of Harriers at the Delamere parkrun 5k event, with Richard McGeachie the third across the line in 19m05s, Chris Larkin 7th in 19m32s, Nick in 15th (20m36s), Abby Watling 47th (23m51 - a PB!), Natasha Treharne 90th (26m07s) and Isla Bellamy 91s (26m10s).

 

 
Guide to the Track & Field season Print
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Each year we update this "guide to the T&F season" to make the competitive season a little more understandable to new athletes and parents joining the club - hopefully it will be of some use this year too!!

The new Track & Field season is already underway, with Open meetings, YDL meetings and Cheshire T&F meetings showing in the calendar for the coming weeks and months.

Athletics is both an individual and team sport, and this is reflected in the fixtures throughout the year. There are some fixtures that Team Managers would like all athletes to turn out for, some that rely on selection as there are only a few places available, and others which athletes are encouraged to take part under their own initiative.

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Seeking a new treasurer Print
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Thursday, 20 March 2014

A vacancy has arisen on the Committee for the role as club treasurer.

If anyone would like further information about this role, or wishes to put themselves forward for consideration, please contact Bill Smith or any other Committee member for more information.

 
Weekend roundup Print
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Monday, 03 March 2014

A couple of quick highlights worth mentioning from this weekend.

Up in Delamere Forest, it was the 1st anniversary of the weekly 5k parkrun events, which are free to enter and open to all ages.  Chris Larkin placed 4th in the run overall, taking over a minute of his PB in the process, to clock 18m41s.  Aidan Larkin also covered the whole course, also bagging a PB in a slightly slower 36m15s!  Natasha Treharne and Isla Bellamy got stuck into the spirit of things with some fancy dress running too on a lovely morning around the lake, finishing in 29m51s and 30m02s respectively.

Indoors at Sportscity at the City of Manchester Open Meeting, Liz Wright continued her fine indoor season with another new PB - 1m44.85s, which places her 6th on the Powerof10 rankings for the year so far, and also takes over 2 seconds off her club record time set earlier this year!

 
Cheshire County Cross Country Championships 2014 Print
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Monday, 06 January 2014

In typically wet and muddy conditions at Birchwood on Saturday, four club athletes took part in the Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships this weekend, and all can be justifiably proud of their efforts.

The event got off to a great start with the U13s mixed race, with Jacob Birtles and Isla Bellamy pulling on the black and orange for the club over two shorter laps of the muddy and treacherous course.

Things didn't go so well for Isla just after the start as she lost one of her spiked shoes after only about 1/4 of the race.  Showing her typical grit and determination, she unbelievably ran the rest of the race with just one shoe on, and finished in a strong 26th place overall.

In a thrilling boys race, Jacob was running in second place for most of the first lap, then was gradually overtaken into 3rd place, with a gathering pack behind him.  He held on strongly, and very nearly re-took the silver medal at the finish to take the bronze medal overall, and book a place in the Cheshire team for the InterCounties event at Birmingham later in the year.

In the U15 boys race, over two long laps of the energy sapping course, Chris Larkin represented the club and put in a determined run.  Complaining of a shoe which had come off at the heel early in the first lap, he managed to keep his spikes on until 100m from the finish where one finally succumbed to the sticky mud, picking up 10th place in the event and placed on the reserves list for the Cheshire team.

Literally picking up the vest (and borrowed spikes) from Chris was Matt Larkin, taking part in his first (and he says, possibly last!) Cross Country race in the V40 category in the seniors race which was completed over 1 short lap plus 4 long laps of the course - which meant 5 times through the bogs of "the bunkers".  Matt finished in 90th place in the seniors race and 18th in the V40 category.

Well done to Isla, Jacbo, Chris and Matt!  And thanks of course to Nick Massey for the time and effort he puts in coaching the cross country squad for the club!!

 
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