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Indoor Sportshall fixtures dates Print
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Thursday, 06 September 2012

The club competes in the NorthWest Sportshall League, a series of indoor athletic events following the Sportshall competion format, for U11s, U13s and U15s each winter.  

Sportshall Athletics was co-created by George Bunner with Ron Pickering in the 1970s, and George remains closely associated with the Harriers, having been one of the founders of our club.

The fixtures, which will see Harriers competing against clubs from Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales, have been added to the fixtures calendar.

  • Sunday 18th November - Kingsway, Widnes
  • Sunday 9th December - Kingsway, Widnes
  • Sunday 27th January - Venue TBC, date currently provisional
  • Sunday 3rd March - League Finals - Kingsway, Widnes

All training U11s, U13s and U15s should be taking part in these competitions, where the club has a great track record.

U13s and U15s have the added incentive that good performances in these league matches can lead to County selection for the regional and national finals, where club members have achieved national team prizes as well as individual medals in recent years.

If you want more details, speak to the coaches at training.

Winter fixtures added Print
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Monday, 03 September 2012

Fixture dates for some of the winter events have been added to the website, including road relay races for U13s and older during September, and the Manchester Area Cross Country League races in October through to February.

Winter training - Frodsham Print
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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Next Tuesday (28th August) will be the last Tuesday night training in Castle Park in Frodsham.

From Tuesday 4th September training will resume in Frodsham Leisure Centre.

Under 11s (9+, school years 5 and 6) train 7pm to 8pm. Older age groups train 8pm to 9pm.

Endurance runners (U13s+) should meet at 6:45pm at the Leisure Centre.

ESAA and Northern Athletics Champs Print
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Monday, 09 July 2012

Over the last few weeks a number of major championships have taken place that club members have taken part in.  

At the Northern Athletics U15/U17 Inter-Counties match in Wigan, Ben Sutcliffe, Ellie McCarthy, Emily Ross and Jenny Pyatt took on athletes from across the North of England representing Cheshire.  

Ben came away with a bronze medal, finishing 3rd in a time of 12.97s in the U15 85m hurdles taking nearly a quarter of a second off his PB in the process.  Ben also finished 6th in the long jump with a leap of 5m15, another PB!

In the U15 shot put, Ellie McCarthy finished in 7th place with a throw of 7.43m, whilst in the U15 javelin Emily took 7th place with a throw of 24.81m and Jenny finished one place behind in 8th throwing 23.01m.  The Cheshire team (263pts) placed 3rd overall behind the massive teams of Yorkshire (399pts) and Lancashire (293pts).

Further afield, at the English Schools Athletics Association Track & Field Cup, Katie Dinsdale was in action running at this very prestigious and high quality event.  Representing Merseyside, and finishing in 6th place in her 100m heat in 12.95s, this was Katie's fastest electronically timed sprint.

Schools athletics successes for club members Print
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Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Not all athletics in the UK is organised by clubs or individuals.

Helsby High School, which many Harriers attend, achieved the notable success of getting their Junior Girls team to the national final of the ESAA English Schools Track & Field Cup.  The school team finished 8th overall on the day, after a long trip down to Chelmsford for the final.  

This weekend, one of the most prestigious junior athletic competitions in the country takes places at Gateshead this weekend.  With a qualification system similar to the Olympics, needing athletes to achieve qualifying times, heights and distances, the Aviva ESAA English Schools' 82nd Track & Field Championships is a high quality competition, and is also being shown on Sky Sports TV over the weekend.

Several former Harriers will be taking part, and even if you don't know anyone taking part it is a great showcase for young athletics which current Harriers can aspire to!

Frodsham Downhill Run Results Print
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Monday, 02 July 2012

We've got full results of the Frodsham Downhill Run 2012 available - click below for more details!

Downhill Run 2012 Print
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Monday, 02 July 2012


Halton and Frodsham Harriers were celebrating their 40th year as an athletic club as part sponsors of the Frodsham Downhill Run which took place on Sunday July 1st. The new course which started at the top of Frodsham Hill and finished in Castle Park attracted a field of almost 300 runners, and the members of the club who ran in the race finished in well placed positions.

As a token of the anniversary of the club, there were two awards presented for the 1st male and 1st female Harrier to finish the race and It was a close result for the male award, between Christopher Larkin (J12) and Richard McGeachie (J15), Christopher taking the honour by just two seconds ahead of Richard.

The female award was taken by Keira Grady (J13) running a well paced race.

Christopher and Keira were awarded with a glass trophy each to commemorate the race.

The full overall results of the Harriers competitors were:-

Christopher Larkin , 4th, 6'.10s
Richard McGeachie, 5th, 6'.12s
Keira Grady, 12th, 6'.48s
Adrian Bennett, 14th, 7'.00s
James Ennis, 15th, 7'.03s
Mitchil Collins, 17th, 7'.15s
Jenny Pyatt, 18th, 7'.20s
Natasha Treharne, 20th, 7'.38s
Luke Southerton, 26th, 7'.54s
Matthew Harrison, 30th, 8'.15s
Alfie Marcantonio, 31st, 8'.16s
Aidan Larkin, 203rd, 13'.05s.

Results of associate members were:-

Matthew Larkin, 13th, 6'.59s
Andrew McGeachie, 50th, 8'.54s
Neil Pyatt, 112th, 10'.48s
Gary Southerton, 115th, 10'.58s

Great day at Salford yesterday - but what was the result?! Print
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Monday, 18 June 2012

There were some great individual and team performances at the meeting yesterday, culminating in two dominating wins for the U13G and U13B relay squads.

But what was the result?  To stay up in Northern 1, Harriers needed to finish at least 4th on the day, with the mostly likely battle being between the hosts, Salford Mets, and ourselves.

As the athletes and team managers left the track, no-one knew what the result was.  

And we still don't!  We're keeping our eyes peeled and our ears close to the ground, so when the results are published we'll let you know as soon as possible.

Whatever the result, it was a great performance by all members of the team, with Grade 1 performances, new personal bests, fantastic relay performances and new experiences for some; you can all be proud of representing your club in this league! 

Cheshire T&F League - Trafford Print
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

On yet another glorious sunny June day (!?!), a good squad of athletes turned out to the Trafford AC track in Stretford to battle the cold and rain, as well as Stockport Harriers, Trafford AC, Vale Royal AC, East Cheshire Harriers and Crewe & Nantwich AC.

Overall the club placed 4th in the match in the mens U13+, 5th in the womens U13+ and 5th in the U11s match, taking 5th overall spot also.

The Powerof10 results shows lots of PBs achieved for athletes at this match, so well done to all - details of the teams were:-

U11G - Emilia Povall-Clarke, Charlotte Allen, Daisy Peacock, Molly Wilson, Rachel Hardman, Grace Rimmer, Grace Owens

U11B - Dean Rix (LJ PB), Aidan Larkin (LJ PB, 600m PB), Thomas Stickels

U13G - Olivia Church, Charlie McDaid (200m PB), Alex Hurst (200m PB, 800m PB), Eleanor Jones (200m PB, SP PB), Natasha Treharne

U13B - George Rimmer (100m PB, Discus PB), Luke Southerton, Chris Larkin (LJ PB G4, 1500m PB G4), Luca Tron (100m PB, LJ PB, 1500m PB), Tom Kimpton

U15G - Beth McCarthy, Jenny Pyatt

U15B - Sam Cox, Bradley Philips

U17B - Connor Travis

Senior Women - Emma Scott (200m PB)

Senior Men - Matthew Evans (200m PB, 1500m PB)



Competing for your club!! Print
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

In just over a week's time, the club will be taking part in th second match of the season in the Cheshire Track & Field League. This is the main competitive league that the club enters each year, and has events for everyone from U11 up to senior athletes.

Every week there are lots of young athletes who come for training in the evening sessions, but they often then don't turn that valuable training into competing for the club.

Why not?

Track & field meetings are a great experience for young athletes, especially in the Cheshire League where the atmosphere is always friendly, welcoming and relaxed - of course, it's competitive too, and athletes will be there trying to achieve their personal bests so that they can be recorded on the Powerof10 website alongside the entries for Jess Ennis, Mo Farah, Goldie Sayers, Philips Idowu and the other elite British athletes.

We've put a poll on the website today (have a look on the right!) to get some feedback so you can let us know what stops you from turning out at meetings; we're very proud of the fact that the club is a friendly and welcoming place to train, but competing for the club is what it is all about - why not give it a try by joining your teammates on Saturday 9th June at the Trafford Athletics Club at their Longford Park track where we'll be taking on Trafford AC, Stockport Harriers, Vale Royal AC, East Cheshire Harriers, Crewe & Nantwich AC and Blackley & North Manchester AC.

Please let your team manager know whether you'll be turning out to proudly wear your black & orange vests on 9th June! (Click on the Club Contacts section to find mobile numbers for Gary, Paul, Jane & Clare, or click on their names to e-mail a message to them)


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