Junior Awards 2014

Some photos of the winners here

Cross Country 2013/14

Girls  Section

Under  11s- 1st  Georgia Fazakerley

2nd  Emma Davies

3rd Lousia Stiles

Under  13s- 1st  Eleanor Kenny

2nd   Alice Stiles

3rd Grace De Campos

Under 15s – 1st Beth Barlow

Most Improved Girl Athlete- Emily Hughes

Boys Section

Under 9’s – 1st Rory Smyth

2nd William Holmes

Under 11s – 1st  James Skertchley

Under 13s – 1st    Connor Fazakerley

Under 15s – 1ST Sam Tarry

2ND Ben Skertchley

3RD Matty Fox

Most Improved Boy Athlete – Sam Tarry

Track and Field 2014

Girls Section

Under 11 Girls  Louisa Stiles   2nd  Sprints, Middle Distance & Jumps

Under 11 Girls  Evelyn Barber  1st Sprints, Middle Distance & Throws

Under 11 Girls Emma Davies  1st Jumps, 3rd Middle Distance and Sprints

Multi-Event Winner  Evelyn Barber

Under 13 Girls    Grace De Campos  1st Middle Distance & Horizontal Jumps, 2nd Vertical Jumps

Under 13 Girls    Alice Stiles   1st Vertical Jumps, 2nd Middle Distance

Under 13 Girls    Katie Moss  2nd Sprints & Horizontal Jumps

Under 13 Girls    Lydia Butt  3rd Throws

Under 13 Girls    Beth Smyth  1st Sprints & 3rd Middle Distance

Under 13 Girls   Georgia Fazakerley   2nd Throws

Under 13 Girls    Beth Taylor   1st Throws & 3rd Sprints

Multi-Event Winner    Alice Stiles

Under 15 Girls   Rebecca Hopley 2nd Sprints

Under 15 Girls  Emily Hughes   2nd Middle Distance

Under 15 Girls  Beth Barlow  1st Middle Distance

Under 15 Girls   Katie Cooper  1st Sprints & 3rd Jumps

Under 15 Girls  Megan Taylor  1st Throws

Under 15 Girls  Alicia Brogan  1st Vertical Jumps, 2nd Horizontal Jumps and 3rd Middle Distance.

Under 15 Girls  Zoe Morrissey   2nd Throws

Under 15 Girls  Chloe Davies   3rd Sprints

Multi-Event Winner  Alicia Brogan

Boys Section

Under 9 Boys  William Holmes   1st Sprints, Middle Distance, Throws & Jumps

Multi-Event Winner  Williams Holmes

Under 11 Boys  Rory Smyth 1st Sprints, Middle Distance, Throws & Jumps

Multi-Event Winner  Rory Smyth

Under 13 Boys  Frankie Fox      1st Sprints, Middle Distance and Jumps

Under 13 Boys  Adam Critten     1st Throws, 2nd Sprints & Middle Distance

Under 13 Boys  Rhys Morrissey     2nd Throws

Under 13 Boys  Matt Cooper     2nd Jumps & 3rd Throws

Under 13 Boys  James Skertchley     3rd Middle Distance

Multi-Event Winner  Frankie Fox

Under 15 Boys   Ethan Hartley     3rd Sprints & Jumps

Under 15 Boys   Matty Fox    1st Middle Distance

Under 15 Boys   Connor Fazakerley   1st Jumps & 3rd Middle Distance

Under 15 Boys   Ben Skertchley    2nd Middle Distance & 3rd Throws

Under 15 Boys   Stephen Armstrong    2nd Sprints & Jumps

Under 15 Boys   Sammy Warne    1st Sprints & 2nd Throws

Multi-Event Winner  Ethan Hartley

Weekend Results

Members ran at The Macclesfield Half and Aintree 10k today, results as below. Well done to Maurice Oldham for winning his age category at Macclesfield, and Matt Crimes finishing 9th at Aintree with a PB.

Macclesfield Half

Pos    Forename    Cat    ChipTime   
45 Maurice Oldham M60 01:30:45
53 James Hinde M40 01:31:49
72 Lloyd Barlow M45 01:34:16

Aintree 10k

Gender Position Category Overall Position Chip Time
Matt Crimes 8 MOPEN 9 00:37:44
Jason Brogan 51 MV40 56 00:42:25
Will Staniard 203 MV50 218 00:49:56

Street Sprints 2014 Club Results

The Street Sprints were held in the centre of Manchester, with the Manchester Final on Friday 29th August and the National Final on Saturday 30th August.
Our athletes did as below:
Under 15 – Rebecca Hopley – 4th in the Manchester Final
Under 17 – Gemma Hopley – 1st in the Manchester final, 2nd in the national final
                 Precious Beattie – 2nd in the Manchester final, 3rd in the national final
Under 17 – Alex Walton – 1st in the Manchester final, 3rd in the national final
Under 20 – Julian Ernst – 2nd in the Manchester final, 2nd in the national final
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Lantern Pike Fell Race

Mike Cunningham and Dave Wood took part in this year’s race on 20th September, Mike completing the 5 miles and 1050 feet of ascent in 49:35 and Dave in 55:41. The race was won by Simon Bailey of Mercia FR in 31:42, a full two and a half minutes slower than Manchester Harriers’ Ricky Wilde ran it in the first ever race, a course record that still stands, and Ricky remains the only man to run the race in under 30 minutes.

An interesting read on the race here

The full results are of this ytears race are here

Weekend Results

Northern Athletics Young Athletes Road Relay Championships 2014

Under 13 girls – 11th

Under 15 girls – 3rd

Under 15 boys – 13th

Under 17 men – 14th

Full results here http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2014/nyarel14.htm

Rochdale 10k

Emma Tolond came 3rd lady in 43:51.

English Half Marathon, Warrington.

Club results below

130 Jason Brogan 01:32:17
250 Sonya Hynes 01:37:38
481 Jackie Ellison 01:44:12
767 William Staniard 01:51:06
1304 Maria Royal 02:04:28
1460 Dawn Gallen 02:09:53

Full results here

Diane Frost completes 100 mile bike ride for Myeloma UK

Manchester 100 – easier than running…?

Raising money for Myeloma, UK

Sunday 31st August, the day of the Manchester 100 had arrived and I’d pledged to raise £400 for Myeloma UK. Thank you to those of you who have kindly made donations. The site is still live if anyone else wishes to donate (https://www.justgiving.com/Diane-Frost1). I set off at 7.30 am with my friend and cycling partner, Lynn from our very own Wythenshawe Park and headed out through Baguley towards Timperley and into the Cheshire countryside. Within 20 minutes of setting off, the heaven’s opened with a heavy downpour, but like seasoned runners, we were undeterred.

We hoped we’d done enough training to do this in a good time, but like other endurance events, (marathon/half-marathon/triathlon), one never feels quite fully prepared – if only there was more time… The difference with cycling though is you can get away with not doing as much training (easier on the legs but definitely not so easy on the seat). As cyclist amongst you know, there are other advantages to cycling that makes it easier than running, for example, it’s less jarring on the joints (but then again, there’s cyclist knee!); you can fuel more easily on the bike (helped by the fact that you can carry liquids; food etc and are less likely to get a stitch or cramp );  you can chat to while away the time and take in the scenery on quiet rural routes (yes, you can also do that when running the Wilmslow half); you can ride behind a group or  individual to shelter from the wind and take advantage of the slipstream (and take your turn to ride up front) but a major advantage over running is that when you’ve climbed those hills, you can sit and have a rest on the way down or choose to peddle and gain  ground and speed with very little effort (as well as gain momentum for the next hill)  – I’ve never really got the hang of running full pelt down hills (and missed the Lyme Park fell runs due to injury).

The downhill’s during the Manchester 100 were exhilarating, reaching speeds of 30mph (not quite Le Tour de France at 70mph but then we were not coming down the Alps!).  As we rode on through the Cheshire lanes, the rain stopped and we enjoyed the quietness and peace of the roads virtually traffic-free. We headed towards Northwich, passing through quiet picturesque country villages like Great Budworth. The route split after around 30 miles  – left for the 100 km, right for the 100 miles – did we feel tempted to do the short route – absolutely not, we were feeling good and kept up the pace. We took a right towards Delamere Forrest and on to Nantwich for the half-way stop, except it wasn’t half-way it was mile 56. Oh well – less to do on the homeward route. The feed station was well supplied with umpteen varieties of cake, chocolate, sandwiches. We plumped for chocolate cake and a cuppa tea (brought our own sandwiches, wine gums, nuts and dried fruit) – what a treat. After 30 mins or so rest, re-filling of water bottles and a visit to the loo, we set off relatively refreshed for the homeward journey.

A few more hills to negotiate (whoever said Cheshire is flat is deluded!) and another tea stop in glorious sunshine in Middlewich. Only 24 miles to go now. We put our foot down as we were on the home straight. Through Lower Peaover, Knutsford, Mobberley and Wilmslow – on home territory now only 10 miles to go but the prospect of getting up the hill at Styal filled me with dread! Would I be able to get up this monster of a hill after cycling 95 miles? Should I have a gel for insurance? In the end, decided not to think about it, forget the gel and just do it. All done, Styal hill not that bad, flying home now for the last 5 miles. We crossed the finish in under 8 hours (including 3 stops). Looking forward to a hot bath, roast potatoes and yes another mug of tea! A thoroughly enjoyable day – great camaraderie from fellow cyclist, beautiful scenery (including Frodsham and Beeston Castle) and a real sense of achievement! Oh and one more thing, a lot easier than running! but before you hang up your trainers, remember running is cheaper than cycling; takes less time; is less dangerous and you get to belong to a fabulous running club and community like Manchester Harriers. Cycling compliments running – it strengthens your glutes and endurance, and is a great way to cross-train, but then you already know that don’t you!