Joe Moran Memorial Vets Track & Field Meeting – Wednesday 7th June 2017, SportCity

 

Manchester Harriers & A.C. present
The Tenth Joe Moran Memorial Veteran Track & Field Meeting
Wednesday 7th June 2017 7.15 pm to 9:15 pm at Sportcity, Manchester.

Track Events: 800m, 100m, 3000m, 200m, 1500m, 400m
Field Events: Javelin, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt

ENTRY FEE Club Runners: £5 for 1 to 4 events plus £1 for each additional event ENTRY FEE Unattached: £7 for 1 to 4 events plus £1 for each additional event

Winners Medals will be awarded to the first three finishers in each category: Male / Female – 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
Event first held in 2008 in memory of Joe Moran
Enter online here or the entry form can be downloaded here.

Please send your entry slip to: Brenda Bradshaw, 12 Heaton Drive, Hollins Village, Bury BL9 8BQ. Online entries available soon.

Enquiries: Phone Brenda on 0161-796 6310 or email Brenda at arnoldbradshaw@btinternet.com

Cheques payable please to: Manchester Harriers & A.C.

The Manchester Mile. 21st June 2017 at SportCity – in memory of David Coleman

Manchester Harriers & Athletic Club present

THE MANCHESTER MILE in memory of David Coleman

on Wednesday 21 June 2017 at Sportcity, Manchester M11 3FF

Electronic timing & photo finish U15’s & U17’s – 7 pm; Snrs & Vets – 7.30 pm to 9 pm

U13’s only – 1500 metres – 6:30 pm

ENTRY FEE (all categories) – £7.50 [Unattached £9.50]

FASTEST ATHLETE (Male or Female) TO BE PRESENTED WITH THE MANCHESTER MILE TROPHY [PLUS TROPHY TO KEEP] IF THE FASTEST ATHLETE IS MALE THEN THE FASTEST FEMALE TO BE PRESENTED WITH THE ROSE BOWL [PLUS TROPHY TO KEEP] IF THE FASTEST ATHLETE IS FEMALE THEN THE FASTEST MALE TO BE PRESENTED WITH THE ROSE BOWL [PLUS TROPHY TO KEEP] TROPHIES, UNLESS THE FASTEST ATHLETES ARE VETS, ALSO TO THE FASTEST MALE VET (min age 40); THE FASTEST FEMALE VET (min age 35); THE FASTEST MALE & FEMALE U15 & U17 and to the FASTEST U13 BOY & U13 GIRL in the 1500 metres COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT TO ALL ENTRANTS First staged in 1943, this event hadn’t been held since 1952 until it’s resurrection in 2014. David Coleman was the Winner in 1949.
Winners of The Manchester Mile Trophy: 1943 Sydney Wooderson 1944 & 1945 C H Bunton 1946 P Harrison 1947 C J Kelly 1948 A B Parker 1949 David Coleman 1950 & 1951 & 1952 Frank Evans 2014 & 2015 Chris Livesey 2016 Jack Morris Winners of The Rose Bowl 2014 & 2015 Louise Rudd 2016 Vicki Cronin

Download the entry form here. Online entries here.

Entries to: Manchester H & AC, 12 Heaton Drive, Hollins Village, Bury BL9 8BQ. Enquiries: Tel: Brenda on 0161-796 6310; email Brenda at arnoldbradshaw@btinternet.com. Cheques payable please to: Manchester Harriers & A.C. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY

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

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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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

Manchester Mile Review by Mike Martineau

A big warm ‘welcome-back’ to the Manchester Mile

 

I can well imagine that in that great Olympic Stadium in the sky, both David Coleman and his all time athletics hero, Sydney Wooderson, are well pleased as they chew over recent developments in Manchester.  As former winners, they would both be delighted that Manchester H & AC have brought back the Manchester Mile and in memory of David who won the race in 1949.  Sydney was the first winner in 1943 and David was so proud to receive a trophy with his hero’s name on it that he admitted to me that he took it to bed with him that night.  The superb Harry Sharp Challenge Bowl had not been competed for since 1952 when it was given to Frank Evans who had won the race 3 times in succession, 1950, 1951 and 1952.  After his death his widow returned the trophy to Manchester Harriers and Wednesday 16th July at Sportcity in Manchester saw the return of this great event that used to take place at Fallowfield.

 

There were 103 entrants in 8 races for all ages and abilities with a great 5.01.59 performance from the host club’s Beth Barlow recently crowned under 15 Champion for 1500m at the English Schools.  It was great to see two members from David’s other club, Stockport Harriers, and their Louise Rudd, a V35, took the ladies honours with an excellent time of just 5.05.87.  Both Beth and Louise’s performances would have improved on the women’s World record in 1953.  The winner of the Bowl was Preston Harriers’ Chris Livesey who front ran for a very useful 4.19.79.

 

During the meeting we chatted about Sydney and whether as an amateur in 1943 he would have had to pay his own expenses to get to and from Manchester. Sydney, like me, was a past President of Blackheath Harriers and on 30 August this year we celebrate the centenary of his birth, so I was pleased to run in a Blackheath Harriers vest and delighted with the very warm reception for me and my PW (personal worst!).  All in all, it was a very worthwhile pilgrimage for me.

 

Well done Manchester H & AC, lets hope that after this superb rebirth, the event can be built into something great and enduring that is a fitting memorial for David Coleman and also for Sydney Wooderson.  Sydney enjoyed other trips to Fallowfield and in 1939 set a three quarters of a mile World record of 2.59.5 (I wonder whether David Coleman was there for this).  This also stood as a UK record until 1951 when Bannister, paced by Chataway, ran 2.56.6 at Motspur Park.

 

Mike Martineau

18 July 2014

Manchester Mile – Club results

Times for Manchester Harriers athletes competing in the Manchester Mile

Donnacha Maguire U17 M 04:44.6
Tom Taylor U17 M 04:47.9
Sam Tarry U17 M 04:48.8
Ed Fazakerley V45 M 04:50.5
Beth Barlow U15 W 05:01.6
Jonathon Stewart U20 M 05:01.9
Matt Graham U20 M 05:05.6
Ben Skertchly U15 M 05:14.1
Connor Fazakerley U15 M 05:20.6
Jonathan Reeh V35 M 05:27.0
Chris Hibbert V45 M 05:28.0
Jason Brogan V40 M 05:37.9
Chris Sewart V35 M 05:38.7
Emma Tolond SEN W 05:52.0
Sonya Hynes SEN W 05:55.5
Kev Logue SEN M 05:56.0
Graham Saunders V35 M 06:06.2
Denis Kelly V45 M 06:23.0
Mike Cunningham V65 M 06:23.2
Katie Cooper U15 W 06:25.0
Sophie Flanagan SEN W 06:27.5
Lee Mccourt V35 M 06:48.2
Caroline Baba V35 W 07:05.8
Ann McLaughlin V50 W 07:17.3
Kirsty Lyons SEN W 07:20.7
Maria Royal V55 W 07:28.0
Jo Fallows V40 W 08:21.2

Full results here

Beth Barlow’s English Schools Victory

Something special happened on Saturday and if you were lucky enough to witness it you were watching probably one of the best ever runs from Beth Barlow.

After an extremely sensational performance at the Mason Schools Trophy, she qualified with a time of 4:35.9 to run in the English schools championships representing Greater Manchester schools. Although this was a monumental achievement in itself, Beth went on to run the 1500m heats on Friday, coming in a remarkably close second place retaining her good form and resulting in a place in the English schools final.

This accomplishment was exceptional but unsurprising, acknowledging how much effort she applies in training and all of the races.

Then on Saturday (the day of the final), Beth seemed calm and prepared with her foot behind the starting line. There were 11 other competitive girls in Beth’s race, all posing a great threat. One of whom was Katie Ann McDonald, who is number 1 in the UK rankings in Beth’s age group.

The starter gun fired. The rushing stampede of talent had begun. Beth eased herself in to a great position, going off with a swift, yet comfortable pace. After the first 400m she snatched 3rd place using her competitive edge to maintain her pace.

After 800m (2 laps) a small gap had emerged but she still held 3rd place.

Then at 1100m, with just one lap remaining, Beth made progress, after retaining her energy she burst into 1st place, passing Katie Ann McDonald who also made a move in attempt to stay with Beth, both leaving 3rd place behind.

With 200m to go Beth tired slightly, allowing Katie to take the lead. Beth kicked drastically early, meaning that she would only have a limited amount of energy for the remainder of the race, but showing no sign of weakness. They entered the home straight and Beth gained on Katie.

A gap opened up in lane 1, Beth made her move. She was alongside Katie and was pulling away. With 50 meters to go Katie cut of Beth, making her lose momentum and balance, meaning Beth couldn’t pass into the lead.

Beth still finished strongly despite almost being pushed off the track and achieved a marvellous PB of (4:30.39). Although second, Beth still left the track smiling.

All was not lost as Katie was disqualified for breaking the rules. Beth had secured her position; she was first, what an amazing finish. Now Beth’s the English schools 1500m champion, she should be incredibly proud of herself.

by Sam Tarry

[There is a video of the race here: [you need to be registered (free) for VincoSport to view it.]