Enter the 2017 Christmas Handicap: 17 December

15622737_10211982478101096_5150743846134732930_n.jpgIt’s that time of year you’ve all been waiting for again.  Lay off the mulled wine for half an hour, break out the sweaty Santa hat, and get ready for the one, the only….

Manchester Harriers Christmas Handicap

See the flyer here for details.

Enter now to guarantee your place in this most exclusive of events!

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Primary Schools Cross Country League 2016/7

Matches for the 2016/17 season are set out below each starting at 10am:

Saturday 17th September 2016

Saturday 8th October 2016

Saturday 19th November 2016

Saturday 21rd January 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017 (including Parents/Teachers race at 11:00am and end of season awards at 11:30am)

Saturday 4th March 2017 – Relays

There are further details on  the flyer here on how the event is run which can be displayed in school and/or passed onto your youngsters.

Further details are available here. If your school wishes to take part or you wish to be added to the mailing list then please get in touch using the form on that page. Even if your school doesn’t have a full team you will still be most welcome.

The course has been amended to take in to account requests from other park users in particular the users of the baseball/softball pitch close to which our previous start/finish line was located.

New course map is here

Trinity Perruzza-Powell comes 3rd in ESSA 100m

Trinity came 3rd in the junior girls 100m at the English Schools AA Champs at Gateshead. This is a great results for her in her first year competing and she achieved a personal best of 12:46 sec.

In 1500m, Emily Hughes and Alice Stiles competed in the Greater Manchester Team and gave great performances, narrowly missing out on getting to the finals.

Massive well done to all the athletes that took part.

Some photos here

WONDER WEEKEND FOR JUNIORS AT GM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Manchester Harriers juniors enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the Greater Manchester Championships at Longford Park on the weekend of 23rd May.

Many of the athletes secured personal best performances with five athletes winning medals.

Girls

Under 13s

Georgia Fazakerley had a great run, finishing 4th in the 1200m in a new PB of 4.05.78. Katie Moss also ran a good PB in the 800m finishing in 2.45.11.

Under 15s

Alice Stiles was the start performer in the under 15s, winning the 1500m title in 4.55 and securing the silver medal in the 800m in a new PB of 2.19.08. She also finished 2nd in the high jump with a height of 1m 40cm.

Eleanor Kenny ran brilliantly in the 1500m in her first club race of the season claiming the silver medal in a new PB of 4.58.51. Grace de Campos won the bronze medal in the 800 metres in a PB of 2.23.09 as well as running a PB in the 1500m the following day breaking 5 minutes for the first time.

Emily Hughes had a superb weekend running big PBs in both the 800m, running 2.23.33 when finishing 4th, and the 1500m when 5th. Beth Smyth also ran PBs in both events running 2.23.74 in the 800 metres.

Under 17s

Beth Barlow had a good weekend retaining her 800m and 1500m titles. This was a great performance given that Beth is returning from injury and is not yet fully fit. Her performances bode well for the rest of the season.

Boys

Under 15s

In the boys, Connor Fazakerley was the star performer running PBs in the under 15s  800m and the 1500m. After finishing 4th in the 800m in 2.20.78, Connor ran superbly in the 1500m claiming the silver medal in the 1500m in a big PB of 4.36.76.

Under 17s

In the under 17s 1500m, Matty Fox ran a seasons best 4.36.64 in coming 6th with Ben Skertchly running a PB of 4.38.96 in the same race. Matty followed up the following day with a PB of 2.12.80 in a fast 800m when finishing 5th.

A great weekend for the club and this group of athletes who have again performed superbly.

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Christmas Handicap Results – 21st December 2014, Wythenshawe Park

A few photos here

Junior Results

ORDER POSITION NAME FINISH START ACTUAL POSITION
TIME TIME TIME
1 1B Chris Stiles 0:10:02 0:01:30 0:08:32 5B
2 1G Eve Smyth 0:10:16 0:03:00 0:07:16 9G
3 2G Louisa Stiles 0:10:20 0:02:30 0:07:50 12G
4 3G Katie Moss 0:10:22 0:02:35 0:07:47 11G
5 4G Emma Davies 0:10:42 0:02:25 0:08:17 17G
6 5G Beth Taylor 0:11:02 0:03:00 0:08:02 14G
7 6G Katie Cooper 0:11:08 0:03:10 0:07:58 13G
8 7G Clara Maguire 0:11:27 0:02:00 0:09:27 19G
9 8G Frankie Fox 0:11:32 0:04:50 0:06:42 7G=
10 9G Eleanor Kenny 0:11:32 0:05:10 0:06:22 4G
11 10G Emily Hughes 0:11:34 0:05:05 0:06:29 5G=
12 11G Georgia Fazakerley 0:11:37 0:04:55 0:06:42 7G=
13 12G Georgia Sewart 0:11:38 0:01:30 0:10:08 20G
14 13G Grace de Compos 0:11:39 0:05:25 0:06:14 1G
15 14G Alice Stiles 0:11:39 0:05:20 0:06:19 3G
16 15G Alicia Brogan 0:11:42 0:02:50 0:08:52 18G
17 16G Ella Barlow 0:11:44 0:03:30 0:08:14 16G
18 17G Beth Smyth 0:11:44 0:05:15 0:06:29 5G=
19 18G Evelyn Barber 0:11:46 0:03:40 0:08:06 15G
20 19G Chloe Davies 0:11:52 0:04:25 0:07:27 10G
21 2B Rory Smyth 0:11:59 0:04:15 0:07:44 4B
22 3B Jamie Hibbert 0:12:23 0:00:00 0:12:23 6B
23 4B Ethan Hartley 0:12:25 0:06:05 0:06:20 3B
24 5B Connor Fazakerley 0:12:27 0:06:15 0:06:12 2B
25 6B Ben Skertchly 0:12:28 0:06:30 0:05:58 1B
26 20G Beth Barlow 0:12:45 0:06:30 0:06:15 2G

Senior Results

ORDER POSN NAME FINISH START ACTUAL PREDICTED
TIME TIME TIME TIME
1 1M Sam Tarry 0:36:20 0:18:15 0:18:05 0:19:45
2 1L Anne McLaughlin 0:36:52 0:11:50 0:25:02 0:26:10
3 2L Debbie Beresford 0:36:58 0:09:30 0:27:28 0:28:30
4 2M Richard Skitt 0:37:03 0:15:00 0:22:03 0:23:00
5 3M John Reeh 0:37:05 0:16:30 0:20:35 0:21:30
6 4M Matt Whitehead 0:37:07 0:16:30 0:20:37 0:21:30
7 5M Jason Brogan 0:37:23 0:15:45 0:21:38 0:22:15
8 6M Chris Sewart 0:37:25 0:16:30 0:20:55 0:21:30
9 7M Andrew Parsonage 0:37:29 0:16:45 0:20:44 0:21:15
10 8M Jim Fox 0:37:36 0:15:00 0:22:36 0:23:00
11 9M Lloyd Barlow 0:37:38 0:16:45 0:20:53 0:21:15
12 10M Martin Joyce 0:37:41 0:13:35 0:24:06 0:24:25
13 11M Ed Fazakerley 0:37:44 0:20:00 0:17:44 0:18:00
14 12M Glen Gandy 0:37:46 0:13:45 0:24:01 0:24:15
15 13M Chris Hibbert 0:37:49 0:16:45 0:21:04 0:21:15
16 3L Melanie Barber 0:38:00 0:14:15 0:23:45 0:23:45
17 14M Mike Cronin 0:38:13 0:12:45 0:25:28 0:25:15
18 4L Emma Toland 0:38:16 0:15:15 0:23:01 0:22:45
19 5L Jackie Ellison 0:38:21 0:13:05 0:25:16 0:24:55
20 6L Martina Sammuelsson 0:38:22 0:10:15 0:28:07 0:27:45
21 15M Dennis Kelly 0:38:24 0:13:05 0:25:19 0:24:55
22 16M Matt Crimes 0:38:41 0:18:00 0:20:41 0:20:00
23 17M Steve McCall 0:38:45 0:10:40 0:28:05 0:27:20
24 18M Dave Gee 0:39:30 0:18:50 0:20:40 0:19:10
25 7L Catherine Poole 0:40:57 0:12:45 0:28:12 0:25:15
26 8L Caroline Baba 0:45:18 0:09:00 0:36:18 0:29:00
27 9L Angela Thekkudan 0:46:30 0:03:00 0:43:30 0:35:00
28 10L Leisha Cronin 0:46:42 0:00:00 0:46:42 0:38:00

 

 

Christmas Handicap – 21st December 2014

MANCHESTER H & AC CHRISTMAS HANDICAP
in support of the Charity When You Wish Upon A Star
SUNDAY 21ST DECEMBER 2014
10 AM JUNIORS* – approx 1 MILE
[*would parents please help marshal the route]
SENIORS FOLLOW ON – approx 3 MILES

OLIVER CROMWELL MEMORIAL
WYTHENSHAWE PARK
WYTHENSHAWE ROAD, MANCHESTER M23 0AB

THE HANDICAP WILL AGAIN BE HELD IN WYTHENSHAWE PARK. *HOWEVER,
A SECOND ROUTE, STARTING NEAR THE MAIN CAR PARK, MAYBE USED
SHOULD CONDITIONS WARRANT IT. THE DECISION WILL BE TAKEN ON
THE DAY AS TO WHICH COURSE IS USED.
Use the MAIN ENTRANCE to the Park which is off Wythenshawe
Road signposted HALL and most other facilities. PARK in the main
car park near the stables and nurseries – there may be a fee for parking.
TOILETS are at the Tea Rooms. The START*/FINISH is at the Oliver
Cromwell Memorial at the front of the Hall.
PRESENTATIONS AND MINCE PIES
PLUS RESULTS OF BALLOT FOR SPORTSMAN &
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR
WILL BE AT THE CHEADLE SOCIAL CLUB, ASHFIELD
CRESCENT (off Ashfield Road) CHEADLE SK8 1BQ
(there’s a large car park on Massie Street next door to the
Social Club – free on Sunday)
Bring a Prize to Win a Prize
Most Important…SENIORS PLEASE TELL GEORGE LAWSON
IF YOU WILL BE RUNNING OR IF YOU CAN HELP Tel: 0161-485
2261; JUNIORS PLEASE TELL DEBBIE BERESFORD IF YOU
WILL BE RUNNING Tel: 07977 203478, or complete your details here

The Junior Race starts at 10 am and the younger children will be set off first. Parents of juniors are asked to help marshal the course (approx one mile). The handicap is worked out by the club’s coaches. First and foremost – it’s a fun event.

The Seniors will do the same course – but three times so there’s plenty of opportunity for the youngsters to cheer them on.

As soon as the Senior race is finished we’ll make our way to the Cheadle Social Club for about 12 noon where we’ll have the Presentation. All the junior runners should bring a selection box which will be put on a table. The runner finishing first will get first choice of the selection boxes, second finisher will get second choice, and so on. All those who bring a box will go home with one. This is a handicap so it’s unlikely that the fastest runner will win.

The Seniors should also bring a prize to win a prize – usually wine or chocolates.

We then have the results of the ballot for Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and they will be presented with Trophies – details here, including how to vote

Please let me know if you are coming – more the better – it’s great fun.

Any questions please speak to Debbie.

See you there!!