Athlete of the year 2019

Kevin Dillon

The club is once again to make an award to one female and one male member of the senior section who is considered to be the outstanding athlete of the year, following the popularity of previous years’ awards. This will take the form of a tankard and, in order to make a representative choice, I am asking all members of the senior section to vote for the member they consider deserves the award most.

The choice does not necessarily have to be a club champion. Factors worthy of consideration would include a substantial improvement over the year, an outstanding result in a particular meeting, or you may like to consider a contribution to the coaching side of the club or a member who has represented the club in a manner deserving of recognition. Members aged at least 15 years can make nominations. Awards will be made at the Christmas Handicaps on 22nd December and nominations will be accepted on the day.

Vote here:

Alternatively, you can send your nominations to Kevin Dillon

  • By post to 22 Ashdene Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4WX
  • By email to

Previous winners were:

Alison Morris (1997), Debbie Beresford (1998, 2003 and 2005), Lindsay Wraxall (1999), Emma McIntyre (2000), Jean Skitt (2001 and 2010), Lynne Schofield (2002), Brenda Bradshaw (2004), Holly Thomas (2006), Cara Kavanagh (2007), Charlotte Holmes (2008), Anousheh Mahjoob (2009), Karen Spilsbury (2011), Wendy Woodhead (2012), Gemma Hopley (2013), Emma Tolond (2014), Melanie Barber (2015 and 2016), Caroline Baba (2017) and Alice Stiles (2018).

Tony Keller (1987), Chris O’Brien (1988), Dave Gee (1989), George Lawson (1990), Frank Bradley (1991), Tony MacDonald (1992), Joe Moran (1993), Steve Yates (1994), Mike Cunningham (1995), Carl Summers (1996 and 2011), Mike Morris (1997), Peter Ferguson (1998), Vic Blanchard and Achim Schüle (joint award in 1999), Arnold Bradshaw (2000), Andy Donnelly (2001), Andy Skitt (2002 and 2009), Aaron Rodger (2003), Ciaran Fitzpatrick (2004), Phil Holmes (2005), Kes Salmon (2006 and 2015), David Henshaw (2007), Liam Bartlett (2008), Mikey Fennell (2010), Ed Fazakerley (2012 and 2018), Julian Ernst (2013), Jason Brogan (2014), Ian Fennell (2016) and Matt Coxon (2017).

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

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

We Love Mcr 10k Results

Club results below:

First Name Surname Gender Position Category Category Position Chip Time Chip Position
Jason Brogan 101 M40+ 9 00:41:30 117
Jonathan Reeh 133 MOPEN 99 00:42:35 153
Chris Sewart 147 MOPEN 109 00:42:37 156
Kevin Logue 235 MOPEN 158 00:45:06 271
Graham Saunders 256 MOPEN 167 00:45:31 295
Denis Kelly 338 M45+ 35 00:47:09 412
Elaine Brogan 316 F40+ 58 00:56:05 1231
Jo Fallows 308 F40+ 57 00:58:09 1387
Rhian Maguire 566 F45+ 60 01:04:29 1821

Full results here