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Top Row: Matt Blake, Chris Taylor, Ian Roberts, Ste Anders. Bottom Row: Will Beesley, David Twigg, Barry Graney, Ian Costello.

This weekend saw the National 12 Stage Road Relays and the North of England U17 5k Championships take place at Birkenhead Park on Sunday which for the first time in a number of years saw a full St. Helens Sutton A.C. team compete over the 12 stage relay.

On first leg star runner Tom Griffiths got the team under way coming back in 18th in a time of 24:16 for the first long leg of the day. Ian Roberts then took up the cause on the short leg running 15:26. Ste Anders was up next on the second long leg coming back in 28:10, followed by Will Beesley (13:37), David Twigg (26:23), Barry Graney (14:53), Jake Healy (28:40), Leon Hill (14:04), Matt Blake (14:31), Chris Taylor (14:28), Greg Williams (14:27), and completing the final short leg to bring the team home in 40th out of 75 teams was Ian Costello (15:47).

Prior to the 12 Stage, the rising talent of Charlie Roberts competed in the U17 North of England 5k Championships making a fantastic debut in his new age group finishing in 11th place in a time of 16:32.

Saturday saw a couple of athlete’s head over to the fast and flat Cheshire 10k with David Twigg, having a double race weekend, coming home in 28th out of a field of 1250 in a new PB of 34:01, followed by Andrew Wilson in 63rd also in a new PB of 36:06 and 6th Vet 45+.

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