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Sutton Men at Halewood 5k, left to right: Jon-Jo Doherty, Matt Crehan, Chris Taylor, Ian Costello.

Last Tuesday night saw the first of this year’s Trafford Grand Prix with both Phil Robinson and Jade Smith smashing their personal bests with times of 5:17.36 and 5:19.26 respectively.

Saturday morning saw Tom Griffiths open his track season in a very lonely and windy track 3000m race, but he was happy to see his injury hold out as he won in 9:20. Saturday morning also saw four Sutton runners take to the Halewood 5k, which saw only three finish due to a missing marshal at a vital point on the course.

Chris Taylor ran a great new PB of 18:54, followed by Ian Costello who just missed his course best in 20:11. Jon-Jo Doherty had to let his frustration lie after having missed the turning point, while continuing to finish in 22:39.

Sunday saw St Helens Sutton’s first YDL Upper match held at a very cold Blackburn track, and despite only having 8 athletes competing on the day they were all a credit to the club. New to the U17s Holly Scott and Elizabeth Greenall performed very well. Scott ran 300m in 47.40, 200m in 29.9 and threw the shot 5.88m and Greenall ran the 80m hurdles in 13.50, high jumped 1.35m and long jumped 4.52m.

Also moving up to U17s Daniel Cassidy ran 100m in 13.1, 400m in 60.6 and threw the shot 7.46m, Rhys Gormley achieved two PBs running the100m in 12.9, long jumping 5.45m, and threw the discus 15.96m, and Michael Duffy ran 200m in 27.1 a PB, threw the shot 5.77m and the discus 14.15m. Luca Noonan ran the 100m in 11.9, the 200m in 24.3 a PB, and long jumped 5.20m, Charlie Roberts ran 400m in 56.3, the 800m in 1:59 and high jumped 1.65m PB. Our only U20 Patrick Neafcy ran 200m in 27.0 a PB, the 400m in 62.60 and threw the shot 6.07m.

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