St Helens Sutton had their final YDL Upper match on Sunday at Bury, where finally the weather was kind and the results were fantastic. Thirteen athletes turned out and they managed to finish in 3rd place achieving 16 personal bests and two equal personal bests between them. For the U20 men Daniel Dobson, unfortunately pulled a hamstring during the long jump, but still managed to throw the shot putt 6.10m PB. Patrick Neafcy ran the 200m 25.7 PB, 400m 57.5 PB and threw the discus 18.14m PB and Nathan Harrison ran 200m 27.1 PB, 400m 58.5 PB and threw javelin for the first time ever and won with 24.52m PB then high jumped 1.50 for an equal PB. The under 17 men performed just as well, Luca Noonan running the 100m 12.1, 200m 24.4 and Long jumped 4.66, Rhys Gormley ran 100m 13.2, long jumped 5.22m and threw javelin 11.41 PB, Michael Duffy ran the 100m 12.9 PB, 200m 27.0 PB and shot putt 5.99 PB, Daniel Cassidy ran the 400m 61.3, then threw discus 17.0m PB and shot putt 7.37, Charlie Roberts ran 400m 51.0 PB and a new club record, 800m 2.05 and high jumped 1.40m, and Michael Brussels ran the 1500m 5.05.5, then the 3000m 11.32.8 and threw the Javelin 20.31m. For the U17 ladies, Celine Virton ran the 100m in 14.00 PB then threw the discus 19.6m, Holly Scott ran the 100m also in 14.0 PB, then the 200m 29.4 and the 300m 45.8 for an equal PB, Lizzy Greenall picked herself up after a very nasty fall in the 80m hurdles and threw a personal best in the shot putt 7.96 and high jumped 1.35m and Lauren Taylor after a long absence due to illness came back strong throwing shot putt 7.36m, discus 13.27m, javelin 10.36m and also helped out by running a leg of the relay.
Wednesday night saw a team of Sutton men take on the second the Harrock Hill race at Parbold. A 5.2 mile race with 900ft ascent. There was a St Helens 1-2 with Jon-Jo Doherty first in 34 mins and Tom Griffiths just behind in second in 34:05. Greg Carns finished in 43:53 making up the team and securing a team silver.
Friday night saw a number of junior and senior members take place in the Knowsley Harriers Fab 4 and kids 1 mile races. Under 13 Bobby Birkett showed a talent to watch for the future as he took the win in 6:17, with Harry Griffiths also putting in a great run for 9th place in 7:10. In the seniors Doherty and Tom Griffiths repeated their 1-2 from Wednesday with Chris Birkett in 8th.
Matt Crehan ran another consistent 14:44 5000m at Trafford on Tuesday night, while at the Southport 10k on Sunday Ste Anders took 3rd place, Neil Lowe ran a great new PB of 51:27 and Jane Makin ran 1:23.13. Nicole Anders also had a great run in the kids mile race.
About St Helens Sutton A.C.
St. Helens Sutton A.C. formally known as Sutton Harriers St. Helens, is one of the oldest athletic clubs in the country established in 1899.
Sutton A.C. is open to all ages and abilities meeting at Sutton Leisure Centre track at 6:15pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening.
There is an adults beginners group suitable for those just starting out and the kids Acorn beginners group for those aged 8 upwards, there is a waiting listing for juniors so it is worth contacting the club via their Facebook page.
St Helens Sutton has seen many internationals and Olympians compete for them over the years, and the coaches and officials are always ready to help every athlete reach their full potential.
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