Saturday saw the running of the challenging Snowdonia Marathon, which had the added toughness of torrential rain, but that didn’t stop Steven Anders from smashing his personal best by over 6 minutes and recording an impressive sub 3 hour clocking with 2:57.52 finishing 17th out of 2369 runners. Greg Carns also had a great run to go sub 4 hours in 3:59.22 finishing 56th male over 50 and 522nd overall.
Sunday a little closer to home a host of Sutton athletes showed the quality and strength of the club, as Matt Crehan (28:43), followed by Charlie Roberts (30:33) in second, took one-two at an extremely muddy, St. Helens Striders Trail 5 Mile. They were backed up by an under-the-weather David Twigg (32:28) in 4th, 1st Vet40 Chris Birkett (34:12) came home 6th followed by Matt Blake (34:34) in 7th. Second Vet50 and 20th home was Ian Hayburn (37:27), quickly followed by Will Beesley (37:46), massively stepping up in distance from his usual 400m sprint distance, in 22nd, with Ian Roberts (37:50) just behind in 24th. Chris Reid (40:45) rounded out the team in 41st also taking the 1st vet 55 win. All enjoying a fantastically hosted event by the fellow St. Helens club who created a fantastic atmosphere with 95 members out marshalling and supporting all the runners.
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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