St Helens Sutton Athlete’s Best in the North
The weekend saw some impressive wins for St. Helens Sutton A.C. athletes.
Saturday morning saw the monthly running of Knowsley Harriers A.C. Halewood 5k, and Jon-Jo Doherty was back in winning form, with a 46 second lead and finally breaking the 16 minute barrier which had eluded him, with a new PB of 15:59.
Over at Sport City in Manchester the North’s top athletes collected for the two-day Northern Athletic Championships. Matt Crehan played a tactical game in the men’s 5000m, holding back in the early stages before throwing in two 63 second laps to break up the field. Going into the final lap four athletes, including Crehan, raced for the three medal positions, but it was Crehan who came away with the gold, a new track PB 14:51 and his first Northern title. Also competing was Jade Smith who continued her consistent streak over the 1500m with a time of 5:19.4.
Down in Milton Keynes at the BMC PB Classic, young Charlie Roberts continued his impressive form with a strong front run to beat out a field of the best U17s in the country, as he ran a new PB of 1:56.1
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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