Roberts Sky Rockets Up the UK Rankings
Tuesday night saw an impressive run by rising talent Charlie Roberts as he led out a British Milers Club 800m race at Trafford, taking a convincing win and putting down a time which was not only a big personal best but put him 5th in the UK rankings for 2019, as a first year U17 and broke St. Helens Sutton’s U17 800m record by over a second, which was previously held by international athlete Dave Forrester, with a time of 1:54.43. Also racing at Trafford was David Twigg who ran 2:02 and Jon-Jo Doherty making his 1500m track debut, with a win in the second heat, with a time of 4:15.88.
Wednesday then saw Twigg back in action at the Manchester Mile alongside Tom Griffiths who is returning from injury. In the final race of the evening both Sutton runners pushed for main positions with Griffiths finishing 4th in 4:38.26 and Twigg in 6th 4:40.71.
Sunday rounded out the week with another win for Jon-Jo Doherty as he took a convincing win over at the Penny Lane Striders 10k in tough windy conditions with a time of 34:11.
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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