St Helens Sutton A.C. Conquer Merseyside
It’s been a busy week for St. Helens Sutton athletes, Tuesday night saw Jon-Jo Doherty and Tom Griffiths finish a 1-2 at the Liverpool Mystery 5k alongside Ian Costello who’s returning from injury and finished with a great time of 21:17.
Sutton chairman, Matt Crehan took on the challenge known as the Tour of Merseyside, 6 races across 7 days totalling 52miles for the week. He started last Sunday with an impressive 4minutes win and course record at the Southport Half Marathon. Monday was a 6 mile trail races with a mile across the beach at Thursaston, followed by an out and back flat 10mile road race on Tuesday just up the East Lancs. Thursday saw Crehan take his fourth win and fourth course record over a flat but windy 5mile at Otterspool Prom. Friday was the most local race a cross country at Stadt Moers Park, and the week finished with a 12 mile race along the Wirral Coastal Path. Crehan went 6 for 6 on wins and course records also breaking the overall tour record by over 15 minutes with a total time of 4:40.13
Saturday saw the next Cheshire Track and Field League take place in Warrington and Sutton had an impressive family turn out as four dads competed at the same meet as their children. First was the Senior 3000m, first home was Tom Griffiths, followed by Ste Anders, Andrew Wilson and making his debut Chris Birkett. While the Tom’s son Harry Griffiths ran a PB in the 600m, Ste’s daughter Nicole Anders competed in the 150m, 600m and long jump with some great performances. Chris had both Lillie and Bobby Birkett competing with some fantastic performances. And Andy saw his son Luke Wilson put in a great performance.
Sunday saw local race the Griffin Grind take place and Crehan continue his form for another win and course record. Jade Smith even though falling in a grid not long after the start of the race, finished 3rd lady. Chris Taylor had a great run to finish 6th overall. And the team of Louise and Peter Johnson rounded out the St. Helens Sutton A.C. team with great performances.
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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