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Big Personal Best (PB) Weekend for St. Helens Sutton A.C.’s Rising Stars

This weekend saw the 3rd Cheshire League match held just a little down the road in Warrington, and though there was the threat of thunderstorms the 26 Sutton athletes who made the trip where greeted with sun and just a tad of wind.

5 new Sutton athletes competed for the first time including two U11 and three U15 girls who all put in some fantastic performances.

Alex Mullins competed in her first and fast 100m race finishing 5th. While Evie Drinkhall and Freya Heyes both competed in high jump finishing 5th with 1.30m and 4th 1.35m.

Harry Griffiths competed in the 75m and 600m double running impressive PB’s in both with 13.4s and 2:12 respectively.

Lily Birkett had a great day with two PB’s in both the 800m 3:06 and the Javelin 6m 71, while her brother Bobby put in some great performances over the 75m 13.2, and two PB’s in the 600m 2:03 and the long jump 2m 69, while their dad Chris showed it wasn’t just a young athletes day with a PB in the 3000m of 10:35.4.

Nicole Anders ran two impressive PB’s one in the 75m with 12.6 and the 600m 2:24.

Lauren Taylor was back on form as she threw a new PB in the Discus of 14.40m and Jade Smith ran a seven second PB in the 1500m of 5:07.5.

Michael Dobson and Charlie Roberts had dominating wins in the U15 and U17 Boys 1500m and 800m respectively, with Andrew Worthington and Michael Brussels both joining Roberts in the 800m and putting in great performances, Brussels also ran a great 3000m earlier in the day.

Ian Conwy finished second in a strong Shot-Put competition with a PB of 9.32m, Michael Duffy also scored a PB in shot with 6.62m and ran 12.7 in the 100m which was another PB.

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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