St. Helens Sutton A.C. Celebrate Clubs Performances
The weekend was a quiet one for St. Helens Sutton A.C. with only two athletes racing. That being said they were two extreme performances. Saturday saw Greg Carns take on the Tour of Pendle, a 17 mile race with over 5000ft of ascent from Barley Village over and around Pendle Hill, as well as taking in the aptly named “Geronimo” decent just after mile 7 (pictured).
Sunday saw Matt Crehan race at the Northern 10 Mile Road Championships in Preston, after leading the race through the first 5 mile lap, he was over taken by New Balance athlete Andrew Davies who managed to shake Crehan off at 7miles. Leaving Crehan to then battle it out for 2nd place with Michael Cayton of Ribble Valley, with Crehan utilising his track speed to pull away over the last 300m. All three medal positions ran under the impressive course record of 49:43, with Crehan running 49:32 ranking him 19th in the UK.
Saturday night saw the club’s awards night with, Lauren Taylor be awarded the Athletes Athlete Award voted for by all her fellow club members, for not only overcoming illness earlier in the year but to putting in some strong performances as well as helping to coach and officiate at races throughout the season. Charlie Roberts was also honoured with the clubs highest award, Life Membership after his International Honours this year representing England.
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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