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A Weekend of Cross Country and Road Races for St. Helens Sutton A.C.

This weekend saw a number of St. Helens Sutton A.C. athletes take part in races across the North West. Friday night saw Jade Smith and Matt Crehan head to Lancaster for the latest Power of 5K race, with Jade keeping her 100% PB success rate at the race up, as she knocked 6 seconds off her 5km PB running 18:24. Crehan ran an impressive solo 14:38 breaking his own course record by 10 seconds and finishing a minute ahead of the field.

Saturday then saw the next match in the Liverpool & District League held at the brutally hilly and muddy Beacon Park. Jon-Jo Doherty was first back for the club narrowly missing on chasing down Ross Harrison of LPS by just 4 seconds. Ste Anders was next back in 11th, followed by Jake Healy (23rd), Chris Birkett (27th), Matt Blake (60th) and Chris Reed in (82nd). With the team finishing in 4th place.

Sunday saw a host of juniors take on the next Manchester Area XC, oddly held at Arrowe Park on the Wirral. In the U11 Boys the team of Theo Cotter, Ben Genner, Ethan Colley and Eliagh Colley put in a great performance. Nicola Anders was the only U11 Girl to compete for the club having a fantastic run over the mud. In the U13 Boys the team had a great run with 5 athletes competing, Gabriel Mullen, Will Vose, Liam Johnson, Joseph Colley and Charlie Griffiths. While in the U13 Girls Lilly Birkett was first back for the team followed by Niamh Warring and Chloe-Leigh Mark. There were only two boys competing in the U15 race, Micheal Dobson had a great run finishing inside the top 15, followed home by Thomas Sumner. Lucy Clitheroe had a great run in the U15 Girl’s race, and Charlie Roberts finished 4th in the U17 Men’s race.

Over in the sun of Lanzarote John Appleton and Ian Costello had a great race in the Lanzarote 10km.

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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