St. Helens Sutton A.C. Compete Around the Country. Report by Matthew Crehan
Saturday saw the Northern Cross Country Championships take place at the Camp Hill Estate in North Yorkshire. Sutton athletes were met with a gruelling course of thick mud which zapped the legs. First to race was Lilly Birkett in the U13 race enjoying her first Northern Championships. Next up was the U17 men with Charlie Roberts in 28th and Micheal Brusslles 124th. Gabrial Mullen and Will Vose then took on the U13 Boys race with Micheal Dobson the sole club entry in the U15 Boys race. The U15 girls team saw Lucy Clitheroe come home first for the club followed by her team mates of Taylor Massey and Jessica Bairstow. Jade Smith was 3rd Merseyside athlete home in the Senior Women’s race. And the Senior Men saw a full team compete led by Jon-Jo Doherty (53rd) and followed home by David Twigg (241st), Andrew Wislon (289th), Chris Birkett (333rd), Jake Healy (380th) and Ian Roberts (401st) all great running in the 584 strong field.
Closer to home on Saturday morning at the Warrington Trail 5 Mile at Colliers Moss Matt Blake finished in a great 10th place over the testing course, with Andrew O’Connor making his return from injury with a great run in 43rd.
On Sunday, Luca Noonan and Heather Drillingcourt headed to the indoor track at Manchester’s Sport City, to compete over the 60m sprint. Luca finished 2nd in his race with a PB in 7.52. While Heather achieved a seasons best with a time of 8.44.
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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