13th  JULY      VETERAN ATHLETIC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sale Harriers Life Member and a specialist shot putter GEOFF TYLER, recorded a new UK M70 best of 12.90m at this VAC meeting in Kingston-on Thames. It further improved his No.1 UK ranking of 12.86m that he achieved at the Northern Masters Championships in Hull on June 30th.

Geoff’s been previously Britain’s No.1 in the M65 and M60 categories and ranks No2 in the 2019 M70 category in the Hammer and 3rd in the discus.    These were big improvements for Geoff who put it down to “the weekly Thai massage that has helped my knotted muscles to be more relaxed in the circle. I never realised how tight & knotted my muscles were”.

Geoff’s M45 discus throw of 49.08m in 1994 is still an Australian record. Geoff was a Sale Harrier from 1971 until he moved to Australia in 1989 and then briefly when he returned from 1996-1998. He was awarded Life Membership in 1988 for almost 20 years’ service to the senior men’s National T & F teams.

Peter Shaw

On Sunday the club held a very successful medal meet at Crossford Bridge featuring 200 athletes from 20 clubs from all over the North-West. The best performance from a Sale athlete was TIA GROVER who won three gold medals whilst NY JACKSON and BEN KEELEY were double gold medallists. Our other gold medallists were FREDDIE MEREDITH, MATTHEW HILL, BEN GARDNER and MAX CUNNINGHAM.

Our silver medallists were DYLAN CONNOLLY-HART (2 medals), JACK EDMUNDSON, OLIVER HOWELL, KYIVANA CHIA-CHE, DANIEL OAKES, LIAM O’BRIEN, KAI FALLOON, MARIE FADIPE-DAVIDS, JESS HILL and FREDDIE MEREDITH.

Our bronze medallists were ISAAC WRIGLEY (2 medals), PHOEBE KERINS (2 medals), ARCHIE ELEY, MATTHEW GARDNER, HOLLIE Mc HUGH, GRACE HILL, LOLA RICHARDSON, DARIA DWYER-ROSS, MICAH NESBIT,  ISAAC SHINWELL, OLIVER HOWELL, DANIEL LUKE and MAX CUNNINGHAM.

The club’s overall medal count of 12 gold, 10 silver and 15 bronze was excellent, particularly considering the quality of the opposition.

Photos courtesey of Dave Greenwood at Dark Star Photos. Click here for link to more.

 

olivia brown 800MMany congratulations to Olivia Brown who recently won the Greater Manchester County and Greater Manchester Schools U15 800M. She subsequently won bronze in The Masons Trophy and has now been selected to run for Greater Manchester at the forthcoming English Schools Chapionships. 

It has been a busy couple of weeks for Wythenshawe Hurdlers! with consistent weather of rain and more rain Sale achieved two County Champions.

Scarlett Sofija Hermione

Scarlett Whittaker (left) under 17 Cheshire County Champion

Sofija Drajistic Wood (centre) under 17 Greater Manchester Champion.

Hermione Mason (right), Hermione achieved a National Standard time of 11.4 secs to gain qualification for the English Schools National Final at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium in July. Well Done Hermione!

The Girls then went on to represent their respective Counties at the Mason Trophy Inter Counties Final in Birmingham, Hermione and Sofija both achieved podium positions with Sofija achieving a big PB in the u17 hurdles, still a year young in this age group.

 Scarlett and Hermione  Sofija Drajistic Wood

Peter Shaw

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Our U13 & U15 YDL League team won the final match of the NW Premier League at Bebbington and are now NW champions and have qualified for the northern final where they will attempt to win the northern title for the 11th time in 13 years.

The individual highlight came from BASIL ZOLA who set a new club record of 6.47m to win the U15 boy’s long jump. Basil was a real hero competing in four events, winning two and finishing 2nd in a third. Another club record was set in the U13 girls sprint relay when our winning team of SETIRA REID, HOLLY GARNER, TIA GROVER and THEA BROWN recording 52.4 seconds. Thea was a real action hero competing in four events and winning three.

Our sprinters and hurdlers were in great form with team victories in three relay events, SUCCESS EDUAN and NATACHI NWOSU both scored sprint double victories. Other victories came from SETIRA REID, THEA BROWN and MAX CUNNINGHAM. THEO MAY made a great debut for the club finishing 2nd in both sprints and then teaming up with JOSHUA EME,  TOLUWALASE ADEYEMI and NY JACKSON to win the U13 boy’s relay. FAVOUR JOSEPH and HERMIONE MASON ran fast times and finished runners up in the U15 girls 300m races. SAMMY BREINGAN again made a tremendous contribution by competing in four sprint races /relays.

Our vaulters and jumpers were in great form with victories from BASIL ZOLA, RUARI Mc DONALD, ELLIE WOLFENDEN, THEA BROWN and MOHAMMED COLE. Unfortunately Mohammed was injured during the event and we wish him a speedy recovery. Our throwers had a great day with victories from MACKENA BRADSHAW, ANNABEL AMADIN, JASMINE RICHARDSON, ELLA GILLESPIE, MIA WALKER and RYAN VIGERSTAFF (on his club debut).

Our middle distance runners again made a massive contribution with many PB’s, in races of an exceptionally high standard. Twins ELLIOT & EVAN SAVAGE were in tremendous form with Elliot winning the 800m by a margin of 9 seconds in 2:01.7 whilst Elliot, who recently set a club 1500m record of 4:14.71, won his 1500m by a comfortable margin. SARA & AVA CLOUGH made it a double twin victory day by winning their U13 1200m events. Further victories came from TAYLOR EDWARDS, FREDDIE MEREDITH and ELLIE GILDART. JASMINE REED ran a great race to finish 2nd over 1500m whilst LIBBY HILL, ANNABELLE BYGRAVE  and OSCAR SCHOFIELD ran PB’s over 800m OSCAR  was recently runners up in the British Triathle (swim-run-shoot event) and is due to compete in the European Championships in Madeira. We wish him well. WILL PARKER ran PB’s to finish runner up over both 300m and 800m and then teamed up with ELLIOT, EVAN and SAMMY for a comfortable victory in the long relay.

Photos courtsey of Carl Worthington.