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North West Counties Road Relays

- 24th Sep 2006
Leah Kay (left) leads the under-17 ladies race

Leah Kay (left) leads the under-17 ladies race

Last Saturday Stockport Harriers entertained teams from all over the North West in the County Relays at Woodbank Park featuring age groups from under-13 year-olds to seniors.

The Harriers put up a good team displays in all the races there was some really good performances.

The races started with the under-13 girls and East Cheshire Harriers took the honours in the Greater Manchester Championships, Stockports' A team taking 5th and the B team 9th.

The under-13 boys' race again saw East Cheshire Harriers take the honours but Stockports' A team pushed them all the way to take second and the B team in 5th place.

In the under-15 girls' race Stockport Harriers had to settle for second place behind Leigh Harriers but again just missing out on the top honor.

Stockport Harriers' under-15 boys' team took first place from Bury AC.

The under-17 ladies' team had a great battle with Leigh Harriers but had to settle for second place even having the fastest time of the day by Jessica Coulson, the B team came through to take 4th.

In the under-17 men race Stockport had a to chase East Cheshire Harriers all the way but a great last leg run by Ross Millington saw Stockport come home the winners to take the honours, Stockports' B team finished in 5th place.

North West Road Relay results
Under-13 Girls A - 10th
A Hughes 8.06 S Wilson 8.37 H Coulson 8.15
Under-13 Girls B - 18th
N Berry 8.53 H Wilkins 9.34 H Lobben 9.03
Under-15 Girls A - 3rd
B Pearce 10.59 A Whewell 11.33 M Wiblin 10.51
Under-15 Girls B
B Hetherington 12.34 C Pendlebury 11.56
Under-17 Girls A - 2nd
L kay 10.19 S Kay 11.51 J Coulson 9.39
Under-17 Girls B - 12th
R Malbaum 11.41 J Bauer 13.14 R Jeyon 12.04
Senior Ladies A - 7th
T McIntosh 12.02 K Wood 12.14 E Hampson 12.36
Senior Ladies B - 17th
S Glendon 13.19 L Bowden 14.00 V Barrett 13.19
Senior Ladies C - 21th
C Stansfield 13.08 K Birtwistle 15.12 C McMurdock 13.07
Senior Ladies D - 24th
H Walch 13.33 A Dagg 13.34 J Hatch 14.53
Senior Ladies E - 29th
M Moore 14.20 J Kilgallon 13.54 P Pearce 15.43
Senior Ladies F - 31th
R Lee 14.51 D McCann 14.51 J Nyland 15.38
Senior Ladies G - 35th
J Day 15.59 M Cosgrove 15.35 H Todd 14.56
Under-13 Boys A - 5th
R Hindley 7.08 J Corbishley 7.18 J Nixon 7.44
Under-13 Boys B - 16th
B Lawton 8.44 S Bowden 8.14 L Ludlain 8.15
Under-15 Boys - 3rd
N Ludlain 9.58 D Thompson 10.14 M Logue 10.04
Under-17 Boys A - 1st
S Pearson 10.11 M Cooke 10.51 R Millington 9.46
Under-17 Boys B - 12th
S Cameron 11.13 P Nixon 12.11 S Barber 10.38
Senior Men A - 13th
J Loxam 17.51 M Thiele 18.56 M Shaw 18.30 B Styles 18.43
Senior Men B - ?????
S Haylock 18.57 A Pavey 18.24 J Walch 19.09 S Bennett 18.40
Senior Men C - 30th
S McClean 19.37 P Rogers 20.38 F Reilly 20.41 K Beattie 19.04
Senior Men D - 39th
B Holland 21.15 T Lee 21.10 G Marsland 19.56 S Whewell 21.48
Full results at availabe at:

Ladies win county relay medals

Report: Phil McCann

NWRR Silver medalists

Silver medallists at the North West Counties Relays; Toni Macintosh, Kerrie Wood and Emma Hampton

A fantastic day all round for Stockport lady Harriers at the North West Road Relays also here at Stockport. We had our highest number of teams running ever in any relay event with 7 teams and our previous highest in this event being 2.

We also finished our highest place team in 7th place overall our highest previous being 14th. We were a little unlucky not to be in the top 5 but all the teams worked wonders and achieved great times.

To add to this we finished with Silver and Bronze medals in the Greater Manchester County, a fantastic achievement. New to this event was a young team of Carla, Katie and Clare who enjoyed the experience and gained much knowledge from the event. Selection of the teams was virtually spot on with all the teams in correct order which is no mean feat

With so many teams a couple of the ladies running faster times than previous will have to watch them for future events !!

Trafford 10k

A few of the lady Harriers ran the 2nd of the Trafford 10k race this September, the other being in March. This is always a popular race with a fast flat course and again we saw some of the ladies come away with personal bests.

Our first counter home was Toni McIntosh after a long time out of racing. She clocked a time of 39-58 and is now working towards the cross country season to build on her endurance.

Maryte Moore again improving ran a personal best of 46-02 with Vicky Buckley close behind just missing out on her best in 46-47. Helen Todd ran a solid 47-53 with Ruth Lee going well with 49-44.

Beware ladies I myself came back to catching them up to run 51-40 not far off now! We also finished 4th ladies team out of 8

Brussels Marathon

Vicky Barrett completed her Brussels Marathon at the end of August and recorded a time of 3-26.

Vicky was hoping to make the qualifying time of 3-15 for the championship start in London next year but it was not to be.

Her training was hampered with illness and injury but she gave it a good try. Vicky paced the race evenly throughout and bodes well for her next one On a sad note she was looking to meet up in Brussels with another Harrier Vince Holland who sadly passed away a few days before the race.

However Vicky can still qualify for a guaranteed Good for Age place in London along with Samantha Thomas, Sharon Glendon and Alice Dagg.

Club Championships

Report: Pete Torrence

The week started last Sunday with the Track and Field Championships at Woodbank Park where a good number of athletes of all age groups took part in the last track event of the season.

It has been a long season for a lot of the juniors athletes so it was a good time to relax and have a competition where there was no pressure on anybody.