Merseyside selectors have announced the teams and reserves for the Inter Counties Cross Country Champs at Loughborough on Saturday 12th March. See names here.
The Level 1 course for new T&F officials on Sunday 18th February still has some vacancies. This is the essential first step to becoming a field judge, track judge, timekeeper or starter. Interested? See details on England Athletics website and book your place.
Races for the 2018 Road Grand Prix are now on the GP page
The Merseyside County Fell Championships were held at the Pendle Fell Race at Barley in Lancashire on the 1st April 2017 with no club managing to field a whole team. There were representatives from Wirral AC, Pensby Runners, Southport Waterloo and Penny Lane Striders.
Results from Merseyside Athletes who were eligible to run and entered the county championships are as follows:
Position Merseyside Name cat Club
20 1 John Hunt M50 Wirral AC
59 2 Simon Fox M50 Wirral AC
70 3 John Sprackland M50 Southport Waterloo AC
82 4 Simone Capponi M40 Penny Lane Striders
142 5 Andie Gow M60 Pensby Runners
Position Merseyside Name cat
12 1 Lisa Grantham F40 Pensby Runners
27 2 Sarah Jackson F Penny Lane Striders
The next two GP races are the Birkenhead Park on 7th June and the Penny Lane 10K on 25th June.
At its executive committee meeting on 8th May, Merseyside County AA noted that the English Schools T&F Cup Final was to be held on 1st July and the English Schools Nat’l T&F Champs a week later on 7th and 8th July. They reluctantly decided that, for this year, they would not send a team to the Northern Inter Counties U15/U17 T&F Champs in Hull on Sunday 2nd July 2017.
When it comes to athletic families, there are surely few stronger in the UK than the Kearney clan of Merseyside.
Six of the family were picked for their county team for the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships recently and their results included: Ellen-Mary (63rd in the under-13 girls’ race), Aileen (116th in the under-20 women’s race), Ieuan (144th in the under-17 men’s race), and Arran (218th in the under-17 men’s race).
In addition, Emily Kearney was fourth in the Merseyside Championships but unable to run at Prestwold Hall as she is studying in the United States, while their mum, Sarah, was also selected to race and travelled to the event but was unable to run on the day. (© Athletics Weekly, March 2017)