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Inter Counties XC team announced

Merseyside selectors have announced the teams and reserves for the Inter Counties Cross Country Champs at Loughborough on Saturday 12th March.  See names here.

New officials course

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.

GP2018

Races for the 2018 Road Grand Prix are now on the GP page

County ‘Services to Athletics’ award

The Merseyside County Committee has decided to introduce a new award for Meritorious Service to Athletics within the County. I have attached a document giving the criteria for the award, who can nominate, and who will decide the winner.
Can you please read the attached document and then submit any nominations to me by the end of February 2018.
Thanks very much for your help. Anne Brimage, Merseyside County Secretary

2017 Grand Prix Awards

The presentation of Road Grand Prix awards will again take place after the November Halewood 5k (on 4 November). Race starts at 10.00am and presentation will take place at about 10.45am. Could clubs ensure award winners are aware of these arrangements and confirm they will be able to attend the presentation. Grateful if 5K runners too could stay after the race and support the winners. See List of award winners.  Tim Warn

Merseyside County Fell Championships Results

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:

Men:  

Position       Merseyside             Name                            cat             Club
position

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

Women:

Position        Merseyside             Name                           cat
position

12                   1                               Lisa Grantham           F40           Pensby Runners
27                   2                               Sarah Jackson           F                Penny Lane Striders

 

Road GP

The next two GP races are the Birkenhead Park on 7th June and the Penny Lane 10K on 25th June.

Northern Inter Counties

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.

Merseyside record

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)

XC I/C teams, 2017

See links for the teams selected to represent Merseyside at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Prestwold Hall, Loughbrough, on Saturday 11th March;  Female teams | Male teams