Sale Sizzler 5k – Thursday 30th June
Well done the 7 ECH athletes who took part in the first of the Sale Sizzler 5k series. Perfect conditions for fast times on the 2 lap course with Gavin Browne first home just making the top 10 in 9th place with 15.48. Emilia Platt was next in a brilliant 17.22 just behind her personal best and 2nd female overall and 1st U20. Good performances from Allan Cooke 18.20, James Hartshorne 19.11, Alan Kennedy 19.46 (big return after a few weeks off with injury), Andrew Cole 21.23 and Gary Coxon 24.15 (all pictured afterwards)
English Schools Track & Field Championships – 8th – 10th July
Huge congratulations to Lily Murphy, Emilia Platt and Emily Bowker representing Greater Manchester at the English Schools finals this weekend. All 3 should be really proud of their achievements and the strict criteria to even make it to these finals is a fantastic achievement in itself. Emily finished 6th place in the heats of the junior girls 800m on Friday and then helped the 4x100m junior girls to a fine 6th place finish on Saturday. Emilia contested the senior girls 3000m where she finished a credible 13th place with a new PB and still another year to go in the age group. Lily competed across both days in the inter girls 100m and 4x100m relay. Lily navigated well through the heats and semis and came away with a well deserved bronze medal in Saturday’s final. Well done from all at ECH. Tonight I’m one proud coach
Wilmslow 10k – Sunday 10th July
A very hot day made for tough conditions but fantastic running from all 8 ECH athletes who took part. Gavin Browne finished 19th in 32.56 and was followed by Liam Browne 35.35, Robin Horner 36.00, Allan Cooke 38.05, Alan Kennedy 41.13, James Hartshorne 41.30, Andrew Cole 45.46 and Gary Coxon 53.02.