Posted 02/05/2016 10:44
Sorry about this but this is another plea for help. We as runners often take for granted the helpers and volunteers who selflessly give up their time so that athletic events can take place safely and successfully. Well here is another chance for you to redress the balance and equalise that Kama. Please keep free either the 21st of May and/or the 22nd May in order to help marshall The Great Mini and Junior Runs at The Etihad Campus (Sportcity) Saturday, and/or The Morrisons Great Manchester Run 10k in Manchester. (Sunday).
We need all the helpers we can get so please ask friends and family to come along too. Last year on the Saturday we got our foreign students who were staying with us to help and they thoroughly enjoyed their day. We also got to meet Paula Radcliffe whose daughter was running. Saturday would be 10am til 1pm, Sunday 10 until 3 ish, and you will receive a super free jacket and your lunch will be provided. Saturday, Sunday or both, it’s up to you.
Please contact Morris Jefferson on 0161 969 3329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, address contact phone number and dates available. Thank you so much. Everyone who turns up helps club funds so please make an effort.
Posted 06/04/2016 14:39
Posted 14/03/2016 15:26
SALE HARRIERS MANCHESTER
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY 24 MARCH 2016
COMMENCING AT 8:30pm
CROSSFORD BRIDGE STADIUM
Any items of business for the meeting including nominations for Officers must be notified in writing to the Club Secretary Carol Brown at 48 Park Avenue, Sale M33 6HE (email: email@example.com), to reach her no later than 21 days prior to the date of the AGM (i.e. 3rd March 2016).
Posted 15/02/2016 20:29
The final race of this season's Manchester Area Cross Country League takes place on Saturday the 13th of February at Wythenshawe Park.
This meet is crucial for two important reasons. The first is that all teams are well placed to either win or come second or third in their divisions (see link); so it’s important that as many runners as possible make it to the start line as every place will count. Secondly, if you can't run but are available we do need help with marshalling all the races (juniors as well as seniors). If you are available please let myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dave Rodgers know so we have an idea of how many marshals we potentially have.
Also, please remember that all the junior presentations will take place as soon as possible after the end of each race but that the senior men and ladies (and U20's) will take place in the Courtyard Cafe after the men's race. There is soup and cake available (must be pre-booked) and a free raffle for two pairs of running shoes. Details of the presentation, including timings and how to pre-order food is in the link below.
Posted 03/02/2016 10:15
The organizers of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, which will celebrate its 40th edition on 10th April 2016, have announced a new initiative funded from the success of the 2015 race. They have teamed up with Trafford Council to launch a new initiative to identify, develop and support the sporting careers of the Borough’s most promising young athletes.
The Xtra Mile Events-Trafford Athlete Fund was recently announced and its hoped recipients of funding and grants are available at Gold (up to £1,000), Silver (up to £500) and Bronze (up to £250) levels to help promising and talented competitors (aged 18 and under), who live within the Trafford boundary to realize their potential and progress in their chosen sport. This can be achieved by supporting additional coaching, providing better quality equipment or helping towards travel costs. The fund is designed to meet the needs of the athlete as opposed to enforcing rigid criteria on the actual returns.
The first deadline for the first batch of grant applications is January 18, 2016 but there will be other chances to apply moving forward. Fund hopefuls can obtain more information by contacting XtraMileFund@trafford.gov.uk while an application form plus other details of the scheme are available at www.traffordpartnership.org/sport
Posted 07/12/2015 16:12
This year the Sale Harriers Winter Party will be held at The Slug and Lettuce in Didsbury (M20 6QZ). Put the date in your diary, Saturday the 16th January 2016 starting around 7:30pm, we have the use of the function room so should be fun. Please note that food will be served at 8:30, don't be late.
Helen Carter says;
The Winter Party is always a great night and helps us raise funds for our Welsh Castles Relay entry. We will be celebrating the Sale Harriers' successes of the past season and there will be the annual awards ceremony for those lucky enough to win a trophy.
Tickets are £15 and this includes a hot buffet; we are operating an honesty policy so won't actually distribute tickets but I will keep a record of who has paid. See Helen Armitage or Helen Carter for details. There is a dedicated Facebook page too. Search for Sale Harriers Winter Party.
I need to confirm numbers with the venue by early January so please make sure you have paid by January 5th!
I will be available before Tuesday training sessions if you would like to pay cash.
I'm putting in a bid for the Spice Girls to reform and be our entertainment but this is as yet unconfirmed...
It's the same day as the Heaton Park cross country so you can do both!
Posted 08/11/2015 16:12
It is with great regret that we report the passing of a very popular member of Sale Harriers Bill Fox. He was a prolific club runner for many years and tributes are pouring in from all sectors of the running community. He died on Sunday morning at 00.10 am whilst many of his friends in the club were enjoying a training weekend in the Lakes. He would normally have been on the weekend enjoying the spectacular scenery, the friendly atmosphere and the great running.
He died peacefully and bravely after suffering from pancreatic cancer for just over two years. He was strong right to the end and he even managed to smile just before he went.
He has passed on his love of running to the next generation, his son Ben was on the training weekend and his daughter Steph is running the Derby Half Marathon in October raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Action. Donations are most welcome. Click here for a link.
Bill's wife Lynne has said:
"Thank you so much to all the people who have said so many wonderful things about Bill. We're overwhelmed by people's kindness and caring and you are all helping us to get through this extremely sad time. Some arrangements have already been made for Bill's funeral. It will be a celebration and service of thanksgiving for his life. It will be held at Hollingworth Methodist Church next Tuesday, the 22nd of September at 11.15 am. This will be followed with a cremation at Dukinfield crematorium at 1.00 pm. Afterwards we are going back to the church where the chairs will have been rearranged, tables put out and we will have meat and potato pie etc. We think this is what Bill would have wanted. If you are a member of Sale Harriers and you have a SH hoodie we would like you to wear it. It would also be nice to see some of my hats too! We will have family flowers only but we will be collecting money for www.pcrf.org.uk which as you already know is Bill's charity."
Posted 14/09/2015 14:09
Fechin Mc Cormick
The big event of last weekend was the U15 & U17 England Championships at Bedford and Sale Harriers has 2 medallists JONA EFOLOKO and EMMANUEL ODUBANJO. Jona became the U17 double sprint champion both with PB’s and club records. His 100m PB of 10.60 equals ANDY ROBERSON’S club record from 2007 and his 200m PB of 21.12 eclipses ROY EJIAKUEWE’S record from 20-11. He also holds all of the club’s U13 and U15 sprint records. These latest medals are the culmination of another fantastic year for Britain’s exciting No1 young sprinter. This year, he’s the double Northern Indoor Champion in his first year as a U17; the EA Indoor 60m gold medallist and 200m silver medallist; he’s won 100m bronze and 200m silver at the Northern U20 Outdoors Champions; in July he won the 200m at English Schools Athletics Championships for the third time in a row and a week later made his England debut at Glasgow for the SAAB Schools International.
Congratulations also to EMMANUEL ODUBANJO who won the U17 triple jump bronze medal also with a PB of 14.18m. From being a talented sprinter, this year he seriously took up triple jumping. Coach Keith Hunter takes up the story, “ He was originally one of Peter Roughneen’s promising sprinters and what was incredible about him in the Championships is that he had 3 jumps over 14 metres with each one landing backside first then legs out in-front thus losing the length of his legs in distance – approximately under a metre in length. He’s very new at triple jump and listened very well and showing tremendous potential, as a triple jumper. I want to say thank you to Peter for sending Emmanuel to me”.
Please note. A meeting open to all, is being held at Sportcity on Weds Sept 23rd at 6pm. Please call John Smith, the club’s coach co-ordinator on 0756770484 to express your interest to overcome the situation of the club’s relegations this summer.
Next weekend, good luck once more to the club’s U13 & U15 boys and girls competiting against the country’s best 8 teams at the Alexander stadium Birmingham for the title of 2015 National YDL Champions. They already hold the title!
Posted 02/09/2015 09:31
It is with deep regret that we announce the sad passing of a very popular member of Sale Harriers, Keith Crosby.
Keith completed 3 London Marathons along with many other races including The Wilmslow Half (bottom left) and The Great North Run (bottom right). Keith and his wife Diana were often keen fundraising volunteers for Sale Harriers offering their help over the last 10 years.
His funeral will be held at Altrincham Crematorium on Friday 28th August at 1:30.
For more information please contact Morris Jefferson on 0161 969 3329.
He will be sadly missed by friends and family.
His son Nick writes,
"He ran 9 marathons , his first , the 1982 The Piccadilly Radio Marathon .
By the mid 80s , as a Leeds United supporter , he ran the World Race and the Manchester United 10k with Russ , his eldest son .
We believe he joined the Harriers around this time .
The photos of him in his beloved Sale Harriers vest are taken at one of his 3 London marathons and at the Easingwold half marathon in North Yorkshire .
We have him running in Tatton Park , his international outing in Lanzarote , and enjoying himself in the Great North Run .
The London marathons and the Great North run were highlights for him , he loved the camaraderie, collecting money for Christies and the RNLI , and of course the goodie bag and the pasta party.
He always talked about the run at Llandudno, the many Wilmslow races and never forgot the hills of the Stockport course, which lived in his legs for some time after .
I honestly think aside from the racing , the runs through Dunham , around Lymm, with his running group, were very treasured times for him.
He was very proud to be associated with such a prominent athletics club."
Posted 20/08/2015 14:36