News 25th July 2023


Fechin McCormick


Hot! Hot! News! To-night at the Trafford Open Meeting U15 ALEX FRASER broke his own 1500m club record of 4:13.02 set at the English Schools champs, to record a new club record of 4:11.29. Alex is coached by DAVE MARSH & TRACY CAINE at Wythenshawe


You should have seen 'em strain every sinew into the fierce, gusting wind that had the high jump landing bed nearly take off and the women's pole vault cancelled. In the club's 2nd National Premier League match, an overnight trip to Woodford Green, Sale finished 5th thanks to every team member who gave 100% to win their club every conceivable point. The team managers did a brilliant job to fill almost every competitive gap and the team was also awarded the maximum 45 points for providing its full quota of Officials.

For the 3rd and final match at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, if the club is to finish among the top three teams (and attract elite athletes to join the club and put it in a position to become Premier League Champions next year), and if the club is not to risk relegation (yes! It's possible), it's not enough for this next match just to fill the 'competitive gaps' but the club requires all its 'A' Listers – yes! Every one, to be on call.

 Sizzler 3

SIZZLER 5k (3)

Twenty of the club's thirty-two Sale Harriers among the 405 finishers who 'sizzled' in the 3rd of the series were....

GEORGE NOBLE (1stU20), ANNE CHINOY (1st L50) and JACKIE CORDINGLEY 1st 60) who were prize-winners.

GEORGE NOBLE (16.03) improved his PB by 1 second on Sizzler 1

JAMES BANNISTER (16.51) made his club debut 5k

FINLAY DAY (16.59) an 18 sec PB & his 1st time under 17 minutes

CHRIS MILES (17.22) A 25 sec PB on Sizzler 1

MARK JOHNSON (18.14) Two seconds faster than Sizzler 1

REUBEN JAGO (18.20) Club debut 5k

CHRIS TOPPING (18.22) A 4 sec PB on his 2017 Sizzler

RACHAEL ROZHDESTVENSKAYA (18.36) A 9 second PB on her 2021 Sizzler Rachael

LUCY COOKE (19.14) A 17 sec. PB on her last Sizzler

ANNE CHINOY (19.26) her best Sizzler's this year

HEATHER HUGHES (19.38) A 3 sec. PB on last year's Sizzlers

JUSTIN BARRITT (20.07) Debut

SARAH GOULDEN (2014) A 13sec.PB on last year's Sizzlers

SOPHIE ARMITAGE (20.40) A further 17 sec PB on her last Sizzler

DMITRY ROZHDESTVENSKIY (20.50) A 47 sec PB & his 1st time under 21m

ED BILLINGHAM (25.53) A 27 sec. PB on his 2021 Sizzlers.

TONY LYTHE (29.53) 1stM80....... just days after his Birthday


Congratulations to the club's Olympian AIMEE PRATT who broke the club's thirty-nine year old 3000m record at the Wanda Diamond League in Poland on July 16 recording her PB of 8:44.15 The previous record of 8:57.2 set at Stretford in April 1984 was held by KATH CARTER.

Geof Beattie


Running against the World's No.1 M70 sprinter at the Northern Masters Championship in Leigh M70 GEOFF BEATTIE won 100m and 200m bronze medals and a silver 400m medal. Geoff has represented his home country of Northern Ireland in the past and has quite a spring in his step for both sprinting and competing over 5k and 10k

Among the younger age groups, multi-eventer STEVEN CALLISTER won M35 titles in the 100m and 200m and the silver medal in the Shot Putt.

Congratulations also to ANDREW BELL, new to Sale Harriers, who clinched the M40 long jump title.


Sale Harriers had five athletes win National medals at the England Championships in Chelmsford despite very wet conditions

  1. NICHOLAS WALSH improved on last year's 100m bronze medal to win 100m Gold in a respectable 10.49, his best ever performance in this championship, despite the headwind and the downpour.
  • STEPHANIE JONES, despite still U20, won the senior long jump silver medal, a magnificent step in the career of this promising multi-eventer.
  • RACHEL BENNETT hoped to win 200m Gold but the gusting wind meant she was happy to retain her silver medal from last year.
  • SHAUNNA THOMPSON won Shot Putt Bronze, the same as she won in the 2021 Championships. All the technical athletes struggled in the wet and windy conditions.
  • The event incorporated the UKA Combined Events Championships. HARRY LORD and EWAN BRADLEY were among the competitors. Both had an excellent championship recording PB's in the 400m,1500m, long Jump, Shot and Javelin. Following the two days, Harry won Decathlon bronze with a PB score of 7254 points and Ewan just missed out on a medal in 4th.


Just a week after she broke the club's 39 year old 3000m record at the Diamond League in Poland, AIMEE PRATT continued her top form to finish 3rdin the 3000m Steeplechase at the London Diamond League. Her time of 19:16.10 is inside the World Athletic Championships qualifying time so we're awaiting the announcement of her selection.


SUCCESS EDUAN and LAZARUS BENJAMIN are just announced as selected among GB's team of 57 athletes to represent their nation at the European U20 Championships in Jerusalem on 7-10 August.

Success is currently 2nd in Europe over 200m and is selected for the 200m and 4 x 100m relay team. Lazarus is selected for the pole vault and he's been the UK's No.1 Pole Vaulter through all his age groups.

ANDY ASHURST is selected as a team coach. He's the club's Seoul Olympian and Edinburgh Commonwealth Games Pole Vault champion.

The club extends congratulations to these talented athletes and their coaches and we wish them every success. ANITA RICHARDSON and her team at Sportcity coach Success and ANDY ASHURST, MATT CULLEN and DAVE CAMPBELL are Lazarus coaches.

Matt Barnes champion


MATT BARNES won his first ever World Triathlon Age-Group Title competing in the World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships in Hamburg. He won his M45-49 category in style especially with a blistering 5k.

Matt's had a very successful multi-events career. In May, he achieved another lifetime ambition of winning the World M45-49 Duathlon Title and Aquathlon Silver.

Mike Ashby


MIKE ASHBY achieved legendary status by triumphing over the renowned Lake District's “Bob Graham Round”, the tough 66 miles, 27,000 feet of ascent, 42 summits in 23 hours, 46 minutes and under the 24 hours barrier. Just one in three of the hundred or so of the most highly tuned ultra-distance runners who take on this summer challenge every year complete the course and return to the finish of Keswick Moot Hall within the 24 hour deadline. Mike tougher than most of them for he battled horrific weather, gale force winds, apocryphal rain, hail and very tough underfoot conditions