Sale Harrier News May 2024

SO FAR IN MAY...........


JONA EFOLOKO represented GB & NI at the World Athletics 4 x100m Relays in the Bahamas. The quartet finished 5thbut were happy to qualify for the Olympics. “In Paris you'll get the fireworks” they said.


Some fantastic performances at the BUCS Outdoor Championships at Sportcity
  • JESS SPILSBURY was brilliant!. She was crowned BUCS back-to-back 1500m Champion
  • SUCCESS EDUAN was masterly in the 100m, just pipped to the post coming through like a train against Joy Eze, the European 100m gold medallist.
  • SOPHIE ASHURST: How great it is to have the UK's No.2 U23 Pole-Vaulter return to her best with her best BUCS to date an encouraging 4.14m vault to retain her silver medal.
  • SAM EBONINE was amazing! He make the final in all his 3 events -100m, Long Jump and High Hump and won BUCS Gold in Long Jump
  • TOM HUNTER came 3rd in the 400m final with a great PB of 47.54, a massive improvement on 2023 and 2022
  • LUCY ARMITAGE 1500M PB 4: 28.17 for 3rd in the semi-final


MAX WHARTON achieved a fantastic career pinnacle breaking the 4-minute mile barrier at the 70thanniversary of Roger Bannister running the first sub four-minute mile . At the same venue where it all began at Iffley Road in 1954, Max clocked a tremendous 3:59.19. His club colleague PHIL RICHARDSON led his plaudits on social media, “ After running season's bests of 4:00.52 and 4:00.69 in 2022 and 2023 respectively, this was incredible achievement that almost all of us could only dream of and to do it at the same venue that Roger Bannister first broke 4 minutes 70 years ago is pretty awesome and a memory that will stay forever. A well deserved performance and huge barrier broken for Max after putting in great work since joining Sale in late 2022”
MEGAN DAVIES also had much to celebrate in the women's mile event with a 10 seconds PB of 4:42.16 on her last mile event in 2019 when she was a student in San Francisco.


Recently OLLIE GAILLEMIN, ROB MARSDEN and ROBERT DUNN took on the extremely tough 105km and 57km Ultra Trail Snowdonia, one of the UTMB World Series set in the Snowdonia National Park. Starting and finishing in Llanberis, with the course featuring lots of long steep climbs, long steep descents, rocks of every shape & size and muddy bogs it's regarded as one of the wildest and toughest events in the World Series Calendar....and they endured it on one of the hottest days of the year.
As if 50k of gruelling climbs in Snowdonia's Park wasn't enough to test Olivier Gaillemin physical, emotional (and spiritual!) limits, he chose the 105km overnight run that started at 4.45am with 21,000 ft of climbs run in the blazing sun. To fathom one's limits, one often has to go through hell and back and Olivier reached his 'hell' with still 8 hours of tough climbs ahead. With only the stunning vistas to inspire him, such is the unfathomable depth of the human spirit, he discovered hidden depths and crossed the line in Llanberis a very proud man in the very respectable time of 22: 55:02.
Robert Dunn & Rob Marsden took on the 57km race with over 10,800ft of elevation with the same resilience to triumph over adversity. Again the hot weather made the tough, steep climbs and descents even harder than normal, whilst trying to keep on top of their hydration and nutrition. Over 25% dropped out in the 57km and 40% dropped out in the 105km race but not so Rob & Rob! They did great to finish -Rob Dunn in 09:13:59 and newcomer Rob Marsden in 12:09:39.


Sale had well over 100 athletes compete in the Gtr. Manchester T & F Champions held in Bury and they won a brilliant haul of 31 Gold medals, 17 silver and 18 bronze medals.
  • The most noteworthy were (follow via their photos)..................
  • NATHAN BOOTH: Senior Hammer Gold and Shot Putt Bronze, both with PB's.
  • DANIELA REMI-SALAKO: U20 100m silver in her 1st GMAA Championship and did it in style with a PB of 12.48
  • THIERRY KERR: Gold in the U13 100m, 200m and 75mH, retaining not just all three of last year's titles but he lowered his championship hurdles record to 12.02 and improved his own club record to rank No.1 in the UK.
  • ANNABEL AMADIN retained her GMAA U20 Shot Put Title with a Championship Record performance. She adds it to her 2021 & 2022 U17 Shot Putt Titles
  • SHAUNNA THOMPSON retained her 4th consecutive GMAA senior Shot Putt title.
  • NATHAN ROACH: Sale Harriers long time jumper won the GMAA Senior Discus Title in his first competitive attempt and in the process recorded four PB's. Here's to the future!
  • TESS, HOLLIE & ROXY Mc HUGH all shone -again! TESS became the GMAA 400m Champion, Roxy the U15 300m silver medallist and 75mH Bronze medallist both with PB's and Hollie won the U13 Silver medal with a great PB.
  • MADDIE APPLEBY, ROBYN HEYWOOD-YOUNG & MEGAN BOWYER won all three 800m medals - U15 Gold, Silver & Bronze, all with PB's and all still a year young! Their colleague LOLA RICHARDSON also ran out of her skin with a great 4th and a great PB.
  • IMOGEN HILL & HANNAH SQUIBBS won the U17 800m Gold & Bronze medals & their colleague MADDIE HOLT won the U17 300m bronze medal.
  • OONAGH Mc MANUS , BEA SOPER & CAITHLIN WETTERS won all three U15 1500m medals – Bea the Gold, Oonagh the Silver & Caithlin the Bronze and their team-mate GRACE HILL was a great 4th. Three of the girls – Bea, Caithlin and Grace are also a year young. Bea & Caithlin also recorded PB's.
  • RUEBEN JAGO & SOPHIE ARMITAGE: Rueben won the U17 3000m silver medal with a PB of 9:24.74 & Sophie won the U20 1500m Bronze medal.
  • BROOKE CARROLL-IVISON & HOLLIE McHUGH: Brooke won the U13 70mH Gold medal in a great PB of 11.75 that ranks her 3rd nationally. Holly won the silver medal also in a great PB of 12.20
  • LILY OLDALE LILY, MOLLY MILLS, MARIA RAYKOVA won U17 Javelin Gold, Silver and Bronze all with great PB's. Lily retained her U17 title and is also the U15 title holder. Molly also won gold in the 300mH. (Mollie is a club newcomer so a special welcome to her. You'll discover she's an extremely talented multi-eventer who in 2023 ranked No.1 in the UK in her U15 age group).
  • MELISSA BOOTH clinched long jump gold with a PB of 5.92m to retain her 2023 title -an especially promising result in that she's still new in her transition from the Triple Jump.(She's also the GMAA U20 TJ Champion).
  • FREYA DOCKERTY retained her U20 100mH Title and won the 100m Title improving on her 2023 silver medal.
  • MORGAN WHITE & LEONARDO SCOTT: Morgan retained his U20 200m Title with a PB and improved his 2023 GMAA 100m bronze to silver. LEONARDO SCOTT took bronze in both the 100m & 200m
  • DANIEL TOPPING won the U13 1200m silver medal which was especially great in that he's at the younger end of his age-group and came within two seconds of the Championship record.
  • Other GMAA champions were:- NORA KWARTEMEA (U13 75m & 150 – both with PB's), DOLOLA KAYOPAYE (U20 200m), ALESHA GUBES (U13 800m), GEORGE HORSFALL (U15 1500m), LUCY ARMITAGE (Senior 1500m), MELVIN MANUHAVA (U17 100mH), NAHOM ABRAHAM (Senior 110mH), MIGUEL GAISAH (Senior Long jump), JASMINE RICHARDSON (Senior Hammer), ISAAC WRIGLEY (13 Shot Putt)


Sale Harriers had several more compete with distinction at the Cheshire Championships in Macclesfield and did themselves, their club and Cheshire very proud indeed.
  • JACOB LINGARD Senior 400m
  • LIAM O'BRIEN U17 400mH (PB 57.28)
  • NOAH JOHN PHILIPPS U13 1500m (PB 5:03.26)
  • DANIEL OAKES U15 1500m (PB 4:24.84)
  • DANIEL OAKES U15 800m (PB 2:08.71)
  • SEREN REDFERN Senior 400mH (PB 1:09.95)
  • TOBY HARRISON U13 1500m
  • NOAH JOHN PHILIPPS U13 800m (PB 2:21.55)
  • OLIVER THORNHILL U20 Long Jump (PB 5:61)


Up in Cumbria REBECCA KEEN made her mark! Jumping solo, she faced unique challenges but showed her resilience and set a new championship record with an impressive leap of 12.30m to take the senior title and to add it to her 2018 & 2019 U20 titles.
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JACKIE CORDINGLEY represented England Masters at the Great Birmingham 10k as a result of achieving the qualifying standard in October' 23 Knutsford 10k. Did she do herself, her Nation and family proud! Starting cautiously, she surged through the field to finish 1stin her new L65 age category leaving other formidable colleagues in her wake.
This was Jackie's 4th England Masters selection and her 1st as an L65. She's previously represented England Masters as an L55 in the Chester Marathon in 2017, the Great Birmingham 10k in 2018 and the Great Bristol 10k in 2019 ( cancelled due to Covid).