Peter Shaw

The YDL (Lower) is a National league for U13 & U15 boys and girls and Sale took part in Match 1 of the NW Premier League at Longford Park.

In the U15 boys events the pole vault was our strongest event with CALUM PARK winning with a vault of 3m 45cms to go 2nd in the UK rankings whilst PATRICK WILEY won the B event. LIAM O'BRIEN, KARLO MILLS, MATTHEW ADENUGA and DAN OAKES all took part in four events with Liam winning the hurdles.

In the U15 girls our strongest event was the 1500m which was won by OONAGH Mc MANUS in 4:41.59 which ranks No1 in the UK for a Year 8 school-girl whilst IZZY HALL ran a PB to win the B race. Another middle distance star was IMOGEN HILL who won a tactical 800m race with a spectacular sprint finish. NIAMH RIDLER competed in four events winning the 100m. ROXY Mc HUGH also competed in four events and teamed up with HANNAH SQUIBBS, OONAGH Mc MANUS and IMOGEN HILL to win the 4 x 300m relay.

Our star in the U13 boys was LEO OBGEIDE who won the 100m & 200m and teamed up with DANIEL WELLS, ISAAC WRIGLEY and OLIVER HOWELL to win the sprint relay.

The U13 girls relay team of BROOKE CARROLL-IVISON, EVA ANWYL, ANNABEL LAMA and LILY VALENTINE had a comfortable victory. Lily had two individual sprint victories; Brooke won her hurdles race and Eva was the only athlete from any club to achieve the highest level 9 performances in three events. Our strongest event was the 1200m in which BEA SOPER won with a PB of 3:51.42 which ranks her No.2 in the UK rankings whilst CAITLIN WETTERS also recorded a PB to win the B event. Another middle distance star was ROBYN HEYWOOD-YOUNG who ran a PB to finish runner-up in the 800m.

Fifty youngsters represented Sale with great credit in the events they took part in but we lacked specialist in a number of technical events which meant we finished fifth from six teams in the match.

A massive thanks to team manager CARL WORTHINGTON and the club officials (especially parent REBECCA BELL whose efforts added a maximum 56 points to the team’s total score.)

Full results.

Perter Shaw

Sale Harriers junior section finished the cross-country season on a high note with races over hay-bale obstacles on home turf at Crossford Bridge. One hundred and ten athletes turned out for the club, many of whom were making their club debut and they impressed with many fine performances. In the six races, we gained five team victories against opposition from clubs from all over the North-West.

CAITLIN WETTERS had a great run to finish 2nd in the U13 girl's race and with ISABELLE CONNOLLY and ISLA ANDERSON won the team race from Wirral AC.

DAN OAKES was on top form in finishing runner's up in the U13 boy's race and, with GEORGE HORSFALL and JAKE HARRISON, won the team race from St. Helen's with Salford H & AC in 3rd place.

LUCY O'BRIEN was the U9 winner last year and ran exceptionally well to finish runner-up in this year's U11 girl's race and with AMBER KAHN and ISLA QUINN won the team race by a comfortable margin.

Sale beat Manchester Harriers to win the U11 boy's team race with LENNY ALVES (3rd), TOBY HARRISON (4th) and ARTHUR O'HARE (5th) as the club's counters.

Sale won the U9 girl's team race beating Bury AC by a narrow margin with MIMI GRIFFITHS, ALICE SCHOFIELD and SOFIA KIRWIN scoring for Sale.

Despite excellent runs from THEO MILLER (4th), SEB GROVES (5th) and HARRY Mc LOONE (6th) in the U9 boy's race Warrington AC beat Sale by one point.

In all Sale athletes were awarded 40 plaques and medals for their performance.


Due to the adverse weather conditions and forecast the Championship is postponed until Saturday 07 January. GMAA say that all entries received will be transferred and no other entries will be accepted.