Stretford Open - 15th August 2020

The track and field competitions this year have been decimated by the arrival of Covid 19 but Stretford have managed to satisfy the restrictions and host an event at Longford Park recently. Many Sale Harrier athletes were keen to show how fit they had kept themselves during lockdown and put in some fine performances.


Lily Oldale U13 girl broke the clubs 35 year record in the javelin throwing 35.23m was the best U13 girl thrower this evening.

Thea Brown

Also the same day Thea Brown broke the clubs U15 girl’s high jump record jumping 1.61m coming 3rd in the U15 high jump competition.

Both girls have come through the pathway at Crossford bridge, both were talent spotted through the Sportshall indoor competition which mainly comprises of Crossford athletes which Christine Tyrer organises, both girls also hurdle at Wythenshawe and both compete in the hurdles for the club in the YDL. Well done too to the many other Sale Harriers who ran, jumped and threw.

See all the results here.




It is with great sadness to report that Lee Ainsworth has sadly passed away after a fight with cancer. He was well known among the Sale Harriers volunteer community for always offering his help in marshaling such events as the Sale Sizzlers, the Manchester 'Great Run' and many others. He will be sadly missed, and our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday the 2nd of September at 10am, Altrincham Crematorium, please wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and do not attend if you are feeling unwell.




14th - 20th June 2020

Anne Chinoy, Masters Women Team Manager

A huge thank you to the 23 Sale Harriers who represented the club at the British Masters Virtual 5K Relays this week. Many stepped out of their comfort zone to do so. Lockdown conditions over the last 14 weeks meant that most athletes were far from full fitness, while some have been struggling with injury set-backs. Most of our athletes ran the event as a solo effort, so achieving fast times was a big ask. However, V55 Caroline Kinghorn (22:32) and V35 Simon Latham (18:57) both ran 5K PBs. It was the first British Masters event for many of our runners and overall, the event attracted more than 4,000 entrants (with 3,300 submitting their results in time) - far more than we are used to seeing at a British Masters event. As a result, the standard was far higher than normal.

Sale Harriers was able to complete an M35 team (6 to score - 61/78), a W35 team (4 to score - 47/84), 2 W45 teams ( 3 to score - A team 15/102 and the 7th B team) plus a W55 team (3 to score - 12/45). 

The Virtual Relays raised an impressive £12,142.50 for MacMillan nurses in voluntary donations. 

Thank you again to everyone that got involved. We look forward to the next virtual event - the England Athletics Virtual 5k Road Running Championships 11th - 13th July. I would encourage everyone who can to challenge themselves and give it a go. Click here to enter.

Sale Sharks Rugby Club, via a company called Crossford Futures, has announced proposals to relocate from the AJ Bell stadium to a new stadium (up to 12,000 seat capacity) to Crossford Bridge. This site is home to Sale Harriers where we provide athletics facilities and coaching to hundreds of children every week.
Whilst Crossford Futures have yet to present any plans for the site, we have serious concerns that Sale Harriers, who have been based at Crossford Bridge for 70 years, would be devastated by the development of a rugby stadium.
We intend to defend our club against any plans that put our future at Crossford Bridge in doubt. If you share our concerns, we encourage you to express them through the consultation process at (22nd June - 13th July) and by writing to our local Councillors and MPs:
Andrew Western (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Leader of Trafford Council
Barry Brotherton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Trafford Priory Ward Councillor
Mike Kane (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
MP for Wythenshawe & Sale East
Graham Brady (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
MP for Altrincham and Sale West

We trust you will all support us in remaining at Crossford Bridge for at least another 70 years.

Nigel Breddy
Sale Harriers Manchester

Coronavirus Lockdown

Please be aware that Covid restrictions have been tightened, and that we must be super vigilant to ensure that the spread of this awful virus is not increased due to our activities. Wash your hands regularly, use hand sanitiser, do not touch anyone or anything that you don't have to. Keep a good distance from everyone else and remain in your family bubblewhen training, or with one other person. We understand that training and meeting up with friends is important to you but do not put others at risk with your actions. Stay safe.