SALE HARRIERS MANCHESTER
106th Annual General Meeting
Thursday 23rd March 2017
At Crossford Bridge Athletics Facility, Sale.
Closing remarks by Chairman
Posted 20/03/2017 16:43
THE FRANK STARKIE MEMORIAL CUP
The Frank Starkie Memorial Cup is awarded annually by BATFL (The British Association of Track and Field Leagues) to honour the memory of Sale Harrier’s former chairman who made a massive contribution to youth athletic development in Britain before his sudden death in 2006.
This year’s winner is our very own Jack Frost who has been a committed Northern track and field manager for many years and thoroughly deserves this high award.
Following a career in middle distance running, which included winning a bronze medal in the AAA's 10 mile championships behind Ron Hill, taking part in the first London Marathon in 1981, competing in many fell races including the Ben Nevis race, he turned my attentions to coaching in 1982. He said then that he needed a challenge in a technical event, and because there was a lack of jump coaches in the club, I chose that discipline. Sale Harriers was then based in Wythenshawe Park. He looks back on those days as the club's best despite the brilliant facilities we enjoy at SportCity.
His coaching philosophy is that although he has attaining coaching qualifications, he would never call himself a coach, but a nurturer, encourager, helper and facilitator, with the sole intention of developing athletes in attaining their full potential.
Jack is a club stalwart and will always be found on training nights at Sportcity. He has been the financial brains behind the club for many years. He is a long term and valued member of the clubs Executive Committee.
Jack was for a long time the team manager for our Northern League teams as well as a respected team manager for the young athlete’s league and junior league teams before they became the YDL teams. His influence is also felt within both the senior men and women’s team management structure where his advice and wise advocacy is often sought.
He is an integral part in the management of vault Manchester which he has seen go from strength to strength. He is a staunch supporter of developing the pole vault for all ages.
Jack also sits on the management team for the highly successful Manchester Indoor Grand Prix events as well as arranging all the venue and travel bookings across all the club fixtures.
Earlier winners were:
The 2014 recipient was Liverpool Harriers George Bunner.
The 2012 recipient was Eric Hughes, Sale Harrier’s President and Britain’s most successful women’s team manager.
2011 Don Webb of Croydon Harriers & AC
2010 Nanette Johnson of Boston & District AC
2009 Brian Smith of Shaftesbury Barnet
2008 Norma Blaine of Birchfield Harriers & AC
2007 Olive Megit of Woodford Green/ Essex Ladies
Posted 06/03/2017 16:12
Mental Skills Workshop with Jenny meadows -
Athletes who attended - Ruby Bell, Alyssa Davey, lulu Griffith, Anouska Brooks, Sam Heyworth, Mia Gibbons, Will Parker, Libby Hill, Ella Gillespie, Taylor Edwards, Izzy Burk. It was also attended by club coaches Dave Marsh, Pete Shaw, Karen Hill & Mike Gillespie. Plus 5 parents.
Sportcity played host to a mental skills workshop delivered by Jenny Meadows & her husband/coach Trevor Painter. The session was so popular that it was delivered in 2 sessions with attendees booking on either morning or afternoon slots. The session was attended by middle distance athletes & coaches from various clubs with Sale Harriers being present in large numbers.
Jenny and Trevor discussed race preparation, coping with nerves, overcoming barriers, the team that surrounds athletes and the role everyone plays towards supporting development. Jenny and Trevor also discussed Jenny's learning curves that she developed over her career that started at the age of 7.
Jenny & Trevor are great friends of the club and we are thankful to them both for sharing their knowledge and experience with us. Dave Marsh said of the workshop "Jenny is a great role model to young athletes & has been a brilliant mentor to some of the kids I coach, always being there to offer support and advice."
Posted 01/03/2017 11:04
SALE HARRIERS MANCHESTER
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY 23rd of MARCH 2017
COMMENCING AT 8:30pm
CROSSFORD BRIDGE STADIUM
Any items of business for the meeting must be notified in writing to the Club Secretary Frank Cordingley at 27 Barnfield, Urmston. M41 9EW. (email: email@example.com), to reach him no later than 21 days prior to the date of the AGM (i.e. 2nd March 2017).
Club members. The meeting is an open meeting to which you are invited to attend. This is your club so come and have your say.
Posted 12/02/2017 18:42
Congratulations to Aine Cunningham on winning ‘Young Athlete of The Year’.
Seen here with coach Richard Goddard and Club President David Brown CBE.
She thoroughly deserves this award with recent PBs of 4:36:16 in the 1500m at Stretford, 9:52:95 in the 3000m and 2:11.2 in the 800m.
Posted 06/02/2017 14:18
It is that time of year again when we ask that club members, friends and family can give up a few hours of their time to help the club in its hour of need.
The club receives some greatly needed financial aid when it provides helpers for certain big events. We are only asking for a few hours out of your weekend to give a little back to the club.
Please put these 2 dates in your diaries as we really do need as much help as we can get. The 2nd April 2017, the Manchester Marathon. We need 35 helpers for this event. We provide marshals for a stretch of the course as it traverses through Sale.
The 28th May 2017. The Great Manchester 10k and Half Marathon. Here we need 65 people to assist on the day as this is a huge event and a great feather in the Manchester cap.
For both events you do not need any previous experience. If you have not volunteered before this is your chance to tick that all important box on your cv to say that you have freely given up your own time to help your community.
For more details on how to help, see our volunteer page on our website. Click here.
Posted 30/01/2017 18:29
The roles of Masters Team Manager and Womens Endurance Team Manager are vacant and need to be filled quickly.
Posted 18/01/2017 17:25
Wythenshawe Park was the venue for this years Christmas handicap event which incorporated an optional 5k or a 10k route through the park. The weather was fine and it was a good turnout for both distances. Dave Rodgers and Mike Wharton are now experts at putting on these events and manage to group people together in order for them to get the best from themselves.
The idea is that participants say what they think they will achieve and the faster you are the greater the time ‘handicap’ you are given behind those who set off first. Many years ago Sale Harriers were to be seen running 10mile handicap races from Knutsford back to Sale post office. Chester Road was not quite so busy in those days. See below from 1991.
There was a great turnout for this revived handicap run, despite the inevitable pull outs or no shows of about 20, they all missed a great event. We wanted an inclusive format to reflect all sections of the club, even social members, coaches, parents and relatives. Right across all age groups, although any under 11’s started with parents and in groups. There were even a couple of toddlers in buggies pushed by mum or dad running. So although a fun event, there was the odd comment about some running seriously, but for most it was a really good hard training run.
We wanted recognised distances, so chose 10Km (2 laps) for Senior, Junior and Veteran runners or 5Km (1 lap) for Young Athletes, parents and others. A mainly soft ground, multi-terrain course was testing, but enjoyable for them. Joseph Spark (U11) was finishing fast and had taken a good lead before the finish on the track, with Grace Walker (U15) finishing strongly, then Harry Edmundson (U13) recording a fast time. Young Athletes running 5Km dominated the first nine, before first Lady Sinead Ferguson (LV40) came in in a really good time.
She was followed by the fastest young athlete, Kian Lindsey (U17), who ran really well. Not far behind was the 10km first Man and fastest , Olivier Gaillemin (V40). Fastest Lady was Sarah Douglas in a really good time considering the trail nature of the course, then there were many more finishing before Club Secretary, Frank Cordingley, adopted a sweeper role at the back, after already running the parkrun an hour earlier.
The bring a prize, win a prize, was very popular, and full of surprises, before we had cakes and drinks to finish off the morning. Comments of having a really enjoyable time, camaraderie, mixing of age groups, a family atmosphere, a good course, but still a tough run, and a format that seemed to work for everyone to enjoy. Maybe we will do a mid-summer one, any volunteers to help?
Thanks to Mike Wharton and Jenny Miles for sorting the recording for entries and results. Dave Rodgers, Dave Marsh, Colin Gell, Glenn Savage, Jerry Smith, Ken James, Steve Windebank, Mia Gibbons and any others who helped with the course and set up.
Although Dave went to great lengths to explain the route and produce an excellent route map, some people went a little 'off piste', and they know who they are! Please have a good look at the information provided before races, whether road, trail or cross country. It is easier for the organisers if everyone goes the same way.
For interest here is the route map.
Thanks to all those who took time out of their day to help.
See also photos taken on the day by Kirsty Edgson Click here to see her work
Posted 19/12/2016 15:00
Sale Harriers Manchester Christmas Handicap
The Christmas Handicap will be an annual event again.
Please give your details below:-
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1365565489 first of 10k lap.
Posted 26/11/2016 15:09
Get your dancing shoes on and celebrate another successful season of running at the Sale Harriers' Winter Party.
This year we are holding the event at Topaz Dance venue in Stretford, close to Stretford tram stop.
The date 14th January 2017. Starting at 7:30pm.
The venue is a dance studio with a bar / function room and is run by Glenn's brother. Thanks Glenn! The address is 12-18 King Street, Stretford. M32 8AE. At the back of Stretford Precinct (now called Stretford Mall for some strange reason). Next to where the taxis stop.
Posted 14/11/2016 14:54