Weekend Round Up

  • By Paul Stephens
  • 16 Oct, 2016
Despite the wet and windy conditions, there were PB's aplenty this weekend on the roads of Birmingham, Oldham and Trafford as our runners took part in various Half Marathons including the inaugural Manchester Half Marathon. Carl Hardman led the times with a 65:37 to finish 3rd in Manchester whilst Bruno Lima finished 1st in a Salford 1/2 in Oldham. 

Saturday saw the first cross country of the season at Wythenshawe Park. Normally last in the series in the cold of February, the sun shone on our junior and senior runners with plenty of top performances. It was good to see many of our new members taking part in cross country for the first time also. 

Well done to everyone who ran this weekend

Full results are now online for all the races. 

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XC Relays - October 21st @ Meadowhead School, Sheffield
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The club champs reached the 5th round at the Rochdale 10km on Tuesday (4th) with 24 of our runners taking part. Leading from the start was Joe Bailey who won the event overall in just over 33 mins. The first lady across the line was Hayley Kuter in 37:23. The results are up now and photos will follow.

The next race in the club champs is the Sale Sizzer on July 20th. 
By Paul Stephens 12 Feb, 2017
A strong performance from all our our ladies in Stockport meant they walked away with the team prize on the day as well as the overall series women's title and a promotion to division 1. 

Ruth Jones also continued her fine XC form with a strong third place which secured her own individual series XC title to go alongside the team prize. 
By Paul Stephens 08 Jan, 2017
Both of our men's teams retained their county XC titles on Saturday (7th) which took place in  Woodbank Park and Witton Park.

Our senior lades team of Becki Robinson, Sarah Carroll and Ambi Swindells came away with an impressive silver medal and Carl Hardman front ran throughout and won the men's race by 2 seconds. 

Over in Lancashire, we finished with 4 runners in the top 10 and a determined finish from John Lloyd meant that we won Gold by 2 points. 

Our junior runs also continued their fine form and won a number of medals across the age categories with the highlight being Sam Hopkins winning the U13 boys race. 

Across the age categories we won 3x Gold, 3x Silver and 1x Bronze. 
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The golden year continued this weekend as our Men's vet35 team took gold at the British Masters Cross Country Relays in Long Eaton. The team featured Stuart Robinson, Chris Tully, Richard Brook, Glyn Billington and Billy McCartney (pictured with Vets Manager Garry Thomason) finished 40 seconds clear of Leicester followed by Rotherham a further 9 seconds back. With three other top10 finishes in the other categories it was a good afternoon on the country for our Vets teams. 

Saturday also saw a 1-2 finish at the SELCC XC race in Heaton Park. Joe Bailey pulled away over the final lap from Will Beauchamp (picture below). Sarah Carroll also ran a good race to finish in 14th in the Women's race.

The winning continued on sunday as Gary Priestley finished 1st at the RunTatton half marathon. Bruno Lima came 3rd in the 10km. 
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Stuart continued his fine 2016 form and finished 12th at the IAU 50km World Championships in Doha on Friday (11th). Stuart's time of 3:13 ensured that the Men's team walked away with the Silver medal at the event.  
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Everyone at the club was saddened to hear about the tragic deaths of Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott,  two young athletes from Aldershot, Farnham and District. Like of the rest of the running community we wish to send our condolences to their family, friends and AFD Athletics Club. 
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Following the club's AGM on 02 November 2016, the following members were elected / reelected to the following roles.

President - Stan Curren
General Secretary - Paul Birkett
Treasurer - Simon Buton
Membership Secretary - Hilary Towell
Welfare Officer - Ruth Bardsley

Men's Team Manager - Sean Cordell
Assistant Men's Team Managers - Dave Hudson / John Lloyd
Men's Captain - Joe Bailey

Ladies Team Manager - Stan Curren
Assistant Ladies Manager - Joanne Aplin
Ladies Captain - Hayley Kuter

Vet's Secretary - Gary Thomasson 

Road Secretary - Paul Stephens
XC Secretary - Pete Budd

Junior Team Manager - Duncan Mason
Junior Secretary - Jackie Mason

Web Administrator - Paul Stephens
Social Media Administrator - Glyn Billington
Auditor - John Dawson
Historian - Roy Profitt 
Coaching Co-ordinator - Paul Birkett
Club Kit - Roe Bowness

Committee Members - Bob Towell, Phil West, Billy McCartney, Gwyn Davies, 

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