Junior News

Juniors Impress in M’cr League XC

We had 18 juniors in action at Wythenshawe Sports Ground this weekend.  We managed to field full teams in four age categories, despite illness and conflicting events claiming a few of our athletes. A mention must go to Aisling McHale who continues to rise up the ranks...

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Aisling Wins Inter Schools North West Regional Final

Aisling McHale produced another stunning Cross Country performance at the weekend to win the inter schools North West regional final.  She claimed the scalps of several runners who had been faster than her over the course of the track season. This is inherently a team...

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U13 Girls National XC Relay Team Finish 28th

After a top 40 finish in the National Road Relays and some very promising early season cross country performances, our promising U13 girls team took on the best in the country at the National XC Relays in Mansfield. We had the same A team as at Sutton Park, with...

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U13 Girls 3rd Team in Heaton Park XC

The first Manchester Cross Country League fixture of the season is particularly interesting.  It offers a guideline as to how the clubs match off against each other and how athletes are performing compared to the previous year's races.  The race at Heaton Park was for...

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U13 Girls Relay Team Tackle Sutton Park

Our senior men may not have qualified for the National 6 Stage this year, but the club were still represented at Sutton Park by our fantastic U13 girls team. Racing over 3.88km is a new experience for these girls and is a little on the far side for their age group. ...

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John Leigh Park Schools XC Round-Up

At last, we're back to that time of year when it starts to get colder, darker, wetter and muddier.  Yes, that means everyone can run cross country, for many youngsters perhaps for the first time. Saturday 30th September was the first in a series of 3 schools cross...

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Northern Road Relays – Juniors

We've been fortunate enough to have a great men's team in this event for a long time, but this time the highest placed team was our U13 girls.  The A team of Aisling McHale, Verity Charnley and Beth Robinson came home in an impressive 22nd place, and have been moved...

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North West Road Relays – Juniors

The club hasn't had a much of a presence at this event in previous years, especially in the junior section, so it is quite astonishing that we managed to complete 7 full teams at Blackpool.  This is partly down to the introduction of the U11 section of the event for...

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Final Cheshire League Match of 2017

We waved bye bye to the 2017 track & field season with our final fixture on the glorious blue track of Warrington.  The meeting saw us lock horns with hosts Halton & Frodsham, Trafford, Crewe & Nantwich, Stockport and Bury. In total we had 18 athletes compete...

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Bank Holiday PBs at Trafford

Altrincham had an impressive turnout at the latest Trafford Medal meeting, particularly among the U11s.  In total 15 athletes laced up their trainers, several attending one of these high quality medal meetings for the first time. The biggest improvement from the club...

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XC Calendar 2017-18

This calendar details the junior endurance events that the club is aiming to support this winter and Saturday training that is available for them. Championships If old enough, please try to attend these.  We need 4 athletes in an age category to complete a team in the...

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Great Show from U11s at Cheshire League

We had our best turn out for a long time among U11s at the Cheshire League, including managing to field relay teams in both age categories.  There were 4 boys (Dylan Hanrahan, Fred Vaughan-Hawkins, Henry Bellingham and Josh Mulholland-Wells) and 2 girls (Alexa Watkins...

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Jade is Alty’s Multi-Event Queen

A big congratulations to Jade Buckley-Ratcliff who has had multiple successes in multi-event competitions held at Woodbank Park, Stockport. First up was the Tri-Athletics held across several week nights.  The idea of these events is that your best jump, throw, sprint...

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Cheshire League at Eccles

Altrincham had 8 junior athletes in action at Salford Met's Eccles track for the second match in this season's Cheshire League.  While this is a far lower number than we would have liked, their were still some great athletic displays from our athletes. Jade...

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Aisling Wins Gold Number 3 in ISA 600m Final

On Monday 19 June Aisling McHale went to Birmingham for the Independent Schools Association 600m final.  Aisling had put in fantastic performances to win this event the previous two years and had hopes of completing a hat-trick of titles. She has been in fantastic...

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Junior Power of 10 Rankings 2017

Coach and YDL team manager Mark Simpson has sifted through Power of 10 to bring an update of those juniors at the club that have managed to attain the standard required to get a Power of 10 national ranking during 2017. [pdf-embedder...

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Cheshire League at Ashton

Altrincham took 13 athletes to the Cheshire League meeting at Ashton-under-Lyne this Sunday. It was particularly good to see a four U11 boys take part, meaning we had enough to field a relay team. Ethan Brown, Harry Waddell and Isaac Oderinde were making their track &...

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May Day Medal Meeting

Bank holidays are for athletics. At least that's what our young girls seem to think as well as one solitary boy. 17 Altrincham athletes made it to Longford Park for some May Day madness. Some of the athletes were experimenting. Aisling McHale took the brave plunge in...

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Easter Monday Trafford Medal Meeting

Trafford Medal Meeting 17 Apr Easter Monday was not to be spent solely eating chocolate for many of our young athletes as they opted to test themselves in the bank holiday open meeting at Trafford. Again, this was well attended with 19 athletes (that's two more than...

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Trafford Medal Meeting 1 Apr Report

Altrincham juniors were well represented at the opening Trafford Medal Meeting at Longford Park.  For many this was their first Track & Field fixture.  I hope they had a positive experience and want to train so that they can give themselves a chance of improving the...

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Timperley Track Meeting 23 March – Results

Lots of youngsters demonstrated their potential in our annual Thursday night track meeting for 100m, 1200m or 1500m, and 300m or 400m.  There was a really good turn out this year with a massive increase in those having a go at the 1,200m.  There were even some club...

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Success at East Cheshire Harriers Open XC Race

The sun was shining in Ashton-under-Lyne as plenty of our primary school youngsters displayed their cross country potential with impressive performances. This was the second staging of this event, and has caught the attention of plenty of clubs in the Manchester area....

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National XC – Juniors

National XC - JuniorsWhat makes a good cross country course? Hills? Tree roots? A pancake flat route? How about mole hills and streams? Yes, streams! Streams are awesome. They increase the mud factor exponentially. Every athlete should come back caked with mud on...

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Woodbank Park XC & Series – Juniors

The juniors were again out in force at Woodbank Park in the final race of this year's Manchester XC League. The U11 girls had six representatives, even though four of the girls that did the last two races were away for half term. The A team finished a creditable 5th...

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Junior Girls Win School XC Medals

On a lovely day at Heaton Park lots of our girls were running in the Greater Manchester Schools XC Championship.  Qualification for this event was based on the local schools XC leagues, with most of our girls representing the borough of Trafford.In the U11 girls race,...

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We are the champions!

  Yet another brilliant performance from our young athletes, at Colwyn Bay on Saturday 16th July, resulted in a third successive match win in the Youth Development League Division North West 4. As a result the team were not only promoted to Division 3 but finished the...

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Top of the league!

NOSEBLEED TIME AS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE TEAM WIN MATCH AND TOP TABLE FOR FIRST TIMEPrior to 22nd May we had never won a Youth Development League match nor been top of a Youth Development League table. I am delighted to say that thanks to the talent and hard work of...

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Club Record For Chayce

At the Trafford AC Open meeting on Tuesday 28th July at Longford Park, 15 year old Chayce Smithwon her 400m heat in a time of 57.90s, beating two U20 and an U23 athletes in the process.Her time breaks the existing U16 Girls Club Record previously held by Carolyn...

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