Sainsbury’s Grand Prix

Another weekend which makes you proud to be a Liverpool Harrier, live on the BBC with Mike Holmes advising from the sidelines, Katarina set another National Record by jumping a phenomenal 6.93m in the long jump at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix in Birmingham. That mark is a new National Indoor Record and is only 2cm behind the outdoor record which surely is within her reach soon.

Well done Kat and we look forward to seeing you compete in Prague in the European Indoor Championships in March. Full results from the Grand Prix are available HERE.


National Cross Country Championships

The National XC Championships were held at Parliament Hill, London. Many athletes especially the youngsters made a weekend of it with their parents. It was a cold day but dry, with lots of muddy areas on the course.

U13 Boys – we only had the Flaherty twins running – Both Sam and Ethan finished.

In the U15 Boys Joe Ford had a brilliant run in finishing in 5th place with the team finishing in 178th place.

Tom Rogerson was the only U17 athlete who travelled and he finished well up in 33rd place.

There were high expectation for our U20 men’s team, who didn’t let us down and finished runners up. Matthew Shirling was 7th, Cameron Field 16th, Richard Evans – was 22nd and Liam Burthem was 48th.

For various reasons our senior men failed to have a complete team but Daniel Cliffe had an excellent run to finish our highest counter in 21st place. Ash Chambers in 71st place, Laurie Luscombe in 265th place.

In the U13 Girls – the team finished 11th with the highest placed athlete being Katie Miller in 22nd place, followed by Niamh Donnelly in 35th place,
Beth Doubtfire (116th) and Sofia Rowley (210th). Ellie Young was 293rd with Elizabeth Pedersen – 366th.

In the U15 Girls age group – Jessica Cook was 66th, followed by Faye Ireland finished 69th and Millie Raine 164th.

No one ran in the U17 Women’s race although a number were entered.

Rebecca Donohue was our sole runner in the U20 Ladies race and she finished in 84th place.

Likewise after being runners up in the Northern XC Championships a month ago we only had Liz Egan competing in the Senior Women’s race and she finished in 58th place.

Results are available HERE.

Armagh International Road Races

The 25th edition of the Armagh International Road Races took place on Thursday in Ireland. The main events are the Women’s 3K and the Men’s 5K, and with the qualifying time for the 5K being sub 17 minutes it always produces a very quick race, billed by some as the fastest in Europe.

This year did not disappoint, with no fewer than 56 runners breaking 15 minutes for the 5K. A huge well done to Dan Cliffe who showed what terrific form he is in by placing 2nd in a time of 13:59, out sprinting Jonny Brownlee to the line.

In the Women’s 3K, Sophie Whiteside once again produced another great performance like she has done on previous years, finishing 13th in 9:56. Sarah Howard was 15th in 10:10 and Sarah Griffiths 17th in 10:15.

Men’s results are HERE and Women’s HERE.


BUCS Indoor Championships

The BUCS Indoor Championships were held in Sheffield over the weekend, with a number of club members representing their universities and colleges.

Kate Anson and Alex Boyce both finished in podium places with Kate placing 2nd in the High Jump with 1.63m and Alex running a time of 47.49 in the 400m to finish 2nd. Well done also to Jamie Webb, John Ashcroft and Oliver Back who all made it through the rounds to reach the finals in the 800m, 1500m and 60m respectively. Mike Sweeney was also only one height away from a medal in the High Jump.

Results are available HERE.

Irish Indoor Championships

Another club long jump record this time for Adam McMullan at the Irish Indoor Athletics Championships in Athlone on Sunday 22nd February when he jumped 7.80m to qualify for the European Indoors Athletics Championships in Prague in two weeks time.

Also competing in Athlone was club member Dan Mooney who was 3rd in the 1500m but has also achieved European selection following his qualifing time of 3.42.69 earlier in February. Conall Mahon placed 3rd in the triple Jump with 14.06m.

Results are available HERE.