Welcome to Halton & Frodsham Harriers

Here you will find information about the club, contact details, fixture lists and the latest news from the club. The club caters for athletes of all ages from 9 through to seniors, and competes in local and national athletics events as well as providing fun and varied training for athletes of all abilities in Halton and north Cheshire.

If you want to know more about joining the club, please contact us via the Contacts page, or come and see us in person at one of our scheduled training sessions. You can find details of when and where we train on the Club Details page.

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London Marathon 2020 Print
Written by Matt Larkin   
Monday, 02 December 2019
The club is delighted to have been successful in obtaining 1 of 20 "small club" ballot places in the 2020 London Marathon. To make the distribution of this place fair, we'll run a ballot following the rules below. If you want to be in the ballot, please follow the guidelines below and we'll announce the winner on here before Christmas.
 
Ballot
We will run the ballot according to the rules below. These aim to prioritise club members who are actively seeking a place in the race, and ensure the place is fairly allocated.
 
  • The club has been allocated one place in the 2020 London Marathon
  • One entry per person only
  • There is no charge to be in the ballot
  • Please do not enter unless you fully intend to run the 2020 London Marathon
  • You must be eligible to run the London Marathon under their race rules (e.g. over 18 on the date of the race, etc)
  • Entry is for the individual only - the place cannot be passed on to anyone else
  • The entrant must pay all fees and charges associated with the entry (approx £35, to be confirmed)
  • Entry is limited to those who are:-
    • Club members who joined on or before 28th October 2019
    • Parents of club members whose child joined on or before 28th October 2019
    • Brothers or sisters of club members whose sibling joined on or before 28th October 2019
    • Final decisions on eligibility will be determined by the Club Secretary
  • Requests to be included in the ballot must be received by midnight on 14th December 2019
  • Requests to be included in the ballot must be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it with the word "Marathon" in the message title so it is not overlooked
  • Entrants will be placed into three "buckets" to prioritise the draw. With only one place available, the allocation will go to someone in the first bucket, if there is at least one applicant. If not, then the second bucket, then the third.
    • First bucket - paid up club members with membership prior to 28th October 2019 who have been rejected from the main national London Marathon 2019 ballot
    • Second bucket - paid up club members with membership prior to 28th October 2019
    • Third bucket - all other eligible individuals as described above (e.g. parents, siblings etc)
  • All entrants will be allocated an individual number. A random draw will take place on or shortly after 15th December 2019 and the winner will be notified by email.
  • If for whatever reason the club should not be able to secure an official club place in the 2020 London Marathon, the club will be under no obligation to secure a place for any individual who has been successful in this ballot
  • Applicants should note that the club place is NOT transferrable, but it may be deferred for 1 year only (subject to the London Marathon organisers continuing to allow this)
  • No-one who has entered this ballot will take part in the draw to determine the results
  • Halton & Frodsham Harriers Athletics Club reserves the right to amend these rules at any time and to implement them as it, at its absolute discretion, see fit whilst adhering to the fundamental principles of fairness, transparency and equity
 
Winter fixtures 2019/20 Print
Written by Website   
Monday, 23 September 2019

Indoor and outdoor competitions continue throughout the winter, with Sportshall indoor fixtures in the NW Sportshall League and outdoor the Cross Country season.

Sportshall (U11-U15 age groups, all athletes to compete)

All fixtures at Kingsway Leisure Centre

  • Sunday 6th October
  • Sunday 10th November
  • Sunday 1st December

Outstanding individual performances by athletes may result in selection for County selection, and club squads may also qualify for the League final

Cross country (U11 to seniors, contact Nick Massey to be registered with the Manchester Area XC League)

  • Saturday 12th October 2019 [not for U11’s], Wythenshawe Park, Manchester
  • Saturday 9th November 2019, Univ. Playing Fields/Kenworthy Woods, Wythenshawe
  • Saturday 7th December 2019, Arrowe Park, Birkenhead - REVISED DATE NOW SUNDAY (BELOW)
  • Sunday 8th December 2019, Arrowe Park, Birkenhead
  • Saturday 11th January 2020, Tatton Park, Knutsford
  • Saturday 8th February 2020, Heaton Park, Manchester

 

 
MACCL race report and season round up Print
Written by Website   
Saturday, 09 February 2019

In the Under 11s, Charlie R ran a strong race to place 26/66 and Charlie L placed 46/66. Aidan L kept in touch with the field to finish in 66/66.

In the League overall, Charlie L had competed in all four of the League races in his first XC season and placed 38 overall, and Aidan L also ran all four and placed 57/58.

In the U13s, Joseph L and Beth G represented the club. Joseph finished 41/56 in the boys race, and Beth finished 49/73.

Overall, Joseph ran in all five of the events and placed 39/56 overall. Beth also ran in all five and placed 36/47.

Matt H continued his great XC season in the lower year of the U15 boys, and once again had a strong race to finish 22/37.

Rewarding his hard work over the season, Matt finished 18/28 in the league.

Sarah L and Matt L both were the only seniors running in the V45 age category in the women’s and men’s races to round out the season. Sarah covered the 4.2 mile course in 39m34s and placed 40/49 226/270. In her debut season, she placed 32/36 in her age group league and 172/193 overall within the senior women. Matt ran the 5.8m course in 40m31s and placed 24/61 in the V45 age group and 204/402 overall. In the League, he finished 15/43 and 117/261 overall.

Well done to all the club members who have run XC races in the League this season, as well as in the XC champs - we’d love to see more young (and not so young!) athletes running in the League next season too!! 

 
Cheshire T&F League - match 1 - Ellesmere Port track Print
Written by Website   
Thursday, 19 April 2018

It's the first club match of the outdoor season on Sunday 5th May as we take on West Cheshire AC (hosts), Crewe & Nantwich, Warrington, Wrexham and East Cheshire in round 1 of the Cheshire Track & Field League.  Please arrive promptly before 10:45 (see below).

The location is the athletics track next to the Ellesmere Port Sports Village. 

The Cheshire Track & Field League is the only league the club takes part in, with 4 matches throughout the summer. The races and field events are genuinely for all comers - if you're a club member we will cheer you on the track and in the field at whatever level of performance you're at, so don't be afraid to lace up your shoes and have a go.

All we ask is for you to turn out, do your best and support the rest of your team.  Put your training into competitive practice and reward your coaches by showing them what they've helped you to achieve.

Most younger athletes will turn out for the day with family in tow, and the afternoon's can be a glorious day out in the sun with a picnic!

Each club scores points through performance AND participation. For example, in the sprints there are four races - A to D. The fastest in race A scores 24 points, and the slowest in that race scores 19 points. Then the fastest in race B scores 18 points, and the slowest 13 points etc. So even if you don't think of yourself as a sprinter but you race in the A race, you will score highly for the team no matter how fast you run, and if we can fill all the spots with a runner in each race we'd score 40 points at the very least.

In some events, other clubs won't be able to fill their spots, so even if you've not putted a shot before, you might find yourself scoring very highly by having a go - and as a bonus, you might discover a hidden talent!!

The timetable for the day is available here (click here) - please note the unusual start time with the first race (Seniors and U17s 3000m) at 11:00 and the short sprints at 11:30.  This means all athletes should register with team managers at 10:45 AT THE LATEST

Under 11s can take part in three events plus the relay and team managers will endeavour to create as high a scoring team as possible so please make yourselves available to take part in non-specialist events to support the team.

There is no "stand" at the track at Ellesmere Port, so picnic blankets, foldable chairs, sun tents etc are the order of the day.

 

 

 
NW Sportshall League Final Print
Written by Website   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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Four of the club's 6 squads had successfully qualified for the NW Sportshall League Finals on Sunday, and everyone who was able to turn out in the U11 and U15 teams put in strong performances.

Under 11s

The Under 11s meeting took place in the morning with the boys and girls competing at events they'd mastered during the league, as well as some new events which are reserved for the finals.

For the girls, the team of Hannah Martin, Sophie Wignal, Kate Shaw, Jessie McCleana and Elin Brooks took part in the individual races first of all, before moving onto the field events. The team finished fifth overall, with the larger turnouts from other teams being decisive. But with strong individual performances, including 1st place for Sophie in the foam javelin, and 3rd place for Jessie in the chest push, they can all be very proud of their performances.

The boys team comprised 6 athletes, Lewis Wilson, Kai Cairns, Charlie Larkin, Jacob Fitsimon, Charlie Ashbrook and Luke Simpson. Again up against large squads, the boys took 4th place overall. Lewis placed 1st in the vertical jump, Jacob was third in standing triple jump and a four-man team took on the Under and Over relay and took 3rd place.

Under 15s

The afternoon session for U13s and U15s was another busy session, though with no club U13 squads making it to the final it was up to the U15 teams to represent the club and also compete for individual medals which are awarded in the U15 category only.

The girls squad comprised Chloe Lea, Maddy Rowland, Libby Acton, Millie Sayers and Izzy Hurst and again the size of the other squads outweighed good individual performances from our athletes. Millie was able to take away a bronze medal for her performance in the vertical jump, and the team took 2nd place in the 4x1 lap relays whilst the team overall placed 5th.

Due to illness, the U15 boys team comprised just one athlete - Aidan Larkin. Proving that it is all about the taking part, and with small numbers from the other clubs, Aidan was clearly delighted to be able to take away 4 individual medals (3 bronze and 1 silver) for his performances across the 4 and 6 lap races, triple jump and shot. And to cap off a fine day, Aidan's performances resulted in the U15 boys team finishing in 4th place, beating Crewe & Nantwich into 5th!

 

 

 

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