A number of the club`s athletes have been competing overseas this past week. Starting off in the USA where javelin thrower Jill Maloney has been competing for the University of Maryland on March 21st at the UCF Track & Field Stadium Jill was 5th with a best of 35.70, later that week at her home stadium at the Maryland Invitational she placed 3rd with a best of 37.23.
Also in the US Aaron Hanlon in the Providence College colours ran 14.40.55 for 5000 on April 1st in the Colonial Relays, Williamsburg, Virginia.
A number of the club`s sprinters are also overseas at warm weather training camps, the 400 guys in Florida and the 100/200 guys in Europe. Chris Sibanda took in a meet in Torremolinos, Spain on March 29th in windy conditions placing 2nd in the 100 in 11.00 and 3rd in the 200 in 22.00!
Finally Liam Roarty slightly closer to home was running for Sunderland Harriers in the Northern 12 man relay hosted by Sunderland. This was the 5th time Sunderland Harriers staged the event (1988, 1992, 2000 and 2007). It has to be moved from Stockport to Sunderland due to construction work taking place at the venue in Stockport.
The 12-Stage consists of four short legs (Legs 1,3,5,7) at 2.2 miles and eight long legs (2,4,6,8,9,10,11,12) at 4 miles.
Liam was on the 10th leg of the Sunderland Harriers 12-Man A team (running the 6th short leg for 2.2 miles), finishing his leg in 10th in a time of 11:18 (4th fastest time of the team). The Wearsiders finished 10th out of 44 teams in a time of 2:56:43 to qualify for the National 12-Man in Sutton Coldfield.