Freshers 2018 Info!

Are you starting at the University of Manchester in September 2018? Are you interested in Athletics and Cross Country?

Or maybe you’re already a Manchester student and fancy trying out a new sport for the new academic year.

If so, read on for all the details about how to join the club!

  1. Freshers Week Sports Fair: come to our stall at the Sports Fair on campus and pick up a leaflet with all the essential club info, have a chat with committee members to see what the club is about, and hopefully sign up for one of our Taster Sessions.
  2. Taster Sessions: the club holds two taster sessions where you can come and get a taste for what we do by trying out some athletics events and meeting club members. Then join us in the evening for the first social of the year! Details are as follows:
  • Cross CountryWednesday 26th September, 3pm, Owens Park Gates: meet at the front gates of Owen’s Park, Fallowfield. We will walk down to Platt Fields park for a friendly 5km run around the park.
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  1. Training: training sessions will officially commence week beginning Monday 24th September. Come along to any of our sessions and pick up a membership form. Details of training sessions can be found here.

View a pdf of the freshers leaflet here.

If you have any specific questions, do not hesitate to email any of the club captains. We will do our best to help! Contact details can be found on the committee page here.

We look forward to welcoming you in September!

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FRESHERS: Check out the cross country fresher’s flyer for the 2017/2018 year!

If you are a student at the university (old or new) and you are keen to get running, you are in the right place. We cater for all abilities, so please join us if you want a dedicated team of runners to train with, or just fancy a fun way of keeping fit; all are welcome! 

Please check out the flyer below which gives you a few quick details about who to contact with further questions and upcoming events etc. 

If you are interested please come and find us at the fresher’s fair, and try to make it to our 5km race on the Wednesday 27th September which will be located in Platt field’s park. We will be meeting at Owen’s park gates at 3pm beforehand. 

 

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49th Manchester Relays Full Results

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What an all round smashing weekend! Sam Drinkale did his thing and the relays was a massive success. We recorded the best set of results we’ve had in years and a record attendance as well!

The A teams finished 7th, 2nd and 1st for men’s, women’s and mixed categories respectively. 9 past members competed on top of the 60 present members. To top it all off, we won the beer race! (again)

Birmingham Athletics & XC (BUAC) won the men’s and the women’s races with Jonathan Davies (BUAC) and Amelia Pettitt (Newcastle) recording the fastest leg times, 8:32 and 10:08 respectively. Huge congratulations!

The full team results are now available here and the individual results here.

Next stop is Area XC League fixture in Sherdley Park and then Edinburgh Braids!

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Isle of Man 2015 Concluded

11091292_10155436448370707_4024944937620723643_nAnother year, another weekend in Isle of Man. Although we were frustrated by the transport in and out of the Isle, what a smashing weekend it was! Despite most of us missing the 10k in Port Erin on Good Friday, there were still some impressive times, most notably Dave Norman (31:43) finishing third.

 

11137165_10155436438085707_3597833604586451212_nOn the following day, Hannah Brown ran incredibly well to finish 4th with a time of 17:54, an improvement of over a minute from last year where she finished 8th with a time of 18:59. She must be gunning to win the race next year!

On Easter Sunday, the mist welcomed us in Douglas for the 5k. Adam Sciacca clocked an impressive 16:30 after his whiskey-filled birthday shenanigan the night before and Jon Harrison managed to run a PB after two races in two days and an 11-mile pub crawl. Whatever he is doing, he is definitely doing it right.

Overall, Dave Norman WON the men’s individual category for the weekend! Dossers thieved the winner’s plate and are yet to return! What sore losers. Isle of Man Débutante, Josh Nevin won the junior men’s individual category as well. Great effort, Josh. The future looks bright.

Lizzie Goldie-Scot finished the weekend in 13th place and Georgia Gainz-Baynes in 24th despite running the Sunday 5k three legged with Ruth Lindley! Great stuff, girls.

Other notable achievements include Jon Harrison and Laurie Luscombe who finished the weekend 17th and 19th respectively.

Razz complete all three races and finished 100th out of 100 places! We all hope to see you again soon, Razz.

Full set of results are available here.

Alehouse only won the football match against the dossers 3-2 despite dominating the game. Bigger winning margin next year, lads! (We want ten!)

On the beer racing front, the women’s finished in consistent 2nd place behind cheating dossers (Amicia didn’t run or marshal. Ahem ahem!) and men’s obviously won. Pretty standard stuff. We will aim to do the double next year!

All in all, it was another fantastic weekend and although the ferry had broken down and planes couldn’t leave the island, everyone (except Razz who happily stayed until Wednesday) left the Isle by Tuesday night. Isle of Man blues will certainly have struck some people by now.

Only a year left until the next one. ALEHOUSE!!!

 

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90th Anniversary Dinner

2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the formation of our club and we are going to celebrate in some style. Past and present Alehousians will gather on the 14th of March for what promises to be a very exciting day. Here is the provisional plan for the day.

1:30pm – Past vs Present Race
The men’s race consists of three laps (10km) and the women’s of two laps (7km). The race will be held in Wythenshawe Park, M23 0AB.

5:30pm – AGM
We will start looking to the committee for the following academic year, 2015-2016. All present members are able to apply and vote for any role within the committee. Past members should join us for the event as they are important in deciding who the president will be for the following year. The AGM will be held in the Firs Pavillion, next to the Armitage centre.

7:30pm – 90th Anniversary dinner
The main event of the evening comes in the form of a three course dinner at the Chancellor’s Hotel which sits next to the Armitage centre. Past and present members will get together in the Flowers room, wearing orange garments and accessories.
Drinks are yet to be organised but the cost of the dinner itself is likely to be around £15.

We would be excited to have as many of you there as possible so for now, please save the date and click ‘going’ on the Facebook event page here. If you don’t have a Facebook account, drop the secretary an email at ‘drift-king93@hotmail.com’ and express your interest in attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Manchester Relays Results

A huge, ORANGE thank you to everyone who joined us at our relays yesterday.

We had a great turnout of over a hundred different teams.

For those of you who missed the presentation after the race, University of Birmingham won both the men’s and women’s races and the University of Nottingham won the mixed race.

Men’s individual prizes went to Jonny Davies (Birmingham), Joe Steward (Leeds) and Zac Miller (Trafford AC) having ran the 1st, 2nd and the 3rd fastest legs respectively.

As for the women’s, Marise Haynes, Georgina Outten and Cath Blew (all Birmingham) ran the three fastest legs so congratulations!

Full set of results available on this page.

 

The social afterwards was equally as good if not better.

Alehouse won the boat race which we all saw coming and Shahenshah didn’t know what hit them.

Same again next year?

 

P.S. Another big thank you to Simon O’Meara, our relays secretary who had the massive job of organising the event, not to forget the huge list of volunteers who willingly helped out. Adam Sciacca, our social secretary who organised the curry and the night out afterwards deserves huge credit. Relays wouldn’t exist without you all.

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Manchester University Cross Country Relays

The results for the relays are available under the Relays/Results tab.  If you think there are any errors please let the relay secretary know at: manc.relays@gmail.com

Many thanks to all our volunteers:

Martin Campbell, James Barringer, Grace Birch, Niall McSharry, Jon Harrison, Andres D’Silva, George Bilsby, Hannah Wilson, Mark McGrath, Bruce Green, Andy Fox, Chessie Messenger-Jones, Joe Vis, Katie Booth and Davin Evans with his band of merry stake collectors.  The support of Michael Wolfendale and his time-keeping team was invaluable as was that of Dave Rodgers at Sale Harriers.

Alehouse won the boat race.

 

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