Double Indoor Gold

Kelly Baker and Olivia Montez-Brown produced title-winning performances at the Northern Indoor Championships.The West Cheshire AC pair, who represented England last year, celebrated victories at the English Institute of Sport Arena, at Sheffield.
Kelly hit a winning put of 11.29m to claim the gold medal in the under 20 womens shot, well clear of second placed Amy Hodgson (City of Sheffield AC) with 9.87m.
And Olivia secured a gold medal in the under 20 womens long jump with a leap of 5.53m, and added a silver medal in the 60m hurdles after clocking 9.06 seconds.
Zac Barnsley finished sixth in the under 17 mens 60m final in 7.42 seconds after winning his semi-final heat in a new personal best of 7.35 seconds, and he was third in his 200m semi-final heat with a time of 23.79 seconds.
Georgia Barlow posted 8.38 seconds for third place in her under 17 womens 60m semi-final, and 27.47 seconds for fifth spot in her 200m semi-final.
And Richard Farley rounded the mens 1500m in a time of 4:41:05 for seventh position.

WCAC Schools Cross-country 18-01-14

Provisional results from the third round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross-country Series on January 18th, and standings before the final round on Saturday February 1st, can be found at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/Offroad/crosscountry/junopenschoolscc. Apologies for the gaps in Year 3 to 5 results – please let us know if you think our assumptions are wrong via the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page, selecting Schools Cross Country under What does your query relate to?.

WCAC Record Breaker

Kate Jayden is jumping for joy after breaking a British record.The ultra-marathon running ace, from Chester, completed 69 officially recognised marathons in 2013 to smash the previous record of 65 in a calendar year.
Jayden, a member of West Cheshire Athletic Club, is proud of her amazing feat, but has now set a goal of clocking a sub-four hours time for the 26.2 miles marathon distance.
Ive ran a total of 84 marathons since I completed my first marathon at Chester in October 2011, Kate said.
To achieve the British record I ran 69 official marathon events in 2013, beating the current record of 65, and along the way Ive ran in endurance events such as five marathons in five days, four in four days, two marathons in one day and even ultra marathons, and I even managed to run a marathon on my honeymoon in Phuket!
Ive seen my marathon times drop from over five hours down to 4:21 and Im pleased that Ive managed to raise £6,000 for charity while achieving the record.
Jayden, 27, revealed why she has enjoyed distance running since preparing for her first marathon after completing a punishing adventure bike ride.
She added: I completed my first marathon in Chester in October 2011. I had decided it was a brilliant idea, but needless to say it hurt and was not pretty but I did it.
I completed my first marathon a couple of months after my first active adventure of cycling London to Paris. I had always wanted to do it so I thought why not!
But I was not a runner and the Chester Marathon was only three weeks later. I essentially signed up for the race and then started running.
But I really enjoy the commitment and hard work required to run marathons. The distance is magical, from the first 5k warming up to the halfway point, to the mental and physical battle from mile 16-20, and the final 5k push.
I love the continual calculating in your head of a potential finish time when you are running and the realisation you may be able to get a personal best. Most of all I love the positive goals and achievement I ve set and seen through the last couple of years since I started running. If I am honest there is a large part of me that runs so I can eat unlimited crisps and cake
and feel no guilt!
Jayden combines her full time job as a senior finance paraplanner with her love of running, is now within touching distance of becoming a member of the 100 Marathon Club, and aiming to pass on her knowledge of running in the future as a qualified coach.
She said: I work full time in Crewe, which is an hour commute, and I use all of my annual leave for any weekday marathons, as well as running on my days off at the weekend, and holidays usually involve a marathon too.
I would really like to complete the world marathon majors, having done London and Berlin, which leaves New York, Chicago, Boston and Tokyo.
I wouldd also like to complete Comrades Ultra Marathon and an Ironman Triathlon, but my ultimate goal is to inspire others to realise their potential.
If one person sees what I have done and thinks Hey if she can do it then I can! then that makes me really happy.
In the next few months I will join the 100 Marathon Club and in the future I aim to become a distance running coach as well as hoping to achieve a sub 4 hour marathon time.

Record Breaker – Running ace Kate Jayden. Photo at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/roadrace/KateJayden.jpg

WCAC Endurance League 2013 Results

Congratulations to winners Bob Freeman and Kate Jayden, and second and third placers Lisa Davies, Ellie Robinson, Andrew Clague and Mark Davies. For final tables and the comments of organiser John Driscoll, see http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/pointscomp

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