Time to Spring into Action

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club are making the final touches for the Trajan Chester Spring 5 five mile road race on April 13th (7pm start).

The event, being staged on a flat and fast course from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton-by-Chester, has always proved popular with local runners wanting to gauge their training for the London and Manchester Marathons in April, or the Chester Half Marathon in May.

Runners who have yet to enter are urged to do so quickly, given the race limit of 500 and no entries being allowed on the night of the race.

Entries are currently being accepted online at: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/

Prizes are on offer for the first five male and female finishers, as well as an extensive list of awards in various age group categories and there male and female team prizes.

Runners at the head of the race will be aiming to match or better the current mens, ladies and veterans course records set by Peter Riley (23:23), Jenny Clague (27:18) and Mike Girvan (24:29) respectively.

ANEST MULLER of West Cheshire AC won the ladies race at the Wirral Seaside 5k held at Leasowe in a time of 19:36, ahead of club mate, Rosemary Rogers, who posted 24:40.

MARK DAVIES of West Cheshire AC finished 33rd with a time of 38:01 at the Air Products 10k Road Race held at Crewe.

ETHAN GREENLAND clocked 18:20 for second spot at the Delamere 5k parkrun, ahead of other West Cheshire AC finishers Rory Willson (20th in 21:05), Harri Britton (39th in 22:22), Mimi Jayaram (82nd in 24:21), and Charlie Clarke (123rd in 26:12).

ROB FREEMAN represented West Cheshire AC at the Ellesmere Port 5k parkrun and clocked 20:29 for third position, ahead of clubmates Fergus Garland (11th in a new personal best of 22:13), Brian Beattie (47th in 27:21), and Heather McLintock (74th in 33:06).

WEST CHESHIRE AC will start their track and field league season on Sunday, April 10, at Bebington Oval in the first round of the Cheshire League, and other rounds will be held at Crewe on Saturday, June 4; at Warrington on Sunday, July 10; and at Colwyn Bay on Sunday, September 4.

ENTRIES close on April 3 for the Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition which is being held at Wavertree Athletics Centre, on Saturday, April 9.

DEESIDE AAC are organising their Spring Open Meeting at the Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay, on Saturday, April 16, (11am start). Entries close on Tuesday, April 12.

WIRRAL AC are organising their Open Medal Meeting at Bebington Oval, on Sunday, May 8, (11am start). Entries close on Saturday, April 30.

And Wirral AC are hosting the first of their Wednesday Track Endurance Series Races on April 6, with a 5k, followed on June 1 by a 3k, then by a 10k on July 6, and finally by a 5k on August 3. All of these races start at 7:45 pm.

ENTRIES are now being taken for the Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships being held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.

The closing date for postal entries only is Friday, April 29, and further details can be obtained online at: www.cheshireaa.com

FIXTURES this weekend include the Wilmslow Half Marathon on Sunday (10:30am start), the same day as the Trafford Open Track and Field Meeting at Longford Park Stadium, Stretford, and the Warrington Open Track and Field Meeting at Victoria Park.

Nick Pagan
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