Press report: Ethan and Katie are No Mere Also-Rans

Ethan Greenland Borders League 05-03-17 courtesy Phil Tugwell

ETHAN GREENLAND and Katie Clarke spearheaded West Cheshire AC’s charge at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League.

Greenland, who was the first under 20 man to complete the 5.15 miles course at Manley Mere, posted 14th spot overall in a time of 29 minutes seven seconds, while Clarke was the first under 20 lady to finish, clocking 32:27 for fifth spot in the women’s race.

Greenland was supported by Rob Little (26th in 29:41), Graham Wells (45th in 30:58), Richard Hayes (55th in 31:26), David Dentith (59th in 31:33), Andrew Clague (64th in 31:42), John Parlevliet (66th in 31:48), Andy Carter (71st in 32:14), Chris Palmer (77th in 32:49), and final team counter Trevor Holmes (85th in 33:21).

Issy Clarke backed-up her older sister, Katie, by finishing sixth lady in 33:34, ahead of Anest Muller (10th in 34:19) and final team counter Keely Smith (19th in 36:23).

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Mark Davies (88th in 33:27), Greg Jones (91st in 33:43), Bob Freeman (103rd and third over 60-man in 34:33), Bob Benson (117th in 35:24), Rory Willson (119th in 35:30), Patrick Tait (127th in 35:51), Julian Tegg (151st in 37:58), Ellie Robinson (33rd lady in 38:11), Ian Ackroyd (156th in 38:14), Pam Ackroyd (third over-50 in 39:08), Lisa Davies (46th lady in 40:01), Harri Britton (177th in 40:11), Clare Mallon (55th lady in 40:53), Peter Smith (185th in 41:06), Darren Shillington (186th in 41:21), Anne-Marie Tait (58th lady in 41:34), and Angela Tegg (69th lady in 42:48).

TEAM RESULTS (after Round Five)

MENS DIVISION ONE: 1 Wallasey 1657 points; 2 Buckey 1694; 3 West Cheshire 2225; 4 Wirral 2513; 5 Helsby 3016; 6 Prestatyn 4106; 7 Deestriders 6005.

MENS DIVISION TWO: 1 Chester Tri 2193; 2 Wrexham 2845; 3 Abergele 3378; 4 Ellesmere Port 4204; 5 Cybi Striders 4492; 6 Tattenhall 4871; 7 Eryri 6337; 8 Wrecsam Tri 6959; 9 Deeside 7097; 10 Birkenhead 7323.

WOMENS DIVISION ONE: 1 West Cheshire 263; 2 Wallasey 371; 3 Wirral 463; 4 Helsby 469; 5 Buckley 522; 6 Chester Tri 526; 7 Prestatyn 610.

WOMENS DIVISION TWO: 1 Ellesmere Port 296; 2 Deestriders 504; 3 Tattenhall 621; 4 Abergele 943; 5 Cybi Striders 980; 6 Wrexham 1323; 7 Wrecsam Tri 1620; 8 Eryri 1708; 9 Deeside 2022; 10 Birkenhead 2115.

GEORGE HYDE helped England defeat Wales in Cardiff at the Welsh Under 20 Indoor International.

The talented West Cheshire AC under 18 junior shot-putter hit 15.69m to finish second behind under 20 team mate Dan Cartwright to secure England a 243-160 overall points team victory.

CARYS ROBERTS, Charlie Beyeler and Eleanor Williams celebrated a clean sweep of victories at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The trio grabbed success in their respective age groups at all four rounds of the Essar West Cheshire Athletic Club Schools Cross Country Race Series which attracted a total of 46 primary and secondary schools.

Roberts, from Tarporley Primary, claimed the overall year six girls title after finishing ahead of Jessica Hennessey (Newton) and Georgina Duffey (Childer Thornton).

Beyeler (Chester King’s) secured the overall year four boys title after winning the final round ahead of Willaston’s Benjamin Williams and Mill View’s Joseph Ireland.

And Eleanor Williams (Chester King’s) won the overall year four girls award after finishing clear of Ella Hims (Childer Thornton) and Issy Read (Upton Heath) at the final round.

Upton High’s Matthew Holtom claimed the year eight boys title after finishing second at the final round behind Bishop Bluecoat’s Edward Woodhead, while Simon Davies (Upton) finished third, and Abigail Cartwright (Wirral Girls) won the year eight girls title.

Sam Hollins (Upton High) secured success in the year seven boys event after finishing clear of Upton’s Sam Tilston and Christleton’s Sam Oliver at the final round.

Imogen Pughe (Wirral Grammar) claimed victory in the year seven girls race ahead of Christleton duo Sophie Grainger and Stephanie Jones who finished second and third at the final round.

Ewan Millington (Bryn Coch) won the overall year six boys title after finishing third at the final round behind Elliott Bujac (Willaston) and Fergus Garland (Childer Thornton) who were first and second respectively in round four.

Isla Entwistle (Delamere Academy) won the year three girls title after winning the final round ahead of second-placed Grace Henderson (Mill View) and Eccleston’s Millie Cooper in third spot.

Kelsall’s Ieuan Morris won the final year three boys race ahead of Saughall All Saints’ Ben Hackett and third-placed Maxwell Carter (Upton Heath) who is the overall race series winner.

Upton Heath’s Jessica Lark won the year five girls title after winning the final round inches ahead of runner-up Sara Pearson (Frodsham Manor House) and third-placed Isabella Rimmer (Overleigh St Mary’s).

Ben Grantham (Bishop Wilson) and Reece Munro (Eccleston) finished first and second at the final round and ended the year five race series as joint winners, while Leo Ferdenzi (Acresfield) was third at the final round.

WEST CHESHIRE AC pair Adam Carlile and Jac Goodall combined to win the Oulton Park Duathlon Relay title with a time of one hour 12 minutes 29 seconds.

LAURA TURLEY of West Cheshire AC produced a new 60m personal best time of 7.99 seconds at the Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting at Manchester.

Richard Farley clocked a seasons best senior men’s 600m time of one minute 27.30 seconds, and under 20 junior Joseph Morrison won his 600m heat in 1:30:83.

Ewan Bradley posted 9.47 seconds in the under 17 men’s 60m hurdles, cleared 3.10m in the pole vault, and long jumped a seasons best of 4.58m, while Alan Littler cleared a senior men’s high jump seasons best of 1.70m, and Danielle Erskine produced a season’s best of 4.82m in the senior women’s long jump.

FIXTURES this weekend include the CAU UK Inter-Counties Cross-country Championships on Saturday at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough; the Under 11s Fun In Sportshall Athletics Competition at Sportcity, Manchester, on Sunday, the same day as the Wrexham Marathon and Half Marathon.

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