Press report: Anest Best in Purple Vest

ANEST MULLER spearheaded West Cheshire Athletic Club women’s push for promotion at Bangor.

The purple-vested distance runner was first in her over-35 age category and finished 13th overall with a time of 26 minutes 45 seconds at the latest round of the North Wales Cross Country League.

Muller was backed up by Claire Harris (15th in 26:55) and Ellie Robinson (second over-45 lady and 21st overall in 27:35) as the trio combined for second team spot on the day and earn third position overall in Division Two.

Tony Woodall (seventh over-45 man in 39:08) headed West Cheshire AC’s charge in the men’s race and helped earn his club fourth team spot on the day and fifth place overall in Division Two.

Woodall was supported by Neil Hershaw (third over-50 in 39:24), John Parlevliet (17th over-40 man in 40:07), Richard Hayes (eighth over-45 man in 40:36), Andy Carter (12th over-45 man in 42:22), and Peter Smith (11th over-55 man in 51:05), while Jackson Sloan finished fifth in 25:36 in the under 17 men’s race.

The next round of the North Wales Cross Country League takes place at Walford College, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, on Saturday, January 20.

CARYS ROBERTS helped secure Cheshire Schools a team victory in the West Midlands.

Roberts finished sixth with a time of 8:50 to earn the county Minor Girls a cross country team success in the Dave Sunderland Trophy at Sandwell Valley against Surrey, Shropshire, Cumbria, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and host county the West Midlands.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action included Sophie Grainger who was sixth in the Junior Girls race with 11:36 and Jodi Bemand (13:10), while Jamie Richardson (24th in 15:21), completed the Junior Boys race, and Sion Roberts was 11th in the Intermediate Boys race in 18:10, ahead of Matthew Douglass (20:38).

JESSICA LARK and Imogen Pughe were top-20 hits at the latest round of the British Cross Country Challenge.

Lark represented West Cheshire AC in the under 11 girls race at Sefton Park, Liverpool, and finished in 10th spot with a time of 8:25, ahead of clubmate Macy Brett (47th in 9:25).

And Pughe posted 15th position in 12:16 ahead of clubmate Grace Scott (124th in 15:03) in the under 13 girls race.

Sam Hollins (38th in 11:55) represented West Cheshire AC in the under 13 boys race ahead of clubmates Elliott Bujac (90th in 13:21), while Lucia Pyne (48th in 12:39) and Abigail Cartwright (114th in 14:44) completed the under 15 girls race.

Tyr Bujac (114th in 12:10) and Aaron Scott (127th in 12:40) rounded the under 15 boys event, while Issy Clarke (40th in 17:59), Eve Duret (63rd in 19:33), and Lily Moorhouse (84th in 23:23) completed the under 17 ladies race.

Ethan Ackroyd (66th in 20:08), Dave Dentith (74th in 20:46), Jac Goodall (77th in 20:52), and Rory Willson (106th in 22:56) represented West Cheshire AC in the under 17 men’s race, while Ethan Greenland finished 101st in 24:26 in the under 20 men’s race, and Hannah Moorhouse clocked 49:02 for 284th spot in the womens race.

ENTRIES close on December 15 for the Northern Indoor Track and Field Championships for Under 17s, Under 20s and Seniors, which take place at Sheffield on January 13 and 14.

And entries close on January 19 for the Northern Indoor Track and Field Championships for Under 13s and Under 15s, which take place at Sheffield on February 4.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire AC AGM at Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion, Upton, Chester, on Friday, December 1, (7.30pm start).

The Manchester Area Cross Country League third round takes place at Kenworthy Woods, Manchester University Playing Fields, Wythenshawe, M23 0BD, on Saturday (12 noon start), while West Cheshire AC will host the final round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League at the old Stanney Sportshall and Gymnasium, Ellesmere Port, on Sunday (11am start), and the second round of the Borders Road Running League will be held on Sunday, at Birkenhead Park (11am start).

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