Shell Chester Half Marathon

The event, organised by West Cheshire AC, attracted more than 1,800 finishers on Chester Roodee. Paul Sankey, of Liverpool Running Club, was the winner in a time of one hour 11 minutes two seconds.He later revealed that his plan of pulling away into an early lead had proved successful as he achieved pole position from gun to tape.
Paul carved a sizeable lead as he strode his way through the villages of Eccleston and Pulford before heading back into Chester.
He eventually finished 63 seconds clear of runner-up Declan Fahey, of Tullamore Harriers, while Philip Matthews (Chepstow Harriers) finished in third spot with 1:12:31.
Clive West, of Buckley Runners, claimed the first over-40 veteran prize after finishing seventh overall in a time of 1:14:39.
Marilyn Kitching produced a run of 1:24:14 to clinch the first lady award ahead of nearest rival, Amy Glen, representing Liverpool Harriers, who posted 1:25:54, and Louise Cooper (Belgrave Harriers) secured third lady position with a time of 1:27:49.
First past the post for West Cheshire AC, was Andrew Clague who finished 29th in 1:22:29.
Stephen Williams (80th in 1:27:09), Max Woods (219th in 1:34:39), Brian Beattie (377th in 1:40:02), Clive Sykes (470th in 1:43:07), Joanne Fellows (699th in 1:48:35), Peter Weir (799th in 1:50:51), Sacha Kendall Woods (914th in 1:53:45), Jayne Boyle (991st in 1:55:27), Kevan Hearn (1,402nd in 2:07:53), and Brenda Sharp (1,711th in 2:25:05) also competed for West Cheshire.
Wirral AC won the men’s team event from runners-up Buckley Runners, while Tattenhall Runners claimed the women’s team award from runners-up City of Chester Tri Club.
Provisional results at

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25th May 2008

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