U15 girls help Cheshire to silver at Sportshall final

A trio of West Cheshire AC members have steered Cheshire to a podium place.
Alice McMahon, Danielle Erskine, and Alice Jennings were part of the under 15 girls county team who finished runners-up in the UK Sportshall Athletics Championships Final, at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
Alice McMahon finished joint 17th in the under 15 girls all-rounder individual competition, sprinting 22.9 seconds in the two lap, hitting 6.89m in the shot, and achieving 56cms in the vertical jump.
Danielle Erskine scored 84 for joint third position in the speed bounce, clocked 24.0 seconds in the two lap, and achieved 2.04m in the standing long jump.
Alice Jennings, who was recently crowned Northern Indoor
Pentathlon champion, completed the trio by securing 51.0 seconds in her four lap, hitting 7.53m in the shot, and she scored 47cms in the vertical jump.

The West Cheshire AC trio of Laura Rigby, Olivia Montez-Brown, and Lucy Earl helped push Cheshire under 13 girls to fourth position in their final.
Laura posted 24.3 seconds for the joint 13th fastest two lap time, and she cleared 1-25m in the high jump.
Olivia delivered 52.4 seconds for seventh place in the four lap, and 6.38m for seventh spot in the standing triple jump.
Lucy completed the West Cheshire AC girl;s contingent with a score of 81 in the speed bounce for seventh position.

Yousef Khalifa and Joel Langmead competed for Cheshire in the under 13 boys UK Final and helped their team finish 11th.
Yousef cleared 1-20m in the high jump, and Joel achieved 6.27m in the standing triple jump.
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Battling Display at Borders League

West Cheshire AC’s men’s squad are winning their battle to beat the drop.The Chester and Ellesmere Port-based club hoisted themselves out of the relegation zone in Division One of the Borders Road Running League with a battling display at the penultimate round held at Deeside College, Connah’s Quay.
The men’s squad were staring relegation in the face just two races ago due to a series of depleted teams being fielded in the league campaign since the opening round in October.
But the appointment of road running club secretary, Chris Rhodes, and his assistant, Bob Benson, has breathed new life into the rejuvenated squad, coupled by the appearance of several debutants.
Dave Alexander, fresh from his appearance at Nottingham for Cheshire at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, spearheaded West Cheshire’s charge at Deeside.
He headed West Cheshire’s 24-strong squad by completing the 4.5 miles course in 25 minutes 10 seconds to secure 16th position.
Relatively new members Jeff Kettle, Darragh Staunton, Jeff McQueen and Dan Harris all provided important back-up in their club’s strong showing.
Jeff clocked 25:44 for 26th position, while Darragh posted 25:50 for 28th spot, Jeff McQueen finished 31st in 26:02, and Dan secured 34th place in 26:08.
Dependable Andrew Clague was West Cheshire’s sixth counter in 47th position (26:39), and Russell Kirk rounded the course in 26:46 for 52nd position.
Dave Tiernan completed his race in 57th position (26:55), ahead of Gary Withers (fourth over-50 finisher and 63rd overall in 27:09), and final team counting member, Rob Tudor, who produced 27:19 for 68th position.
West Cheshire AC’s other finishers in the men’s race included Bob Benson (fifth over-55 and 85th overall in 28:09), Alan Bevan (98th in 28:49), Max Woods (101st in 28:57), Paul Price (104th in 29:06), Chris Rhodes (116th in 29:48), Clive Donovan (125th in 30:39), Neil Atkinson (126th in 30:40), Nic Ogilvie (152nd in 33:02), Brian Beattie (169th in 34:50), Tony Thackray (178th in 38:24), and Geoff Harvey (182nd in 40:30).
Ruth Hetherington was West Cheshire’s first lady home at Deeside.
The club debutant finished the race in 34:44 for 40th position in the ladies race.
Ruth was joined by Sacha Kendall-Woods who finished 54th (10th over-35 finisher), in 37:11, and debutant Cath Ogilvie (62nd and 11th over-45 finisher), in 41:22.
Team Results (overall, after six rounds)
Men’s – Division One: 1 Eryri 2455 points; 2 Buckley 2511; 3 Wallasey 3545; 4 Prestatyn 3699; 5 West Cheshire 4599; 6 Abergele 4705; 7 Ellesmere Port 5550.
Division Two: 1 Wirral 1412; 2 Wrexham 2431; 3 Deeside 2810; 4 Wrecsam Tri 3865; 5 Tattenhall 4127; 6 Chester Tri 4338; 7 Deestriders 4701; 8 Helsby 6522.
Ladies – Division One: 1 Tattenhall 269; 2 Buckley 397; 3 Wirral 458; 4 Wallasey 644; 5 Prestatyn 677; 6 Eryri 859; 7 Deestriders 1129.
Division Two: 1 Chester Tri 342; 2 Ellesmere Port 473; 3 Helsby 537; 4 Wrexham 755; 5 Deeside 821; 6 Wrecsam Tri 910; 7 West Cheshire 1549; 8 Abergele 1583.
Veterans – 1 Buckley 2060; 2 West Cheshire 2580; 3 Wallasey 2715; 4 Ellesmere Port 2761; 5 Prestatyn 2762; 6 Wirral 3129; 7 Abergele 3245; 8 Eryri 3621; 9 Wrexham 3806; 10 Tattenhall 4245; 11 Deestriders 4839; 12 Chester Tri 4840; 13 Wrecsam Tri 5528; 14 Helsby 5725.

Combined Events Success for Alice

Alice Jennings has been crowned North of England U15 Girls Indoor Combined Events champion.The multi-talented West Cheshire AC member scored 2,862 points to finish first in the Northern event and seventh overall at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena.
Alice included a new long jump best of 4.22m and new 800m best of two minutes 31 seconds in her pentathlon appearance.
Tom Booth also represented West Cheshire AC in Sheffield and finished 12th in the under 17 men’s heptathlon with 3,447 points.
Tom posted 8.05 seconds in his 60m, 5.45m in his long jump, 8.25m in the shot, 1-62m in the high jump, 9.36 seconds in the 60m hurdles, 2-31m in the pole vault, and 2:56.29 in the 1,000m.

Liams Inter County Cross Country Success

Liam Renton finished first for Cheshire at the UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships.The West Cheshire AC teenager completed the undulating under 15 boys course at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park in a time of 16 minutes 20 seconds to secure 64th position.
He completed the event in a field of 304 finishers, and was supported by other Cheshire competitors Luke Kinch (125th in 16:47), Calum Murray (141st in 16:53), Mathew Pontifex (159th in 17:01), West Cheshire’s Chris Goodwin (205th in 17:17), Luke Johnson (217th in 17:21), Andrew Miles (219th in 17:22), and Lewis Healey (240th in 17:34).
The Cheshire under 15 boys team finished in 22nd position.
Dave Alexander was part of the Cheshire senior men’s squad at Nottingham, finishing 255th with a time of 45 minutes 32 seconds.
Darragh Staunton was West Cheshire AC’s first finisher at the Farndon 10k Road Race.
He completed the course in a time of 37:03 for 12th position, one place ahead of Andrew Clague who clocked 37:09 for third place in the over 40 age group.
Alan Bevan posted 40:36 for 41st position, ahead of Max Woods (55th in 42:00), Dave Hough (102nd in 45:13), Charles Thackray (280th in 56:01), Mary Radford (second over-60 and 315th in 58:52), and Mark Povey (347th in 63:16).

WCAC celebrate double Sportshall victories

West Cheshire AC is celebrating two North West regional team victories.
The Chester and Ellesmere Port-based club’s under 15 girls and under 15 boys squads clinched their respective age group titles at the final of the North West Sportshall League, held at Robin Park Sports Centre, Wigan.
Joseph O’Riordan, Stephen Jones, Ryan Jones, and Sam Rimmer, Richard Farley, David Donkin, and Michael Bailiff teamed up to wrap up success for the under 15 boys squad.
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Alice Jennings, Emma Johnson, Jenni Potter, Danielle Erskine, Alice McMahon, Chelsea Butler, Karry Broster, Gemma Hale, and Jenna Sheehy pulled together to earn the under 15 girls team victory.
West Cheshire’s under 13 girls squad clinched runners-up position.

Both the club’s under 11 boys and girls teams achieved second position on the day.
And West Cheshire’s under 13 boys finished third in their age group final.
Under 15 Girls: 1 West Cheshire 167 points; 2= Crewe and Nantwich, and DASH; 4 Sutton St Helens 109; 5 Deeside 63.
Under 15 Boys: 1 West Cheshire 181; 2 DASH 142; 3 Halton and Frodsham 132; 4 Warrington 114; 5 Handforth 47.
Under 13 Girls: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 158.5; 2 West Cheshire 156.5; 3 Halton and Frodsham 138.5; 4 Deeside 132; 5 Liverpool 110.5; 6 DASH 103.5; 7 Sutton St Helens 102.
Under 13 Boys: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 170.5; 2 Deeside 152; 3 West Cheshire 151; 4 DASH 128; 5 Southport/Waterloo 127.5; 6 Halton and Frodsham 109.5.

James Ellis and Liam Renton earned Cheshire’s Intermediate Boys squad first team place at the Schools’ Inter-Counties Cross Country Races at Castle Park Frodsham.
James finished second and Liam secured sixth position.
Alec Beaney finished ninth in the Senior Boys event in which Cheshire won the team event against Shropshire, Leicestershire, and West Midlands.

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