Tom Pink Relays – Manchester

Fifteen West Cheshire AC youngsters sprinted their way to a memorable day at Sport City, Manchester.
A chasing Kelly Holmes continuous relay initiative to break the double Olympic champion’s best time for 1500m was easily achieved by a combined team of under 13 boys and girls from Cheshire.
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Lucy Earl, Kelly Baker, Olivia Montez-Brown, Laura Rigby, Yousef Khalifa, Tom Kellett, Alex Kirk, Matthew Pagan, Daniel Vickers, James McMahon, Elijah Montez-Brown, Charlotte Williamson, Sophie Baker, Georgia Barlow, and Gemma Chatterton joined forces with members from Halton and Frodsham to represent a Cheshire North squad.
And the youngsters returned home with individual as well as team awards after experiencing a range of different events including standing long jump, standing triple jump, shot put, tossing the caber, and weight for height, and weight for distance fun competitions.

Four West Cheshire AC distance runners were in action at 13.1 miles road races at the weekend.
Mark Povey was the first of two members to complete the Liverpool Half Marathon, posting one hour 45 minutes 10 seconds for 1,044th position. He was joined at the event by Heather Reynolds who secured 744th place in the women’s event with a time of two hours 15 minutes 40 seconds.
Bob Benson and Mike Perchard represented West Cheshire AC at the popular Wilmslow Half Marathon. Bob completed the course in one hour 31 minutes 56 seconds to finish 351st, and Mike secured a time of 1:34:21 for 437th position.

West Cheshire AC members wanting to experience jumps and throws are invited to attend a taster session at the Cheshire Oaks High School Athletics Arena, this Saturday 4th April(10am until 12 noon), and on Saturday, April 18 (10am-12 noon).

Nick Pagan
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1st April 2009

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