London Marathon charity places

Chester Lions have a number of places in the 2014 London Marathon available, in return for a commitment to a certain level of sponsorship. Contact Kevin Jones ([email protected]) directly for further details ASAP.

Level 2 Officials course at Stanney

22ndMarch2014, details at

Xmas Offer

Christmas at Up & Running is go. We have some great deals on clothing and accessories and freebies with purchases of gift vouchers of Β£25 or more – ideal for the runners Christmas. See

Cross-country Championship Entries

Why not venture off the roads in 2014 and run in big events with character? For club members of all ages and abilities, enter the Cheshire, Liverpool, Northern or National Cross-country Championships by returning this slip (, with entry fees (at a fraction of the cost of most road races…), to Mike Lamb, Dennis Wall or your coach by the dates shown on the slip. Then you can follow in the muddy footsteps of the West Cheshire stalwart at the end of this clip:! For more details, see

Zack Holland medals for Great Britain on his international debut.

Zack Holland medalled for Great Britain on his international debut.The 15-year-old West Cheshire Athletic Club member contributed to a team gold medal for Great Britain at the World Biathle Championships held in Cyprus.
Holland, who attends Bishop Heber High School, finished as the third fastest British athlete at the event which featured a 1,000m run, a 200m swim, and then another 1,000m run to finish just 22 seconds behind the winner and clinch Great Britain top spot, ahead of runners-up Egypt.
Holland had qualified for the final by finishing fourth in a time of 10 minutes 12 seconds in his heat, and he clocked 9:46 in the final to finish just outside his personal best.
His proud father, Ian, watched Zack presented with his team gold medal on the podium where the team stood to hear the national anthem.
Holland is planning to compete in this Sundays North West Biathlon Championships which features a 1600m run and 200m swim, hoping to qualify for the National Individual Finals at the end of November, which leads to the National Schools Championships at the end of March.

WCAC Endurance League as at 01-11-13

Kate, Lisa and Ellie forge ahead with two months to go in the female competition, and a big lead for Bob, ahead of the only other previous male league winners Mark and Andrew. See

WCAC Essar Schools Cross-country

Well over 200 runners again, from 35 schools, took part in Round 2 of the WCAC Essar Schools Cross-country Series, held on 02-11-13. For results, see Next round is January 18 2014.

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