Nearly 300 brave the Stanney cold

A TOTAL of 298 youngsters competed in the second round of the West Cheshire Athletic Club Schools Cross Country Race Series.

Pupils from across the district braved icy temperatures to complete the latest fixture in the four-round series held at Stanney Oaks.

Carys Roberts (Tarporley) won the year five girls race in 5:44, ahead of runner-up Martha Willetts (Tarvin) in 5:58, and third-placed Scarlett Ross (Tarporley) in 6:01.

Zak Dean (5:21) and Nathan Robinson (5:31) made it a one-two for Helsby Hillside in the year five boys race ahead of third-placed Fergus Garland (Childer Thornton) who posted 5:32.

Holly Weedall (Cuddington) won the year six girls race in 5:07, ahead of Childer Thornton duo Imogen Pughe (5:31) and Lara Battersby (5:34) who finished second and third.

Ted Bolton (Christleton) posted a winning time of 5:10 in the year six boys race, two seconds clear of runner-up William Sutcliffe (Mill View), while Thomas Doherty (The Firs) was third in 5:22.

Sisters Lottie and Jessica Wood from Helsby High finished first and second respectively in the year seven girls race with times of 9:21 and 9:54.

Dylan Bugg, of Tarporley, won the year seven boys race in 8:12, ahead of Upton duo Matthew Holtom (8:15) and Ethan Dawson (8:24) who were second and third.

Mimi Jayaram (Abbeygate) won the year eight girls race in 14:37, while Jack Hollins (Upton) was the year eight boys winner in 12:09, ahead of second-placed Dylan Moore (Christleton) in 12:41, and Aaron Scott (Neston) who was third in 13:55.

Eleanor Williams (Kings) won the year three girls race in a time of 3:25, ahead of runner-up Ella Hims (Childer Thornton) in 3:34, and third-placed Cerys Rowlands (Woodlands) in 3:44.

Henry Copelin (Eaton) won the year four boys race in 3:25, ahead of second-placed Joshua Oates (Newton) in 3:35, and Joseph Ireland (Mill View) who was third in 3:36.

Jessica Lark (Upton Heath) clocked 3:29 to win the year four girls race, ahead of Sara Pearson (Frodsham Manor House) who was second in 3:41, and third-placed Darcey Fay (Helsby Hillside) in 3:43.

Ben Grantham (Bishop Wilson) posted 3:14 to win the year four boys race, just one second in front of Reece Munro (Eccleston), while Cameron Tapley (Delamere) was third in 3:18.

The next round in the series of schools cross country races at Stanney takes place on Saturday, February 6.

ABIGAIL PAWLETT and Emily Misantoni, of West Cheshire AC, finished joint second in an indoor quadrathlon competition held at Sportcity, Manchester.

ANDREW CARTER of West Cheshire AC posted a new personal best time of 89 minutes 13 seconds at the Conwy Half Marathon, ahead of club mates Steve Hillier (333rd in 96:55), Neil Carter (513th in 1:41:53), Sharon Eaton (947th in 1:53:35),

WEST CHESHIRE AC members secured three of the top four places at the latest Delamere 5k parkrun.

Jerome Castelow won the event in 17 minutes 42 seconds, while Christy Mageean was second in a new personal best time of 17:47, and Ethan Greenland finished fourth in 18:13.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Charlie Weaver (20th in 20:50), Charlie Clarke (34th in 22:39), Harri Britton (43rd in 23:30), Peter Smith (54th in 24:38), Lily Moorhouse (63rd in 25:09), Pamela Ackroyd (112th in 28:14), and Ivor Smith (173rd in 34:19).

Sion Roberts (third in 20:09) was West Cheshire\\\\\\\’s first finisher at the Ellesmere Port 5k parkrun, ahead of Rob Freeman (ninth in 21:07), late-starting Mark Davies (13th in 21:25), Anest Muller (14th in 21:48), Isaac Tait (21st in 23:40), Rory Willson (24th in 23:51),

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club will stage their annual general meeting at Cheshire County Sports Club boardroom, Upton By Chester, this Friday (7.3opm start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the British Cross Country Challenge, incorporating the Liverpool Cross Country League, at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, the same day as the North Wales Seniors Cross Country League at Mold Alun School.

Nick Pagan
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23rd November 2015

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