Youngsters in County Set

SIX West Cheshire Athletic Club members have represented their county in Birmingham.

Lucia Pyne, Isaac Tait, Sonny Dean, Rory Willson, and sisters Issy and Katie Clarke all competed at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held at Cofton Park.

Pyne experienced her first appearance at the fixture in the under 13 girls age group and clocked 14 minutes 29 seconds for 211th position and helped Cheshire finished eighth in the team event.

Tait posted 13:02 for 167th place in the under 13 boys event and the Cheshire team finished in 21st position.

Dean rounded the under 15 boys course in a time of 18:28 for 227th spot, ahead of Willson who claimed 20:10 for 293rd place.

Issy achieved 88th position in the under 15 girls race with a time of 18:44 and helped the Cheshire team finish in 11th position.

And Katie clocked 24 minutes for 165th spot in the under 17 womens race, while her Cheshire team earned 15th place.

Carol Parsons, from Ellesmere Port Running Club, finished 55th with 32:55 in the senior womens race, while Ellesmere Port-based Kate Titlow finished 114th in 34:47, and Georgina Ross (Tattenhall) posted 36:52 for 185th position.

EMILY MISANTONI represented West Cheshire AC at Sheffield in the England Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships.

The talented all-rounder finished eighth in the Northern under 15 girls Championships and 24th overall with 2,651 points.

Misantoni clocked 10.54 seconds for the 60m hurdles, long jumped 4.38m, hit 7.63m in the shot, cleared 1-44m in the high jump, and rounded the 800m in two minutes 28.74 seconds.

MARK DAVIES, of West Cheshire AC, clocked 36:36 for 223rd position at the Trafford 10k Road Race.

ROSEMARY ROGERS, of West Cheshire AC, posted 2:01:50 for third place in her over-65 womens age group at the Liverpool Half Marathon. Bob Freeman finished second over-60 man, in 1:28:07, and Mark Povey was 161st over-45 man in 1:54:13.

DAVE ALEXANDER, of West Cheshire AC, crossed the line first at the Ellesmere Port 5km parkrun, with a time of 19 minutes 19 seconds. He was joined at the Whitby Park event by club mates Rob Freeman (fifth in 21:12), Julian Tegg (eighth in 22:22), and Tony Kennedy (21st in 25:17).

ETHAN GREENLAND, of West Cheshire AC, finished second at the Delamere 5km parkrun in a time of 18 minutes 25 seconds, ahead of Mimi Jayaram (eighth lady in 24:01).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Trajan Chester Spring 5 five-mile road race being held at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Wednesday, April 13, (7pm start). The online entry link is:

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition which is being held at Wavertree Athletics Centre, on Saturday, April 9.

DEESIDE AAC are organising their Spring Open Meeting at the Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay, on Saturday, April 16, (11am start). Entries close on Tuesday, April 12.

WEST CHESHIRE AC is helping to organise the Sport Relief Mile at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, March 20 (10am start). Further details can be found online at:

FIXTURES this week include the Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Friday (3.45pm start), the Borders Road Running League at Tattenhall, on Sunday (11am start), and the Sport Relief Mile at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday (10am start).

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14th March 2016

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