Three Break Through Borders

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club members smashed three records at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League.

The purple-vested outfit fielded a club record 42 runners and the accurately measured five miles fixture at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, attracted a record-breaking 431 participants for a league race. Katie Clarke continued her rich vein of form and ensured West Cheshire remained at the top of the women’s Division One league table.

The talented junior improved her under 20 club record time by nearly three minutes after posting 30 minutes 56 seconds. She was backed up by Anest Muller who clocked an over-35 age group club best time of 32:59 for 10th position, just 24 hours after finishing 16th in 23:08 at Llandudno in the North Wales Cross Country League, while Issy Clarke posted an under 17 club age group record of 33:35 for 14th spot at Upton.

Heather McLintock achieved a new lady veteran 40-44 club age group best time of 34:44 and the all important fourth counting position in 22nd place, and she was supported by team mates Beth McMahon (38:33), Clare Mallon (38:34), Pam Ackroyd (lady veteran 50-54 club record time of 38:38), Kay Hayes (41:12), Claire Gloyne-Phillips (41:54), and Hannah Hughes (43:15).

Christy Mageean (17th in 28:31), Ethan Greenland (18th in 28:32), and Jose Poyatos (19th in 28:35), headed West Cheshire’s men’s charge. The trio were followed home by other team counters Rob Little (28th in 28:49), Mark Davies (41st in 29:31), Daniel Mitchell (42nd in 29:34), Ian Gloyne-Phillips (50th in 29:48), Graham Wells (54th in 29:55), Andrew Clague (55th in 29:56), and Richard Hayes (56th in 30:09).

West Cheshire’s other finishers included Dave Dentith (30:19), Jac Goodall (30:54), Andy Carter (31:09), Chris Palmer (31:47), Andy Dawe (32:05), Phil Woodley (32:09), Neil Webster (32:19), Chris Swift (32:21), Joe Foy (33:02), Greg Jones (33:26), Bob Benson (33:36), Neil Carter (33:49), Rob Freeman (34:12), Rory Willson (35:28), Julian Tegg (36:07), Dave Tiernan (37:27), Darren Shillington (38:16), Harri Britton (28:29), Tony Kennedy (38:31), Peter Smith (38:40), Brian Beattie (43:56), and Dave Brierley (57:33).

Men’s Division One: 1 Buckley 717 points; 2 Wallasey 726; 3 West Cheshire 763; 4 Wirral 1015; 5 Helsby 1306; 6 Prestatyn 1597; 7 Deestriders 2548.
Men’s Division Two: 1 Chester Tri 700; 2 Abergele 1077; 3 Cybi 1349; 4 Wrexham 1706; 5 Eryri 1742; 6 Tattenhall 1754; 7 Ellesmere Port 2111; 8 Deeside 2519; 9 Birkenhead 2874; 10 Wrecsam Tri 3022.
Women’s Division One: 1 West Cheshire 89; 2 Wallasey 156; 3 Chester Tri 178; 4 Prestatyn 201; 5 Buckley 206; 6 Wirral 208; 7 Helsby 297.
Women’s Division Two: 1 Deestriders 189; 2 Tattenhall 210; 3 Ellesmere Port 248; 4 Cybi 343; 5 Abergele 441; 6 Wrexham 495; 7 Eryri 525; 8 Wrecsam Tri 637; 9 Birkenhead 765; 10 Deeside 900.

The next round of the league will take place at Birkenhead Park on Sunday, December 4 (11am start).

ABI PAWLETT won the under 15 girls Indoor Quadrathlon Competition at Sportcity, Manchester. The West Cheshire AC all-rounder achieved new personal bests in the shot put (10.14m), 60m (8.1 seconds), long jump (5.05m), and 800m (two
minutes 37 seconds).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Road The Walls Race being held from Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day. The entries link is:

ENTRIES are now open for the British Cross Country Challenge event at Sefton Park, Liverpool, being held on Saturday, November 26. The entry link can be found at:

CHESHIRE County Sports Club’s Pavilion, Mannings Lane, Upton, Chester, will be the venue for West Cheshire AC’s AGM on Friday, November 25, (7.30pm start).
FIXTURES this weekend include the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country second round, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday (10am start), the Manchester Area Cross Country League, at Boggart Hole Clough on Saturday (12 noon start), the Northern Athletics Indoor Open Meeting, at EIS Sheffield, on Saturday, and the North West Sportshall Athletics League second round, at South Cheshire College, Crewe, on Sunday (12.30pm start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
7th November 2016

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