Press report: Anest in the Medals at Championship

ANEST MULLER is celebrating a North Wales Cross Country Championship title.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club distance-running ace clocked 22 minutes 32 seconds for the challenging 3.75km course at Corwen. Muller secured the over-35 womens age group victory and finished third overall in the womens race behind eventual winner Andrea Rowlands from Eryri, and runner-up Amie Bagnall (Prestatyn). Deeside AAC’s Ethan Ackroyd, who trains at West Cheshire AC, secured second spot in the under 17 mens race after negotiating the 5km course in 18:22.

IMOGEN PUGHE headed West Cheshire’s under 13 girls squad home at Knowsley Safari Park in the Northern Cross Country Championship. Pughe finished 49th in 13:17, backed-up by Lucia Pyne (56th in 13:21); Sophie Grainger (85th in 13:48); Jodi Bemand (162nd in 15:09); and Grace Scott (199th in 16:36). William Wright posted 12:22 for 45th place in the under 13 boys race, ahead of Jamie Richardson (74th in 12:44); Sammy Hollins (108th in 13:14); and Henry Robinson (113th in 13:17).

Sion Roberts led the West Cheshire charge in the under 15 boys race, posting 69th for 16:03; ahead of Matthew Douglass (104th in 16:51); Harvey Tegg (122nd in 17:23), and Aaron Scott (162nd in 20:08). Ethan Greenland powered his way to a time of 21:44 for 37th spot in the under 17 mens race, ahead of Dave Dentith (97th in 23:32); Jac Goodall (98th in 23:34); Rory Willson (128th in 25:08); and Matthew McDonnell (132nd in 25:26). Eve Duret (118th in 19:41) and Lily Moorhouse (172nd in 24:56) completed the under 15 girls race, and Ellie Robinson posted 41:17 for 156th position in the senior womens race. Andrew Clague (273rd in 54:36); John Parlevliet (394th in 59:02); and Andrew Carter (473rd in 62:32) represented West Cheshire in the senior mens race.

MICHAEL OZOEMELAM of West Cheshire AC clocked a new under 15 boys 60m best of 7.60 seconds at the latest series of Manchester Indoor Open Meeting. Jake Gibson posted a new under 17 mens 60m personal best of 7.90 seconds and his sister, Ellie Mai posted 9.37 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m. Joseph Morrison rounded the under 20 mens 600m in 1:29:05.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire Athletic Club Presentation Evening at Whitby Sports Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, on Friday night (7.30pm start). The Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships will be held at Knights Grange, Winsford, on Saturday, and the North Wales Cross Country League at The Marches School, Oswestry, on Saturday, with the ladies race at 2pm and the mens race at 2.45pm. Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena is the setting this Sunday for the Northern Indoor under 13 and under 15 Track and Field Championships.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Wednesday, April 12. Further details can be found at: The April 12 fixture is part of the Cheshire Grand Prix Road Race Series which also includes the Mid Cheshire 5k on Friday, April 28; the Alderley By-Pass Race on Sunday, July 2; The Pie & Peas Five Miles Race on Wednesday, August 2; The Essar Guilden Sutton Six 10k Race on Sunday, September 17; the Congleton Half Marathon on Sunday, October 1; and the Farndon 10k on Sunday, October 15.

Posted by Dave Alexander
31st January 2017

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