Press report: Three from WCAC are ahead of the pack

JAC GOODALL, Katie Clarke and Ethan Greenland made a big splash to help their club secure a top-three finish at Crewe.

Goodall and Greenland clocked new steeplechase club records at the second round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League, Goodall clocking a new under 17 men’s 1500m steeplechase club record of 5:04.0, and celebrating success in his race after heading the field from gun to tape. Greenland broke the under 20 men’s 2,000m steeplechase record, posting 6:56.5. Clarke delivered a new under 20 women’s 3,000m personal best time of 10:23.2 as well as winning the 1500m steeplechase in 5:38.6.

Clarke’s sister Issy posted 4:56.2 for victory in the under 17 women’s 1500m and 5:53.7 for second spot in the 1500m steeplechase.

Maisie Tipping, Ewan Bradley, Daniel Berg, James McMahon, Ethan Milligan, Josh Ford, Alex Kearns, and Christy Mageean were other West Cheshire members to celebrate victories at Crewe.

Tipping posted 48.6 seconds for victory in the under 17 women’s 300m hurdles, while Bradley cleared a winning height of 1.65m in the under 17 men’s high jump, and Berg powered his way to 49.77m for success in the under 17 men’s hammer.

McMahon reached out to a winning mark of 6.13m in the under 20 men’s long jump, while Milligan cleared 1.90m for success in the under 20 men’s high jump,  Ford (11.8 seconds) and Kearns (23.7) won the B under 20 men’s 100m and 200m respectively, and Mageean hit 15.79m for success in the under 20 men’s B discus.

West Cheshire’s other valuable points were secured by Zac Barnsley, Ethan Greenland, Daniel Pagan, Sam Paton, Jake Gibson, Jacob Simmonds, Sion Roberts, Rory Willson, Paul Morrison, Will Rattray, Georgia Barlow, Harriet Alexander, Lily Moorhouse, Beth McMahon, and Lauren Dimbylow.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral 671 points; 2 Wigan 619; 3 West Cheshire 495; 4 Crewe and Nantwich 451; 5 Bolton 377.5; 6 Border 254; 7 Team North Cumbria 451.

ROB LITTLE of West Cheshire AC clocked 79 minutes 54  seconds for 13th position at the Great Manchester Half Marathon ahead of Trevor Holmes who posted a new personal best of 91:47 for 164th place.

KEELY SMITH represented West Cheshire AC at the Rock N Roll Liverpool Marathon and posted 3:15:00 to secure ninth spot in the women’s standings, and Isabel Robertson posted 58:11 on Monday in the Vitality London 10,000 Race.

ROSEMARY ROGERS won the over-65 age group prize with a time of 25 minutes 20 seconds at the first round of the North Cheshire Grand Prix Series, the Dunham Massey 5k.

DAVE ALEXANDER and Ellie Robinson combined for fourth place in a time of 36:50 at the Jubilee Relay.

FIXTURES have been released for the North Wales, North Staffs, and Liverpool and District Cross Country League campaigns.

The opening round of the North Wales League will be held at Wrexham on Saturday, October 7, and the other rounds will take place at Llandudno (October 21); Bangor (November 25); Shrewsbury (January 20); and Oswestry (February 3).

Winsford will be the venue for the first round of the North Staffs League on Saturday, September 30, and the other rounds will take place at Park Hall, Stoke, on October 28; Stafford Common on November 18; and Staffordshire University (December 16).

Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, will be the setting for the opening round of the Liverpool and District League on October 28, before round two at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on November 25; round three at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, on December 9; and the Championship race at Clarkes Gardens, Liverpool, on February 11.

FIXTURES this week include the first round of the Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix on Thursday, (June 1) at Shotton (7.30pm start), the second round of the North Cheshire 5k Road Race Series at Birchwood Brook, on Friday, June 2 (7.30pm start).

West Cheshire AC will host the second round of the Northern Track and Field League at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday (11am start).

Forthcoming fixtures include the Trail Up The Beast 4.5 miles Race at Maeshafn, on Wednesday, June 7, (7.15pm start); the Bowdon 5k (North Cheshire 5k Series) on Thursday, June 8, (7.15pm); the Cheshire Schools Track and Field Championships on Saturday, June 10, at Macclesfield; and the Welsh Castles Road Relay on Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11.

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th May 2017

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