Press Report: WCAC Stuffed with Staffs Prizes

ISSY CLARKE celebrated success following the cancellation of the North Staffs Cross Country League final round.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager won the under 17 ladies individual title and played a big part in helping her club secure the team award having won two of the three races in the series ahead of Saturday’s scheduled fixture at Staffordshire University being cancelled due to icy conditions.

Clarke was supported during the season by Eve Duret who finished fourth overall, Beth McMahon who was fifth, and by Lily Moorhouse, and the team finished 30 points clear of nearest rivals City of Stoke.

Jessica Lark, Carys Roberts, and Reece Munro were other West Cheshire AC youngsters to earn top-three individual awards.

Lark finished runner-up overall in the under 11 girls event, while Roberts achieved second spot in the under 13 girls age group and helped her team of Grace Scott, Sophie Grainger, Ruby Wisbey, Megan White, Elvie Pestridge, Imogen Pughe, Georgina and Henrietta Duffey earn runners-up position in the team competition.

Munro, who achieved two second placed finishes during the campaign, earned joint second spot overall in the under 11 boys competition.

Matthew Douglass, Harvey Tegg, Aaron Scott, Isaac Tait, Edward Woodhead and Will Wright combined to earn West Cheshire AC third position in the under 15 boys team event.

And Ryan Cooke, Henry Robinson, Leo Green, Dan Willetts and Jamie Richardson secured West Cheshire AC third spot in the under 13 boys team competition.

ANGELA TEGG, Joy Hickman and Ellie Robinson combined to earn West Cheshire AC success in the ladies team event at the Tittesworth Water Christmas Cracker Race.

Joy won the over 50 women’s title, while Andy Carter won the over 45 men’s title. He was supported by Peter Smith and Dave Alexander.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will be represented in all six age groups at the North West Indoor Sportshall Athletics League Finals being held at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, on Sunday, January 21.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Members wanting to take part will be charged Β£1 each and all proceeds will be for Cheshire Young Carers.

WEST CHESHIRE AC are preparing to host the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day which sets off from Chester Racecourse (10.30am start).

An entry limit of 500 runners will be taking part in the festive event and West Cheshire AC are still appealing for volunteers to help make the race another success. Anyone wanting to help should contact Dennis Wall by emailing: [email protected]

ENTRIES close on Saturday, December 30, for the Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships being held at Delamere Forest on Saturday, January 6. West Cheshire AC members wanting to take part should email [email protected]

ENTRIES close on January 19 for the Northern Under 13 and Under 15 Indoor Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield. Further details can be found at:

Posted by Dave Alexander
18th December 2017

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