Press report: Many Medals at Macclesfield

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club pocketed an impressive 79 medals at the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships held at Macclesfield.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit were well represented at the annual two-day event and registered 37 gold, 21 silver, and 21 bronze awards.

Evie Tipping celebrated a new under 17 women’s championship best performance of 46.66m in the hammer and added a gold medal from the discus (25.31m).

Club mates and fellow gold medallists, Emma Howe and Sophie Percival, also enjoyed a memorable time at the championships.

Howe achieved victory and a new club age group record in the under 20 women’s javelin with an entry standard throw of 51.87m for this summer’s European Under 18 Youth Championships.

And Chester University student, Percival, grabbed glory in the senior women’s javelin with a throw of 41.31m in preparation for this Sunday’s appearance for the British Universities team at the Loughborough International Meeting.

Alice McMahon, Josh Ford, Ewan Bradley, Carys Roberts, Isla Shillington, Dave McKay, Emma Powell, and Beth McMahon all pocketed double success stories at Macclesfield.

Alice McMahon claimed the senior women’s 100m (12.6) and 200m (25.5) titles, and Ford won the under 20 men’s 100m (11.7) and 200m events, while Bradley celebrated two new club age group records with 3.80m for victory in the under 17 men’s pole vault and 14.2 seconds in the 100m hurdles.

Roberts rounded the under 13 girls 800m (2:31.2) and 1200m (3:59.2) for a double success story, while Shillington nailed victories in the under 15 girls hammer (29.61m) and discus (24.48m).

McKay delivered a hat-trick of title wins from the senior men’s hammer (44.95m), shot (10.57m) and javelin (53.79m), while Powell nailed success in both the under 13 girls discus (13.47m) and shot put (6.13m), and Beth McMahon secured success in the under 20 women’s 2,000m steeplechase with a new club age group record of 8:52.4 and success in the 800m (2:49.2).

Issy Clarke posted 5:05.8 for victory in the under 17 women’s 1500m, while Bradley Spurdens won the senior men’s 400m title in 52.3 seconds, and Alex Kearns clocked a winning time of 53.4 seconds in the under 20 men’s 400m.

Fergus Garland claimed the under 13 boys 200m title in 27.7 seconds, while Ruby Wisbey (12.1) and Lola Byrne (12.5) made it a one-two in the under 13 girls 75m hurdles final, and Ivor Smith nailed a winning under 15 boys hammer throw of 19.69m.

Debra Erskine won the senior women’s hammer with 22.38m, while Lauren Jones catapulted her way to victory with a new club age group record of 2m in the under 17 women’s pole vault.

Lauren Dimbylow cleared a new under 20 women’s high jump personal best of 1-53m for top spot and cleared a new age group club record of 2-20m in the pole vault, while Alan Littler secured the men’s high jump title with 1-75m, and Will Scott spun the under 17 men’s discus to a winning mark of 36.41m.

Sara Pearson powered her way to victory with a time of 21.1 seconds in the under 13 girls 150m final, while Andrew Clague won the senior men’s 3,000m steeplechase in 10:58.0, George Hyde nailed victory in the under 20 men’s shot put with a new club age group record of 15.44m, and Lola Byrne (21.81m) and Matthew Webb won the under 13 girls and under 17 men’s javelin titles respectively.

Other West Cheshire AC members to achieve podium places included Tom Roberts, Imogen Pughe, Liam Davoren, Jacob Simmonds, Grace Scott, Adam Howe, Angela Tegg, Andy Carter, Ethan Greenland (new under 20 men’s age group club record of 6:34.8 in the 2,000m steeplechase), Joseph Morrison, Ava Byrne, Jac Goodall, Craig Smith, Rory Willson, Maddi Mercer, Gabriel Mikoleizik, Fatoumatta Bojang, Isaac Tait, Helen Tooley, Matthew Jones, James Fisher, Dave Dentith, Matthew Douglass, and Danielle Erskine.

TOM BOOTH represented West Cheshire AC at the Sandstone Trail Challenge Race and finished third in a time of four hours 32 minutes.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Christleton 5k Road Race on Friday (7.15pm start), the second round of the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League at Thornes Park, Wakefield on Saturday (11am start), and the first-ever 100 miles Chester Ultra Marathon on Saturday.

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14th May 2018
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