Press report: Season Wrapped Up with Win at Eccles

WEST CHESHIRE AC wrapped up their track and field campaign with a team victory at Eccles.

Harvey Tegg, Ruby Wisbey and Stephanie Jones starred for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based club with graded performances at the final round of the Cheshire League competition.

Tegg rounded the men’s 3,000m in 10 minutes 42.4 seconds, while Wisbey clocked 28.6 seconds in the under 13 girls 200m, and Jones long jumped 4.88m.

TEAM RESULT: 1 West Cheshire AC 490 points; 2 Warrington 440; 3 Bury 340; 4 Salford 315; 5 Vale Royal 157; 6 Altrincham 56.
UNDER 11s: 1 West Cheshire AC 152; 2 Vale Royal 131; 3 Salford 114; 4 Warrington 102; 5 Bury 85.

ENTRIES are still being accepted for this month’s Essar Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race.

The popular fixture being organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club will come under starter’s orders on Sunday, September 16, at 11am and further details can be found here.

The course consists of two loops in and around the village on the outskirts of Chester, with a drinks station at 6.8km.

The main race is supplemented by a 1.5 miles fun run around the village which starts at 12.15pm and entries will be accepted on the day inside Guilden Sutton Village Hall.

EWAN BRADLEY of West Cheshire AC represented Northern England at Loughborough in the UK School Games and posted 13.9 seconds in the under 17 men’s 100m hurdles.

MARK DAVIES was the first of five West Cheshire AC finishers at the South Cheshire 20 miles Road Race.

Davies clocked two hours 22 minutes 22 seconds, ahead of Steve Fernyhough (2:26:27), Andy Carter (2:29:39), Julian Tegg (2:42:31), and Clare Mallon (3:00:08).

ALAN LITTLER cleared 1-70m for victory at the Southport Waterloo AC Open Track and Field Meeting.

The West Cheshire AC member was joined at the event by Alex Rutherford who achieved a new under 13 boys long jump personal best of 4.31m, and by his brother Ben who posted a new under 17 men’s 400m personal best of 58.2 seconds.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Cheshire and North West Road Relay Championships at Delamere on Saturday, September 8.

ELLESMERE PORT SPORTS VILLAGE will be the setting for this winter’s Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series being held on Saturdays, October 20, November 3, February 9, and March 2, (all 10am start).

ANY athletes on holiday in this area who are looking for an athletics track to train on are being invited to attend West Cheshire AC’s training days at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Tuesdays and Thursdays (6.30-8pm), and on Saturdays (10am-12 noon).

HARRISON DRIVE, Wallasey, is the venue for the second round of the Wirral Multi-Terrain Races on Tuesday, (September 11), and other fixtures will be held at Thurstaston Country Park (September 18), and Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (September 25).

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at Sportcity, Manchester, on Sunday, September 23.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will start their cross country campaign on Saturday, September 29, at the first round of the North Staffs League being held at Knights Grange, Winsford, and other rounds will be held on October 27 (at Stafford Common), November 17 (at Park Hall, Stoke), and December 15 (at Rodbaston College, Penkridge).

Liverpool and District Cross Country League dates are: October 13 (at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead), November 24 (at Sefton Park), December 8 (at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale), and February 10 (at Clarke Gardens).

The opening round of the North Wales Cross Country League will be held on October 6, at Baschurch, Shrewsbury, and other rounds will be staged on October 20, November 10, January 12 (at Wrexham), and February 2 (at Oswestry).

Wythenshawe Park is the venue for the opening round of the Manchester Cross Country League on Saturday, October 13, and other rounds will be held on November 10 (at Kenworthy Woods), on December 1 (at Woodbank Park, Stockport), on January 12 (at Heaton Park), and on February 9.

Posted by Dave Alexander
4th September 2018

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