Press report: Sophie So Fast at Sefton

SOPHIE HASLAM celebrated a top-20 finish at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club youngster completed the 2km under 11 girls race at the British Cross Challenge event in eight minutes two seconds for 16th position.

She was joined at the fixture by team mate Sion Roberts who continued his fine form by posting 18:13 for 26th position in the 5.5km under 17 men’s race.

Sophie Grainger was 34th with 11:33 in the 3km under 15 girls race, ahead of club mates Lucia Pyne (50th in 11:53), Imogen Pughe (65th in 12:11), and Abigail Cartwright (121st in 14:01).

Jamie Richardson was 41st with 10:25 in the 3km under 15 boys race, while Jac Goodall finished 140th in the 6.7km under 20 men’s race with 23:37, ahead of Rory Willson (150th in 24:43).

Issy Clarke finished 59th with a time of 17:18 in the 4.4km under 20 women’s race, while Lily Moorhouse completed the under 17 women’s race in 79th spot for 22:14.

Bradley Spurdens (210th in 35:00) headed West Cheshire AC’s charge in the 9.8km senior men’s race, in front of team mates Andy Carter (318th in 38:11), Tom Ogilvie (359th in 39:16), Anthony Spruce (353rd in 39:09), Tom Pryor (398th in 40:23), and Adam Poole (461st in 42:17),

Claire Harris (104th, in 33:50), Angela Tegg (186th in 39:02), and Hannah Moorhouse (259th in 43:56), represented West Cheshire AC in the 8.1km senior women’s race.

NEIL HERSHAW of West Cheshire AC secured third spot in his over-50 age group with a new personal best time of 36 minutes 50 seconds at the Wilmslow 10k Road Race.

He was joined at the event by Rob Little (new personal best of 35:27), Andy Carter (36:51), Tom Cable (new pb of 37:13), Anthony Spruce (40:46), Steve Hillier (41:12), Mark Gallagher (45:34), Gerard Elliott (45:44), and Karen Waugh (59:39) who posted her first-ever sub-hour 10k.

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club will hold their Annual General Meeting this Friday at Cheshire Sports Club’s Pavilion, Upton, Chester (7.30pm start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the Manchester Area Cross Country League match at Woodbank Park, Stockport, on Saturday (12 noon start), and the final round of the North West Sportshall League at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, on Sunday (12.30pm start).

Please can West Cheshire AC members wanting to compete in the Cheshire, Northern or National Cross Country Championships see here for details, then email dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk with their full name and date of birth if they are sure that they want to take part.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championships being held at Sheffield. Entries close on December 14 for the under 17 and under 20 championships being held on January 12 and 13, and entries close on January 18 for the under 13 and under 15 championships being held on February 3. Further details can be found here.

ENTRIES for the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day are full. The link for the start list and waiting list is here.

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26th November 2018
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