Press Report: Famous Five Star on Walls

IAN WETHERALL was one of five West Cheshire Athletic Club prize winners at the Essar Chester Round The Walls Race.

Wetherall finished first in his over-50 age group after registering a time of 25 minutes 32 seconds for fifth position overall at the Boxing Day event organised and hosted by his club, to secure his 13th top-five finish in 15 appearances since 1992.

He was joined in the winners circle at the Chester Racecourse finishing line by Rory Willson, Joe Foy, Lily Moorhouse, and Rosemary Rogers.

Willson posted 28:08 for top spot in his under 20 junior age category and secured 21st position overall, ahead of first over-60 club mate Foy, who clocked 29:44.

Moorhouse delivered a time of 35:47 for top spot in her under 20 junior age group, while Rogers posted 38:33 for first position in her over-60 age category.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Stuart Thomas (fifth over 40 man in 30:17), Kerry Riley (third senior lady in 31:22), Ian Ackroyd (eighth over-55 man in 33:28), and Jon Moorhouse (35:46).

Eve Duret was second under 20 junior lady in 37:24), ahead of Mark Povey (37:31), Sarah Hibbert (40:26), Hannah Moorhouse (40:47), and Claire Bennette (44:20).

FIXTURES this weekend include the Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships at Birchwood Forest Park, Warrington, on Saturday (11.30am start), the same day as the Merseyside AA Cross Country Championships at Sherdley Park, St Helens (11am start), and the North Wales Cross Country Championships at the Rhug Estate, Corwen (11.30am start).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being held on Wednesday, April 10, from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester. The Link for online entries is here.

ENTRIES are being accepted for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championships being held at Sheffield. 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 are also now being accepted for the England Athletics Indoor Championships being held at Sheffield, on this following link.

Posted by Dave Alexander
30th December 2018

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