Press Report: Ten go to Birmingham for Schools’ Trip

TEN West Cheshire Athletic Club members will be competing for their county at this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Imogen Pughe (300m), Lara Battersby (300m), and Isla Shillington (discus) will be representing Merseyside at Birminghamโ€™s Alexander Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

While club mates Stephanie Jones (long jump), Fatoumatta Bojang (300m), Ewan Bradley (110m hurdles), George Hyde (shot put), Carys Roberts (800m), Evie Tipping (hammer) and Emma Howe (javelin) will be representing Cheshire.

Pughe is currently ranked fifth in the UK under 15 girls ranking lists for the 300m, while Battersby is 19th, and Shillington is ranked 23rd in the discus.

Jones is 20th on the UK under 15 girls long jump ranking list, while Bojang is 22nd for the under 15 girls 300m, Bradley is 16th in the under 20 men’s 110m hurdles, Hyde is third in the under 20 men’s shot put, Roberts 38th in the under 15 girls 800m, Tipping is fourth in the under 17 women’s hammer, and Howe is third in the under 20 women’s javelin.

WEST CHESHIRE AC finished second overall in the six-club Cheshire Track and Field League fixture hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The overall combined men’s and women’s scores were: 1 Crewe and Nantwich AC 639 points; 2 West Cheshire AC 539; 3 Warrington AC 418; 4 Bury AC 323; 5 East Cheshire 299; 6 Halton and Frodsham 220.

Under 11s: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 151 points; 2 West Cheshire 136; 3 East Cheshire 110; 4 Warrington 103; 5 Halton and Frodsham 84; 6 Bury 24.

WEST CHESHIRE AC youngsters Lewis Parsons, Flora Plass, Jessica Lark, Luke Parker, Aimee Phillips, Alex Rutherford, Sara Pearson and Reece Munro represented their county at the Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Track and Field fixture held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

GEORGINA DUFFEY, Claire Harris, Ellie Robinson, Joy Hickman, and Richard Hayes all won prizes at the Langley Fete Race.

Duffey won the under 11 ladies title in 36 minutes 20 seconds, while West Cheshire AC team mates Harris (30:53) and Robinson (30:56) were first and second ladies respectively, Hickman was first over-50 lady in 36:44, and Hayes won the over-40 men’s title with 28:11.

Andy Carter (33:05), Alex Duffey (39:18), Henrietta Duffey (43:23), and Mark Duffey (49:15) completed the West Cheshire AC contingent at the Macclesfield fixture. 

STEVE FERNYHOUGH represented West Cheshire AC at the Birmingham Black Country half marathon and clocked 86:29 to finish 25th.

DAVE BISH represented West Cheshire AC at the Tenby 10k where he won his over-70 age category, posting 60:24.

MARK DAVIES (28:44), Tony Woodall (29:33), Tony Kennedy (38:08), and Mark Povey (41:04) represented West Cheshire AC at the Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race at Shotton.

FIXTURES this weekend include the English Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

Forthcoming fixtures include the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League Plate Final at Sheffield on Saturday, July 20; and the Northern Track and Field League match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, July 21.

ERYRI will host the opening round of the Borders Road Running League on October13, and other dates and hosts clubs include November 10 (Deeside 9.30am); December 1 (Wallasey); January 12 (Abergele); March 15 (Helsby or Wrexham); April 5 (Ellesmere Port); April 22 (Helsby or Wrexham).

WINSFORD will be the venue for the opening round of the North Staffs Cross Country League on September 28, before round two at Stafford on October 26; round three at Park Hall, Stoke on Trent, on November 16; and round four at Rodbaston College on December 14.

THE British Cross Challenge Cross Country fixture at Sefton Park, Liverpool, will be held on Saturday, November 23, and the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships will be at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 7. 

Posted by Dave Alexander
9th July 2019

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