Press report: Youth and experience triumph for WCAC

THREE West Cheshire Athletic Club runners are celebrating title victories.

Dave Bish, Joseph Morrison, and Tom Booth have all grabbed glory at three different fixtures.

Bish won the over-75 men’s prize at the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race with a time of 55 minutes 23 seconds, after recently winning the over-70 men’s trophy at the Tenby 10k Road Race.

Morrison secured success at the Wirral Seaside 5k Race held at Leasowe. It was his fourth consecutive win in the series and he will be aiming to extend his good run of form in the final fixture being held on August 28.

And Booth won the Ponderosa Fell Race above Llangollen with a time of 25 minutes 44 seconds, ahead of club mates Tony Woodall (third over-45 man in 30:25), Chris Palmer, and Ellie Robinson.

STEVE FERNYHOUGH represented West Cheshire AC at Conwy in the North Wales Half Marathon and finished fourth in a time of one hour 29 minutes 31 seconds.

TONY WOODALL was the first of four West Cheshire AC finishers at the Deestriders Off Road Race Series fixture held at Shotton.

Woodall posted 29 minutes 41 seconds, ahead of club mates Clare Mallon (36:40), Tony Kennedy (38:29), and Mark Povey (41:32).

WEST CHESHIRE AC were represented by a large contingent of members on Sunday at the penultimate round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Longford Park Stadium, Trafford.

The final round will be hosted by West Cheshire AC at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday, September 1.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Northern Track and Field League at Wakefield on Saturday (11.30am start). A coach will leave Ellesmere Port Sports Village between 8.15am and 8.30am.

Warrington AC are organising an open track and field meeting this Sunday (11am start), and entries close this Saturday for the Les Baldwin Memorial Wrexham Games Open Track and Field Meeting being held on Saturday, August 17. Further details here.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, September 15. The online entries link is here.

ERYRI will host the opening round of the Borders Road Running League on October 13, 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).

WREXHAM will host the first round of the North Wales Cross Country League on October 5, and the other fixtures are at Colwyn Bay (October 19), Dolgellau (November 23), Shrewsbury (January 11), and Oswestry (February 1).

THE British Masters Open Cross Country Championships will be held on March 14 at Rhug estate, Corwen.

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.

WYTHENSHAWE PARK will be the setting for the opening round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League on Saturday, October 12, while round two will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Kenworthy Woods/Manchester University, round three will be held on Saturday, December 7 and round four on Saturday, January 11, at venues to be confirmed, and the final round will be held at Heaton Park on Saturday, February 8.

SHERDLEY PARK, St Helens, will host the first round of the Liverpool and District Cross Country League on Saturday, October 12, before Sefton Park hosts round two on Saturday, November 23, and Beacon Park will be the venue for round three on Saturday, December 7, and the Championships race will be held on Sunday, February 9, at Clarkes Garden.

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 held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 7. 

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