Press Report: WCAC Storm in the Port

EMMA HOWE and Laura Turley both represented West Cheshire Athletic Club at the British Track and Field Championships.

Howe launched the javelin to a mark of 43.64m for eighth position at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, less than 9m behind winner Laura Whittingham and nearly 3m clear of British number one heptathlete, Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

And Turley posted 25.12 seconds for sixth spot in the opening round of the 200m, and 55.30 seconds for fifth position in the opening round of the 400m.

The pair will be members of West Cheshire AC’s Northern Track and Field League Division One squad next year who face opposition from Blackburn, Isle of Man, Wakefield, and Sale and Preston who finished first and second respectively in the Division One Play-Off Match at Trafford.

JODI BEMAND, Henrietta Duffey and Georgina Duffey made it a West Cheshire AC 1-2-3 at the Ellesmere Port 5k Road Race at Capenhurst.

Bemand won the under 20 ladies prize after posting 22 minutes 46 seconds, ahead of Georgina who was runner-up in 23:31, and Henrietta who was third with 24:03.

Club mate Neil Hershaw won the over 55 age group prize with 18:26, and Andy Carter was second in his over-45 age group with 17:35, behind eventual winner Edward Shepherd (Woodford Green) in 14:53.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Steve Fernyhough (17:57), Mark Davies (18:06), Andrew Cooper (18:07), Ian Gloyne-Phillips (18:28), Tony Woodall (19:06), Luke Ellis (19:58), Debra Bemand (22:59), Cathryn Whalley (24:33), and Alex Duffey (26:16).

TOM BOOTH of West Cheshire AC finished second in the Cilcain Show Fell Race held on Bank Holiday Monday, ahead of several other club members in an event which incorporated a round of the club’s Off Road Race Series.

IMOGEN PUGHE of West Cheshire AC secured a double success story at the Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting on Bank Holiday Monday.

Pughe clocked 12.71 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m and posted 26.15 seconds in the 200m, and was joined at the fixture by other West Cheshire AC winners Robert Austin, Lewis Parsons, Luke Parker, and Ruby Wisbey.

Austin posted a winning time of 12.86 seconds in the under 13 boys 100m and finished second with 27.19 seconds behind club mate Parsons (25.95) in the 200m.

Parker rounded the under 13 boys 800m for victory in 2:24.91, and Wisbey celebrated a winning under 15 girls long jump of 5.01m and added a new 75m hurdles pb of 12.95, and clocked 13.72 in the 100m.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action included Fergus Garland (41.34 for under 15 boys 300m), Megan White (2:41:43 for under 15 girls 800m)) and Sophie Haslam (under 13 girls 150m pb of 22.58, 800m pb of 2:39.87, and shot put pb of 5.55m).

Hugo McLintock posted a new under 11 boys 75m pb of 12.96 seconds, alongside sister Amelia McLintock (under 11 girls 75m pb of 13.35 and 2:02.77 for 600m pb), Eleanor Williams (under 13 girls 75m pb of 12.67 and 2:59:93 for 600m), and Joe Williams (under 11 boys 150m pb of 22.78, and 2:02.38 for 600m).

Kara Stoll scored a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 13.12 and hit 18.49m in the discus, alongside club mate Holly Bosworth (11.78 for 75m and 1-20m for high jump), Charlotte Austin (12.38 for 75m and 150m pb of 24.70), Eleanor Wheeler (13.96 for 75m, and 2:30.75 for 600m), Satine Wearden (13.98 for 75m), Cosette Wearden (3:07.38 for 600m), Harriet Wheeler (pb of 14.70 for under 13 girls 70m hurdles, and pb of 6.11m in shot put, and 22.46m in javelin). Oliver Wells (pb of 15.30 for under 13 boys 75m hurdles and pb of 1-20m for high jump), Luke Haslam (under 13 boys javelin pb of 22.51m, 6.70m for shot and 15.97m in discus), and Emily Dawson (under 15 girls javelin pb of 13.42m).

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday (11.45am start).

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:

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at:

Posted by Andy Carter
27th August 2019

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