Press Report: WCAC Can’t Half Run in Caernarfon

JOSEPH MORRISON celebrated success at the opening round of the Borders Road Running League.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager won his under 20 men’s age group and posted 33 minutes 33 seconds for the 10km course at Caernarfon. He was supported by club mates Sion Roberts and Jean Claude Randon who were fifth and sixth respectively in their under 20 age group with times of 35:19 and 35:20. Andy Carter was eighth over-45 man in 37:52, ahead of Isaac Tait (12th under 20 man in 38:04), and Graham Wells (ninth over-45 man in 38:30).

Andrew Clague was fourth over-50 man in 38:40, backed up by 14th over-40 man John Parlevliet (39:33), and Paul Morrison and Fraser Campbell who were 14th and 15th under 20 men in 39:53 and 39:56 respectively.

Dave Tiernan was second over 55 man in 40:22, backed up by Dan Thwaites (41st senior man in 41:02), 16th under 20 man Patrick Tait (42:16) and Adam Poole who was the 50th senior man in 44:14.

Kerry Riley (15th lady in 43:16) headed the West Cheshire AC female contingent, supported by Debra Bemand (fourth over-45 lady in 46:09), Clare Mallon (sixth over-45 lady in 47:02), Rachael Patterson (46th lady in 47:50), Amy Mills (70th lady in 50:55), and 12th and 13th over-45 ladies Ellie Robinson and Lisa Davies who both posted 51:47.

ROUND ONE TEAM POSITIONS
MEN DIVISION ONE: 1 Wallasey 255 points; 2 Buckley 379; 3 Ellesmere Port 490; 4 Prestatyn 507; 5 West Cheshire 571; 6 Wrexham 606; 7 Helsby 1044.
MEN DIVISION TWO: 1 Eryri 192; 2 Wirral 232; 3 Abergele 836; 4 Cybi 873; 5 Wrecsam Tri 1118; 6 Deestriders 1121; 7 Birkenhead 1481; 8 Chester Tri 2316; 9 Tattenhall and Deeside 3500.

WOMEN DIVISION ONE: 1 Wirral 60; 2 Wallasey 72; 3 Helsby 95; 4 Deestriders 121; 5 Buckley 125; 6 Prestatyn 144; 7 Chester Tri 230.

WOMEN DIVISION TWO: 1 Eryri 14; 2 Ellesmere Port 47; 3 West Cheshire 85; 4 Abergele 88; 5 Cybi 95; 6 Wrecsam Tri 243; 7 Tattenhall and Birkenhead 305; 9 Wrexham 526; 10 Deeside 600. The next round will be hosted by Deeside on Sunday, November 10.

CARYS ROBERTS, of West Cheshire AC, secured third spot in the under 15 girls race at the opening round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League. Roberts was backed up by team mates Sophie Grainger (ninth), Jodi Bemand (35th), and Henrietta Duffey (57th) for fifth team position. Jessica Lark finished sixth in the under 13 girls race, supported by team mates Aimee Phillips (12th), Sophie Haslam (17th), Cerys Rowlands (21st) and Ruby Carlile (28th) for fourth team position.

Luke Parker secured sixth spot in the under 13 boys race, while Sammy Hollins (15th), Henry Robinson (24th), Dan Willetts (33rd) and Charlie McMullan (43rd) combined for seventh team spot in the under 15 boys race.

Claire Harris (55th), Ellie Robinson (98th) and Alex Duffey (233rd) completed the senior women’s race. And Dave Alexander (142nd), Andrew Clague (156th) and Richard Hayes (191st) combined in the senior men’s event.

The next round will be held at Kenworthy Woods on Saturday, November 9.

WEST CHESHIRE AC were runners-up in the North West England Club of the Year Awards held at Wigan, where Eddie Gore and Dennis Wall were runners up in the Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year categories respectively.

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15th October 2019
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