Press report: Brothers Lead Way at Colwyn Bay

BROTHERS Joseph and Paul Morrison headed West Cheshire Athletic Club’s charge at the second round of the North Wales Cross Country League.

Joseph won the under 20 men’s age group and finished second overall in a time of 36 minutes 26 seconds at Fox Hills, Colwyn Bay, while Paul was second in the under 20 age group and 13th overall after clocking 39:06.

They were backed up by Tony Woodall (45:49), Mark Davies (44:51), Richard Hayes (47:17), Steven King (47:30), Dave Tiernan (47:57), and Andy Carter (48:19), to earn sixth team spot on the day and fifth team spot after two rounds.

Lucia Pyne and Kerry Riley spearheaded West Cheshire AC’s women to the line, with Pyne securing second place in her under 20 age group and 10th spot overall in 24:41, just seven seconds in front of Riley who was 11th overall.

The pair were supported by Keely Smith (sixth over-35 lady in 26:43), Ellie Robinson (third over-45 lady in 27:18), Anest Muller (eighth over-35 lady in 27:45), Claire Harris (27:47), Clare Mallon (ninth over-45 lady in 29:44), Angela Tegg (10th over-45 lady in 29:56), Debra Bemand (15th over-45 lady in 34:01), and Alex Duffey (16th over-45 lady in 35:17), to earn third team spot on the day and fourth team position overall after two rounds, and fourth team spot overall in the Female Masters team competition.

The next round will be held at Dolgellau, on Saturday, November 23.

KATIE CLARKE, of West Cheshire AC, finished second in a field of 150 runners in the Sand Shark Invitational, South Carolina, USA, with a new 5km cross country race personal best time of 17 minutes 26 seconds.

RUBY PHILLIPS celebrated an impressive victory at the second round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series.

Ruby, representing Sutton Green, posted a winning time of 4:51 in the year six girls race at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, to finish ahead of runner up Holly Coates (King’s), and third placed Holly Cooke (Saighton).

Thomas Rimmer (Overleigh St Marys) won the year five boys race in a time of 4:49, ahead of runner-up Joe Williams (King’s) and Hugo McLintock (Mill View) in third position.

Newton’s Tom Yates won the year six boys race in 4:53, ahead of second placed Ben Moffitt (Bishop Wilson) and Daniel Walker (Tarvin) in third spot.

Cerys Rowlands (Whitby) won the year seven girls race in 8:11, ahead of runner-up Molly Brennan (Christleton) and third place Rebecca Smith (Chester Catholic High).

Christleton duo Finlay Palmer (7:36) and Alex Oliver finished first and second respectively in the year seven boys race, ahead of Upton’s Marco Greig in third spot.

Jessica Lark (Upton) won the year eight girls race in 10:31, ahead of runner-up Aimee Phillips (Whitby) and third placed Ruby Carlile (Christleton).

Zak Ireland (Bishop Heber) won the year eight boys race ahead of runner-up Andrew Barratt (Bishops Bluecoat) and Matthew Jones (Upton) in third position.

Emma Gauller (Willaston) posted a winning time of 3:59 in the year three girls race, ahead of Olivia Zarac (Upton Heath) and Amelia Snowden (Tattenhall) who were second and third respectively.

Newton’s Ben Brassington won the year three boys race, just two seconds ahead of team mate Michael Gray, with Noah Booth (Upton Heath) in third spot.

Lowri Phoenix (Tarporley) posted 3:44 for victory in the year four girls race, ahead of runner-up Anna Birkett-Evans (The Firs) and third placed Maya Jennings (Belgrave).

Logan Sefton (King’s) won the year four boys race in 3:24, ahead of second placed Harvey Brown (Tarporley) and Dylan Chandler (Christleton) in third spot.

Ruby McIlveen (Bishop Wilson) won the year five girls race in 5:12, ahead of runner-up Edith Carr (Acresfield) in second spot and third placed Emilia Pyper (Farndon).

The next round in the series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village takes place on Saturday, November 30.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Stafford Common, Stone Road, Stafford, ST16 1JY, (First race under 11s with a 12 noon start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
22nd October 2019

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