Press Report: Muddy great results at Stafford!

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club celebrated a double success story at Stafford Common.

Jamie Richardson and Ruby Phillips both secured victories at the second round of the North Staffordshire Cross Country League. (photo courtesy of Bryan Dale)

Richardson won the under 15 boys race and Phillips grabbed glory in the under 11 girls race to maintain their bid to win individual titles from the four round series.

Jessica Lark finished runner-up in the under 13 girls race, backed up by team mates Aimee Phillips (fourth), Sophie Haslam (seventh), and Cerys Rowlands (eighth), to earn second team position.

Carys Roberts was third in the under 15 girls race, supported by sisters Georgina and Henrietta Duffey who were 16th and 21st respectively to earn third team position.

Joseph Morrison finished sixth in the senior men’s race, ahead of team mates Sion Roberts (18th), Andrew Clague (89th), Paul Morrison (103rd), Rory Willson (116th), and David Tiernan (154th) who earned third team position.

Isaac Tait (12th), Fraser Campbell (14th) and Matthew Douglass (19th) combined for the under 17 men who finished in fifth team position, while Reece Munro completed the under 13 boys race in 20th spot.

Lily Moorhouse finished 57th in the senior women’s race, backed up by Alex Duffey (107th) and Hannah Moorhouse (109th).

The next round of the North Staffs Cross Country League is at Park Hall Country Park, near Stoke on Trent, on Saturday, November 16.

TOM BOOTH completed his first 100 miles race in a time of 16 hours 42 minutes.

The West Cheshire AC distance runner achieved seventh spot overall and was fifth man at the Javelina Jundred Race held at Phoenix, Arizona.

He said: “Absolutely over the moon with that! Hell of a race. Not a bad first crack at 100 miles.”

ENTRIES for the Chester Round The Walls Race being held on Boxing Day are now open. The entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Essar-Chester-Round-The-Walls

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the UK Cross Country Challenge event at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, November 23. The closing date for entries is November 15 and the link for entries is: https://www.entryhub.co.uk/british-athletics-cross-challenge-liverpool-2019?fbclid=IwAR0PuICw_mKC4OPU0W1OybFXB2qdfeADnLPWL9iN6qr4VK6THJgsBtOu0XQ

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the second round of the third round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Kenworthy Woods, on Saturday, November 9, and the North West Sportshall Athletics League second round being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 10.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC youngsters have been selected to represent Cheshire in the Dave Sunderland Cup, an Inter Counties Cross Country fixture being held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, on Saturday, November 16.

THE third round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday, November 30.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

Posted by Andy Carter
31st October 2019
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