Press report: Ewan Vaults Over the Border

EWAN BRADLEY catapulted himself to memorable performances north of the border.

The teenager cleared a new West Cheshire Athletic Club pole vaulting record and personal best height of 4.59m to pocket a silver medal in the Under 20 men’s event at the Scottish Indoor Championships in Glasgow.

Bradley also cleared a new high jump personal best clearance of 1.88m and powered his way to a bronze medal in the shot put with 11.28m.

STEVE FERNYHOUGH achieved sixth spot at the Chester Ultra 50 miles Race.

The West Cheshire AC member clocked a time of seven hours 23 minutes for the testing course which was completed by 297 competitors.

Fernyhough had to navigate a well-marked ultra-marathon trail along the River Dee, the North Cheshire Way and the Sandstone Trail taking in the Old Dee Bridge, Chester Racecourse, Helsby Hill, Frodsham and Delamere Forest.

The Race was hosted by the GB Ultras team with live online GPS tracking and six checkpoints supporting runners spanning some of the very best and most beautiful natural trails in the region with 849 metres of ascent.

West Cheshire AC team mates Tom Cable, Rhiannon Robson, and Eloise Eccles were also in action at the weekend.

Cable posted 38:47 at the Trafford 10k Road Race, while Robson completed the Anglesey Half Marathon in a time of 1:52:34, and Eccles clocked 1:35:13 at the Run GP Oulton Park Half Marathon.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC members are preparing to represent Cheshire and Merseyside at this Saturday’s Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.

Lily Moorhouse and Lucia Pyne will represent Cheshire in the under 20 and under 17 ladies age groups, while Matthew Douglas, Will Wright, and Isaac Tait represent Cheshire in the under 17 men’s race, Sion Roberts will represent Cheshire in the under 20 men’s race.

Jamie Richardson and Sammy Hollins will line up for Cheshire in the under 15 boys race,and Carys Roberts will represent Cheshire in the under 15 girls event.

Luke Parker will run for Cheshire in the under 13 boys race, while Jessica Lark will line up for Cheshire in the under 13 girls event alongside Sophie Haslam who will wear the Merseyside vest.

And many West Cheshire AC members will be in action at this Sunday’s Chester 10k Road Race (9am start).

TWO popular West Cheshire Athletic Club road races are now open for entries.

The Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race is taking place on Wednesday, April 8, and the online entry link is here.

The Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race is being held on Sunday, September 20, and the online entry link is here.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host the Cheshire Track and Field Championships at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31.

The Club will also host the first round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League on Sunday, April 26; the second round of the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League on Saturday, June 6; the final round of the Northern Track and Field League on Saturday, August 1; and the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League in September.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track will also be the setting for the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 6; the Regional B Final South of the English Schools Track and Field League on Wednesday, June 3, and the Chester Primary Schools Championships on Monday, July 13.

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