Press Report: Young Victorious at Preston

MICHAEL YOUNG celebrated success in Sunday’s City of Preston 10 Miles Road Race.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club member clocked 55 minutes 33 seconds for victory and a male age 18-35 club record at the approved covid-19 secure event held within UK Government guidelines.

The event took place entirely within the borough of South Ribble where there are no restrictions apart from social distancing and covid-19 secure measures.

Young was joined at the fixture by clubmates Chris Shaw (eighth in 59:37), Brian Wright (1:16:25, shaving his own male vet 65 club record), and Sarah Hibbert (1:30:36).

STEVE FERNYHOUGH has completed the GB Ultras Virtual Jogle (John O’ Groats to Lands End).

The West Cheshire AC member covered 825 miles and ran during the last six weeks, starting on June 20 and finishing on August 6. Fernyhough finished in 14th place and was 10th male overall after negotiating rain and a heatwave, sometimes averaging a marathon a day.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC members celebrated personal bests at the latest Trafford AC Open Meeting at Longford Park Stadium.

Reece Munro rounded the under 15 boys 800m in 2:17:77, while Jessica Lark posted 2:30:66 for her under 15 girls 800m, Ruby Phillips clocked 2:28:88 for her under 13 girls 800m, Aimee Phillips posted 2:30:26 for her under 15 girls 800m, Megan White clocked 2:44:37 in her under 15 girls 800m, Sophie Haslam posted 2:33:14 for her under 13 girls 800m.

Sharon Stoll hit 5.19m in her over-45 women’s shot put event, and 16.73m in the discus, to shatter her own female vet 45 club record.

At another Trafford AC Open Meeting, West Cheshire AC was represented by Liam Davoren who posted 12.80 seconds in his over 35 men’s 100m, and 26.29 in his 200m.

Martha Willetts clocked 30.17 seconds for her under 15 girls 200m, and 47.47 seconds for her 300m, while Kara Stoll hit 21.03m in her under 13 girls discus.

LIMITED entries are now open for the 60th Anniversary Cilcain Mountain Race.

Most places will be allocated on first come – first served basis but there will be a percentage of reserved places for the following groups: Cilcain residents, former winners, local clubs (who have supported the race over the years), those of ‘advanced years’ and not tech savvy.

No entries will be accepted on the day – Bank Holiday Monday, August 31. Entries above the agreed limit will be held as reserve.

The race entries link is here.

Posted by Dave Alexander
10th August 2020

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