Press Report: Success on road and track

NINETEEN West Cheshire Athletic Club members completed Sunday’s Chester 10k Road Race.

Jodi Bemand, Fergal Hickey and Brian Wright secured podium positions in their respective age groups after contending with the challenging sizzling conditions.

Bemand posted 43 minutes 40 seconds for second spot in the under 17 ladies age group, while Hickey was third under 17 man in 46:01, and Wright clocked 47 minutes for second place in the over-65 age category.

Michael Young was first home for West Cheshire AC, posting 33:36 for sixth spot, behind overall winner Dan Jarvis (Bedford & County) in 30:37.

Other purple-vested finishers included Jon Park (29th in 36:33), David Shearer (37th in 37:11), Steve Fernyhough (eighth over-40 man in 37:49), Graham Wells (fourth over-45 man in 38:07), Jack Gannon (70th in 39:03), Lewis Tandy (81st in 39:40), Ben McKean (94th in 40:10), Steve King (10th over-45 man in 41:37), Mark Davies (22nd over-40 man in 41:48); Andy Carter (seventh over-50 man in 42:09), Kate Titlow (eighth lady in 43:17), Ian Ackroyd (sixth over-60 man in 47:14), Debra Bemand (seventh over-45 lady in 50:01), Sarah Hibbert (13th over-50 lady in 58:42), and Mark Povey who clocked 69:06 after struggling with an illness.

KEELY SMITH and Rosemary Rogers, of West Cheshire AC, were second in their respective age groups at the Nick Beer 10k Road Race at Llandudno.

Smith finished second in her over-35 age group with 40:29, and Rogers was second in her over-70 age group with 62:57, whileΒ Neil Finegan was fourth over-45 man in 38:02, and Cathryn Whalley finished sixth over-50 lady in 57:21.

SOPHIE HASLAM (2:29.6) and Aimee Phillips (2:28.8) teamed up for a double success story in the under 15 girls 800m at Bebington Oval in the latest round of the Youth Development Track and Field League.

The West Cheshire AC pair were backed up by the squad of Lewis Parsons, Alex Rutherford, Alfie Lane, Robert Austin, Reece Munro, Luke Parker, Andrew Barrett, Ellis Hancock, Nathan Brassington, Oliver Wells, Todd Douglas, Tom Shillington, Emily Owen, Maddi Mercer, Macy Brett, Lara Fields, Emily Russell, Carys Manson, Holly Bosworth, Ruby Carlile, Harriet Wheeler, Rose Duggan, Kara Stoll, Ellis Williams, James Davidson, Will Rawson, Oliver Douglas, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, Macey Jones, Charlotte Austin, Faith Barlow-Gambles, Nancy Collins, Ruby Phillips, Eleanor Wheeler, Emilia Pyper, Lucia Khanijay, Mae Grant, Esme Graham, Madison Cobb, Emma Bradley, and Eleanor Neve.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral 527 points; 2 Preston Harriers 428.5; 3 Liverpool Harriers 424.5; 4 West Cheshire 419; 5 Southport Waterloo 305.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Cheshire Track and Field League at Macclesfield, on Sunday (11.45am start); the U17/Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Bebington Oval, on Sunday (11.15am start); and the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race at Wrexham on Sunday (10am start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
22nd July 2021

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