Press Report: Record-breaking Trio

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club members are celebrating a hat-trick of record-breaking performances.

Joseph Morrison, Michael Young, and Keely Smith all impressed for the purple-vested outfit by breaking club records at the weekend. Morrison became the first-ever West Cheshire AC athlete to clock a sub-one minute 50 seconds 800m by posting 1:49.21 at Loughborough in a British Milers Club Grand Prix. Young broke Andy Starkey’s 23-year old senior men’s 10k club record by 13 seconds with a time of 32:30 at the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race at Wrexham, to finish 14th overall behind winner, Matt Clowes (Cardiff) in 29:53. And Smith sliced a minute off her own over-35 women’s 10k club record to clock 38:53 at the Helena Tipping Race and secured third spot in her age group.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers at the Wrexham event included Neil Finegan (fourth over-45 man in 35:32), Wullie McGarrell (first over-55 man in 38:53), Ben McKean (39:46), Andy Carter (40:05), Ian Ackroyd (sixth over-60 man in 46:22), Amy Mills (50:45), Cathryn Whalley (10th over-50 lady in 54:10), and Chris Shaw (67:13).

JAMIE RICHARDSON and Sammy Hollins teamed up for a double success story for West Cheshire AC at the latest under 17/under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Bebington Oval. Richardson won the under 17 men’s 800m in 2:01.20 and Hollins was first in the B race with 2:11.50.

Callum Stow-Povall, Adam Howe, Nathan Broomfield, Carys Roberts, and Imogen Pughe also tasted individual victories.They were backed up by Jacob Clark, Ben Rutherford, Matthew Webb, Matthew Douglass, Fraser Campbell, Ewan Lloyd, Lucia Pyne, Abigail Cartwright, Francesca Pughe, Lily Moorhouse, Jodi Bemand, Fergus Garland, Henry Robinson, Emma Holmes, Megan White, Lauren Williams, Emily Furnival, Ruby Wisbey, and Emma Powell.

EMILY OWEN (12.6 seconds) and Lewis Parsons (23.8 seconds) clocked grade one 100m and 200m times for West Cheshire AC at Saturday’s Cheshire Track and Field League match at Macclesfield. The duo were backed up by Florence Harte, Amelia Snowden, Betty Brookfield, Ava Hancock, Logan Sefton, Jude Sefton, William Watts, Tom Birkett-Evans, Dylan Gledhill, Macey Jones, Ruby Phillips, Emilia Pyper, Maddi Mercer, Holly Bosworth, Teresa Arvidsson, Jessica Lark, Aimee Phillips, Rose Duggan, Emma Holmes, Kara Stoll, Sharon Stoll, Theo Shepherd, Ellis Williams, Joe Williams, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, Alex Rutherford, Robert Austin, Patrick O’Loughlin, Liam Davoren, and Ewan Lloyd.

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22. The link for entries is: https://athletics-uk.org/cheshire/

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Northern Track and Field League Premier West Division at Longford Park Stadium, Trafford, on Sunday (11.30am start).

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

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27th July 2021
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