Press Report: WCAC succeed on all surfaces

MICHAEL YOUNG achieved a record-breaking performance at the Chester Half Marathon.

The West Cheshire AC runner smashed the club senior men’s and overall male half-marathon record with a time of one hour 11 minutes 22 seconds.

He was joined at the Town Hall square finishing line by club mates Neil Finegan (third over-45 man in 1:17:51), David Shearer (seventh over-35 man in 1:18:02), Steve Fernyhough (10th over-40 man in 1:22:40), Steve King (ninth over-45 man in 1:23:35), Steve Duffy (13th over-40 man in 1:23:48), Graham Wells (11th over-45 man in 1:24:30), Wullie McGarrell (fifth over-55 man in 1:24:51), Ben McKean (27th over-35 man in 1:28:30), and Andy Carter (sixth over-50 man in 1:28:59).

Fiona Cook achieved third spot in her over-35 lady age category with a time of 1:29:07, ahead of team mates Andrew Clague (seventh over-50 man in 1:29:30), Danny Paddock (60th in the 17-34 age group in 1:35:26), Colin Berry (18th over-50 man in 1:37:08), Brian Wright (fourth over-65 man in 1:44:20), Steve Hillier (82nd over-40 man in 1:45:50), David Irving (86th over-35 man in 1:47:58), Stephen Ball (103rd over-40 man in 1:48:44), Claire Williams (16th over-45 lady in 1:49:54), David Sefton (134th over-35 man in 1:58:22), Sarah Hibbert (28th over-50 lady in 2:09:01), and Mark Povey (2:25:03) who has been struggling with an illness.

ELOISE ECCLES, of West Cheshire AC, was second lady finisher and sixth overall in the Self Transcendence 24 hour Track Race at Battersea Park Millenium Arena, where she achieved 133 miles which is a Spartathlon auto qualifier, plus a 100 mile split time of 16 hours 47 minutes.

RUBY CARLILE, Harriet Wheeler, and Sophie Haslam, of West Cheshire AC, produced top two positions at the Liverpool Jumps and Throws Competition.

Carlile won the under 15 girls triple jump with 8.14m and cleared 1-35m for second spot in the high jump, while Wheeler won the under 15 girls javelin with 37.29m, and Haslam achieved 4.14m for second spot in the under 15 girls long jump.

THE West Cheshire AC trio of Ruby Phillips, Jessica Lark, and Luke Parker all achieved podium places at the opening round of the North Staffs Cross Country League.

They all secured second-placed finishes in their age group races held at Betley Court Farm, near Crewe.

Phillips completed the under 13 girls race, while Lark headed the under 15 girls team of Aimee Phillips (sixth), and Cosette Wearden (11th) to top spot, and Parker finished ahead of team mate Ellis Hancock (14th) in the under 15 boys event.

Daniel Walker (11th) and Mack Tordoff (31st) completed the under 13 boys race, while sisters Georgina and Henrietta Duffey finished 12th and 13th respectively in the under 17 ladies event, and their mum, Alex, finished 94th in the ladies race.

Paul Morrison completed the under 20 men’s event in sixth spot, while Steve Fernyhough (27th), Dave Alexander (42nd) and Andrew Clague (48th) completed the senior and veteran men’s event and are third overall in the Division Two team event.

NATHAN BRASSINGTON scored 2,236 points while representing Cheshire in the English Schools Combined Events Championships at Bedford.

The West Cheshire AC junior boy pentathlete clocked 12.95 seconds in the 80m hurdles, hit 10.13m in the shot put, long jumped 5.08m, cleared 1-68m in the high jump, and rounded the 800m in 2:40.30.

JESSICA LARK ran the mile at Bebington Oval and clocked a new West Cheshire AC under 15 girls age group record time of 5:34.1.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday (9.30am registration for year 3 and 4 pupils, with a 10am start). There will be races for year 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 pupils.

Posted by Dave Alexander
20th September 2021

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