Press Report: Marathon Efforts Continue

MICHAEL YOUNG continued his rich vein of form at Sunday’s Manchester Marathon.The West Cheshire Athletic Club race ace achieved a very impressive time of two hours 46 minutes 57 seconds.Young broke his club’s record for 26.2 miles just one week earlier when he won the Chester Marathon in a time of two hours 27 minutes 31 seconds.

He was joined at the Manchester Marathon by club mates Ian Gloyne-Phillips (2:59:43), Anest Muller (3:40:18), Lewis Tandy (3:39:50), and Danny Paddock (4:14:57). Young was also a member of the winning West Cheshire AC men’s team at the Chester Marathon which included Steve Duffy, Steve Fernyhough, and David Shearer.And the West Cheshire AC team of Keely Smith, Fiona Cook, and Jane Barker won the Chester Marathon women’s team award.

SARAH HIBBERT posted 4:38 at the London Marathon and finished ahead of West Cheshire AC team mate Zoe Smith who clocked 5:31:10.

SISTERS Georgina and Henrietta Duffey both represented West Cheshire AC at the Wirral Seaside 5k Race and posted 5km personal bests of 23:25 and 23:37 respectively, ahead of their mum, Alex, who posted 28:21.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday, (12 noon start), the North Staffs Cross Country League at Stafford Common, on Saturday (12 noon start), and the first round of the Borders Road Running League, at Delamere Forest, on a Sunday (10am start).

The Borders Road Running League fixture on Sunday is a three lap course of Blakemere Moss, measuring six miles, on a very flat course on light trails. All runners will need to take their bar codes. Car parking is at the Forest Visitor Centre Car Park and Tree Tops Car Park (CW8 2JD), and at  Whitefield Car Park (WA6 8LH).  All car parks are a similar distance to the start/finish, approximately a 5-10 minute walk and marshals will be on hand to direct runners.

The Borders League second round will take place on November 14, at Capenhurst (11am start), and round three will be on  December 5, at Birkenhead Park (11am start).

THE Ellesmere Port, Neston, Helsby and Halton District Schools Cross Country Championships will be held at Helsby High School, on Tuesday, October 19, (4pm start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
12th October 2021

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