Press Report: Success, Off-road and On

JAMIE RICHARDSON and Neil Finegan have grabbed glory at Bangor.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo starred at a testing Treborth course at Bangor in the second round of the North Wales Cross Country League.

Richardson won the under 17 men’s race in a time of 20 minutes eight seconds, and was backed up by third-placed Henry Robinson in 22:55.

Finegan celebrated success in his over-45 men’s age group after finishing 22nd overall in the men’s race with a time of 32:44, ahead of club mates Fraser Campbell (second under 20 man in 33:10), Dave Alexander (third over-50 man in 34:36), Paul Morrison (fifth under 20 man in 34:58), Andrew Clague (fifth over-50 man in 35:52), and James Robinson (23rd senior man in 36:29).

Jodi Bemand finished second under 17 lady and was 10th overall in the senior women’s race with a time of 25:33.

She was supported by team mates Anest Muller (senior senior lady in 27:57), Ellie Robinson (ninth over-45 lady in 28:02), and Jodi’s mum, Debra (fourth over-50 lady in 31:43).

The next round of the North Wales Cross Country League is on Saturday, November 27, at Mostyn, Flint.

WEST CHESHIRE AC celebrated a double success story at this year’s Chester Marathon.

The quartet of Michael Young (2:27:32), David Shearer (2:52:37), Steve Fernyhough (2:52:45), and Steve Duffy 3:00:23), won the men’s team award.

And the trio of Keely Smith (2:58:29), Fiona Cook (3:10:25), and Jane Barker (4:49:05), won the women’s team prize.

This result followed West Cheshire AC men’s team victory at the Chester Half Marathon earlier this year thanks to the quartet of Michael Young (1:11:23), Neil Finegan (1:17:56), David Shearer (1:18:06), and Steve Fernyhough (1:22:45).

FIXTURES this weekend include the third round of the North Staffs Cross Country League on Saturday, at Park Hall Country Park, Weston Coyney, Stoke on Trent, starting at 12 noon with the under 11 girls race.

ENTRIES are now open for the British Cross Country Challenge being held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, 27th November, for Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors. The link is here:

SALE Harriers Manchester is organising a series of indoor open athletics fixtures at SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, December 5; Sunday, December 19; Sunday, January 9; Sunday, January 30; Sunday, March 6; and Sunday, March 13. The online entries link is here:

ONLINE Entry for both Northern Indoor Track and Field Championship events is now available at:

January 15 and 16 – Seniors/U20s/U17s:

February 6 – U15s/U13s:

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at:

Posted by Dave Alexander
25th October 2021

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