Press Report: Lark Beats All at Park Hall; Young Does Too at Zoo

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club duo Jessica Lark and Michael Young celebrated victories at the weekend.

Jessica won the under 15 girls race at the third round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent, where she posted nine minutes 42 seconds, while Michael grabbed glory at the Chester Zoo 10k Road Race in a time of 32 minutes 44 seconds.

Jessica was backed up by club mates Isabella Rimmer (10th in 10:54), Aimee Phillips (11th in 11:00), and Cosette Wearden (12th in 11:09) to ensure West Cheshire AC remain top of the under 15 girls team event with one round remaining on Saturday, December 18, at Betley Court Farm, Crewe.

Thomas Rimmer secured fourth spot in the under 13 boys race at Park Hall with a time of 9:40, while Ruby Phillips posted 9:51 for sixth spot in the under 13 girls event.

Henrietta Duffey clocked 13:36 for 11th position in the under 17 ladies race, and her mum, Alex, rounded the senior ladies event in 34:55, while Paul Morrison posted 28:29 in the men’s race.

Michael Young was supported at the Chester Zoo 10k by Brian Wright (third over-65 man in 46:42), and Sarah Hibbert (59:42).

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, on Saturday, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, starting at 10am.

ENTRIES are now open for the Chester Round The Walls Race being organised by West Cheshire AC, on Boxing Day. The race entries link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Chester-Round-the-Walls 

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: www.entryhub.co.uk/british-athletics-cross-challenge-liverpool-2021

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: www.race-results.co.uk

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

January 15 and 16 – Seniors/U20s/U17s: https://www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/user/login.php?raceid=4253

February 6 – U15s/U13s: https://www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/user/login.php?raceid=4252

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