Press Report: Six Scent Success in City 6k

SIX West Cheshire Athletic Club members grabbed glory at the Chester Round The Walls Race.

Neil Finegan, Steve Fernyhough, Henry Robinson, Jodi Bemand, Rosemary Rogers and Mary Radford all finished first in their age group categories at the 6km Boxing Day event hosted by their club at Chester Racecourse which attracted 407 finishers.

Finegan and Fernyhough claimed the first over-45 and over-40 men’s prizes with times of 22 minutes 28 seconds and 23:32 respectively.

Robinson and Bemand were first under 20 man and under 20 lady in times of 24:01 and 30:41, while Rogers and Radford secured the first over 70 and over 75 ladies awards with times of 37:21 and 49:33.

Daniel Cliffe, representing Hercules Wimbledon AC, posted 20 minutes 34 seconds to win the men’s race, ahead of Buckley Runners duo Ben Biggs and Sam Bellis who clocked 20:50 and 21:47 for second and third positions respectively.

Chester-based Carol Parsons, competing for Cheshire Dragons, posted 24:12 to claim the women’s title, ahead of runner-up Sarah Hunter (Ackworth Road Runners) in 24:46, and Kate Titlow (West Cheshire AC) in third spot with 25:53.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Tom Booth (fifth overall in 22:09), Dan Thwaites (27:29), Kerry Riley (sixth lady in 27:35), Neil Field (29:48), Brian Wright (second over-65 man in 30:39), Phil Howe (34:27), Georgina Duffey (third under 20 lady in 34:22), Henrietta Duffey (fourth under 20 lady in 34:30), Phil Gent (36:39), Mark Povey (38:16), and Alex Duffey (39:24).

MICHAEL YOUNG of West Cheshire AC posted 32:52 for 66th spot at the Ribble Valley 10k Road Race at Blackburn on Monday.

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