Press Report: Good Start to New Year for Fiona and Steve

FIONA COOK and Steve Fernyhough started the New Year on a winning note.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo were first lady and first man in the Liverbird New Year’s Day 10km Race held at Otterspool.

BRIAN WRIGHT of West Cheshire AC completed the Thornton Hough to Willaston 3.5 miles Road Race on New Year’s Day organised by John Jennings in memory of his daughter, Michelle.

Vincent van Woerkom won the race in 19 minutes 30 seconds, and Alison Cole was the first female finisher in 21:39, and all proceeds will be presented to Wirral Autistic Society and MIND.

MORE than 60 West Cheshire AC members have entered this Saturday’s Cheshire County Cross Country Championships being held at The Farm Club, Pickmere, Knutsford, WA16 0LG.

The first six finishers in the Senior Women’s and Senior Men’s races and three discretionary places in each race will be selected to represent Cheshire in the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships being held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 12.

In all other age groups the first six in the Cheshire Championships, plus two discretionary places in each race, will be selected to compete at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.

The timetable for this Saturday is: 11am start – Under 11 boys and girls (2km course/2 small laps); 11.30am – Under 13 boys and girls (2.4km/1 large lap); 12 noon – Under 15 boys and girls (4.3km/2 large laps); 12.40pm – Under 17 Men and Ladies (4.3km/2 large laps); 1.30pm – Under 20 and Senior Ladies (6.2km/3 large laps); 2.15pm – Under 20 and Senior Men (8.1km/4 large laps).

Official entries for Saturday’s event have now closed with 500 athletes entered, almost 30% up on last year.

Posted by Dave Alexander
3rd January 2022

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