Press Report: More Indoor Success

NATHAN BRASSINGTON and Emma Holmes secured podium places at the England Athletics Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo starred at the regional event held at the English Institute of Sport Arena in Sheffield.

Nathan added to his two Northern gold medal performances from the previous week with two silver medal performances, achieving a clearance of 1-73m in the under 15 boys high jump, and hitting 11.39m in the shot put.

Emma earned a bronze medal in the under 17 women’s 300m final with a personal best time of 40.10 seconds after posting 40.61 in her heat and 40.69 in her semi-final.

Emily Owen, who grabbed glory in the Northern Indoor 60m final last week, finished fifth in the England Athletics under 15 girls final on Saturday with a time of 7.97 seconds, having posted 8.01 in her heat and a new personal best of 7.92 in her semi-final.

Holly Bosworth cleared 1-64m for seventh position in the under 15 girls high jump final despite feeling unwell.

Macy Brett achieved personal bests of 9.64 seconds and 9.56 seconds in her under 15 girls 60m hurdles heat and semi-final.

Ruby Wisbey posted 9.43 seconds in her under 17 ladies 60m hurdles heat and 9.22 seconds in her semi-final.

And Lewis Parsons clocked 7.58 seconds in his under 17 men’s 60m heat.

NEIL FINEGAN, of West Cheshire AC, celebrated success in his over-45 men’s age group category at the Parbold Hill Race, posting 46 minutes for ninth spot overall.

JOSEPH MORRISON clocked a new West Cheshire AC indoor mile record of 4:05:92 at the GVSU Big Meet Friday at the Grand Valley State-Laker Turf Building, in Allendale, USA.

Joseph represented Illinois University and it was his third race since he arrived in America having previously appeared in two 800m races, achieving times of 1:51:61 and 1:51:31.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Manchester Area Cross Country League fixture at Heaton Park, Manchester, this Saturday. The timetable is: 12 noon – Under 11 Girls and Under 11 Boys; 12.15pm – Under 13 Girls and Under 13 Boys; 12.30pm – Under 15 Girls and Under 15 Boys; 12.50pm – Under 17 Ladies and Under 17 Men; 1.30pm – Senior, Under 20 and Veteran Women; 2.30pm – Senior, Under 20 and Veteran Men.

The Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon takes place on Sunday (10am start), the same day as the Ruthin 5k and 10k Races, and the North Wales Indoor Track and Field Championships at Connah’s Quay, Deeside.

THE fourth round of the Borders Road Running League will be hosted by Deestriders Running Club, at Deeside College, Connah’s Quay, on Sunday, February 27, (11am start).

ANYONE wanting to enter the Dan Gilroy Memorial Open Track and Field Meetings being organised by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday, March 20, and Saturday, March 26, can do so online at:

ENTRIES are now open for the popular Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Wednesday, April 13, (7pm start). The online entry link is here:

Posted by Dave Alexander
14th February 2022

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