Press Report: Eleven Earn County Honours

ELEVEN West Cheshire Athletic Club members represented Cheshire at the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.

Jamie Richardson completed the under 17 men’s 6km course at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday, in 19th position with a time of 23 minutes 20, backed up by club mates Sammy Hollins (135th in 25:50), and Henry Robinson (170th in 26:32).

Luke Parker secured 53rd spot in the under 15 boys 4km race with a time of 15:09.

Thomas Rimmer achieved 123rd position in 13:11 in the under 13 boys 3km race, supported by Noah Woolgar (250th in 14:09).

Cosette Wearden finished 149th with 18:12 in the under 17 ladies 5km event, and Kate Titlow achieved 157th spot with 38:06 in the senior women’s 8km race, while David Shearer finished 188th with 38:56 in the senior men’s 10km race.

Emilia Pyper (199th in 14:48) and Holly Coates (230th in 15:06) completed the 3km under 13 girls race.

ROSEMARY ROGERS clocked a new over-70 women’s West Cheshire AC age group 10k record of 58:08 at the Chester 10k Road Race for first place in her age group at Sunday’s event.

David Shearer, Neil Finegan, Jodi Bemand and Fiona Cook also celebrated victories in their respective age group categories.

David followed up his appearance at Loughborough by winning his over-35 age group with 34:06, while Neil posted 35:14 for top spot in his over-45 age group.

Jodi was first in her under 20 age group with 40:56, and Fiona won her over-35 age group category with a time of 41:16.

Michael Young was the first of 31 West Cheshire AC finishers at the Chester 10k, after achieving 33:56 for sixth position, just 24 hours after he had won the Chester Ultras 50 Miles Race.

Jon Park was second in his second in his over-35 age group with 36:11, Lewis Tandy posted 36:41, Steve Fernyhough clocked 37:32 after his third placed finish the day before in the Chester Ultra 50 miler, Danny Paddock posted 38:40, Neil Hershaw was second over-55 man in 39:28, Phil Woodley clocked 39:38, and Paul Cain posted 43:02.

Ellis Hancock (42:52) and Andrew Barratt (42:50) were second and third in their under 17 age group, while Colin Berry clocked 43:27, Dave Barratt (44:10), David Morris (44:21), Claire Harris (45:26), Stephen Ball (45:56), Debra Bemand was third over-50 lady in 47:26, ahead of Ian Ackroyd (47:55), Amy Mills (48:26), Katrina Hughes (48:46), Phil Gent (49:33), Jane Barker (50:10), Kimberly Morris (52:27), Zoe Smith (52:07), Dotty Gebska (52:49), and Sarah Hughes (67:36).

NATHAN BRASSINGTON represented West Cheshire AC at the England Athletics Under 15 Boys Indoor Pentathlon Championships at Sheffield.

The multi-eventer compiled a personal best of 2,334 points and started his day by posting a new personal best of 9.43 seconds in the 60m hurdles before long jumping 5.56m, hitting 10.47m in the shot put, and rounding the 800m in 2:47.62.

SOPHIE HASLAM clocked a new under 15 girls 300m personal best of 44.31 seconds, cleared 1-30m in the high jump and long jumped 4.24m at the Manchester Indoor Open Meeting.

Jessica Lark posted a new under 17 ladies 600m personal best of 1:37.91 alongside Megan White who clocked 1:54.37.

Imogen Pughe posted 8.27 seconds for her under 20 women’s 60m, and 41.66 in her 300m, while Holly Bosworth cleared 1-55m in the under 15 girls high jump.

FIXTURES this weekend include the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Hop Farm, Kent, on Saturday, and the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting being organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday (10am start).

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:

Posted by Dave Alexander
14th March 2022

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