Press Report: Records for four at home track

FOUR club records were smashed at Saturday’s Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Imogen Pughe, Neil Hershaw, Nicola Gore and Dylan Gledhill all achieved landmark performances at the event organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club in tribute to the former club president, senior coach and founder member who passed away last year aged 83.

Imogen rounded the 800m in a new under 20 women’s time of 2:14.0, while Neil clocked a new over-55 men’s one mile record time of 5:23.8.

Nicola hit a new over-35 women’s shot put record distance of 10.10m, and Dylan posted a new under 13 boys 1200m record time of 4:36.3.

Arthur Williams won the under 11 boys 600m in 1:56.1, while Amelia Snowden won the under 11 girls race in 2:06.1, and Dan Walker won the under 15 boys 800m in 2:28.8 and Nancy Farmer won the under 15 girls 800m in 2:46.4.

Mae Grant rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a winning time of 2:53.1, and Jamie Richardson won the under 20 men’s 800m in 2:02.2, while Nathan Broomfield won the Under 17 men’s 800m in 2:13.0, and Jessica Lark won the under 17 ladies 800m in 2:16.9.

Ruby Phillips rounded the under 15 girls 1500m in 4:57.0, and Noah Woolgar won the under 15 boys 1500m in 4:58.2, while Louis Tegg won the under 17 men’s 1500m in 5:08.4, and Isabella Williams won the under 17 women’s 1500m.

Dave McKay won the men’s shot put with 10.90m and the hammer with 41.36m, while Sophie Percival hit 10.81m in the shot and 37.55m in the javelin, alongside under 15 girls hammer winner Kara Stoll with 34.43m.

James Rawson won the under 15 boys discus with 14.45m, and Oliver Brassington won the under 13 boys shot put.

ELLIE ROBINSON broke the West Cheshire AC Over-50 Women’s Half Marathon record with a time of 1:41:48 at the Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon, ahead of Jack Gannon (1:22:36), and Dotti Gebska who posted a new half marathon personal best of 1:52.

JOSEPH MORRISON sliced four seconds off his Senior Men’s 1500m Club record with a time of 3:47.18 in the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina, USA.

COSETTE WEARDEN (13th in 20:04) represented West Cheshire AC in the Northern Under 15 Girls 5k Championships at Birkenhead Park, while Luke Parker (21st in 17:27), Andrew Barratt (44th in 19:55), and Ellis Hancock (45th in 20:18) completed the under 15 boys race.

MICHAEL YOUNG finished second in the Sheffield Half Marathon with a time of 1:11:03.

WEST CHESHIRE AC hosted the annual Year Seven Schools Cross Country fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village that saw West Cheshire AC’s Thomas Rimmer (seventh) earn Cheshire a team victory in the boys race against Merseyside, while Emilia Pyper (fifth), Eleanor Wheeler (14th), Sophie Mulcaster (15th), and Ruby Billington (19th), combined for the Cheshire girls team, and the overall result saw Cheshire beat Merseyside by three points.

JAMIE RICHARDSON pointed West Cheshire AC’s men to a team victory with a second-placed finish at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League at Mold on Sunday.

The next round of the Borders Road Running League will take place at Tattenhall, on Sunday 10th April, (11am start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the Trafford Medal Meeting, at Longford Park Stadium, on Saturday. Entry link:

And on Sunday, Liverpool Harriers are organising the Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s) at Wavertree. Entry link: and the  TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women). Entry link: 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
29th March 2022

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