Press Report: Records Galore for Club Members

THERE were records galore for West Cheshire Athletic Club members to celebrate over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Michael Young marked his 35th birthday on Monday with a victory in the Milton Keynes Marathon with a time of two hours 29 minutes 36 seconds, just three days after clocking a new 5km club record time of 15 minutes 15 seconds at the Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race.

Luke Parker, Keely Smith, Debra Bemand and Joy Hickman were other club record breakers at the Mid Cheshire 5km event.

Luke achieved a new under 15 boys record time of 17 minutes, while Keely sliced six seconds off her over-35 age group best to post 18:15; Debra clocked a new over-50 women’s club record time of 22:12; and Joy posted a new over-55 women’s club record time of 22 minutes.

Other recent West Cheshire AC track and field record breakers include Jamie Richardson, Dave McKay, Imogen Pughe, Ellie Robinson, Joy Hickman, Danielle Erskine, and Nicola Gore who contributed towards their club’s second-placed finish in Saturday’s opening round of the Northern League held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Jamie achieved a new under 20 men’s 5,000m best time of 16:09.5, and Dave hit a new over-40 men’s discus record mark of 32.16m, while Imogen rounded the 400m in a new under 20 women’s best of 58.7 seconds.

Ellie set a new over-50 women’s 800m record of 2:43.1 and improved the over-50 women’s 1500m record with 5:37.7, while Joy set a new over-55 women’s 3,000m record of 13:12.8.

Danielle improved the senior women’s triple jump record with a mark of 10.03m, and Nicola set a new over-35 women’s discus record of 32.21m and improved the over-35 women’s shot put record to 10.21m.

Providing important back-up for the record-breakers were Emma Holmes, Ruby Wisbey, Yasmin Smith, Aimee Phillips, Jodi Bemand, Lilly O’Gorman, Ellen Maxwell, Helen Tenner, Sophie Percival, Francesca Pughe, Debra Erskine, Lewis Parsons, Alfie Lane, Matthew Webb, Fergus Garland, Nathan Bloomfield, Matthew Douglass, Paul Morrison, Henry Robinson, Victor Oyesola, Alex Rutherford, Alan Littler, and Will Scott.

TEAM RESULT: 1 Blackburn Harriers & AC 397 points; 2 West Cheshire AC 393; 3 Sale Harriers Manchester 383; 4 Team Isle of Man 369; 5 Preston Harriers 195; 6 Wigan & District Harriers & AC 134.

The next round of the Northern Track and Field League West Premier Division takes place at Trafford, on Sunday, June 12.

SATINE WEARDEN and Holly Bosworth produced top performances for West Cheshire AC on Sunday at the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League held at Macclesfield.

Satine achieved 19.22m for victory in the under 13 girls discus, and Holly cleared a winning height of 1-42m in the under 15 girls high jump.

The pair were supported by Rob and Charlotte Austin, Clare Mallon, under 15 boys Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, and James Rawson, under 13 boys Ellis Williams, Dylan Gledhill, George Grimsditch, and Harry McKenna, under 15 girls Lara Fields, Macey Jones, Teresa Arvidsson, Cosette Wearden, under 13 girls Esme Graham, Eva Brooks, Mae Grant, and Maddy Cobb.

West Cheshire AC’s under 11s competing at Macclesfield included Amelia Snowden, Poppy McKenna, Mollie Garrett, Sienna Bennett, Katie Mallon, Arthur Williams, Oliver Kimpton, and William Astley.

The next round of the Cheshire Track and Field League takes place at Trafford, on Sunday, June 5.

MACY BRETT, Ruby Phillips, Macey Jones, and sisters Beth and Nia Manson posted personal bests at Monday’s Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting.

Macy achieved 11.91 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles, Ruby rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:18.89, Macey clocked 13.50 seconds in the under 13 girls 100m, while Beth posted 10.90 seconds in the under 13 girls 75m and 21.94 in the 150, and 3.83m in the long jump, while Nia clocked 12.30 seconds in the under 11 girls 75m and 24.26 in the 150m.

Sophie Haslam posted 44.05 seconds in the under 15 girls 400m, 2:29.61 in the 800m, and long jumped 3.81m, while Kara Stoll hit 35.74m in the under 15 girls hammer, Charlotte Austin cleared 1-31m in the under 15 girls high jump, and Harriet Wheeler hit 32.10m in the under 15 girls javelin.

FIXTURES this weekend include the first round of the Under 13 and Under 15 Track and Field League at Bebington Oval on Sunday.

ENTRIES close on Saturday, May 7, for the Cheshire Track & Field Championships being held at Macclesfield on May 14 and 15. The online entry link is:

Posted by Dave Alexander
3rd May 2022

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  1. I understand the club have a road running team who meet in Chester. May I ask which night? Time ? Location or contact please? Thanks Tim

    Comment by Tom grant — 3rd May 2022 @ 9:34 pm

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