Press Report: Titles and Records for WCAC

JODI BEMAND was crowned North of England champion at Liverpool on Sunday.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager won the Under 20 women’s 2,000m steeplechase event in a time of seven minutes 52.35 seconds at the Northern Track and Field Championships.

Jodi, who finished 31 seconds ahead of her nearest rival, was one of three West Cheshire AC members to achieve medal performances.

Alan Littler cleared 1-70m to claim a silver medal in the senior men’s high jump, and Laura Turley clocked 56.44 seconds to earn a bronze medal in the senior women’s 400m final.

Jamie Richardson also represented West Cheshire AC at the Wavertree track and rounded the under 20 men’s 5,000m in a time of 15:34.29.

HARRIET WHEELER, of West Cheshire AC, produced a championship best performance at Stoke’s Northwood Stadium.

Harriet smashed the Junior Girls javelin record at the Mason Trophy Inter Counties Schools event and helped Cheshire win the team competition.

Harriet launched the javelin to a mark of 41.79m, improving the previous best at the fixture from 40.85m.

Harriet was joined at the fixture by West Cheshire AC’s Nathan Brassington, Ruby Phillips, Jessica Lark, Emily Owen, Kara Stoll, Sara Pearson, Carys Roberts, Macy Brett, Yasmin Smith, Ruby Wisbey, Holly Bosworth, and Emily Hunt.

Nathan celebrated success in the junior boys long jump (5.33m) and shot put (12.69m), while Ruby rounded the junior girls 800m in a winning time of 2:18:24.

Jessica claimed top spot in the intermediate girls 800m with a time of 2:16:63, and Emily blasted her way to second position in the junior girls 100m in 12.36 seconds.

Kara hit the junior girls hammer to a mark of 34.37m for second spot, while Sara powered her way to second place in the intermediate girls shot put with 11.39m.

Carys claimed 2:19.27 for third position in the intermediate girls 800m, while Macy clocked 11.92 seconds for fourth place in the junior girls 75m hurdles.

Yasmin posted 12.73 seconds for fourth position in the intermediate girls 100m, and Ruby achieved 12.21 seconds for fourth position in the intermediate girls 80m hurdles.

Holly cleared 1-35m in the junior girls high jump, and Emily rounded the intermediate girls 1500m in a new personal best of 5:30:54.

CLARE MALLON, Claire Williams and Debra Bemand, representing West Cheshire AC, finished first female veteran team at the Tough Team Race at Tattenhall.

ROSEMARY ROGERS represented West Cheshire AC at the Port Sunlight 5k Road Race and finished second in her over 65 age group in a time of 28:02.

ENTRIES for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Sunday 18th September (11am start) are now open. Please enter via the link:

FORTHCOMING fixtures include this Sunday’s Youth Development U17/U20 Track and Field League at Stanley Park, Blackpool; the Cheshire v Merseyside Schools Year 7 fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on June 29; the YDL U13/U15 Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 3; the Cheshire Schools Summer Games at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 6; the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Manchester on July 8 and 9; Northern Track and Field League on July 10; Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 11; and the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on July 17.

ENTRIES are now open for Wirral AC open meeting on Wednesday 13th July. The entry link is:

NORTH WALES CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE has announced dates and venues for the 2022/23 season. The Junior Cross Country League will be held on the dates of four of the senior fixtures: Saturday, October 1, at Treborth Track, Bangor; Saturday, October 22, at Dolerw Park, Newtown; Saturday, November 26, at Whitford; Saturday, January 14 or 21, 2023, at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay; Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Marches School, Oswestry. Fixture 3 will be a senior fixture only.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at:

Posted by Dave Alexander
20th June 2022

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