Press Report: Twelve in End of Year Champs

TWELVE West Cheshire Athletic Club members will compete in this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Sophie Haslam, Imogen Pughe, Sara Pearson, Jessica Lark, Emma Holmes, Fergus Garland, Emily Owen, Harriet Wheeler, Kara Stoll, Macy Brett, Ruby Phillips, and Nathan Brassington, will all take part in the prestigious annual fixture taking place in Manchester, on Friday and Saturday.

Imogen and Sophie will line up for Merseyside. Imogen will be in the Senior Girls 400m aiming to match or improve her personal best time of 57.77 seconds, while Sophie will be in the Junior Girls 300m.

Sara will represent Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls shot put aiming to go beyond her personal best of 12.07m, while Jessica lines up for Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls 800m having achieved a personal best of 2:13.3 this season.

Emma, who claimed a bronze medal at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield, plans to secure a podium place in the 300m having already clocked 40.5 seconds so far this year.

Fergus will be representing Cheshire in the Intermediate Boys 400m hoping to improve on his season’s best time of 51.61 seconds.

Emily, ranked number three in the UK for her age group in the 100m, will represent Cheshire in the Junior Girls sprint, while Harriet, ranked number one in the UK for her age group in the javelin, will compete for Cheshire in the Junior Girls competition.

Kara will line up for Cheshire in the Junior Girls hammer, while Macy will aim to secure a new personal best in Cheshire colours for the Junior Girls 75m hurdles.

Ruby will compete for Cheshire in the Junior Girls 800m, and newly-crowned North West Schools Combined Events champion, Nathan, who is ranked number one in the UK for his age group in the shot put, will aim to power his way to victory representing Cheshire in the Junior Boys competition.

FIONA COOK finished second female overall in the Tour of Merseyside Race Series.

The West Cheshire AC distance runner completed six races in seven days and achieved a combined time of five hours 46 minutes which included a half marathon personal best time.

West Cheshire club mates, Angela and Julian Tegg, also completed the event. Angela finished 115th (7:53:14), and Julian was 267th (6:58:27).

TOM BOOTH finished third in the Robbie Webster Wobbler Multi Terrain Race in 40:32, ahead of fifth placed Steve King (41:33), Dan Thwaites (12th in 43:54), Steve Fernyhough (16th in 44:21), Steve Duffy (27th in 47:04), Kerry Riley (second lady in 47:48), and Jodi Bemand (third lady in 49:35).

WEST CHESHIRE AC’s Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League squad finished fifth in their third round fixture held on Sunday, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Nathan Brassington, Joshua Stirling, Euan Garland, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, and Theo Shepherd represented West Cheshire in the under 15 boys events.

Emily Owen, Holly Bosworth, Macy Brett, Sophie Haslam, Lara Fields, Ruby Phillips, Cosette Wearden, Nancy Farmer, Teresa Arvidsson, Harriet Wheeler, and Kara Stoll combined for the under 15 girls.

Aiden Hilton, Nathan Owen, Ellis Williams, Dylan Gledhill, Harry McKenna, Oliver Brassington, and Will Rawson teamed up for West Cheshire’s under 13 boys.

Lydia Walker, Nancy Collins, Beth Manson, Emilia Pyper, Eleanor Wheeler, Ruby Billington, Maddy Cobb, Esme Graham, Mae Grant, and Eva Brooks combined for the under 13 girls.

ENTRIES are now open for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, September 18. The entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Guilden-Sutton-10k-2022

ENTRIES close on July 26 for the Northern Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on August 13 and 14.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Manchester this Friday and Saturday; the Northern Track and Field League at Wigan, this Sunday; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Monday; and the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, July 17.

Oswestry Olympians are organising two forthcoming fixtures. The Gyrn Gallop on July 23 (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. £5 enter on the day. 10.6km with 350m elevation, and the Rhydycroesau Fell Run, on August 20 (1.15pm start), from Rhydycroesau Village Hall. SY10 7PS. £7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

Posted by Dave Alexander
5th July 2022
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