Press Report: Top Marks at English Schools

HARRIET WHEELER, Emma Holmes and Emily Owen all secured podium places at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

The three West Cheshire Athletic Club members contributed towards Cheshire Schools’ most successful medal haul at the prestigious annual fixture.

Harriet celebrated a gold medal in the Junior Girls javelin with a throw of 42.54m – the final throw of a thrilling competition held at Longford Park Stadium, Trafford.

Emma pocketed a gold medal in the Intermediate Girls 300m with a time of 40.19 seconds at SportCity, Manchester, while Emily delivered a bronze medal in the Junior Girls 100m with a time of 12.43 seconds, also at SportCity, Manchester.

Kara Stoll powered her way to fourth position in the Junior Girls hammer with a throw of 39.21m at Longford Park Stadium.

Macy Brett achieved sixth position in the Junior Girls 75m hurdles final with 11.90 seconds having clocked a new personal best of 11.73 seconds in her heat.

Multi-eventer, Nathan Brassington hit a new personal best of 12.97m for sixth position in the Junior Boys Shot Put.

Imogen Pughe clocked 58.65 seconds for eighth spot representing Merseyside in the Senior Girls 400m, while Sara Pearson hit a mark of 11.25m for 10th spot in the Intermediate Girls Shot Put.

Ruby Phillips clocked 2:18.04 in her heat of the Junior Girls 800m, and Jessica Lark posted 2:23.68 in her heat of the Intermediate Girls 800m.

Fergus Garland clocked 51.62 seconds in his heat of the Intermediate Boys 400m, and Sophie Haslam represented Merseyside and posted 43.75 seconds in her heat of the Intermediate Girls 300m.

WEST CHESHIRE AC finished third at Wigan’s Robin Park Stadium on Sunday in the third round of the Northern Track and Field League Premier West Division.

The women’s 4x400m quartet of Aimee Phillips (62.0), Laura Turley (57.3), Beth McMahon (60.7), and Imogen Pughe (60.0) clocked a winning time of 4:00.0, and the men’s 4x400m team of Sammy Hollins (55.9), Alan Littler (56.3), Lewis Parsons (52.5), and Matthew Webb (54.6) posted 3:39.2.

The final round will be held at Blackburn’s Witton Park, on Saturday, August 6, where West Cheshire AC will be aiming for a top two finish overall to qualify for an end of season play-off fixture on August 27.

SUNDAY’S TEAM RESULT: 1 Blackburn 454 points; 2 Team Isle of Man 416.5; 3 West Cheshire AC 394.5; 4 Sale Harriers Manchester 288; 5 Wigan and District AC 201.5; 6 Preston Harriers 135.

CATHRYN WHALLEY represented West Cheshire AC at the Wilmslow Summer 10k and posted a chip time of 51:50 to finish 18th in her over-50 age group.

WULLIE McGARRELL represented West Cheshire AC at the Redditch Half Marathon where he won his over-55 age group and finished 12th overall with a time of one hour 25 minutes 33 seconds. 

WEST CHESHIRE AC are hosting the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, this Sunday, (July 17).

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host a Borders Road Running League race on January 22. 

The full list of provisional dates and venues for the 2022/23 season is: Race One: October 16, Wirral; Race Two: November 13, Chester Tri; Race Three: December 18, Cybi; Race Four: January 22, West Cheshire; Race Five: March 19, Deeside; Race Six: April 9, Wrecsam Tri; Race Seven: May 3, Prestatyn.

All 11am starts, except the last race which is an evening start.

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:

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 and14.

ENTRIES are now open for the England Athletics U15 and U17 Track and Field Championships being held at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. 

OSWESTRY OLYMPIANS are organising The Gyrn Gallop on July 23 (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. Β£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. Β£7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
13th July 2022

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