Press Report: Impressive Performances Far and Wide

ELOISE ECCLES produced an impressive debut for Great Britain.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club distance-running ace completed 138.3 miles in the IAU 24-hour European Championships held at Verona, Italy, to finish second British female, 21st overall female, and contributed towards a fourth team position for Great Britain.

“What a privilege,” Eloise said. “Tough course. In fact, tough for so many reasons. But with the vest, the magic of the team spirit, my bears, the prep, and all of life’s little challenges along the way; my only option was to keep moving forwards.”

NATHAN BRASSINGTON will represent England later this year after pocketing a silver medal in Bedford.

The talented West Cheshire AC multi-eventer achieved second spot in the Junior Boys Pentathlon at the English Schools Combined Events Championships Final on Sunday.

Nathan’s performance has secured a place in the England team for an indoor international fixture to be held at Glasgow in November.

Nathan compiled 2,762 points on Sunday after posting three new personal bests in the shot put (14.09m), 80m hurdles (11.95 seconds), and 800m (2:23.25), and added 5.47m in the long jump and 1-56m in the high jump.

WEST CHESHIRE AC’S men celebrated a team victory at Sunday’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race.

Steve Fernyhough (first over-40 man in 36:15), Matthew Douglass (first under 20 man in 36:21), Neil Hershaw (first over-55 man in 37:43), and Henry Robinson (second under 20 man in 38:36) combined for success.

Keely Smith won the over-35 ladies age group category and finished third lady overall with 38:05, while Luke Parker was third under 20 man in 39:21, and Andrew Clague finished second over-50 man in 39:30.

Clare Mallon won the over-45 ladies age group with 45:58, while Steve Hillier was seventh over-40 man in 44:16, and Stephen Ball posted 45:48 for sixth spot in his over-45 men’s age group. 

Chris Williams (Vale Royal) retained his title with a time of 33:29, ahead of runner-up Tom Morland (Chester Tri) in 34:52, and third-placed Andrew Bromley (35:07), while Lindsay Fisher won the ladies title in 37:03, ahead of Liz Renondeau (Vale Royal) in 37:24, and Helsby Running Club won the ladies team title.

FIXTURES this weekend include the North of England Road Relay Championships at SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, September 25, for Under 13s upwards, and the Farndon 10k Road Race, also on Sunday.

WEST CHESHIRE AC are helping to organise the Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Tuesday, (September 27), from 3.30pm.

THE final round of the Wirral Multi-Terrain Race Series takes place on Tuesday, (September 27), at Arrowe Park (6.30pm).

Posted by Dave Alexander
19th September 2022

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