Press Report: Busy Weekend for WCAC

A TOTAL of 221 youngsters represented 41 schools at the opening round of Saturday’s West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Christleton’s Dylan Chandler, Dylan Gledhill, and Oliver Dowell secured a 1-2-3 in the year seven boys’ race, while Bishop Heber pair Emilia Pyper and Eleanor Wheeler finished first and second respectively in the year eight girls’ event ahead of third placed Grace Andrews (Ellesmere Port College).

Harriet Beattie (Bishop Heber) won the year seven girls’ race ahead of Isabella Parkinson (Wade Deacon) and Poppy Coates (West Kirby) who were second and third.

Cole Morgan (Ellesmere Port Catholic High) won the year eight boys’ race ahead of Upton’s Oliver Eaton, and third-placed Jack Boden (Neston).

Farndon duo Zara Evans and Mollie Quinton were first and second in the year four girls’ race, ahead of Felicity Snowden (Tattenhall Park).

Polly Morait (Farndon) won the year three girls’ race ahead of Newton’s Poppy Troman and Ava Phillips (King’s).

Acresfield’s Aubrui Newman enjoyed a 10-seconds winning margin in the year three boys’ race ahead of runner-up Jake Mylchreest (Newton) and third-placed Henry Chandler (Christleton).

Caleb Newman (Acresfield) won the year four boys’ race ahead of Jack Arnold (Upton Heath) in second spot and third placed Leo Watts (Whitby Heath).

Marie-Ange Robson (Childer Thornton) celebrated success in the year five girls’ race ahead of runner up Elsie Jones (Willaston) and third placed Poppy McKenna (King’s).

Willaston’s Jacob Wilson won the year five boys’ race ahead of Leon Betteridge (Hoole) and Scott Cornwell (Newton) who were second and third respectively.

Amelia Snowden (Tattenhall Park) enjoyed victory in the year six girls’ race ahead of Willaston’s Emma Gauller who was second and third placed Nia Manson (Tattenhall Park).

Noah Booth (Upton Heath) won the year six boys’ race ahead of Sidney Carr (Acresfield) and Harley Scadeng (Tarvin) who were second and third respectively.

The next round in the series is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 5.Β 

LIZ RENONDEAU celebrated a gold medal-winning Great Britain debut on Saturday.

The second claim West Cheshire Athletic Club member helped her country earn top spot in the ladies’ team competition at the inaugural European 50km Championships held at Agila, Spain.

Liz was fifth team counter for GB in a time of three hours 55 minutes 25 seconds and backed up team members Alison Lavender, Sally O’Gorman, Rebecca Bunting, and Chloe Richardson.

The Great Britain team topped the podium alongside hosts, Spain, who pocketed the silver medal, and bronze medallists Croatia.  

FIXTURES this weekend include the opening round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League, on Saturday, at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester (12.15pm start), and the second round of the North Staffs Cross Country League, on Saturday, at Stafford Common (12 noon start).

The Borders Road Running League First Round takes place at Harrison Drive, New Brighton, this Sunday (11am start). The start and finish will be near the Home Bargains store on the Promenade.

WEST CHESHIRE AC is offering Sportshall Athletics training sessions on Wednesdays, between 7pm and 8pm, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester.

THE full list of provisional dates and venues for the Borders Road Running League 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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
10th October 2022

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