Press Report: The Hills are Alive for WCAC

KERRY RILEY and Jodi Bemand celebrated success at the Clwydian Hills Race.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo impressed at the fixture which started and finished at Cilcain and featured ascents of Moel Famau, Moel Dywyll, Moel Llys-y-coed, as well as the Clwydian Way and Offa’s Dyke Path.

Kerry was fourth woman overall and first woman under 35 to finish, in a time of one hour 58 minutes 30 seconds, and Jodi was the first under 18 woman finisher in a time of 2:22:23.

Daniel Thwaites was seventh over-40 man in 1:58:31, ahead of Emma Nutt (second woman under 35 in 2:08:07), and Mark Davies (14th over-40 man in 2:23:11).

COSETTE WEARDEN, and brother and sister, Thomas and Isabella Rimmer, represented West Cheshire AC at the third round of the North Staffs Cross Country League held at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent.

Michael Young finished 4th in Sunday’s Eryri (Snowdon) Marathon in 2:47:57, followed by Steve Duffy (72nd, 3:21:48) and Richard Hunt (836th, 5:14:48).

FIXTURES this weekend include the latest round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series on Saturday, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Registration for year 3 pupils is at 9.30am in the Trackside Room, and all other age groups should register from 10am.

ENTRIES are now open for the 2022 Chester Round the Walls Race (50th anniversary!). Take advantage of a discounted entry offer for West Cheshire AC’s 3-race series (Chester Round the Walls on Boxing Day, Chester Spring 5 Race on April 12, and Guilden Sutton 10K Race on September 17. The entry link is here:

THE 2023 English Cross Country Championships will be held at Bolesworth Castle, near Tattenhall, Chester, on Saturday, February 25.

WEST CHESHIRE AC’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Trackside Room, on Friday, November 18, (7:30pm start).

ENTRIES are now open for the UK Cross Challenge fixture at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on 26th November, with races for Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors. The online entry link is here:

ENTRIES for the Northern Seniors, under 20, and under 17 Indoor Track and Field Championships on January 14 and 15, and the Northern Junior Indoor Championships on February 5 are now open! Both events take place at EIS Sheffield and can be entered via:

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Meetings being held at SportCity on December 4, December 18, January 8, January 29, February 12, and March 12. The online entry link and more information can be found here:

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

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

Posted by Dave Alexander
31st October 2022

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