Press Report: Wullie Stays Strong to Take Record

WULLIE McGARRELL celebrated a record-breaking performance at the Myerscough 10 Miles Road Race.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club member clocked 62 minutes 59 seconds to win his over-55 men’s age group prize and post a new club record age group time.

Wullie sliced two seconds off his previous best time for 10 miles at the fixture near Preston after clocking 63:01 a fortnight ago in another 10 miles race.

NOAH WOOLGAR and Eleanor Wheeler enjoyed success in Sunday’s Chester Santa Dash event.

The West Cheshire AC pair were first boy and first girl respectively after negotiating a 3.3km route that featured iconic sights of the city including Grosvenor Park, the amphitheatre, Eastgate Clock, Chester Cathedral, and Chester Town Hall.

POPPY COATES helped West Kirby Grammar School’s Junior Girls team finish 14th at the English Schools Cross Country Cup fixture on Saturday held at Leeds Grammar School.

LIZ RENONDEAU won the British Masters 5k Championships title at Battersea Park, London, in a time of 17 minutes 50 seconds, seven seconds ahead of her nearest rival.  

SISTERS Ruby and Aimee Phillips, of West Cheshire AC, grabbed glory at the first Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting of the season on Sunday.

Ruby posted a winning time of 1:40:15 in her under 15 girls’ race, while Aimee clocked 1:43:24 for success in her under 17 ladies’ race.

Alfie Lane posted 7.49 seconds in his under 17 men’s 60m and added 38.51 seconds for his 300m.

Eva Brooks long jumped 3.90m and added 8.91 seconds for her under 15 girls’ 60m and 2:19.48 for her 600m, while Theo Shepherd clocked 7.91 seconds in his under 15 boys’ 60m and 40.51 seconds in his 300m, and Macey Jones delivered 8.09 seconds in her under 15 girls’ 60m and 46.02 seconds in her 300m.

Sisters Carys and Beth Manson were also in action, with Carys achieving 10.19 seconds in her under 17 ladies’ 60m hurdles, 8.83 seconds in her 60m and 47.40 seconds in her 300m, while Beth posted 9.01 in her under 15 girls’ 60m, 47.28 seconds in her 300m, and hit 5.70m in the shot put.

Holly Bosworth clocked 8.30m in her under 17 ladies’ 60m and 43.83 seconds in the 300m, while Lara Fields posted 8.54 seconds in her under 17 ladies’ 60m and 45.94 seconds in her 300m.

Lydia Walker achieved 8.43 seconds in her under 15 girls’ 60m and 48.58 seconds in her 300m, while Nancy Farmer rounded the under 17 ladies’ 600m in 1:57.12.

Ruby Billington cleared 1-41m in the under 15 girls’ high jump and posted 9.13 seconds in her 60m, while Nancy Collins clocked 9.01 seconds in her under 15 girls’ 60m and 52.51 seconds in her 300m.

The next Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 18, and the entry link is:

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the West Cheshire Athletic Club Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday (9.30am registration for a 10am start), and the North Staffs Cross Country League Fourth Round, at Keele University, on Saturday (12 noon start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
5th December 2022

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