Press Report: Jodi and Jamie are Top Juniors

JAMIE RICHARDSON and Jodi Bemand spearheaded West Cheshire Athletic Club’s charge in Sunday’s Borders Road Running League fixture.

The purple-vested duo won their under 20 age groups, with Jamie posting 26 minutes 43 seconds for second place overall and Jodi clocking 34:03 for eighth spot in the ladies race at the five miles Trac Mon, Anglesey course.

Jamie was supported in the men’s race by Graham Wells (17th in 28:54), Henry Robinson (47th in 31:40), Paul Morrison (54th in 32:18), Andrew Clague (62nd in 32:59), Andy Carter (79th in 34:07), Ian Ackroyd (132nd in 39:13), Dave Tiernan (136th in 39:53), and Elwyn Sharps (176th in 48:51).

And Jodi was backed up in the women’s race by Emma Nutt (23rd in 35:54), Traci Shipley (38th in 37:28), Debra Bemand (56th in 40:14), Joy Hickman (61st in 41:02), and Amy Mills (63rd in 41:09).


MEN Division One: 1 Wallasey 1032 points; 2 Wrexham 1162; 3 Helsby 1489; 4 Deeside 1950; 5 Buckley 2274; 6 West Cheshire AC 2380; 7 Wirral AC 2440.

MEN Division Two: 1 Chester Tri 1556 points, 2 Ellesmere Port 1602; 3 Cybi 1753, 4 Pensby 1773; 5 Prestatyn 1856; 6 UTS 2579; 7 Wrecsam Tri 2732; 8 Deestriders 3043; 9 Birkenhead 3963; 10 Eryri 5508; 11 Tattenhall 7265.

WOMENS Division One: 1 Deeside 230; 2 Helsby 235; 3 Wirral 264; 4 West Cheshire 394; 5 Buckley 428; 6 Wallasey 472; 7 Deestriders 757.

WOMENS Division Two: 1 UTS 121; 2 Ellesmere Port 187; 3 Prestatyn 269; 4 Chester Tri 302; 5 Pensby 422; 6 Cybi 544; 7 Wrexham 716; 8 Wrecsam Tri 923; 9 Tattenhall 1045; 10 Eryri 1095; 11 Birkenhead 1489.

The next round of the Borders Road Running League will be hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, January 21, at Delamere Forest. 

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC members celebrated new personal bests at the latest Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting held at SportCity.

Alfie Lane clocked 7.63 seconds and 37.96 seconds respectively in his under 17 men’s 60m and 300m races respectively alongside Fergus Garland who clocked 7.63 and a new under 20 men’s pb of 37.39.

Emma Holmes blasted her way to a new under 20 women’s 60m best of 8.09 and posted 61.14 in her 400m, while Yasmin Smith clocked a new under 20 women’s 60m best of 8.21.

Milo Harding posted a new under 17 men’s 60m best of 8.31, while Ruby Phillips posted a new under 15 girls 60m best of 8.57, and Ruban Harris achieved a new under 20 men’s long jump best of 5.47m.

Carys Manson clocked a new under 17 women’s 60m hurdles best of 9.92 and added 8.74 in her 60m and 48.21 in the 300m, while her sister, Beth achieved new pb’s in the under 15 girls 300m (45.55) and shot put (6.62m) and added 8.83 in her 60m.

Theo Shepherd posted a new under 15 boys 300m (40.20) and added 7.97 in his 60m, while Satine Wearden achieved a new under 15 girls 60m best of 9.63 and hit 6.04m in the shot.

Ruby Billington rounded the under 15 girls 600m in a new best of 1:58.6 and hit 4.20m in the shot, while Ruby Wisbey cleared 1-35m in the under 20 women’s high jump. 

The next Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting will be held at SportCity on Sunday, January 8.

ENTRIES close on January 1 for the Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships being held at Knights Grange, Winsford, on Sunday, January 8. The online link is:

FIXTURES this weekend include the 50th Anniversary Chester Round The Walls Race being organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club on Boxing Day from Chester Racecourse (10.30am start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
19th December 2022

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