Press Report: Records for Lindsay and Keely

LINDSAY FISHER and Keely Smith celebrated new club records in Sunday’s Chester 10k Road Race.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club pair impressed at the popular event which started on Nuns Road alongside the Racecourse and finished in the City Centre.

Lindsay clocked a new West Cheshire AC female 10km record time of 36 minutes 56 seconds, improving the previous best time achieved in 2001.

And Keely set a new West Cheshire AC over-40 age group record time of 38:30 to improve a record that had stood since 1999.

Michael Young headed the club contingent of 21 runners at the event, finishing 11th in his over-35 age group in a time of 34:52, ahead of club mates Jon Park (15th over-35 man in 35:36), Jack Gannon (17th over-35 man in 36:33), and Steve King (17th over-45 man in 36:56).

Ellis Hancock was second in his under 17 age group with a time of 40:27, ahead of Andy Carter (24th over-50 man in 42:13), Steve Roberts (27th over-45 man in 42:15), Andrew Barratt (fourth under 17 man in 42:57), Brian Cremin (53rd over-35 man in 42:47), Luke Ellis (62nd over-35 man in 44:10), Steve Hillier (40th over-45 man in 45:41), and Dave Barratt (34th over-50 man in 45:39).

Paul Cain finished 45th in his over 50 age group with 46:31, ahead of Stephen Ball (53rd over-45 man in 46:58), David Morris (85th over-35 man in 46:45), John Blake (48th over-50 man in 47:36), Ellen McMahon (31st under-35 lady in 47:35), Steve Fernyhough (144th over-40 man in 54:13), and Kimberly Morris (72nd over-45 man in 57:19).

ELEVEN West Cheshire AC members represented Cheshire at Saturday’s UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.

Jamie Richardson was first home for his county under 20 men’s team, posting 18th position in a time of 29:53, backed up by fourth Cheshire team counter Sammy Hollins (67th in 31:56) and Henry Robinson (fifth counter and 110th overall in 33:38), to earn Cheshire fifth team place.

Emilia Pyper (214th in 15:47) was second counter for Cheshire in the under 13 girls race, supported by Harriet Beattie (sixth team counter and 236th in 16:01), and Eleanor Wheeler (eighth team counter and 252nd in 16:11).

Jodi Bemand (77th in 28:17) secured second spot for Cheshire who finished ninth in the team competition, while Holly Coates (102nd in 18:16) and Cosette Wearden (225th in 19:44) were fourth and eighth finishers for Cheshire who were fifth team in the under 15 girls event.

Isabella Rimmer was fourth home for Cheshire in the under 17 women’s race after posting 26:50 for 219th spot, supported by Megan White who was sixth team counter and 247th in 30:18.

THOMAS RIMMER clocked a time of 12:47 for third spot in the under 13 boys race at the final round of the Manchester Cross Country League held at Heaton Park on Saturday and his performance secured third position overall in the five-race series.

Nia Manson rounded the under 11 girls race in 12:56 for 14th position on the day and 13th place overall, while Traci Shipley was seventh in her over-55 age group on the day and sixth overall; Angela Tegg was 15th in her over-50 age group on the day and 17th overall, and Paul Morrison finished 42nd in her 20-39 age group on the day and was 28th overall.

Sammy Hollins finished first in his under 20 age group overall, and Isabella Rimmer finished fourth overall in her under 17 ladies age group competition. 

SARA PEARSON hit a season’s best distance of 10.42m in the under 17 women’s shot put at the Manchester Indoor Open Meeting on Sunday.

PHIL WOODLEY posted a new personal best time of 64:40 at the Nottingham 10 Miles Road Race on Saturday.

ENTRIES will be accepted on the day for the West Cheshire AC 25th Anniversary Open Track and Field Meetings being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Saturday, (March 18), and on Sunday, March 26.

ENTRIES have now opened for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, on Wednesday 12th April (7pm start). The online link for entries is:

Any West Cheshire AC member entering and running is reminded to provide a helper/marshal to assist at the event. 

FIXTURES this weekend include the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host both the Cheshire County Clubs’ Track and Field Championships (Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14), and the Cheshire Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (Saturday, June 10), at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, as well as Cheshire Track and Field League matches on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, September 3; a Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Sunday, April 30; a Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixtures on Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, July 8; and a Northern Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, May 20. 

West Cheshire AC will also host the West Cheshire AC Secondary Schools Track and Cup Field Cup fixture on Wednesday, May 10; the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 17; the North West Regional B Final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, June 14; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Monday, June 19; the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 23; and the Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Track and Field Schools Championships on Wednesday, July 5.

Posted by Dave Alexander
13th March 2023

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