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KEELY SMITH, Clare Mallon and Sarah Hibbert all celebrated record-breaking performances at the London Marathon.

Keely clocked 2:50:22 to improve her own West Cheshire Athletic Club record and break the over-40 women’s club record that had stood for 25 years and finish 11th for her age group in the capital, while Clare improved the over-45 women’s record with a time of 3:38:59, and Sarah posted 3:54:45 which bettered her over-50 women’s mark from two years ago and set a first mark for an over-55 woman.

Steve Duffy was the first West Cheshire AC man to finish, posting 2:56:04, ahead of Wullie McGarrell (2:57), Fiona Cook (2:58:03), and Jon Park (2:58:04), just days after completing the Chicago Marathon.

Danny Paddock completed the distance in 3:00:32, ahead of Mark Davies (3:15:13), Steve Roberts (3:19:24), and Anest Muller (3:38:20).

A TOTAL of 73 West Cheshire AC members took part in the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

West Cheshire AC won the under 11s boys and girls team competition, finished second in the women’s team event, and third in the men’s team competition.

Top performances during the day were achieved by Danielle Erskine who won the senior women’s triple jump with 10.19m, while Mia Johnson won her under 13 girls 100m in 13.3 seconds, and Will Rawson hit a winning mark of 29.49m in the under 15 boys javelin.

The second round of the Cheshire Track and Field League will be held at Wrexham on Saturday, June 17.

WEST CHESHIRE AC hosted Sunday’s penultimate round of the Borders Road Running League at short notice, but the event attracted more than 260 runners who completed a three lap, 9.4km course.
Jamie Richardson was third in a time of 30:44, ahead of Graham Wells (21st in 33:43), Steve Fernyhough (45th in 36:15), Andrew Clague (54th in 36:57), Emma Nutt (12th lady in in 40:45), Claire Harris (13th lady in 40:51), Neil Field (115th in 43:39), Stephen Ball (133rd in 46:05), Dave Tiernan (137th in 46:56), Amy Mills (52nd in 48:55), and Ellie Robinson.

The final round of the Borders League will be held on Wednesday, May 17, at Prestatyn (7.30pm start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the first round of the Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday (11.15am start); and the British Universities and Colleges Track and Field Championships in Manchester on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire Track and Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. The closing date for entries is May 7. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of five. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each age group. The online entry link can be found at: www.cheshireaa.com
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 match on 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
24th April 2023
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  1. There is an Open Meeting at Trafford Monday 1st May. (the usual date). Electronic timing for all races
    open to all age groups. see their website as I understand start is 1 hour earlier than normal due to high numbers of competitors.

    Comment by Tim Durrant — 25th April 2023 @ 12:33 pm

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