Press Report: International Call-Up for Emma and Jamie

EMMA HOLMES and Jamie Richardson have been selected to represent England.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo are rewarded for a series of impressive performances so far this season.

Emma has been called up to represent her country at the Under 20 Welsh International fixture being held at the Cardiff International Sports Campus this Saturday.

And Jamie will line up for England who are represented by a strong team of eight under 20 athletes at the Trofeo Opitergium over 5km and 10km, in Italy, on September 16.

Jamie gained selection after demonstrating excellent form on the roads, running 14:41 to finish 17th at the England Senior 5k Championships in April.

WEST CHESHIRE AC retained their West Premier Division status after the final round of the Northern Track and Field League held at Trafford on Saturday.

The purple-vested outfit was backed up by several veterans who registered club age group record performances.

Joy Hickman posted a new over 55 womens’ 1500m mark, while Debra Bemand rounded the 3,000m steeplechase in a new over-50 age group best.

Andrew Parker produced two over-45 age group records in the 400m and 400m hurdles, where he was joined by John Pughe who achieved a new over-50 men’s 400m hurdles record.

Mother and daughter, Debra and Jodi Bemand, celebrated a double success in the 3,000m steeplechase, with Jodi winning the A race in 12:32.03, and Debra clocking 17:07.42 for a B race victory.

Beth McMahon (71:15) and Carys Manson (75:79) teamed up for success in the A and B 400m hurdles races, and Carys added a B win from the 100m hurdles in 19.80.

Danielle Erskine achieved a winning distance of 10.18m in the triple jump, and Dave McKay launched the javelin to a winning mark of 45.48m.

Other important point scorers and team players included Alex Rutherford, Patrick O’Loughlin, Bradley Spurdens, Matthew Jones, Paul Morrison, Andy Manson, Will Scott, Alan Littler, Will Rattray, Imogen Pughe, Ruby Wisbey, Emma Nutt, Abigail Cartwright, Megan Kettle, Sharon Stoll and Debra Erskine.

ROUND FOUR RESULT: 1 Sale Harriers Manchester 486 points; 2 Wirral AC 378; 3 Trafford AC 348.5; 4 Team Isle of Man 321.5; 5 Blackburn Harriers & AC 318; 6 West Cheshire AC 310.

OVERALL STANDINGS (after final round): 1 Wirral AC 19 points; 2 Sale Harriers Manchester 15; 3 West Cheshire AC 14; 4 Blackburn Harriers & AC 14; 5 Trafford AC 13; 6 Team Isle of Man 9.

STEVE FERNYHOUGH completed the Race The Train Rotary Challenge event at Tywyn, Mid Wales, in a time of one hour 46 minutes, while West Cheshire AC team mate, Danny Paddock posted 1:54:14.

NEIL FIELD (60:03) and Mark Povey (60:05) completed the Birchwood 10k Road Race at Warrington on Sunday.

MICHAEL YOUNG (third over-35 man in 15:59) headed West Cheshire AC’s contingent at the Ellesmere Port Five Miles Road Race held at Capenhurst.

He was joined at the fixture by Graham Wells (second over-45 man in 16:43), Danny Paddock (17:16), Lewis Morris (17:26), Isaac McKenna (17:55), Neil Hershaw (second over-55 man in 17:55), Mark Davies (18:53), Jodi Bemand (third under 20 lady in 19:32), Richard Hayes (19:59), Noah Woolgar (20:14), Emma Nutt (20:46), Joy Hickman (second over-55 lady in 21:44), Traci Shipley (third over-55 lady in 22:50), Sarah Hibbert (23:36), Debra Bemand (23:41), and Brian Wright (23:48).

ENTRIES are still being accepted for next month’s 40th Anniversary Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race.

Host club West Cheshire Athletic Club will be staging the popular fixture at 11am on Sunday, September 17th. The main race is supplemented by a 1.5 miles fun run around the village which starts at 12.15pm, for which entries will be accepted on the day inside Guilden Sutton Village Hall.

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FIXTURES this weekend include the Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race at Kingsley, on Friday night; the England Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s Championships, at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, on Saturday and Sunday; a Trafford AC Open Track and Field Medal Meeting on Monday, August 28; and the Moel Famau Fell Race, at Cilcain also on Monday.

Posted by Dave Alexander
22nd August 2023

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