Press Report: WCAC Men First at Guilden Sutton

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club celebrated success in Sunday’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race.

The purple-vested club, who organised the 40th anniversary fixture, secured the men’s team title thanks to Graham Wells (first over-45 man and 10th overall in 35:42), Jon Park (11th in 35:50), and Steve Fernyhough (second over-40 man and 15th overall in 36:50), while Ellis Hancock (40:04) was first in the under 20 men’s age group.

Rob Weston, of Shrewsbury AC, won the race in 34:12, while Mike Fryer (Helsby Running Club) was second in 34:25, and Will Kozer (Widnes Running Club) was third in 34:54.

Rebecca Jackson, of Wilmslow Running Club, won the ladies title in 38:33, ahead of runner-up Georgia Powell (45:20) and third-placed Kelly Atkinson (45:33), while Vale Royal AC won the women’s team event. 

The event attracted 151 finishers and West Cheshire AC’s other finishers included Andrew Clague (39:30), Andy Carter (42:10), Andrew Barratt (43:05), Joy Hickman (46:02), Dave Barratt (48:44), Phil Gent (48:48), and Su Baird (57:46).

JAMIE RICHARDSON of West Cheshire AC made his England debut on Sunday and helped his country claim a bronze medal at the Trofeo Opitergium for the combined team competition in a highly competitive event in Oderzo, Italy.

Jamie competed in sweltering 27 degree sunshine and clocked a new 10k personal best time of 31:46 to earn England’s under 20 men’s team fifth place, just 27 seconds behind the bronze medal, and third position in the Combined Team Competition.

RUBY WISBEY and Nathan Brassington of West Cheshire AC represented Cheshire at Bedford in the English Schools Combined Events Championship Final.

Ruby compiled 3,795 points for 11th position out of 24 competitors in the Under 20 women’s heptathlon, while Nathan finished 17th out of 34 competitors with 4,171 points in the Under 17 Men’s Octathlon.

CHRISTIAN HOLCOMBE represented West Cheshire AC at the Liverpool Jumps and Throws Meeting at Wavertree and achieved 11.12m for second place in the senior men’s triple jump.

DANNY PADDOCK (1:24:49), Dave Alexander (1:25:20), and Mark Davies (1:32:26) represented West Cheshire AC at Sunday’s Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Final Fling Competition at Wrexham on Saturday and Sunday, the Northern Road Relay Championships at Birkenhead Park, on Sunday, and the Farndon 10k Road Race also on Sunday. 

WEST CHESHIRE AC’S Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village will take place on Saturdays, October 7; November 4, November 18, and December 9, all with a 10am start.

THE remaining fixture in the Wirral Multi-Terrain League is on Tuesday, September 26, at Arrowe Park (6.30pm start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
20th September 2023

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