Press Report: Good Start to Borders at Caernarfon

MICHAEL YOUNG pointed West Cheshire Athletic Club to victory on Sunday at Caernarfon.

Michael was first home for his club at the opening round of the Borders Road Running League and posted 32 minutes 40 seconds for the 10k course to finish third overall behind Wrexham AC duo James Mills (32:05) and Connor Rogers (32:26).

Michael was backed up by club mates Graham Wells (33rd in 36:16), Dave Shearer (35th in 36:28), Steve Fernyhough (39th in 36:50), Isaac McKenna (42nd in 36:59), Wullie McGarrell (first over 55 man and 55th overall in 37:56), Danny Paddock (63rd in 38:36), Andrew Clague (second over-55 man and 68th overall in 39:12), Jeff Gifford (94th in 41:27), Andy Carter (97th in 41:50), Tom Booth (122nd in 44:08), Brian Cremin (143rd in 46:04), Paul Morrison (160th), and Dave Tiernan (170th in 49:52), 

West Cheshire AC won the Division Two men’s team competition at the fixture which attracted 315 finishers.

Keely Smith clocked a new over-40 ladies club record time of 38:17 to win her age group, finish third lady overall, and headed the West Cheshire AC ladies team to second place in Division Two.

Keely was backed up by team mates Fiona Cook (first over-35 lady and sixth lady overall in 39:02), Emma Nutt (34th lady in 45:59), Joy Hickman (third over-55 lady and 35th lady overall in 46:17), Amy Mills (57th lady in 49:17), Debra Bemand (66th lady in 50:29), and Agnieszka Shaw (74th lady in 51:26).


MEN’S DIVISION ONE: 1 Buckley 265 points; 2 Helsby 545; 3 Wallasey 580; 4 Ellesmere Port 716; 5 Wirral 902; 6 Wrexham 1006; 7 Chester Tri 1145.

DIVISION TWO: 1 West Cheshire 270; 2 Cybi 407; 3 Deeside 414; 4 Eryri 510; 5 Prestatyn 619; 6 Deestriders 647; 7 Pensby 802; 8 UTS 956; 9 Wrecsam Tri 1215; 10 Birkenhead 2141; 11 Tattenhall 3180.

WOMEN’S DIVISION ONE: 1 Deeside 66; 2 Wallasey 157; 3 UTS 243; 4 Buckley 266; 5 Helsby 290; 6 Ellesmere Port 395; 7 Wirral 831.

DIVISION TWO: 1 Eryri 56; 2 West Cheshire 78; 3 Pensby 106; 4 Cybi 114; 5 Prestatyn 174; 6 Chester Tri 185; 7 Wrexham 290; 8 Deestriders 374; 9 Birkenhead 590; 10 Wrecsam Tri 693; 11 Tattenhall 800.

LINDSAY FISHER clocked a new Club record of one hour 20 minutes 11 seconds at the Warrington Festival Half Marathon where she was joined by club mates Dan Paddock (1:28:56), Brian Cremin (1:40:25), Richard Hunt (1:55:54), and Mark Davies (1:45:15).

SHARON STOLL hit a new Club over 50 ladies age group record of 5.87m in the shot put at the Final Fling Competition held at Wrexham’s Queensway Stadium.

Sharon, who achieved an age group record of 24.80m at Trafford in June, was joined at Wrexham by daughter, Kara, who hit a new under 17 ladies personal best of 45.22m in the hammer.

Sidney Sharrock won the under 15 girls shot put with 10.87m, while Harriet Wheeler won the under 17 ladies javelin with 42.89m, and James Rawson launched the under 17 men’s javelin to a mark of 32.02m, alongside his brother, Will, who hit 29.92m in the under 15 boys javelin.

FIXTURES this weekend include the first round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village at Saturday (10am start), while the Chester Marathon (9am start) and Metric Marathon (10.10am start) take place on Sunday, at Chester Racecourse.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Chester Round The Walls Race being organised by West Cheshire AC from Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day. The online entry link is:

THE West Cheshire AC AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th November, in the EPSV Trackside Room, at 8:15pm.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at:

Posted by Dave Alexander
3rd October 2023

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