Press Report: WCAC are all over the Country

COSETTE WEARDEN celebrated success at Stafford Common on Saturday.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager won the under 17 women’s race at the second round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Stafford Common.

Cosette covered the 4.5km course in a time of 15 minutes 49 seconds and finished 21 seconds clear of her nearest rival.

NEIL HERSHAW and Andrew Clague grabbed a one-two finish in their over-55 age category at the opening round of the North Wales Cross Country League.

They were backed up at Treborth, Bangor, by club mates Jeff Gifford who was fourth in the over-55 age category, and by Andy Carter who clocked 46:31.

Georgina Duffey (fifth under 20 lady  in 28:43), Anest Muller (seventh over-40 lady in 28:44), Alex Duffey (34:19), and Emily Murphy (39:01) combined in the Senior Women’s race.

Jack Arnold achieved fourth spot in the under 11 boys race, while Eleanor Wheeler was fifth in the under 15 girls race, Nia Manson was sixth in the under 13 girls race, Rose Grimsditch and Heidi Wetherall were eighth and ninth in the under 11 girls race, and George Grimsditch finished ninth in the under 13 boys event.

NANCY FARMER completed the under 17 ladies race at the opening round of the Manchester Cross Country League at Heaton Park in seventh place.

Nancy was supported at the fixture by West Cheshire AC’s Emilia Pyper who was ninth in the under 15 girls race, Lauren Higgins who was 19th in the under 13 girls race, and Isla Lambert who was 48th in the under 11 girls race.

Dan Walker (28th), Lewis Morris (30th) and Noah Woolgar (31st) combined for eighth team position in the under 15 boys race.

Lucie Truett (32nd) and Anna Woolgar (fifth over-45 lady) completed the Senior Women’s race, while Bradley Spurdens (75th), Paul Morrison (118th), Joe Massey (130th), Jeff Lambert (161st) and Richard Hayes (21st over-50 man) combined in the Senior Men’s event.

BRIAN WRIGHT and Sarah Hibbert represented West Cheshire AC at the Amsterdam Half Marathon and clocked times of 1:50:52 and 1:51:59 respectively.

KATIE CLARKE completed her first-ever marathon in a time of 3:01:37 in Chicago.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the North Wales Junior League (10.30am start) and Senior League (12.50pm start) on Saturday at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.

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 next round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series will be held on Saturday, November 4, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
17th October 2023

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