Press Report: Wests Endure at Wythenshawe

SIX West Cheshire Athletic Club members produced top-10 finishes on Saturday at Wythenshawe Park.

Poppy McKenna, Andrew Clague, Nancy Farmer, Anna Woolgar, Nia Manson and Emilia Pyper all impressed at the second round of the Manchester Area Cross-country League.

Poppy clocked 11 minutes 52 seconds for fourth spot in the under 11 girls race ahead of Heidi Wetherall (38th in 13:35) and Isla Lambert (56th in 15:32).

Andrew posted sixth spot with a time of 46:38 in his over-55 age group, alongside Dave Alexander (11th over-50 man in 45:28), Richard Hayes (23rd over-50 man in 48:48), Matthew McCreadie (16th under 20 man in 52:52), Adam McCreadie (62nd over-45 man in 52:56), and Julian Tegg (53rd over-50 man in 60:03).

Nancy secured eighth position in the under 17 ladies race in a time of 28:13, while Anna was eighth in her over-45 age group in 38:19, alongside club mates Amanda Newall (18th over-45 lady in 41:26), Angela Tegg (19th over-50 lady in 44:35), Debra Bemand (24th over-50 lady in 46:54), and Alex Duffey (43rd over-45 lady in 47:54).

Nia finished 10th with 14:36 in the under 13 girls race, ahead of Lauren Higgins (27th in 15:46), while Emilia secured 10th spot in the under 15 girls race with a time of 19:35.

Dylan Gledhill (23rd in 14:13) and Max Henderson (29th in 14:23) combined for West Cheshire AC in the under 13 boys race.

Lewis Morris (18th in 17:35), Noah Woolgar (33rd in 18:13), Ben Newall (59th in 20:22), and Dan Hooker (72nd in 22:04) teamed up in the under 15 boys race. 

FIXTURES this weekend include the third round of the West Cheshire AC Cross Country Race Series, on Saturday, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start), while several West Cheshire AC youngsters will be representing Cheshire on Saturday in Warwickshire in the Inter Counties Schools Cross Country Dave Sunderland Cup fixture, and the third round of the North Staffs Cross Country League takes place at Park Hall, Stoke on Trent.

ENTRIES for this year’s Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day have now closed.

THE next round of the North Wales Cross Country League will take place at a new course around Boreatton Park, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, on Saturday, November 25. 

THE West Cheshire AC AGM will be held on Tuesday, November 28, in the EPSV Trackside Room, at 8.15pm.

Posted by Dave Alexander
13th November 2023

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