Press Report: Good results indoors and out

MAE GRANT was crowned Welsh champion in Cardiff at the weekend.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club member celebrated a gold medal-winning display in the under 15 girls triple jump with a new Welsh Indoor Championship best performance of 9.57m.

Mae was joined at the two-day fixture by Mia Johnson who pocketed two under 15 girls bronze medals in the 60m final with a time of 8.01 seconds, and in the 300m with a time of 45.43 seconds.

Emma Holmes rounded the senior women’s 400m final in a time of 57.12 seconds for fourth position, and Imogen Pughe reached the semi-finals and clocked 59.63 seconds.

FOUR West Cheshire AC members made the trip to East Park, Sedgefield, for the Northern Cross Country Championships.

Emilia Pyper rounded the under 15 girls course for 22nd spot in a time of 14:17, while Cosette Wearden posted 19:03 for 28th place in the under 17 women’s event.

Harriet Beattie (47th in 12:14) and Nia Manson (53rd in 12:18) completed the under 13 girls race.

West Cheshire AC was also represented at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League on Sunday at Thurstaston.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships at Knights Grange, Winsford, on Saturday, while the Northern Under 13s and Under 15s Indoor Track and Field Championships take place at Sheffield, on Saturday and Sunday.

THE West Cheshire AC Annual Presentation Evening will be held on Friday, February 2, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester. Follow this link to purchase tickets:

WEST CHESHIRE AC has a busy schedule of fixtures lined up for the year ahead.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit will host two pre-season open track and field meetings, as well as host the Cheshire County Schools Track and Field Championships, and the English Schools Track and Field Cup Regional A and B Finals.

The Cheshire Schools Championships take place on Saturday, June 8, while the English Schools Track and Field Cup Regional A and B Finals will be held on Wednesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 12.

West Cheshire AC will compete in the Under 13/Under 15 Youth Development League West Premier Division at Trafford on Saturday, April 20; at Liverpool on Sunday, May 19; at Preston on Sunday, June 23; and at Bebington Oval on Saturday, July 20.

And the Club will participate in the Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League North West Division One at Blackpool on Sunday, April 28; at Leigh on Sunday, May 26; and at Wigan on Sunday, June 30.

The Club’s Northern Track and Field League squad will take part in West Premier Division fixtures at Blackburn on Saturday, May 18; at Litherland on Saturday, June 15; at Bury on Sunday, July 14; and at Ellesmere Port on Saturday, August 17.

West Cheshire AC will host the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League on Saturday, April 27, and other fixtures will be held on Sunday, June 2; Sunday, July 21; and Sunday, August 25.

West Cheshire AC will also host their annual Secondary Schools Track and Field Cup match on Wednesday, May 1; and the annual Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Track and Field fixture in July.

ENTRIES are open for the Manchester Indoor Open Track and Field Winter Series being held on Sundays, February 18, and March 10. More information at this link:

THE Cheshire AA Road Race Grand Prix fixtures have been announced for 2024: High Legh 10k on March 17; Chester Spring 5 Miler on April 10; Christleton 5k in Mid May; Dunham Massey Park Run on May 25; Warrington Park Run on July 20; Sandbach 10k on August 18; and Crewe Park Run on September 14.

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

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th January 2024

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