Press Report: Trio Spring to New Records

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club celebrated a hat-trick of records at the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.

Jamie Richardson won the race and equalled the outright five miles club record of 25 minutes 21 seconds, while daughter and mother, Jodi and Debra Bemand broke their own age group club records.

Jodi clocked a new under 17 womens record of 32:05, while Debra posted a new over 50 womens record of 36:58.

Jamie, an under 17 junior, was backed up by Michael Young (fifth in 25:51), Matthew Douglass (second under 20 man and ninth overall in 26:48), and Graham Wells (20th in 27:39) to secure the men’s team prize.

A total of 245 runners completed the event at the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on a calm, sunny evening.

Jamie finished three seconds clear of second-placed Ben Biggs (Buckley Runners), while Ryan Davis (Wrexham AC) was third in 25:29.

Hannah Cowley (Cheshire Dragons) won the ladies race in 28:52, with Sarah Hunter (Ackworth Road Runners) runner-up in 29:05, and Joanna Marsden (Cheshire Dragons) third with 29:11.

Kate Titlow was West Cheshire AC’s first female finisher, posting 31:00 for third senior lady and fifth female overall, supported by Jodi Bemand, Joy Hickman (first over-55 lady in 36:40), Debra Bemand, Georgina Duffey (second under 20 lady in 39:38), Henrietta Duffey (third under 20 lady in 40:52), and Cathryn Whalley (fifth over-50 lady in 42:49).

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Steve Fernyhough (sixth over-45 man in 27:50), Tom Booth (28th in 28:09), Sammy Hollins (fourth under 20 man and 30th overall in 28:39), Steve King (seventh over-45 man in 29:45), Neil Hershaw (second over-55 man in 30:25), Isaac Tait (sixth under 20 man and 57th overall in 30:48), Phil Woodley (59th in 30:57), Danny Paddock posted 31:35, Andrew Clague (32:00), Henry Robinson (seventh under 20 man in 32:19), Louis Tegg (eighth under 20 man in 33:19), Neil Field (33:51), Paul Cain (34:01), Phil Gent (38:31), and Brian Beattie (fourth over 75 man in 59:17).

COSETTE WEARDEN (Under 15 girls 3km), Evan Miller (under 15 boys 1200m), Violeta Brooks (FU15 150m) and sisters Aimee (under 17 ladies one mile) and Ruby Phillips (under 15 girls 600m) all broke West Cheshire AC age group records at the Warrington AC Open Track and Field Meeting.  

FIXTURES this weekend include the Macclesfield Open Track and Field Meeting being held on Saturday, April 23, and the first round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Bebington Oval, on Sunday, and the Wrexham Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday.

THE Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships will be held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. Online entries are now open at: SportSoft Entries and Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

BOTH the Northern Senior/U20 Track and Field Championships on June 18 and 19, and the U17/U15/U13 Northern Championships will be held at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool. The online entry link is: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

WCAC Endurance League

Last year’s winner Deb leads Ellie, Kate and Claire, while Neil leads Michael, Andrew and Dave. See near the bottom of the Races page for full tables of how all club members have fared up to the end of March 2022.

Anybody who may be interested in organising the league from next year onwards is free to find out what is involved by selecting “Road running officer” from the “Contact” webpage

WCAC Newsletter #372, 15-04-22

TRACK FEES

Please keep up to date with your track training fee payments – set a reminder to avoid getting into arrears via your top-up link.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Membership Secretary Jane Pughe has circulated an email to club members with a reminder to renew their club memberships. Please renew yours ASAP.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND HAPPY EASTER!

Many happy returns to the following club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Kyan Croft-Ilich, Ava Tinmouth, Owen McLaughlin, Noah Woolgar, Phil Woodley, Mike Lamb, Glen Hoskin, William Temple.

And Next Week: Tony Kennedy, Neil McIntyre, Dan Thwaites, Keiron Bradley, Callum Stow-Povall, Owen Parsons, Adam Gloyne-Phillips, Phil Renondeau.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

MONDAY – Trafford Open Track & Field Medal Meeting at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers!

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Club Membership Secretary Jane Pughe has circulated an email to club members with a reminder to renew their club memberships. Please renew yours ASAP.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER MACCLESFIELD OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETING

Monday 18th April is the online closing date for the Macclesfield Open Track and Field Meeting being held on Saturday 23rd April. The entry link is here: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

THANK YOU!

Many thanks for all those members whose help, support, and involvement made Wednesday night’s Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race such a success.

A total of 245 runners completed the event and it was great to see the fixture return as well as Jamie Richardson win the event and West Cheshire AC walk away with the men’s team prize.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC’s first track and field league fixture will be the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development League match at Bebington Oval on Sunday 24th April. Members will be selected for this fixture by team manager, John Pughe: johnpughe@yahoo.co.uk

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC will be competing in the North West Premier Division of the Northern Track & Field League this year, following a second placed finish last year.

In order for the club to prepare for the new season, club members in the Under 17, Under 20, Senior and Veteran Age Groups need to let club Managers, Dave McKay, Jenny Manning, and Alan Littler, about their availability for the four round dates which are: Saturday 30th April at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; Sunday 12th June at Longford Park, Trafford; Sunday 10th July at Robin Park, Wigan; and Saturday 6th August at Witton Park, Blackburn.

Please email ASAP Dave McKay at: djmckay80@googlemail.com Jenny Manning at: jenny-manning@hotmail.com or Alan Littler at: alanlittler89@gmail.com

JOHN DRISCOLL REWARDED FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK

John Driscoll has been rewarded for his work with West Cheshire Athletic Club and the sport of athletics.

Members of his club gathered to thank John for his many years of service to athletics after the latest round of the Borders Road Running League.

John was presented with books on two of his non-athletics interests – folk music and architecture – and a restaurant voucher with which to celebrate his and his wife’s forthcoming birthdays.

“John has been instrumental in West Cheshire AC and its earlier incarnations since moving to the Ellesmere Port area 55 years ago, and has officiated and produced statistical data at county, regional, national and international level,” club chairman, Mark Duffey, said.

“His range of support for athletics is particularly impressive, whether officiating at Commonwealth and Olympic Games, recording finishing positions and times in all weathers, or helping to set up courses for local events. He also played a leading role in the formation of the Borders Road Running League.

“John has a particular talent for statistics, whether devising the fiendishly clever handicap system that the Endurance League uses, or analysing trends in Cheshire club athletics. He is currently analysing national and world best performances across several events, with a view to demonstrating how numbers of performances at elite level vary over time – information that should really find a home somewhere in the wider athletics world!

“In short, John combines great analytical talent, down-to-earth application and genuine keenness for athletics – he is always very approachable and encouraging.”

Debra Bemand won the Endurance League Women’s Competition, ahead of runner-up, Alex Duffey, and third-placed Keely Smith, while Andy Carter won the Men’s Competition, with Steve Fernyhough runner-up, and Andrew Clague third.

Jamie Richardson was West Cheshire AC’s first finisher at Sunday’s Borders Road Running League Six Miles Race at Tattenhall, posting 31 minutes 41 seconds for fifth position, supported by David Shearer (eighth in 32:34), Michael Young (19th in 33:40), Neil Finegan (21st in 33:53), Graham Wells (23rd in 34:08), and Matthew Douglass (27th in 34:41).

Keely Smith headed West Cheshire AC’s ladies to the finish line, achieving 37:25 for third position, backed-up by Claire Harris (22nd in 44:13), Emma Nutt (27th in 45:37), Ellie Robinson (30th in 46:10), Angela Tegg (46th in 48:48).

The final round is scheduled to be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 11.

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC has kindly agreed to pay for members aged 9 and older to compete in the first round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Macclesfield on Sunday 1st May, when we will be competing against Warrington, Macclesfield, Handforth & Wilmslow, St Helens Sutton, and Vale Royal. If you want to compete please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

The 2022 Cheshire Track & Field Championships will be held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 May.

Online entries are now open at: SportSoft Entries & Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Both the Senior/U20 Championships on the 18th and 19th June, and the U17/U15/U13 Championships will now be held at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool, due to over booking at Sport City.

A further change has occurred in the last few days, when England Athletics decided to exclude Area Championships from both their Senior and age group Combined Events meetings. This has come as a shock and unfortunately Northern Athletics are unable to rearrange such a complicated event at such short notice and therefore there will be no Northern CE Championship this year.

The senior/U20 prospectus is available here: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

The U17/U15/U13 Championships prospectus and entry form will go live later this week.

OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Any club members wanting to receive some valuable experience as helpers/officials at any track and field meetings are urgently needed to ensure our fixtures run smoothly. If you can help please contact Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

England Athletics are organising courses if you are interested in beginning your officiating journey. Throughout April, they have a range of Level 1 courses: Field Official (Thurs 28, Sat 30 April).

Find out more and book your place: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/course-list/eng

2022 CLUB FIXTURE CARDS

The Spring and Summer 2022 Club Fixture Cards are now ready to collect from the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track Office. Please pick one up when you are next at training.

Press Report: Club Honours Stalwart John

JOHN DRISCOLL has been rewarded for his work with West Cheshire Athletic Club and the sport of athletics.

Members of his Club gathered to thank John for his many years of service to athletics after the latest round of the Borders Road Running League.

John was presented with books on two of his non-athletics interests – folk music and architecture – and a restaurant voucher with which to celebrate his and his wife’s forthcoming birthdays.

“John has been instrumental in West Cheshire AC and its earlier incarnations since moving to the Ellesmere Port area 55 years ago, and has officiated and produced statistical data at county, regional, national and international level,” Club chairman, Mark Duffey, said.

“His range of support for athletics is particularly impressive, whether officiating at Commonwealth and Olympic Games, recording finishing positions and times in all weathers, or helping to set up courses for local events. He also played a leading role in the formation of the Borders Road Running League.

“John has a particular talent for statistics, whether devising the fiendishly clever handicap system that the Endurance League uses, or analysing trends in Cheshire club athletics. He is currently analysing national and world best performances across several events, with a view to demonstrating how numbers of performances at elite level vary over time – information that should really find a home somewhere in the wider athletics world!

“In short, John combines great analytical talent, down-to-earth application and genuine keenness for athletics – he is always very approachable and encouraging.”

Debra Bemand won the Endurance League Women’s Competition, ahead of runner-up, Alex Duffey, and third-placed Keely Smith, while Andy Carter won the Men’s Competition, with Steve Fernyhough runner-up, and Andrew Clague third.

Jamie Richardson was West Cheshire AC’s first finisher at Sunday’s Borders Road Running League Six Miles Race at Tattenhall, posting 31 minutes 41 seconds for fifth position, supported by David Shearer (eighth in 32:34), Michael Young (19th in 33:40), Neil Finegan (21st in 33:53), Graham Wells (23rd in 34:08), and Matthew Douglass (27th in 34:41).

Keely Smith headed West Cheshire AC’s ladies to the finish line, achieving 37:25 for third position, backed-up by Claire Harris (22nd in 44:13), Emma Nutt (27th in 45:37), Ellie Robinson (30th in 46:10), Angela Tegg (46th in 48:48).

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Steve Fernyhough (28th in 34:52), James Robinson (44th in 36:50), Neil Hershaw (52nd in 37:42), Andrew Clague (61st in 38:09), Dave Alexander (70th in 39:14), Richard Hayes (73rd in 39:40), Paul Cain (89th in 41:16), Paul Morrison (90th in 41:31), Neil Field (103rd in 42:56), Steve Hillier (117th in 44:50), Stephen Ball (118th in 45:19), Andy Carter (126th in 46:58), Iain Wood (130th in 47:36), Phil Gent (131st in 47:40), Dave Tiernan (133rd in 47:47), and Darren Shillington (141st in 49:23).

OVERALL TEAM STANDINGS (After Round Six):

MEN’S DIVISION ONE: 1 Wallasey 911 points; 2 West Cheshire 1232; 3 Buckley 1276; 4 Wirral 1454; 5 Wrexham 1545; 6 Ellesmere Port 3641; 7 Eryri 15276.

MEN’S DIVISION TWO: 1 Helsby 1325; 2 Chester Tri 1670; 3 Deeside 1734; 4 Prestatyn 2236; 5 Deestriders 2602; 6 Tattenhall 5223; 7 Birkenhead 5317; 8 Wrecsam Tri 5847; 9 Abergele 11240; 10 Cybi Striders 14000.

WOMEN’S DIVISION ONE: 1 Wirral 90; 2 West Cheshire 146; 3 Buckley 261; 4 Chester Tri 310; 5 Wallasey 377; 6 Helsby 420; 7 Ellesmere Port 765.

WOMEN’S DIVISION TWO: 1 Deeside 197; 2 Deestriders 252; 3 Tattenhall 372; 4 Wrexham 658; 5 Prestatyn 759; 6 Eryri 779; 7 Birkenhead 1033; 8 Wrecsam Tri 1287; 9 Abergele 1447; 10 Cybi Striders 2400.

VETERAN MEN: 1 West Cheshire 1298; 2 Wirral 1712; 3 Buckley 1823; 4 Wallasey 2055; 5 Helsby 2633; 6 Deeside 2934; 7 Deestriders 3013; 8 Wrexham 3106; 9 Chester Tri 3118; 10 Prestatyn 3350; 11 Ellesmere Port 4120; 12 Wrecsam Tri 5035; 13 Tattenhall 5336; 14 Birkenhead 5341; 15 Eryri 6399; 16 Abergele 7174; 17 Cybi Striders 8400.

VETERAN WOMEN: 1 West Cheshire 123; 2 Buckley 212; 3 Deestriders 252; 4 Wallasey 293; 5 Chester Tri 301; 6 Helsby 322; 7 Tattenhall 372; 8 Wirral 547; 9 Ellesmere Port 621; 10 Wrexham 728; 11 Prestatyn 759; 12 Deeside 826; 13 Eryri 975; 14 Birkenhead 1033; 15 Wrecsam Tri 1287; 16 Abergele 2222; 17 Cybi Striders 2400.

The final round is scheduled to be held on the evening of Wednesday, May 11.

ENTRIES close on April 18 for the Macclesfield Open Track and Field Meeting being held on Saturday, April 23, (12 noon-5pm). The entry link is: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

FIXTURES this weekend include the Trafford AC Open Track and Field Medal Meeting at Longford Park Stadium, on Monday.

WCAC Newsletter #371, 09-04-2022

LEAGUE PRESENTATIONS

Presentations will be made to the first three and women in the club’s Endurance League 2020-2021, as well as to the club’s Manchester Cross-country League medallists, at about 12:30 pm on Sunday at the Tattenhall Recreation club, after the Borders League. Award winners have already been emailed, but all club members are welcome to come along and celebrate!

TRACK FEES

Please keep up to date with your track training fee payments – please set a reminder via your top-up link, to avoid getting into arrears.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Lisa Davies, Freddy Newberry, Matthew Osborne, Carys Roberts, Patrick O’Loughlin, Ruby Billington, Eva Brooks, Olivia Zarac.

And next week: Kyan Croft-Ilich, Ava Tinmouth, Owen McLaughlin, Noah Woolgar, Phil Woodley, Mike Lamb, Glen Hoskin, William Temple.


PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

club Membership Secretary, has circulated an email to club members with a reminder to renew their club memberships. Please renew yours ASAP.

YOUR CLUB URGENTLY NEEDS HELP AND SUPPORT

West Cheshire AC still urgently needs your help and support at the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday 13th April.

Volunteers are urgently needed at this fixture to ensure it is a success. If you can help out please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CONGRATULATIONS ALICE AND LIAM!

Many congratulations to Alice and Liam Davoren who now have a family of four after Alice gave birth to a daughter, Éire Imelda, on Monday 28th March, at 3.15pm, weighing 8lbs 2oz, a sister for their son, Tadgh.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – Warrington AC Open at Warrington. Entry link: www.warringtonathletic.org

SATURDAY – Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition at Wavertree. Entry link: ronnie@ronnieltj.co.uk

SUNDAY – Borders Road Running League at Tattenhall Recreation club, Field Lane (off Burwardsley Road), Tattenhall, CH3 9QF. (11am start). Details: www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers!

NEWLY QUALIFIED FIRST AIDERS

Congratulations to the following club coaches and officials who are now qualified first aiders after attending a Sport Emergency First Aid Course at the EPSV Trackside Room on 30th March: Ian Ackroyd, Adrian Gledhill, Victor Oyesola, Tim Durrant, Alan Morris, Glenys Potter, Alan Littler, Margaret Brooks, Nicola Gore, Eddie Gore, Jill Gore, Graham Patterson, Jenny Manning, and Dennis Wall.

OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Any club members wanting to receive some valuable experience as helpers/officials at any track and field meetings are urgently needed to ensure our fixtures run smoothly. If you can help please contact Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

England Athletics are organising courses if you are interested in beginning your officiating journey. Throughout April, they have a range of Level 1 courses: Field Official (Tues 12, Thurs 28, Sat 30 April) and Track Official (Tues 12 April).

Find out more and book your place: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/course-list/eng


2022 CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

The 2022 Cheshire Track & Field Championships will be held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 May.

Online entries are now open at: SportSoft Entries & Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/


2022 NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Both the Senior/U20 Championships on the 18th and 19th June, and the U17/U15/U13 Championships will now be held at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool, due to over booking at Sport City.

A further change has occurred in the last few days, when England Athletics decided to exclude Area Championships from both their Senior and age group Combined Events meetings. This has come as a shock and unfortunately Northern Athletics are unable to rearrange such a complicated event at such short notice and therefore there will be no Northern CE Championship this year.

The senior/U20 prospectus is available here: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

The U17/U15/U13 Championships prospectus and entry form will go live later this week.


KEELY AND WULLIE ARE RECORD BREAKERS AT MANCHESTER

Keely Smith and Wullie McGarrell celebrated club record-breaking performances at the Manchester Marathon.

Keely posted a new women’s club record time of 2:52.10, and Wullie celebrated a new over 55 men’s club age group record of 2:57.55.

The pair were joined at the event by club mates Michael Young, Lewis Tandy, and Steve Duffy.

Michael clocked 2:42.03 for 49th position, while Lewis clocked 2:55.12, and Steve achieved 3:03.35.

PERSONAL BESTS GALORE AT TRAFFORD OPEN MEETING

There were personal bests galore at the Trafford Open Track and Field Meeting for Amelia Snowden, Nia Manson, Ruby Phillips, Carys Manson, Sophie Haslam, Beth Manson, and Satine Wearden.

Amelia rounded the under 11 girls 600m in a new best of 2:04.94, and added 24.38 in the 150m, while Nia achieved an under 11 girls personal best time of 2:09.36 in the 600m, a 75m best of 12.4, a 150m best of 24.98, and a long jump best of /2.47.

Ruby clocked a new under 15 girls 800m personal best of 2:22.24, while Carys clocked a new under 17 ladies 100m best of 13.86 and a new 200m best of 28.70.

Sophie posted a new under 15 girls 100m best of 13.69, a long jump best of 4.47m, and added 44.12 in her 300m, and cleared 1-35m in the high jump.

Beth achieved new under 13 girls personal bests in the 75m with 10.94, and 150m with 22.22, and added a long jump of 3.76m, while Satine delivered a new 150m best of 26.1, and added 12.66 in the 75m and 14.15m in the discus.


WELL DONE MACY!

Macy Brett clocked 12.5 for the sprint hurdles at Wavertree in the Liverpool Harriers Open Track and Field Meeting.


SATINE AND COSETTE SHINE AT THE SEASIDE

Sisters, Satine and Cosette Wearden, both celebrated new personal bests at Stanley Park in the Blackpool, Wyre, and Fylde AC Open Track and Field Meeting, with Satine celebrating a new under 13 girls 200m best of 35.2, and Cosette rounded the under 15 girls 3,000m in 11:18.8.

2022 CLUB FIXTURE CARDS

The Spring and Summer 2022 club Fixture Cards are now ready to collect from the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track Office. Please pick one up when you are next at training.


OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS

Please support the following pre-season track & Field fixtures:

Saturday 9th April – Warrington AC Open at Warrington. Entry link: www.warringtonathletic.org

Saturday 9th April – Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition at Wavertree. Entry link: ronnie@ronnieltj.co.uk

Saturday 18th April – Trafford Medal Meeting at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Saturday 23rd April – Macclesfield AC Open at Macclesfield. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE UPDATE

West Cheshire AC will be competing in the North West Premier Division of the Northern Track & Field League this year, following a second placed finish last year.

In order for the club to prepare for the new season, club members in the Under 17, Under 20, Senior and Veteran Age Groups need to let club Managers, Dave McKay, Jenny Manning, and Alan Littler, about their availability for the four round dates which are: Saturday 30th April at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; Sunday 12th June at Longford Park, Trafford; Sunday 10th July at Robin Park, Wigan; and Saturday 6th August at Witton Park, Blackburn.

Please email ASAP Dave McKay at: djmckay80@googlemail.com Jenny Manning at: jenny-manning@hotmail.com or Alan Littler at: alanlittler89@gmail.com

Press Report: Marathon Records in Manchester

KEELY SMITH and Wullie McGarrell celebrated West Cheshire Athletic Club record-breaking performances at the Manchester Marathon.

Keely posted a new women’s club record time of 2:52.10, and Wullie celebrated a new over 55 men’s club age group record of 2:57.55.

The pair were joined at the event by club mates Michael Young, Lewis Tandy, and Steve Duffy.

Michael clocked 2:42.03 for 49th position, while Lewis clocked 2:55.12, and Steve achieved 3:03.35.

There were personal bests galore at the Trafford Open Track and Field Meeting for West Cheshire AC’s Amelia Snowden, Nia Manson, Ruby Phillips, Carys Manson, Sophie Haslam, Beth Manson, and Satine Wearden.

Amelia rounded the under 11 girls 600m in a new best of 2:04.94, and added 24.38 in the 150m, while Nia achieved an under 11 girls personal best time of 2:09.36 in the 600m, a 75m best of 12.4, a 150m best of 24.98, and a long jump best of /2.47.

Ruby clocked a new under 15 girls 800m personal best of 2:22.24, while Carys clocked a new under 17 ladies 100m best of 13.86 and a new 200m best of 28.70.

Sophie posted a new under 15 girls 100m best of 13.69, a long jump best of 4.47m, and added 44.12 in her 300m, and cleared 1-35m in the high jump.

Beth achieved new under 13 girls personal bests in the 75m with 10.94, and 150m with 22.22, and added a long jump of 3.76m, while Satine delivered a new 150m best of 26.1, and added 12.66 in the 75m and 14.15m in the discus.

Macy Brett clocked 12.5 for the sprint hurdles at Wavertree in the Liverpool Harriers Open Track and Field Meeting.

And sisters, Satine and Cosette Wearden, both celebrated new personal bests at Stanley Park in the Blackpool, Wyre, and Fylde AC Open Track and Field Meeting, with Satine celebrating a new under 13 girls 200m best of 35.2, and Cosette rounded the under 15 girls 3,000m in 11:18.8.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Warrington Open Track and Field Meeting at Victoria Park, on Saturday, the same day as the Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition at Wavertree.

The sixth round of the Borders Road Running League takes place this Sunday over a six miles course, from Tattenhall Recreation Club, Field Lane (off Burwardsley Road), Tattenhall, CH3 9QF. (11am start). ENTRIES are now open for the popular Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Wednesday, April 13, (7pm start). The online entry link is: www.niftyentries.com/wcac

WCAC Newsletter #370, 02-04-22

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Karl Fenney, Johnnie Greenhalgh, George Greenhalgh, Elizabeth Brookfield, Emily Furnival, Fiona Cook.

And Next Week: Lisa Davies, Freddy Newberry, Matthew Osborne, Carys Roberts, Patrick O’Loughlin, Ruby Billington, Eva Brooks, Olivia Zarac.

TRACK FEES

Please keep up to date with your track training fee payments – set a reminder to avoid getting into arrears via your top-up link.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – Trafford Medal Meeting, at Trafford. (Entries close on the morning of Thursday 31st March and the start lists and timetable will be published in the afternoon): www.traffordac.co.uk

SUNDAY – Liverpool Harriers Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s). Entry link (NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

SUNDAY – Liverpool Harriers TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women). Online entries closed on Wednesday 23rd March. Entries – £4 (1st Event) £7 (2 x events and £9 (3 x Events). ON THE DAY ENTRIES – £2 supplement. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ALAN MORRIS

Club Official, Alan Morris, explains in 90 seconds his love of athletics and officiating. Alan wants to help “relight the fire of athletics” and inspire new people into the sport. Click on this link to watch and listen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBTdvuW0zAc

Any Club members who are new or aspiring officials wanting to receive some valuable experience at any track and field meetings are needed to ensure our fixtures run smoothly. If you can help please contact Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

England Athletics are organising courses if you are interested in beginning your officiating journey. Throughout April, they have a range of Level 1 courses: Field Official (Tues 12, Thurs 28, Sat 30 April) and Track Official (Tues 12 April).

Find out more and book your place: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/course-list/eng

2022 CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

The 2022 Cheshire Track & Field Championships will be held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 May.

Online entries are now open at: SportSoft Entries & Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

Please keep up to date with your track training fee payments – you can set a reminder to avoid getting into arrears via your top-up link.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Club Membership Secretary, has circulated an email to Club members with a reminder to renew their Club memberships. Please renew yours ASAP.

YOUR CLUB URGENTLY NEEDS HELP AND SUPPORT

West Cheshire AC still urgently needs your help and support to organise the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday 13th April.

Volunteers are urgently needed at this fixture to ensure it is a success. If you can help out please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Club would like to thank everyone who helped out at the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meetings held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

The two fixtures were organised in tribute to the former club president, senior coach and founder member, who passed away last year aged 83.

Many thanks to all our members, officials, and volunteers who helped to make the day a success. All the results can now be found on the Power of 10 website: www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=445778

QUARTET SMASH CLUB RECORDS AT DAN GILROY MEMORIAL MEETING

Imogen Pughe, Neil Hershaw, Nicola Gore and Dylan Gledhill all achieved landmark performances at Saturday’s Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Imogen rounded the 800m in a new under 20 women’s time of 2:14.0, while Neil clocked a new over-55 men’s one mile record time of 5:23.8.

Nicola hit a new over-35 women’s shot put record distance of 10.10m, and Dylan posted a new under 13 boys 1200m record time of 4:36.3.

ELLIE BREAKS HALF MARATHON AGE GROUP BEST

Ellie Robinson broke the Club’s Over-50 Women’s Half Marathon record with a time of 1:41:48 at the Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon, ahead of Jack Gannon (1:22:36), and Dotti Gebska who posted a new half marathon personal best of 1:52.

JOSEPH STARS AGAIN IN THE UNITED STATES

Joseph Morrison sliced four seconds off his Senior Men’s 1500m Club record with a time of 3:47.18 in the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina, USA.

COSETTE REPRESENTS CLUB AT NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cosette Wearden (13th in 20:04) represented the Club in the Northern Under 15 Girls 5k Championships at Birkenhead Park, while Luke Parker (21st in 17:27), Andrew Barratt (44th in 19:55), and Ellis Hancock (45th in 20:18) completed the under 15 boys race.

MICHAEL SECURES SECOND SPOT IN SHEFFIELD

Michael Young finished second in the Sheffield Half Marathon with a time of 1:11:03.

CHESHIRE ARE CLASS ACTS AGAINST MERSEYSIDE

The Club hosted the annual Year Seven Schools Cross Country fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village that saw West Cheshire AC’s Thomas Rimmer (seventh) earn Cheshire a team victory in the boys race against Merseyside, while Emilia Pyper (fifth), Eleanor Wheeler (14th), Sophie Mulcaster (15th), and Ruby Billington (19th), combined for the Cheshire girls team, and the overall result saw Cheshire beat Merseyside by three points.

JAMIE POINTS CLUB TO BORDERS LEAGUE TEAM VICTORY AT MOLD

Jamie Richardson pointed the Club’s men to a team victory with a second-placed finish at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League at Mold on Sunday.

All the results and a report can be found here: www.bordersleague.org.uk/results/

The next round of the Borders Road Running League will take place at Tattenhall, on Sunday 10th April, (11am start).

2022 CLUB FIXTURE CARDS

The Spring and Summer 2022 Club Fixture Cards are now ready to collect from the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track Office. Please pick one up when you are next at training.

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS

Please support the following pre-season track & Field fixtures:

Saturday 2nd April – Trafford Medal Meeting, at Trafford.

Sunday 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s).

Sunday, 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women).

Saturday 9th April – Warrington AC Open at Warrington. Entry link: www.warringtonathletic.org

Saturday 9th April – Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition at Wavertree. Entry link: ronnie@ronnieltj.co.uk

Saturday 18th April – Trafford Medal Meeting at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Saturday 23rd April – Macclesfield AC Open at Macclesfield. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE UPDATE

West Cheshire AC will be competing in the North West Premier Division of the Northern Track & Field League this year, following a second placed finish last year.

In order for the Club to prepare for the new season, Club members in the Under 17, Under 20, Senior and Veteran Age Groups need to let Club Managers, Dave McKay, Jenny Manning, and Alan Littler, about their availability for the four round dates which are: Saturday 30th April at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; Sunday 12th June at Longford Park, Trafford; Sunday 10th July at Robin Park, Wigan; and Saturday 6th August at Witton Park, Blackburn. Please email ASAP Dave McKay at: djmckay80@googlemail.com Jenny Manning at: jenny-manning@hotmail.com or Alan Littler at: alanlittler89@gmail.com

Press Report: Records for four at home track

FOUR club records were smashed at Saturday’s Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Imogen Pughe, Neil Hershaw, Nicola Gore and Dylan Gledhill all achieved landmark performances at the event organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club in tribute to the former club president, senior coach and founder member who passed away last year aged 83.

Imogen rounded the 800m in a new under 20 women’s time of 2:14.0, while Neil clocked a new over-55 men’s one mile record time of 5:23.8.

Nicola hit a new over-35 women’s shot put record distance of 10.10m, and Dylan posted a new under 13 boys 1200m record time of 4:36.3.

Arthur Williams won the under 11 boys 600m in 1:56.1, while Amelia Snowden won the under 11 girls race in 2:06.1, and Dan Walker won the under 15 boys 800m in 2:28.8 and Nancy Farmer won the under 15 girls 800m in 2:46.4.

Mae Grant rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a winning time of 2:53.1, and Jamie Richardson won the under 20 men’s 800m in 2:02.2, while Nathan Broomfield won the Under 17 men’s 800m in 2:13.0, and Jessica Lark won the under 17 ladies 800m in 2:16.9.

Ruby Phillips rounded the under 15 girls 1500m in 4:57.0, and Noah Woolgar won the under 15 boys 1500m in 4:58.2, while Louis Tegg won the under 17 men’s 1500m in 5:08.4, and Isabella Williams won the under 17 women’s 1500m.

Dave McKay won the men’s shot put with 10.90m and the hammer with 41.36m, while Sophie Percival hit 10.81m in the shot and 37.55m in the javelin, alongside under 15 girls hammer winner Kara Stoll with 34.43m.

James Rawson won the under 15 boys discus with 14.45m, and Oliver Brassington won the under 13 boys shot put.

ELLIE ROBINSON broke the West Cheshire AC Over-50 Women’s Half Marathon record with a time of 1:41:48 at the Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon, ahead of Jack Gannon (1:22:36), and Dotti Gebska who posted a new half marathon personal best of 1:52.

JOSEPH MORRISON sliced four seconds off his Senior Men’s 1500m Club record with a time of 3:47.18 in the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina, USA.

COSETTE WEARDEN (13th in 20:04) represented West Cheshire AC in the Northern Under 15 Girls 5k Championships at Birkenhead Park, while Luke Parker (21st in 17:27), Andrew Barratt (44th in 19:55), and Ellis Hancock (45th in 20:18) completed the under 15 boys race.

MICHAEL YOUNG finished second in the Sheffield Half Marathon with a time of 1:11:03.

WEST CHESHIRE AC hosted the annual Year Seven Schools Cross Country fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village that saw West Cheshire AC’s Thomas Rimmer (seventh) earn Cheshire a team victory in the boys race against Merseyside, while Emilia Pyper (fifth), Eleanor Wheeler (14th), Sophie Mulcaster (15th), and Ruby Billington (19th), combined for the Cheshire girls team, and the overall result saw Cheshire beat Merseyside by three points.

JAMIE RICHARDSON pointed West Cheshire AC’s men to a team victory with a second-placed finish at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League at Mold on Sunday.

The next round of the Borders Road Running League will take place at Tattenhall, on Sunday 10th April, (11am start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the Trafford Medal Meeting, at Longford Park Stadium, on Saturday. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

And on Sunday, Liverpool Harriers are organising the Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s) at Wavertree. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/ and the  TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women). Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/ ENTRIES are now open for the popular Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Wednesday, April 13, (7pm start). The online entry link is: www.niftyentries.com/wcac

WCAC Newsletter #369, 25-03-22

TRACK FEES

Please keep up to date with your track training fee payments – you can set a reminder to avoid getting into arrears via your top-up link.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week: 

Adrian Gledhill, Tom Shillington, Lennon Smith, Darcy Smyth, Neil Hershaw, Iain Wood, Joy Hickman, Andrew Parker, Isabella Rimmer, Katie Lowman, Esme Graham, Ffion Oliver.

And Next Week: Karl Fenney, Johnnie Greenhalgh, George Greenhalgh, Elizabeth Brookfield, Emily Furnival, Fiona Cook.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Club Membership Secretary, has circulated an email to Club members with a reminder to renew their Club memberships. Please renew yours ASAP.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – West Cheshire AC Dan Gilroy Memorial Track & Field Open Meeting, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (10am start). Entries will be accepted on the day. More details: http://wcac.niftyentries.com/Dan-Gilroy-Memorial-Open-Track-and-Field-Meetings

SUNDAY – Borders Road Running League, at Mold Sports Centre (11am start). Details: www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

SUNDAY – Northern Road Relay Men’s (12 noon start) and Women’s Championships (12.15pm start), and Under 15s and Under 17s 5k Road Race Championships (11am start), at Birkenhead Park. Details: www.northernathletics.co.uk/news/

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers!

YOUR CLUB URGENTLY NEEDS HELP AND SUPPORT…

West Cheshire AC still urgently needs your help and support to organise an Open Track and Field Meeting and/or the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.

The Open Track and Field Meeting takes place this Saturday 26th March, and the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race takes place on Wednesday 13th April.

Volunteers and officials are urgently needed at these fixtures to ensure they are a success. If you can help out please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

More than 180 athletes pre-entered the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

The first of two fixtures was organised on Sunday in tribute to the former club president, senior coach and founder member, who passed away last year aged 83.

Many thanks to all our members, officials, and volunteers who helped to make the day a success. All the results can now be found on the Power of 10 website: www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=445778

The second part of the Dan Gilroy Memorial Open Track and Field Open Meeting will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Saturday (10am start) featuring shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin, while the track races (600m, 800m, 1200m, 1500m, and One Mile) while feature from 12 noon, and entries will be accepted on the day.

CLUB QUARTET COMPETE FOR COUNTY

A quartet of youngsters represented Cheshire in the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Hop Farm, Tonbridge, Kent, on Saturday.

Jessica Lark was fourth home for Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls race, posting 17:02 for 289th position, while Jodi Bemand was fifth home for Cheshire in the Senior Girls race and 179th overall with a time of 17:14.

Jamie Richardson posted second team spot for Cheshire and was 22nd overall in the Senior Boys race with a time of 24:27, ahead of fourth Cheshire team counter, Sammy Hollins, who was 186th in 26:44.

MICHAEL AND KEELY IMPRESS AT WILMSLOW

Michael Young finished 15th with a time of 69 minutes 4 seconds at the Wilmslow Half Marathon, ahead of Keely Smith who finished second over-35 lady and eighth lady overall in a time of 1:22.10. Both times are overall club records. In the same race, Ben McKean posted 1:23:00. 

PHIL POSTS NEW PERSONAL BEST IN WIGAN

Phil Woodley celebrated a new 10 miles personal best of 65 minutes 8 seconds for eighth place in the Wigan Festival 10 miles Road Race.

KARA POWERS HER WAY TO SUCCESS AT TRAFFORD

Kara Stoll achieved a personal best of 37.88m in the under 15 girls hammer and won the discus with 18.60m at the Trafford Open Medal Meeting.

Harriet Wheeler powered her way to a new under 15 girls javelin personal best of 42.60m, while Macy Brett posted 12.46 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles.

Beth Manson posted personal bests in the under 13 girls 75m (10.79), 150m (22.06), and long jump (3.78m), while Satine Wearden posted a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 12.39, and threw 15.42m in the discus.

Nia Manson rounded the under 11 girls 600m in 2:05.66, posted 12.59 in the 75m, 25.53 in the 150m, and long jumped 2.84m, while her elder sister Carys, posted a new under 17 girls 100m pb of 13.54 and 200m pb of 28.42.

Aimee Phillips clocked 44.42 in her under 17 ladies 300m, while Sophie Haslam clocked a new under 17 ladies 300m pb of 43.16; Ruby Phillips posted a new under 15 girls 300m pb of 44.88, and an 800m time of 2:25.86; while Emilia Pyper rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a pb of 2:47.87, and Cosette Wearden clocked a new under 15 girls 1500m pb of 5:09.80.

2022 CLUB FIXTURE CARDS 

The Spring and Summer 2022 Club Fixture Cards are now ready to collect from the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track Office. Please pick one up when you are next at training.

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS…

Please support West Cheshire AC’s Open Track & Field Meeting on Saturday 26th March, as well as numerous other pre-season track & Field fixtures:

Saturday 26th March – West Cheshire AC Dan Gilroy Memorial Open Meeting. Online Entries have now closed, but entries will be accepted on the day of the event. Event details can be found here: http://wcac.niftyentries.com/Dan-Gilroy-Memorial-Open-Track-and-Field-Meetings

Saturday 2nd April – Trafford Medal Meeting, at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Sunday 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s). Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

Sunday, 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women). Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

Saturday 9th April – Warrington AC Open at Warrington. Entry link: www.warringtonathletic.org

Saturday 9th April – Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition at Wavertree. Entry link: ronnie@ronnieltj.co.uk

Saturday 18th April – Trafford Medal Meeting at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Saturday 23rd April – Macclesfield AC Open at Macclesfield. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE UPDATE

West Cheshire AC will be competing in the North West Premier Division of the Northern Track & Field League this year, following a second placed finish last year.

In order for the Club to prepare for the new season, Club members in the Under 17, Under 20, Senior and Veteran Age Groups need to let Club Managers, Dave McKay, Jenny Manning, and Alan Littler, about their availability for the four round dates which are: Saturday 30th April at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; Sunday 12th June at Longford Park, Trafford; Sunday 10th July at Robin Park, Wigan; and Saturday 6th August at Witton Park, Blackburn.

Please email ASAP Dave McKay at: djmckay80@googlemail.com Jenny Manning at: jenny-manning@hotmail.com or Alan Littler at: alanlittler89@gmail.com

WIRRAL SEASIDE RUNS ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The first Wirral Seaside Run takes place on Wednesday 30th March, one in a series of six 5km races, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held on the last Wednesday of the month from March to August. Race numbers can be collected on the day from 5.45pm on Race Day from the registration desk at Leasowe Lighthouse.  

The race start is close to Leasowe Lighthouse, Moreton, and then along the sea embankment to finish at Harrison Drive close to the Lifeguard Station. Most competitors run back to the car park at the start, otherwise you will need to arrange transport at the finish. It is a flat and fast course and provides a regular indicator of fitness and performance. The races are very popular with club runners as well as beginners and have become a permanent fixture on the running scene of Merseyside over the last 30 years.

Further details can be found at: http://www.seasideruns.com/

Press Report: Athletes flock to memorial event

MORE than 180 athletes pre-entered the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

The first of two fixtures was organised on Sunday in tribute to the former club president, senior coach and founder member of the Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based organisation, who passed away last year aged 83, in a Bath nursing home, after living with motor neurone disease for a number of years.

West Cheshire AC pair Esme Graham and Mae Grant finished first and second respectively with times of 12.9 seconds and 13.1 seconds in the opening race – the under 13 girls 70m hurdles, while club mates Ellis Williams won the under 13 boys 75m hurdles in 16.3, Macy Brett won the under 15 girls 75m hurdles in 12.3, and Ruby Wisbey celebrated success in the under 17 ladies 80m hurdles in 12.5.

Alan Littler of West Cheshire AC cleared a winning height of 1-68m in the senior men’s high jump, while club mates Emily Owen (12.3), Holly Bosworth (13.2), Eleanor Neve (14.6), Lewis Parsons (11.6), Theo Shepherd (12.5), and Ruby Wisbey (13.1), won their 100m races.

West Cheshire AC’s Ben Brassington (11.7), Lydia Walker (10.5), Faith Barlow-Gambles (10.9), Freya Fitton (11.3), and Ellis Williams (10.9) won their 75m races.

Holly Bosworth cleared a winning height of 1-50m in the under 15 girls high jump, while Amelia Snowden (24.2), Faith Barlow-Gambles (21.4), Ursula Archer (22.1), and Ellis Williams (21.8) won their 150m races.

Danielle Erskine (4.60m), Ruby Wisbey (4.62m), and Fred Lucas (4.10m) triumphed in their long jump events, while Oliver Brassington (1-10m) won his high jump competition.

Sophie Haslam (27.5), Eleanor Neve (30.7), Lewis Parsons (23.6), Theo Shepherd (25.4), and Jessica Lark (27.7), won their 200m races, while Jessica also won her 300m in 43.5, and West Cheshire AC’s 400m winners were Emma Holmes (59.4), Fergus Garland (53.8), and Alan Littler (58.3).

The second part of the Dan Gilroy Memorial Open Track and Field Open Meeting will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Saturday (10am start) featuring shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin, while the track races (600m, 800m, 1200m, 1500m, and One Mile) while feature from 12 noon, and entries will be accepted on the day.

A QUARTET of West Cheshire AC youngsters represented Cheshire in the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Hop Farm, Tonbridge, Kent, on Saturday.

Jessica Lark was fourth home for Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls race, posting 17:02 for 289th position, while Jodi Bemand was fifth home for Cheshire in the Senior Girls race and 179th overall with a time of 17:14.

Jamie Richardson posted second team spot for Cheshire and was 22nd overall in the Senior Boys race with a time of 24:27, ahead of fourth Cheshire team counter, Sammy Hollins, who was 186th in 26:44.

MICHAEL YOUNG finished 15th with a time of 69 minutes 4 seconds at the Wilmslow Half Marathon, ahead of Keely Smith who finished second over-35 lady and eighth lady overall in a time of 1:22.10. Both times are overall club records. In the same race, Ben McKean posted 1:23:00. 

PHIL WOODLEY celebrated a new 10 miles personal best of 65 minutes 8 seconds for eighth place in the Wigan Festival 10 miles Road Race.

KARA STOLL achieved a personal best of 37.88m in the under 15 girls hammer and won the discus with 18.60m at the Trafford Open Medal Meeting.

Harriet Wheeler powered her way to a new under 15 girls javelin personal best of 42.60m, while Macy Brett posted 12.46 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles.

Beth Manson posted personal bests in the under 13 girls 75m (10.79), 150m (22.06), and long jump (3.78m), while Satine Wearden posted a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 12.39, and threw 15.42m in the discus.

Nia Manson rounded the under 11 girls 600m in 2:05.66, posted 12.59 in the 75m, 25.53 in the 150m, and long jumped 2.84m, while her elder sister Carys, posted a new under 17 girls 100m pb of 13.54 and 200m pb of 28.42.

Aimee Phillips clocked 44.42 in her under 17 ladies 300m, while Sophie Haslam clocked a new under 17 ladies 300m pb of 43.16; Ruby Phillips posted a new under 15 girls 300m pb of 44.88, and an 800m time of 2:25.86; while Emilia Pyper rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a pb of 2:47.87, and Cosette Wearden clocked a new under 15 girls 1500m pb of 5:09.80.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting being organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Saturday (10am start), the Borders Road Running League on Sunday, at Mold Sports Centre (11am start), and the Northern 5k Junior Road Races (11am start) and Men’s and Women’s Road Relays (12 noon start), at Birkenhead Park, on Sunday.

ENTRIES are now open for the popular Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Wednesday, April 13, (7pm start). The online entry link is: www.niftyentries.com/wcac

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