Athletics: the record of the West Cheshire Athletic Club



Jamie richardson

Amie Richardson and Neil Finegan rose to fame in Bangor.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo played on a test course from Treborth to Bangor in the second round of the North Wales Cross Country League.

Richardson won the men’s under-17 race in 20 minutes and 8 seconds, and was assisted by third-place Henry Robinson in 22:55.

Neil Finegan in Bangor

Finegan celebrated success in his age group of men over 45 after finishing 22nd overall in the men’s race with a time of 32:44, ahead of his club teammates Fraser Campbell (second man under 20 in 33:10), Dave Alexander (third male over 50 in 34:36), Paul Morrison (fifth male under 20 in 34:58), Andrew Clague (fifth male over 50 in 35:52) and James Robinson (23rd senior man in 36:29).

Jodi Bemand was second in the Under-17s and 10th overall in the Senior Women with a time of 25:33. She was supported by her teammates Anest Muller (senior senior woman in 27:57), Ellie Robinson (ninth woman over 45 in 28:02) and Jodi’s mother, Debra (fourth woman over 50 in 31 : 43).

Henry Robinson at Heaton Park

The next round of the North Wales Cross Country League will take place on Saturday 27 November in Mostyn, Flint. West Cheshire AC celebrated a double success at this year’s Chester Marathon.

The quartet of Michael Young (2:27:32), David Shearer (2:52:37), Steve Fernyhough (2:52:45) and Steve Duffy 3:00:23), won the team award male and the trio of Keely Smith (2:58:29), Fiona Cook (3:10:25) and Jane Barker (4:49:05), took home the women’s team award.

Anest Muller at Heaton Park

The result follows West Cheshire AC’s men’s team victory at the Chester Half Marathon earlier this year thanks to the quartet of Michael Young (1:11:23), Neil Finegan (1:17:56), David Shearer (1:18:06) and Steve Fernyhough (1:22:45).

This weekend’s fixtures include the North Staffs Cross Country League third round on Saturday, at Park Hall Country Park, Weston Coyney, Stoke on Trent, starting at noon with the girls under 11 race.

Fraser Campbell in Bangor

Registrations are now open for the British Cross Country Challenge to be held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday 27 November, for Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, under 20s and seniors. The link is here:

Sale Harriers Manchester is hosting a series of indoor athletics matches at SportCity, Manchester on Sunday 5 December; Sunday December 19; Sunday January 9; Sunday January 30; Sunday March 6; and Sunday March 13. The link for online registrations is here:

Andrew Clague in Bango

Online registration for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championship events is now available at:

January 15 and 16 – Seniors / U20s / U17s:

February 6 – U15 / U13:

Further information on the West Cheshire Athletic Club is available at:

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