West Cheshire Athletic Club: Dan Gilroy Memorial Athletics Open Meeting
Dan Gilroy Memorial Reunion Action
Four club records were broken at Saturday’s Dan Gilroy Memorial Athletics Open Meeting held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village athletics track.
Imogen Pughe, Neil Hershaw, Nicola Gore and Dylan Gledhill all put in standout performances at the event hosted by West Cheshire Athletic Club to pay tribute to the club’s former chairman, head coach and founding member who died last year in the age of 83.
Imogen completed the 800m with a new women’s under-20 time of 2:14.0, while Neil clocked a new men’s over-55 mile record of 5:23.8. Nicola broke a new distance record of 10.10m in the shot put for women over 35, and Dylan set a new record of 4:36.3 for boys under 13 in the 1200m .
Arthur Williams won the under-11 600m in 1:56.1, while Amelia Snowden won the under-11 race in 2:06.1, and Dan Walker won the under-15 800m in 2 :28.8 and Nancy Farmer won the under-15 800m in 2:46.4.
Mae Grant lapped the women’s under-13 800m in 2:53.1, and Jamie Richardson won the men’s under-20 800m in 2:02.2, while Nathan Broomfield won the 800m men’s under-17 in 2:13.0, and Jessica Lark won the women’s under-17 800m in 2:16.9.
Ruby Phillips lapped the Under-15 Women’s 1500m in 4:57.0, and Noah Woolgar won the Under-15 Men’s 1500m in 4:58.2, while Louis Tegg won the Under-17 Men’s 1500m in 5:08.4, and Isabella Williams won the women’s under-17 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 the winner in the hammer girls under 15 Kara Stoll with 34.43 m.
James Rawson won the under-15 discus throw with 14.45m and Oliver Brassington won the under-13 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 mi -time. marathon personal best of 1:52.
Joseph Morrisson cut four seconds off his club record in the senior men’s 1500m with a time of 3:47.18 in the relays from Raleigh in North Carolina, USA.
Cosette Wearden (13th in 20:04) represented West Cheshire AC at the 5km Girls Under 15 Northern Championships at Birkenhead Park, while Luke Parker (21st in 17:27), Andrew Barratt (44th in 19:55) and Ellis Hancock (45th in 20:18) finished the under-15 race.
Michael Young finished second in the Sheffield Half Marathon with a time of 1:11:03.
West Cheshire AC hosted the annual Seventh Year Schools Cross Country match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village which saw West Cheshire AC’s Thomas Rimmer (seventh) take a team win in the boys’ race against Merseyside, while ‘Emilia Pyper (fifth), Eleanor Wheeler (14th), Sophie Mulcaster (15th) and Ruby Billington (19th) combined for the Cheshire Women’s side, and the aggregate result saw Cheshire beat Merseyside by three points.
Jamie Richardson steered West Cheshire AC’s men to a team victory with a second-place finish in the final round of the Borders Road Running League at Mold on Sunday.
The next round of the Borders Road Running League will be at Tattenhall on Sunday 10th April (11am start).
This weekend’s fixtures include Trafford’s medal meeting at Longford Park on Saturday. Entrance link: www.traffordac.co.uk
And on Sunday, the Liverpool Harriers host the Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s and Year 9s) at Wavertree.
The entry link is here.
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