West Cheshire Athletic Club: Inter-County Cross Country Championships

Imogen Pughe on 800m

Eleven members of the West Cheshire Athletic Club have represented Cheshire at the British Inter-County Cross Country Championships.

Jamie Richardson finished the men’s under-17 6km course on Saturday at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough in 19th place with a time of 23:20, supported by club teammates Sammy Hollins (135th in 25:50) and Henry Robinson (170th in 26:32).

Luke Parker finished 53rd in the under-15 4k race with a time of 15:09. Thomas Rimmer reached 123rd position in 13:11 in the under-13 3km race, supported by Noah Woolgar (250th in 14:09).

Jamie Richardson at Loughborough

Cosette Wearden was 149th with 18:12 in the women’s under-17 5k event, and Kate Titlow was 157th with 38:06 in the senior women‘s 8k race, while David Shearer finished 188th with 38:56 in the senior men’s 10k race. Emilia Pyper (199th in 2:48 p.m.) and Holly Coates (230th in 3:06 p.m.) finished the 3k girls under 13 race.

Rosemary Rogers set a new West Cheshire AC Women’s Over-70 Age Group 10km record of 58:08 in the Chester 10km road race for first place in her age group at the Sunday event. David Shearer, Neil Finegan, Jodi Bemand and Fiona Cook also celebrated victories in their respective age categories.

Rosemary Rogers

David continued his Loughborough appearance by winning his Over-35 age group with 34:06, while Neil posted 35:14 for first place in his Over-45 age group. Jodi finished first in her under-20 category with 40:56, and Fiona won her over-35 category with a time of 41:16.

Michael Young was the first of 31 finalists for West Cheshire AC at the Chester 10k, after clocking 33:56 for sixth position, just 24 hours after winning the Chester Ultras 50 Miles Race.

Sammy Hollins at Loughborough

Jon Park finished second in his second in his over-35 age group with 36:11, Lewis Tandy posted 36:41, Steve Fernyhough clocked 37:32 after finishing third the day before in the Chester Ultra 50 miler, Danny Paddock posted 38:40, Neil Hershaw was second man over 55 in 39:28, Phil Woodley clocked 39:38 and Paul Cain posted 43:02.

Ellis Hancock (42:52) and Andrew Barratt (42:50) finished second and third in their Under-17 age group, while Colin Berry clocked 43:27, Dave Barratt (44: 10), David Morris (44:21), Claire Harris (45:26), Stephen Ball (45:56), Debra Bemand finished third lady over 50 in 47:26, ahead of Ian Ackroyd (47:55 ), Amy Mills (48:26), Katrina Hughes (48:46), Phil Gent (49:33), Jane Barker (50:10), Kimberly Morris (52:27), Zoe Smith (52:07), Dotty Gebska (52:49) and Sarah Hughes (67:36).

Michael Young with the Chester Ultras Award

Nathan Brassington represented West Cheshire AC at the England Under-15 Boys Indoor Pentathlon Championships in Sheffield. The multi-event compiled a personal best 2,334 points and started his day posting a new personal best of 9.43 seconds in the 60m hurdles before jumping long 5.56m, hitting 10.47m in the shot put and complete the 800m in 2:47.62. .

Iomogen Pughe set her second West Cheshire AC indoor record in a week with a time of 41.66 seconds in the women’s under-20 300m at the Manchester Indoor Open Meeting.

Sophie Haslam clocked a new under-15 personal best in the 300m in 44.31 seconds, cleared 1-30m in the high jump and jumped 4.24m in the long jump at the Manchester Indoor Open Meeting. Jessica Lark clocked a new women’s personal best under 17 in the 600m in 1:37.91 alongside Megan White who clocked 1:54.37, while Holly Bosworth cleared 1-55m in the high jump for the under 15s.

Steve Fernyhough with Chester Ultras Award.

Meetings this weekend include the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Hop Farm, Kent on Saturday and the Dan Gilroy Memorial Athletics Open Meeting hosted by the West Cheshire Athletic Club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday (start at 10 a.m.).

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

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