West Cheshire Athletic Club: Traci Shipley set to represent Team GB at World Championships

UK REPRESENTATIVE: Traci Shipley at Birkenhead Park

Traci Shipley will represent Great Britain in two events next year.

The West Cheshire Athletics Club member impressed in the Ellesmere Triathlon this weekend and qualified for next year’s World Championships in Spain.

And Traci has also qualified to represent Great Britain at next year’s European Triathlon Championships to be held in Belgium.

Traci was joined at the Ellesmere Triathlon by West Cheshire AC teammate Claire Harris, who finished 10th in her first-ever triathlon after posting 2:53:19 for a 1500m swim, 39 bike km and a 10 km run.


West Cheshire Ladies win the team competition

SUCCESS: 4x100m Girls Under 15 Relay at Ellesmere Port Sports Village

West Cheshire AC Ladies ended their club’s athletics campaign on a winning note at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday.

The purple-clad women’s team won their team competition against Warrington AC, Wrexham AC, Bury AC, East Cheshire Harriers and Oldham and Royton AC.

Ellie Robinson, Sharon Stoll, Clare Mallon, and mother and daughter Debra and Jodi Bemand, teamed up in the senior age group events, while Megan White and Kara Stoll won their under-17 appearances.

Cosette Wearden, Holly Bosworth, Ursula Archer, Natasha Cobb, Lara and Molly Fields combined in the under-15 age group events.

Beth Manson, Mae Grant, Millie Warren, Lauren Higgins, Erin Barnard, Emilia Pyper, Lucy Caldwell, Grace Andrews, Megan Hughes, Ava Hancock, Ruby Billington, Maddy Cobb and Satine Wearden teamed up in the under-13 competition.

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Amelia Snowden, Nia Manson, Poppy McKenna, Isabelle Hein, Loretta Eccles, Orlaith Hughes, Jessica Marland, Katie Mallon, Rosie Grimsditch, Heidi Wetherall, Jessie Morse and Isabelle Gerrard reunited for girls under 11.

Alfie Lane (200m) and Paul Morrison (1500m) enjoyed success in senior men’s competition alongside Oliver James, Hugh Parry, Ellis Hancock and Henry Robinson.

Josh Stirling, Noah Woolgar, Sam Lightfoot, Jacob Gardner, Roman Johnson, Seb Hulse, Daniel Walker, Evan Miller and Ben Newall combined for the under-15s.

Thomas Rimmer, Harry McKenna, Noah Booth, Dylan Gledhill, Keanu Ting, George Grimsditch and Will Mallon teamed up for the under-13s.

And Jack Arnold, Leo Ravenscroft, Oliver Kimpton, Ollie Jones, Will Astley and David Wheldon scored points for the under-11s.


Michael Young takes first place

CELEBRATION: Michael Young celebrated his success at the Sunday’s Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon

Michael Young celebrated his success at Sunday’s Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon.

The West Cheshire AC member shaved a second off his own men’s club half marathon record by clocking a time of one hour nine minutes three seconds for first place in his over-35 age group and third place overall.

He was joined by fellow West Cheshire AC finishers Neil Finegan (eighth man over 45 in 1:18:47), David Shearer (1:20:18), Steve King (1:22:38) , Keely Smith (fourth out of -35 ladies in 1:22:59), Danny Paddock (1:23:29), Steve Duffy (1:23:30), Fiona Cook (ninth lady over 35 in 1: 27:28), Paul Cain (1:35:48), Emma Nutt (1:37:49), David Morris (1:43:51), Stephen Ball (1:44:35), Amy Mills (1: 46:25), Steve Hillier (1:49:44) and Kimberley Morris (1:55:30).


This weekend’s fixtures include the Great North Run this Sunday.

Registration is now open for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k road race hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday 18th September. The entry link is here.

The Cheshire County Road Relay Championships take place at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, West Lancashire on Sunday 11 September for all age groups, and the North of England Road Relay Championships at SportCity, Manchester, Greater Manchester on Sunday 25th September. , for children under 13 and over.

The schedule for this year’s Wirral Multi-Terrain Race Series has been released: Tuesday, September 13, Harrison Drive (7:00 p.m.); Tuesday, September 20, Thurstaston Visitor Center (6:30 p.m.); Tuesday, September 27, at Arrowe Park (6:30 p.m.). The entry link is here.

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By West Cheshire Athletic Club


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