West Cheshire Athletic Club: Wrexham and Manchester

Imogen Pughe in Deeside

Mother and daughter Debra and Jodi Bemand put in record performances.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club members impressed in their back-to-back weekend appearances at Wrexham and Manchester.

Debra posted a new Women’s Over-50 Club record of 44 minutes 35 seconds at Sunday’s Run North West Trafford road race, where her daughter, Jodi, clocked 39:09, which was improved his under-17 club record and is now also under-20. women’s club record.

Deb Bemand at Wrexham.

Twenty hours earlier, Debra took part in the North Wales Cross Country League Fourth Round Senior Women‘s Race held at Wrexham and finished fifth Lady Over 50 on the day and a earned third overall in the league series, while Jodi finished the under-17 age group series in second place.

Imogen Pughe and Jessica Lark also celebrated the club’s record indoor achievements at SportCity at the Manchester Indoor Athletics Open Meeting.

Jodi Bemand at Birkenhead Park

Imogen ran 26.53 seconds for the women’s under-20 200m to break the previous record that stood since 2016, and added 8.26 seconds in the 60m and 26.53 seconds in the 200m.

And Jessica clocked 1:38.73 for a new women’s under-17 club best in the 600m and added a new personal best 200m of 28.33, while teammate Megan White clocked a time of 1:55.33 in his 600m.

Jamie Richardson at Wrexham

Holly Bosworth cleared 1-57m in the under-15 girls’ high jump, while Yasmin Smith cleared an under-17 personal best in the 60m of 8.41 and 28.24 in the 200m, and Carys Manson recorded new under-17 personal bests of 8.60 in the 60m and 28.99 in the 200m.

Lara Fields (8.62), Lydia Walker (8.63) and Violeta Brooks (9.91) all set new women’s under-15 personal bests in the 60m and Lara added a best time in the 200m in 28.93, while Laura Turley posted a new season best in the senior women’s 200m of 25.25. .

Henry Robinson at Wrexham

Debra was joined at Wrexham in the women’s race by club teammates Claire Harris (eighth senior lady in 26:32), Anest Muller (fourth lady over 40 in 26:54) and Joy Hickman (fourth older lady 55 in 28:40), to win the fifth women’s team of the day and fifth overall in the Premier Division, while the women’s Masters team was also fifth on the day and fifth overall.

Jamie Richardson won the men’s under-17 race in 19:58, ahead of Henry Robinson (fifth in 21:59 and second overall in the league series).

Dave Alexander, Paul Morrison and James Robinson at Wrexham

Neil Finegan celebrated victory in his men’s over-45 age group after winning his age group race on Saturday in 32:19, backed up by James Robinson (seventh senior man in 33:52), Andrew Clague (third over 50 man in 34:51 and third overall in his age group), Paul Morrison (fifth man under 20 in 35:05 and third overall in his age group), Davis Sutton (sixth man over 45 in 35:20) and Dave Alexander (fifth man over 50 in 35:45 and second overall in his age group).

The West Cheshire AC men’s team finished fourth on the day and third overall in the Premier League, while the men’s Masters team finished sixth on the day and fifth overall.

Megan White at SportCity

Michael Young represented West Cheshire AC at the Oulton Park 20 Miles Road Race and finished third with a time of 1:52:53, alongside Liz Renondeau (first lady over 40 in 2:10:22) and Keely Smith (first lady -35 in 2:12:37).

Meetings this weekend include the British Inter-County Cross Country Championships at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday; the England Under-15 and Under-17 Indoor Athletics Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the English Institute of Sport Arena, Sheffield; and the Chester 10k road race on Sunday.


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