Club Sets New Standards
at the Cheshire
Track and Field Championships
with 7 Championship Records
and 20 Gold Medals
The Cheshire Track and Field championships took place at Macclesfield over the weekend. The event had a record total entry and was also the most successful ever for Vale Royal.
The club won a total of 20 championships and amazingly set 7 new County records out the 14 new records set over the two days.
Rebecca Craigie smashed a 21 year old record held by Sue Parker of Sale when she won the u17 ladies 1500 in an amazing time of 4m36.5s beating the old record by a full 5 seconds. Rebecca also set a new 3k record in a time of 10m7.5s.
The next set of records to go were broken by u13 girl Hannah Carlin from Middlewich when she won the 80mtrs in 10.8s and the 150mtrs in 20.4s. Hannah also won silver in the long jump.
Hannah Hewitson then smashed the triple jump record for junior girls when she jumped 11.80mtrs. Hannah has now set records every year she has jumped in the championships.
Hannah Weedall broke the county record in the junior ladies 3k winning in 10m30.6s - a record set two years ago by Vale Royal's Stevie Stockton.
Stevie Stockton then took
five seconds off the 800mtrs record, winning in a time of 2m11.6s. Five seconds off an
800mtrs time is amazing.
There were also 2 special awards won on the day. Hannah Paver won the Marie Birkenhead Mile Trophy, and Rebecca Craigie was awarded Best Track Performance (Female) for her result in the 1500m. She is shown here receiving her shield from club secretary Dave Stevens.
The other gold medals were:
Bethaney Roughsedge took silver
in the u15 discus and shot her training partner Laura Fittes achieved AAAs
standards in the events
Kathy Stringer took silver in the U17 1500 and achieved the English schools qualifying time in winning silver in the 800
George Thompson took silver in
the senior 1500
Stephen Mitchell took silver in the junior 800
Megan Huxley took silver in the u15 1500 finishing just behind clubmate Hannah Paver
In the u13 boys 1500 race Mike Vennard won silver and Lewis Healey bronze
Ed Crowther took Bronze in the u17 1500
Chris Perry took bronze in both the junior 800 and 1500
The results show how important training facilities are. Since the forward looking Vale Royal council built a new jumps pit at Knights Grange the jumps section has now got more jumpers than just the sensational Hannah Hewitson and they are winning medals.
The throws group is also
showing good results.
The full results for the weekend can be found by clicking HERE