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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.
A stunning set of records for the club and the name Hannah!


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:
Eleanor Owen in the u17 triple jump with 10.14mtrs
Charlotte Roach in the junior 1500 in a time of 4m31.5s
Hannah Paver in both the u15 1500 and 800
George Thompson in the senior 800
Lee Davenport in the junior 400
Stephen Mitchell in the junior 1500
James Griffiths in the junior 800
Chris Perry in the junior 3k
Tom Norrey in the junior shot
James Stringer in the u17 400
Joe Cooper in the u15 discus and the shot

Cerys Heaher took silver in the u13 javelin

Peter Wright took silver in the u15 discus and shot
Victoria Anderson took silver in the u15 triple jump
Ruth Howard took silver in the u17 triple jump

Bethaney Roughsedge took silver in the u15 discus and shot her training partner Laura Fittes achieved AAAs standards in the events
Cerys Heaher took silver in the u13 javelin

Tom Norrey took silver in the junior discus

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
Rachel Clewes took silver in the junior 3000
Tom Stringer took silver in the 400mtrs hurdles and got the same time as the winner

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.
We are very grateful for the help from partners at the Council and the staff at Knights Grange in maintaining the jumps area to the highest standards in what are the probably worst facilities in Cheshire.



The full results for the weekend can be found by clicking HERE