A WEST Cheshire AC member powered his way to a podium place at the England Track and Field Championships.
Dave McKay threw the javelin to 67.96m to take third place at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.
The 31-year-old fell short of his personal best of 70.43m, but his second round throw was good enough to claim a silver medal in the Northern Championship event, which was incorporated into the fixture.
McKay finished behind Cheltenham’s Neil Crossley (70.09m) and Lincoln Wellington’s Joe Dunderdale, who took second place overall – and won the northern title – with 69.51m.
McKay, of Ellesmere Port, was joined at Birmingham by West Cheshire AC’s Ryan Corbin, a 22-year-old University of Chester student, who posted a new 200m personal best of 23.14 seconds in his heat.
West Cheshire host the second round match in the Cheshire Track and Field League at the club’s Stanney Oaks track in Ellesmere Port on Saturday (1pm start).
The club is appealing for help and support to make the fixture a success.
Volunteers are needed to help the Stanney Leisure Centre ground staff set up the equipment on the morning of the event, as well as helpers and officials to ensure the supervision of the various jumping, throwing and running events.
West Cheshire’s Laura Turley clocked 12.68 seconds for fourth place in the U17 women’s 100m final at the Welsh Championships staged in Cardiff.
West Cheshire athlete Mark Povey completed the Blackpool Beach 10k in 49 minutes 15 seconds to secure 51st position.