MEMBERS of West Cheshire AC have been put through their paces by a top GB coach.
Junior sprinters at the club attended a four-hour workshop hosted by Bob Gaisie, a Great Britain junior international sprint coach.
The session was held at West Cheshire’s Stanney Oaks track in Ellesmere Port. Gaisie, a level four qualified coach based at Manchester, coaches Chester-based Welsh international sprinter Lucy Evans and Great Britain junior international Shaunna Thompson.
He admitted he had been impressed with the West Cheshire sprint group, who are coached by Eddie Fulton, as he provided tuition and guidance that featured sprint drills/warm-up, starts, technique work, session planning and a question and answer session.
The event, organised with the help of Sarah Friday at England Athletics, proved a big success with everyone from West Cheshire AC.
Tamsin O’Keefe grabbed glory at the DASH Quadrathlon staged at Sport City, Manchester.
The West Cheshire AC all-rounder won the under 11 girls competition with 229 points, after clocking 9.5 seconds in the 60m sprint; posting 5.50m in the chest push; rounding the 600m in 2:00.3 and long jumping 3.43m.
West Cheshire’s Sonny Dean was fourth in the U11 boys race at the Manchester Area Cross Country League match, held at Sherdley Park, St Helens.
He was joined at the fixture by club colleagues Cameron Weaver (sixth in 17:04) and Zac Holland (13th in 17:49) who competed in the U15 boys race, and by Rory Willson who finished 40th with 15:42 in the U13 boys event.
Julie Wood was 20th in her over 35 age group with a time of 34:16 in the women’s race, while Neil Carter posted 46:16 for 18th place in the over-50 men’s age category and was 223rd overall, ahead of James Jones (43rd in the over-45 age group, and 236th overall in 47:10).