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 from Ellesmere Port 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, who was awarded the Field Event Performance Award after winning the Cheshire County AA Championship javelin title last month, 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 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’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.
Forthcoming fixtures include the Bowdon 5k Road Race tomorrow, Thursday, June 7 (7.15pm) and the Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix first round race at Tata Sports Club, Shotton, also tomorrow (7.30pm start).
The Birkenhead Park Five Miles Road Race takes place on Wednesday, June 13 (7.45pm start), the same day as the Park Hall 5k Race at Oswestry (7.30pm start).
The Ellesmere Port Minors (Year Seven) Track and Field Championships take place at the Stanney Oaks Track, Ellesmere Port, on Thursday, June 14.
West Cheshire AC’s Northern Track and Field League squad will have home advantage for the third round at the Stanney Oaks, to be held on Sunday, July 1.