ATHLETICS: DAME Tanni Grey-Thompson, Britain's most successful Paralympian, officially opened Ellesmere Port's athletics track on Thursday last week.
And earlier in the day, a group of Stanney Sports College teachers, led by Iain Robinson, ferried in 2,000 youngsters from the borough for a world-record 4x100m relay attempt.
The Ellesmere Port contingent smashed the previous best total of 591 exchanges of the baton, chalking up a new best of 829 over six hours, between 9am and 3pm.
West Cheshire AC chairman Dennis Wall said: 'It is a dream come true to see a track in Ellesmere Port officially opened by such a special personality as Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson. But it is also the realisation of a lot of hard work by many people within West Cheshire Athletic Club who have strived to make things happen.'
Track partners include Sport England, Shell UK, Vauxhall Motors, Cleanaway, Urenco, Wren, Epicentre Partnership and Associated Octel.