Dodd runs into form
ATHLETICS: Mark Dodd continued to make up for time lost through injury by running his fourth race in nine days.
The Great Warford 10-mile road race is one of the tougher events but Dodd managed 18th place in 66 minutes and 23 seconds.
The winner was Wilmslow Running Club member Mike Halman with a time of 56:00.
Dodd, along with Chris Marshall, also made the trip to the Bramhall Park 5k in Stockport, a free weekly race. Dodd was first home in eighth place with exactly the same time as last week of 18:44. Marshall knocked 37 seconds off his time to record a course pb of 19:19.
The winner was Steve Vernon with a time of 14:55.
Ellesmere Port Running Club will be hosting its sixth Urenco Capenhurst 5k, starting from the Electricity Sports & Social Club, Capenhurst Technology Park at 7pm tonight (Wednesday). There is entry on the night for an additional £1.
Anyone wishing to join the club, whether beginner or competent runner, can join in at the Whitby Sports and Social Club on Tuesdays and Fridays at 6.45pm to begin running at 7pm.
The club is holding a beginners’ night on Wednesdays, meeting at 6.45pm for a 7pm start, perfect for those nervous about joining a club. For further information, contact email@example.com
BOXING: Youngsters in Ellesmere Port and Neston will be fighting fit this summer when they try out a series of new boxing skill taster sessions at Vauxhall Motors ABC in Little Sutton.
The sessions have been organised by Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council and sponsored by Shell UK as part of the Cheshire and Warrington Partnership Youth Games, which will be held in Macclesfield on October 11.
Boxing technique, stance and fitness training will form the basis of the weekly classes aimed at beginners and improvers.
The idea behind the scheme is to introduce as many young people as possible to the sport. Those showing the most promise and talent will then be given the opportunity to join the borough youth games team.
Classes will be held at the club on Tuesdays between noon and 1.30pm throughout the summer holidays. The sessions are for boys and girls aged 13-16 and are completely free of charge.
If you would like to find out more then all you have to do is contact Michelle Aspden, the council’s youth sport development officer, on 0151 356 6456 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Vauxhall Motors Boxing Club was formed in 1981. Last season’s highest achievers at the club were Joel Crossley (schoolboy finalist), Alex Foulkes (national novice champion), Mike Phillips (selected for England) and Paul Butler (selected for Great Britain).
Laura Redfern, the club’s first female boxer, also joined last season, winning her club debut.
TABLE TENNIS: Clubs from the Chester and Ellesmere Port Table Tennis League are looking for new players of all abilities as the start of the new season approaches.
The league would also welcome any new teams and every assistance will be given to get them established.
For further information, contact Dave Terry 01244 399361 or Alan Rigby on 01244 390233.