Kirk Double Title Wins

Russell Kirk has secured two title-winning performances.
The West Cheshire AC member celebrated victories in both the over-50 men’s 400m and 800m finals at the Northern Vets Track and Field Championships, held at Leigh Sports Village.

Kirk, who clocked 35 minutes 45 seconds at a 9km Borders Road Running League race earlier this year, has seen all his speed work training at the Stanney Oaks Track paying dividends

Deva Triathlon (Chester Tri Club) – helpers wanted

Not a West Cheshire AC promotion, but see http://www.chestertri.org.uk/events/deva-triathlon/221-deva-volunteers for details of how to help out at this local, volunteer-run event, in return for a technical T-shirt and meal voucher.

WCAC Endurance League standings

Mark Davies and Julie Wood both continue to spearhead the points tables as at the end of May. See http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/roadracing/pointscomp

Alex – Olympic Torch Bearer

WCAC member Alex Staniforth was a torch bearer when the Olympic torch relay visited Chester. View pictures at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/OlympicTorch

If any member wants to sponsor Alex for his trip to Mont Blanc use this link www.virginmoneygiving.com/montblanc2012

Cheshire Champs double success

Doublesuccess – West Cheshire AC chairman Dennis Wall flanked by Dave McKay and Kelly Baker with their Male and Female Field Athlete Awards from the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships.View photo at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/trackfield/cheshirechampsawards.jpg.jpg

John Driscoll has been awarded the John Young Memorial Award

John Driscoll has been awarded for his services to athletics.The West Cheshire AC vice-president was presented with the John Young Memorial Award at the recent Cheshire County Track and Field Championships.
Driscoll, who lives in Little Sutton, has enjoyed athletics since he was nine years old after a running session was hastily arranged following the cancellation of a football match due to a wet field.
And he admitted he had been surprised and extremely pleased to receive the award: The presentation at this years county track and field championships came as a total surprise.
The award means a great deal to me because I knew John Young for many years and I looked up to him as my mentor.
Driscoll remembers training on a new cinder track in his home town of Bedford and participating in cross country races while at Manchester University between 1960 and 1966.
Contemporaries’ during his time at Manchester included Ron Hill and John Whetton, and he went on to join Salford Harriers in 1966.
Driscoll moved to Ellesmere Port in March 1967, but continued running for Salford until 1976 before attending an inaugural meeting of Chester and District Athletic Club in October 1967.
He joined Chester and Ellesmere Port Athletic Club in October 1967 and has since played an instrumental role within West Cheshire Athletic Club having been part of the working group connected with the Stanney Athletics Track between 1999 and 2004.
Driscoll helped found the current Cheshire County Athletic Association in 1992 and chaired the county athletics commttee between 2004 and 2006.
He continues to compile road running statistics for Cheshire club members and was named president of Northern Athletics two years ago.
View picture at http://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/images/usrimg/johnDriscoll.jpg

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