West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

February 17, 2017

NEW OFFICIALS NEEDED – ARE YOU UP FOR IT?
More qualified track and field officials are needed, both at club events and at Cheshire  Championship meetings.
This year a Cheshire-only County Track & Field Championships at Warrington on May 13-14 is being held. As we won’t have any Greater Manchester officials to help out this year, we need to boost the number of Cheshire officials, so more timekeepers, track judges, field judges, starters and starters’ assistants are needed.
Attending a Level 1 officials course is a great way to get involved in officiating. There are three courses being held in the North West this Spring:
Wavertree Athletic Track, Liverpool on Sunday, February 19.
Sportcity, Manchester on Sunday, March 12.
And Witton Park Athletic Track, Blackburn, on Sunday, March 26.
Details of these are on the EA website: www.englandathletics.org/courses-and-bookings
Once you’ve booked on an officials course,  let Dennis Wall know and he’ll arrange for your course fee to be reimbursed by the club.
Please spread the word. To provide our athletes with the best possible standard of competition, we need more officials! Officiating is a great way to support the sport of athletics by getting directly involved in competition.

MANY THANKS
A BIG THANK YOU to all the helpers and officials who made sure the third round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races proved a big success on Saturday at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.
More than 200 pupils took part in the popular fixture which comprised of races for youngsters in years 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
The final round of the series takes place at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday, March 4.

Feb 2017 Year 7 boys Feb 2017 Year 7 girls Feb 2017 Year 8 girls & boys

Feb 2017 Year 6 boys Feb 2017 Year 5 girls Feb 2017 Year 6 girls

Feb 2017 Year 3 girls Feb 2017 Year 4 boys Feb 2017 Year 3 boys

ANEST EARNS SELECTION FOR LOUGHBOROUGH
Anest Muller will represent North Wales at the CAU Inter Counties Cross Country Championships next month.
Anest finished second overall in her over-35 age group in the recent North Wales Cross Country League, and is now preparing for the senior women’s 5k race at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 11.
Anest will be joined in the North Wales team at the event by Deeside AAC’s Ethan Ackroyd who trains at West Cheshire AC.
Members selected to represent Cheshire at Loughborough include Lucia Pyne, and Katie and Issy Clarke.
Dave Alexander finished second overall in his over-45 age group in the North Wales Cross Country League, and Ellie Robinson was sixth in her over-40 age category.

Anest Muller of West Cheshire AC (3)

 

CONGRATULATIONS!
18 of our youngsters have been selected to represent Cheshire at the North West Regional Sportshall Athletics Championships.
The under 11s fixture is being held at Sportcity, Manchester, on Sunday, March 12, and the under 13s and under 15s fixture will be held at Sportcity, Manchester, on Saturday, March 18. Well done to you all

VETERANS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Any West Cheshire over-35s who want to experience a national cross-country championship that’s low key, local, flatter, and older than the open English National Cross Country Championships, should consider giving the British Masters’ Cross Country Championships a go at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday, March 18. There is one 8km race for men aged 35-64, a separate 6k race both for women over 35 and men over 65. Only 3 runners are needed for a team, in 10-year age bands.
Entry and other details at: http://www.bmaf.info/library/fixtures/BMAF%20XC%20PROSPECTUS%202017.pdf

A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARIES
Entries are open for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race  Wednesday, April 12. The fixture is part of the Cheshire Grand Prix Road Race Series which also includes the Mid Cheshire 5k on Friday, April 28; the Alderley By-Pass Race on Sunday, July 2; The Pie & Peas Five Miles Race on Wednesday, August 2; The Essar Guilden Sutton Six 10k Race on Sunday, September 17; the Congleton Half Marathon on Sunday, October 1; and the Farndon 10k on Sunday, October 15.
Check our fixtures section for more details.

TICKET OFFER FOR WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Our members are being offered discounted  tickets for the World Para Athletics Championships taking place between July 14-23 at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Park.
Tickets cost £3 per child (16 and under), £5 per adult (Over 16), for 5 out of 16 sessions, and this offer is valid for group bookings of 15+ tickets.
If you’re interested, please contact: ccampbell@london2017.org.uk

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES
Thursday/Sunday, February 17-19 – British Universities and Colleges Indoor Track & Field Championships (Sheffield).
Friday, February 18 – Muller Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix.
Sunday, February 19 – Village Bakery Half Marathon, Wrexham (11am start).
Saturday/Sunday, February 25-26 – England U15/U17/U20 Indoor Championships (Sheffield).
Saturday, February 25 – English National Cross Country Championships (Wollaton Park, Nottingham, (11am start).
Saturday, February 25 – Welsh National Cross Country Championships (Singleton Park, Swansea).
Saturday/Sunday, February 25-26 – British Indoor Track & Field Championships (Sheffield).
Sunday, February 26 – Oulton Park 10km/Half Marathon (10am start).
Sunday, February 26 – Ruthin 5km/10km (9am start).
Saturday, March 4 – Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).
Sunday, March 5 – Borders Road Running League, (Manley Mere, Frodsham, 11am start).
Sunday, March 5 – Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting (Sportcity, Manchester).
Saturday, March 11 – CAU Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships (Prestwold Hall, Loughborough).
Sunday, March 12 – Under 11s North West Fun In Sportshall Athletics (Sportcity, Manchester).
Sunday, March 12 – Wrexham Marathon (9am start) and Half Marathon (10.30am start).
Friday, March 17 – Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships (Ellesmere Port Sports Village (4pm start).
Saturday, March 18 – English Schools Cross Country Championships (Norfolk Showground, Norwich).
Saturday, March 18 – North West Regional Sportshall Athletics U13s/U15s Championships (Sportcity, Manchester).
Saturday, March 18 – British Masters Cross Country Championships, (Wavertree, Liverpool, 12 noon start).
Sunday, March 19 – Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting (Sportcity, Manchester).
Sunday, March 19 – Wilmslow Half Marathon (10.30am start).
Friday, March 24 – Cheshire Primary and Secondary Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 10am-3.30pm).
Saturday, March 25 – Northern Athletics U15/U17 5k Road Race Championships (10am), Northern Athletics Mens and Womens Road Relay Championships (10.30am, Stanley Park, Blackpool).
Monday, March 27 – Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Cross Country Races (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 4pm start).

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