West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

24 February 2017

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED
We need volunteers for the Essar Chester Spring Fives Miles Road Race.
If you can help on Wednesday, 12 April , at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, please email Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ROB HEADS CLUB CONTINGENT AT WREXHAM
Rob Litle spearheaded our charge at the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon.
Rob rounded the 13.1 miles course in a time of one hour 18 minutes four seconds to secure 44th position overall and 10th spot in his over-40 age group.

Robert Little
He finished in the field of 1,300 runners ahead of club mates Chris Palmer (175th in 1:27:03), Andrew Carter (178th in 1:27:15), and over-60 age group category winner Joe Foy (1:28:32).
Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Luke Ellis (196th in 1:28:34), Mark Davies (223rd in 1:29:37), 11th lady overall Keely Smith (1:31:26), fifth over-60 finisher Rob Freeman (1:33:22), and Neil Carter (17th over-55 man in 1:41:25).
Clare Mallon posted 1:48:58 to secure 24th over-40 lady spot, ahead of Peter Smith (32nd over-55 man in 1:50:31), Brian Beattie (second over-70 man in 1:56:48), and Jo Bridge (103rd lady in 2:11:22).
RESULTS: runbritainrankings.com/results/results.aspx?meetingid=177314

EMILY AND SOPHIE WARM UP FOR SUMMER SEASON
Dynamic duo Emily Ball and Sophie Percival warmed up for the outdoor season with appearances at the British Universities and Colleges Indoor Championships (BUCS) at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena.

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Emily, representing Sheffield University, powered her way to a new shot put personal best of 13.08m for second spot in the under 23 womens age group and fourth position overall in the womens competition after winning her qualifying pool with 12.53m, and Sophie, representing Chester University, fourth in her under 23 age group and 10th overall with 11.16m in the final after posting a new personal best of 11.99m for second spot in her qualifying pool.

Sophie Percival at Wakefield
RESULTS: http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=17473&sectionTitle=Indoor+Championships

TOM SMASHES SHOTOVER IN SUB-SIX HOUR SESSION
Tom Booth finished the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon in New Zealand with a sub-six hour performance.

Tom Booth in New Zealand
The West Cheshire AC endurance runner negotiated the challenging, 2,500 metres ascending course in a time of five hours 36 minutes to secure eighth position.

JAC CELEBRATES NEW BEST AND VICTORY
Jac Goodall clocked a new personal best of 17:46 to win the Chester 5k ParkRun, exactly one minute ahead of third-placed club mate Andrew Clague.

Jac Goodall in Chester Spring Five Race
Other club finishers included William Wright who posted a new personal best of 19:29 for fifth spot, Sammy Hollins (11th in 20:06), Adam Carlile (12th in 20:15), Isaac Tait (27th in 21:55), David Tait (28th in 21:56), Georgina Duffey (seventh lady in 24:44), Bob Benson (65th in 24:48), Sarah Hughes (99th in 26:53), Ingrid Tait (33:17), and Anne-Marie Tait (33:25).
Ethan Greenland clocked 18:00 for second spot at the Delamere 5k ParkRun, ahead of other Rory Willson (10th in a new personal best of 19:23).
Rob Freeman finished seventh in 20:54 at the Ellesmere Port 5k Park Run, ahead of John Pughe (18th in 23:58), Harvey Tegg (19th in 24:24), Rosemary Rogers (fourth lady in 25:44), and Angela Tegg ( sixth lady in 25:57).
RESULTS: parkrun.org.uk/chester/results/latestresults/
parkrun.org.uk/delamere/results/latestresults/
parkrun.org.uk/ellesmereport/results/latestresults/

TRIO PREPARE FOR COUNTY APPEARANCES
Lucia Pyne, and sisters Katie and Issy Clarke have been selected for Cheshire at the annual CAU Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships fixture held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 11.

YOUNG GUNS WILL GO FOR IT
18 West Cheshire AC youngsters have been selected to represent Cheshire at next month’s North West Sportshall Athletics Competitions at Sportcity, Manchester.
The under 11s Fun In Sportshall Athletics Competition takes place on Sunday, 12 March, and the under 13 and under 15 regional event will be held on Saturday, 18 March.

FELL AND HILL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Event and entry details for the Senior and Junior Fell and Hill Inter-Counties Championships are available at www.fellrunner.org.uk.
The Senior event will be in Broughton, Scotland, on 13 May.The Junior event will be at Rossendale on 10 June.
For more info and to nominate County teams contact Andy Watts at: treasurer@fellrunner.org.uk or by phone: 01625 536896.
The Inter-Counties fell website also has info at: britishintercountiesfellrunningchampionships.wordpress.com/

VETERANS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Any 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. It’s at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday, 18 March  with 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: bmaf.info/library/fixtures/BMAF%20XC%20PROSPECTUS%202017.pdf

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

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