West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

31st March 2017

GET PREPARED FOR THE TRACK AND FIELD SEASON
Don’t forget it’s the pre-season track and field trials this week. If you can’t make it on Thursday evening or Saturday morning, please check out the open meetings in the fixtures at the foot of this newsletter.

Team managers and coaches need to chart your progress and the trials and open meetings will provide a perfect start for the year ahead.

Important: there’s no training at the track during the trials.

TRIO TEAM UP FOR ULTRA SUCCESS
Three club members secured success at the inaugural Chester 52 miles Ultra Marathon. Wullie McGarrell, Richard Hayes and Neil Webster completed the route along the river Dee and trails through Helsby, Frodsham and Delamere Forest.

Wullie clocked nine hours 44 minutes, ahead of Richard with 9:46, and Neil who posted 9:52 to earn the club a team victory ahead of runners-up Helsby Running Club, and third-placed 100 Marathon Club.
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DUO PREPARE FOR NATIONAL FINAL
Michael Maxwell and Uzezi Onomerike will represent Cheshire at the UK Sportshall Athletics Final next month. The pair starred for their county to earn the under 13 boys a team victory at the North West Regional Sportshall Final and they are now preparing for the National Final being held at Sportcity, Manchester, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April.

Cheshire Under 13 Boys Sportshall Athletics Squad

GEORGINA STARS AT THE PALACE
Georgina Duffey represented Childer Thornton Primary School at the British Schools Duathlon Championships. The club member included a new personal best for her swim and rounded the 800m at Crystal Palace to finish 136th overall based on her combined times for both events.
RESULTS

WILLIAM REPRESENTS MERSEYSIDE
William Wright represented Merseyside at the recent English Schools Cross Country Championships, completing the junior boys race at Norwich in 14 minutes 40 seconds for 264th position.

ANDY AGONY AT MISSING PODIUM FINISH
Andy Starkey finished fourth in his over 55 age group with a time of 39:40 at the Cheshire 10k Road Race.

SAUGHALL SECURES SILVER
Saughall All Saints celebrated a silver medal performance in the Cheshire Primary School Sportshall Athletics Final held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.
After winning the Chester Schools Final in February, Saughall All Saints, one of 300 schools taking part throughout Cheshire and Warrington, produced a superb performance in the final.

Saughall All Saints Sportshall Athletics Squad
COUNTY PRIDE AT ANNUAL CROSS COUNTRY MATCH
Several club members capitalised on home advantage on Monday night. Jamie Richardson, Henry Robinson, Sophie Grainger, and Jodi Bemand contributed towards a double team success story for Cheshire against Merseyside in the annual end of season Year Seven Schools Cross Country Match, organised by the club, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The Cheshire quartet faced opposition from club mates Imogen Pughe, Lara Battersby and Henrietta Duffey who all represented Merseyside.

The team score was decided by the first 10 finishers’ positions from each county being added together, with Cheshire beating Merseyside 84-131 in the girls event, and Cheshire beating Merseyside 86-123, while Cheshire beat Merseyside 170-254 in the combined boys and girls overall competition.

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
We still need volunteers for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race we’re organising on Wednesday 12 April 12, (7pm start). If you can help please email Dennis Wall ASAP

FIXTURES
Thursday, 30 March (6.15-8pm) – West Cheshire AC Pre-Season Track & Field Trials, Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track.
Saturday, 1 April (9.50am-12 noon) – West Cheshire AC Pre-Season Track & Field Trials, Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track.
Saturday, 1 April (10am) – Alder Hey Halewood 5km Series, Environment Centre, Okell Drive, Liverpool .
Saturday, 1 April: Trafford AC medal open meeting (U11, U13, U15 Enter on the day) from 12 noon. More info
Saturday, 1 April: Blackpool Winter warm-up open. More info
Saturday, 1 April: City of Stoke AC open (10am). More info
Sunday, 2 April: Warrington open (Enter on the day, from 11am). More info
Sunday, 2 April (9am): ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, Old Stretford, Manchester. More info
Sunday, 2 April (9am): BTR Liverpool 10 and Vitality Half Marathon, Pier Head, Liverpool. More info
Wednesday, 5 April: Telford open (Early evening meeting in school hols, limited range of events U11-U17, 7pm start, pay on the day). More info
Wednesday, 5 April (7.45pm): Wirral AC track endurance series 10k, Bebington Oval . More info
Sunday, 9 April: Wirral AC open meeting (more info on the club A-Board).
Sunday, 9 April: Wigan Harriers Spring open. More info 

Posted by Nick Pagan
29th March 2017
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