West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

7th April 2017

MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE
Here’s a reminder that membership fees are now due.
If you’ve not paid, you’re not insured so you won’t be able to train or compete until you’ve done so.
Please contact Debbie Baker if you need to pay.

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
We’re putting the final touches to the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being held on Wednesday, 12th April, from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton-By-Chester, (7pm start) together.
Club members and friends are still needed to help out at the event, so if you’re available please let Dennis know.

Chester Spring Five Miles Race
ROAD RACE DIRECTOR’S TRAINING COURSE
A RunBritain Training course has been arranged for Saturday, 13th May, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton Chester CH2 1PR from 09:15 to 16:15. Tea/coffee/biscuits and a buffet lunch is provided free to any  member interested in how a road race is put together, and getting involved with our Road Running management team.
For more information, please contact Bob Benson

ROSEMARY GRABS TITLE VICTORY
Rosemary Rogers celebrated success at the Liverpool Half Marathon.
Rosemary won her over 60 age group category prize after clocking one hour 50 minutes 34 seconds.

Rosemary Rogers
Keely Smith finished eighth lady with a time of 1:29:52, ahead of Steve Hillier (1:34:03),

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Clare Mallon (18th over 40 lady in a new personal best of 1:46:26), and Mark Povey (1:57:32) who was still recovering from an illness.
Results

CLUB TRIALS PROVE A BIG HIT
Thanks to the 200 members who participated in the recent club trials last week, and the parents, coaches and officials who helped out.
Photos

POINTS MAKE PRIZES THIS SUNDAY…
The Endurance League tables up to the end of March can be found here.
Big points are available at this Sunday’s Borders Road Running League Race at New Brighton.
DIRECTIONS AND RACE INFORMATION
Need a lift? We’ll be car sharing from the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton. Meet at 9:15 – the last car leaves at 9:30.
Reminders: You must be 15 or over to race. All runners must wear club vests. If you don’t have one, please ask your coach or running leader. All our Borders League team, including friends and family will be welcomed for free tea or Coffee with cakes or biscuits after the run.

YOUNG GUNS IMPRESS AT TRAFFORD
Sara Pearson (11.67 seconds and 2:07.88) and Ingrid Tait (14.12 and 2:33.10) posted new under 11 girls 75m and 800m personal bests at the Trafford Open Meeting.
Sara also added a new long jump best of 3.43m, while Anna Crayston won the under 15 girls long jump with 4.92m and clocked 13.80 seconds in her 100m.
Isaac Tait clocked 14.56 seconds and 2:28.18 in his under 15 boys 100m and 800m respectively.
Harley Shakespeare-Wetton clocked a new under 13 boys 800m personal best of 2:46.6 at the Warrington Open Meeting.
Results part 1 and 2

CHRIS HEADS CLUB CHARGE AT THE SEASIDE
Chris Palmer was first home for West Cheshire  at the opening race in the Wirral Seaside 5k Series.
Chris clocked 18:26 for 17th position at Leasowe, ahead of Trevor Holmes (23rd in 19:14), and first over 60 lady Rosemary Rogers (24:39).
The next race in the series will take place at Leasowe on Wednesday, 26th April (7pm).
Results

2017 CLUB TRACK & FIELD TEAM MANAGERS
The club’s team managers for the 2017 track & field league campaign are:
Under 11s: Ellen Molloy and Joanne Cartwright

Under 13 Girls: Lindsay Jones

Under 13 Boys: Julian Tegg

Under 15 Girls: Hazel Jones

Under 15 Boys: Jill Howe

Under 17s/20s: Debbie Baker

Seniors (Northern League): Jenny Manning

THE SUMMER SEASON IS NEARLY HERE
Our U13 and U15 track and field league season gets underway on Sunday, 22 April at Preston, in the first round of the Youth Development League (YDL) Premier Division One.
The U17s and U20s YDL squad start their campaign at Wigan on Sunday, 30 April.
Our senior Northern League Division One squad will kick off their season at York on Saturday, 6 May.
Fore full fixtures, check the website.

ONLINE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY OPEN
The Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships are being held at Warrington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.
The closing date for online entries is May 6.
ENTER HERE

FIXTURES
Sunday, 9 April : Borders Road Running League Sixth Round, at New Brighton, (11am start). Details
Sunday, 9 April: Wirral AC Open Medal Track and Field Meeting, at Bebington Oval (11.30am start). Details
Sunday, 9 April: Wigan Harriers Spring Open.Details
Friday, 14 April: Salford 10k Road Race (10am start). Race Link
Sunday, 16 April: Hale 5, (9.30am start). Race Link
Sunday, 16 April: Air Products 10k, Crewe, (10.15am). Race Link
Monday, 17 April: Trafford Open Track & Field Medal Meeting, (12 noon start). Details

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