Essar Chester Round the Walls Entries Closed

Sorry, entries for the Essar Chester Round the Walls race are now closed, as the race entry limit has been reached. A start list is available here.

Entry  is £16 or £14 for UKA Affiliated Runners

 

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).

Essar Chester Spring 5 and Sutton Six Entries Open

Dreaming of running on warm sunny evenings instead of dark, cold nights? The fast, popular Essar Chester Spring 5 road race, on the evening of Wednesday April 12th 2017, is the first race in the 2017 Cheshire County Road Race Grand Prix. Enter here. The Essar Sutton Six 10k race, on the morning of Sunday September 17th 2017, is also in the Cheshire County Road Race Grand Prix. Enter here.

Press report: Rob leads WCAC at Wrexham

ROB LITTLE spearheaded West Cheshire Athletic Club’s charge at the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon.

Little 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.

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).

WEST CHESHIRE AC duo Emily Ball and Sophie Percival warmed up for the outdoor season with appearances at the British Universities and Colleges Indoor Championships at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena.

Ball, 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 Percival, 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.

TOM BOOTH completed the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon in New Zealand with a sub-six hour performance.

The West Cheshire AC endurance runner negotiated the challenging course which comprised of 2,500 metres of ascent, with a time of five hours 36 minutes to secure eighth position.

JAC GOODALL clocked a new personal best time of 17:46 to win the Chester 5k parkrun, exactly one minute ahead of third-placed club mate Andrew Clague.

Other West Cheshire AC 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 West Cheshire AC finisher 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).

THREE West Cheshire AC members are preparing to represent Cheshire at next month’s CAU Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships.

Lucia Pyne, and sisters Katie and Issy Clarke have been selected for the annual fixture which will be held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 11.

EIGHTEEN 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, March 12, and the under 13 and under 15 regional event will be held on Saturday, March 18.

FIXTURES this weekend include the English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, on Saturday (11am start), the same day as the Welsh Cross Country Championships at Singleton Park, Swansea.

Other fixtures include the England Under 15, under 17, and under 20 Indoor Track and Field Championships at Sheffield on Saturday and Sunday; the Oulton Park 10k and Half Marathon on Sunday (10am start), and the Ruthin 5k and 10k on Sunday (9am start).

DETAILS of the Senior and Junior Fell and Hill Inter-Counties Championships are now available and links are given on the UKCAU web-page for fell running.

The Senior event will be in Broughton, Scotland, on May 13. The Junior event will be at Rossendale on June 10. Details of the event and entry process are available on the FRA website: www.fellrunner.org.uk. Competitors for the Senior event should enter in person, in advance, but to be eligible for the Inter-Counties competition runners must be nominated by their County/Region focal point. For more information and to nominate County teams contact Andy Watts by emailing: treasurer@fellrunner.org.uk or by phone: 01625 536896. The Inter-Counties fell website also has information at: https://britishintercountiesfellrunningchampionships.wordpress.com/

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Wednesday, April 12. Further details can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

The April 12 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.

 

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).

Press report: Schools cross-country attracts 200

CHESTER King’s School duo Eleanor Williams and Charlie Beyeler scored top marks at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The pair celebrated victories at the penultimate round of the popular Essar West Cheshire Athletic Club Schools Cross Country Race Series which attracted more than 200 participants.

Williams triumphed in the year four girls race with a time of two minutes 53 seconds, ahead of runner-up Ella Hims (Childer Thornton) in 3:04, and third placed Issy Read (Upton Heath) who clocked 3:15.

And Beyeler grabbed glory in the year four boys race in 2:51, five seconds clear of runner-up Benjamin Williams (Willaston), while Joseph Ireland (Mill View) finished third in 2:59.

Delamere’s Isla Entwistle secured success in the year three girls race with a time of 3:23, just two seconds clear of runner-up Grace Henderson (Mill View), with Rebecca Line (Tarporley) in third spot with 3:27.

Upton Heath’s Maxwell Carter won the year three boys race in 2:59, just five seconds ahead of second placed Ieuan Morris (Kelsall), and Ben Hackett (Saughall All Saints) finished third in 3:05.

Helen Tenner, from Kelsall, won the year five girls race in 5:00, just three seconds ahead of runner-up Jessica Lark (Upton Heath), while Sara Pearson (Frodsham Manor House) was third in 5:05.

Bishop Wilson’s Ben Grantham secured victory in the year five boys race in 4:25, ahead of second placed Reece Munro (Eccleston) who clocked 4:32, and third-placed Finn Howard (Overleigh St Marys) who posted 4:36.

Tarporley’s Carys Roberts won the year six girls race in 4:30, well clear of runner-up Jessica Hennessey (Newton) who posted 4:53, and third-placed Ruby Wisbey (Kelsall) in 5:03.

Willaston’s Elliott Bujac won the year six boys race in 4:28, nine seconds clear of runner-up Ewan Millington (Bryn Coch) who posted 4:39, and third-placed Dan Willetts (Tarvin) in 4:47.

Imogen Pughe (Wirral Grammar) secured success in the year seven girls race in 7:54, ahead of Christleton’s Stephanie Jones who posted 8:10, and third-placed Fatoumatta Bojang (Upton) who clocked 8:12.

Upton’s Sam Hollins grabbed glory in the year seven boys race in 7:28, ahead of Christleton’s Henry Robinson in 7:50, and third placed Upton pupil Sam Tilston who clocked 8:43.

Lucia Pyne from West Kirby Grammar posted a winning time of 11:16 in the year eight girls race, ahead of runner-up Abigail Cartwright (Wirral Girls) in 13:07.

And Matthew Holtom finished ahead of fellow Upton pupil Simon Davies in the year eight boys race with times of 10:55 and 12:26 respectively.

ANEST MULLER will represent North Wales at the CAU Inter Counties Cross Country Championships next month.

The West Cheshire AC race ace who finished second overall in her over-35 age group in the North Wales Cross Country League, is preparing for the senior women’s 5k race at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 11. Muller will be joined at the event by Deeside AAC’s Ethan Ackroyd who trains at West Cheshire AC.

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.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Village Bakery Half Marathon, at Wrexham, on Sunday (11am start).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Wednesday, April 12. Further details can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

The April 12 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.

 

Essar WCAC Schools Cross-country 11 Feb

Well done to all who took part in yesterday’s third round; we hope you enjoyed the new course. Provisional results are at the bottom of the Off-road page (under “Essar WCAC Schools Cross-country Series”).

The date for the remaining round of the 2016-17 series is as follows:

Round 4 March 4 2017

All year 3s to year 8s welcome – please enter via your school, or contact us for more details.

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

10th February 2017

ABI POCKETS HAT-TRICK OF MEDALS
Abigail Pawlett pocketed a hat-trick of silver medals at the Northern Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Abi long-jumped 5.20m, clocked 8.10 seconds in the 60m, and posted 9.12 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m hurdles final at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena.
She was joined at the event by club mate Stephanie Jones who secured a bronze medal in the under 13 girls long jump, and Jodi Bemand who achieved 4.02m for fifth position.
Results

ELLIE LEADS LADIES HOME AT OSWESTRY
Ellie Robinson (30th in 26:58), Lisa Davies (40th in 27:36), and Kay Hayes (72nd in 31:41), combined to ensure our ladies finished fourth in Division Two of the North Wales Cross Country League after the final round held at The Marches School, Oswestry.
Dave Alexander posted 39:20 for 20th spot in the men’s race, ahead of team mates Richard Hayes (40th in 41:51), Andrew Clague (54th in 43:09), John Parlevliet (69th in 44:14), Andy Carter (86th in 45:25), Tony Woodall (91st in 45:46), and Peter Smith (138th in 55:36).
Andrew Clague and Richard Hayes at Oswestry (3)                         Peter Smith at Oswestry (3)

SISTERS ARE CLASS ACTS
Sisters Katie and Issy Clarke starred for Chester at Winsford in the Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships.
Katie finished second in the senior girls event, while Issy rounded the intermediate girls race in fourth position, ahead of Beth McMahon (20th).
Ethan Greenland (fifth), Greg Jones (14th), and Adam Carlile (15th) completed the senior boys race and Jamie Richardson finished fourth in the minor boys race, ahead of Henry Robinson (eighth), and Kit Baker (10th).
Dave Dentith was seventh home for Chester in the intermediate boys race, ahead of Sion Roberts (ninth), Tristan McFarlane (13th), and Jac Goodall (14th), while Jack Dood (21st), and Charlie Douglas (48th) represented Ellesmere Port and Neston.
Jodi Bemand (16th) was first home for Chester in the minor girls race, and Grace Scott (39th) represented Ellesmere Port and Neston and Ceris Gaffney (50th) completed the junior girls race.
In the junior boys race, Matthew Douglas finished 16th, Liam Farrell (35th) and Aaron Scott (44th).

WE’RE STILL LOOKING FOR OFFICIALS…
You can still learn to be a qualified track and field official at Wavertree Athletic Track, Liverpool, on Sunday, 19 February, 10am-3pm. Perfect if you fancy being a track judge, field judge, timekeeper, starter/marksman, or photofinish.
Email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ENTRIES OPEN
Entries are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday, 12 April.
The fixture is part of the Cheshire Grand Prix Road Race Series which also includes the Mid Cheshire 5k on Friday, 28 April 28; the Alderley By-Pass Race on Sunday, 2 July ; The Pie & Peas Five Miles Race on Wednesday, 2 August ; The Essar Guilden Sutton Six 10k Race on Sunday, 17 September ; the Congleton Half Marathon on Sunday, 1 October ; and the Farndon 10k on Sunday, 15 October. See more at our fixtures page.

SOPHIE AND GEORGE VOTED VICTORS
Sophie Percival and George Hyde won the women’s and men’s cups at the  annual presentation evening held at the Whitby Sports Club, Ellesmere Port.
Sophie won the Welsh International Under 20 javelin title in Cardiff during her first-ever appearance for England in July and she ended the year ranked fifth in the UK for her age in the javelin.

WCAC pres 15          WCAC pres eve 16
And George retained the men’s cup after a series of impressive performances during 2016 which included shot put victories at the English Schools, Cheshire, Northern, and England Athletics Championships.
Mike Lamb was presented with a Services to West Cheshire AC award, while Lauren Jones won the Wright Trophy, and Katie Clarke’s middle distance exploits merited the Chris Goodwin Memorial Cup.
Other award winners included Ruby Wisbey, Carys Roberts, Dan Willetts, Harley Shakespeare-Wetton, Jodi Bemand, Lucia Pyne, Uzezi Onomerike, Isaac Tait, Evie Tipping, Abigail Pawlett, Ewan Bradley, Jacob Simmonds, Maisie Tipping, Lauren Dimbylow, Ethan Milligan, Dave Dentith, Danielle Erskine, James McMahon, Alan Littler, Pam Ackroyd, and Dave Bish.

WCAC pres eve 1 WCAC pres eve 5     WCAC pres eve 6 WCAC pres eve 7 WCAC pres eve 8
Ellie Robinson, Anest Muller and Kay Hayes finished first, second and third respectively in the club’s Endurance Women’s Running Cup Competition, while Mark Davies, Andy Carter, and Andrew Clague finished first, second and third respectively in the men’s competition.

WCAC pres eve 10 WCAC pres eve 11  WCAC pres eve 13WCAC pres eve 9 WCAC pres eve 14

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES
Saturday, 11 February: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).
Manchester Area Cross Country League, Woodbank Park, Stockport (12 noon start).
Saturday/Sunday, 11/12 February: British Indoor Track & Field Team Trials (Sheffield).
Sunday, 12 February: Nick Beer 10k Road Race, Llandudno (12 noon start).
Sunday, 19 February: Village Bakery Half Marathon, Wrexham (11am start).
Saturday, 25 February: English National Cross Country Championships (Wollaton Park, Nottingham, (11am start).
Saturday, 4 March: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

 

Press report: Prizes at home and away for WCAC members

ABIGAIL PAWLETT pocketed a hat-trick of silver medals at the Northern Indoor Track and Field Championships.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club all-rounder long-jumped 5.20m, clocked 8.10 seconds in the 60m, and posted 9.12 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m hurdles final at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena.

She was joined at the event by club mate Stephanie Jones who secured a bronze medal in the under 13 girls long jump, and Jodi Bemand who achieved 4.02m for fifth position.

ELLIE ROBINSON (30th in 26:58), Lisa Davies (40th in 27:36), and Kay Hayes (72nd in 31:41), combined to ensure West Cheshire AC’s ladies finished fourth in Division Two of the North Wales Cross Country League after the final round held at The Marches School, Oswestry.

Dave Alexander posted 39:20 for 20th spot in the men’s race, ahead of West Cheshire AC team mates Richard Hayes (40th in 41:51), Andrew Clague (54th in 43:09), John Parlevliet (69th in 44:14), Andy Carter (86th in 45:25), Tony Woodall (91st in 45:46), and Peter Smith (138th in 55:36).

SISTERS Katie and Issy Clarke starred for Chester at Winsford in the Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships.

Katie finished second in the senior girls event ahead of fourth-placed Martha Owen, while Issy rounded the intermediate girls race in fourth position, ahead of Beth McMahon (20th), Alice Bourne (22nd) and Ailsa Black (23rd), while Niyah Callister was Ellesmere Port and Neston’s lone finisher in 42nd spot.

Matthew Willis won the senior boys race and was backed up by Chester team mates Ethan Greenland (fifth), Greg Jones (14th), and Adam Carlile (15th).

Chester’s Jamie Richardson finished fourth in the minor boys race, ahead of Henry Robinson (eighth), Kit Baker (10th), and Jack Lally (20th), while Andrew Clarke (36th), Michael Wood (38th), and Matthew Adderton (62nd) represented Ellesmere Port and Neston.

Dave Dentith was seventh home for Chester in the intermediate boys race, ahead of Sion Roberts (ninth), Tristan McFarlane (13th), and Jac Goodall (14th), while Jack Dood (21st), Jacob Cotton (25th), Oliver Costello (47th) and Charlie Douglas (48th) represented Ellesmere Port and Neston.

Jodi Bemand (16th) was first home for Chester in the minor girls race, ahead of Iyla Gallagher (17th), Yasmine Fenwick (19th), and Katherine Cornall (26th), while Hannah McCloney (25th) was first home for Ellesmere Port and Neston, backed up by Grace Scott (39th), and Holly Seiborne (58th).

Imogen Owen (fifth), and Heather Black ( sixth) were Chester’s only finishers in the junior girls race, ahead of Ellesmere Port and Neston’s Maysie Linegar (38th), Zoe McDonald (43rd), Katie May Chapman (44th), and Ceris Gaffney (50th).

Will Ashfield secured fifth spot for Chester in the junior boys race, ahead of Matthew Douglas (16th), James Lain (17th), and Joseph Hancock (21st), while Liam Farrell (35th) and Aaron Scott (44th) combined for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

SOPHIE PERCIVAL and George Hyde won the women’s and men’s cups at West Cheshire AC’s annual presentation evening held at the Whitby Sports Club, Ellesmere Port.

Percival won the Welsh International Under 20 javelin title in Cardiff during her first-ever appearance for England in July and she ended the year ranked fifth in the UK for her age in the javelin.

Hyde retained the men’s cup after a series of impressive performances during 2016 which included shot put victories at the English Schools, Cheshire, Northern, and England Athletics Championships.

Mike Lamb was presented with a Services to West Cheshire AC award, while Lauren Jones won the Wright Trophy, and Katie Clarke’s middle distance exploits merited the Chris Goodwin Memorial Cup.

Other award winners included Ruby Wisbey, Carys Roberts, Dan Willetts, Harley Shakespeare-Wetton, Jodi Bemand, Lucia Pyne, Uzezi Onomerike, Isaac Tait, Evie Tipping, Abigail Pawlett, Ewan Bradley, Jacob Simmonds, Maisie Tipping, Lauren Dimbylow, Ethan Milligan, Dave Dentith, Danielle Erskine, James McMahon, Alan Littler, Pam Ackroyd, and Dave Bish.

Ellie Robinson, Anest Muller and Kay Hayes finished first, second and third respectively in the club’s Endurance Women’s Running Cup Competition, while Mark Davies, Andy Carter, and Andrew Clague finished first, second and third respectively in the men’s competition.

FIXTURES this weekend include the third round of the Essar West Cheshire Athletic Club Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday (10am start first race).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Wednesday, April 12. Further details can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

The April 12 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.

 

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

Number 112, 3rd February 2017.

ANEST CROWNED AT CORWEN
Anest Muller is celebrating a North Wales Cross Country Championship title, clocking 22 minutes 32 seconds for the challenging 3.75km course at Corwen.
Anest secured the over-35 womens age group victory and finished third overall in the womens race behind eventual winner Andrea Rowlands from Eryri, and runner-up Amie Bagnall (Prestatyn).

Anest Muller of West Cheshire AC (3)
Deeside AAC’s Ethan Ackroyd, who trains with us at West Cheshire, secured second spot in the under 17 mens race after negotiating the 5km course in 18:22.
RESULTS LINK: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=194538

IMOGEN STARS AT SAFARI PARK
IMOGEN PUGHE headed the under 13 girls squad home at Knowsley Safari Park in the Northern Cross Country Championship.
Imogen finished 49th in 13:17, backed-up by Lucia Pyne (56th in 13:21); Sophie Grainger (85th in 13:48); Jodi Bemand (162nd in 15:09); and Grace Scott (199th in 16:36).
RESULTS LINK: http://www.northernathletics.org.uk/2017-results-index/
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MICHAEL BLASTS TO NEW INDOOR BEST TIME
MICHAEL OZOEMELAM clocked a new under 15 boys 60m best of 7.60 seconds at the latest series of Manchester Indoor Open Meeting.
Jake Gibson posted a new under 17 mens 60m personal best of 7.90 seconds and his sister, Ellie Mai posted 9.37 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m.
Joseph Morrison rounded the under 20 mens 600m in 1:29:05.
RESULTS LINK: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=185701

EVER CONSIDERED BECOMING A CLUB QUALIFIED OFFICIAL?
If you’d like to become a qualified track and field coach, there’s a course being held at Wavertree Athletic Track, Liverpool, on Sunday, February 19, (from 10am-3pm) for anyone wanting to be a track judge, field judge, timekeeper, starter/marksman, or photofinish.
Please email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com. It’s first come first served so be quick

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN
ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday, April 12. More details can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk
The April 12 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.

CLUB RECEIVES ADVICE FROM BRIO LEISURE
BRIO LEISURE has emailed to request help during the next few weeks and months while they experience high volumes of traffic in the EPSV car park during peak times.
They’re looking at ways to improve the situation including adding more staff to help manage the direction of traffic and prevent customers parking in unsafe locations that also causes access/egress issues. They would like club members to help alleviate some pressure by suggesting a few ideas:
Do you need to drive to the facility, can you walk, cycle or use public transport? If you need to drive, can you car share with anyone else from the club to reduce the number of cars? If you’re a parent dropping a child off, make sure you are doing it in a safe location which is not causing congestion for traffic. Only park in designated parking spaces and not at the end of bays or in areas which are coned off. Please don’t park on a zebra crossing!
The car park has many spaces extending all the way over towards David Lloyd and around the ‘old school’ building so please utilise the whole car park. Thanks.

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES
Saturday, February 11 – Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Press report: Anest in the Medals at Championship

ANEST MULLER is celebrating a North Wales Cross Country Championship title.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club distance-running ace clocked 22 minutes 32 seconds for the challenging 3.75km course at Corwen. Muller secured the over-35 womens age group victory and finished third overall in the womens race behind eventual winner Andrea Rowlands from Eryri, and runner-up Amie Bagnall (Prestatyn). Deeside AAC’s Ethan Ackroyd, who trains at West Cheshire AC, secured second spot in the under 17 mens race after negotiating the 5km course in 18:22.

IMOGEN PUGHE headed West Cheshire’s under 13 girls squad home at Knowsley Safari Park in the Northern Cross Country Championship. Pughe finished 49th in 13:17, backed-up by Lucia Pyne (56th in 13:21); Sophie Grainger (85th in 13:48); Jodi Bemand (162nd in 15:09); and Grace Scott (199th in 16:36). William Wright posted 12:22 for 45th place in the under 13 boys race, ahead of Jamie Richardson (74th in 12:44); Sammy Hollins (108th in 13:14); and Henry Robinson (113th in 13:17).

Sion Roberts led the West Cheshire charge in the under 15 boys race, posting 69th for 16:03; ahead of Matthew Douglass (104th in 16:51); Harvey Tegg (122nd in 17:23), and Aaron Scott (162nd in 20:08). Ethan Greenland powered his way to a time of 21:44 for 37th spot in the under 17 mens race, ahead of Dave Dentith (97th in 23:32); Jac Goodall (98th in 23:34); Rory Willson (128th in 25:08); and Matthew McDonnell (132nd in 25:26). Eve Duret (118th in 19:41) and Lily Moorhouse (172nd in 24:56) completed the under 15 girls race, and Ellie Robinson posted 41:17 for 156th position in the senior womens race. Andrew Clague (273rd in 54:36); John Parlevliet (394th in 59:02); and Andrew Carter (473rd in 62:32) represented West Cheshire in the senior mens race.

MICHAEL OZOEMELAM of West Cheshire AC clocked a new under 15 boys 60m best of 7.60 seconds at the latest series of Manchester Indoor Open Meeting. Jake Gibson posted a new under 17 mens 60m personal best of 7.90 seconds and his sister, Ellie Mai posted 9.37 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m. Joseph Morrison rounded the under 20 mens 600m in 1:29:05.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire Athletic Club Presentation Evening at Whitby Sports Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, on Friday night (7.30pm start). The Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships will be held at Knights Grange, Winsford, on Saturday, and the North Wales Cross Country League at The Marches School, Oswestry, on Saturday, with the ladies race at 2pm and the mens race at 2.45pm. Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena is the setting this Sunday for the Northern Indoor under 13 and under 15 Track and Field Championships.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC on Wednesday, April 12. Further details can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk The April 12 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.

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