West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter 16th December 2016


The last club training night before Christmas for the under 11s is Tuesday, December 20, and the last training night before Christmas for the under 13s and under 15s group is Thursday, December 22, and there will then be no training from Friday, December 23, through to January 2. The first day back at training is Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
You’ll need to check with the other coaches – Dan Gilroy, Tim Durrant, Ian Ackroyd, Jon Moss, and Chris Morgan what their festive training plans are.

We can’t use the athletics track during Ellesmere Port Sports Village’s festive closure dates.

Good news – we’ve agreed to pay the entry fee for club members wanting to compete in the Cheshire, Northern and/or English Cross Country Championships.
The Cheshire Championships are on Saturday, January 7, at Birchwood Forest Park, Warrington, WA3 6PN.
The Northern Championships are on Saturday, January 28, at Knowsley Park, Prescot, L34 4AN.
And the English National Championships take place on Saturday, February 25, at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, NG8 2AE.
Any Senior club member wanting to compete in any of these events should contact cross country secretary, Peter Smith, BEFORE CHRISTMAS with their England Athletics number
by emailing:
And Junior club members wanting to compete should email Dennis Wall BEFORE CHRISTMAS at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Our pre-season track and field trials will be Thursday, March 30 (6-8pm), and Saturday, April 1 (10am-12 noon).
ALL training at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track on those two dates will be cancelled, so only use the track if you’re taking part in the trials.

More good news – the entry limit for this year’s Essar Chester Round the Walls Race has been reached.
A total of 500 competitors will line-up for the popular festive fixture being organised by the club from Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day (10.30am start).
Anyone not entered and wanting to help can email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Our own Imogen Pugh celebrated success representing Wirral Grammar School in the latest round of the Merseyside Schools Cross Country League.
She clocked seven minutes six seconds for victory in the year seven girls race held at Wavertree, finishing nine seconds clear of her nearest rival, and now leads the overall standings with one league race remaining.
Pughe’s West Cheshire team mate, Lucia Pyne, represented West Kirby in the year eight and nine girls race, and finished eighth in 10:12, ahead of Abigail Cartwright (Wirral Grammar) who clocked 11:44. Well done girls.

Anest Mueller ran at Brecon in the Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships, where she finished 13th in the 111-strong field, and was fourth in her 35-44 age group over the challenging two-lap course ready for her appearance in the Welsh National Championships early next year.

Saturday, December 17 – North Staffs Cross Country League Final Round, at Stafford Common. More info: nsccl.org.uk/stafford-common.htm
Sunday, December 18 – Manchester Indoor Open Track & Field Meeting, Sportcity. More info: saleharriersmanchester.com/pages/5889/winter-indoor-series-sportcity
Monday, December 26 – Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, Chester Racecourse (10.30am start).
Saturday, January 7 – Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships, Birchwood Forest Park, Warrington, (11.30am start). More info: cheshireaa.com/Results/XCC/2017/Cheshire_XC_EF_2017.pdf
Saturday and Sunday, January 7 and 8 – England Athletics U20/Senior Indoor Combined Events Championships (Sheffield).
Sunday, January 8 – Manchester Indoor Open Track & Field Meeting, Sportcity.

More info: saleharriersmanchester.com/pages/5889/winter-indoor-series-sportcity


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