West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

20th January 2017

There will be a special club-vest update newsletter this week too.
Katie Clarke, George Hyde and Ethan Milligan produced impressive podium performances at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena.
Katie secured an under 20 ladies gold medal in her first-ever competitive indoor appearance after clocking 10 minutes 52.52 seconds, just outside her outdoor 3,000m personal best time.
George celebrated an emphatic under 17 men’s shot put victory, hitting 15.49m to finish more than two metres clear of his nearest rival, and Ethan cleared 1-85m for a silver medal in the under 20 men’s high jump competition.
Katie Clarke - 3000m George Hyde at Sheffield Ethan Milligan Northern U20s silver medal

Our annual club presentation evening will be held at Whitby Sports and Social Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, on Friday, February 3, 2017.
Tickets are being sold priced Β£6 each from the track office.

Anest Muller, Ellie Robinson and Pam Ackroyd combined to earn West Cheshire AC ladies third team position at the latest round of the North Wales Cross Country League.
Anest posted 25:41 for ninth place at Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, ahead of Ellie (25th in 27:54), and Pam (44th in 30:25), while Dave Alexander clocked 33:30 for 13th spot in the men’s race ahead of Andrew Clague (45th in 37:15).

West Cheshire AC Ladies at Baschurch

We’ve been invited to man a stall at a volunteer fair on Thursday, January 26, at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall (10am-12 noon).

We’ve also been asked by local schools to help out at their indoor sportshall athletics competitions. Volunteers are needed for the Chester Primary Schools Fixtures at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Wednesday, February 1 (10am-12 noon and 1pm-3pm), and on Thursday, February 2 (10am-12 noon).
Ellesmere Port and Neston Schools require our help at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Friday, February 3, and Helsby & Frodsham Schools need helpers for their fixture at Frodsham Sports Centre, on Thursday, January 26.
If you can help at either, please email: [email protected] asap.

Ian Gloyne Phillips headed our intrepid contingent home at Helsby’s Essar Four Villages Half Marathon, rounding the 13.1 miles course in a new personal best time of 81 minutes 49 seconds, ahead of Dan Mitchell (85:50), Andrew Clague (86:38), and Richard Hayes (87:02).
Chris Palmer achieved a new personal best of 88:02, ahead of Everest adventurer Alex Staniforth who posted 88:09, Neil Webster (personal best of 90:21), Wullie McGarrell (90:32), Luke Ellis (90:51), Joe Foy (90:58), Andy Carter (91:53), Andy Dawe (91:58), and Rob Freeman (94:22).
Keely Smith was the club’s first lady home, posting 98:45, ahead of Rob Boggild (personal best of 1:41:03), Richard Hunt (personal best of 1:45:09), Lisa Davies (1:45:53), Clare Mallon (1:49:23), Peter Smith (1:53:06), Angela Tegg (personal best of 1:53:12), Julian Tegg (1:53:14), Brian Beattie (1:57:46), and Sarah Hughes (2:07:53).

Olivia Montez-Brown has started the year on a winning note.
The West Cheshire Athletic Club multi-eventer, who is a student at Augustana University in America, has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week.
Olivia broke the university record in the long jump at the MSU Alumni Open Meeting and won the 60m hurdles with a new personal best time of 8.76 seconds, as well as finishing fifth in the high jump.

Olivia Montez Brown
Sunday, January 22 – North West Sportshall Athletics League Finals, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, (10am start for under 11s, and 2pm start for under 13s and under 15s).
Sunday, January 22 – Borders Road Running League, at Deeside (11am start). More info: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/
Tuesday, January 24 – Chester Schools Year 8 Boys & Girls Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Blacon High School (4pm).
Thursday, January 26 – Chester Schools Year 7 Boys & Girls Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Chester Catholic High School (4pm).
Thursday, January 26 – Helsby & Frodsham Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Frodsham Leisure Centre.
Saturday, January 28 – Northern Cross Country Championships, at Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot.
Sunday, January 29 – Manchester Indoor Track & Field Open Competition, Sport City.


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