West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

3 March 2017

Congratulations to George Hyde, who’s been selected to represent England this weekend in an under 18 international meeting in Cardiff after winning the England Indoor Under 17 men’s shot put title in Sheffield last weekend with 15.80m – more than one metre clear of his nearest rival.

DSC_9595 - George Hyde in action
Abi Pawlett also grabbed success at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport Arena, clocking a new under 15 girls personal best time and club record of 8.85 seconds to secure the 60m hurdles title and claim top spot in the UK age group rankings, and fifth position in the all-time British ranking list. You can watch Abi’s race on Vincosport here.

Abi Pawlett at Sheffield
Abi also bagged a silver medal in the under 15 girls long jump with 5.25m.

Harvey, Louis, Angela and Julian Tegg made it a family affair by representing West Cheshire at the English National Cross Country Championships held at Nottingham’s Wollaton Park.
Harvey posted 19 minutes 10 seconds for 332nd spot in the under 15 boys race alongside Sion Roberts (194th in 17:14), and Aaron Scott (368th in 21:14).
Louis finished 400th with 15:56 in the under 13 boys event alongside William Wright (125th in 13:51), and Sam Hollins (267th in 14:42), while Angela rounded the senior women’s race for 573rd spot in 44:52.
Julian negotiated the challenging senior men’s course in 64:19 for 1,524th position, accompanied by Andrew Clague (826th in 52:57), Andy Carter (985th in 54:57), and John Parlevliet (1,143rd in 57:21).
As well as the Teggs, Ethan Greenland also spearheaded the under 17 men’s team home to 19th spot after clocking 22:58 for 99th position. He was backed up by Jac Goodall (152nd in 23:34), Dave Dentith (196th in 24:08), and Rory Willson (234th in 25:04).

Jac Goodall at Nottingham West Cheshire AC Under 17 Men at NottinghamLucia Pyne rounded the under 13 girls race in 15:14 for 165th position, ahead of Imogen Pughe (264th in 15:56), and Grace Scott (439th in 18:25), and Lily Moorhouse clocked 25:20 for 421st spot in the under 15 girls race, while her father, Jon, completed the men’s race in 68:19 for 1,621st spot, and second claim West Cheshire AC runner, Brad Spurdens, representing Nene Valley Harriers, posted 39:38 for 161st position.
Ethan Ackroyd, of Deeside AAC but trains with us, clocked 18:19 for eighth spot in the under 17 mens race at Swansea in the Welsh National Cross Country Championships.

We need volunteers to help out at the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.
If you can help at the event on Wednesday, 12 April, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, please email Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com
We’re also looking for runners take part in the Northern Athletics 12 and 6 Stage Road Relays, at Stanley Park, Blackpool, on 25 March.
The minimum age is 17. Men’s event is a 12 stage, the women’s race is a 6 stage, (Four 10k legs for men, two for women; and the other legs are 5k).
Should be a great day out. Email John Parlevliet if you’re up for it

Phil Howe, Jonathan Moss, Peter Smith, Karl Fenney and Glen Hoskin have all been awarded coaching qualifications. Phil and Jonathan are now Athletics Lead Coaches, while Peter, Karl, and Glen are now qualified Coaching Assistants.
If you’d like to follow in their footsteps, contact: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Club member Alex Staniforth has dedicated the last few years trying to climb the highest there is – Everest.
Now, his next project “ClimbTheUK” will involve climbing to the highest point of all 100 counties in the United Kingdom in one push. ClimbTheUK, on 8 May (Mental Health Week), will take him over 3,500 miles in approximately two months on foot and bike. The journey will be almost entirely human-powered barring a couple of ferries to the Orkney Isles (probably not the best place to learn to kayak!)
CTUK will start on Shining Tor in Cheshire. A full route, schedule and tracker will follow soon.
The event will raise as much as possible for YoungMinds, the mental health charity. Mental illness affects people of all ages and sizes.

Andy Carter is looking for about 24 members to represent us in the Welsh Castles Relay Race, a 20-stage road relay between Caernarfon Castle and Cardiff Castle, on 10 and 11 June. We need about 24 runners including reserves, a team captain and vice captain, drivers (both of which could also be runners). We’ll back this financially if there’s enough interest and volunteers to take on the organising.
Please let Andy know if you are interested at: andrew.carter6@sky.com

We need more qualified track and field officials to help at club events and Cheshire CAA Championship meetings.
Attending a Level 1 officials course is the ideal way to get involved in officiating.
Details of these are on the EA website: http://www.englandathletics.org/courses-and-bookings.  Once you’vee booked on an officials course, please let Dennis Wall know who’ll arrange for your course fee to be reimbursed. Please spread the word!

Here’s a reminder about a series of workshops taking place on March 25 at Sportcity, Manchester. They’re particularly useful if you’re already a coach. You book your place at the links below
Endurance workshop
Jumps workshop
Speed workshop
Throws workshop

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).
Thursday, 9 March – Ellesmere Port Schools Year 7 and 8 Sportshall Athletics Competition (Whitby High School, 3.30pm start).
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  – 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).

Nick Pagan
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