Essar Chester Spring 5 April 11th 2018

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Press report: Leon is King of the Walls

(photo courtesy of John Jessop)

LEON FOSTER timed his run to perfection to claim the Essar Chester Round The Walls Race title.

The Leeds City AC member produced a powerful finish to clock a winning time of 24 minutes 42 seconds at the popular festive fixture organised by West Cheshire Athletic Club from Chester Racecourse.

Foster had overtaken Andrew McQue (Vale Royal AC) within the final half mile who had to content himself with third spot in 24:49.

Ian Wetherall, of Sale Harriers, looked a big threat to both Foster and McQue in the closing stages of the race and his late surge secured runners-up spot, just two seconds behind the winner.

Wrexham AC’s Emma Crowe won the ladies race title with a time of 28:14, ahead of runner-up Sharon Johnstone (Wilmslow) in 29:00, while Wrecsam Tri’s Helen Davies was third in 29:31.

West Cheshire AC’s Tom Booth clocked 25:47 for fifth position, supported by club mates Mark Davies (13th in 26:55), George Dewhirst (20th in 27:51), Alex Staniforth (28th in 28:39), Luke Ellis (36th in 29:23), Andrew Dawe (52nd in 30:15), Joe Foy (53rd in 30:20), Stuart Thomas (56th in 30:29).

Under 20 junior Eve Duret of West Cheshire AC finished fourth in the ladies race in 31:27, ahead of club mates Kerry Riley (32:53), Ian Ackroyd (34:31), Phil Howe (35:38), Mark Povey (36:46), and Brian Beattie (40:50).

Press report: Fun in the Village for youngsters

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club youngsters, parents and coaches celebrated the festive season by playing games.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit organised their annual indoor fun competition which attracted 80 juniors and raised £80 for Cheshire Junior Carers.

Club coach Jenny Manning co-ordinated the event alongside Ellen Molloy and Jill Gore which comprised of 10 games incorporating throwing, bowling, skittles, darts, and shove ha’penny.

DAVE ALEXANDER grabbed glory at Saturday’s Ellesmere Port Park Run held at Whitby Park.

Alexander, representing West Cheshire AC, clocked a winning time of 19 minutes 33 seconds around a muddy 5k course in his 50th park run appearance.

He was backed up by Henry Robinson (fifth in 22 minutes), his mum Ellie who was second lady in 23:43, Rob Freeman (14th in 23:55), Julian Tegg (17th in 24:17), Peter Smith (21st in 25:32), and John Pughe (22nd in 25:46).

MARK DAVIES headed West Cheshire AC’s contingent who completed the Delamere Park Run on Christmas Day.

Davies clocked 18 minutes 58 seconds for 11th spot, ahead of Andy Carter (13th in 19:25), Isaac Tait (24:34), Patrick Tait (24:59), and David Tait (25:08), and Kay Hayes (36:02).

JAC GOODALL of West Cheshire AC finished third at Saturday’s Chester Park Run in 19:42.

He was joined at the event by Will Wright (fourth in 19:47), Andy Carter (sixth in 20:02), Rory Willson (18th in 21:54), Tony Kennedy (26:08), Brian Beattie (28:06), and Sarah Hughes (28:48).

A total of 72 West Cheshire AC members will be taking part in the Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships at Delamere Forest on Saturday, January 6.

Newsletter

Merry Christmas to all members, parents and friends

22nd December 2017

IT’S NEARLY TIME FOR AWARDS NIGHT AGAIN
Our awards evening will be held on Saturday, 10th Feb, at Mollington Banastre, with a guest celebrity presenting the prizes (Can you guess who it is?).

It promises to be a bit different this time – more news will be announced very soon.

LAST CHANCE TO GET MUDDY FOR WCAC!
Dave Alexander is organising free-of-charge club entries for the Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th Jan.
If you’d like to compete, please email Dave before next week with your name, date of birth, email address and phone number. Dave’s email address is: dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk

Officials are also needed for the start and finish teams. If you’re available, please let Alan Morris know. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

FUN MORNING THIS WEEKEND
Come and take part in our fun morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village sportshall this Saturday. We also need help to set-up everything up if you can spare some time. It all starts at 10am and cost £1 – all proceeds to Cheshire Junior Carers.

WE NEED YOU!
We need all members, parents and friends to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day another big success. We’re looking for helpers to set-up, marshals around the course, and anyone who can help with tidying away after the race. If you can help please contact Dennis Wall by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

FESTIVE TRAINING TIMES
The track’s opening times over the festive season are:
Saturday, 23rd December – open until 8pm (Christmas fun morning in EPSV sportshall 9am-12 noon)
Saturday, 30th December (0pen 9am-4pm)
Tuesday, 2nd January (open Normal Hours)

Please speak to your training group coaches for their individual training arrangements over Christmas and New Year.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
This week’s press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 23 December: Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village sportshall, (10am start).

Tuesday, 26 December: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships, at Delamere Forest (11.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: North Wales Cross Country Championships, at Rhug Estate, Corwen (11.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: Merseyside Cross Country Championships, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am start). Details

Saturday/Sunday, 6/7 January: England/Northern Indoor Combined Events Championships, at Sheffield.
Sunday, 7 January: Sale Harriers Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, at Sportcity, Manchester. Details

Saturday, 13 January: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Four, at Woodbank Park, Stockport. Details

Saturday, 13 January: North Wales Indoor Track and Field Championships, at Connahs Quay, Deeside. Details

Saturday, 13 January: Twin Piers 10k Road Race, at Colwyn Bay/Llandudno. Details

Sunday, 14 January: Borders Road Running League Round Three, at Abergele. Details

 

 

Essar Chester Round the Walls

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Press Report: WCAC Stuffed with Staffs Prizes

ISSY CLARKE celebrated success following the cancellation of the North Staffs Cross Country League final round.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager won the under 17 ladies individual title and played a big part in helping her club secure the team award having won two of the three races in the series ahead of Saturday’s scheduled fixture at Staffordshire University being cancelled due to icy conditions.

Clarke was supported during the season by Eve Duret who finished fourth overall, Beth McMahon who was fifth, and by Lily Moorhouse, and the team finished 30 points clear of nearest rivals City of Stoke.

Jessica Lark, Carys Roberts, and Reece Munro were other West Cheshire AC youngsters to earn top-three individual awards.

Lark finished runner-up overall in the under 11 girls event, while Roberts achieved second spot in the under 13 girls age group and helped her team of Grace Scott, Sophie Grainger, Ruby Wisbey, Megan White, Elvie Pestridge, Imogen Pughe, Georgina and Henrietta Duffey earn runners-up position in the team competition.

Munro, who achieved two second placed finishes during the campaign, earned joint second spot overall in the under 11 boys competition.

Matthew Douglass, Harvey Tegg, Aaron Scott, Isaac Tait, Edward Woodhead and Will Wright combined to earn West Cheshire AC third position in the under 15 boys team event.

And Ryan Cooke, Henry Robinson, Leo Green, Dan Willetts and Jamie Richardson secured West Cheshire AC third spot in the under 13 boys team competition.

ANGELA TEGG, Joy Hickman and Ellie Robinson combined to earn West Cheshire AC success in the ladies team event at the Tittesworth Water Christmas Cracker Race.

Joy won the over 50 women’s title, while Andy Carter won the over 45 men’s title. He was supported by Peter Smith and Dave Alexander.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will be represented in all six age groups at the North West Indoor Sportshall Athletics League Finals being held at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, on Sunday, January 21.

FIXTURES this weekend include the West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Members wanting to take part will be charged £1 each and all proceeds will be for Cheshire Young Carers.

WEST CHESHIRE AC are preparing to host the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day which sets off from Chester Racecourse (10.30am start).

An entry limit of 500 runners will be taking part in the festive event and West Cheshire AC are still appealing for volunteers to help make the race another success. Anyone wanting to help should contact Dennis Wall by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ENTRIES close on Saturday, December 30, for the Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships being held at Delamere Forest on Saturday, January 6. West Cheshire AC members wanting to take part should email dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk

ENTRIES close on January 19 for the Northern Under 13 and Under 15 Indoor Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield. Further details can be found at: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/events/northern-athletics-u15u13-indoor-tf-champs/

NO TRAINING TUE 12 DECEMBER

Training is cancelled tonight (12 Dec) for safety reasons – the track is shut due to icy conditions.

Thanks

WCAC

 

Press report: Munro Bags Win in Snow

REECE MUNRO remains on course for success at the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series.

The youngster won the year six boys race and was one of 206 juniors to brave the wintry conditions on Saturday at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Munro, a pupil at Eccleston, who posted three minutes 49 seconds to finish ahead of Ben Grantham (Bishop Wilson) and Leo Ferdenzi (Acresfield), is aiming to extend his impressive form when he represents West Cheshire AC at the final round of the North Staffs Cross Country League this Saturday at Staffordshire University.

Aimee Phillips (Sutton Green) clocked a winning time of 4:26 in the year six girls race, two seconds in front of runner-up Holly Sutcliffe (The Firs) and third placed Jaida Nicholls (Acresfield).

Dan Willetts (Tarporley) won the year seven boys race in 7:05, just one second in front of Louis Tegg (Wirral Grammar), and Max Telford (Upton) was third, while Georgina Duffey (Birkenhead Academy) and Emma Robson (Neston) were first and second respectively in the year seven girls race.

Imogen Pughe (Wirral Grammar) won the year eight girls race ahead of Jodi Bemand (Christleton) and Grace Scott (Neston) who were second and third, while Sammy Hollins (Upton) won the year eight boys race ahead of Ted Bolton (Christleton) and Ryan Cooke (Bishops).

Benjamin Williams (Willaston) posted a winning time of 4:06 in the year five boys race, one second clear of second placed Joshua Oates (Newton) and Joseph Ireland (Mill View) was third.

Ella Hims (Childer Thornton) clocked 4:12 for victory in the year five girls race ahead of runner-up Eleanor Williams (Kings), and third placed Macy Brett (Little Sutton).

Grace Henderson (Kings) won the year four girls race in 2:47, ahead of runner-up Jemima Blackwood (Upton Heath) and third placed Martha Clarke (Saighton).

Ruby McIlveen (Bishop Wilson) won the year three girls race in 2:40 ahead of second placed Edith Carr (Acresfield) and Isabelle Falkingham (Mill View) in third spot.

Newton pair Jonathan Gordon and Charlie Boyce tasted success in the year three and four boys races respectively, with Gordon beating Joe Williams (Kings) and Thomas Rimmer (Overleigh St Marys) who were second and third, and Boyce finishing clear of Charlie Larkin (St Lukes) and Tom Hackett (Saughall All Saints) in second and third places.

IAN BULLOCK represented West Cheshire AC at the Tatton Park Yueltide 10K Yomp and clocked 55 minutes 25 seconds for the multi-terrain event to finish 23rd in his over-45 age group.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Staffordshire University on Saturday (12 noon start). Further details can be found at: http://www.nsccl.org.uk/staffordshire-university.htm

The Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting will take place on Sunday at Sportcity, Manchester (10am start). Further details can be found at: http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/pages/5889/winter-indoor-series-sportcity

THE Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. Details of the event can be found at: http://www.cheshireaa.com/ > WCAC members can enter free of charge if they enter via the club – please contact dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk if you definitely want to run.

Essar WCAC Schools Cross-country Series

Well done to all who braved the cold wet conditions today, Provisional results are now up near the bottom of our Off-road page. If you spot any potential errors, please use the Contact option at the top of our web pages, selecting “Webmaster” under “What does your query relate to?”

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

8th December 2017

TRAINING CANCELLED ON SATURDAY
There’s no training for the under 11s, under 13s and under 15s at the track this Saturday. It’s not all bad news though as you can take part in the free-of-charge Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races instead.

Registration is from 9.15am with the first race at 10am.

AGM NEWS
Dan Gilroy was re-elected club president at Friday’s AGM, while Andy Carter was re-elected club chairman, Clare Mallon replaced Kay Hayes as club secretary, and Lisa Davies replaced Bob Benson as club treasurer.

Other committee members are: Dennis Wall (vice-chairman and Track and Field Officer), Peter Smith (Cross Country Officer), John Parlevliet (Road Race Officer), Debbie Baker (Membership Officer), and Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer).

Mike Lamb was elected as a life vice-president.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALICE AND LIAM
We’d all like to congratulate sprinters Alice McMahon and Liam Davoren who announced their engagement on Saturday. Looks like we might all need a new hat soon.

FANCY A NEW CLUB HOODY?
New hoodies are available at £12 each. If you’d like to order one, please let us know what size you need from the list below together with your payment in an envelope to the club office by next Tuesday (12th December).

Kids Large (32″) Age 9-11; Kids XLarge (34″) Age 12-13; Adult (36″) (Small); Adult (40″) (Medium). Because of  legislation, kids’ versions don’t have cords on the hoods.

The order will be placed on 13th December based on numbers received – you can’t reserve a hoodie without payment.

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
We’ve reached the entry limit for this year’s Boxing Day fixture, so all club members, parents and friends are needed to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race another big success.

Please contact Dennis Wall if you’d like to help marshal the course at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. Details can be found here
If you want to compete, please email Dave Alexander with your name, date of birth, email address, and phone number.

We also need officials for the start and finish teams. If you’re available, please let Alan Morris know by 1st December. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
Missed this week’s press report? Catch up here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 9 December: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Details
Saturday, 9 December: Liverpool and District Cross Country League, at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, (2pm start). Details
Saturday, 9 December: Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships, at Brecon.
Saturday, 16 December : North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Staffordshire University, (12 noon start). Details
Sunday, 17 December: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, Sportcity, (10am start). Details
Saturday, 23 December : West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).
Tuesday, 26 December: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start).

 

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