Press Report: Little Leads Way at Wrexham

Photo courtesy of Bryan Dale

ROB LITTLE and Claire Harris claimed podium places at the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo braved wet and windy conditions at the annual Wrexham event.

Little secured third spot in his over-40 age category to clock 36 minutes 12 seconds for third place and 14th spot overall, behind eventual winner Tom Bains (Hallamshire Harriers) who posted 31:59, and over-40 age category award winner Dave Bennett of Ellesmere Port Running Club who was second overall in 33:03.

Harris achieved second spot in the senior lady category after posting 41:55, behind Ellesmere Port’s Joanna Marsden who was first over-35 lady.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Alex Staniforth (21st in 36:50), Danny Paddock (46th in 39:39), Steve Hillier (84th in 42:24), Mark Gallagher (137th in 45:38), and Angela Tegg (fourth over 45 veteran in 48:31).

ELLIE ROBINSON of West Cheshire AC was third in her over-40 age category at The Green Green Grass of Home Five Miles Fell Race from Llangynhafal.

Robinson posted 52:56 to finish behind eventual age group winner Ali Grundy from Tattenhall Runners and Susan Fourie from Chester Tri, and ahead of club mates Joy Hickman (second over-50 lady in 59:48), Angela Tegg (sixth over-40 lady in 59:59), and Tony Woodall (47:36) and John Parlevliet (48:00) who were fifth and sixth respectively in their over-40 age group.

SOPHIE GRAINGER represented West Cheshire AC at the Wirral Seaside 5k Race at Leasowe.

Grainger finished second in her under 15 age group and was sixth lady with a time of 19:56, ahead of club mates Clare Mallon (23:25), teenager Jodi Bemand (new personal best of 23:25), ahead of mum, Debra (23:36).

ANDY LEISHMAN of West Cheshire AC completed the Aintree Half Marathon in one hour 43 minutes.

HARVEY TEGG of West Cheshire AC clocked a new Ellesmere Port 5k parkrun time of 20:29, and was joined by clubmates Paul Morrison (19:41), Richard Hayes (21:28), Rob Freeman (22:03), Julian Tegg (22:38), Richard Hunt (new pb of 22:50), Angela Tegg (23:49), Kay Hayes (new pb of 25:03), Rosemary Rogers (26:33).

Andrew Clague (18:56) was first home for West Cheshire AC at the Chester 5k parkrun, ahead of Andy Carter (19:32), Steve Hillier (20:54), Sophie Grainger (21:39), Mark Gallagher (21:48), Ian Gloyne-Phillips (22:23), Bob Benson (23:10), Debra Bemand (24:02), Georgina Duffey (25:20), Darren Shillington (25:39), Tony Kennedy (26:00), Isla Shillington (27:30), Brian Beattie (27:58), David Irving (29:30), and Neil Carter (40:04).

Tony Woodall was first home for West Cheshire AC at the Wepre 5k parkrun in 20:47, ahead of club mates Henry Robinson (22:06), Stuart Thomas (24:06), and Brygida Gorecka (29:40).

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Northern Track and Field League at Preston on Saturday, and the England and Northern Athletics Combined Events Championships at SportCity, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Eccles on Sunday, September 2; the North West Road Relay Championships at Delamere on September 8; and the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, September 23.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being held on Sunday, September 16. Further details can be found here.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found here.

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WCAC Newsletter #181: 27-07-18

PLEASE HELP!

Volunteers are needed to ensure this year’s Guilden Sutton Six Road Race, being organised by West Cheshire AC, proves a big success on Sunday, 16th September, (11am start).

If you are available to help out please contact Dennis by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

And if you are a club member who has entered the race or is planning to run the race then please ask someone to help out on your behalf. The 10k is followed by a one mile fun run which can be entered on the day.

Please try to help out because money made from the event will be invested back into the club to subsidise transport costs and competition fees.

KIT PERSON NEEDED

The Club is looking for someone to supervise the sale of club kit on a weekly basis after club training sessions. If you are interested please contact Dennis ASAP.

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB OFFICIAL

Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded officials are being asked to support an officials course being hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 18.

Anyone wanting to be a field judge, track judge, timekeeper, or starter should contact Dennis Wall either at track training sessions or by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

The club needs to strengthen it’s experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future if we want to remain in leagues and competitions.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CARYS

Many congratulations to Carys Roberts who sliced three seconds off the under 13 girls 1200m club record with a time of 3 minutes 53.3 seconds during the YDL match at Bebington Oval last weekend.

ROAD RELAYS REMINDER

Two dates for your diaries are the Cheshire and North West Road Relay Championships at Delamere on Saturday, September 8, and the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at Sportcity, Manchester, on Sunday, September 23.

Ellie Robinson has kindly agreed to do all club entries and help sort out the teams, and the club will pay the entry fees.

Please look out for an email being sent to all club members who should let Ellie know if they want to take part in both or either of the events.

Please help Ellie by representing the club and supporting the two events.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

SAD NEWS

Respected and experienced athletics official Brian Spriggs has sadly passed away. His funeral will take place at

Altrincham Crematorium, Whitehouse Lane, Dunham Massey, Altrincham, WA14 5RH, on Friday, August 10, at 3pm.

WEEKLY ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29: England Athletics, UK, CAU and AAA Championships, at Sportcity, Manchester.

Saturday, July 28: British & Irish Fell Running Trials, at Llanberis, (12 noon).

Sunday, July 29: Helena Tipping 10k Road Race, at Wrexham (11am).

Tuesday, July 31: Queens Park Quacker 5k Race, at Crewe (7pm),

Wednesday, August 1: Pie & Peas 5 Miles Road Race, at Winsford, (7.30pm).

Wednesday, August 1: Ponderosa Fell Race, (7pm).

Thursday, August 2: Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race, Shotton, (7.30pm).

Saturday, August 4: Northern Track & Field League Division One Final Round, at Preston.

Press report: Youngsters Remain in Top Flight

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club have consolidated their place in the Premier Division next season.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit secured third place overall after the final round of the under 13 and under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League Premier One fixture.

Jack England, Imogen Pughe, Isla Shillington, Grace Scott, Fergus Garland, Callum Stow-Povall, Nathan Broomfield, and Ruby Wisbey all pocketed individual victories for the purple-vested club during the match held at Bebington Oval.

England powered his way to 39.82m for success in the under 15 boys hammer, while Pughe clocked 41.1 seconds for victory in the under 15 girls 300m.

Shillington spun the under 15 girls discus to a winning mark of 25.28m, and Scott hit 27.22m for top marks in the under 15 girls B hammer.

Garland posted a winning time of 13.5 seconds for success in the under 13 boys B 100m, and Stow-Povall clocked 28.4 seconds for victory in the under 13 boys B 200m.

Broomfield rounded the under 13 boys 800m in a winning time of two minutes 26.0 seconds, and Wisbey secured victory in the under 13 girls 70m hurdles with a time of 11.3 seconds.

Important back-up was received from team mates Uzezi Onomerike, George Mann, Jamie Richardson, Isaac Tait, Fraser Campbell, Joseph Hancock, Thomas Duret, Henry Robinson, Michael Maxwell, Ivor Smith, Fatoumatta Bojang, Emma Ashcroft, Stephanie Jones, Georgia Broomfield, Abigail Cartwright, Lucia Pyne, Sophie Grainger, Jodi Bemand, Finn Howard, Luke Parker, Dan Willetts, Louis Tegg, Connor Davies, Milo Halliday, Tom Shillington, Maddi Mercer, Carys Roberts, Martha Willetts, Jessica Lark, Sara Pearson, Aimee Phillips, Ellen Maxwell, and Eva Renshaw.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Preston 588 points; 2 Sale 559.5; 3 Leeds 459.5; 4 Wirral 455.5; 5 West Cheshire 426.5; 6 Harrogate 399.

OVERALL FINAL STANDINGS (after 4 rounds): 1 Preston 24 league points (2380 match points); 2 Sale 20 (2247); 3 West Cheshire 12 (1764); 4 Wirral 7 (1777.5); 5 Leeds 6 (1684); 6 Harrogate 5 (1613.5).

ANGELA TEGG was first lady in a time of 23 minutes 24 seconds at the Ellesmere Port 5k parkrun. Also running were her West Cheshire clubmates Paul Morrison (fourth in 20:33), Rob Freeman (ninth in 22:00), and Rosemary Rogers (50th parkrun for 25:19).

Andrew Clague (fourth in 18:52) was West Cheshire’s first finisher at the Chester parkrun, ahead of team mates Phil Woodley (fifth in a new personal best of 19:18), David Tait (eighth in a new best of 19:44), Mark Gallagher (32nd in 22:08), Tamsin O’Keefe (second lady in 23:20), Debra Bemand (third lady in 24:07), Heather McLintock (seventh lady in 25:13), Iain Bullock (50th parkrun in 26:25), Brian Beattie (27:32), Anne-Marie Tait (30:33), and Neil Carter (41:17).

Tony Woodall (second in 20:41) and Ian Ackroyd (25:31) represented West Cheshire at the Wepre parkrun.

FIXTURES this weekend include England, AAA, and CAU Track and Field Championships at Sport City, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday, and the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race at Wrexham on Sunday.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the final round of the Northern Track and Field League at Preston on Saturday, August 4; the North West Road Relay Championships at Delamere on September 8; and the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at Sportcity, Manchester, on Sunday, September 23.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being held on Sunday, September 16. Further details can be found at: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/guildensutton10k

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found online at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

WCAC Newsletter #180, 20-07-18

THIS WEEKEND

Bebington Oval is the venue for this Saturday’s final round of the Youth Development Under 13s and Under 15s Track and Field League, (11am start).

Best wishes to all our club athletes and officials.

DON’T MISS THE NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP CLOSING DATE…

Entries close THIS MONDAY (July 23) for the Northern Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. Further details can be found here.

PLEASE HELP!
Volunteers are needed to ensure this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race, being organised by West Cheshire AC, proves a big success on Sunday, 16th September, (11am start).

If you are available to help out please contact Dennis by email at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com. If you are a club member who has entered the race or is planning to run the race then please ask someone to help out on your behalf. The 10k is followed by a one mile fun run which can be entered on the day.

Please try to help out, because money made from the event will be invested back into the club to subsidise transport costs and competition fees.

KIT PERSON NEEDED

The Club is looking for someone to supervise the sale of club kit on a weekly basis after club training sessions. If you are interested please contact Dennis ASAP.

NEW HIGH JUMP COVER

The Club has bought a new high jump cover which is scheduled to be delivered this Monday morning, enabling the high jump beds to be housed outdoors for easier access for training sessions and competition.

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB COACH OR OFFICIAL

Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded coaches and officials are being asked to contact Dennis Wall either at track training sessions or by email.

The club needs to strengthen it’s experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future to ensure all members are accommodated at training sessions.

If you want more information about how to become a coach or official please get in touch with Dennis ASAP.

STAYING HEALTHY

Club coaches Tim Durrant and Ian Ackroyd want to raise awareness to all young female club members about assessing their iron levels by having blood tests.

Articles recently written by athlete Bobby Clay about her training and health issues have flagged up warnings and the need for our female athletes aged between 13 and 17 years old to monitor their health. Ian and Tim will provide more details if asked.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Saturday, July 21: Youth Development Under 13 and Under 15 Track and Field League Round Four, at Bebington Oval, (11am).

Saturday, July 21: Jewsons Snowdon International Mountain Race, at Llanberis.

Saturday, July 21: North Wales Half Marathon, at Conwy, (11am).

Tuesday, July 24: Trafford AC Throws and Distance Races Open Meeting.

Wednesday, July 25: Wirral Seaside 5k Race, Leasowe Lighthouse (7pm).

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29: England Athletics, UK, CAU and AAA Championships, at Sportcity, Manchester.

Saturday, July 28 OR Sunday, July 29th (tbc): British & Irish Fell Running Trials, at Llanberis, (12 noon)

Sunday, July 29: Helena Tipping 10k Road Race, at Wrexham (11am).

Tuesday, July 31: Queens Park Quacker 5k Race, at Crewe (7pm).

Press Report: George and Emma on National Podium

GEORGE HYDE and Emma Howe claimed podium places at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo produced impressive performances for Cheshire who pocketed eight medals at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

Hyde, who represented Great Britain earlier in the month in Hungary at the European Under 18 Championships and has twice won the English Schools title, hit 15.32m for second spot in the Senior Boys shot put at Birmingham.

And Howe, who won the English Schools javelin title last year, celebrated a new under 20 women’s personal best throw of 44.86m for third position in the Senior Girls event.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action at Birmingham included Jack England, Imogen Pughe, Evie Tipping, Stephanie Jones, Christina Broome, and Fatoumatta Bojang.

England, representing Cheshire, hit a new personal best of 41.86m for eighth spot in the Junior Boys hammer, while Pughe, in the white of Merseyside, clocked 41.41 in the Junior Girls 300m final for eighth spot after posting a personal best of 40.98 seconds in her heat.

Tipping, representing Cheshire, hit 48.77m for ninth position in the Intermediate Girls hammer, while team mate Jones achieved 4.86m in the Junior Girls long jump.

Broome, representing Merseyside, hit 10.49m in the Intermediate Girls shot put, and Bojang ran for Cheshire in the Junior Girls 300m, posting 42.11 seconds in her heat.

LAURA TURLEY pocketed a silver medal at the Welsh Senior Track and Field Championships.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club sprinter and Chester University student clocked 55.35 seconds for second spot in the 400m at Cardiff.

Turley won her heat with a time of 56.18 seconds and then finished under three tenths of a second behind Lauren Williams in the final.

HARVEY TEGG, Ruby Wisbey and Fatoumatta Bojang starred for a 89-strong West Cheshire AC squad who celebrated under 11s and men team victories at the Cheshire Track and Field League third round held at Connah’s Quay.

Tegg posted 10:34.3 in the under 17 mens 3k, while Wisbey won the under 13 girls long jump (4.50m) and Bojang posted 13.2 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m.

The team results were:

UNDER 11s: 1 West Cheshire 150 points; 2 Warrington 128; 3 Deeside 126; 4 Menai 80; 5 Maldwyn 62; 6 St Helens Sutton 28.
MEN: 1 West Cheshire 271; 2 Menai 220; 3 Warrington 195; 4 Deeside 178; 5 St Helens Sutton 125; 6 Maldwyn 92; 7 Manchester 7.
LADIES: 1 Warrington 277; 2 Deeside 244; 3 West Cheshire 234; 4 Menai 232; 5 St Helens Sutton 114; 6 Maldwyn 102; 7 Manchester 7.

JON CLARKE pocketed eight medals and smashed eight club records at the British Masters North of England Championships in Sheffield.

The over-60 West Cheshire AC veteran won the long jump (3.29m), triple jump (6.23m), and shot put (6.01m), finished second in the 100m (12.82 seconds), 300m hurdles (2.00.73), and high jump (0.86m), and delivered bronze medal performances in the 400m (2.01.59), and javelin (16.02m), and added a club record in the discus (15.98m).

ANDY PARKER of West Cheshire AC clocked 23.25 seconds to win the Northern Masters over-40 men’s 200m title.

MONDAY is the closing date for the Northern Athletics Under 17s, Under 15s, and Under 13s Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on August 11 and 12. Details can be found here.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Youth Development Track and Field League for under 13s and under 15s at Bebington Oval on Saturday (11am start).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Essar Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being held on Sunday, September 16. Further details can be found here.

WCAC Newsletter #179, 13-07-18

THIS WEEKEND

Deeside Stadium, Connah’s Quay, is the venue for this Sunday’s penultimate round of the Cheshire Track and Field League, (10am start).

The club’s under 11s are leading their competition ahead of Sunday’s third round match, while the men are 4th, and the ladies are 6th.

All age groups are being urged to turn out and support their club this Sunday. Further details can be obtained by emailing Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

PLEASE HELP!
Volunteers are needed to ensure this year’s Guilden Sutton Six Road Race, being organised by West Cheshire AC, proves a big success on Sunday, 16th September, (11am start).

If you are available to help out please contact Dennis, and if you are a club member who has entered the race or is planning to run the race then please ask someone to help out on your behalf. The 10k is followed by a one mile fun run which can be entered on the day.

Please try to help out because money made from the event will be invested back into the club to subsidise transport costs and competition fees.

KIT PERSON NEEDED

The Club is looking for someone to supervise the sale of club kit on a weekly basis after club training sessions. If you are interested please contact Dennis ASAP.

NEW HIGH JUMP COVER

The Club has bought a new high jump cover which is scheduled to be delivered this Monday morning, enabling the high jump beds to be housed outdoors for easier access for training sessions and competition.

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB COACH OR OFFICIAL

Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded coaches and officials are being asked to contact Dennis Wall either at track training sessions or by email.

The club needs to strengthen it’s experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future to ensure all members are accommodated at training sessions.

If you want more information about how to become a coach or official please get in touch with Dennis ASAP.

BEST WISHES!

Good luck to all 10 members who have been selected to compete at this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships being held at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

George Hyde, Jack England, Ewan Bradley, Ethan Milligan, Fatoumatta Bojang, Stephanie Jones, Evie Tipping, and Emma Howe, are listed in the Cheshire team, while Imogen Pughe and Christina Broome will represent Merseyside.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Many congratulations to Victor Oyesola who completed his Athletics Coach Course at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, and to David Byrne who completed his Coaching Assistant Course at SportCity, Manchester.

STAYING HEALTHY

Club coaches Tim Durrant and Ian Ackroyd want to raise awareness to all young female club members about assessing their iron levels by having blood tests.

Articles recently written by athlete Bobby Clay about her training and health issues have flagged up warnings and the need for our female athletes aged between 13 and 17 years old to monitor their health. Ian and Tim will provide more details if asked.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

LINK FOR ONLINE NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES

Entries close on July 23 for the Northern Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. Further details can be found here.

WEEKLY ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14: English Schools Track and Field Championships, at Birmingham.

Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14: Welsh Seniors Track and Field Championships, at Cardiff.

Sunday, July 15: Cheshire Track and Field League Round Three, at Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay, (11.45am).

Wednesday, July 18: Race The Highland Train, Dinas to Caernarfon, (8pm start).

Saturday, July 21: Youth Development Under 13 and Under 15 Track and Field League Round Four, at Bebington Oval, (11am).

Saturday, July 21: Jewsons Snowdon International Mountain Race, at Llanberis.

Saturday, July 21: North Wales Half Marathon, at Conwy, (11am).

Tuesday, July 24: Trafford AC Throws and Distance Races Open Meeting.

Wednesday, July 25: Wirral Seaside 5k Race, Leasowe Lighthouse (7pm).

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29: England Athletics, UK, CAU and AAA Championships, at Sportcity, Manchester.

Saturday, July 28 OR Sunday, July 29th (tbc): British & Irish Fell Running Trials, at Llanberis, (12 noon)

Sunday, July 29: Helena Tipping 10k Road Race, at Wrexham (11am).

Tuesday, July 31: Queens Park Quacker 5k Race, at Crewe (7pm).

 

Cheshire League 15-07-18: Change of start time

PLEASE NOTE: This Sunday’s (July 15/07/18) Cheshire Track & Field League match at Deeside Stadium, Connah’s Quay, will start at 10am with a 3,000m race, and not 11:45am as previously stated. Start times of all other events will also be brought forward, in order to fit in with some other sporting event going on in Russia on the same day…

Press report: Lauren Heads Grand Team Effort in York

LAUREN DIMBYLOW played a key role in helping West Cheshire Athletic Club claim a podium finish at York.

The multi-talented teenager catapulted her way to a new personal best clearance and winning height of 2-50m in the women’s pole vault during the penultimate round of the Northern Track and Field League Division One match.

Dimbylow also cleared 1.45m for joint second spot in the high jump and won the B 100m hurdles after clocking 19.1 seconds to earn West Cheshire AC third team spot in the six-club competition.

Nicola Gore celebrated a winning throw of 36 metres in the discus and Sophie Percival hit 40.64m for victory in the javelin to consolidate their club’s position.

Dave McKay (44.91m) teamed up with Craig Smith (19.14m) for a double success story in the men’s hammer and McKay added maximum points by nailing a winning throw of 50.23m in the javelin.

Bradley Spurdens, Dave Dentith, Jac Goodall, Andrew Clague, and Alan Littler also delivered victories in West Cheshire AC colours.

Chester University student Spurdens completed the B 800m in a winning time of 2:00.9 and produced a powerful finish to anchor the 4x400m squad of Alex Kearns, Littler and Dentith to fourth place in a time of 3:47.2.

Dentith claimed top spot in the B 1500m, while Goodall rounded the B 3,000m steeplechase for first place, Clague completed the B 5,000m in first position, and Littler cleared 1-70m for top spotin the B high jump.

Other important members of the West Cheshire AC team included Josh Ford, Matthew Webb, Liam Davoren, Richard Farley, Ethan Ackroyd, Greg Jones, Ethan Milligan, Ewan Bradley, Rabana Saith, Danielle and Debra Erskine, Christina Broome, Beth and Ellen McMahon, Issy Clarke, Ellie Robinson, Joy Hickman, and Evie Tipping.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wakefield 6 league points (428 match points); 2 York 5 (386); 3 West Cheshire 4 (355); 4 Wigan 3 (334); 5 Preston 2 (327.5; 6 Sheffield 1 (158).

STANDINGS (after three rounds): 1 Wakefield 16 (1203); 2 York 12 (1022.5); 3 West Cheshire 11 (1081.5); 4 Wigan 11 (769); 5 Preston 8 (987.5); 6 Sheffield 5 (701.5).

GEORGE HYDE of West Cheshire Athletic Club made his debut for Great Britain at the European Under 18 Track and Field Championships in Hungary.

The teenager, ranked number three in the shot put for his age in the UK, hit 17.42m and just missed out on qualification for the final.

Hyde is one of 10 West Cheshire Athletic Club members who have been selected to compete at this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

He is listed in the Cheshire team with Jack England, Ewan Bradley, Ethan Milligan, Fatoumatta Bojang, Stephanie Jones, Evie Tipping, and Emma Howe, while Imogen Pughe and Christina Broome will represent Merseyside.

HUSBAND and wife, Julian and Angela Tegg, represented West Cheshire AC in the Tour of Merseyside and completed 52 miles in one week.

JON CLARKE of West Cheshire Athletic Club will represent Great Britain in the 100m and 200m at the World Masters Athletics Championships at Malaga, in September.

The over-60 veteran sprinter will prepare for the event with an appearance at the British Masters North of England Championships at Sheffield this weekend before competing at the British Championships in late August.

FIXTURES this weekend include the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham on Friday and Saturday, and the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Deeside Stadium, Connah’s Quay, on Sunday.

WCAC Newsletter #178, 06-07-18

PLEASE STAY ALERT

All club members and parents should stay alert following an incident that happened just outside the Ellesmere Port Sports Village site on Tuesday night.

One of our parents was attacked and is thankfully okay despite being shaken by the incident, and the person responsible for the attack was arrested by the police.

The club is requesting that all youngsters are accompanied by parents and brought up to the athletics track before training and are then picked up from the athletics track, NOT the car park after training has finished.

Please ensure everybody takes care and stays safe.

THIS WEEKEND

York is the venue for this Sunday’s penultimate round of the Northern Track and Field League Division One match, with a coach leaving Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 8.15am.

Anyone wanting to book a seat on the coach should email team manager Jenny Manning at: jenny-manning@hotmail.com

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB COACH OR OFFICIAL

Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded coaches and officials are being asked to contact Dennis Wall either at track training sessions or by email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

The club needs to strengthen it’s experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future to ensure all members are accommodated at training sessions.

If you want more information about how to become a coach or official please get in touch with Dennis ASAP.

PLEASE HELP!

Volunteers are needed on Friday, July 6, to help out at the annual Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships being held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Organiser, Judith Gilmour, will be on site from 10.30am and needs help to set-up and also assist with field events (long jump and cricket ball throw during the early afternoon), and track events from 4pm onwards.

If you are available to help please come along.

STAYING HEALTHY

Club coaches Tim Durrant and Ian Ackroyd want to raise awareness to all young female club members about assessing their iron levels by having blood tests.

Articles recently written by athlete Bobby Clay about her training and health issues have flagged up warnings and the need for our female athletes aged between 13 and 17 years old to monitor their health. Ian and Tim will provide more details if asked.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

LINK FOR ONLINE NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES

Entries close on July 23 for the Northern Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12. Further details can be found here.

WEEKLY ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here

FIXTURES

Saturday, July 7: Welsh Schools Track & Field Championships, at Cardiff.

Saturday, July 7: Northern Inter Counties Track and Field Championships, at Leigh.

Sunday, July 8: Northern Track and Field League Round Three, at York (coach leaving Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 08:15am)

Wednesday, July 11: Cheshire County Primary Schools Games, at Macclesfield.

Wednesday, July 11: Wirral Track Endurance Series 10,000m Race, at Bebington Oval, (7.45pm).

Wednesday, July 11: Sefton Park 5 Miles Race, Sefton Park, Liverpool (7.30pm).

Thursday, July 12: Wizard 5 Miles Multi Terrain Race, at Alderley Edge, (7.30pm).

Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14: English Schools Track and Field Championships, at Birmingham.

Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14: Welsh Seniors Track and Field Championships, at Cardiff.

Sunday, July 15: Cheshire Track and Field League Round Three, at Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay, (11.45am).

Wednesday, July 18: Race The Highland Train, Dinas to Caernarfon, (8pm start).

Saturday, July 21: Youth Development Under 13 and Under 15 Track and Field League Round Four, at Bebington Oval, (11am).

Saturday, July 21: Jewsons Snowdon International Mountain Race, at Llanberis.

Saturday, July 21: North Wales Half Marathon, at Conwy, (11am).

Tuesday, July 24: Trafford AC Throws and Distance Races Open Meeting.

Wednesday, July 25: Wirral Seaside 5k Race, Leasowe Lighthouse (7pm).

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29: England Athletics, UK, CAU and AAA Championships, at Sportcity, Manchester.

Saturday, July 28 OR Sunday, July 29th (tbc): British & Irish Fell Running Trials, at Llanberis, (12 noon)

Sunday, July 29: Helena Tipping 10k Road Race, at Wrexham (11am).

Tuesday, July 31: Queens Park Quacker 5k Race, at Crewe (7pm).

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