WCAC Newsletter #178, 06-07-18


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


This week’s club press report can be found here


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 Yorkย (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).

Posted by Dave Alexander
6th July 2018

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