WCAC Off-road Summer League 2019 Round 4

Photo courtesy of Peter Smith – apologies for the dearth of Duffeys, and anyone else inadvertently cropped out of this one!

A whopping 17 senior runners (plus four juniors) caused questions to be asked at Wepre parkrun as to the preponderance of purple and yellow. It also meant more points all round, propelling ever-present Alex into 2nd place behind Ellie, with Keely, Eloise and Deb all increasing their scores, and Cathryn, Angela and Kay all getting off the mark in the league.

Chris, Tony W and pram-pushing Richard pulled clear in the men’s top three, with Steve, Darren, Peter and Mark all adding to their overall totals, and Julian and Tony K notching their first points.

Standings are now up at the bottom of the off-road page. Next round is the even-shorter-and-hillier-than-Wepre Langley Fete race on Sunday July 7th. As the Macclesfield Harriers website says about the fete: “lots of family fun, pet show, BEER and CAKE [their capitals, not mine] tents, BBQ, tug of war, live music, many stalls etc..” (after you’ve done the race, of course).

WCAC Newsletter #229, 28-06-19

(photo by Steve Brace)

THIS WEEKEND

West Cheshire AC will be represented in the latest Summer Off Road League Fixture at Wepre parkrun on Saturday (9am start), a Quadrathlon Competition at Manchester on Saturday (11.10am start); and in this Sunday’s Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League Fixture at Stanley Park, Blackpool, (11.15am start).

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Press Report: Ewan and Jac Good All-rounders for Cheshire

EWAN BRADLEY and Jac Goodall were class acts at the North West Round of the English Schools Combined Events Championships.

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WCAC Off-road Summer League 2019 Round 3

(photo of Alex, counting the remaining number of climbs on her thumbs, courtesy of Chris Morgan)

Twelve WCAC runners – the most so far in the off-road league – found out why the Wobbler is so named. The women’s team were a mere point behind the winners Chester Tri. while the scoring men packed well, inside the top 20.

Ellie, Kerry and Alex head the female rankings, with league first-timers Keely, Eloise Clare and Deb next in line. Chris, Dan, Mark, Tony, Richard and Andy are all close in the men’s league, with newcomer Steve now off the mark. Standings are now up at the bottom of the off-road page.

No dash from work for the next one, just drag yourselves out of bed for the 2nd(?) hilliest parkrun in the country, Wepre. For those of you who didn’t get enough of hilly woodland at the Wobbler, here’s your second helping, with four uphills (and two slopes) packed into 5k. More details to appear on the West Cheshire AC Road Running Facebook page….

WCAC Newsletter #228, 21-06-19

THIS WEEKEND

West Cheshire AC will be involved in this Saturday’s Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League Fixture at Bebington Oval; the England Athletics Under 20 and Senior Track and Field Championships at Bedford on Saturday and Sunday; and the North West Round of the English Schools Combined Events Championships at Crewe on Saturday and Sunday. Best wishes to everyone involved!

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Press Report: County Vests Bring out the Best in Wests

STEPHANIE JONES was one of several local students who were jumping for joy at Birmingham on Saturday.

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WCAC Off-road Summer League 2019

Hats off to the five hardy souls who took part in Hot Foot Up Famau last Wednesday, June 12th where, after the clamber up the stone gully, the day’s rain provided the added bonus of a run through a mini-stream.

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WCAC Newsletter #227, 14-06-19

THIS WEEKEND

Many West Cheshire AC youngsters will be involved in this Saturday’s Inter Counties Schools Track and Field Mason Trophy Fixture at Alexander Stadium, Warrington, this Saturday.

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Press Report: Youngsters do well at Schools; Seniors Storm Castles

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club youngsters scored top marks in the Cheshire and Merseyside Schools Track and Field Championships.

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WCAC Endurance League

Steve and the two Andys continue to pull away from the rest, as do Ellie and Clare, though only three points separate Claire H, Deb, Keely, Kerry and Alex. Next month marks halfway through the competiton, and year(!), so get those points in, on- and off-road over the summer. For tables at the end of May, see middle of https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/road/

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