Press Report: Saturday fixture is off

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club’s scheduled Northern Track and Field League fixture this Saturday has been cancelled.The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit were due to compete in their first match of the season at Witton Park, Blackburn, but the host club has confirmed the fixture won’t be taking place.

“Clubs have been in contact with me about the situation regarding Covid-19 in Blackburn,” host club chairman, George Davies said.”Questions have been asked, understandably, given the news items over the last week in relation to the new variant and the potential implications.”There are very real fears being raised by Officials and athletes in other Clubs about attending for the fixture and it has been suggested that this fixture be cancelled.”I have had a discussion with the League Secretary and the decision has been taken to cancel it.

“We could not afford to wait any longer and leave this to the very last moment as that would have had a massively severe impact on everyone concerned.”Please look out for statements from the League over this next week regarding remaining fixtures for this season.”

The decision means that West Cheshire AC’s opening fixture is now scheduled to be held at Blackburn, on Saturday, June 19.West Cheshire AC members will be in action this Sunday in a Cheshire Track and Field fixture at Macclesfield in a scaled down format for under 11s and under 13s who have had to be selected in advance due to Covid-19 guidelines.

HARRIET WHEELER, of West Cheshire AC, achieved new personal bests in the under 15 girls discus (19.73m) and hammer (25.13m), and launched the javelin to a mark of 32.77m at the Leigh Harriers Spring Throws Open Meeting after hitting a new shot best of 8.65 the day before at the Trafford AC Open Meeting.Wheeler was joined at the Trafford fixture by her sister, Eleanor, who posted new personal bests in the under 13 girls 75m (12.71) and 800m (3:15.2).

Charlotte Austin celebrated a hat-trick of new bests in the under 13 girls 75m (11.50), 150m (23.47), and high jump (1-15m), while Satine Wearden clocked new under 13 girls bests in the 75m (13.05), 150m (26.69), and 800m (2:47.27).Theo Shepherd clocked new under 13 boys bests in the 75m (10.17) and 150m (19.96), and Macey Jones clocked a new under 13 girls 75m best of 10.87.

Macey Brett achieved a new under 15 girls 100m best of 14.24, while Rob Austin clocked new under 15 boys bests in the 100m (12.08) and 200m (24.79).

Ruby Phillips blasted her way to a new under 13 girls 150m best of 21.62, while Sophie Haslam achieved under 15 girls bests in the 200m (29.57) and 800m (2:27.64). Aimee Phillips posted a new under 15 girls 300m best of 45.96, while Jess Lark clocked under 15 girls bests in the 300m (45.0), and 800m (2:25.20).

Luke Parker rounded the under 15 boys 1500m in a new best of 4:40.50, while Ruby Carlile cleared a new under 15 girls high jump best of 1-30m, and Luke Haslam launched the under 15 boys javelin to a mark of 25.80m.

Posted by Dave Alexander
18th May 2021

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