Press Report: Busy Bank Holiday for WCAC

LUCIA PYNE celebrated success at the Cilcain Mountain Race on Monday.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager was the first under 18 lady finisher at the popular Bank Holiday fixture.

Pyne was joined at the 7.5km race by West Cheshire AC’s Tom Booth, Andy Carter, Iain Wood, Mark Davies and club coach, Tim Palmer.

STEVE FERNYHOUGH clocked one hour 20 minutes 20 seconds in West Cheshire AC colours at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, alongside team mate Zoe Smith who posted 1:47.

The pair and their coach, Graham Patterson, met Olympian, Mo Farah, during their stay in Northern Ireland, and the road race was televised by the BBC.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC youngsters toasted new personal bests at Trafford AC’s Bank Holiday Monday Medal Meeting.

Macy Brett clocked new pb’s in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles (12.78 seconds), and 300m (45.75), alongside Sophie Haslam who also posted pb’s of 13.81 (75m hurdles) and 45.22 (300m).

Aimee Phillips clocked new under 15 girls pb’s in the 300m (45.09) and 800m (2:26.22), Charlotte Austin clocked a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 11.22, and Ruby Carlile cleared a new under 15 girls high jump pb of 1.37m.

Rob Austin won the under 15 boys 100m in 11.85, and club mate Alex Rutherford clocked a new pb of 11.96 for second spot, and Patrick O’Loughlin clocked a new pb of 13.21. Rutherford (24.33) and O’Loughlin (26.58) then posted new 200m pb’s

Jessica Lark rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:22.87 and the 300m in 45.41, while Reece Munro won his 800m heat in 2:14.24, and Ruby Phillips posted 2:36.09 in the under 13 girls 800m, ahead of Satine Wearden (3:32.72).

Emily Owen posted 12.73 in the under 15 girls 100m and 26.90 in her 200m, while Ruby Phillips (11.28), and Satine Wearden (13.02) completed the under 13 girls 75m.

Kara Stoll hit 28.78m in the under 15 girls hammer, while Holly Bosworth cleared 1.47m in the under 15 girls high jump.

TOM BOOTH and Robert Austin produced two of the top performances at Sunday’s final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Booth rounded the 3,000m in 10 minutes 10 seconds, and Austin posted 11.9 seconds for victory in the under 15 boys 100m.

The duo were backed up on the day by club mates Oliver James, Will Scott, Mark Davies, Colin Berry, Sharon Stoll, Francesca Pughe, Fergus Garland, Sammy Hollins, Alfie Lane, Alex Rutherford, Nathan Brassington, Patrick O’Loughlin, Ellis Hancock, Theo Shepherd, Ellis Williams, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, Thomas Rimmer, Evan Miller, Will Rawson, Logan Sefton, Beau Barritt, Noah Booth, Harry McKenna, Jude Sefton, Imogen Pughe, Lauren Williams, Evelyn Hogan, Megan White, Fatoumatta Bojang, Kara Stoll, Emily Owen, Lara Fields, Macey Brett, Sophie Haslam, Aimee Phillips, Holly Bosworth, Teresa Arvidsson, Jessica Lark, Isabella Rimmer, Ruby Phillips, Macey Jones, Charlotte Austin, Nancy Collins, Eleanor Neve, Emilia Pyper, Mae Grant, Ursula Archer, Maya Jennings, Gracie Hole, Ameila Snowden, Olivia McDonald, Ava Hancock, Alicia Morris-Yousaf, Betty Brookfield, and Lucy Caldwell.

FIXTURES for West Cheshire AC this weekend include the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday (11.15am start), and the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Sunday (11.15am start).

THE first round of the Wirral Multi-Terrain League takes place on Tuesday (September 7), at Royden Park (7pm start), and other fixtures are at Thurstaston on Tuesday, (September 14), at 7pm; at Harrison Drive, Wallasey, on Tuesday, (September 21), at 6.30pm; and at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, on Tuesday (September 24) at 6.30pm. Online entries are being accepted at: https://wirralmultiterrain.niftyentries.com

WCAC Newsletter #339, 27-08-21

PLEASE HELP! – CHESTER HALF MARATHON VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

On SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER West Cheshire AC is contracted to provide 40 marshals for the Chester Half Marathon, in return for which, the club receives a generous financial contribution to club funds. Without this single source of income, your club membership subs would be significantly higher each year.

To those who have benefited from being a club member in terms of free races, reduced entry fees and structured training sessions, here is your best opportunity all year to commit to giving something back, for a mere four hours of your time!

You need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on race day. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

You will have great fun cheering on the 5,000 runners and your club mates who have entered. And you’ll get a technical t-shirt and goody bag full of chocolate and Haribo as thanks.

Just to clarify – you don’t need to be an active club member yourself to be a marshal – any friend, family member or ex-club member over the age of 18 would be very welcome! Although anyone under 18 doesn’t count in our head count of marshals, kids are welcome to come down with you and will enjoy the event too.

Please let Ellie Robinson know if you can join the WCAC marshal team by emailing her at: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

INVITE TO NORTH WEST ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS…

Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you want to take part in the North West Road Relays, incorporating the Cheshire Championships, taking place at Birchwood, on Saturday 11th September, (the event is for Under 11s through to Seniors and Veterans). Ellie’s email address is: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

Details about the event can be found here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/nwcrr21e.php

REGISTERING FOR BORDERS LEAGUE RACES

John Parlevliet is vetting the Borders League registration list for West Cheshire AC members wanting to compete this season. Eligibility requires EA membership (for competition) paid as part of your club membership. John will be removing many names due to non-current membership. Anyone who wishes to compete in this series, including:

New members (or members renewing any time from now onwards).

Newly eligible members (eg 15 and 16 year olds).

Members who have never registered for this league previously…,

Please let John Parlevliet know ASAP, at jparlevl@gmail.com.

Coaches: feel free to discuss with athletes if this competition is right for them.

Eligibility: 15yrs+ at end of September and 1st claim club membership with EA membership.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

James Davidson, Grace Scott, Henry Stewart, Molly Fields, Mark Povey, Sophie Cribb, Dave Tiernan, Claire Harris, Lucia Khanijay.

And Next Week: Joanne Hope, Imogen Pughe, Fergus Garland, Ben Scott, Charlie Boyce, George Fraser, Sharon Stoll, Sara Pearson, Isla Shillington, Heather Miller, Victor Oyesola.

MANY THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS!

The Club would like to say a big thank you to all helpers and officials who contributed towards a successful Cheshire Track & Field Championships last weekend at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

And the weekend proved a big success for our athletes as we celebrated a British champion, 34 Cheshire titles, and two Merseyside titles.

Andy Parker travelled to Derby’s Moorways Stadium for the British Masters Track and Field Championships and clocked a winning time of 52.45 seconds in the over-40 men’s 400m final.

Emma Holmes pocketed no fewer than five victories at the Cheshire Championships, winning the under 17 ladies long jump (4.79m), shot (8.11m), 200m (26.90), 300m (43.29), and high jump (1-45m).

Sophie Percival grabbed a hat-trick of titles in the senior women’s javelin (37.75m), shot (10.69m) and discus (27.86m).

And her coach, Dave McKay, followed suit with victories in the senior men’s shot (10.89m), javelin (48.15m), and hammer (41.63m).

Charlotte Austin cleared a winning height of 1-30m in the under 13 girls high jump, while Holly Bosworth won the under 15 girls high jump with 1-50m; Noah Woolgar cleared 1-25m for success in the under 13 boys high jump, and Nathan Brassington grabbed glory in the under 15 boys high jump (1-60m), and shot (11.67m).

Harriet Wheeler hit 40.40m for success in the under 15 girls javelin, and Isla Entwistle powered her way to victory in the under 13 girls javelin (30.22m).

Lewis Parsons claimed a double success story in the under 15 boys 100m (11.85) and 200m (23.89), while Ruby Phillips won the under 13 girls 75m (10.84) and 150m (21.41) titles.

Carys Roberts grabbed glory in the under 17 ladies 800m (2:17.41) and 1500m (4:54.78), and Kara Stoll won the under 15 girls hammer (29.30m) and discus (21.84m).

Liam Davoren won the senior men’s 800m (2:20.61) and 400m (56.43m), and Emily Owen clocked 12.50 to claim the under 15 girls 100m title.

Nathan Broomfield rounded the under 17 men’s 400m hurdles in a winning time of 65.87, while Ruby Wisbey clocked a winning time of 12.53 in the under 17 ladies 100m.

Carol Parsons won the senior ladies 5,000m (23.89), while Abigail Cartwright won the senior ladies triple jump (8.67m), and Beth McMahon rounded the senior ladies 400m in a winning time of 60.81.

BROTHER and sister, Luke and Sophie Haslam, both celebrated success while representing West Cheshire AC at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the Merseyside Championships.

Luke won both the under 15 boys javelin (30.31m) and discus (20.06m), while Sophie rounded the under 15 girls 800m in a winning time of 2:27.99.

Press Report: Multiple Wins for WCAC

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club grabbed a fistful of medals at the weekend.

The purple-vested outfit celebrated a British champion, 34 Cheshire titles, and two Merseyside titles during an action-packed 48 hours.

Andy Parker represented West Cheshire AC at Derby’s Moorways Stadium in the British Masters Track and Field Championships and clocked a winning time of 52.45 seconds in the over-40 men’s 400m final.

Emma Holmes pocketed no fewer than five victories at the Cheshire Track and Field Championships hosted by her club, West Cheshire AC, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, winning the under 17 ladies long jump (4.79m), shot (8.11m), 200m (26.90), 300m (43.29), and high jump (1-45m).

Sophie Percival grabbed a hat-trick of titles in the senior women’s javelin (37.75m), shot (10.69m) and discus (27.86m).

And her coach, Dave McKay, followed suit with victories in the senior men’s shot (10.89m), javelin (48.15m), and hammer (41.63m).

Charlotte Austin cleared a winning height of 1-30m in the under 13 girls high jump, while Holly Bosworth won the under 15 girls high jump with 1-50m; Noah Woolgar cleared 1-25m for success in the under 13 boys high jump, and Nathan Brassington grabbed glory in the under 15 boys high jump (1-60m), and shot (11.67m).

Harriet Wheeler hit 40.40m for success in the under 15 girls javelin, and Isla Entwistle powered her way to victory in the under 13 girls javelin (30.22m).

Lewis Parsons claimed a double success story in the under 15 boys 100m (11.85) and 200m (23.89), while Ruby Phillips won the under 13 girls 75m (10.84) and 150m (21.41) titles.

Carys Roberts grabbed glory in the under 17 ladies 800m (2:17.41) and 1500m (4:54.78), and Kara Stoll won the under 15 girls hammer (29.30m) and discus (21.84m).

Liam Davoren won the senior men’s 800m (2:20.61) and 400m (56.43m), and Emily Owen clocked 12.50 to claim the under 15 girls 100m title.

Nathan Broomfield rounded the under 17 men’s 400m hurdles in a winning time of 65.87, while Ruby Wisbey clocked a winning time of 12.53 in the under 17 ladies 100m.

Carol Parsons won the senior ladies 5,000m (23.89), while Abigail Cartwright won the senior ladies triple jump (8.67m), and Beth McMahon rounded the senior ladies 400m in a winning time of 60.81.

BROTHER and sister, Luke and Sophie Haslam, both celebrated success while representing West Cheshire AC at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the Merseyside Championships.

Luke won both the under 15 boys javelin (30.31m) and discus (20.06m), while Sophie rounded the under 15 girls 800m in a winning time of 2:27.99.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday (11.45am start).

Press Report: Medal Haul in Hull

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club members were in seventh heaven at the Northern Track and Field Championships.

Macey Jones, Holly Bosworth, Lewis Parsons, Emily Owen, and Imogen Pughe combined to secure seven podium places at Hull’s Costello Stadium.

Jones celebrated a gold medal after achieving 4.47m in the under 13 girls long jump, and added a bronze medal with a time of 13.92 seconds in the 100m final.

Bosworth cleared 1.50m for joint top spot in the under 15 girls high jump competition.

Parsons delivered a winning time of 11.96 seconds in the under 15 boys 100m final, and added a silver medal after posting 23.82 seconds in the 200m final.

Owen powered her way to a silver medal after clocking 12.97 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m final.

And Pughe achieved a silver medal with a time of 41.0 seconds in the under 17 women’s 300m final.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action at Hull included Cosette Wearden who rounded the under 17 women’s 3,000m in 12:20.11 for fourth position.

Kara Stoll hit 30.61m for fourth spot in the under 15 girls hammer, and achieved fifth place with 21.56m in the discus.

Ruby Wisbey achieved 12.63 seconds for fourth position in the under 17 women’s 80m hurdles final.

Carys Roberts rounded the under 17 women’s 800m final in a time of 2:17.90 for fifth spot.

Jessica Lark clocked 5:08.14 for fifth place in the under 15 girls 1500m final.

Alfie Lane finished with a time of 12.51 seconds for sixth spot in the under 15 boys 100m final, and was seventh with 25.35 seconds in the 200m final.

Emma Holmes posted 13.77 seconds for seventh place in the under 17 women’s 100m final.

And Fergus Garland clocked 54.76 seconds for eighth position in the under 17 men’s 400m final.

HARRIET WHEELER represented West Cheshire AC at the Loughborough Javelin Festival and celebrated a new under 15 girls personal best of 40.74m for second position.

MORE than 50 people enjoyed a Come and Try Athletics Day organised by West Cheshire AC at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host the Cheshire Track and Field Championships this Saturday and Sunday at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10.30am start on both days).

WCAC Newsletter #338, 20-08-21

URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

VOLUNTEERS are needed urgently as car park attendants for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22. If you or someone you know can help please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

MANY THANKS

The Club would like to say a big thank you to all helpers and volunteers at Sunday’s successful Come & Try Athletics Day at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE INVITATION

Can any club members wanting to represent West Cheshire AC at the final round of the Cheshire Track & Field League on Sunday 29th August, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESTER HALF MARATHON VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

On SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER West Cheshire AC is contracted to provide 40 marshals for the Chester Half Marathon and in return the Club receives a generous financial contribution to Club funds (Without this single source of income your Club membership subs would be significantly higher each year ….)

You need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on race day. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

You will have great fun cheering on the 5,000 runners and your club mates who have entered. And you’ll get a technical t-shirt and goody bag full of chocolate and Haribo as thanks.

Just to clarify – you don’t need to be an active Club member yourself to be a marshal – any friend, family member or ex-Club member over the age of 18 would be very welcome! Although anyone under 18 doesn’t count in our head count of marshals, kids are welcome to come down with you and will enjoy the event too.

Please let Ellie Robinson know if you can join the WCAC marshal team by emailing her at: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

INVITE TO NORTH WEST ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS…

Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you want to take part in the North West Road Relays, incorporating the Cheshire Championships, taking place at Birchwood, on Saturday 11th September, (the event is for Under 11s through to Seniors and Veterans). Ellie’s email address is: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

Details about the event can be found here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/nwcrr21e.php

REGISTERING FOR BORDERS LEAGUE RACES

John Parlevliet is vetting the Borders League registration list for West Cheshire AC members wanting to compete this season.
Eligibility requires EA membership (for competition) paid as part of your club membership.
John will be removing many names due to non-current membership. If you wish to compete in this series including:
* new members (or renewing any time from now onwards)
* newly eligible (eg 15 and 16 year olds), or
* just never registered for this league previously….let John Parlevlet know ASAP.
Coaches feel free to discuss with athletes if this competition is right for them.
Eligibility 15yrs+ at end of September and 1st claim club membership with EA membership.
Please email John ASAP at: jparlevl@gmail.com

WELL DONE MICHAEL YOUNG!

Congratulations to Michael Young who celebrated success at Wednesday night’s Ellesmere Port Running Club 5k Road Race in a time of 15 minutes 30 seconds.

He was joined at the event by West Cheshire AC team mates Tom Booth (16:55), Neil Finegan (3rd over 45 man in 16:58), Steve Fernyhough (17:02), Graham Wells (17:21), Mark Davies (17:40), Keely Smith (1st over-35 lady in 18:21), Andy Carter (18:23), Ben McKean (18:36), Rob Little (18:51), Richard Hayes (18:56), Neil Hershaw (2nd over-55 man in 19:05), Kate Titlow (2nd lady in 19:25), Jodi Bemand (1st under 20 lady in 19:42), Neil Field (20:04), Georgina Duffey (3rd under 20 lady in 22:23), Henrietta Duffey (24:03), and Alex Duffey (27:46).

CONGRATULATIONS!

Club members were in seventh heaven at the Northern Track and Field Championships.

Macey Jones, Holly Bosworth, Lewis Parsons, Emily Owen, and Imogen Pughe combined to secure seven podium places at Hull’s Costello Stadium.

Macey celebrated a gold medal after achieving 4.47m in the under 13 girls long jump, and added a bronze medal with a time of 13.92 seconds in the 100m final.

Helen cleared 1-50m for joint top spot in the under 15 girls high jump competition.

Lewis delivered a winning time of 11.96 seconds in the under 15 boys 100m final, and added a silver medal after posting 23.82 seconds in the 200m final.

Emily powered her way to a silver medal after clocking 12.97 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m final.

And Imogen achieved a silver medal with a time of 41.0 seconds in the under 17 women’s 300m final.

Other club members in action at Hull included Cosette Wearden who rounded the under 17 women’s 3,000m in 12:20.11 for fourth position.

Kara Stoll hit 30.61m for fourth spot in the under 15 girls hammer, and achieved fifth place with 21.56m in the discus.

Ruby Wisbey achieved 12.63 seconds for fourth position in the under 17 women’s 80m hurdles final.

Carys Roberts rounded the under 17 women’s 1500m final in a time of 2:17.90 for fifth spot.

Jessica Lark clocked 5:08.14 for fifth place in the under 15 girls 1500m final.

Alfie Lane finished with a time of 12.51 seconds for sixth spot in the under 15 boys 100m final, and was seventh with 25.35 seconds in the 200m final.

Emma Holmes posted 13.77 seconds for seventh place in the under 17 women’s 100m final.

And Fergus Garland clocked 54.76 seconds for eighth position in the under 17 men’s 400m final.

HARRIET WHEELER represented the club at the Loughborough Javelin Festival and celebrated a new under 15 girls personal best of 40.74m for second position.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR CILCAIN MOUNTAIN RACE

Entries are now open for the Cilcain Mountain Race being held on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30. More details at: https://www.clwydianfellrace.org/?page_id=1817

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Lewis Morris, Frank Rose, Tony Sangha, Evie Bennett, Andrew Clague, Oliver Eaton, Isabella Aura, Lucia Pyne, Lowther Barton, Debra Bemand.

And Next Week: James Davidson, Grace Scott, Henry Stewart, Molly Fields, Mark Povey, Sophie Cribb, Dave Tiernan, Claire Harris, Lucia Khanijay.

UPDATED PROVISIONAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…

Subject to Covid-19 rules, West Cheshire AC’s latest revised league season looks like this:

Under 13/Under 15 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Saturday, September 4 (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Sunday, September 5, (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

West Cheshire AC will host the final round of the Cheshire League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, August 29.

WCAC Newsletter #337, 13-08-21

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close on Saturday 14th August for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22.

West Cheshire AC is the host club and it would be great to see many of our members in action. The link for entries is: https://athletics-uk.org/cheshire/

VOLUNTEERS are also needed as Car Park Attendants for both days to help Officials, Athletes and Spectators park safely on the EPSV field. If you can help please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

COME & TRY ATHLETICS DAY

The Club is organising a Come & Try Athletics Day at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Sunday, 15th August (10am-2pm), to help promote the club to the community on the back of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The event will be free of charge and food and drink will be provided for everyone. If you are available to help out please confirm ASAP by emailing Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE INVITATION

Can any club members wanting to represent West Cheshire AC at the final round of the Cheshire Track & Field League on Sunday 29th August, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESTER HALF MARATHON VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

On SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER West Cheshire AC is contracted to provide 40 marshals for the Chester Half Marathon and in return the Club receives a generous financial contribution to Club funds (Without this single source of income your Club membership subs would be significantly higher each year ….)

You need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on race day. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

You will have great fun cheering on the 5,000 runners and your club mates who have entered. And you’ll get a technical t-shirt and goody bag full of chocolate and Haribo as thanks.

Just to clarify – you don’t need to be an active Club member yourself to be a marshal – any friend, family member or ex-Club member over the age of 18 would be very welcome! Although anyone under 18 doesn’t count in our head count of marshals, kids are welcome to come down with you and will enjoy the event too.

Please let Ellie Robinson know if you can join the WCAC marshal team by emailing her at: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

NORTH WEST ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you want to take part in the North West Road Relays, incorporating the Cheshire Championships, taking place at Birchwood, on Saturday 11th September, (the event is for Under 11s through to Seniors and Veterans). Ellie’s email address is: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

Details about the event can be found here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/nwcrr21e.php

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Dan Nowosielski, Jane Palmer, Curtis Rodway, Isaac McKenna, Richard Hunt, Mark Duffey, Liam Lawton.

And Next Week: Lewis Morris, Frank Rose, Tony Sangha, Evie Bennett, Andrew Clague, Oliver Eaton, Isabella Aura, Lucia Pyne, Lowther Barton, Debra Bemand.

REVISED EPSV CLUB TRACK & FIELD TRAINING PLAN…

With Covid-19 restrictions lifted from Monday 19th July, the Club produced a revised club track and field training plan (see below) for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track which was effective from Monday 19th July.

Athletes will be able to train with more than one group but must ask to join a group before attending.

All Club Training sessions will continue to be delivered throughout the School Summer Holidays and parents are encouraged to attend and assist at our training sessions.

MONDAYS:

Ian Ackroyd/Tim Palmer (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6-8pm)

Karl Fenney (Hurdles, Lanes 6, 7 & 8, 6.30-8pm)

Jane Palmer (High Jump, 6-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Long Jump, 7-8pm)

Jon Moss (Sprints, Lanes 3, 4, 5 & 6, 6-8pm)

Helsby Running Club (First Monday of every month, Lanes 1 & 2, 6.30-7.30pm)

TUESDAYS:

Jill Gore/Jo Cartwright (Under 11s group, Lanes 1 & 2, & Long Jump, 6.30-8pm)

Dennis Wall/Mark Duffey (Middle Distance, Lanes 3 & 4, 6.30-7.30pm)

Graham Patterson (Middle Distance, Lanes 3 & 4, 6.30-8pm)

Alan Littler/Liam Davoren (400m group, Lanes 5 & 6, 6.30-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Sprints, Lanes 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6.30-8pm).

Dave McKay/Jenny Manning (Throws, 6.30-8pm)

THURSDAYS:

Chris Morgan (Distance Running, Lane 1, 6.30-8pm); 

Graham Patterson (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6.30-8pm)

Ian Ackroyd/Tim Palmer (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6-8pm)

Alan Littler (400m group, Lanes 3 & 4, 6-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Sprints, Lanes 5 & 6, 6.30-8pm)

Jon Moss (Sprints, Lanes 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6-8pm)

Dennis Wall/Mark Duffey (Multi-Events group, Lane 6, 6.30-8pm)

Jane Palmer (High Jump, 6.30-8pm)

Dave McKay/Jenny Manning (Throws, 6.30-8pm)

SATURDAYS:

Dennis Wall/Jane Palmer/Victor Oyesola/Jo Cartwright (U11s-U13s/U15s Multi Events Group, 10am-12 noon)

Jon Moss/Alan Littler/Liam Davoren (Sprints, 10am-12 noon)

Dave McKay (Long Jump/Throws, 10am-12 noon).

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR CILCAIN MOUNTAIN RACE

Entries are now open for the Cilcain Mountain Race being held on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30. More details at: https://www.clwydianfellrace.org/?page_id=1817

YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE

The Club is managed by a committee who are volunteers and who are re-elected every 12 months and meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss a range of issues concerning the Club.

The Club Committee is comprised of: Mike Lamb (President), Jon Clarke (Chairman), Dennis Wall (Vice-Chairman, and Track and Field Officer), Julian Tegg (Secretary), Darren Shillington (Treasurer), Jane Pughe (Membership Secretary), Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer), Dave Alexander (Cross Country Secretary), John Parlevliet (Road Running Secretary), and Mark Duffey (Marketing Officer).

All the committee members are volunteers and at the next AGM Jon Clarke and John Parlevliet have confirmed they don’t want to be re-elected, so replacements are needed. If you can help or would like to get involved please get in touch with our club secretary, Julian Tegg by email at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

CLUB WELFARE TEAM VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Club Welfare Team Volunteers are needed to ensure that we provide a safe, supportive set-up in which any welfare or safeguarding issues can be reported and dealt with fairly, efficiently, and in line with England Athletics guidelines. Details of the role can be found: https://england-athletics-prod-assets-bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/03/England-Athletics-Welfare-Officer.pdf

If you would like informal advice on what is involved, please feel free to email club secretary, Julian Tegg, at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

HELP YOUR CLUB AND ATHLETICS BY BECOMING AN OFFICIAL…

The Club need officials at every fixture we attend, so why not help the Club and the sport? England Athletics are looking to arrange some Level 1 courses over the summer. Any potential new officials can fill in an expression of interest form on the EA website. Follow this link for more details: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/officiating-journey/officiating-journey-step-1/

CLUB DISCOUNT AT RUNNERS NEED CHESTER STORE

Running supplies store Runners Need have created a club reward system. West Cheshire AC members are entitled to a 15% discount using a code to be circulated in an upcoming Club email. For those not aware Runners Need have an outlet at Cotswold Outdoors in Chester (amongst other places) and online too: www.runnersneed.com

This would be 15% off in store and online for Runners Need, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow and Rock.

HELPERS WANTED FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

West Cheshire AC is scheduled to host the Cheshire Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22.

But County Officials secretary, Alan Morris, is currently struggling to find enough timekeepers and field judges, and we will need to allocate people to other roles such as Technical Manager, Seeding, Announcer, and Presentations, to ensure the event runs smoothly.

If you are available to help on August 21 and/or 22 can you please Alan at: alanmorris56@outlook.com

ONLINE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

An updated list of England Athletics Coaching and Officials Courses and Workshops can be found here:

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/current-online-courses-and-workshops/

UPDATED PROVISIONAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…

Subject to Covid-19 rules, West Cheshire AC’s latest revised league season looks like this:

Under 13/Under 15 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Saturday, September 4 (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Sunday, September 5, (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

West Cheshire AC will host the final round of the Cheshire League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, August 29.

TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION UPDATE

England Athletics updated their Return to Athletics and Running Guidelines on 15th July which can be found here: www.englandathletics.org/coaching/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/

COACHING WEBINARS

Take a look at the long list of EA webinars relating to running, jumping and throwing at this link: www.englandathletics.org/about-us/athletics-at-home/coaching-webinars/

PLEASE HELP TO STAY IN TOUCH

I would welcome any contributions for the Club Newsletter from yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also anything to help everyone stay entertained. Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WCAC Endurance League

Steve and Keely are in the lead of their respective competitions at the end of July, with Andy, Michael, Mark, Rosemary, Katie and Angela all vying for top three places. See the Races page for full tables.

Press Report: Come and Try at EPSV

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club is throwing its doors open this Sunday, (August 15), to anyone wanting to run, jump, or throw.

Club coach and official, Dennis Wall, is keen for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit to promote athletics on the back of the Tokyo Olympic Games at a free of charge Come and Try Athletics Day between 10am and 2pm.

“It is important for the local community to have a chance to experience athletics after watching the sport on television during the last week,” Wall said.

“Many people will have been inspired by the achievements in the Olympic track and field events and the least their local athletics club can do is provide everyone with an opportunity to have a go.

“West Cheshire AC caters for anyone aged eight and a half years old and above and the club would love to see people trying running, jumping and throwing.

“The club has fully qualified coaches and a squad of helpers who are all enthusiastic volunteers and want to see the local community enjoying athletics.”

This Sunday’s event is being promoted by West Cheshire AC and funded by a successful application to the National Lottery Community Fund.

Wall added: “West Cheshire AC is grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for supporting the Come and Try Athletics Day initiative.

“We have a dedicated coaching squad who supervise athletes throughout the week in a range of events and the training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track attract many enthusiastic members.

“Many of our coaches started as volunteers because their youngsters were already members and they discovered a love for the sport after recognising the rewards of watching athletes improve.

“The atmosphere during any club training session always gives me a buzz, and I’ve always been impressed by the results achieved from our athletes because of the dedication, guidance and knowledge of our coaches.

“Athletics is undoubtedly the most exciting and inclusive sport in the world with events to suit all ages, abilities and skill sets. There are many facets to this wonderful sport and it’s not only about the athletes.

“West Cheshire AC is reliant on volunteers – people who freely give their time to help make the club a success, and we want more people to experience those rewards.”

MICHAEL YOUNG, of West Cheshire AC, celebrated victory in the City of Preston 10 miles Road Race with a time of 53 minutes 53 seconds.

He was joined at the event by club colleagues Keely Smith who was third lady with 65:21, and by Sarah Hibbert who was third over-50 lady in 1:31:55, while Brian Wright was fifth over-60 man with 37:07 in the City of Preston Five Miles Road Race.

LEWIS PARSONS and Emily Owen posted personal best performances at the English Track and Field Championships held at Manchester.

Parsons clocked 23.50 seconds for sixth position in the Under 15 boys 200m final, and Owen posted 12.41 seconds for seventh spot in the Under 15 girls 100m final.

Harriet Wheeler hit 33.64m for fifth position in the under 15 girls javelin, and Rob Austin competed in the under 15 boys 100m and 300m.

WCAC Newsletter #336, 06-08-21

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close on Saturday 14th August for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22. The link for entries is: https://athletics-uk.org/cheshire/

COME & TRY ATHLETICS DAY

The Club is organising a Come & Try Athletics Day at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday 15th August (10am-2pm), to help promote the club to the community on the back of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The event will be free of charge and food and drink will be provided for everyone. If you are available to help out please confirm ASAP by emailing Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE INVITATION

Can any club members wanting to represent West Cheshire AC at the final round of the Cheshire Track & Field League on Sunday 29th August, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CONGRATULATIONS!

Many congratulations to John and Natalie Manning on the birth of their daughter, Francesca, from everyone at West Cheshire AC.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Elizabeth Tweedle, Paul Van Schie, Charlotte Wilson, Frances Hopper, Ilias Moufakkir, Darren Shillington, Scarlett Barton, Eliza Barton, Eddie Fulton, Bradley Spurdens.

And Next Week: Dan Nowosielski, Jane Palmer, Curtis Rodway, Isaac McKenna, Richard Hunt, Mark Duffey, Liam Lawton.

R.I.P. DAN GILROY

Former club president, senior coach and founder member of West Cheshire AC, Dan Gilroy, has passed away aged 83, in a nursing home in Bath, after living with motor neurone disease for a number of years.

The funeral will take place at Haycombe Crematorium, on 12th August, at 1pm. Donations are being requested for the MND Association via this link:

https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/15-07-2021-daniel-gilroy/

The funeral service will be live on a webcast and the details are:

https://watch.obitus.com

Username: qeho4397

Password: 335875

Anyone wishing to send a condolence card can address it to Dan’s daughter: Karen Read, 31 High Street, Rode, Somerset. BA11 6PA. 

REVISED EPSV CLUB TRACK & FIELD TRAINING PLAN…

With Covid-19 restrictions lifted from Monday 19th July, the Club produced a revised club track and field training plan (see below) for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track which was effective from Monday 19th July.

Athletes will be able to train with more than one group but must ask to join a group before attending.

All Club Training sessions will continue to be delivered throughout the School Summer Holidays and parents are encouraged to attend and assist at our training sessions.

MONDAYS:

Ian Ackroyd/Tim Palmer (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6-8pm)

Karl Fenney (Hurdles, Lanes 6, 7 & 8, 6.30-8pm)

Jane Palmer (High Jump, 6-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Long Jump, 7-8pm)

Jon Moss (Sprints, Lanes 3, 4, 5 & 6, 6-8pm)

Helsby Running Club (First Monday of every month, Lanes 1 & 2, 6.30-7.30pm)

TUESDAYS:

Jill Gore/Jo Cartwright (Under 11s group, Lanes 1 & 2, & Long Jump, 6.30-8pm)

Dennis Wall/Mark Duffey (Middle Distance, Lanes 3 & 4, 6.30-7.30pm)

Graham Patterson (Middle Distance, Lanes 3 & 4, 6.30-8pm)

Alan Littler/Liam Davoren (400m group, Lanes 5 & 6, 6.30-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Sprints, Lanes 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6.30-8pm).

Dave McKay/Jenny Manning (Throws, 6.30-8pm)

THURSDAYS:

Chris Morgan (Distance Running, Lane 1, 6.30-8pm); 

Graham Patterson (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6.30-8pm)

Ian Ackroyd/Tim Palmer (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6-8pm)

Alan Littler (400m group, Lanes 3 & 4, 6-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Sprints, Lanes 5 & 6, 6.30-8pm)

Jon Moss (Sprints, Lanes 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6-8pm)

Dennis Wall/Mark Duffey (Multi-Events group, Lane 6, 6.30-8pm)

Jane Palmer (High Jump, 6.30-8pm)

Dave McKay/Jenny Manning (Throws, 6.30-8pm)

SATURDAYS:

Dennis Wall/Jane Palmer/Victor Oyesola/Jo Cartwright (U11s-U13s/U15s Multi Events Group, 10am-12 noon)

Jon Moss/Alan Littler/Liam Davoren (Sprints, 10am-12 noon)

Dave McKay (Long Jump/Throws, 10am-12 noon).

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR CILCAIN MOUNTAIN RACE

Entries are now open for the Cilcain Mountain Race being held on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30. More details at: https://www.clwydianfellrace.org/?page_id=1817

YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE

The Club is managed by a committee who are volunteers and who are re-elected every 12 months and meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss a range of issues concerning the Club.

The Club Committee is comprised of: Mike Lamb (President), Jon Clarke (Chairman), Dennis Wall (Vice-Chairman, and Track and Field Officer), Julian Tegg (Secretary), Darren Shillington (Treasurer), Jane Pughe (Membership Secretary), Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer), Dave Alexander (Cross Country Secretary), John Parlevliet (Road Running Secretary), and Mark Duffey (Marketing Officer).

All the committee members are volunteers and at the next AGM Jon Clarke and John Parlevliet have confirmed they don’t want to be re-elected, so replacements are needed. If you can help or would like to get involved please get in touch with our club secretary, Julian Tegg by email at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

CLUB WELFARE TEAM VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Club Welfare Team Volunteers are needed to ensure that we provide a safe, supportive set-up in which any welfare or safeguarding issues can be reported and dealt with fairly, efficiently, and in line with England Athletics guidelines. Details of the role can be found: https://england-athletics-prod-assets-bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/03/England-Athletics-Welfare-Officer.pdf

If you would like informal advice on what is involved, please feel free to email club secretary, Julian Tegg, at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

HELP YOUR CLUB AND ATHLETICS BY BECOMING AN OFFICIAL…

The Club need officials at every fixture we attend, so why not help the Club and the sport? England Athletics are looking to arrange some Level 1 courses over the summer. Any potential new officials can fill in an expression of interest form on the EA website. Follow this link for more details: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/officiating-journey/officiating-journey-step-1/

CLUB DISCOUNT AT RUNNERS NEED CHESTER STORE

Running supplies store Runners Need have created a club reward system. West Cheshire AC members are entitled to a 15% discount using a code to be circulated in an upcoming Club email. For those not aware Runners Need have an outlet at Cotswold Outdoors in Chester (amongst other places) and online too: www.runnersneed.com

This would be 15% off in store and online for Runners Need, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow and Rock.

HELPERS WANTED FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

West Cheshire AC is scheduled to host the Cheshire Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22.

But County Officials secretary, Alan Morris, is currently struggling to find enough timekeepers and field judges, and we will need to allocate people to other roles such as Technical Manager, Seeding, Announcer, and Presentations, to ensure the event runs smoothly.

If you are available to help on August 21 and/or 22 can you please Alan at: alanmorris56@outlook.com

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about the Club:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/westcheshireac/ 

Press Report: Club Pays Respects to Dan

The respected former president, senior coach and founder member of the Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based organisation, who used to live in Tarvin, passed away aged 83, in a Bath nursing home, after living with motor neurone disease for a number of years.

“It is a very sad time for everyone at West Cheshire AC because Dan was instrumental as a coach for the development of many athletes who held him in high esteem,” Club coach and official, Dennis Wall said.

“Dan devoted many voluntary hours in all weathers at the athletics track working to help and support club members to the best of his ability.

“His knowledge of athletics was infectious and he was highly respected because he wanted club members to realise their potential, enjoy the sport and strive for success.”

Many tributes have been received from West Cheshire AC members, including former England international javelin thrower, Sophie Percival: “I cant believe I’m writing this but I know a lot of peoples hearts are heavy at West Cheshire AC right now.

“I’ve never met anyone who’s worked so hard to help his athletes achieve potential, he worked tirelessly and always with a smile on his face. The last few years have been hard not seeing you, even though we know as a team you’ve always been behind us, and now you’ll be looking down on us.

“For me personally, Dan was always behind me and giving me the kick up the backside I always needed, he helped me go beyond my beliefs, achieve and succeed to a great level.

“Our Northern League round at the weekend was dedicated to you. Rest in peace legend.”

West Cheshire AC’s Northern Track and Field League squad wore black ribbons at Saturday’s fixture held at Trafford in tribute.

The funeral will take place at Haycombe Crematorium, Bath, on August 12, at 1pm. Donations are being requested for the MND Association via this link:https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/15-07-2021-daniel-gilroy/

MACEY JONES, of West Cheshire AC, pocketed a bronze medal after achieving 4.12m in the under 13 girls long jump at the Welsh Junior Championships at Newport.

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22. The link for entries is: https://athletics-uk.org/cheshire/

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