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.

β€œWest 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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
9th August 2021

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