WCAC Newsletter #339, 27-08-21


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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]

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


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 [email protected].

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.


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.


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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
28th August 2021

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