WCAC Newsletter #342, 17-09-21

HELP NEEDED FOR CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURE

Dennis Wall is looking for helpers and officials for the opening round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday, 25th September, (9.30am registration, for 10am start for first race).

If you can help Dennis set up the course from 8am, help on the registration desk from 9.30am, be a course marshal or race hare from 10am, and/or tidy up from about 12 noon, please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.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 at 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

NEW TRAINING REGISTRATION ARRANGEMENTS

All Club members are being requested to enter the EPSV Track through the blue gates and register at the container office before joining their training group. Please remember to register before training because the Club needs to compile a register of who is on the site for health and safety reasons, and also ensure everyone training pays for their training session.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

West Cheshire AC’s Annual General Meeting will be held online on Friday 26th November 2021. More details will be announced soon.

PLEASE RETURN CLUB EQUIPMENT

Eddie Gore is asking any club coach and athlete who has borrowed equipment to return the items to the club by the beginning of November so that he can carry out his annual inventory of items stored in the containers.

MULTI-TERRAIN LEAGUE

The next round of the Wirral Multi-Terrain League takes place 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

MANCHESTER AREA CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC has re-affiliated to the Manchester Area Cross-country League for the 2021-22 season. There is a one-off fee for entrants to enter all five rounds of this league, which WCAC has agreed to pay for its members, on the understanding that they participate in at least two rounds of the league. If you and/or your child are interested, and feel that you can commit to this, please could you email: westcheshireac.xc@gmail.com by Saturday September 25th with the name(s) of those who wish to enter.

MEDALS GALORE AT COUNTY ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The club grabbed a fistful of medals at the Cheshire Road Relay Championships, claiming six podium places at the event hosted by Spectrum Striders at Birchwood, Warrington.

Jamie Richardson (18 minutes 29 seconds), Sammy Hollins (20:48), and Nathan Broomfield (23:55) combined to win the under 17 men’s 3 x 5.8km County title and Richardson clocked the fastest leg.

Nia Manson (7:02), Amelia Snowden (6:54), and Olivia Zarac (6:50) teamed up to earn silver medals in the under 11 girls 3 x 1.4km event.

Daniel Walker (11:15), Noah Woolgar (12:43), and Thomas Renondeau (12:19) secured silver medals in the under 13 boys 2.9km race.

Harry McKenna (6:14), William Watts (6:15), and Dylan Gledhill (6:33) combined for bronze medals in the under 11 boys 1.4km event.

Aimee Phillips (11:41), Amelia McLintock (13:21), and Jessica Lark (11:40) celebrated bronze medals in the under 15 girls 3 x 2.9km race.

Imogen Pughe (10:44), Jodi Bemand (11:16), and Carys Roberts (11:10) secured bronze medals in the under 17 ladies 3 x 2.9km event.

Luke Parker (9:53), Ellis Hancock (11:20), and Andrew Barratt (11:11) combined for fourth spot in the under 15 boys 3 x 2.9km race.

Lucia Khanijay (14:59), Emilia Pyper (13:04), and Ruby Billington (14:08) were fifth in the under 13 girls 3 x 2.9km event.

Jac Goodall (21:13), Fraser Campbell (21:26), Paul Morrison (24:04), and Matthew Douglass (20:39) finished seventh in the Senior Men’s 4 x 5.8km race, ahead of the quartet of Andrew Clague (23:14), Andy Carter (22:39), Mark Davies (21:35), and Steve Fernyhough (20:53) who were ninth.

And Kate Titlow (23:45), Ellen McMahon (30:39), and Deb Bemand (27:13) were 10th in the Senior Ladies 4 x 5.8km event.

WELL DONE JESS AND AIMEE!

Jessica Lark and Aimee Phillips have both broken Club age group records.

Jessica clocked a new under 15 girls 3,000m Club record at the Menai Open Meeting with a time of 11:18.29, and Aimee posted a new under 15 girls one mile record and winning time of 5:43.65 as well as equalling her 300m pb of 44.70 for success.

Aimee’s younger sister, Ruby won the 800m, and Ellis Williams achieved three under 13 boys personal bests with victory in the 75m hurdles (13.95), and second spot in the 100m (14.81) and 200m (29.88).

DAVID HEADS CHARGE AT SANDSTONE TRAIL RACE

David Shearer headed the Club’s contingent at the Sandstone Trail 17.5 miles Race with a time of 2:06.12 for sixth spot, ahead of Neil Finegan (eighth in 2:11:27), Steve Fernyhough (16th in 2:17:22), Andy Carter (89th in 2:50:58), and Angela Tegg (34th lady in 3:15:36).

Jack Gannon finished second with a time of 1:18:55 in the 10.5 miles B race, ahead of club mates Clare Mallon (10th lady in 1:38:12), and Tony Kennedy (52nd in 1:42:38).

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Jayne Noble, Abigail Pinnells, Ewan Watson, Dakota Fleming, Joe Williams, Isabella Wollaston, Richard Hunt, Matthew Webb, Halle Howell, Dan Willetts, Martha Willetts, Maya Jennings, Harriet Pritchard-Bibby, Ava Hancock, Joseph Watkin.

And Next Week: Amy Mills, Cerys Rowlands, Colin Berry, Xander Brocklehurst, Eve Cochrane, Madison Cobb, Rhianna Cooke, James Haslam, Dave McKay, Ava Byrne, Rose Duggan, Ethan Gilgeours, Craig Smith, Javier Arechaga, Ian Carscadden, Georgia Broomfield, Matthew Jones, Hugo McLintock, Jamie Richardson, Mark Davies, Laura Parry.

CLUB DISCOUNT AT RUNNERS NEED CHESTER STORE

Runners Need are offering members 20% discount until the end of September. Show code in-store or enter it at the basket page online: RN20PERCENT

Full T&Cs apply.

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