WCAC Newsletter #346, 15-10-21

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters from the track – not from the car park. The Club wants to ensure everyone stays safe and that every youngster safely leaves every track training session.

GOOD LUCK!

Best wishes to all members, helpers and volunteers, for this Saturday’s Manchester Area Cross Country League at Wythenshawe Park, (12 noon), this Saturday’s North Staffs Cross Country League at Stafford Common (12 noon start), and this Sunday’s Borders Road Running League race at Delamere Forest (10am start).

Further details of the fixture can be found here:

Manchester Area Cross Country League at Wythenshawe Park: www.maccl.co.uk/news/

North Staffs Cross Country League at Stafford Common: www.nsccl.org.uk

Borders Road Running League race at Delamere Forest: www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week: Aimee Phillips, John Pughe, Dylan Gledhill, Freya McCarthy, Su Baird, Liam Given, Rosemary Rogers, Mark Shepherd, Carol Parsons, Robert Austin.

And Next Week: Macy Brett, Aeron Evans, Clare Mallon, Edward Millachip, Leo Green, Lara Fields, Emmanuella Kantenga, Flora Plass, Rory Willson, Henrietta Duffey, Ethan Field, Grace Lyon, Alessandra McKenna, Ronnie Scarth.

CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURE REMINDER

The next round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series will be held on Saturday, November 6, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (10am start).

BRITISH CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE AT SEFTON PARK…

Entries are now open for the British Cross Country Challenge being held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, 27th November, for Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors. The link is here: www.entryhub.co.uk/british-athletics-cross-challenge-liverpool-2021

WANTED! – CLUB STOPWATCHES AND CLUB EQUIPMENT

Dennis Wall wants to know if anyone has borrowed club stopwatches (black with green buttons). If so, please let him know or return them to the Track Container Office.

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.

DISTRICT SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY DETAILS…

Any youngsters attending Ellesmere Port, Neston, or Helsby high schools should attend the Halton & Ellesmere Port District Schools Championships at Helsby High School, on Tuesday 19th October, 4pm start.

This fixture is a qualifying event for the Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships and an important step towards the English Schools National Championships.

ANYONE wanting to run in the girls or boys events should inform their PE teacher.

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.

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL!

Michael Young continued his rich vein of form at Sunday’s Manchester Marathon, achieving an impressive time of two hours 46 minutes 57 seconds.

He was joined at the Manchester Marathon by club mates Ian Gloyne-Phillips (2:59:43), Anest Muller (3:40:18), Lewis Tandy (3:39:50), and Danny Paddock (4:14:57).

Michael was also a member of the winning West Cheshire AC men’s team at the Chester Marathon which included Steve Duffy, Steve Fernyhough, and David Shearer. And the West Cheshire AC team of Keely Smith, Fiona Cook, and Jane Barker won the Chester Marathon women’s team award.

WELL DONE SARAH AND ZOE!

Sarah Hibbert posted 4:38 at the London Marathon and finished ahead of West Cheshire AC team mate Zoe Smith who clocked 5:31:10.

CONGRATULATIONS GEORGINA, HENRIETTA, AND ALEX!

Sisters Georgina and Henrietta Duffey both represented West Cheshire AC at the Wirral Seaside 5k Race and posted 5km personal bests of 23:25 and 23:37 respectively, ahead of their mum, Alex, who posted 28:21.

MANCHESTER AREA CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE UPDATE…

The Club has completed its entry for the Manchester Area Cross Country League, consisting of the 35 runners. For those who have yet to enter but might want to run in any of the rounds, you are able to enter the league individually up to a period of several days before each round, via: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/

An individual entry will cost £7, which will allow you to compete in however many rounds remain at the time of your entry – ie you only enter once.

The first round (no Under 11s), takes place at Wythenshawe Park, Manchester, on Saturday 16th October (12 noon start). 

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE UPDATE…

For any Club member in the Under 17s age group and upwards who is interested in the Border League races, you might like to join Borders Road Running League Facebook group to get updates.

Confirmed races to put in your diaries are:

Race One: 17th October, Host Club: Helsby, venue: Delamere Forest (10am start). Car parking will be £5.

Race Two: 14th November, Host Club: Ellesmere Port, venue: Capenhurst (11am start).

Race Three: 5th December, Host Club: Birkenhead, venue: Birkenhead Park (11am start).

Other races, dates and venues are yet to be decided.

This season we will be using a barcode system for races and results. More information on the system will be announced soon.

Any new members who have not previously run a Borders League race will need to email their details for registration to club road running secretary, John Parlevliet at: jparlevl@gmail.com

All new runners must be registered at least 48 hours prior to the race. No new runners will be accepted on the day of the event.

FOUR VILLAGES HELSBY HALF MARATHON ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Entries for the Four Villages Helsby Half Marathon to be held on Sunday 16th January 2022, are now open at: https://helsbyrunningclub.niftyentries.com/38th-Essar…

Due to more limited car parking, the new start location and continued COVID uncertainty, entries are limited to 1,000 (compared to 2,000 in recent years).

The new start will be a new Helsby Community Sports Club.

MANCHESTER INDOOR ATHLETICS FIXTURES

Sale Harriers Manchester is organising a series of indoor open athletics fixtures at SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, December 5, Sunday, December 19, Sunday, January 9, Sunday, January 30, Sunday, March 6, and Sunday, March 13. Further details can be found at: www.saleharriersmanchester.com and the online entries link is here: www.race-results.co.uk

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