WCAC Newsletter #369, 25-03-22

TRACK FEES

Please keep up to date with your track training fee payments – you can set a reminder to avoid getting into arrears via your top-up link.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Adrian Gledhill, Tom Shillington, Lennon Smith, Darcy Smyth, Neil Hershaw, Iain Wood, Joy Hickman, Andrew Parker, Isabella Rimmer, Katie Lowman, Esme Graham, Ffion Oliver.

And Next Week: Karl Fenney, Johnnie Greenhalgh, George Greenhalgh, Elizabeth Brookfield, Emily Furnival, Fiona Cook.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Club Membership Secretary, has circulated an email to Club members with a reminder to renew their Club memberships. Please renew yours ASAP.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – West Cheshire AC Dan Gilroy Memorial Track & Field Open Meeting, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (10am start). Entries will be accepted on the day. More details: http://wcac.niftyentries.com/Dan-Gilroy-Memorial-Open-Track-and-Field-Meetings

SUNDAY – Borders Road Running League, at Mold Sports Centre (11am start). Details: www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

SUNDAY – Northern Road Relay Men’s (12 noon start) and Women’s Championships (12.15pm start), and Under 15s and Under 17s 5k Road Race Championships (11am start), at Birkenhead Park. Details: www.northernathletics.co.uk/news/

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers!

YOUR CLUB URGENTLY NEEDS HELP AND SUPPORT…

West Cheshire AC still urgently needs your help and support to organise an Open Track and Field Meeting and/or the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.

The Open Track and Field Meeting takes place this Saturday 26th March, and the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race takes place on Wednesday 13th April.

Volunteers and officials are urgently needed at these fixtures to ensure they are a success. If you can help out please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

More than 180 athletes pre-entered the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

The first of two fixtures was organised on Sunday in tribute to the former club president, senior coach and founder member, who passed away last year aged 83.

Many thanks to all our members, officials, and volunteers who helped to make the day a success. All the results can now be found on the Power of 10 website: www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=445778

The second part of the Dan Gilroy Memorial Open Track and Field Open Meeting will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Saturday (10am start) featuring shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin, while the track races (600m, 800m, 1200m, 1500m, and One Mile) while feature from 12 noon, and entries will be accepted on the day.

CLUB QUARTET COMPETE FOR COUNTY

A quartet of youngsters represented Cheshire in the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Hop Farm, Tonbridge, Kent, on Saturday.

Jessica Lark was fourth home for Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls race, posting 17:02 for 289th position, while Jodi Bemand was fifth home for Cheshire in the Senior Girls race and 179th overall with a time of 17:14.

Jamie Richardson posted second team spot for Cheshire and was 22nd overall in the Senior Boys race with a time of 24:27, ahead of fourth Cheshire team counter, Sammy Hollins, who was 186th in 26:44.

MICHAEL AND KEELY IMPRESS AT WILMSLOW

Michael Young finished 15th with a time of 69 minutes 4 seconds at the Wilmslow Half Marathon, ahead of Keely Smith who finished second over-35 lady and eighth lady overall in a time of 1:22.10. Both times are overall club records. In the same race, Ben McKean posted 1:23:00. 

PHIL POSTS NEW PERSONAL BEST IN WIGAN

Phil Woodley celebrated a new 10 miles personal best of 65 minutes 8 seconds for eighth place in the Wigan Festival 10 miles Road Race.

KARA POWERS HER WAY TO SUCCESS AT TRAFFORD

Kara Stoll achieved a personal best of 37.88m in the under 15 girls hammer and won the discus with 18.60m at the Trafford Open Medal Meeting.

Harriet Wheeler powered her way to a new under 15 girls javelin personal best of 42.60m, while Macy Brett posted 12.46 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles.

Beth Manson posted personal bests in the under 13 girls 75m (10.79), 150m (22.06), and long jump (3.78m), while Satine Wearden posted a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 12.39, and threw 15.42m in the discus.

Nia Manson rounded the under 11 girls 600m in 2:05.66, posted 12.59 in the 75m, 25.53 in the 150m, and long jumped 2.84m, while her elder sister Carys, posted a new under 17 girls 100m pb of 13.54 and 200m pb of 28.42.

Aimee Phillips clocked 44.42 in her under 17 ladies 300m, while Sophie Haslam clocked a new under 17 ladies 300m pb of 43.16; Ruby Phillips posted a new under 15 girls 300m pb of 44.88, and an 800m time of 2:25.86; while Emilia Pyper rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a pb of 2:47.87, and Cosette Wearden clocked a new under 15 girls 1500m pb of 5:09.80.

2022 CLUB FIXTURE CARDS 

The Spring and Summer 2022 Club Fixture Cards are now ready to collect from the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track Office. Please pick one up when you are next at training.

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS…

Please support West Cheshire AC’s Open Track & Field Meeting on Saturday 26th March, as well as numerous other pre-season track & Field fixtures:

Saturday 26th March – West Cheshire AC Dan Gilroy Memorial Open Meeting. Online Entries have now closed, but entries will be accepted on the day of the event. Event details can be found here: http://wcac.niftyentries.com/Dan-Gilroy-Memorial-Open-Track-and-Field-Meetings

Saturday 2nd April – Trafford Medal Meeting, at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Sunday 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s). Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

Sunday, 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women). Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

Saturday 9th April – Warrington AC Open at Warrington. Entry link: www.warringtonathletic.org

Saturday 9th April – Liverpool Throws and Jumps Competition at Wavertree. Entry link: ronnie@ronnieltj.co.uk

Saturday 18th April – Trafford Medal Meeting at Trafford. Entry link: www.traffordac.co.uk

Saturday 23rd April – Macclesfield AC Open at Macclesfield. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE UPDATE

West Cheshire AC will be competing in the North West Premier Division of the Northern Track & Field League this year, following a second placed finish last year.

In order for the Club to prepare for the new season, Club members in the Under 17, Under 20, Senior and Veteran Age Groups need to let Club Managers, Dave McKay, Jenny Manning, and Alan Littler, about their availability for the four round dates which are: Saturday 30th April at Ellesmere Port Sports Village; Sunday 12th June at Longford Park, Trafford; Sunday 10th July at Robin Park, Wigan; and Saturday 6th August at Witton Park, Blackburn.

Please email ASAP Dave McKay at: djmckay80@googlemail.com Jenny Manning at: jenny-manning@hotmail.com or Alan Littler at: alanlittler89@gmail.com

WIRRAL SEASIDE RUNS ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The first Wirral Seaside Run takes place on Wednesday 30th March, one in a series of six 5km races, organised by Pensby Runners. The runs are held on the last Wednesday of the month from March to August. Race numbers can be collected on the day from 5.45pm on Race Day from the registration desk at Leasowe Lighthouse.  

The race start is close to Leasowe Lighthouse, Moreton, and then along the sea embankment to finish at Harrison Drive close to the Lifeguard Station. Most competitors run back to the car park at the start, otherwise you will need to arrange transport at the finish. It is a flat and fast course and provides a regular indicator of fitness and performance. The races are very popular with club runners as well as beginners and have become a permanent fixture on the running scene of Merseyside over the last 30 years.

Further details can be found at: http://www.seasideruns.com/

Posted by Dave Alexander
24th March 2022
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