WCAC Newsletter #370, 02-04-22

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

Karl Fenney, Johnnie Greenhalgh, George Greenhalgh, Elizabeth Brookfield, Emily Furnival, Fiona Cook.

And Next Week: Lisa Davies, Freddy Newberry, Matthew Osborne, Carys Roberts, Patrick O’Loughlin, Ruby Billington, Eva Brooks, Olivia Zarac.

TRACK FEES

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

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – Trafford Medal Meeting, at Trafford. (Entries close on the morning of Thursday 31st March and the start lists and timetable will be published in the afternoon): www.traffordac.co.uk

SUNDAY – Liverpool Harriers Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s). Entry link (NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

SUNDAY – Liverpool Harriers TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women). Online entries closed on Wednesday 23rd March. Entries – £4 (1st Event) £7 (2 x events and £9 (3 x Events). ON THE DAY ENTRIES – £2 supplement. Entry link: www.race-results.co.uk/results//2022/

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

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ALAN MORRIS

Club Official, Alan Morris, explains in 90 seconds his love of athletics and officiating. Alan wants to help “relight the fire of athletics” and inspire new people into the sport. Click on this link to watch and listen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBTdvuW0zAc

Any Club members who are new or aspiring officials wanting to receive some valuable experience at any track and field meetings are needed to ensure our fixtures run smoothly. If you can help please contact Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

England Athletics are organising courses if you are interested in beginning your officiating journey. Throughout April, they have a range of Level 1 courses: Field Official (Tues 12, Thurs 28, Sat 30 April) and Track Official (Tues 12 April).

Find out more and book your place: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/course-list/eng

2022 CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

The 2022 Cheshire Track & Field Championships will be held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 May.

Online entries are now open at: SportSoft Entries & Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

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.

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.

YOUR CLUB URGENTLY NEEDS HELP AND SUPPORT

West Cheshire AC still urgently needs your help and support to organise the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on Wednesday 13th April.

Volunteers are urgently needed at this fixture to ensure it is a success. If you can help out please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Club would like to thank everyone who helped out at the Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meetings held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

The two fixtures were organised 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

QUARTET SMASH CLUB RECORDS AT DAN GILROY MEMORIAL MEETING

Imogen Pughe, Neil Hershaw, Nicola Gore and Dylan Gledhill all achieved landmark performances at Saturday’s Dan Gilroy Memorial Track and Field Open Meeting held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Imogen rounded the 800m in a new under 20 women’s time of 2:14.0, while Neil clocked a new over-55 men’s one mile record time of 5:23.8.

Nicola hit a new over-35 women’s shot put record distance of 10.10m, and Dylan posted a new under 13 boys 1200m record time of 4:36.3.

ELLIE BREAKS HALF MARATHON AGE GROUP BEST

Ellie Robinson broke the Club’s Over-50 Women’s Half Marathon record with a time of 1:41:48 at the Liverpool Skyline Half Marathon, ahead of Jack Gannon (1:22:36), and Dotti Gebska who posted a new half marathon personal best of 1:52.

JOSEPH STARS AGAIN IN THE UNITED STATES

Joseph Morrison sliced four seconds off his Senior Men’s 1500m Club record with a time of 3:47.18 in the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina, USA.

COSETTE REPRESENTS CLUB AT NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cosette Wearden (13th in 20:04) represented the Club in the Northern Under 15 Girls 5k Championships at Birkenhead Park, while Luke Parker (21st in 17:27), Andrew Barratt (44th in 19:55), and Ellis Hancock (45th in 20:18) completed the under 15 boys race.

MICHAEL SECURES SECOND SPOT IN SHEFFIELD

Michael Young finished second in the Sheffield Half Marathon with a time of 1:11:03.

CHESHIRE ARE CLASS ACTS AGAINST MERSEYSIDE

The Club hosted the annual Year Seven Schools Cross Country fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village that saw West Cheshire AC’s Thomas Rimmer (seventh) earn Cheshire a team victory in the boys race against Merseyside, while Emilia Pyper (fifth), Eleanor Wheeler (14th), Sophie Mulcaster (15th), and Ruby Billington (19th), combined for the Cheshire girls team, and the overall result saw Cheshire beat Merseyside by three points.

JAMIE POINTS CLUB TO BORDERS LEAGUE TEAM VICTORY AT MOLD

Jamie Richardson pointed the Club’s men to a team victory with a second-placed finish at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League at Mold on Sunday.

All the results and a report can be found here: www.bordersleague.org.uk/results/

The next round of the Borders Road Running League will take place at Tattenhall, on Sunday 10th April, (11am start).

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 the following pre-season track & Field fixtures:

Saturday 2nd April – Trafford Medal Meeting, at Trafford.

Sunday 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers Ernie Gallagher Memorial Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s, Year 7s, Year 8s, and Year 9s).

Sunday, 3rd April – Liverpool Harriers TJ O’Mahoney Open Meeting (Men and Women).

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

Posted by Dave Alexander
30th March 2022
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