WCAC Newsletter #373, 22-04-22

PLEASE HELP THE CLUB – AND BE REWARDED!
Could you spare a few hours to help the club by volunteering to marshal at the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday 15th May? We need a large team of volunteers for a range of roles.

Volunteers receive a goody bag, including ‘Crew’ race T-shirt for their efforts; importantly, coordinating volunteers for the event provides the club with a crucial source of income which helps to fund the club’s activities with young athletes, equipment, events etc.

Any adult over 17 years of age can be a marshal (children are also welcome along to support) so if you could encourage family or friends to volunteer alongside you that would be fantastic.

If you would be able to help, or want to find out more, please contact Ian Gloyne-Phillips (igp64run@gmail.com).

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.

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Tony Kennedy, Dan Thwaites, Keiron Bradley, Callum Stow-Povall, Owen Parsons, Adam Gloyne-Phillips, Phil Renondeau.

And Next Week: Eloise Eccles, Neil McIntyre, Harvey Tegg, Evelyn Hogan, Wullie McGarrell, Johnny Goodall, Hannah Moorhouse, Rachael Haslam, Alex Duffey, Olivia Hamilton, Kirsten Garrity, Thomas Wilson.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – Macclesfield Harriers & AC Open Track & Field Meeting (12 noon start).

SATURDAY – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SATURDAY – Centurion Running Track 100, at Bedford International Athletics Stadium.

SUNDAY – Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development Track & Field League Round One at Bebington Oval (11.15am start).

SUNDAY – Wrexham Marathon and Half Marathon, (8.30am start).

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

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT U17/U20 TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC’s first track and field league fixture will be the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development League match at Bebington Oval this Sunday (24th April). Members will be selected for this fixture by team manager, John Pughe: johnpughe@yahoo.co.uk

GOOD LUCK ELOISE!

The club would like to wish Eloise Eccles best wishes for her appearance in this Saturday’s Centurion Running Track 100 fixture at Bedford International Athletics Stadium,

The Centurion Running #track100 sees some of the world’s best ultra runners gather to take on World, European, National and age group records over a variety of distances from 50km to 100 miles. A race preview can be found here: https://www.centurionrunning.com//track-100-2022-preview

Live Tracking: https://www.centurionrunning.com/live

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC has kindly agreed to pay for members aged 9 and older to compete in the first round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Macclesfield on Sunday 1st May, when we will be competing against Warrington, Macclesfield, Handforth & Wilmslow, St Helens Sutton, and Vale Royal. If you want to compete please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Entries Close on Saturday 7th May for the Cheshire Track & Field Championships being held at Macclesfield, on Saturday and Sunday, 14th and 15th May. Online entries are now open at: SportSoft Entries & Results: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

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

Volunteers are also needed to officiate and help set up before the event at EPSV on Saturday 30th April, as well as tidy away after the event. If you can help please email Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

TRIO SPRING TO NEW RECORDS

Jamie Richardson won the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race and equalled the outright five miles club record of 25 minutes 21 seconds, while daughter and mother, Jodi and Debra Bemand broke their own age group club records.

Jodi clocked a new under 17 ladies record of 32:05, while Debra posted a new over 50 ladies record of 36:58.

Jamie, an under 17 junior, was backed up by Michael Young (fifth in 25:51), Matthew Douglass (second under 20 man and ninth overall in 26:48), and Graham Wells (20th in 27:39) to secure the men’s team prize.

A total of 245 runners completed the event at the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on a calm, sunny evening.

QUARTET BREAK CLUB RECORDS AT WARRINGTON

Cosette Wearden (Under 15 girls 3km), Evan Miller (under 15 boys 1200m), Violeta Brooks (under 15 girls 150m) and sisters Aimee (under 17 women one mile) and Ruby Phillips (under 15 girls 600m) all broke club age group records at the Warrington AC Open Track and Field Meeting.

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Both the Senior/U20 Championships on the 18th and 19th June, and the U17/U15/U13 Championships on 13th and 14th August, will be held at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool.

The entry link for both fixtures is now available here: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Any club members wanting to receive some valuable experience as helpers/officials at any track and field meetings are urgently 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 (Thurs 28, Sat 30 April).

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

If anyone is interested there is a virtual starters/starter’s assistant course on Wednesday 4th May at 6pm. Info on England Athletics website: www.englandathletics.org/officiating/qualifications/starter-starters-assistant/

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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
23rd April 2022
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