WCAC Newsletter #374, 29-04-22

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Club Membership Secretary Jane Pughe has circulated an email to club members with a reminder to renew their club memberships, which were due on April 1st 2022. Membership includes affiliation to England Athletics, and to the various leagues that the club is affiliated to. Please renew yours ASAP, to be able to take part in events as a club member.

CHANGE OF VENUE

Contrary to the earlier version of this newsletter, the YDL u13/u15 match on Sunday 8th May will now take place at Bebington Oval, and not at Preston, so there will be no coach to this fixture.

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

And Next Week: Jane Barker, Michael Young, John Parlevliet, Robert Dagnall, Ethan Ackroyd, Jacob Clark, Matthew Bailey, Charlotte Taylor, Charlotte Blackstone, Charlotte Lea, Ruby Carlile, Ursula Archer, Jude Sefton.

THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY – Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race, at Crowton (7.15pm start).

SATURDAY – Northern Track & Field League Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (11am start).

SUNDAY – Cheshire Track & Field League Round One, at Macclesfield (11.45am start).

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

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

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/

ELOISE AND LIZ SELECTED FOR GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND

Many congratulations to Eloise Eccles and Liz Renondeau who have been selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Eloise will make her GB&NI debut in the IAU 24 Hour European Championships in Verona, Italy, on September 17 and 18, after achieving a lifetime best of 214.410km in her first outing at 24 hour running at the weekend at the Bedford International Stadium.

And second claim member Liz has been selected to represent Great Britain in the inaugural IAU 50km European Championships being held in Avila, Spain, on October 8.

CLUB SECURE THIRD SPOT IN OPENING YDL U17/U20 MATCH

Fergus Garland anchored the club to success in a thrilling finale to the opening round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League campaign, clocking 53 seconds to earn a memorable victory at Bebington Oval and secure his club third position in the seven-club competition.

Fergus combined with Nathan Broomfield (56.7 seconds), Jamie Richardson (57.2), and Sammy Hollins (55.7) to post a cumulative 4x400m time of 3:42.6.

Jodi Bemand and Imogen Pughe also celebrated club record performances at the event where they combined alongside Aimee Phillips and Jessica Lark to post second spot in the 4x400m relay.

Jodi rounded the under 20 ladies 1500m Steeplechase in a time of 5.36.2, having also achieved 15.7 in the 100m and 77.3 in the 400m hurdles, and Imogen clocked a new under 20 ladies 400m club record of 59.3 seconds having posted 26.7 in the 200m, and 74.1 in the 400m hurdles.

A total of 26 athletes represented the West Cheshire AC team managed by John Pughe in the first of three rounds in the North West League Division One.

The next round of the YDL U17/U20 Competition takes place at Robin Park, Wigan, on Sunday, May 29.

CLUB RECORD FOR NEIL FINEGAN

Congratulations to Neil Finegan who celebrated an over 45 men’s club record for the half marathon at Wrexham with a time of 75 minutes 33 seconds, alongside Michael Young who posted 69:35.

And Rosemary Rogers posted 44:54 at the Hale Five Miles Road Race.

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR SHARON STOLL AT MACCLESFIELD Sharon Stoll achieved new over-50 women’s club records at the Macclesfield Open Track and Field Meeting in the discus and hammer.

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th April 2022
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