Press Report: Shipley in Shape for Euro Tri

TRACI SHIPLEY has qualified to represent Great Britain in next year’s European Triathlon Championships.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club member achieved a second place finish in her 55-59 age group at Sunday’s Southport Triathlon.

Traci finished 30th overall in the women’s race which attracted 159 finishers to secure her place at next year’s European Championships being held in Belgium.

Traci completed the 1.5km swim in 26 minutes two seconds, clocked one hour 13 minutes 40 seconds for her 40km bike section, and posted 49:34 for her 10km run.

THEO SHEPHERD, Emily Owen, Holly Bosworth, Ruby Phillips, Harriet Wheeler, Kara Stoll, Macey Jones, Sophie Haslam, Cosette Wearden, Will Rawson, Lydia Walker, Esme Graham, Eva Brooks, Nancy Collins and Faith Barlow-Gambles all tasted success for West Cheshire AC on Saturday at Trafford’s Longford Park Stadium.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit travelled to Manchester for the second round of the Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League.

Theo won the under 15 boys 200m in a time of 24.99 seconds, while Emily grabbed a double success story in the under 15 girls 100m (12.63) and 200m (26.08).

Holly posted a victory in the under 15 girls B 100m with 13.23 seconds, while Ruby clocked a winning time and club age group record of 2:16.96 in the under 15 girls 800m.

Harriet spun the under 15 girls B discus to a winning mark of 19.60m, and Kara won the under 15 girls hammer with 27.30m.

Holly Bosworth, Macy Brett, Macey Jones and Emily Owen combined for victory in the under 15 girls 4x100m with 51.40 seconds, and Macy Brett, Cosette Wearden, Ruby Philips, and Sophie Haslam celebrated success in the under 15 girls 4x300m relay with a time of 2:59.05.

Will Rawson hit a winning mark of 27.44m in the under 13 boys javelin, while Lydia Walker won the under 13 girls B 150m in 21.18 seconds, and Esme Graham won the under 13 girls B high jump with a clearance of 1-20m.

Eva Brooks, Lydia Walker, Nancy Collins, and Faith Barlow-Gambles then teamed up for top spot in the under 13 girls 4x100m relay in a time of 55.58 seconds.

Other West Cheshire AC point scorers at Trafford included Daniel Walker, James Rawson, Nancy Farmer, Abigail Meyer, Teresa Arvidsson, Charlotte Austin, Dillon Jervis, Harry McKenna, Dylan Gledhill, Mae Grant, Ruby Billington, Emilia Pyper, and Satine Wearden.

The next round of the YDL Under 13s/Under 15s Competition will be hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday, July 3. 

MICHAEL YOUNG represented West Cheshire AC at the Great Manchester Run Half Marathon and clocked one hour 11 minutes and 51 seconds for seventh spot.

Jodi Bemand completed her first half marathon in a club age group record time of 1:30:30, and her mum, Debra, posted 1:44:18.

FIXTURES this weekend include the second round of the Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League at Wigan on Sunday (11.15am start).

WCAC Newsletter #377, 20-05-22

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Debra Erskine, Kimberley Morris, Alex Nellist, Teresa Arvidsson, Millie Kepista.

And Next Week: Ellen McMahon, Andrew Wisbey, Todd Douglas, Phoebe Arnold, George Grimsditch, Beatrice Rutter, Jayden Walls.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – YDL Under 13s and Under 15s Track and Field League Round Two, at Longford Park Stadium, Trafford, Manchester (10.50am start).

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

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

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.

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.

PROMOTING OUR CLUB…

Brio are inviting West Cheshire AC to an open day on Saturday 18th June 2022 at EPSV to promote the activities and services on offer at the centre to the local and wider community.

The Club has been offered a stall to promote the Club and additional time in the sports hall and relevant areas to run demonstrations or offer taster sessions to prospective new members.

There is no charge for this, hopefully if it is a nice day the stalls will be outside if not we will occupy space in the street that runs the length of the building. A table and 2 chairs will be provided and we can take our own pop up banners/marketing material to promote the Club and any freebies to hand out to members of the public.

The event will take place from 11am–4pm. Please email Dennis ASAP if you can help at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

LATEST NEWS

Imogen Pughe and Dave McKay celebrated a hat-trick of victories at the Cheshire County Track and Field Championships.

The pair contributed to West Cheshire Athletic Club’s haul of 33 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals achieved at the two-day fixture held at Macclesfield.

More details at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2022/05/17/press-report-7/

West Cheshire AC’s men and women celebrated team victories at Sunday’s Chester Half Marathon.

Michael Young (sixth in 1:09:45), Dave Shearer (11th in 1:12:50), Neil Finegan (37th in 1:16:01), and Graham Wells (50th in 1:18:05) combined to win the men’s team title, while Keely Smith (21st in 1:26:54), Fiona Cook (23rd in 87:04), and Kate Titlow (43rd in 1:33:06) claimed the women’s team title.

More details at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2022/05/17/press-report-7/

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/

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 following dates which are: 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

DASH AROUND DELAMERE – FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation are organising their inaugural Delamere Dash 5K and 10K in Delamere Forest on September 18.

The £22 entry fee (£25 after June 19) includes a bespoke medal, cotton t-shirt, chip timing and goody bag. All proceeds from the event go to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

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

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.

TRACK SPIKES FOR SALE

Any Club members requiring 6mm track spikes can now purchase a packet of 12 spikes for £1.70 from the Track Office after Track Training Sessions.

PLEASE HELP TO STAY IN TOUCH

I would welcome any contributions for the Club Newsletter from yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also anything to help everyone stay entertained. Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about the Club:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/westcheshireac/

Press Report: Hat Trick for Imogen and Dave

IMOGEN PUGHE and Dave McKay celebrated a hat-trick of victories at the Cheshire County Track and Field Championships.

The pair contributed to West Cheshire Athletic Club’s haul of 33 gold medals, 19 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals achieved at the two-day fixture held at Macclesfield.

Imogen bagged gold medals in the under 20 women’s 400m (57.77 seconds), 200m (26.79), and 800m (2:23.49), while Dave pocketed his treble from the senior men’s hammer (41.80m), improved his over-40 club record in the shot put (11.70m), and javelin (44.86m).

They were joined on the top of the podium by Kara Stoll, Danielle Erskine, Alan Littler, Eva Brooks, Satine Wearden, Nikki Gore, Emilia Pyper, James Rawson, Mae Grant, Holly Bosworth, Sara Pearson, Yasmin Smith, Nathan Broomfield, Emily Owen, Lewis Parsons, Ruby Phillips, Emma Holmes, Fergus Garland, Jessica Lark, Luke Parker, and Macy Brett.

Kara powered her way to success in the under 15 girls hammer (32.60m), and discus (19.42m), while Danielle produced a new personal best of 10.06m to improve her senior women’s club triple jump record, and Alan Littler cleared a winning height of 1-70m in the senior men’s high jump.

Eva won the under 13 girls long jump (4.13m) and 75m (10.77 seconds), while Satine hit 20.41m for top spot in the under 13 girls discus, and Nikki scored success in the senior women’s discus (30.49m), and shot put with an improved over 35 women’s club record of 10.32m, and also set a new age group club record in the hammer of 31.60m.

Emilia nailed a winning throw of 17.84m in the under 13 girls javelin, while James hit 28.12m for victory in the under 15 boys javelin, and Mae cleared a winning height of 1-20m in the under 13 girls high jump.

Holly cleared 1-35m for victory in the under 15 girls high jump, while Sara hit 11.95m for success in the under 17 women’s shot put, and Yasmin blasted her way to victory in the under 17 women’s 100m in 12.88 seconds.

Nathan rounded the under 17 men’s 400m hurdles in a winning time of 61.14 seconds, while Emily won the under 15 girls 100m in a time of 12.42 seconds, and Lewis secured success in the under 17 men’s 100m in 11.38 seconds.

Ruby grabbed glory in the under 15 girls 300m with 44.29 seconds and 800m (2:20.37), while Emma bagged a sprint double from the under 17 women’s 200m (25.98) and 300m (41.29), and Fergus secured success in the under 17 men’s 400m with 51.61 seconds.

Jessica achieved a double success story in the under 17 women’s 800m (2:19.90) and 1500m (4:49.16), while Luke landed victory in the under 17 men’s 3,000m (9:52.88), and Macy negotiated the under 15 girls 75m hurdles in a winning time of 11.76 seconds.

WEST CHESHIRE AC’s men and women celebrated team victories at Sunday’s Chester Half Marathon.

Michael Young (sixth in 1:09:45), Dave Shearer (11th in 1:12:50), Neil Finegan (37th in 1:16:01), and Graham Wells (50th in 1:18:05) combined to win the men’s team title, while Keely Smith (21st in 1:26:54), Fiona Cook (23rd in 87:04), and Kate Titlow (43rd in 1:33:06) claimed the women’s team title.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers behind eventual winner, Omar Ahmed, from Birchfield Harriers, who won the race in 1:03:52, included Wullie McGarrell (1:23:35), Ben McKean (1:23:37), Andrew Clague (1:24:25), Jon Park (1:27:07), Danny Paddock (1:28:13), Richard Hayes (1:35:43), Paul Cain (1:37:26), Emma Nutt (1:41:41), David Morris (1:44:13), Clare Mallon (1:46:25), Amy Mills (1:48:11), Stephen Ball (1:49:51), Kimberley Morris (1:52:40), Rob Boggild (1:52:07), Phil Gent (1:53:17), Lorraine McFaul (1:57:28), Steve Watkin (2:10:55), and Mark Povey (2:27:31).

Club newsletter #376, 13-05-22

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

John Parlevliet, Sammy Hollins, Thomas Renondeau, Katie Clarke, Megan Kettle, Jenny Palmer, Sarah Hughes.

And Next Week: Debra Erskine, Kimberley Morris, Alex Nellist, Teresa Arvidsson, Millie Kepista.

THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY – Christleton 5km Road Race, at Christleton High School. (7.15pm start). More details: www.chestertri.org.uk/our-races/christleton-5k/

SATURDAY – Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships, at Macclesfield. Field judges and volunteer helpers are urgently needed on both days. Please email Alan Morris ASAP at: alanmorris56@outlook.com More details: www.cheshireaa.com

There is no West Cheshire AC Saturday Morning Training Session at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Saturday.

SUNDAY – Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships, at Macclesfield. Field judges and volunteer helpers are urgently needed for both days. Please email Alan Morris ASAP at: alanmorris56@outlook.com More details: www.cheshireaa.com

SUNDAY – Essar Chester Half Marathon, at Chester Racecourse (9am start). If you are available to help please email Ian Gloyne-Phillips ASAP at: igp64run@gmail.com More details: www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/half-marathon

MONDAY – Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (5pm start). If you are available to help please come along.

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

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. Please renew yours ASAP.

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.

PROMOTING OUR CLUB

Brio are inviting West Cheshire AC to an open day on Saturday 18th June 2022 at EPSV to promote the activities and services on offer at the centre to the local and wider community.

The club has been offered a stall to promote the club and additional time in the sports hall and relevant areas to run demonstrations or offer taster sessions to prospective new members.

There is no charge for this, hopefully if it is a nice day the stalls will be outside if not we will occupy space in the street that runs the length of the building. A table and 2 chairs will be provided and we can take our own pop up banners/marketing material to promote the club and any freebies to hand out to members of the public.

The event will take place from 11am–4pm. Please email Dennis ASAP if you can help at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

LATEST NEWS

Many Congratulations to the club’s Veteran Men’s and Veteran Women’s teams who won the Borders Road Running League team titles after the final round held at Birkenhead Park on Wednesday night. Our Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s teams finished second overall in their Division One Championships. More details in next week’s Newsletter.

For this week’s club Press Report, see www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TRACK MEET FOR SPRINTERS

To all sprinters looking to run a quick 100m with the wind, on Wednesday 18th May at Macclesfield Track there are 2 rounds of the 100m to be run with the wind. Electronic timing and prize money for the best male & female performance over the 4 sprint meetings. Enter at: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

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/

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 following dates which are: 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

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

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.

TRACK SPIKES FOR SALE

Any club members requiring 6mm track spikes can now purchase a packet of 12 spikes for £1.70 from the Track Office after Track Training Sessions.

PLEASE HELP TO STAY IN TOUCH

I would welcome any contributions for the club Newsletter from yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also anything to help everyone stay entertained. Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about the club:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/westcheshireac/

WCAC Endurance League

All change behind women’s leader Deb, with Claire in second and Ellie third, while Michael passes Neil, and Andrew stays third. See near the bottom of the Races page for full tables of how all club members have fared up to the end of April 2022.

Anybody who may be interested in organising the league from next year onwards is free to find out what is involved by selecting “Road running officer” from the “Contact” webpage!

Press Report: Gold for Brassington at Bebington

NATHAN BRASSINGTON celebrated a hat-trick of victories for West Cheshire Athletic Club at Bebington Oval.

The talented multi-eventer won the under 15 boys 80m hurdles in 12.8 seconds, cleared 1-60m in the high jump, and hit a new personal best distance of 12.50m in the shot put.

He was joined in the winner’s circle on Sunday at the opening round of the Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League by Theo Shepherd, Macey Jones, Ruby Phillips, Sophie Haslam, Harriet Wheeler, Kara Stoll, Will Rawson, Faith Barlow-Gambles, Lydia Walker, Eva Brooks, and the under 15 girls relay team of Emily Owen, Macy Brett, Macey Jones, and Lara Fields.

Theo clocked a winning time of 13.1 seconds in the under 15 boys 100m, while Macey posted 13.8 seconds for victory in her under 15 girls 100m race.

Ruby and Sophie teamed up for success in the under 15 girls 800m with winning times of 2:21.6 and 2:31.2 respectively.

Harriet powered her way to victory with 39.89m in the under 15 girls javelin and 19.36m in the discus, while Kara launched the under 15 girls hammer to a winning mark of 36.50m.

Will launched the under 13 boys javelin to a winning distance of 26.63m, while Faith won her under 13 girls 75m in 11.0 seconds, and Lydia clocked 21.5 seconds for victory in the under 13 girls 150m.

Eva hit a winning mark of 5.87m in the under 13 girls shot put, while Emily, Macy, Macey, and Lara combined for a winning under 15 girls 4x100m relay time of 51.7 seconds.

Other important point-scoring members of the West Cheshire AC team included Euan Garland, Lewis Morris, James Rawson, Cosette Wearden, Abigail Meyer, Teresa Arvidsson, Charlotte Austin, George Grimsditch, Noah Booth, Ellis Williams, Dylan Gledhill, Harry McKenna, Beth Manson, Emilia Pyper, Mae Grant, Maddy Cobb, Satine Wearden, and Esme Graham.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral 577 points; 2 Sale 466; 3 Preston Harriers 446.5; 4 Trafford 441; 5 West Cheshire 423; 6 Team Isle of Man 388.5.

DAVE McKAY grabbed a gold medal at the British Masters Throws Pentathlon Championships, held at Horspath, Oxford, with 42.34m in the hammer, 49.93m in the javelin, 10.73m in the shot put, and 33.02m in the discus.

NEIL FINEGAN celebrated a new personal best of 34 minutes 22 seconds for second place in his over-45 men’s age group and 11th spot overall at the Market Drayton 10k Road Race.

TOM BOOTH won the Dinas Bran Hill Race, at Llangollen, in 32 minutes 27 seconds, while Henry Robinson (35:40) and Jodi Bemand (40:48) were winners in the under 20 age group.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Cheshire Track and Field Championships at Macclesfield on Saturday and Sunday, and the Chester Half Marathon on Sunday.

ENTRIES close on May 29, for the Northern Under 20s and Seniors Track & Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on June 18 and 19. The online entry link is: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

WCAC Newsletter #375, 06-05-22

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

And Next Week: John Parlevliet, Sammy Hollins, Thomas Renondeau, Katie Clarke, Megan Kettle, Jenny Palmer, Sarah Hughes.

THIS WEEKEND

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

SUNDAY – Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track & Field League Round One, at Bebington Oval (11am start).

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

GET BETTER SOON!

Best wishes to Sophie Percival and Graham Patterson.

Sophie suffered a leg injury during the javelin competition at Saturday’s Northern Track and Field League match held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, while club coach, Graham Patterson, is recovering from an infection at Arrowe Park Hospital.

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.

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.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close this 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/

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED

Field judges and volunteer helpers are urgently needed for the Cheshire Track & Field Championships at Macclesfield on 14thand 15th May. If you can help on either or both days please email Alan Morris ASAP at: alanmorris56@outlook.com

BORDERS ROAD LEAGUE – FINAL ROUND COUNTDOWN

Details are in the link below for the final Borders League race on Wednesday evening (May 11) at Birkenhead Park. Hopefully we can get strong teams out to finish off a good season for West Cheshire AC.

Each club is being asked to provide one volunteer to help with marshalling. If anyone could help with this please message Ian Gloyne-Phillips.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/211577089425212/permalink/1104417546807824/

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 know about their availability for the following dates which are: 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

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/

TIMEKEEPING COURSE

A face-to-face timekeeping course will take place on 11th May at Deeside College, Connah’s Quay. The link to book your place is here: www.welshathletics.org/en/event/clone-of-face-to-face-level-1-timekeeping-course-watk22-1?fbclid=lwAR3tiC6nXzKn_nPXgXvZ8uu-Kd8sSisdyaWy4m7Zy-xJBfJU15x__ZNppMM

PROMOTING OUR CLUB…

Brio are inviting West Cheshire AC to an open day on Saturday 18th June 2022 at EPSV to promote the activities and services on offer at the centre to the local and wider community.

The Club has been offered a stall to promote the club and additional time in the sports hall and relevant areas to run demonstrations or offer taster sessions to prospective new members.

There is no charge for this, hopefully if it is a nice day the stalls will be outside if not we will occupy space in the street that runs the length of the building. A table and two chairs will be provided and we can take our own pop up banners/marketing material to promote the Club and any freebies to hand out to members of the public.

The event will take place from 11am–4pm.

Please email Dennis ASAP if you can help at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

TRACK MEET FOR SPRINTERS…

To all sprinters looking to run a quick 100m with the wind…Wednesday 18th May at Macclesfield Track there are 2 rounds of the 100m to be run with the wind. Electronic timing and prize money for the best male & female performance over the 4 sprint meetings. Enter at: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

RECORDS GALORE FOR MEMBERS

Michael Young marked his 35th birthday on Monday with a victory in the Milton Keynes Marathon with a time of two hours 29 minutes 36 seconds, just three days after clocking a new 5km club record time of 15 minutes 15 seconds at the Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race.

Luke Parker, Keely Smith, Debra Bemand and Joy Hickman were other club record breakers at the Mid Cheshire 5km event.

Luke achieved a new under 15 boys record time of 17 minutes, while Keely sliced six seconds off her over-35 age group best to post 18:15; Debra clocked a new over-50 women’s club record time of 22:12; and Joy posted a new over-55 women’s club record time of 22 minutes.

Other recent West Cheshire AC track and field record breakers include Jamie Richardson, Dave McKay, Imogen Pughe, Ellie Robinson, Joy Hickman, Danielle Erskine, and Nicola Gore who contributed towards their club’s second-placed finish in Saturday’s opening round of the Northern League held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Jamie achieved a new under 20 men’s 5,000m best time of 16:09.5, and Dave hit a new over-40 men’s discus record mark of 32.16m, while Imogen rounded the 400m in a new under 20 women’s best of 58.7 seconds.

Ellie set a new over-50 women’s 800m record of 2:43.1 and improved the over-50 women’s 1500m record with 5:37.7, while Joy set a new over-55 women’s 3,000m record of 13:12.8.

Danielle improved the senior women’s triple jump record with a mark of 10.03m, and Nicola set a new over-35 women’s discus record of 32.21m and improved the over-35 women’s shot put record to 10.21m.

Providing important back-up for the record-breakers were Emma Holmes, Ruby Wisbey, Yasmin Smith, Aimee Phillips, Jodi Bemand, Lilly O’Gorman, Ellen Maxwell, Helen Tenner, Sophie Percival, Francesca Pughe, Debra Erskine, Lewis Parsons, Alfie Lane, Matthew Webb, Fergus Garland, Nathan Bloomfield, Matthew Douglass, Paul Morrison, Henry Robinson, Victor Oyesola, Alex Rutherford, Alan Littler, and Will Scott.

TEAM RESULT: 1 Blackburn Harriers & AC 397 points; 2 West Cheshire AC 393; 3 Sale Harriers Manchester 383; 4 Team Isle of Man 369; 5 Preston Harriers 195; 6 Wigan & District Harriers & AC 134.

The next round of the Northern Track and Field League West Premier Division takes place at Trafford, on Sunday, June 12.

SATINE AND HOLLY STAR AT CHESHIRE LEAGUE FIXTURE

Satine Wearden and Holly Bosworth produced top performances for the Club on Sunday at the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League held at Macclesfield.

Satine achieved 19.22m for victory in the under 13 girls discus, and Holly cleared a winning height of 1-42m in the under 15 girls high jump.

The pair were supported by Rob and Charlotte Austin, Clare Mallon, under 15 boys Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, and James Rawson, under 13 boys Ellis Williams, Dylan Gledhill, George Grimsditch, and Harry McKenna, under 15 girls Lara Fields, Macey Jones, Teresa Arvidsson, Cosette Wearden, under 13 girls Esme Graham, Eva Brooks, Mae Grant, and Maddy Cobb.

West Cheshire AC’s under 11s competing at Macclesfield included Amelia Snowden, Poppy McKenna, Mollie Garrett, Sienna Bennett, Katie Mallon, Arthur Williams, Oliver Kimpton, and William Astley.

The next round of the Cheshire Track and Field League takes place at Trafford, on Sunday, June 5.

PERSONAL BESTS AT TRAFFORD MEETING

Macy Brett, Ruby Phillips, Macey Jones, and sisters Beth and Nia Manson posted personal bests at Monday’s Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting.

Macy achieved 11.91 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles, Ruby rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:18.89, Macey clocked 13.50 seconds in the under 13 girls 100m, while Beth posted 10.90 seconds in the under 13 girls 75m and 21.94 in the 150, and 3.83m in the long jump, while Nia clocked 12.30 seconds in the under 11 girls 75m and 24.26 in the 150m.

Sophie Haslam posted 44.05 seconds in the under 15 girls 400m, 2:29.61 in the 800m, and long jumped 3.81m, while Kara Stoll hit 35.74m in the under 15 girls hammer, Charlotte Austin cleared 1-31m in the under 15 girls high jump, and Harriet Wheeler hit 32.10m in the under 15 girls javelin.

TOM HEADS FIELD AT DINAS BRAN HILL RACE

Tom Booth won Wednesday night’s Dinas Bran Hill Race at Llangollen in 32 minutes 27 seconds, while Henry Robinson (35:40) and Jodi Bemand (40:48) were winners in the under 20 age group.

Press Report: Records Galore for Club Members

THERE were records galore for West Cheshire Athletic Club members to celebrate over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Michael Young marked his 35th birthday on Monday with a victory in the Milton Keynes Marathon with a time of two hours 29 minutes 36 seconds, just three days after clocking a new 5km club record time of 15 minutes 15 seconds at the Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race.

Luke Parker, Keely Smith, Debra Bemand and Joy Hickman were other club record breakers at the Mid Cheshire 5km event.

Luke achieved a new under 15 boys record time of 17 minutes, while Keely sliced six seconds off her over-35 age group best to post 18:15; Debra clocked a new over-50 women’s club record time of 22:12; and Joy posted a new over-55 women’s club record time of 22 minutes.

Other recent West Cheshire AC track and field record breakers include Jamie Richardson, Dave McKay, Imogen Pughe, Ellie Robinson, Joy Hickman, Danielle Erskine, and Nicola Gore who contributed towards their club’s second-placed finish in Saturday’s opening round of the Northern League held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Jamie achieved a new under 20 men’s 5,000m best time of 16:09.5, and Dave hit a new over-40 men’s discus record mark of 32.16m, while Imogen rounded the 400m in a new under 20 women’s best of 58.7 seconds.

Ellie set a new over-50 women’s 800m record of 2:43.1 and improved the over-50 women’s 1500m record with 5:37.7, while Joy set a new over-55 women’s 3,000m record of 13:12.8.

Danielle improved the senior women’s triple jump record with a mark of 10.03m, and Nicola set a new over-35 women’s discus record of 32.21m and improved the over-35 women’s shot put record to 10.21m.

Providing important back-up for the record-breakers were Emma Holmes, Ruby Wisbey, Yasmin Smith, Aimee Phillips, Jodi Bemand, Lilly O’Gorman, Ellen Maxwell, Helen Tenner, Sophie Percival, Francesca Pughe, Debra Erskine, Lewis Parsons, Alfie Lane, Matthew Webb, Fergus Garland, Nathan Bloomfield, Matthew Douglass, Paul Morrison, Henry Robinson, Victor Oyesola, Alex Rutherford, Alan Littler, and Will Scott.

TEAM RESULT: 1 Blackburn Harriers & AC 397 points; 2 West Cheshire AC 393; 3 Sale Harriers Manchester 383; 4 Team Isle of Man 369; 5 Preston Harriers 195; 6 Wigan & District Harriers & AC 134.

The next round of the Northern Track and Field League West Premier Division takes place at Trafford, on Sunday, June 12.

SATINE WEARDEN and Holly Bosworth produced top performances for West Cheshire AC on Sunday at the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League held at Macclesfield.

Satine achieved 19.22m for victory in the under 13 girls discus, and Holly cleared a winning height of 1-42m in the under 15 girls high jump.

The pair were supported by Rob and Charlotte Austin, Clare Mallon, under 15 boys Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, and James Rawson, under 13 boys Ellis Williams, Dylan Gledhill, George Grimsditch, and Harry McKenna, under 15 girls Lara Fields, Macey Jones, Teresa Arvidsson, Cosette Wearden, under 13 girls Esme Graham, Eva Brooks, Mae Grant, and Maddy Cobb.

West Cheshire AC’s under 11s competing at Macclesfield included Amelia Snowden, Poppy McKenna, Mollie Garrett, Sienna Bennett, Katie Mallon, Arthur Williams, Oliver Kimpton, and William Astley.

The next round of the Cheshire Track and Field League takes place at Trafford, on Sunday, June 5.

MACY BRETT, Ruby Phillips, Macey Jones, and sisters Beth and Nia Manson posted personal bests at Monday’s Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting.

Macy achieved 11.91 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles, Ruby rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:18.89, Macey clocked 13.50 seconds in the under 13 girls 100m, while Beth posted 10.90 seconds in the under 13 girls 75m and 21.94 in the 150, and 3.83m in the long jump, while Nia clocked 12.30 seconds in the under 11 girls 75m and 24.26 in the 150m.

Sophie Haslam posted 44.05 seconds in the under 15 girls 400m, 2:29.61 in the 800m, and long jumped 3.81m, while Kara Stoll hit 35.74m in the under 15 girls hammer, Charlotte Austin cleared 1-31m in the under 15 girls high jump, and Harriet Wheeler hit 32.10m in the under 15 girls javelin.

FIXTURES this weekend include the first round of the Under 13 and Under 15 Track and Field League at Bebington Oval on Sunday.

ENTRIES close on Saturday, May 7, for the Cheshire Track & Field Championships being held at Macclesfield on May 14 and 15. The online entry link is: www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/

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