WCAC News #381, 17-06-22

COULD YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS AT AN EVENT?

The club takes part in several track and field leagues over the summer – the Cheshire League, Youth Development League and Northern League. We earn points for each official/ helper we provide at these events, which count towards our athletes’ score for each round, and so help them continue to compete at the highest levels. All officials and helpers at these events, as at West Cheshire AC itself, are volunteers.

Roles involve: recording finishing positions; recording finishing times on the track, and distances and heights in field events; and ensuring that rules are followed. Training takes a couple of hours. If you are at an event to watch, helping out in this way makes a long day fly by, and keeps you in the middle of the action!

If you feel that you could help the club out in this way, or just want to learn more, please speak to our club Track and Field Officer and coach Dennis Wall, who can be contacted at mailto:dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com


LATEST NEWS

Congratulations to:

  • Eloise Eccles (ultra), Traci Shipley (triathlon) and second-claim member Liz Renondeau (50k), who have all been selected to represent Great Britain at forthcoming age group events.

  • Keely Smith and Michael Young, who have been selected to represent England Masters at this October’s Chester Marathon.

  • Keely, Fiona Cook and Kate Titlow; Michael, David Shearer, Neil Finegan and Graham Wells, respective women’s and men’s team winners at this year’s Chester Half-marathon.


…and all members who have competed for the club recently, not least our three teams in Friday’s Tattenhall Tough Team event:

  • Ellie Robinson, Ian Ackroyd and Joy Hickman
  • Henry Robinson, Jodi Bemand and Paul Morrison
  • Claire Mallon, Claire Williams and Debra Bemand (1st female vets’ team)


PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP – AND PLEASE KEEP UP WITH TRACK FEES!

Please could all members who have yet to renew their membership please do so by following the link in the email sent by Jane Pughe, our membership secretary, in March. Thank you.

And please can all members who train at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village keep up to date with track fee payments. You can receive email reminders to top-up your account when it is running low, by clicking the link you received when setting up your account.

VOTE FOR CHESHIRE XC VENUE

If you have enjoyed/ endured any of the Cheshire Cross-country courses over the past decade, feel free to have your say on which one you’d most like to be used for the January 2023 event, by replying to the Cheshire AA Facebook post here.


2022 GUILDEN SUTTON 10km ROAD RACE

Entries are now open for this year’s West Cheshire AC-organised Guilden Sutton 10k on Sunday September 18th. If you can help out for what is only a couple of hours at a local event on a Sunday morning, please contact Dennis Wall. The earlier you can let Dennis know, the better – as with all of our races, it won’t happen without volunteers, and it can’t go ahead until we know that we have enough volunteers to keep all runners safe and on course.

And, If you are running the race, the club does require that you provide Dennis with the name of a friend or family member who can help out on the day.


NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE

West Cheshire AC compete in the North West Premier Division of the Northern Track & Field League.

Please can club members in the Under 17 and older age groups let team managers Dave McKay, Jenny Manning and Alan Littler know if they are available to compete on Sunday July 10th at Robin Park, Wigan and Saturday August  6th at Witton Park, Blackburn. The more events we manage to get two members in, the more points we get, the more likely we are to remain in the top flight!

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close on 26th July for the U13-U17 Championships on August 13th-14th, at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool.

THIS MONTH

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 18TH AND 19TH JUNE – Northern Seniors and Under 20s Track & Field Championships (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 18TH AND 19TH JUNE – England Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s Combined Events Championships, at Bedford.

MONDAY 20TH JUNE – Cheshire Schools Year 7 Minors Track & Field Championships, at Warrington.

TUESDAY 21ST JUNE – Trafford AC Grand Prix Meeting.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 24TH AND 25TH JUNE – UK Track & Field Championships, at Manchester.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 25TH AND 26TH JUNE – English Schools Combined Events Regional Round, at Blackburn.

SUNDAY 26TH JUNE – Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track & Field League, at Stanley Park, Blackpool (A Coach will leave Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 8.15pm).

TUESDAY 28TH JUNE – Trafford AC Grand Prix Meeting.

WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE – Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Track & Field Fixture, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (5-7pm).

THURSDAY 30TH JUNE – Waverton Fun Run.

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Phil Howe, Anest Muller, Lewis Tandy, Colm McNabb, Yasmin Smith, Emma Holmes, Amber Patterson, Sam Hewitt, Grace Fairweather, Ellen Molloy, Chris Morgan, Glenys Potter, Liza Roberts, Helen Bosworth, Stuart Hague, Stephen Ball, Joanne Lark, Nathan Hilditch, James Smith, Chloe Fitzpatrick, Lily Moorhouse, Aaron Scott, Natasha Cobb, Noah Booth, Daniel Clegg.

PLEASE HELP TO STAY IN TOUCH

We welcome contributions to your club newsletter from club members, be they about events that you have taken part in, impending marriages, additions to the family, or anything club-related that other members may be interested in. Feel free to contact Dennis Wall with any news.

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members can find club news and discussion at:

West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Senior Distance Running, West Cheshire AC U13 to U20 Middle Distance Facebook groups

www.westcheshireac.co.uk

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

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