WCAC News #387, 29-07-22

MESSAGE FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Thank you to all members who train at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village and who have kept up to date with their track fee payments. We have noticed that some accounts which are set to top-up automatically are stopped from doing so because some banks require two-factor authentication. If you think this may apply to you, please could you check your account and top-up – reminders are automatically sent every time you train when your balance goes below zero. Any problems, please contact Jane Pughe at: westcheshireacmembership@gmail.com

COME AND TRY ATHLETICS EVENT

The Club is hosting and organising a Come and Try Athletics Event at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Friday 12th August (6pm-9pm), for anyone aged 8.5 years old and above on the back of the Commonwealth Games to help promote the Club. If you can help please let Dennis Wall know at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

LATEST NEWS 

Congratulations to: 

  • Keely Smith who posted a new over-35 women’s Club record time of 38 minutes 23 seconds at the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race, Wrexham, finishing fourth in her age group and 14th female overall.
  • Keely was one of seven Club ladies to complete the course ahead of Fiona Cook (sixth over-35 lady in 39:39), Claire Harris (12th in her 21-34 age group in 43:36), Emma Nutt (16th in the 21-34 age group in 45:13), Amy Mills (15th over 35 lady in 50:52), Cathryn Whalley (14th over-50 lady in 52:06), and Agnieszka Shaw (24th over-40 lady in 59:03).
  • Michael Young finished third in his over-35 age group and 10th overall with a time of 33:13. He was backed up by club mates Neil Finegan (seventh over-45 man in 35:04), Danny Paddock (17th in his 21-34 age group in 37:09), Wullie McGarrell (seventh over-55 man in 37:40), Paul Cain (25th over-50 man in 43:28), Ian Ackroyd (15th over 60-man in 48:01), and Richard Hunt (43rd over-50 man in 55:07).

…and all members who have competed for the club recently. 

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY 30th JULY – U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League Play-Off Match, at Longford Park Stadium, Ryebank Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 9TA (11am start). 

SATURDAY 30th JULY and SUNDAY 31st JULY – England Athletics Senior Track & Field Championships, at Bedford.

Oswestry Olympians are organising the Rhydycroesau Fell Run, on August 20 (1.15pm start), from Rhydycroesau Village Hall. SY10 7PS. £7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

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

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 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!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 

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

Sam Owens, Kathryn Rawson, Sophie Percival, Emma Jones, Bob Benson, Patrick Snell, Noah Temple.

And next week: Oliver James, Charlotte Wilson, Paul Van Schie, Darren Shillington, Bradley Spurdens, Oliver Douglas, Ellie Southall, George Williams.

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. 

Press Report: Come and Try Athletics

WEST CHESHIRE AC are organising a Come and Try Athletics Event at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Friday, August 12 (6pm-9pm).

Anyone aged 8.5 years old and above is being invited to attend the fixture on the back of watching the World Championships in Oregon, and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

KEELY SMITH demonstrated record-breaking form at the Helena Tipping 10k Road Race.

Keely clocked a new West Cheshire Athletic Club over-35 women’s record time of 38 minutes 23 seconds at the Wrexham fixture.

Keely, who finished fourth in her age group and 14th female overall, was one of seven West Cheshire AC ladies to complete the course ahead of Fiona Cook (sixth over-35 lady in 39:39), Claire Harris (12th in her 21-34 age group in 43:36), Emma Nutt (16th in the 21-34 age group in 45:13), Amy Mills (15th over 35 lady in 50:52), Cathryn Whalley (14th over-50 lady in 52:06), and Agnieszka Shaw (24th over-40 lady in 59:03).

Michael Young finished third in his over-35 age group and 10th overall with a time of 33:13.

He was backed up by club mates Neil Finegan (seventh over-45 man in 35:04), Danny Paddock (17th in his 21-34 age group in 37:09), Wullie McGarrell (seventh over-55 man in 37:40), Paul Cain (25th over-50 man in 43:28), Ian Ackroyd (15th over 60-man in 48:01), and Richard Hunt (43rd over-50 man in 55:07).

FIXTURES this weekend for West Cheshire Athletic Club include the Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League Play-Off at Trafford’s Longford Park Stadium, on Saturday.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the final round of the Northern Track and Field League at Blackburn’s Witton Park Stadium, on Saturday, August 6.

FIXTURES for this year’s Wirral Multi-Terrain Race Series have been released: Tuesday, September 6, at Royden Park (7pm start); Tuesday, September 13, at Harrison Drive (7pm); Tuesday, September 20, at Thurstaston Visitors Centre, (6.30pm); Tuesday, September 27, at Arrowe Park (6.30pm). Entries are scheduled to open by August 1.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host a Borders Road Running League race on January 22. 

The full list of provisional dates and venues for the 2022/23 season is: Race One: October 16, Wirral; Race Two: November 13, Chester Tri; Race Three: December 18, Cybi; Race Four: January 22, West Cheshire; Race Five: March 19, Deeside; Race Six: April 9, Wrecsam Tri; Race Seven: May 3, Prestatyn. All 11am starts, except the last race which is an evening start.

ENTRIES are now open for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, September 18. The entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Guilden-Sutton-10k-2022

ENTRIES are now open for the England Athletics U15 and U17 Track and Field Championships being held at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. 

WCAC News #386, 22-07-22

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 

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

Gracie Hole, Olivia Haywood, Charlotte Haarmann, John Hughes, Claire Gloyne-Phillips, David Irving, Sam Pierre-Louis, Fraser Campbell, Tom Tudor, Bethan Jones.

And next week: Sam Owens, Kathryn Rawson, Sophie Percival, Emma Jones, Bob Benson, Patrick Snell, Noah Temple.

LATEST NEWS 

Congratulations to: 

  • Emma Holmes who pocketed two medals during her memorable debut for England in the Home International Schools Championships held at Belfast’s Mary Peters Stadium, clocking a new Club record and 300m personal best time of 39.26 seconds to earn a silver medal on the back of being crowned English Schools champion the week before in Manchester where she posted 40.05 seconds, and then playing her part in an amazing 4x300m relay performance – anchoring her team to the third fastest time in English Schools history with a split time of 38.44 seconds to bring home a gold medal for her team.
  • All Club members who took part in the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday.
  • Claire Harris who finished fifth in the Welsh Trail Championships which were incorporated into the Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race organised by Denbigh Harriers.
  • Rosemary Rogers who posted a chip time of 57:16 in the Chester Zoo 10k Road Race.

…and all members who have competed for the club recently. 

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

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

COME AND TRY ATHLETICS EVENT

The Club is hosting and organising a Come and Try Athletics Event at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Friday 12th August (6pm-9pm), for anyone aged 8.5 years old and above on the back of the Commonwealth Games to help promote the Club. If you can help please let Dennis Wall know at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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 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!

THIS MONTH

SATURDAY 23rd JULY – British Milers Club Grand Prix, at Trafford.

SATURDAY 23rd JULY –  The Gyrn Gallop (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. £5 enter on the day. 10.6km with 350m elevation.

SUNDAY 24th JULY – Race For Life 5k, from Chester Racecourse (9am start).

SATURDAY 30th JULY – U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League Relegation Match at Trafford. 

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

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 

Tweets by WestCheshireAC 

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

Press Report: Record for Emma on England Debut

EMMA HOLMES pocketed two medals during her memorable debut for England.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager represented England in the Home International Schools Championships held at Belfast’s Mary Peters Stadium.

Emma clocked a new club record and 300m personal best time of 39.26 seconds to earn a silver medal on the back of being crowned English Schools champion the week before in Manchester where she posted 40.05 seconds.

And Emma then played her part in an amazing 4x300m relay performance – anchoring her team to the third fastest time in English Schools history with a split time of 38.44 seconds to bring home a gold medal for her team.

WEST CHESHIRE AC hosted the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday.

Sammy Hollins (2:03.2), Matthew Douglass (2:04.5), and Paul Morrison (2:09.9) made it a 1-2-3 for West Cheshire AC in the senior men’s 800m, ahead of Alan Littler (fifth in 2:11.7), while Oliver James posted 13.8 seconds in the 100m and Sharon Stoll hit 14.90m in the women’s discus.

Alex Rutherford (11.5), Lewis Parsons (11.6), Fergus Garland (11.5) and Alfie Lane (11.5) won their respective under 17 men’s 100m races, and Ellis Hancock posted 2:31.0 in his 800m.

Josh Stirling (27.0), Evans Miller (27.4), and Noah Woolgar (30.7) combined in the under 15 boys 200m, while Evan clocked 5:24.0 in his 1500m, and Josh (4.38m) and Noah (3.39m) teamed up in the long jump, while James Rawson (30.10m) and Evan (15.89m) combined in the javelin.

Dylan Gledhill (32.0), Noah Booth (30.5), Will Rawson (30.7), and Harry McKenna (33.1) teamed up in the under 13 boys 200m, while Thomas Rimmer (2:29.0) and Dylan (2:51.8) combined in the 800m; Harry cleared 1-10m in the high jump, and Seb Whiteley (9.68m), and Will Rawson (5.89m) combined in the shot put.

Edward Graham (11.9 and 13.19m), and Oliver Kimpton (13.7 and 8.44m) teamed up in the under 11 boys 75m and turbo javelin, and Oliver long jumped 2.31m.

Kara Stoll won the under 17 women’s discus with 18.24m, while Carys Manson posted 13.5 seconds in 100m and Isabella Rimmer rounded the 1500m in 5:30.0, before Isabella (3.86m) and Carys (3.78m) combined in the long jump.

Holly Bosworth (12.9), Lara Fields (13.5), Teresa Arvidsson (13.9), and Ursula Archer (14.3) teamed up in the under 15 girls 100m, before Cosette Wearden (2:27.2) and Kamila Bakun (3:36.5) rounded the 800m, Holly cleared 1-30m in the high jump, and Ursula hit 5.79m in the shot put.

Beth Manson (14.1), Nancy Collins (14.0), Mae Grant (14.4), and Ruby Billington (14.6) combined in the under 13 girls 100m, before Grace Andrews (2:49.5), Lauren Higgins (3:02.3), Millie Warren (2:49.4), Nancy Collins (2:49.7), and Emma Bradley (3:09.3) rounded the 800m, Mae Grant (4.26m) and Beth Manson (3.74m) won the A and B long jump, alongside Satine Wearden (3.13m), and Emilia Pyper (16.26m) and Satine Wearden (15.26) won the A and B javelin, alongside Emma Bradley (14.52m).

Amelia Snowden (12.8), Poppy McKenna (12.2), and Loretta Eccles (13.3) teamed up for the under 11 girls 75m, before Poppy long jumped 2.93m and threw the turbo javelin 6.71m alongside Loretta (9.01m) and Amelia (8.49m).

CLAIRE HARRIS represented West Cheshire AC at the Welsh Trail Championships which were incorporated into the Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race organised by Denbigh Harriers and finished fifth female.

ROSEMARY ROGERS represented West Cheshire AC in the Chester Zoo 10k Road Race and posted a chip time of 57:16.

FIXTURES this weekend include a British Milers Club Grand Prix Meeting at Trafford on Saturday.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host a Borders Road Running League race on January 22. 

The full list of provisional dates and venues for the 2022/23 season is: Race One: October 16, Wirral; Race Two: November 13, Chester Tri; Race Three: December 18, Cybi; Race Four: January 22, West Cheshire; Race Five: March 19, Deeside; Race Six: April 9, Wrecsam Tri; Race Seven: May 3, Prestatyn. All 11am starts, except the last race which is an evening start.

WCAC News #385, 15-07-22

LATEST NEWS 

Congratulations to: 

  • Harriet Wheeler, Emma Holmes and Emily Owen who all won medals at last weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships.
  • The Club’s Northern Track and Field League squad, who finished third at Wigan’s Robin Park Stadium on Sunday in the third round of the Premier West Division. The final round will be held at Blackburn’s Witton Park, on Saturday, August 6, where West Cheshire AC will be aiming for a top two finish overall to qualify for an end of season play-off fixture on August 27.
  • Cathryn Whalley, who posted a time of 51:50 to finish 18th in her over-50 age group at the Wilmslow Summer 10k Race.
  • Wullie McGarrell, who won his over-55 age group and finished 12th overall with a time of one hour 25 minutes 33 seconds at the Redditch Half Marathon.

…and all members who have competed for the club recently. 

COME & TRY ATHLETICS DAY

The Club is organising a Come & Try Athletics Day on Friday 12th August (6-9pm) at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track and needs help and support to promote our great sport and club following the Commonwealth Games later this month. If you can help please contact Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WE’RE OPEN DURING THE SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Please remember that the Club continues to operate throughout the School Summer Holidays, so please continue to attend our training sessions and, if you are a parent, please feel free to come along to the track and see what happens. You will be more than welcome to assist our coaches and will receive plenty of help and support from the Club if you are wanting to earn a Coaching qualification.

COULD YOU SPARE A FEW HOURS AT AN EVENT? 

The club takes part in several track and field leagues over the summer including this Sunday’s Cheshire Track and Field League. We earn points for each official/ helper we provide at this event, which counts towards our athletes’ score for the round, and so helps them continue to compete at the highest levels. All officials and helpers at these events, as at West Cheshire AC itself, are unpaid 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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

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. 

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

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 

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

THIS MONTH 

SUNDAY 17th JULY – Cheshire Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (11.45am start). More details: www.cheshireaa.com

SATURDAY 30th JULY – U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League Play-Off Match at Trafford.  More details: www.ukydl.org.uk

Oswestry Olympians are organising two forthcoming fixtures. The Gyrn Gallop on July 23 (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. £5 enter on the day. 10.6km with 350m elevation, and the Rhydycroesau Fell Run, on August 20 (1.15pm start), from Rhydycroesau Village Hall. SY10 7PS. £7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

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 week: 

James Robinson, Bethany Long, William Watts, Bronwyn Pownall, Macey Lockerbie, Lainie Mae Mason, Georgia Andrews, Tony Thackray, Dave Bish, Jane Pughe, Zoe Smith. 

And next week: Gracie Hole, Olivia Haywood, Charlotte Haarmann, John Hughes, Claire Gloyne-Phillips, David Irving, Sam Pierre-Louis, Fraser Campbell, Tom Tudor, Bethan Jones.

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 

Tweets by WestCheshireAC 

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

Press Report: Top Marks at English Schools

HARRIET WHEELER, Emma Holmes and Emily Owen all secured podium places at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

The three West Cheshire Athletic Club members contributed towards Cheshire Schools’ most successful medal haul at the prestigious annual fixture.

Harriet celebrated a gold medal in the Junior Girls javelin with a throw of 42.54m – the final throw of a thrilling competition held at Longford Park Stadium, Trafford.

Emma pocketed a gold medal in the Intermediate Girls 300m with a time of 40.19 seconds at SportCity, Manchester, while Emily delivered a bronze medal in the Junior Girls 100m with a time of 12.43 seconds, also at SportCity, Manchester.

Kara Stoll powered her way to fourth position in the Junior Girls hammer with a throw of 39.21m at Longford Park Stadium.

Macy Brett achieved sixth position in the Junior Girls 75m hurdles final with 11.90 seconds having clocked a new personal best of 11.73 seconds in her heat.

Multi-eventer, Nathan Brassington hit a new personal best of 12.97m for sixth position in the Junior Boys Shot Put.

Imogen Pughe clocked 58.65 seconds for eighth spot representing Merseyside in the Senior Girls 400m, while Sara Pearson hit a mark of 11.25m for 10th spot in the Intermediate Girls Shot Put.

Ruby Phillips clocked 2:18.04 in her heat of the Junior Girls 800m, and Jessica Lark posted 2:23.68 in her heat of the Intermediate Girls 800m.

Fergus Garland clocked 51.62 seconds in his heat of the Intermediate Boys 400m, and Sophie Haslam represented Merseyside and posted 43.75 seconds in her heat of the Intermediate Girls 300m.

WEST CHESHIRE AC finished third at Wigan’s Robin Park Stadium on Sunday in the third round of the Northern Track and Field League Premier West Division.

The women’s 4x400m quartet of Aimee Phillips (62.0), Laura Turley (57.3), Beth McMahon (60.7), and Imogen Pughe (60.0) clocked a winning time of 4:00.0, and the men’s 4x400m team of Sammy Hollins (55.9), Alan Littler (56.3), Lewis Parsons (52.5), and Matthew Webb (54.6) posted 3:39.2.

The final round will be held at Blackburn’s Witton Park, on Saturday, August 6, where West Cheshire AC will be aiming for a top two finish overall to qualify for an end of season play-off fixture on August 27.

SUNDAY’S TEAM RESULT: 1 Blackburn 454 points; 2 Team Isle of Man 416.5; 3 West Cheshire AC 394.5; 4 Sale Harriers Manchester 288; 5 Wigan and District AC 201.5; 6 Preston Harriers 135.

CATHRYN WHALLEY represented West Cheshire AC at the Wilmslow Summer 10k and posted a chip time of 51:50 to finish 18th in her over-50 age group.

WULLIE McGARRELL represented West Cheshire AC at the Redditch Half Marathon where he won his over-55 age group and finished 12th overall with a time of one hour 25 minutes 33 seconds. 

WEST CHESHIRE AC are hosting the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, this Sunday, (July 17).

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host a Borders Road Running League race on January 22. 

The full list of provisional dates and venues for the 2022/23 season is: Race One: October 16, Wirral; Race Two: November 13, Chester Tri; Race Three: December 18, Cybi; Race Four: January 22, West Cheshire; Race Five: March 19, Deeside; Race Six: April 9, Wrecsam Tri; Race Seven: May 3, Prestatyn.

All 11am starts, except the last race which is an evening start.

ENTRIES are now open for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, September 18. The entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Guilden-Sutton-10k-2022

ENTRIES close on July 26 for the Northern Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on August 13 and14.

ENTRIES are now open for the England Athletics U15 and U17 Track and Field Championships being held at Bedford International Athletics Stadium, on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28. 

OSWESTRY OLYMPIANS are organising The Gyrn Gallop on July 23 (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. £5 enter on the day. 10.6km with 350m elevation, and the Rhydycroesau Fell Run, on August 20 (1.15pm start), from Rhydycroesau Village Hall. SY10 7PS. £7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

NORTH WALES CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE has announced dates and venues for the 2022/23 season. The Junior Cross Country League will be held on the dates of four of the senior fixtures: Saturday, October 1, at Treborth Track, Bangor; Saturday, October 22, at Dolerw Park, Newtown; Saturday, November 26, at Whitford; Saturday, January 14 or 21, 2023, at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay; Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Marches School, Oswestry. Fixture 3 will be a senior fixture only.

WCAC Endurance League

Halfway through what may well be the last ever WCAC Endurance League, Debra Bemand has a big lead over Ellie Robinson and Joy Hickman. Things are a lot closer in the men’s competition, with two points between Michael Young and Neil Finegan, and David Shearer not far behind. See near the foot of the Races page of the club website for tables as at the end of June.

https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/

WCAC News #384, 08-07-22

LATEST NEWS 

Congratulations to: 

  • Sophie Haslam, Nathan Brassington, Emily Owen, Harriet Wheeler, Kara Stoll, Imogen Pughe, Fergus Garland, Emma Holmes, Macy Brett, Sara Pearson, Jessica Lark, and Ruby Phillips for booking their places in this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships. Good luck to you and our officials at the fixture in Manchester!
  • Fiona Cook who finished second female overall in the Tour of Merseyside Race Series, completing six races in seven days and achieving a combined time of five hours 46 minutes which included a half marathon personal best time, alongside Angela 115th (7:53:14) and Julian Tegg 267th (6:58:27).
  • Tom Booth who finished third in the Robbie Webster Wobbler Multi Terrain Race in 40:32, ahead of fifth placed Steve King (41:33), Dan Thwaites (12th in 43:54), Steve Fernyhough (16th in 44:21), Steve Duffy (27th in 47:04), Kerry Riley (second lady in 47:48), and Jodi Bemand (third lady in 49:35).
  • West Cheshire AC’s Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League squad who finished fifth in their third round fixture held on Sunday, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

…and all members who have competed for the club recently. 

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 unpaid 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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

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. 

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 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 8th and 9th JULY – English Schools Track & Field Championships at Manchester.

SUNDAY 10th JULY – Northern Track & Field League at Wigan.

MONDAY 11th JULY – Chester Primary Schools Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (11am start for Field Events; 5pm start for Track events).

SUNDAY 17th JULY – Cheshire Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

SATURDAY 30th JULY – U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League Relegation Match at Trafford. 

Oswestry Olympians are organising two forthcoming fixtures. The Gyrn Gallop on July 23 (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. £5 enter on the day. 10.6km with 350m elevation, and the Rhydycroesau Fell Run, on August 20 (1.15pm start), from Rhydycroesau Village Hall. SY10 7PS. £7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

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 week: 

Jessica Lark, Arthur Diaz, Steve Fernyhough, Megan Bould, Sam Williams, James Skinner.

And next week: James Robinson, Bethany Long, William Watts, Bronwyn Pownall, Macey Lockerbie, Lainie Mae Mason, Georgia Andrews, Tony Thackray, Dave Bish, Jane Pughe, Zoe Smith. 

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 

Tweets by WestCheshireAC 

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

Press Report: Twelve in End of Year Champs

TWELVE West Cheshire Athletic Club members will compete in this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Sophie Haslam, Imogen Pughe, Sara Pearson, Jessica Lark, Emma Holmes, Fergus Garland, Emily Owen, Harriet Wheeler, Kara Stoll, Macy Brett, Ruby Phillips, and Nathan Brassington, will all take part in the prestigious annual fixture taking place in Manchester, on Friday and Saturday.

Imogen and Sophie will line up for Merseyside. Imogen will be in the Senior Girls 400m aiming to match or improve her personal best time of 57.77 seconds, while Sophie will be in the Junior Girls 300m.

Sara will represent Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls shot put aiming to go beyond her personal best of 12.07m, while Jessica lines up for Cheshire in the Intermediate Girls 800m having achieved a personal best of 2:13.3 this season.

Emma, who claimed a bronze medal at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield, plans to secure a podium place in the 300m having already clocked 40.5 seconds so far this year.

Fergus will be representing Cheshire in the Intermediate Boys 400m hoping to improve on his season’s best time of 51.61 seconds.

Emily, ranked number three in the UK for her age group in the 100m, will represent Cheshire in the Junior Girls sprint, while Harriet, ranked number one in the UK for her age group in the javelin, will compete for Cheshire in the Junior Girls competition.

Kara will line up for Cheshire in the Junior Girls hammer, while Macy will aim to secure a new personal best in Cheshire colours for the Junior Girls 75m hurdles.

Ruby will compete for Cheshire in the Junior Girls 800m, and newly-crowned North West Schools Combined Events champion, Nathan, who is ranked number one in the UK for his age group in the shot put, will aim to power his way to victory representing Cheshire in the Junior Boys competition.

FIONA COOK finished second female overall in the Tour of Merseyside Race Series.

The West Cheshire AC distance runner completed six races in seven days and achieved a combined time of five hours 46 minutes which included a half marathon personal best time.

West Cheshire club mates, Angela and Julian Tegg, also completed the event. Angela finished 115th (7:53:14), and Julian was 267th (6:58:27).

TOM BOOTH finished third in the Robbie Webster Wobbler Multi Terrain Race in 40:32, ahead of fifth placed Steve King (41:33), Dan Thwaites (12th in 43:54), Steve Fernyhough (16th in 44:21), Steve Duffy (27th in 47:04), Kerry Riley (second lady in 47:48), and Jodi Bemand (third lady in 49:35).

WEST CHESHIRE AC’s Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League squad finished fifth in their third round fixture held on Sunday, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Nathan Brassington, Joshua Stirling, Euan Garland, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, and Theo Shepherd represented West Cheshire in the under 15 boys events.

Emily Owen, Holly Bosworth, Macy Brett, Sophie Haslam, Lara Fields, Ruby Phillips, Cosette Wearden, Nancy Farmer, Teresa Arvidsson, Harriet Wheeler, and Kara Stoll combined for the under 15 girls.

Aiden Hilton, Nathan Owen, Ellis Williams, Dylan Gledhill, Harry McKenna, Oliver Brassington, and Will Rawson teamed up for West Cheshire’s under 13 boys.

Lydia Walker, Nancy Collins, Beth Manson, Emilia Pyper, Eleanor Wheeler, Ruby Billington, Maddy Cobb, Esme Graham, Mae Grant, and Eva Brooks combined for the under 13 girls.

ENTRIES are now open for this year’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, September 18. The entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Guilden-Sutton-10k-2022

ENTRIES close on July 26 for the Northern Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s Track and Field Championships being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on August 13 and 14.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Manchester this Friday and Saturday; the Northern Track and Field League at Wigan, this Sunday; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Monday; and the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, July 17.

Oswestry Olympians are organising two forthcoming fixtures. The Gyrn Gallop on July 23 (1pm start), from Rhiwlas Community Centre SY10 7JH. £5 enter on the day. 10.6km with 350m elevation, and the Rhydycroesau Fell Run, on August 20 (1.15pm start), from Rhydycroesau Village Hall. SY10 7PS. £7 enter on the day. 8.5km with 235m elevation. Both races are in conjunction with the local village show.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

WCAC News #383, 01-07-22

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 unpaid 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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

HELP NEEDED THIS SUNDAY…

The Club is hosting an Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track & Field League fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, this Sunday, and help is needed from 8am to set-up the equipment and/or to tidy away from 4pm. Please help your Club. 

LATEST NEWS 

Congratulations to: 

  • Nathan Brassington and Sophie Haslam for booking their places in the English Schools Combined Events Championship Finals.
  • Sammy Hollins and Imogen Pughe who both celebrated double victories during Sunday’s final round of the U17/U20 Youth Development Track & Field League Division One West campaign held at Blackpool’s Stanley Park to help earn the club third position on the day and third position overall.

…and all members who have competed for the club recently. 

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. 

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 2nd JULY – English Schools Track & Field Cup Final, at Bedford.

SUNDAY 3rd JULY – U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

WEDNESDAY 6th JULY – Cheshire Summer County Games at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 8th and 9th JULY – English Schools Track & Field Championships at Manchester.

SUNDAY 10th JULY – Northern Track & Field League at Wigan.

MONDAY 11th JULY – Chester Primary Schools Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

SUNDAY 17th JULY – Cheshire Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

SATURDAY 30th JULY – U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League Relegation Match at Trafford. 

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 week: 

Lily Moorhouse, Dawn Wisbey, Jenny Manning, Joseph Hancock, Rebecca Dilworth, 

And next week: Jessica Lark, Arthur Diaz, Steve Fernyhough, Megan Bould, Sam Williams, James Skinner.

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 

Tweets by WestCheshireAC 

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

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