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 

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Posted by Dave Alexander
14th July 2022
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