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:

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. 

Posted by Dave Alexander
25th July 2022

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