WCAC News #387, 29-07-22


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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]


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. 


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! 


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. 


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!


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.


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. 

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th July 2022

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