Press Report: Come and Try at EPSV

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club is throwing it’s doors open this Friday, (August 12), to anyone wanting to run, jump, or throw.

Club coach and official, Dennis Wall, is keen for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit to promote athletics on the back of the Commonwealth Games at a free of charge Come and Try Athletics Event between 6pm and 9pm.

“It is important for the local community to have a chance to experience athletics after watching the sport on television during the last week,” Dennis said.

“Many people will have been inspired by the achievements in the Commonwealth Games track and field events and the least their local athletics club can do is provide everyone with an opportunity to have a go.

“West Cheshire AC caters for anyone aged eight and a half years old and above and the club would love to see people try running, jumping and throwing.

“The club has fully qualified coaches and a squad of helpers who are all enthusiastic volunteers and want to see the local community enjoying athletics.”

Dennis added: “West Cheshire AC has a dedicated coaching squad who supervise athletes throughout the week in a range of events and the training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track attract many enthusiastic members.

“Many of our coaches started as volunteers because their youngsters were already members and they discovered a love for the sport after recognising the rewards of watching athletes improve.

“The atmosphere during any club training session always gives me a buzz, and I’ve always been impressed by the results achieved from our athletes because of the dedication, guidance and knowledge of our coaches.

“Athletics is undoubtedly the most exciting and inclusive sport in the world with events to suit all ages, abilities and skill sets. There are many facets to this wonderful sport and it’s not only about the athletes.

“West Cheshire AC is reliant on volunteers – people who freely give their time to help make the club a success, and we want more people to experience those rewards.”

ELOISE ECCLES, of West Cheshire AC, will make her debut for Great Britain at the IAU 24 Hour European Championships on September 17 and 18 being held at Verona, Italy.

WEST CHESHIRE AC have qualified for the end of season Northern Track and Field League Play-Off Match.

The squad finished second overall in the North West Premier Division after a third-placed finish on Sunday at Blackburn’s Witton Park Stadium.

Laura Turley, Imogen Pughe, Beth McMahon, Danielle Erskine, Alfie Lane, Will Scott, and both women’s relay teams celebrated victories at the weekend.

Laura (56.4) and Imogen (60.1) teamed up for a double success story in the 400m, while Beth clocked a winning time of 68.3 in the 400m hurdles, Danielle won the triple jump with 10.16m, Alfie claimed top spot in the B long jump with 5.41m, and Will hit 29.77m for victory in the B discus, while Carys Manson teamed up with Beth, Imogen and Laura to win the 4x100m relay in 52.0 seconds, and Jodi Bemand then teamed up with Laura, Beth and Imogen for a winning 4x400m relay time of 4:05.4.   

Other important point-scorers included Lewis Parsons, Fergus Garland, Matthew Webb, Paul Morrison, Matthew Douglass, Alan Littler, Dave Alexander, Dave McKay, Ellen McMahon, Ellie Robinson, Debra Bemand, Nicola Gore, Abigail Cartwright, Francesca Pughe, and club debutants Alex Causton and Eoghan Pimlatt.

FIXTURES this weekend for West Cheshire Athletic Club include the Northern Track and Field Championships for Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s at Liverpool’s Wavertree Stadium, on Saturday and Sunday, (August 13 and 14), while the Welsh Under 13/Under 17 and Under 20 Track and Field Championships take place this Saturday and Sunday, at Newport, South Wales.

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the Ellesmere Port 5km Road Race, on Wednesday, August 17, and the Birchwood 10k Road Race, on Sunday, August 21.

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 also 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. 

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 News #388, 05-08-22

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: 

  • All the youngsters who represented West Cheshire Athletic Club, at Trafford, to help earn their club second team position in the five-club under 13s and under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League Play-Off fixture held at Longford Park Stadium. Unfortunately, the result means West Cheshire AC are relegated from the North West Premier Division and will compete in North West League Division One next year, but I’m sure everybody will be working hard to ensure we return to the Premier Division.
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  • Traci Shipley who finished second in her age group and fifth lady at the Salford Triathlon.
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…and all members who have competed for the club recently. 

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY 6th AUGUST – Northern Track & Field League Round Four, at Witton Park Arena, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, (11am start).

Please can club members in the Under 17 and older age groups let team managers Dave McKayJenny Manning and Alan Littler know if they are available to compete. 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!

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

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

And next week: Ethan Milligan, Jane Palmer, Curtis Rodway.

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: Harriet’s Hat-trick; Traci’s Tri

HARRIET WHEELER celebrated a hat-trick of victories for West Cheshire Athletic Club at Trafford.

The talented thrower bagged success in the under 15 girls shot put (9.06m), discus (21.54m), and javelin (35.49m), to help earn her club second team position in the five-club under 13s and under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League Play-Off fixture held at Longford Park Stadium.

But the result means West Cheshire AC are relegated from the North West Premier Division and will compete in North West League Division One next year.

Harriet was joined in the winners’ circle by Emily Owen, Ruby Phillips, Macy Brett, Kara Stoll, Natasha Cobb, Thomas Rimmer, Ellis Williams, Seb Whiteley, Lydia Walker, Beth Manson, Maddy Cobb, Mae Grant, and Eva Brooks.

Emily won the under 15 girls 100m in 12.3 seconds, while Ruby rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:21.7, Macy clocked a winning time of 12.2 seconds in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles, while Kara won the under 15 girls discus (20.82m) and hammer (39.11m), and Natasha won the under 15 girls B shot (7.47m) and B hammer.

Thomas posted success in the under 13 boys 800m (2:28.0), and long jump (4.28m), Ellis won the under 13 boys B long jump (3.73m), and Seb hit 9.71m for top spot in the under 13 boys shot put.

Lydia (10.4 and 21.0) and Beth (10.6 and 21.0) delivered a double success story in the under 13 girls 75m and 150m sprints, while Maddy won the under 13 girls javelin with 20.14m, Mae cleared 1-30m for victory in the under 13 girls B high jump, and Eva won the under 13 girls long jump with 3.98m.

Macy Brett, Holly Bosworth, Ruby Phillips and Emily Owen teamed up for victory in the under 15 girls 4x100m relay with a time of 52.1 seconds, and Eva Brooks, Beth Manson, Nancy Collins and Lydia Walker secured success in the under 13 girls 4x100m relay with 56.2 seconds.

Other important point scorers for the West Cheshire AC team included Josh Stirling, Euan Garland, Dan Walker, Roman Johnson, Teresa Arvidsson, Emma Nevett, Nancy Farmer, Abigail Mulcaster, Aiden Hilton, Logan Sefton, Seth Bates, Harry McKenna, Esme Graham, Ruby Billington, Eleanor Wheeler, and Sophie Mulcaster.

TRACI SHIPLEY, of West Cheshire AC, finished second in her age group and fifth woman at the Salford Triathlon.

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.

FIXTURES this weekend for West Cheshire Athletic Club 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.

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