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:

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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
8th August 2022

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