WCAC News #390 19-8-22

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE PLAY-OFF MATCH…

The Club has qualified to compete in the Northern Track and Field League Play-Off Match, at Doncaster, on Saturday 27th August, which is for Under 17s, Under 20s and Senior athletes. Jenny Manning, Dave McKay and Alan Littler need to know ASAP who is available and a coach has been booked for those people competing and officiating for the Club. Please help Jenny, Dave, and Alan assemble a strong team for the fixture.

OUR NEXT HOME FIXTURE:

West Cheshire AC is inviting you to compete at the Cheshire Track & Field League fixture at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday 4th September.

There are sprint and middle distance races, a jump, and a throw, as well as relay races at the fixture.

Please email Dennis Wall ASAP if you would like to take part or if you can help out on the day at: [email protected]

INVITE TO THE AUTUMN ROAD RELAY FIXTURES…

Please let Ellie Robinson know your availability by the end of August at the latest if you would like to represent the Club at 1 or both Road Relay fixtures.

Please see the links for details of distances and race start times. Usual rules apply i.e. 1. Club vests must be worn; 2. You must be 1st claim; 3. For the event on the 11th you need to be eligible to run for Cheshire by birth or residence. (You do not need Cheshire eligibility for the event on the 25th)

Details (race distances, team sizes and start times) are available on these links:

Cheshire County Championships (all age groups) on Sunday 11th September, at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, for the Cheshire Championships. (Women 3 per team, Men 4 per team, Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s 3 all per team):

http://merseysidecountyaa.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NORTH-WEST-COUNTIES-ROAD-RELAYS-2022.pdf

North of England Championships (U13 upwards) on Sunday 25th September at Sport City, Manchester, for the Northern Athletics Championships – no Cheshire requirement for this event (Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s all 3 per team).:

NORTH OF ENGLAND ‘START FITNESS’ YOUNG ATHLETES ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Under UKA Rules: Licence No: TBC – race-results.co.uk: (https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2022/na%202022%20autumn%20relays%20prospectus_3.pdf)

NORTH OF ENGLAND ‘START FITNESS’ WOMEN’S FOUR STAGE ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS Under UKA Rules: Licence No TBC At Sportcity Manchester:

www.race-results.co.uk

Ellie Robinson will be doing the team entries and the club is paying the entry fees. Always great fun team events – both of these venues have been used before and offer great facilities for racing, spectating (and parking!).

Email Ellie ASAP at:[email protected]

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: 

Mark Duffey, Andrew Clague, Ella Peers, Max Nevett, Leo Ravenscroft, Isabelle Gerrard, Stephne Douglas, Lucia Pyne, Isabella Aura, Liam Lawton, Lewis Morris, Oliver Eaton, Lauren Wilkinson, Faye Wilkinson, Bobbie Waters.

And next week: Debra Bemand, Dave Tiernan, Lisa Grantham, Violeta Brooks, Molly Fields, Claire Harris.

LATEST NEWS

Congratulations to: 

  • Ellis Williams for pocketing a gold medal at the Welsh Junior Track and Field Championships in the under 13 boys 75m hurdles with a new personal best time of 12.99 seconds.
  • Harriet Wheeler for winning a gold medal at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the North of England Junior Track and Field Championships with a championship best performance of 42.80m in the under 15 girls javelin.
  • Macy Brett for delivering a silver medal in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles final with a time of 11.74 seconds at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the North of England Junior Track and Field Championships.
  • Fergus Garland for securing a silver medal in the under 17 men’s 400m final with a time of 51.67 seconds at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the North of England Junior Track and Field Championships.
  • Sara Pearson for winning a bronze medal in the under 17 women’s shot put with 11.68m at Wavertree, Liverpool, in the North of England Junior Track and Field Championships.
  • Keely Smith for winning the women’s title at the Preston 10 Miles Road Race with a time of 65 minutes 33 seconds.
  • Wullie McGarrell for winning the over 50 men’s age group prize at the Preston 10 Miles Road Race with 64:02.

…and all members who have competed for the club recently.

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 20th and 21st AUGUST: North West Combined Events Championships, at Wavertree, Liverpool: https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/nwcec/

SUNDAY 20th AUGUST: Birchwood 10k Road Race: https://spectrumstriders.niftyentries.com/2022-Birchwood-10K

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers! 

MESSAGE FOR CLUB MEMBERS:

“I work for Tough Mudder and we have an event coming to Cholmondeley Castle (in Malpas, Cheshire) on 10th and 11th September. We need volunteers to help at Europe’s Toughest Mudder (our overnight event!) Shifts are split into a ‘half night’ 6pm- 1am or a full night: 10.30pm – 8.30am. In exchange volunteers would receive lots of free swag, a 100% off a Tough Mudder or a £40 off a Europe’s Toughest event (for a half night shift) or £70 for a full night! They’d also get a £50 or a £75 merch credit! I’d be really grateful if you could share this with your fitness group and ask them to email: [email protected] to sign up!”

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…

Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st August: North West Combined Events Championships, at Wavertree, Liverpool: https://data.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/nwcec/

Sunday 21st August – Birchwood 10k Road Race: https://spectrumstriders.niftyentries.com/2022-Birchwood-10K

Saturday 27th August – Northern Track & Field League Play-Off Match, at Doncaster.

Sunday 4th September – Cheshire Track & Field League Round Four, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Please help West Cheshire AC host this fixture.

Tuesday 6th September – Trafford Distance Running Grand Prix Meeting: https://www.traffordac.co.uk

Tuesday 6th September – Wirral Multi-Terrain League Round One at Royden Park (7pm): https://wirralmultiterrain.niftyentries.com

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th September: Schools Games National Final at Loughborough.

Sunday 11th September – Trafford Medal Track & Field Meeting: https://www.traffordac.co.uk

Sunday 11th September – Cheshire Half Marathon, at Capesthorne Hall: www.cheshirehalf.com//event/cheshire-half-marathon/2022/

Tuesday 13th September – Wirral Multi-Terrain League Round Two at Harrison Drive (7pm): https://wirralmultiterrain.niftyentries.com

Sunday 18th September – Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race. Please help West Cheshire AC host this annual fixture.

Sunday 18th September – Terry Davies Open Track & Field Meeting at Warrington: https://www.warringtonathletic.org/index.php

Tuesday 20th September – Wirral Multi-Terrain League Round Three at Thurstaston Visitors Centre (6.30pm): https://wirralmultiterrain.niftyentries.com

Sunday 25th September – Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at SportcIty, Manchester: More Details To Follow.

Sunday 25th September – Trafford Open Track & Field Meeting at Trafford: https://www.traffordac.co.uk

Tuesday 27th September – Wirral Multi-Terrain League Round Four at Arrowe Park (6.30pm): https://wirralmultiterrain.niftyentries.com

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.

Posted by Dave Alexander
20th August 2022
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