WCAC News #394 23-09-22

HELP NEEDED

West Cheshire AC is helping to host and organise the Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Tuesday 27th September. Volunteers are needed to set up the course from 1pm for a 3.30pm start, as well as marshal and tidy away afterwards. Please help if you can.

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS

Sportshall Athletics training will take place on Wednesday 28th September (7pm until 8pm) at Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Chester, CH2 1PR. Training sessions will cost £2 to cover our hire charge.

If you would like to take part or want more information please contact Dennis Wall at: [email protected]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Ava Hancock, Colin Berry, David McKay, Dotty Gebska, Amy Mills, Jamie Richardson, Rose Duggan, Matthew Jones, Madison Cobb, Isabelle Hein.

And next week: Mark Davies, David Morris, Eoghan Pimlatt, Kara Stoll, Jack Paget, Finnley Halliday, Sarah Booth, Daniel Pagan, Abigail Mulcaster, Charlotte Austin.

LATEST NEWS

Congratulations to:

  • Eloise Eccles who produced an impressive debut for Great Britain, completing 138.3 miles in the IAU 24-hour European Championships held at Verona, Italy, to finish second British female, 21st overall female, and contributed towards a fourth team position for Great Britain.
  • Nathan Brassington who will represent England at Glasgow in November after pocketing a silver medal in Bedford in the Junior Boys Pentathlon at the English Schools Combined Events Championships Final on Sunday, posting three new personal bests in the shot put (14.09m), 80m hurdles (11.95 seconds), and 800m (2:23.25), and adding 5.47m in the long jump and 1-56m in the high jump.
  • West Cheshire AC’s men who celebrated a team victory at Sunday’s Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race: Steve Fernyhough (first over-40 man in 36:15), Matthew Douglass (first under 20 man in 36:21), Neil Hershaw (first over-55 man in 37:43), and Henry Robinson (second under 20 man in 38:36).
  • Keely Smith who won the over-35 ladies age group category and finished third lady overall with 38:05 at the Guilden Sutton 10k, while Luke Parker was third under 20 man in 39:21, Andrew Clague finished second over-50 man in 39:30, Clare Mallon won the over-45 ladies age group with 45:58, while Steve Hillier was seventh over-40 man in 44:16, and Stephen Ball posted 45:48 for sixth spot in his over-45 men’s age group. 
  • Wullie McGarrell who clocked an impressive time of 1:22:23 as 3rd male vet over 55 at the Scottish Half Marathon.
  • Thomas Rimmer, Dylan Gledhill, Cosette Wearden, Nancy Farmer, Isabella Rimmer, Andrew Clague and Mark Davies who competed at the North Staffs Cross Country League first round at Betley, near Crewe, on Saturday.

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

GUIDANCE FOR ATHLETES AND PARENTS

Club members and parents may be interested in a platform which has been set up to help inspire and guide both athletes and parents. It was set-up by mother and son duo, Caroline and Joe Fuggle. It is free to access, and it’s the UK’s first platform created to optimise the experience of both athletes and parents in athletics. The link is here.

THIS WEEKEND

Sunday 25th September – Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at SportcIty, Manchester.

Sunday 25th September – Farndon 10k Road Race.

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

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

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…

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

Tuesday, 27th September – Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (1pm course set up for 3.30pm start).

Saturday 1st October – North Wales Cross Country League Round One, at Bangor.

Sunday 2nd October – Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon, at Chester Racecourse.

Monday, 3rd October – Chester District Girls Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Christleton High School (4pm start).

Thursday, 6th October – Ellesmere Port & Halton District Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (2pm course set up for 4pm start).

Saturday, 8th October – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (8am course set up for 10am start).

Monday 10th October – Chester District Boys Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Bishop Heber High School (4pm start).

Saturday 15th October – Manchester Area Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe Park.

Saturday 15th October – North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common.

Sunday 16th October – Borders Road Running League Round One.

Saturday 22nd October – North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at Newtown.

Saturday 29th October – North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Park Hall.

Saturday, 5th November – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Two, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (8am course set up for 10am start).

Saturday 12th November – Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Two, at Kenworthy Woods.

Sunday 13th November – Borders Road Running League Round Two.

Monday 14th November – Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (2pm course set up for 4pm start).

Saturday, 19th November – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Three, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (8am course set up for 10am start).

Saturday 26th November – North Wales Cross Country League Round Three, at Whitford.

Saturday 3rd December – Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Three, at Heaton Park.

Saturday 10th December – North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Keele University.

Saturday, 10th December – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Four, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (8am course set up for 10am start).

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
24th September 2022
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