WCAC News #414, 21-04-23


The Club is organising 2 Open Track and Field Meetings at Ellesmere Port Sports Village to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary. The meetings will be held on Saturday 18th March (Sprints, Hurdles, and Jumps), and Sunday 26th March (Middle Distance Running and Throws).

Club members can enter the 2 fixtures via an entry form now available from the Track Container Office which must be returned to the Track Container Office when completed, or the live entry link for online entries is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Track-Field-Open-Meetings-2023

VOLUNTEERS are also urgently needed to make the 2 fixtures a success. Club members are needed to help set up the equipment before the fixtures and tidy away at the end, as well as field judges, track judges, timekeepers, and help with the results/medals. If you can help please email Dennis ASAP at: [email protected]


Helpers are needed for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by the Club at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, on 12th April (7pm start). If you can help please email Dennis ASAP at: [email protected]

Entries are also open for the fixture at the following link: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Chester-Spring-5-2023

Any Club member entering and running is reminded to provide a helper/marshal to ensure the event can take place.


The Club is looking for a parent to work alongside John Pughe to help him team manage the Under 17s/Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League team.

A parent to work alongside Adrian Gledhill to help him team manage the Under 13s Youth Development Track and Field League team.

Two parents to team manage the Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League team.

And parents to team manage at our four fixtures in the Cheshire Track and Field League.

If you can help please contact Dennis ASAP at: [email protected]


SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY – Training at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY – English National Cross Country Championships, at Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall. The timetable is: 11am – Under 17 Women (5km); 11.25am – Under 15 Boys (4km); 11.45am – Under 13 Girls (3km); 12.05pm – Under 17 Men (6km); 12.30pm – Under 13 Boys (3km); 12.45pm – Under 15 Girls (4km); 1.05pm – Under 20 Junior Women (6km); 1.35pm – Senior Women (8km); 2.20pm – Under 20 Junior Men (10km); 3pm – Senior Men (12km). Live TV link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSTPsN9_5KQ


The Club enjoyed success indoors and over the country at the weekend. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/


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

Sandra Dean, Graham Patterson, Cathryn Whalley, Chris Shaw, Donna Dunwoodie, Ben Sache, Jessica Marland, Harley Scadeng, Benjamin Stenton, Joseph Stenton, Eleanor Williams.

And next week: Ellis Williams, Emily Hunt, Hollie Ross-Maddock, Ian Ackroyd, Danny Paddock, Georgina Duffey.


The club are considering entering a team into the Welsh Castles Relay Race which will take place over the weekend of 10-11 June. This is a 20 stage road relay race with individual legs of around 10 miles. Further information is available via the link below. Anyone who is interested is asked to email Ian Gloyne-Phillips, including β€˜Welsh Castles’ in the subject line. 

Posted by Dave Alexander
24th February 2023

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