WCAC News #423, 28-04-23

NORMAL SERVICE RESUMED 

The EPSV hammer cage has been repaired so the Throws D area is now back in use for hammer, discus, shot put and javelin training and competition.

CLUB STOPWATCH

If anyone has found a stopwatch (green and black coloured) can they please return it to the EPSV Track Container Office ASAP.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Calling all athletes! Please renew your membership. If you have not re-joined. you will not be selected to compete in upcoming competitions, as only current members details are shared with team managers. 

If you are having difficulty renewing, please contact Jane Pughe at: westcheshireacmembership@gmail.com

EPSV TRACK & FIELD TRAINING SESSIONS

Due to the Council Elections, the Club will be using the EPSV track from 5.30-7pm on Thursday 4th May. Brio are asking that all visitors use the parking bays and do not park by the fence next to the 3g pitch. Brio are open during normal hours on Saturday 6th May (Coronation Day), so training will be taking place as normal between 10am and 12 noon.

CLUB TREASURER VACANCY

Our Club Treasurer, Darren Shillington, is stepping down from his post at the Club’s next AGM, so the Club requires someone to replace him. If you are interested and would like more details, please email Darren at: treasurerwestcheshireac@gmail.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Entries close on 7th May for the Cheshire Track & Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th May. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. NO REFUNDS. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of 5. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 in each age group. The online entry link can be found here: www.cheshireaa.com

CAN YOU SPARE JUST ONE MORNING THIS YEAR TO HELP YOUR CLUB?

Can you spare a morning to help the club by volunteering as a marshal at the Chester Half Marathon this year on Sunday 21st May?

We need as many volunteers as possible for this event as it results in important support from the race organisers which is used towards equipment and facilities costs etc, helping us to keep subscriptions down.

Volunteers will be allocated to one of three zones which West Cheshire has responsibility for. Detailed arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time but individuals will be asked to help between approximately 08:15 and 12:30.

If you are able to bring friends or family to help too the extra hands would be hugely appreciated. Children are welcome but please let me know if you will have any under 16s with you so that we can allocate to suitable positions.

All volunteer marshals receive a full race goody bag, including technical t-shirt and light refreshments. Please email Ian at: igp64run@gmail.com and include ‘Chester Half 2023’ in the subject line if you could help.

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE FIXTURE

The final round of the Borders Road Running League will be held at Prestatyn on Wednesday 17th May. Further details can be found here: https://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 29th APRIL – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SUNDAY 30th APRIL – Under 17s & Under 20s Youth Development Track & Field League Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (11.15am start).

MONDAY 1st MAY – Trafford AC Open Meeting, at Longford Park Stadium:

MONDAY 1st MAY – Club training at the EPSV Track is cancelled as the facility is closed from 4pm.  

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Club members achieved personal bests at the weekend in the London Marathon, the Borders League, and the Cheshire Track & Field League. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Wullie McGarrell, Paul Cain, Eloise Eccles, Katrina Hughes, Daniel Thwaites, Fred Lucas, Callum Stow-Povall, Martha Storey, Jayden Bowden, Holly Coates, Olivia Hamilton, Matthew McCreadie.

And next week: John Driscoll, Jane Barker, Michael Young, Jude Sefton, Emily Totty-Lee, Pavieshayaa Thanilmaran, Emma Nevett, Ursula Archer, Charlotte Lea, Ruby Carlile. 

TATTENHALL TOUGH TEAM RACE

Entries are now open for the annual Tattenhall Tough Team Race being held on the evening of Friday 23 June. The race is for teams of three –
female, male or mixed – and is about 9 miles long with a mixture of roads and trails. Full details are at: https://tattenhallrunners.niftyentries.com/Tough-Team-2023

Press Report: Top Runs in Capital

KEELY SMITH, Clare Mallon and Sarah Hibbert all celebrated record-breaking performances at the London Marathon.

Keely clocked 2:50:22 to improve her own West Cheshire Athletic Club record and break the over-40 women’s club record that had stood for 25 years and finish 11th for her age group in the capital, while Clare improved the over-45 women’s record with a time of 3:38:59, and Sarah posted 3:54:45 which bettered her over-50 women’s mark from two years ago and set a first mark for an over-55 woman.

Steve Duffy was the first West Cheshire AC man to finish, posting 2:56:04, ahead of Wullie McGarrell (2:57), Fiona Cook (2:58:03), and Jon Park (2:58:04), just days after completing the Chicago Marathon.

Danny Paddock completed the distance in 3:00:32, ahead of Mark Davies (3:15:13), Steve Roberts (3:19:24), and Anest Muller (3:38:20).

A TOTAL of 73 West Cheshire AC members took part in the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

West Cheshire AC won the under 11s boys and girls team competition, finished second in the women’s team event, and third in the men’s team competition.

Top performances during the day were achieved by Danielle Erskine who won the senior women’s triple jump with 10.19m, while Mia Johnson won her under 13 girls 100m in 13.3 seconds, and Will Rawson hit a winning mark of 29.49m in the under 15 boys javelin.

The second round of the Cheshire Track and Field League will be held at Wrexham on Saturday, June 17.

WEST CHESHIRE AC hosted Sunday’s penultimate round of the Borders Road Running League at short notice, but the event attracted more than 260 runners who completed a three lap, 9.4km course.
Jamie Richardson was third in a time of 30:44, ahead of Graham Wells (21st in 33:43), Steve Fernyhough (45th in 36:15), Andrew Clague (54th in 36:57), Emma Nutt (12th lady in in 40:45), Claire Harris (13th lady in 40:51), Neil Field (115th in 43:39), Stephen Ball (133rd in 46:05), Dave Tiernan (137th in 46:56), Amy Mills (52nd in 48:55), and Ellie Robinson.

The final round of the Borders League will be held on Wednesday, May 17, at Prestatyn (7.30pm start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the first round of the Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday (11.15am start); and the British Universities and Colleges Track and Field Championships in Manchester on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire Track and Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. The closing date for entries is May 7. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of five. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each age group. The online entry link can be found at: www.cheshireaa.com
WEST CHESHIRE AC will host both the Cheshire County Clubs’ Track and Field Championships (Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14), and the Cheshire Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (Saturday, June 10), at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, as well as Cheshire Track and Field League match on Sunday, September 3; a Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Sunday, April 30; a Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixtures on Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, July 8; and a Northern Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, May 20. 
West Cheshire AC will also host the West Cheshire AC Secondary Schools Track and Cup Field Cup fixture on Wednesday, May 10; the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 17; the North West Regional B Final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, June 14; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Monday, June 19; the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 23; and the Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Track and Field Schools Championships on Wednesday, July 5. 

WCAC News #422, 21-04-23

OUT OF BOUNDS

Unfortunately, due to faults with the EPSV hammer cage, the throws D area has been cordoned off and that area is now out of bounds until the dangerous situation is addressed and resolved.

The only area in use for javelin training and competition until further notice is the high jump D.

TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED

The club is looking for parents to team manage at our four fixtures in the Cheshire Track and Field League. If you can help, please contact Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com.

EPSV TRACK & FIELD TRAINING SESSIONS

Due to the Council Elections, the Club will be using the EPSV track from 5.30-7pm on Thursday 4th May.

Brio are asking that all visitors use the parking bays and do not park by the fence next to the 3g pitch.

Brio are open during normal hours on Saturday 6th May (Coronation Day), so training will be taking place as normal between 10am and 12 noon.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Calling all athletes! Please renew your membership. If you have not rejoined you will not be selected to compete in upcoming competitions, as only current members details are shared with team managers. 

If you are having difficulty renewing, please contact Jane Pughe at: westcheshireacmembership@gmail.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE ROUND ONE @ EPSV ON SUNDAY APRIL 23RD

The Club is hosting the opening round of the Cheshire Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Sunday (23rd April) and needs your support. There are events for all age groups, from under 11s through to veterans and the day starts at 11.45am with a 3,000m race. Dennis would be grateful if anyone is available to help set-up equipment from 9am, officiate/volunteer from 11.45am, and tidy away from 4.30pm.

CAN YOU SPARE JUST ONE MORNING THIS YEAR TO HELP YOUR CLUB?

Can you spare a morning to help the club by volunteering as a marshal at the Chester Half Marathon this year on Sunday 21st May?

We need as many volunteers as possible for this event as it results in important support from the race organisers which is used towards equipment and facilities costs etc, helping us to keep subscriptions down.

Volunteers will be allocated to one of three zones which West Cheshire AC has responsibility for. Detailed arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time but individuals will be asked to help between approximately 08:15 and 12:30.

If you are able to bring friends or family to help too the extra hands would be hugely appreciated. Children are welcome but please let me know if you will have any under 16s with you so that we can allocate to suitable positions.

All volunteer marshals receive a full race goody bag, including technical t-shirt and light refreshments. Please email Ian at: igp64run@gmail.com and include ‘Chester Half 2023’ in the subject line if you could help.

CLUB TREASURER VACANCY

Our Club Treasurer, Darren Shillington, is stepping down from his post at the Club’s next AGM, so the club requires someone to replace him. If you are interested and would like more details, please email Darren at: treasurerwestcheshireac@gmail.com

THIS SUNDAY – BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE FIXTURE

Please remember to support your Club at this Sunday’s latest round of the Borders Road Running League being held from Delamere Forest (10am start). Further details can be found here: https://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 22nd APRIL – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL – Borders Road Running League, at Delamere Forest, (10am start): https://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL – Cheshire Track & Field League Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (11.45am start).

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Entries are now open for the Cheshire Track & Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th May. The closing date for entries is 7th May. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. NO REFUNDS. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of 5. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 in each age group. The online entry link can be found here: www.cheshireaa.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Mike Lamb, Glen Hoskin, Tony Kennedy, Daniel Kulig, Amelia Owen, Philip Renondeau, William Astley, Freddie Cogan-Williams, Florence Evans, Charlie Lucas.

And next week: Wullie McGarrell, Paul Cain, Eloise Eccles, Katrina Hughes, Daniel Thwaites, Fred Lucas, Callum Stow-Povall, Martha Storey, Jayden Bowden, Holly Coates, Olivia Hamilton, Matthew McCreadie.

PARK HALL 5km ROAD RACE

Oswestry Olympians are organising the Park Hall 5k road race on Friday 23rd June (7.30pm race start). More details and entry here.

ONLINE CLUB KIT SHOP

The club now has an online club shop selling a range of items. Please take at look at this link using WCAC2023 as the password: 

https://www.malookasports.com/product-category/teamwear/west-cheshire-athletics-club/

INVITATION TO BOOK ON A TIMEKEEPERS COURSE

The club is hosting a timekeepers’ course in the EPSV Trackside Room on Thursday 27th April, between 6.30pm-9pm.

Please support the course and book at this link: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=e828a58b9fff532906660905c056f804

CLUB DISCOUNT AT UP & RUNNING STORE

Up and Running have an exciting opportunity for club members to get an extra 10% off in their Bridge Street Row, Chester store on sale items if using the code: CLUBSALE10. All club members will also get 10% off full priced items in store using: CLUB10. Offer is available whilst stock lasts or until 23rd April 2023.

CLUB FIXTURES CARD

The club summer fixtures card is now available for you to pick up from the EPSV track office.

 CONGRATULATIONS!

Club members achieved personal bests at the weekend. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS

As well as the club’s open track and field meetings last month there are a number of other fixtures being organised. Here is a list with entry links, and entry forms can also be found on the track office container door: 

Monday 24th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U15s, U17s, U20s & Seniors: www.race-results.co.uk

Wednesday 26th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U9s, U11s, U13s, and U15s: www.race-results.co.uk

Press Report: Four Spring to Take Win

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club won the men’s team prize at the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.

Jamie Richardson (first under 20 man in 26 minutes eight seconds); Sammy Hollins (second under 20 man in 27:54); Jack Gannon (12th senior man in 28:51), and Henry Robinson (fourth under 20 man in 29:52) combined for success.

Neil Hershaw celebrated top spot in his over-55 men’s age group with 30:26, and Jodi Bemand claimed first place in her under 20 women’s age category with 32:11.

Other purple-vested club finishers at the event hosted by West Cheshire AC included Steve Fernyhough (eighth over-40 man in 29:52), Paul Morrison (25th senior man in 30:48), James Robinson (27th senior man in 30:55), Andrew Clague (eighth over-50 man in 31:48), Debra Bemand (sixth over-50 lady in 38:54), Phil Gent (28th over-50 man in 40:54), and Agnieszka Shaw (10th over-40 lady in 43:05).

The race, which attracted 374 finishers, was won by Ed Shepherd (Woodford Green and Essex Ladies) who clocked 25:08, and Tracy Rogers (Buckley Runners) was the first lady finisher in 30:02.

HARRIET WHEELER powered her way to a gold medal performance at the Liverpool Jumps and Throws Meeting.

The West Cheshire AC teenager won the under 17 women’s javelin competition at Wavertree with a throw of 43.60m.

THE McKENNA family had a day to remember at the Warrington AC Open Track and Field Meeting on Sunday.

Poppy, Harry and Leo, who are all West Cheshire AC members, registered personal bests at the event held at Victoria Park.

Poppy rounded the under 11 girls 600m in 2:04, clocked 12.15 in her 75m, and long jumped 3.37m, while Harry equalled his high jump pb of 1-20m, and posted 16.32 seconds in the under 13 boys 75m hurdles, and Leo clocked a new under 11 boys 75m personal best of 13.82 seconds, and posted 2:36.12 in his 600m.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action included Macy Brett (12.81) and Carys Manson (13.64) in the under 17 women’s 80m hurdles and Carys in the 200m (28.32); Isla Lambert in the under 11 girls 75m (14.60) and 600m (2:39.28); Jack McWilliams in the under 11 boys 75m (12.62) and 600m (2:29:34), Jack Arnold in the under 11 boys 75m (13.17) and 600m (2:08:08), Rose Sheppard in the under 13 girls 100m (16.97) and 800m (3:07.31), Erin Barnard in the under 15 girls 100m (14.25) and 200m (29.63), Satine Wearden in the under 15 girls 100m (15.18) and 200m (32.76), Jacob Gardner in the under 15 boys 100m (12.91) and 300m (40.68), Dylan Gledhill in the under 13 boys 200m (33.86), 800m (2:50.74) and javelin (21.16m), Bethany Sheppard in the under 15 girls 200m (32.47) and 300m (50.74), Eve Sheppard in the under 9s 600m (2:40.07), Ellis Hancock in the under 17 men’s 800m (2:27.76) and 3,000m (10:32.32), Nia Manson in the under 13 girls 1500m (5:34.25) and javelin (7.86m), Dan Hooker in the under 15 boys 1500m (5:44.65), Nancy Farmer in the under 17 women’s 1500m (5:19.35), Jodi Bemand in the under 17 women’s steeplechase (5:37.81), Emilia Pyper in the under 15 girls 3,000m (11:51.44), and Cosette Wearden in the under 17 women’s 3,000m (11:38.10).

GRAHAM WELLS ran a male vet45 club record of 2:48:34 at Sunday’s Manchester Marathon.

JON PARK represented West Cheshire AC in Monday’s Boston Marathon in America and clocked 2:57:15.

FIXTURES this weekend include the first round of the Cheshire Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday (11.45am start); the Borders Road Running League at Delamere Forest on Sunday (10am start); and the London Marathon on Sunday (9am start).

WEST CHESHIRE AC is hosting a Timekeepers Course in the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Trackside Room on Thursday, April 27, between 6.30pm-9pm. The booking link is: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=e828a58b9fff532906660905c056f804

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire Track and Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. The closing date for entries is May 7. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of five. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each age group. The online entry link can be found at: www.cheshireaa.com
WEST CHESHIRE AC will host both the Cheshire County Clubs’ Track and Field Championships (Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14), and the Cheshire Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (Saturday, June 10), at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, as well as Cheshire Track and Field League matches on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, September 3; a Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Sunday, April 30; a Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixtures on Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, July 8; and a Northern Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, May 20. 
West Cheshire AC will also host the West Cheshire AC Secondary Schools Track and Cup Field Cup fixture on Wednesday, May 10; the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 17; the North West Regional B Final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, June 14; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Monday, June 19; the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 23; and the Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Track and Field Schools Championships on Wednesday, July 5.

WCAC News #421, 14-04-23

PLEASE RENEW YOUR CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Calling all athletes! Please renew your membership. If you have not rejoined you will not be selected to compete in upcoming competitions, as only current members details are shared with team managers. 

If you are having difficulty renewing please contact Jane Pughe at: westcheshireacmembership@gmail.com

THIS SUNDAY – BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE FIXTURE

Please remember to support your club at this Sunday’s latest round of the Borders Road Running League (a 5 miles course) being held from Mold Sports Centre (11am start). Further details can be found here: https://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 15th APRIL – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SATURDAY 15th APRIL – Warrington AC Open Track & Field Meeting, Victoria Park, Warrington: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/36682

SATURDAY 15th APRIL – Liverpool Jumps & Throws Meeting, at Wavertree, Liverpool: www.liverpoolthrowsjumps.co.uk

SUNDAY 16th APRIL – Borders Road Running League, at Mold Sports Centre, (11am start): https://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE ROUND ONE @ EPSV ON SUNDAY 23RD APRIL

The Club is hosting the opening round of the Cheshire Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday 23rd April and needs your support. There are events for all age groups, from under 11s through to veterans and the day starts at 11.45am with a 3,000m race. If you want to compete you need to email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Dennis would also be grateful if anyone is available to help set-up equipment from 9am, officiate/volunteer from 11.45am, and tidy away from 4.30pm.

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN…

Entries are now open for the Cheshire Track & Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th May. The closing date for entries is 7th May. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. NO REFUNDS. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of 5. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 in each age group. The online entry link can be found here: www.cheshireaa.com

CAN YOU SPARE JUST ONE MORNING THIS YEAR TO HELP YOUR CLUB?

Can you spare a morning to help the club by volunteering as a marshal at the Chester Half Marathon this year on Sunday 21st May?

We need as many volunteers as possible for this event as it results in important support from the race organisers which is used towards equipment and facilities costs etc, helping us to keep subscriptions down.

Volunteers will be allocated to one of three zones which West Cheshire has responsibility for. Detailed arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time but individuals will be asked to help between approximately 08:15 and 12:30.

If you are able to bring friends or family to help too the extra hands would be hugely appreciated. Children are welcome but please let me know if you will have any under 16s with you so that we can allocate to suitable positions.

All volunteer marshals receive a full race goody bag, including technical t-shirt and light refreshments. Please email Ian at: igp64run@gmail.com and include ‘Chester Half 2023’ in the subject line if you could help.

ONLINE CLUB KIT SHOP

The Club now has an Online Club Shop selling a range of items. Please take at look at this link using WCAC2023 as the password: 

https://www.malookasports.com/product-category/teamwear/west-cheshire-athletics-club/

INVITE TO BOOK ON A TIMEKEEPERS COURSE

The Club is hosting a Timekeepers Course in the EPSV Trackside Room on Thursday 27th April, between 6.30pm-9pm.

Please support the course and book at this link: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=e828a58b9fff532906660905c056f804

TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED

The Club is looking for parents to team manage at our four fixtures in the Cheshire Track and Field League.

If you can help please contact Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CLUB DISCOUNT AT UP & RUNNING STORE

Up and Running have an exciting opportunity for Club members to get an extra 10% off in their Bridge Street Row, Chester store on sale items if using the code: CLUBSALE10. All club members will also get 10% off full priced items in store using: CLUB10. Offer is available whilst stock lasts or until 23rd April 2023.

CLUB FIXTURES CARD

The Club Summer Fixtures Card is now available for you to pick up from the EPSV Track Office.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Club members achieved personal bests and medal performances at the EPSV Track on Sunday. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Lisa Davies, Kyran Croft Ilich, Jacob Downe, Alfie Thompson, Ava Tinmouth, Annie Williams, Immogen Whiteway, Noah Woolgar, Phil Woodley.

And next week: Mike Lamb, Glen Hoskin, Tony Kennedy, Daniel Kulig, Amelia Owen, Philip Renondeau, William Astley, Freddie Cogan-Williams, Florence Evans, Charlie Lucas.

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS

As well as the Club’s Open Track & Field Meetings last month there are a number of other fixtures being organised. Here is a list with entry links, and entry forms can also be found on the Track Office Container Door: 

Saturday 15th April – Liverpool Throws & Jumps Meeting: www.liverpoolthrowsjumps.co.uk

Saturday 15th April – Warrington AC Open Meeting: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/36682

Monday 24th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U15s, U17s, U20s & Seniors: www.race-results.co.uk

Wednesday 26th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U9s, U11s, U13s, and U15s: www.race-results.co.uk

Press Report: Members Show Endurance

DEBRA BEMAND and Paul Morrison are on target to retain their Endurance Running Competition titles.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo won the ladies’ and men’s titles respectively last year in a league competition that has been organised since 2008 based on gaining points for participation in road, cross-country, multi-terrain and fell races over the calendar year, with an emphasis on club events.

Three months into this year’s Endurance League, and Debra is tied for top spot with Traci Shipley, while Angela Tegg and Anest Muller are in joint third position.

And Paul heads the men’s competition from second-placed Andrew Clague, with Andrew Carter and Michael Young tied for third place.

League organiser for many years, John Driscoll, stepped aside last year and Brian Wright kindly stepped into the role at the start of 2023.

FIXTURES this weekend include a Warrington AC Open Track and Field Meeting and the Liverpool Throws and Jumps Meeting, both on Saturday, while the latest round of the Borders Road Running League takes place this Sunday from Mold Sports Centre, (11am start), on a five miles course.

WEST CHESHIRE AC is hosting the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, April 23. There are events for all age groups, from under 11s through to veterans and the day starts at 11.45am with a 3,000m race.

WEST CHESHIRE AC is hosting a Timekeepers Course in the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Trackside Room on Thursday, April 27, between 6.30pm-9pm. The booking link is: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=e828a58b9fff532906660905c056f804

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire Track and Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. The closing date for entries is May 7. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of five. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each age group. The online entry link can be found at: www.cheshireaa.com

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host both the Cheshire County Clubs’ Track and Field Championships (Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14), and the Cheshire Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (Saturday, June 10), at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, as well as Cheshire Track and Field League matches on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, September 3; a Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Sunday, April 30; a Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixtures on Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, July 8; and a Northern Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, May 20. 

West Cheshire AC will also host the West Cheshire AC Secondary Schools Track and Cup Field Cup fixture on Wednesday, May 10; the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 17; the North West Regional B Final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, June 14; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Monday, June 19; the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 23; and the Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Track and Field Schools Championships on Wednesday, July 5. 

WCAC Endurance League

Three months into this year’s Endurance League, and Debra Bemand and Traci Liane Shipley are tied for top spot, as are Angela Tegg and Anest Muller for 3rd. Paul Morrison and Andrew Clague are first and second in the men’s competition, with Andrew Carter and Michael Young tied for 3rd.

Tables are available via the links near the bottom of the Races page.

WCAC News #420, 07-04-23

CAN YOU SPARE JUST ONE MORNING THIS YEAR TO HELP YOUR CLUB?

Can you spare a morning to help the club by volunteering as a marshal at the Chester Half Marathon this year on Sunday 21st May?

We need as many volunteers as possible for this event as it results in important support from the race organisers which is used towards equipment and facilities costs etc, helping us to keep subscriptions down.

Volunteers will be allocated to one of three zones which West Cheshire has responsibility for. Detailed arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time but individuals will be asked to help between approximately 08:15 and 12:30.

If you are able to bring friends or family to help too the extra hands would be hugely appreciated. Children are welcome but please let me know if you will have any under 16s with you so that we can allocate to suitable positions.

All volunteer marshals receive a full race goody bag, including technical t-shirt and light refreshments. Please email Ian at: igp64run@gmail.com and include ‘Chester Half 2023’ in the subject line if you could help.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Entries are now open for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by the Club at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, on Wednesday 12th April (7pm start). The online entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Chester-Spring-5-2023

ONLINE CLUB KIT SHOP

The Club now has an Online Club Shop selling a range of items. Please take at look at this link using WCAC2023 as the password: 

https://www.malookasports.com/product-category/teamwear/west-cheshire-athletics-club/

INVITE TO BOOK ON A TIMEKEEPERS COURSE

The Club is hosting a Timekeepers Course in the EPSV Trackside Room on Thursday 27th April, between 6.30pm-9pm.

Please support the course and book at this link: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=e828a58b9fff532906660905c056f804

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE ROUND ONE @ EPSV ON SUNDAY 23RD APRIL

The Club is hosting the opening round of the Cheshire Track & Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday 23rd April and needs your support. There are events for all age groups, from under 11s through to veterans and the day starts at 11.45am with a 3,000m race. If you want to compete you need to email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Dennis would also be grateful if anyone is available to help set-up equipment from 9am, officiate/volunteer from 11.45am, and tidy away from 4.30pm.

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN…

Entries are now open for the Cheshire Track & Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th May. The closing date for entries is 7th May. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. NO REFUNDS. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of 5. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 in each age group. The online entry link can be found here: www.cheshireaa.com

THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 8th APRIL – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SATURDAY 8th APRIL – Rivington Pike Fell Race (3pm start), at Crown Public House, Chorley New Rd, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7QJ: https://www.madbullevents.com/events-1/rivington-pike-fell-race-r-2023

SUNDAY 9th APRIL – Hale Village Five Miles Road Race (9.30am start), at Hale Village Hall, Hale Village, L24 4AX: https://intervalraces.niftyentries.com/Hale-Village-5-Mile-Race-2023

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED

The Club is looking for parents to team manage at our four fixtures in the Cheshire Track and Field League.

If you can help please contact Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CLUB DISCOUNT AT UP & RUNNING STORE

Up and Running have an exciting opportunity for Club members to get an extra 10% off in their Bridge Street Row, Chester store on sale items if using the code: CLUBSALE10. All club members will also get 10% off full priced items in store using: CLUB10. Offer is available whilst stock lasts or until 23rd April 2023.

CLUB FIXTURES CARD

The Club Summer Fixtures Card is now available for you to pick up from the EPSV Track Office.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Club members achieved personal bests and medal performances at the EPSV Track on Sunday. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Patrick O’Loughlin, Orlaith Hughes, Ruby Billington, Mia Ting, Polly Johnson, Eva Brooks.

And next week: Lisa Davies, Kyran Croft Ilich, Jacob Downe, Alfie Thompson, Ava Tinmouth, Annie Williams, Immogen Whiteway, Noah Woolgar, Phil Woodley.

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS

As well as the Club’s 25th Anniversary Open Track & Field Meetings this month there are a number of other fixtures being organised. Here is a list with entry links, and entry forms can also be found on the Track Office Container Door: 

Saturday 15th April – Liverpool Throws & Jumps Meeting: www.liverpoolthrowsjumps.co.uk

Saturday 15th April – Warrington AC Open Meeting: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/36682

Monday 24th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U15s, U17s, U20s & Seniors: www.race-results.co.uk

Wednesday 26th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U9s, U11s, U13s, and U15s: www.race-results.co.uk

Press Report: Snowdens in peak performances

AMELIA and Felicity Snowden produced a memorable sister act at the Trafford AC Open Medal Track and Field Meeting.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club members produced five personal best performances between them at the Longford Park Stadium on Sunday.

Amelia achieved new personal bests in the 150m with a time of 23.31 seconds and long jump with 3.43m, and added a new season’s best of 11.64 seconds in the 75m.

Felicity celebrated a hat-trick of personal bests in the under 11 girls 75m (12.65 seconds), 150m (25.67 seconds), and long jump (2.76m).

Clubmate Eleanor Wheeler posted two new personal bests in the under 15 girls 200m (30.78 seconds), and 1500m (5:35.32), and added 10.71m in the javelin.

Satine Wearden produced 15.17 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m, and also achieved 17.03m in the discus, and 16.30m in the hammer.

And Poppy McKenna rounded the under 11 girls 600m in a time of 2:08.54, clocked 24.19 seconds in the 150m, and added 2.91m in the long jump.

JOSH STIRLING impressed while representing West Cheshire AC at Wavertree on Sunday in the Liverpool Harriers Open Track and Field Meeting.

Josh posted 42.21 seconds in the under 15 boys 300m and 26.52 seconds in the 200m.

He was joined at the fixture by club mates Rose and Bethany Sheppard and Heidi Wetherall.

Rose clocked 3:07.73 in the under 13 girls 800m and 25.97 seconds in the 150m, while Heidi Wetherall rounded the under 11 girls 600m in 2:25.04 and the 150m in 26.97 seconds, and Bethany posted 31.87 seconds in the under 15 girls 200m and 15.45 seconds in the 100m.

SIX West Cheshire AC members represented their county at the annual Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Schools Cross Country Race fixture hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Harriet Beattie, Lauren Higgins, Megan Hughes, Dylan Gledhill and Dylan Chandler represented Cheshire, and Poppy Coates represented Merseyside who won the girls, boys and overall team competitions.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Rivington Pike Fell Race on Saturday, and the Hale Village Five Miles Road Race on Sunday.

ENTRIES are still open for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by West Cheshire AC at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, on Wednesday 12th April (7pm start). The online link for entries is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Chester-Spring-5-2023

Any West Cheshire AC member entering and running is reminded to provide a helper/marshal to assist at the event. 

ENTRIES are now open for the Cheshire Track and Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. The closing date for entries is May 7. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of five. Medals will be awarded to the first three in each age group. The online entry link can be found at: www.cheshireaa.com

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host both the Cheshire County Clubs’ Track and Field Championships (Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14), and the Cheshire Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships (Saturday, June 10), at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, as well as Cheshire Track and Field League matches on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, September 3; a Under 17s and Under 20s Youth Development Track and Field League fixture on Sunday, April 30; a Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League fixtures on Sunday, May 7 and Saturday, July 8; and a Northern Track and Field League fixture on Saturday, May 20. 

West Cheshire AC will also host the West Cheshire AC Secondary Schools Track and Cup Field Cup fixture on Wednesday, May 10; the County Round of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, May 17; the North West Regional B Final of the English Schools Track and Field Cup on Wednesday, June 14; the Chester Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Monday, June 19; the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday, June 23; and the Cheshire v Merseyside Year Seven Track and Field Schools Championships on Wednesday, July 5.

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