WCAC News #428 9-6-23

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE @ WREXHAM, ON SATURDAY 17th JUNE

Please contact Dennis Wall ASAP if you are wanting to compete or help/officiate in the second round of the Cheshire Track & Field League on Saturday, 17th June, at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham (11.45am start).

The Cheshire League caters for anyone aged 9 years old and above in every age group (Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, and Senior and Veteran Men and Women), and it will be great to see a good turn out from club members.

A check-list of items to bring with you should include: Club Vest – Money to buy food and drink – packed lunch – warm clothing – waterproof clothing – spikes and/or running shoes.

If you need any further details please don’t hesitate to contact Dennis on 07968 643038 or email: [email protected]

WELL DONE HARRIET!

Harriet Wheeler exceeded the javelin standard of 48 metres for the Youth Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night at a Birmingham University Open Meeting where she hit a mark of 50.61m.

And Club members achieved a team victory, personal bests, and club records at the weekend. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

CONGRATULATIONS!

The trio of Lindsay Fisher (1:20:18), Fiona Cook (1:23:33), and Emma Nutt (1:38:37), won the Club team prize at last month’s Chester Half Marathon and the £75 team prize has been received by club treasurer, Darren Shillington, so can Lindsay, Fiona and Emma please email Darren to claim their share of the prize money at: [email protected]

WELL DONE JODI!

After breaking her under 20 women’s 2000m steeplechase club record (7:51.64 for fourth place) in the Northern Championships at the weekend, Jodi Bemand was the first lady finisher on Wednesday night in the Race Up The Beast Fell Race from the Miners Arms, Maeshafn.

CONGRATULATIONS EMMA!

Emma Holmes pocketed a silver medal at the Northern Track and Field Championships in Manchester and broke her under 20 women’s 400m club record after clocking 55.58 seconds for second spot in the final, and added the under 20 and senior women’s 200m club record with 24.62 in her heat and 24.89 in her final for fourth position.

WELL DONE EMMA!

Emma Nutt was third lady finisher at the Deestriders Off Road Race at Shotton.

Other club finishers were: 5th Isaac McKenna, 6th Mark Davies, 9th Andrew Clague, 22nd Neil Field, 47th Clare Mallon (12th woman), 59th  Dave Crawford, 62nd Tony Kennedy, 77th Mark Povey, 91st Brian Beattie.

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.

HEADPHONES OFFER

Shokz headphones are offering club members an extra £10 off the sale price of their bone conduction (out of the ear) headphones. The sale is until 11th June, details as follows: Code: shokzclub10off

Link: https://uk.shokz.com/pages/2023summersale?utm_source=ac_bd_runningclub&utm_medium=BD

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS…

10,000m Championships, at Leigh, on July 7th: Prospectus: www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/uploads/info4870.pdfU13s, U15s, U17s Championships, at Middlesbrough, on August 12th & 13th: Prospectus: www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/uploads/info4849.pdf
Entry for all events via: www.race-results.co.uk 

THIS WEEKEND:

Saturday 8th June – NO Club Training at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Saturday 8th June – Cheshire Schools Track & Field Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (9.15am start for field events and 10am start for track events). Details: https://www.cheshireschoolsaa.co.uk/_files/ugd/efb2d0_922c8528602042499f637c94fbdae163.pdf

Sunday 9th June – Port Sunlight 5k (10am start) and 10k (11am start).

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

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: [email protected]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Nia Manson, Phil Howe, Lewis Tandy, Yasmin Smith, Tilly Paterson, Isabelle Heverin, Charlie Buck, Oliver Dowell, Izzy Adams.

And next week: Emma Holmes, Anest Muller, Aaron Scott, Milo Harding, Helen Bosworth, Joanne Lark, Ian-Paul Flanders, Bethany Leader, Evie McEnery, Noah Booth, Daniel Clegg.

DEESTRIDERS OFF ROAD GRAND PRIX SERIES

Deestriders are organising their off road grand prix series of races at Shotton on Thursdays, 6th July, and 3rd August, and on Friday 1st September. Email your name, address, date of birth, EA number, and email address to: [email protected]

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

WENLOCK OLYMPIAN GAMES

A full day of athletics with events for all age groups including a multi-terrain 7 miles race on Sunday 2nd July, from Much Wenlock Leisure Centre. TF13 6NB. Entry details on: Opentrack.run

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 at: https://www.entrycentral.com/OO_Parkhall_5k

CLUB FIXTURES CARD

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

CHESHIRE ROAD RUNNING GRAND PRIX

The Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race and Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race feature in this year’s 8-race Cheshire Road Running Grand Prix, with the best 5 from the maximum of eight races counting in each prize-winning section.

The races selected for the 2023 Grand Prix are: Chester Spring 5 (12th April); Park Run Chester (13th May); Dunham Massey 2, Dave Telford Memorial (8th June); Birchwood Brook 5k (15th June); Park Run Alderley Park, Nether Alderley (8th July); Birchwood 10k (20th August); Guilden Sutton 10k (17th September); Congleton Half Marathon (1st October).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT TRAINING SESSIONS

The Club needs helpers to register members on the Tablet at the EPSV Track Office before training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, and volunteers are needed to assist our coaches to help deliver training sessions. If you can help, please email Dennis at: [email protected]

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

All parents/ guardians of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect them from the track, not from the car park. The club wants to ensure everyone stays safe and that every youngster safely leaves every track training session.

We also ask that all youngsters attending track training sessions should bring along warm clothing, preferably waterproofs, hat, gloves, and a bottle of water.

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
9th June 2023
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