WCAC News #437, 11-08-23


Many congratulations to Harriet Wheeler who secured a silver medal with a new under 17 women’s javelin personal best of 51.50m while representing England at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Trinidad & Tobago.

And congratulations to all club members who competed at the weekend, several of whom achieved personal bests, as noted in this week’s press report.

The final fixture of the 2023 Northern Track & Field League West Premier Division is due to take place at Trafford on Saturday 19th August. The club currently lies second in the table, just one point off the top spot, meaning the club can still be crowned champions and qualify for the Northern League finals on 9th September. Second year Under 17s, Under 20s and Seniors should contact team managers Alan Littler, Dave McKay and Jenny Manning with their availability ASAP to ensure your club has a strong and successful end to the season.


It’s autumn road relay season again. These are always great fun team events. Ellie Robinson will be doing the team entries, and the club is paying entry fees. Please let Ellie know your availability by August 31st at the latest. This year, you have two opportunities to race:

Saturday September 9th: Cheshire Champs, at Heaton Park for (you must have Cheshire eligibility by birth or residence for this one):

Sunday September 24th: Northern Athletics Champs, at Birkenhead Park (no Cheshire eligibility requirement).


Welsh Athletics is organising an Assistant Club Coaching Course at Deeside College, Connah’s Quay, on Saturday 23rd September. The course is ideal for anyone who currently volunteers at the club and who wants to become a graded coach to help the club. Details and booking are here.

The club will reimburse members for the cost of the course cost – please contact [email protected] for this.


Oxford University Athletic Club has been in touch to offer an exciting opportunity for athletes who are students from year 10 to year 13, and have an interest in applying to Oxford (or Cambridge).

They are hosting an Athlete Taster Day on 16th November 2023, where athletes will have the chance to meet some current student-athletes and coaches, as well as hear about life at Oxford, learn about the admissions process and spend the day in the beautiful college of Magdalen. There will also be a tour of Oxford’s sporting facilities. All travel costs will be paid for, as well as lunch.

Sign-up will close on 26th October, but spaces are limited so they are encouraging any athletes to sign up as soon as possible. Any questions should be sent to the OUAC President 2023-24 at: [email protected]


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]


Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 – Northern Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s Track and Field Championships being held at Middlesbrough;

Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 – Welsh Under 13s, Under 17s and Under 20s Track and Field Championships at Newport, South Wales;

Tuesday, August 15 – Trafford AC Grand Prix Track and Field Meeting;

Wednesday, August 16 – Ellesmere Port 5km Road Race;

Saturday, August 19 – Northern Track and Field League, at Trafford;

Sunday, August 20 – Birchwood 10k Road Race;

Friday, August 25 – Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race at Kingsley;

Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 – England Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s Championships, at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham;

Monday, August 28 – Trafford AC Open Track and Field Medal Meeting;

Monday, August 28 – Moel Famau Fell Race, at Cilcain;

Sunday, September 3 – Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village;

Tuesday, September 5 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round One at Royden Park (7pm start);

Saturday, September 9 – Northern Track & Field League Grand Regional Final, at Doncaster; 

Saturday, September 9 – North West Road Relay Championships at Heaton Park, Manchester;

Saturday, September 9 – Combined Events Classic Meeting for Under 13 girls, Under 15 boys, Under 17s, Under 20s and Seniors at Trafford; Sunday, September 10 – Sandstone Trail Races;

Sunday, September 10 – Combined Events Classic Meeting for Under 13 boys and Under 15 girls and Open Medal Meeting at Trafford;

Tuesday, September 12 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round Two at Thurstaston (7pm start);

Sunday, September 17 – Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race;

Sunday, September 17 – Warrington Open Track and Field Meeting;

Tuesday, September 19 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round Three at Harrison Drive (6.30pm start);

Saturday, September 23 – Trafford AC Medal Meeting;

Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 – Final Fling Throws Competition at Wrexham;

Sunday September 24 – Northern Road Relays Championships at Birkenhead Park;

Sunday, September 24 – Farndon 10k Road Race;

Tuesday, September 26 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round Four at Arrowe Park (6.30pm start).

Posted by Dave Alexander
10th August 2023

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