WCAC News #444, 06-10-23

WCAC News #444 6-10-23


Please note that the Club junior run-jump-throw training on Saturday Morning (7th October) at Ellesmere Port Sports Village is cancelled due to the first round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series for youngsters in school years 3-8. Registration in the EPSV Trackside Room for years 3 and 4 is from 9.30am, and for years 5-8 from 10am.

Volunteers are still needed from 8am to set up the course, from 9am to register the runners in the EPSV Trackside Room, from 10am to help as a marshal or volunteer at the start/finish area, and to help tidy away after the final race. Please email Dennis ASAP if you can help at: [email protected]


Jane Palmer, will start her winter indoor high jump training sessions tonight (Friday), 6th October, between 6pm-8pm, at Cambria College, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside CH5 4BR. There is a fee of Β£4.50 per athlete payable to the Centre on arrival.

Jane will also supervise Monday night plyometric training sessions at the EPSV track, (6.30-8pm).


Sprints coach, Jon Moss, will supervise a hill-training session and conditioning work at Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay, this Saturday between 10am and 12 noon.


The first in a series of monthly Sunday hill sessions as part of cross country, trail or fell running starts this Sunday at Delamere Forest, meeting at Whitefield Car Park, for 9.30am.

Other sessions are planned for: 19th November (Moel Famau, meet Cilcain Pumping Station, for 9.30am), and on 10th December (Bulkeley Hill Sandstone Trail, details tbc).

These sessions are being supervised by Nick Brooks, Ian Ackroyd, Ellie Robinson and Tim Palmer.


Carys Manson has qualified as an Assistant Club Coach after attending a course at Gloucester.


Any parents of junior members, or older athletes wanting to become a qualified assistant coach, can book either remote or face-to-face courses at Athletics Hub. There are also courses at Gateshead in October and Sheffield in November, and SportCity Manchester in January.

Please remember that West Cheshire AC will pay for your course fees, but please contact Dennis Wall for more details at: [email protected]


Entries for the Chester Round The Walls Race being held on Boxing Day are now open!

Please remember that Club members wanting to run should provide a helper on the day to ensure the fixture runs smoothly and the names of helpers need to be emailed ASAP to Dennis Wall at: [email protected]

The online entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com


Club members shone in Caernarfon at the weekend. Follow this link for the club press report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/


Entries for Deeside Winter Indoor Combined Events for under 11s and under 13s, beginning on Sundays 29-10-23 and 26-11-23 are open. No entries on the day. There will also be a series of Under 9 events in other halls to offer some real competitive opportunities across the Winter period.

Entries are also open for Deeside AAC’s North Wales Indoor Christmas Open being held on Saturday 09-12-23 at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre. The closing date for entries is 30-11-23.


Hannah and her Up & Running Store staff will be visiting the club’s EPSV Track for an ASICS Shoes Try On Night on Tuesday 10th October, offering goody bags for club members who try on the shoes and refreshments provided by ASICS. The visit will take place from 6:10pm. Please support our friends from Up & Running!


Club members and friends are being invited to attend a Quiz and Bingo Evening in the EPSV Trackside Room on Friday 27th October (7pm start).


The West Cheshire AC AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th November, in the EPSV Trackside Room, at 8:15pm.


Saturday 7th October – West Cheshire AC Schools Race Cross Country Series Round One at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Sunday 8th October – Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon.

Monday, 9th October – Chester District Secondary Schools Boys Cross Country Races (Christleton, 4pm start).

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!


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

Sarah Booth, Charlotte Austin, Eva Renshaw, Betty Jerjomina, Kadan Cariga-Williams, Ella Woodcock, Abigail Mulcaster, Bella Finnigan, Nathan Partington, Dave Barratt, Neil Finegan, James Rawson, Daniel Hooker, Leanne Wheeler.

And next week (9th-15th October): 

Alfie Lane, Rosemary Rogers, Su Baird, John Pughe, Ryan Claessen, Dylan Gledhill, Luke Gardner, Max Williams.


Saturday 14th October – Manchester Cross Country League Round One at Heaton Park

Saturday 14th October – North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two at Stafford Common

Saturday 14th October – North Wales Junior & Senior Cross Country League Round One at Treborth, Bangor

Sunday 15th October – Manchester Half Marathon

Saturday 21st October – North Wales Junior & Senior Cross Country League Round Two at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay

Sunday 29th October – Under 11s & Under 13s Indoor Combined Events Competition at Deeside.

Saturday 4th November – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Two at Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Sunday 5th November – Borders Road Running League Round Two at Birkenhead.

Saturday 11th November – Manchester League Round Two at Wythenshawe Park

Monday 11th November – UK Cross Challenge at Cardiff

Saturday 18th November – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Three at Ellesmere Port

Saturday 18th November – North Staffs League Round Three at Park Hall

Saturday 25th November – UK Cross Challenge at Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 25th November – North Wales Junior & Senior League Round Three at Shrewsbury (TBC)

Sunday 26th November – Under 11s & Under 13s Indoor Combined Events Competition at Deeside.

Thursday 30th November – Christmas Indoor Athletics Open Track & Field Competition at Deeside.

Posted by Dave Alexander
5th October 2023

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