Press Report: Busy week for WCAC

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club is preparing to host two events within five days.

The purple and gold-vested community outfit will organise the second of it’s Spring Open Track and Field Meetings at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Saturday from 10am, and then stage the annual Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, on Wednesday, (April 10), 7pm start.

“It’s a busy week for the club who are looking forward to welcoming runners, jumpers and throwers to our local athletics track at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday before hosting our popular five miles road race on Wednesday night,” club secretary, Dennis Wall said.

“Our first Spring Open Track and Field Meeting a fortnight ago proved a success despite the wintry weather conditions, and we are hoping this weekend’s fixture, which features one mile races, will be another successful day.

“The two open meetings act as a nice taster to a busy summer calendar of local athletics, and the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race normally attracts up to 500 runners on a fast and mainly flat course.”

Online entries are now open for the West Cheshire AC Spring Open Track & Field Meeting at:

And online entries are now open for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race at:

POPPY McKENNA celebrated a hat-trick of personal bests during Bank Holiday Monday’s Trafford AC Open Track and Field Meeting held at Longford Park Stadium.

Poppy achieved 15.25 seconds in the under 13 girls 75m hurdles, 4:12.49 in the 1200m, and cleared 1-30m in the high jump.

Nathan Owen, Felicity Snowden and Satine Wearden also achieved new personal bests at the fixture.

Nathan sprinted his way to times of 12.14 seconds and 24.97 seconds in the under 15 boys 100m and 200m respectively.

Felicity posted a new under 11 girls 75m and 150m best times of 12.27 seconds and 24.15 seconds respectively and added 3.21m in the long jump.

And Satine powered her way to a new under 15 girls hammer throwing personal best distance of 31.20m and delivered a season’s best discus throw of 17.71m.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action included Lauren Higgins who rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:31.70; Amelia Snowden who competed in the under 13 girls 75m (11.47 seconds) and 150m (23.07 seconds), and long jump (3.47); and Eleanor Wheeler who clocked a season’s best of 5:33.40 in the under 15 girls 1500m.

TWO-TIME Olympian and world record holder, Tom Bosworth MBE, has delivered two race walking training sessions to West Cheshire AC members at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Based in the north west, Tom is working with England Athletics and Welsh athletics to promote race walking to new athletes and coaches.

“I’m hoping there will be some kind of incentive for any clubs who succeed in creating a new race walk coach and group,” Tom said.

“The aim of the training sessions is to boost exposure, participation and competition in the north west, and if successful I will role this scheme out to other areas of the country.

“I’m pretty much volunteering my time and doing it off my own back so support from clubs is greatly appreciated.”

ONLINE entries close on May 4 for the Cheshire Track and Field Championships being held at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12.

WEST CHESHIRE AC has a busy schedule of fixtures lined up for the year ahead.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit will host the Cheshire County Schools Track and Field Championships, the Cheshire County Track Relay Championships, and the English Schools Track and Field Cup Regional B Final.

The Cheshire Schools Championships take place on Saturday, June 8, while the Cheshire County Track Relay Championships will take place on Thursdays, July 4 and 11, and the English Schools Track and Field Cup Regional B Final will be held on Wednesday, June 5.

West Cheshire AC will compete in the Under 13/Under 15 Youth Development League West Premier Division at Trafford on Sunday, April 21; at Liverpool on Sunday, May 19; at Preston on Sunday, June 23; and at Bebington Oval on Saturday, July 20.

And the Club will participate in the Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League North West Division One at Blackpool on Sunday, April 28; at Leigh on Sunday, May 26; and at Wigan on Sunday, June 30.

The Club’s Northern Track and Field League squad will take part in West Premier Division fixtures at Blackburn on Saturday, May 18; at Litherland on Saturday, June 15; at Bury on Sunday, July 14; and at Ellesmere Port on Saturday, August 17.

West Cheshire AC will host the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League on Saturday, April 27, and other fixtures will be held on Sunday, July 21 (at Ellesmere Port); and Sunday, August 25 (at Oldham).

West Cheshire AC will also host their annual Secondary Schools Track and Field Cup match on Wednesday, May 1; and the annual Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Track and Field fixture in July.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at:

Posted by Dave Alexander
2nd April 2024

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