Press Report: Sion and Katie Keep WCAC on Track

(Photo courtesy of John Earlston)

SION ROBERTS and Katie Clarke both secured success at Anglesey.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club duo were first under 20 man and under 20 lady respectively at the third round of the Borders Road Running League held at Trac Mon, Ty Croes.

Roberts posted 28 minutes 17 seconds for the undulating five miles course to finish 10th overall, supported by under 20 junior team mate Jac Goodall (16th in 28:59), Graham Wells (21st in 29:20), Andrew Clague (first over-50 man in 31:24), Danny Paddock (54th in 31:42), John Parlevliet (72nd in 33:05), Rory Willson (100th in 35:22), Ian Ackroyd (116th in 36:47), Dave Tiernan (120th in 37:07), Bob Benson (146th in 39:57), Tony Kennedy (149th in 40:27), Peter Smith (152nd in 41:00), and Brian Beattie (170th in 48:35).

Clarke clocked 33:09 for fifth position in the ladies race, backed up by West Cheshire AC team mates Claire Harris (eighth in 34:40), Issy Clarke (12th in 35:31), and Debra Bemand (third over-45 lady in 37:31).

LEAGUE POSITIONS (after three rounds)

Men’s Division One: 1 Wallasey 944 points, 2 Buckley 992, 3 West Cheshire 1447, 4 Prestatyn 1688; 5 Helsby 1834, 6 Wirral 3092, 7 Deestriders 5278.

Men’s Division Two: 1 Ellesmere Port 951 points, 2 Chester Tri 1377, 3 Wrexham 1500, 4 Birkenhead 3087, 5 Abergele 3495, 6 Cybi 4146, 7 Wrecsam Tri 4417, 8 Tattenhall 5783, 9 Eryri 6122, 10 Deeside 6409.

Women’s Division One: 1 Buckley 206 points, 2 Wallasey 208, 3 Helsby 210; 4 West Cheshire 235, 5 Chester Tri 300, 6 Prestatyn 450, 7 Ellesmere Port 713.

Women’s Division Two: 1 Wirral 148, 2 Deestriders 234, 3 Abergele 345, 4 Eryri 487, 5 Wrecsam Tri 535, 6 Wrexham 652, 7 Tattenhall 671, 8 Birkenhead 873, 9 Cybi 889, 10 Deeside 1414.

The next round will be held at Tattenhall, on January 27.

CARYS ROBERTS and Sophie Grainger contributed towards a Cheshire Schools victory at Winsford.

The West Cheshire AC pair were joined by Holly Weedall, Grace Roberts, Rebecca Dilworth, and Alice Gale to earn the county a junior girls team victory in tough wet and windy conditions at Knights Grange Sports Complex against eight other counties in the Dave Sunderland Cup fixture sponsored by Trajan.

Carys posted 14:03 for fourth spot in the 3km race, and Grainger finished 11th in 14:28, while club mate, Imogen Pughe, representing Merseyside, posted 14:37 for 14th position, and other West Cheshire AC members in action included Martha Willetts and Megan White.

Jamie Richardson finished sixth with 15:08 in the 3.5km junior boys race, ahead of West Cheshire AC team mates Sammy Hollins (16:27) and Dan Willetts (17:09).

Reece Munro (8:19), Luke Parker (8:33), William Line (8:50), George Huyton (9:22), and Murphy Smyth (9:58) teamed up for Cheshire in the 2km minor boys race.

Jessica Lark (9:22), Ruby Carlile (9:40) and Aimee Phillips (10:06) completed the 2km minor girls race, while Lucia Pyne (15th in 17:26) and Abigail Cartwright (20:59) finished the 3.5km intermediate girls event, and Will Wright (21:38), Joseph Hancock (24:08), and Tyr Bujac (24:14) completed the 5km intermediate boys race.

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Rodbaston College, Penkridge, on Saturday (12 noon start), and Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting in Manchester, on Sunday (10am start).

WEST CHESHIRE AC members wanting to compete in the Cheshire, Northern or National Cross Country Championships should follow this link,  then email: dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk with their full name and date of birth if they are sure that they want to take part.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championships being held at Sheffield. Entries close on December 14 for the under 17 and under 20 championships being held on January 12 and 13, and entries close on January 18 for the under 13 and under 15 championships being held on February 3. Further details can be found at: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/

ENTRIES for the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day are full. The link for the start list and waiting list can be found at: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Essar-Chester-Round-The-Walls1

Track and Field Fixtures 2019

For a provisional list of track and field league and schools events in 2019 that West Cheshire AC are involved in, see the track and field page.

Track Distance Times for 2018

See the bottom of the Track and Field page for John Driscoll’s records of over-18s’ best times in 2018 for outdoor track distances of 3000m and above, including steeplechase. See the bottom of our archive for the 2017 lists, as well as our race results and best times in other events.

WCAC Newsletter #200: 07-12-18

THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday sees the Dave Sunderland Inter Counties Schools Cross Country fixture take place at Knights Grange Sports Complex, Grange Lane, Winsford, CW7 2PT, (1.25pm start), as well as the Liverpool and District Cross Country League match at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale (11am start).

The Borders Road Running League third round takes place this Sunday at the Ty Croes Race Track, Anglesey, LL63 5TF. (11am start).

Please support the events, and best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

WANT TO RUN FOR YOUR CLUB IN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS?

Please can all club members interested in running in either or all of the Cheshire, Northern and National Cross-country Championships follow this link for more information. If you are sure that you want to run, please email your details to the address in the article.

CLUB AWARDS EVENING TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Tickets are now being sold for the Annual Club Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday, 2nd February. The link to buy tickets is here.

The Club is appealing to all members to donate raffle prizes for the West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday, 2nd February.

If anyone can provide a raffle prize they should contact Mark Duffey or Dennis Wall at club training sessions.

WELCOME ABOARD

Jon Clarke and Dave Alexander were voted onto the committee at the club’s AGM held on Friday night at the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester.

Jon takes over as chairperson in place of Andy Carter, and Dave takes over as cross country secretary from Peter Smith.

Many thanks to Andy and Peter for all their good work while in post, and best wishes to Jon and Dave for the coming year.

INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS ENTRIES REMINDER

Entries are now being accepted for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championships being held at Sheffield. Entries close on December 14 for the under 17 and under 20 championships being held on January 12 and 13, and entries close on January 18 for the under 13 and under 15 championships being held on February 3. Further details can be found here.

Entries are also now being accepted for the England Athletics Indoor Championships being held at Sheffield, via this link.

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters 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.

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Parents wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£12) as Christmas presents are reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

Payment can be made by cash or by cheque (made payable to West Cheshire AC).

PLEASE HELP YOUR CLUB

The Club would be grateful if you and/or a friend can volunteer to help out at the Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, on Wednesday, 26th December.

Those club members who are running the race should provide someone to help out.

Please email Dennis ASAP to pledge your support at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

The club currently has a waiting list for under 11s, and this situation can only be resolved by asking parents to volunteer on a rota basis at Tuesday night training sessions.

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WINTER WORKSHOPS

Take a look at this link for a number of forthcoming athlete and coaching workshops.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Saturday, December 8: Dave Sunderland Inter Counties Schools Cross Country Trophy, at Winsford.

Saturday, December 8: Liverpool and District Cross Country League, Beacon Park, Skelmersdale (11am start).

Sunday, December 9: Borders Road Running League Round 3, at Ty Croes, Anglesey, (11am start).

Saturday, December 15: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Rodbaston College, Penkridge.

Saturday, December 22: Club Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).

Wednesday, December 26: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse (10:30am start)

Press Report: WCAC Busy, Indoors and Out

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club will be represented by six teams at next month’s North West Sportshall Athletics League Final.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit’s under 11, under 13, and under 15 boys and girls squads completed their three-round league campaign in top-five qualifying positions.

And the club will now attempt to build on their fine indoor season with strong performances at the final which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, January 20, at the Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes.

Cerys Rowlands, Daisy Johnson, Eleanor Neve, Freya Renshaw, Harriet Wheeler, Holly Bosworth, Jessica Brown, Lottie Blake, Lara Fields, Macy Brett, Madhuvanti Guruprasad, Molly Plante, Sophie Haslam, and Ursula Archer combined for an under 11 girls team victory in Sunday’s final league match at Widnes.

Ellen Maxwell, Eva Renshaw, Flora Plass, Mia Wylie, Sara Pearson, Emma Powell and Helen Tenner secured an under 13 girls team success.

Abigail Cartwright, Darcy Smyth, Ella Wylie, Emma Ashcroft, Fatoumatta Bojang, Sarah Kefford, and Sophie Cribb delivered an under 15 girls team victory.

Connor Davies Jones, Matthew Jones, Arthur Crewe, Ethan Gilgeous, and Ellis Hancock secured a team success in the under 13 boys competition.

Michael Maxwell and Matthew Bailey combined to compile 111 points for second spot in the under 15 boys team event, while Ellis Forshaw, Matthew Coombes, Matthew Smithdale, Oliver Mallon and Jack Collier were joint third in the under 11 boys team competition.

OVERALL TEAM RESULTS (after three rounds)

UNDER 11 GIRLS: 1 West Cheshire 551.5 points; 2 WESPA 526.5; 3 Crewe & Nantwich 465; 4 Macclesfield 460; 5 Halton & Frodsham 371.5; 6 Warrington 298.5; 7 Southport Waterloo 259; 8 Liverpool 256; 9 St Helens Sutton 222; 10 Handforth 170.

UNDER 13 GIRLS: 1 Crewe & Nantwich 555.5; 2 West Cheshire 535; 3 Southport Waterloo 518; 4 St Helens Sutton 495; 5 WESPA 472.5; 6 Liverpool 449; 7 Halton & Frodsham 342.5; 8 Warrington 280.5; 9 Handforth 129.

UNDER 15 GIRLS: 1 West Cheshire 566; 2 Crewe & Nantwich 450; 3 Halton & Frodsham 400; 4 Southport Waterloo 323; 5 Warrington 84; 6 St Helens Sutton 61; 7 Handforth 43; 8 Liverpool 15.

UNDER 11 BOYS: 1 Crewe & Nantwich 554; 2 WESPA 534; 3 Liverpool 494.5; 4 West Cheshire 450.5; 5 St Helens Sutton 444.5; 6 Warrington 424; 7 Halton & Frodsham 329.5; 8 Southport Waterloo 164; 9 Handforth 137; 10 Macclesfield 43.

UNDER 13 BOYS: 1 Crewe & Nantwich 570.5; 2 West Cheshire 525.5; 3 St Helens Sutton 497; 4 WESPA 256; 5 Liverpool 242.5; 6 Halton & Frodsham 211.5; 7 Warrington 200; 8 Macclesfield 147; 9 Southport Waterloo 128; 10 Handforth 93.

UNDER 15 BOYS: 1 West Cheshire 450; 2 WESPA 382; 3 Halton & Frodsham 295; 4 Crewe & Nantwich 253; 5 Liverpool 232; 6 St Helens Sutton 177; 7 Handforth 54.

SOPHIE GRAINGER of West Cheshire AC finished third in the under 15 girls race with a time of 17 minutes 22 seconds at the latest round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League staged at Stockport’s Woodbank Park.

Luke Parker posted 13:03 for 21st position in the under 13 boys race, while Dave Alexander was seventh in his over 45 age group in 40:46, ahead of Andrew Carter (28th V45 in 45:52), Andrew Clague (ninth V50 in 43:53).

JODI BEMAND of West Cheshire AC celebrated two new personal bests at the Sale Harriers Open Indoor Meeting with 9.86 seconds in the under 15 girls 60m hurdles, and 46.83 seconds in the 300m.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action included Victor Oyesola (7.27 seconds in the men’s 60m), Liam Davoren (39.99 in the men’s 300m), and Joseph Morrison (1:23:29 in the under 20 men’s 600m).

FIXTURES this weekend include the Liverpool and District Cross Country League match at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, on Saturday (11am start), and the Dave Sunderland Trophy Inter Counties Schools Cross Country fixture at Winsford on Saturday (1.25pm start). The Borders Road Running League third round takes place at Ty Croes, Anglesey, on Sunday (11am start).

WEST CHESHIRE AC members wanting to compete in the Cheshire, Northern or National Cross Country Championships should check here, then email dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk with their full name and date of birth if they are sure that they want to take part.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championships being held at Sheffield. Entries close on December 14 for the under 17 and under 20 championships being held on January 12 and 13, and entries close on January 18 for the under 13 and under 15 championships being held on February 3. Further details can be found here.

ENTRIES for the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day are full. The link for the start list and waiting list can be found here.

WCAC Endurance League

With a month to go, the top three women and top two men are well clear, with prizes seemingly heading to Angela, Ellie, Clare and the two Andys (drug test results permitting 😉 ). Men’s third place is still up for grabs, with four points separating Dave, Peter, Tony and Steve. One Borders League and two cross-countries left from which to pick up major points, not forgetting helpers’ points in our own Boxing Day Round the Walls race – a high profile event that makes money for the club, so please lend your support! See middle of the road running page for tables.

WCAC Newsletter #199: 30-11-18

THIS WEEKEND

Please try to attend this Friday’s Club AGM at the Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion, Upton, Chester (7.30pm start), and play a part in making important decisions for your club.

This Saturday sees the Manchester Area Cross Country League taking place at Woodbank Park, Stockport, (12 noon start), and Sunday sees the third round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League taking place at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, (12.30pm start).

Please support the events and best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

WANT TO RUN FOR YOUR CLUB IN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS?

Please can all club members interested in running in either or all of the Cheshire, Northern and National Cross-country Championships follow this link for more information. If you are sure that you want to run, please email your details to the address in the article.

RAFFLE PRIZES NEEDED FOR CLUB AWARDS EVENING

The Club is appealing to all members to donate raffle prizes for the West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday, 2nd February.

If anyone can provide a raffle prize they should contact Mark Duffey or Dennis Wall at Club Training Sessions.

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters 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.

CLUB VISIT FROM ENGLAND ATHLETICS

England Athletics Chief Executive Officer, Chris Jones, will be visiting the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Tuesday, 4th December, after presenting West Cheshire Athletic Club with a third consecutive North West Athletics Club of the Year Award earlier this year.

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Parents wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£12) as Christmas presents are reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

Payment can be made by cash or by cheque (made payable to West Cheshire AC).

PLEASE HELP YOUR CLUB

The Club would be grateful if you and/or a friend can volunteer to help out at the Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, on Wednesday, 26th December.

Those club members who are running the race should provide someone to help out.

Please email Dennis ASAP to pledge your support at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

The club currently has a waiting list for under 11s, and this situation can only be resolved by asking parents to volunteer on a rota basis at Tuesday night training sessions.

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CLUB AGM DATE

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, 30th November, at the Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion (7.30pm start).

WINTER WORKSHOPS

Take a look at this link for a number of forthcoming athlete and coaching workshops.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Friday, November 30: West Cheshire AC Annual General Meeting, at the Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion (7.30pm start).

Saturday, December 1: Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, at Sheffield.

Saturday, December 1: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round 3, at Woodbank Park, Stockport.

Sunday, December 2: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round 3, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes.

Saturday, December 8: Dave Sunderland Inter Counties Schools Cross Country Trophy, at Winsford.

Sunday, December 9: Borders Road Running League Round 3, at Ty Croes, Anglesey, (11am start).

Saturday, December 15: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Rodbaston College, Penkridge.

Saturday, December 22: Club Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).

Wednesday, December 26: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse (10:30am start)

 

Press report: Sophie So Fast at Sefton

SOPHIE HASLAM celebrated a top-20 finish at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club youngster completed the 2km under 11 girls race at the British Cross Challenge event in eight minutes two seconds for 16th position.

She was joined at the fixture by team mate Sion Roberts who continued his fine form by posting 18:13 for 26th position in the 5.5km under 17 men’s race.

Sophie Grainger was 34th with 11:33 in the 3km under 15 girls race, ahead of club mates Lucia Pyne (50th in 11:53), Imogen Pughe (65th in 12:11), and Abigail Cartwright (121st in 14:01).

Jamie Richardson was 41st with 10:25 in the 3km under 15 boys race, while Jac Goodall finished 140th in the 6.7km under 20 men’s race with 23:37, ahead of Rory Willson (150th in 24:43).

Issy Clarke finished 59th with a time of 17:18 in the 4.4km under 20 women’s race, while Lily Moorhouse completed the under 17 women’s race in 79th spot for 22:14.

Bradley Spurdens (210th in 35:00) headed West Cheshire AC’s charge in the 9.8km senior men’s race, in front of team mates Andy Carter (318th in 38:11), Tom Ogilvie (359th in 39:16), Anthony Spruce (353rd in 39:09), Tom Pryor (398th in 40:23), and Adam Poole (461st in 42:17),

Claire Harris (104th, in 33:50), Angela Tegg (186th in 39:02), and Hannah Moorhouse (259th in 43:56), represented West Cheshire AC in the 8.1km senior women’s race.

NEIL HERSHAW of West Cheshire AC secured third spot in his over-50 age group with a new personal best time of 36 minutes 50 seconds at the Wilmslow 10k Road Race.

He was joined at the event by Rob Little (new personal best of 35:27), Andy Carter (36:51), Tom Cable (new pb of 37:13), Anthony Spruce (40:46), Steve Hillier (41:12), Mark Gallagher (45:34), Gerard Elliott (45:44), and Karen Waugh (59:39) who posted her first-ever sub-hour 10k.

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club will hold their Annual General Meeting this Friday at Cheshire Sports Club’s Pavilion, Upton, Chester (7.30pm start).

FIXTURES this weekend include the Manchester Area Cross Country League match at Woodbank Park, Stockport, on Saturday (12 noon start), and the final round of the North West Sportshall League at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, on Sunday (12.30pm start).

Please can West Cheshire AC members wanting to compete in the Cheshire, Northern or National Cross Country Championships see here for details, then email dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk with their full name and date of birth if they are sure that they want to take part.

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Northern Indoor Athletics Championships being held at Sheffield. Entries close on December 14 for the under 17 and under 20 championships being held on January 12 and 13, and entries close on January 18 for the under 13 and under 15 championships being held on February 3. Further details can be found here.

ENTRIES for the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Chester Racecourse on Boxing Day are full. The link for the start list and waiting list is here.

WCAC Newsletter #198: 23-11-18

THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday sees the British Cross Challenge fixture, at Sefton Park, Liverpool (11am start).

Further details can be found here

Please support the event and best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

WANT TO RUN FOR YOUR CLUB IN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS?

Please can all club members interested in running in either or all of the Cheshire, Northern and National Cross-country Championships follow this link for more information. If you are sure that you want to run, please email your details to the address in the article.

RAFFLE PRIZES NEEDED FOR CLUB AWARDS EVENING

The Club is appealing to all members to donate raffle prizes for the West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday, 2nd February.

If anyone can provide a raffle prize they should contact Mark Duffey or Dennis Wall at Club Training Sessions.

WELCOME ABOARD

15 Club members and parents were among the 27 people who attended last Sunday’s Level One Officials Course at Ellesmere Port Sports Village hosted by West Cheshire AC.

Those club members and parents taking part included (Field Judging course): Joanne Cartwright, Darren Shillington, Jane Pughe, Dawn Wisbey, and Andy Wisbey,

Track Judging course: Ellen Molloy, Mike Lamb, Adam Poole, Jeanclaude Randon, and Karl Fenney.

Timekeeping Course: Bob Benson, Brad Spurdens, and Jon Clarke,

Starter’s Assistant Course: Julian Tegg.

COUNTY CALL FOR FEEDBACK

Road runners at West Cheshire AC are being asked to provide any thoughts about the Cheshire Road Race Grand Prix for 2019, ahead of the next Cheshire AA meeting on Monday, November 26. Anyone wanting to provide comments can do so via Dennis Wall

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Parents wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£12) as Christmas presents are reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

Payment can be made by cash or by cheque (made payable to West Cheshire AC).

PLEASE HELP YOUR CLUB

The Club would be grateful if you and/or a friend can volunteer to help out at the Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, on Wednesday, 26th December.

Those club members who are running the race should provide someone to help out.

Please email Dennis ASAP to pledge your support at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

The club currently has a waiting list for under 11s, and this situation can only be resolved by asking parents to volunteer on a rota basis at Tuesday night training sessions.

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

MANY THANKS

North West England Athletics Club Support Manager Nick Settle and the film crew who attend Tuesday night’s track training session as part of the Volunteer Champions Workshop programme conveyed their thanks to every club member and parent for their cooperation. The film from the evening will be shared via a link from the club newsletter once received.

CLUB AGM DATE

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, 30th November, at the Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion (7.30pm start).

WINTER WORKSHOPS

Take a look at this link for a number of forthcoming athlete and coaching workshops.

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Saturday, November 24: British Cross Country Challenge, at Sefton Park, Liverpool, (11am start).

Friday, November 30: West Cheshire AC Annual General Meeting, at the Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion (7.30pm start).

Saturday, December 1: Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, at Sheffield.

Saturday, December 1: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round 3, at Woodbank Park, Stockport.

Sunday, December 2: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round 3, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes.

Saturday, December 8: Dave Sunderland Inter Counties Schools Cross Country Trophy, at Winsford.

Sunday, December 9: Borders Road Running League Round 3, at Ty Croes, Anglesey, (11am start).

Saturday, December 15: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Rodbaston College, Penkridge.

Saturday, December 22: Club Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).

Wednesday, December 26: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse (10:30am start)

Press report: Roberts’ Victories Lead WCAC Up The League

(photo courtesy of racephotos.org.uk/)

SION and Carys Roberts made it a family affair by securing a double success story at Stoke On Trent.

The brother and sister, both members of West Cheshire Athletic Club, impressed during the third round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Park Hall Country Park.

Sion powered his way to victory in the under 17 men’s race with a time of 18 minutes 31 seconds, ahead of team mates Harvey Tegg (11th in 20:57), Matthew Douglass (15th in 21:40), and Aaron Scott (23rd in 27:08), to earn West Cheshire AC second team spot on the day and second team place overall after three rounds.

Carys won the under 13 girls race in a time of 8:20, backed up by Jessica Lark (14th in 9:34), Aimee Phillips (19th in 9:57), Megan White (20th in 10:01), and Georgina Duffey (28th in 10:33), to secure West Cheshire AC second team position on the day and second team spot overall after three rounds.

Cerys Rowlands (8:00) and Ruby Phillips (8:09) finished second and third respectively in the under 11 girls race, supported by Macy Brett (30th in 9:36), and Ingrid Tait (34th in 9:46), to earn West Cheshire AC second team spot on the day and second place overall after three rounds.

Jamie Richardson (9:29) and Isaac Tait (9:41) finished second and fourth respectively in the under 15 boys race, backed up by Will Wright (fifth in 9:43), Fraser Campbell (11th in 10:00), and Henry Robinson (18th in 10:45), to secure West Cheshire AC top spot in the team event on the day and first place overall after three rounds.

Ellie Robinson (43rd in 25:30), Clare Mallon (67th in 27:14), Angela Tegg (89th in 27:54), Beth McMahon (90th in 27:57), Ellen McMahon (117th in 29:40), and Hannah Moorhouse (148th in 32:08), earned West Cheshire AC ladies fourth team position in Division Two on the day and fifth team spot overall.

Dave Alexander (39th in 26:12), Andrew Clague (88th in 28:12), Anthony Spruce (101st in 28:45), Andy Carter (113th in 29:13), Rory Willson (150th in 30:48), Neil Field (177th in 31:58), Bob Benson (248th in 35:52), and Peter Smith (268th in 38:04) secured sixth spot in the men’s Division Two team event and third position overall after three rounds.

Jacob Jones (41st in 10:42), Oliver Wells (42nd in 10:42), and Oliver Mallon (55th in 11:49) earned West Cheshire AC under 11 boys eighth team position.

Lily Moorhouse posted 12:35 for ninth spot in the under 17 ladies race, and Reece Munro posted 9:47 for ninth position in the under 13 boys race.

TONY WOODALL was the first of eight West Cheshire AC members to complete the Conwy Half Marathon.

Woodall clocked one hour 27 minutes 30 seconds to finish ahead of Stuart Thomas (1:35:32), Mark Gallagher (1:42:14), Debra Bemand (1:46:28), Angela Tegg (1:49:04), Brygida Gorecka (2:04:30), debutant Sophie Smithdale (2:04:56), and Isabel Robertson (2:15:44), while Jodi Bemand secured third place in the fun run.

FIXTURES this weekend include the British Cross Country Challenge, at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday (11am start).

Forthcoming events include the West Cheshire AC Annual General Meeting, at the Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion, on Friday, November 30, (7.30pm start), the second round of the Borders Road Running League on Sunday, December 2, at Ty Croes, Anglesey, (11am start), and the third round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, on Sunday, December 2.

ENTRIES are being snapped up for the popular Essar Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day. The link for online entries is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Essar-Chester-Round-The-Walls1

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