Newsletter

Merry Christmas to all members, parents and friends

22nd December 2017

IT’S NEARLY TIME FOR AWARDS NIGHT AGAIN
Our awards evening will be held on Saturday, 10th Feb, at Mollington Banastre, with a guest celebrity presenting the prizes (Can you guess who it is?).

It promises to be a bit different this time – more news will be announced very soon.

LAST CHANCE TO GET MUDDY FOR WCAC!
Dave Alexander is organising free-of-charge club entries for the Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th Jan.
If you’d like to compete, please email Dave before next week with your name, date of birth, email address and phone number. Dave’s email address is: dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk

Officials are also needed for the start and finish teams. If you’re available, please let Alan Morris know. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

FUN MORNING THIS WEEKEND
Come and take part in our fun morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village sportshall this Saturday. We also need help to set-up everything up if you can spare some time. It all starts at 10am and cost £1 – all proceeds to Cheshire Junior Carers.

WE NEED YOU!
We need all members, parents and friends to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day another big success. We’re looking for helpers to set-up, marshals around the course, and anyone who can help with tidying away after the race. If you can help please contact Dennis Wall by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

FESTIVE TRAINING TIMES
The track’s opening times over the festive season are:
Saturday, 23rd December – open until 8pm (Christmas fun morning in EPSV sportshall 9am-12 noon)
Saturday, 30th December (0pen 9am-4pm)
Tuesday, 2nd January (open Normal Hours)

Please speak to your training group coaches for their individual training arrangements over Christmas and New Year.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
This week’s press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 23 December: Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village sportshall, (10am start).

Tuesday, 26 December: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships, at Delamere Forest (11.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: North Wales Cross Country Championships, at Rhug Estate, Corwen (11.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: Merseyside Cross Country Championships, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am start). Details

Saturday/Sunday, 6/7 January: England/Northern Indoor Combined Events Championships, at Sheffield.
Sunday, 7 January: Sale Harriers Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, at Sportcity, Manchester. Details

Saturday, 13 January: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Four, at Woodbank Park, Stockport. Details

Saturday, 13 January: North Wales Indoor Track and Field Championships, at Connahs Quay, Deeside. Details

Saturday, 13 January: Twin Piers 10k Road Race, at Colwyn Bay/Llandudno. Details

Sunday, 14 January: Borders Road Running League Round Three, at Abergele. Details

 

 

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

8th December 2017

TRAINING CANCELLED ON SATURDAY
There’s no training for the under 11s, under 13s and under 15s at the track this Saturday. It’s not all bad news though as you can take part in the free-of-charge Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races instead.

Registration is from 9.15am with the first race at 10am.

AGM NEWS
Dan Gilroy was re-elected club president at Friday’s AGM, while Andy Carter was re-elected club chairman, Clare Mallon replaced Kay Hayes as club secretary, and Lisa Davies replaced Bob Benson as club treasurer.

Other committee members are: Dennis Wall (vice-chairman and Track and Field Officer), Peter Smith (Cross Country Officer), John Parlevliet (Road Race Officer), Debbie Baker (Membership Officer), and Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer).

Mike Lamb was elected as a life vice-president.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALICE AND LIAM
We’d all like to congratulate sprinters Alice McMahon and Liam Davoren who announced their engagement on Saturday. Looks like we might all need a new hat soon.

FANCY A NEW CLUB HOODY?
New hoodies are available at £12 each. If you’d like to order one, please let us know what size you need from the list below together with your payment in an envelope to the club office by next Tuesday (12th December).

Kids Large (32″) Age 9-11; Kids XLarge (34″) Age 12-13; Adult (36″) (Small); Adult (40″) (Medium). Because of  legislation, kids’ versions don’t have cords on the hoods.

The order will be placed on 13th December based on numbers received – you can’t reserve a hoodie without payment.

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
We’ve reached the entry limit for this year’s Boxing Day fixture, so all club members, parents and friends are needed to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race another big success.

Please contact Dennis Wall if you’d like to help marshal the course at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. Details can be found here
If you want to compete, please email Dave Alexander with your name, date of birth, email address, and phone number.

We also need officials for the start and finish teams. If you’re available, please let Alan Morris know by 1st December. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
Missed this week’s press report? Catch up here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 9 December: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Details
Saturday, 9 December: Liverpool and District Cross Country League, at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, (2pm start). Details
Saturday, 9 December: Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships, at Brecon.
Saturday, 16 December : North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Staffordshire University, (12 noon start). Details
Sunday, 17 December: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, Sportcity, (10am start). Details
Saturday, 23 December : West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).
Tuesday, 26 December: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start).

 

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

1st December 2017, Number 151

AGM DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Please try to attend the club’s annual general meeting being held this Friday, 1st December, at the Pavilion, Cheshire County Sports Club, Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 2PB. 7.30pm start.

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

The entry limit for this year’s Boxing Day fixture has been reached and a waiting list has been created, so all Club members, parents and friends are needed to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race another big success. The popular event needs marshals around the course and if you can help please contact Dennis Wall by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THIS WEEKEND

The Club’s under 11, under 13, and under 15 boys and girls are being encouraged to represent West Cheshire AC at this Sunday’s final round of the North West Indoor Sportshall League Match being held at the old Stanney Sportshall and Gymnasium on the Ellesmere Port Sports Village site. The event will start at 11am, but athletes are being requested to arrive at 10am with their club vest and £2.50 entry fee.

The Club’s under 17s, under 20s, seniors and veterans are being encouraged to represent West Cheshire AC at this Sunday’s Borders Road Running League fixture being held at Birkenhead Park which has an 11am start.

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. Details of the event can be found at: http://www.cheshireaa.com/ 

Club members wanting to compete at the event should email Dave Alexander with their name, date of birth, email address and phone number. Dave’s email address is: dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk

Officials are needed for the start and finish teams. If you are available, please let Alan Morris know by 1st December. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Online entry details have been posted for the Northern Indoor Age Group Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield in January and February. More details can be found at: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found at the following link: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2017/11/28/press-report-anest-best-purple-vest/

FIXTURES

Friday, December 1: West Cheshire AC AGM, at Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion, Upton, Chester, (7.30pm start).

Saturday, December 2: Northern Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, Sheffield, (10.45am start). Further details: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/

Saturday, December 2: Manchester Area Cross Country League, Kenworthy Woods, (12 noon start). Further details: http://maccl.co.uk/venues/

Sunday, December 3: Borders Road Running League, at Birkenhead Park, (11am start). Further details: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

Sunday, December 3: North West Sportshall Athletics League, at Old Stanney Sportshall and Gymnasium, (11am start). Help needed to set up from 9am.

Saturday, December 9: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Further details: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/off-road/

Saturday, December 9: Liverpool and District Cross Country League, at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, (2pm start). Further details: https://www.lps-athletics.co.uk/ld-cross-country/

Saturday, December 16: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Fourm at Staffordshire University, (12 noon start). Further details: http://www.nsccl.org.uk/staffordshire-university.htm

Sunday, December 17: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, Sportcity, (10am start). Further details: http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/pages/5889/winter-indoor-series-sportcity

Saturday, December 23: West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).

Tuesday, December 26: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start). Further details: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/road/

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

3rd November 2017

OH WE DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE
Fancy a day at the beach? We’re having a training session this Sunday, (5th November), at Talacre, North Wales. Everyone’s welcome.

Please meet The Lighthouse Inn Car Park (CH8 9RD) for 10am. The car park charge is 20p for 2 hours and £2 for 4 hours or all day.

Directions: take the A548 coast road from Flint. Look out for signs for Talacre/Point of Ayr. At the roundabout take 2nd exit signposted ‘Beach’ – Station Road. Follow over the railway line and straight on. At Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park the road forks, take the right fork. Follow the road down to where it narrows with a superstore left / Toilets and amusements opposite. Signpost for Lighthouse Car park is 20 metres on. Turn right and into car park.

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED WITH YOUNGSTERS
We need your help!

Because of the number of Under 11s joining us recently, we’ve had to block new membership applications from this age group. The situation will be reviewed in Jan when we can hopefully return to normal.

In the meantime, we’re looking for parents of any U11s to help with training on Tuesdays on a rota basis.

If you can help, please see Dennis Wall before Tuesday training sessions or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

OFFICIALS COURSE
On Saturday 25th November, Macclesfield Harriers are hosting a Level 1 course for timekeepers and track and field judges at their track.

It starts at 10am with a health and safety course followed by the discipline specific modules. You can find out more and book on the England Athletics website.

AGM DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Please try to attend the club’s annual general meeting being held on Friday, 1st December, at the Pavilion, Cheshire County Sports Club, Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 2PB.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
This week’s club press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Sunday, 5 November: Abergele Five Miles Road Race, incorporating North Wales Championship (12 noon start). Details

Saturday, 11 November: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Two, at Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 12 November: North West Sportshall League Round Two, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, (12.30pm).

Saturday, 18 November: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Stafford Common, (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 19 November: Conwy Half Marathon (10am). Details

Saturday, 25 November: Liverpool and District Cross Country League (2pm), and European Cross Country Trials, at Sefton Park, Liverpool (11am).

Saturday, 25 November: North Wales Cross Country League Round Three, at Treborth Playing Fields, Bangor University (2pm). Details

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

20 October 2017

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED WITH YOUNGSTERS
We need your help!

Because of the number of Under 11s joining us recently, we’ve had to block new membership applications from this age group. The situation will be reviewed in Jan when we can hopefully return to normal.

In the meantime, we’re looking for parents of any U11s to help with training on Tuesdays on a rota basis.

If you can help, please see Dennis Wall before Tuesday training sessions or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

OFFICIALS COURSE
On Saturday 25th November, Macclesfield Harriers are hosting a Level 1 course for timekeepers and track and field judges at their track.

It starts at 10am with a health and safety course followed by the discipline specific modules. You can find out more and book on the England Athletics website

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE PREPARATIONS HAVE STARTED
Please help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race a success. The popular Boxing Day fixture needs marshals around the course – if you can help please contact Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January.

If you’d like to compete, please email Peter Smith at: peteandcol@sky.com with your name, date of birth, email address and phone number.

We also need officials for the start and finish areas. Please let Alan Morris know by 1st December if you can help. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

SEFTON PARK RACE ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Entries close on Friday, 17 November, for the British Cross Challenge Cross Country event at Sefton Park, Liverpool Saturday, 25 November. The fixture includes the British trials for the European Cross Country Championships.

INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Check out the online entry details for the Northern Indoor Age Group Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield in Jan and Feb.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
Our latest press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 21 October: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at St David’s College, Llandudno (2pm). Details

Sunday, 22 October: Flintshire 5km and 10km Road Races, at Mold Leisure Centre, Mold, (9.45am). Details

Saturday, 28 October: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent (12 noon). Details

Saturday, 28 October: Liverpool and District Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (2pm). Details

Saturday, 11 November: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Two, at Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 12 November: North West Sportshall League Round Two, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, (12.30pm).

Saturday, 18 November: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Stafford Common, (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 19 November: Conwy Half Marathon (10am). Details

Saturday, 25 November: Liverpool and District Cross Country League (2pm), and European Cross Country Trials, at Sefton Park, Liverpool (11am). Details

Saturday, 25 November: North Wales Cross Country League Round Three, at Treborth Playing Fields, Bangor University (2pm). Details

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

29 September 2017

CLUB OF THE YEAR!
Alan Littler, Ellen Molloy, Jenny Manning and Dennis Wall travelled to Wigan’s DW Stadium on Monday night to receive the England Athletics North West Club of the Year Award for the second successive year. Hope you all had a great night.

JENNY MEADOWS WORKSHOP
60 club members attended a fantastic workshop by GB international middle distance runner Jenny Meadows on Sunday.

BRILLIANT START
The Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series got off to a brilliant start as 322 pupils rocked up on Saturday morning at our home track. The next round will be held on Saturday, 9 December.

   

 

 

 

 

 

REPRESENT YOUR CLUB
If you’re a club member aged 9 or above, why not come and take take part in the opening round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Knights Grange, Winsford, this Saturday (12 noon first race). You’ll need the new club vests to compete. More details 

Club members aged 15 years or older are being invited to compete in the first round of the Border’s Road Running League at Capenhurst this Sunday (11am start). If you live in Chester and need a lift, meet at the Cheshire county sports club by 9:40am (for departure by 9:45am).
Details

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS
Club members in school years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 can compete in this winter’s North West Sportshall Athletics League Competition. Please pick up a letter at the track office if you’re interested.

GET UP AND RUNNING WITH IN-STORE DISCOUNTS

From Now until the start of December Up and Running in Chester is offering all club members 20% discount on all full-price items in-store, including footwear, clothing, accessories and nutrition There’s also 10% discount on full-price electronics.

Bring your UK Athletics card along to claim your discount

FIXTURES
Saturday, 30 September: North Staffs Cross Country League Round One, at Knights Grange, Winsford, (12 noon start). Details

Sunday, 1 October: Borders Road Running League Round One, at Capenhurst (11am start). Details

Saturday, 7 October: North Wales Cross Country League Round One, at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham (2pm).

Sunday,8 October: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round One, (12 noon start).

Wednesday, 11 October: Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (3.30pm start).

Thursday, 12 October: Ellesmere Port and Neston Secondary Schools District Cross Country Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (3.30pm start).

Saturday, 14 October: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round One, at Heaton Park, (12 noon start).

Sunday, 15 October: Farndon 10k Road Race (10am start).

Saturday, 21 October: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at St David’s College, Llandudno (2pm).

Saturday, 28 October: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent (12 noon).

Saturday, 28 October: Liverpool and District Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (2pm).

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WE’RE WINNERS AGAIN!

We’ve been named England Athletics North West Club of the Year for the second successive year.

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all officials, coaches, athletes and parents for making this achievement possible.

The award ceremony will take place at the DW Stadium, Wigan, on Monday, 25 September.

CLUB INVITE FROM JENNY MEADOWS

Former GB international Jenny Meadows will be visiting the track on Sunday, 24 September between 10am-12 noon for some drills, training session, and a question and answer session. Please come along and support the event – don’t forget your camera (or phone for a few selfies).

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COUNTDOWN TO THIS SUNDAY…

Help us make this Sunday’s Essar Guilden Sutton Six Road Race another big success story.

The 10k event starts at 11am with a fun run at 12.15pm. Entries on the day will be taken inside Guilden Sutton Village Hall. Please come and support us.

MANCHESTER AREA CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

Please let Peter Smith, cross country secretary, know asap if you’d like to compete in the Manchester League this season.

Dates are:
Saturday 14 October, Heaton Park; Saturday 11 November, Boggart Hole Clough; Saturday 2 December, Kenworthy Woods, Wythenshawe; Saturday 13 January, Woodbank Park, Stockport; Saturday 10 February, Wythenshawe Park. Peter Smith’s email address is: peteandcol@sky.com

SCHOOLS FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

The opening round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday, September 23 (10am start). Other fixtures will be held at the same venue on Saturdays, December 9, March 3, and March 24.

Anyone who can help out on September 23 should email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

PRESS REPORT LINK: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2017/09/11/press-report-guilden-opportunity-fun-seaside/

NEUFF STARTING BLOCKS FOR SALE

Good condition Neuff blocks with red pads, for training and competition. Blue carry bag (and free tape measure!) included. Over £100 new, bargain at £45. Call or text Glenys Potter on 0779 286 0556, or find me at the track most Thursday evenings.

FIXTURES

Saturday, September 16: Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships, at Sportcity, Manchester. Further details: northernathletics.org.uk/events/northern-athletics-road-relay-championships/

Sunday, September 17: Essar Guilden Sutton Six 10k Road Race, 11am start. Further details: westcheshireac.co.uk/races/road/

Tuesday, September 19: Wirral Multi-Terrain League Round Three, at Harrison Drive, North Wirral Country Park, Wallasey, (6.30pm). Further details: stevesaunders.co.uk/mterrain.htm

Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24: Final Fling Throws Competition, at Wrexham. Further details: welshathletics.org/media/1214393/Wrexham-Final-fling-Entry-form-2017.pdf

Saturday, September 23: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (10am start). Further details: westcheshireac.co.uk/races/off-road/

Sunday, September 24: Jenny Meadows Running Workshop at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am-12 noon).

Sunday, September 24: Macclesfield Half Marathon and 5k Race. Further details: macclesfieldhalfmarathon.niftyentries.com/Macclesfield-Half-Marathon2017

Sunday, September 24: Hoylake 10k Race. Further details: wsnc.co.uk

Tuesday, September 26: Wirral Multi-Terrain League Round Four, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, (6.30pm). Further details: stevesaunders.co.uk/mterrain.htm

Saturday, September 30: North Staffs Cross Country League Round One, at Knights Grange, Winsford, (12 noon start). Further details: nsccl.org.uk/winsford.htm

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

28 July 2017

EMMA NAILS BRONZE MEDAL IN THE BAHAMAS
Our very own Emma Howe has nailed a podium place at the Youth Commonwealth Games.
She represented England in The Bahamas and launched the javelin to a mark of 47.04m for a bronze medal.

Emma, who is ranked number one in the UK for the javelin in her under 17 age group, continued her memorable campaign by securing third spot behind eventual winner, Josephine Lalam, of Uganda (51.89m), and runner-up Ellie Bowyer, of Australia (50.64m).

Well done Emma!
NEWS LINK 

ALICE BLASTS PATH TO VICTORY
Alice McMahon celebrated a winning time of 12.23 seconds at the Loughborough International Meeting on Saturday, beating second placed Patricia Taea from the Cook Islands who clocked 12.24 seconds.

Alice who posted a qualifying time for the World Athletics Trials in Birmingham earlier this month, also ran 12.22 seconds in another race at Loughborough behind Jamaican Natasha Morrison, and former GB international Jodie Williams.
RESULTS

JOSEPH BREAKS SUB-TWO MINUTE BARRIER
Joseph Morrison secured his first-ever sub-two minute 800m time at Tuesday night’s Trafford AC Grand Prix Meeting, clocking a personal best of 1:59.69.

He was joined at the event by Ethan Ackroyd who clocked 9:31.39 in his 3000m race.
RESULTS

COUNTY OFFICIALS TASTE LONDON STADIUM ACTION
Congratulations to Alan Morris, Sheila Whitta and Margaret Brooks who were three of six Cheshire officials who officiated at the World Para Athletics Championships in the London Stadium.

CHESHIRE LEAGUE IS THIS SUNDAY…
Don’t forget it’s the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Warrington’s Victoria Park, (12 noon start) this Sunday, with track and field events for all age groups.

If you’re involved in the opening events, please arrive at Warrington for 11am.

Please contact Dennis Wall at home on 0151 201 1254 (evenings) or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com if you’d like more info.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEX STANIFORTH!
Club member and Everest adventurer Alex Staniforth has completed an unforgettable and humbling journey to all 100 county high points in 72 days, over 5,000 miles by bike, foot and kayak, and 380,000ft of height gain.

He was joined by hundreds of other people on the trip, and over £20,000 has been raised for YoungMinds which make a huge difference for so many young lives affected by mental illness.

Alex said: “One thing for certain is we live in an amazing country with great people and I cannot thank you all enough for the generosity in every corner of the UK, supporting me through the highs and lows, both physically and mentally.”

If you haven’t already donated, the donating link is: justgiving.com/climbtheuk

HELPERS NEEDED FOR ESSAR GUILDEN SUTTON SIX RACE
Members, parents and friends of the club are all being urged to help make this year’s Guilden Sutton Six Road Race another big success story.

If you’re available to volunteer at the event  on Sunday, 17 September, (11am start), please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THIRD SPOT AND SAFETY FOR YDL SQUAD
The club finished third at Whitehaven in the final round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League North West One Division on Sunday.

Special thanks go to Zac Barnsley and James McMahon for their commitment over the years as they competed their final YDL appearance. We’ll miss you guys.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wigan & District Harriers 628 points; 2 Wirral 536; 3 West Cheshire 417.5; 4 Crewe & Nantwich 309; 5 Border Harriers 275.5; 6 Team North Cumbria 109; 7 Bolton United Harriers 23.
RESULTS

ROAD RELAYS INVITE – GET INVOLVED!
The North West Counties Road Relays (incorporating the Cheshire Championships) is being held this year  at Blackpool on Saturday, 9 September. (For those of you who took part last September, this is the equivalent of the relays held in Delamere Forest).

We can enter as many teams as we like covering all age groups from under 11s upwards. You must be a fully paid up first claim member, wear your club vest, and be eligible by birth or residence for Cheshire.

We really need to get an idea of who wants to race so that we can sort out our teams now. Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you want to take part by emailing: ellie.matt@tiscali.co.uk.

Deadline for entries is 31 August.

More info

TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER…
We’ll be combining our home Cheshire Track & Field League Match on Sunday, 3 September with an Officiating Taster Session as part of the Team Personal Best initiative.

Please come down between 10am and 11.30am on the day and have a go at field judging, track judging, timekeeping, and marksmanship with the help of our experienced officials.

You’ll then have the chance to be a helper during the meeting alongside the track and field judges.

Contact Alan Morris ASAP at: alanmorris56@outlook.com if you’re interested.

FIXTURES
Saturday and Sunday, 29 & 30 July: England Athletics and CAU Inter County Championships (Bedford). Details
Sunday, 30 July: Cheshire Track and Field League Round Three, Warrington (12 noon). Details
Sunday, 30 July : Helena Tipping 10k Road Race (11am). Details
Wednesday, 2 August: The Ponderosa Fell Race, (7pm start). Details
Wednesday, 2 August: The Pie & Peas 5 Miles Race (7.30pm). Details
Wednesday, 2 August: Wirral Track Endurance Series 5,000m race (7.45pm). Details
Thursday, 3 August: Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race, Shotton (7.30pm). Details
Saturday, 5 August: Northern Track & Field League Final Round, Rotherham. Details
Saturday,12 August: Les Baldwin Memorial Wrexham Games Open Track and Field Meeting (11am). Details
Sunday, 13 August: Terry Davies Memorial Warrington AC Open Track and Field Meeting (11.30am). Details
Tuesday, 15 August: Trafford AC Grand Prix Meeting (Distance/Throws). 6pm. Details

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

20 July 2017

THE CLOCK’S TICKING – GET YOUR ENTRIES IN
Entries close on Monday, 24th July for the Northern Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 Track and Field Championships  at Leigh Sports Village, on August 19 and 20. More details 

CLUB MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
Just a reminder that the pro-rata membership fee is only applicable for new members, NOT for members who are renewing their club membership (and are a bit late).

GEORGE CROWNED IN DUBLIN


George Hyde added another title success to his flawless campaign by representing England in Dublin at the Schools International Meeting and hit a winning throw of 16.14m in the shot put. He claimed victory the week before at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, has enjoyed a series of impressive displays from the shot put circle this year, and is currently ranked number one in the UK under 17 men’s shot put.
RESULTS

ACTION ROUNDUP


Ethan Milligan represented England North at the Welsh Under 20 International Meeting held in Cardiff and cleared 1-84m for fourth position in the high jump.
RESULTS 

Lara Battersby, Imogen Pughe, Stephanie Jones and Fatoumatta Bojang combined to help us keep our place in the North Premier Division One of the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League.

The quartet broke the club record for the under 13 girls 4x100m relay after clocking 54.6 seconds in the final round held at Preston. The previous record record had stood since 2010 when the quartet of Georgia Barlow, Charlotte Williamson, Amy and Olivia Williams posted 54.8 seconds.

For a full round-up of results, check out our latest press report.

WE’RE NOT SAFE YET…
We need to pull out all the stops to survive the threat of relegation in Division One of the Northern Track and Field League, after a disappointing sixth-placed performance at Wigan in round three  has left us just four and a half points clear of the relegation places with one round remaining.

It’s now important we make sure all the hard work of being promoted isn’t thrown away when we travel to Rotherham for the final round on Saturday, 5 August, so please support your club and team managers Dave McKay and Jenny Manning if you’re available for selection.

OVERALL POSITIONS (after three rounds): 1 Wigan 15 points; 2 West Cheshire 12.5; 3 City of York 12; 4 Wakefield 9.5; 5 City of Sheffield 8; 6 Preston 6.

ROAD RELAYS INVITE – GET INVOLVED!
The North West Counties Road Relays (incorporating the Cheshire Championships) is this year being held at Blackpool on Saturday 9 September. (For those of you who took part last September, this is the equivalent of the relays held in Delamere Forest).
More information

We can enter as many teams as we like, covering all age groups from under 11s upwards. You must be a fully paid up first claim member, wear your club vest, and be eligible by birth or residence for Cheshire.

Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you want to take part by emailing: ellie.matt@tiscali.co.uk. Deadline for entries is Thursday 31st August.

BORDERS LEAGUE FIXTURES RELEASED
The provisional fixtures for this season’s Borders Road Running League are now out:

Race 1: Ellesmere Port, on 1 October
Race 2: Chester Tri, 12 Nov
Race 3: Wallasey, 3 Dec
Race 4: Abergele, 14 Jan
Race 5: Wrexham Tri, 4March
Race 6: Tattenhall, 25 March 25
Race 7: Deestriders, 25 April

FIXTURES
Saturday, 22 July: Gyrn Gallop Fell Race, (1pm start). Details 
Sunday, 23 July: U17 and U20 Youth Development Track & Field League Round Four, Whitehaven (11.15am). A 35-seater coach will leave Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 7am. Details
Tuesday, 25 July: Trafford Grand Prix (Distance and Throws), 6pm start. Details
Tuesday, 25 July: Queens Park Quacker 5k Race, (Crewe, 7pm). Details 
Wednesday, 26 July: The Green Green Grass of Home Fell Race, (7.30pm). Details
Saturday and Sunday, 29 and 30 July: England Athletics and CAU Inter County Championships (Bedford). Details
Sunday,30 July: Cheshire Track and Field League Round Three, Warrington (12 noon). Details
Sunday, 30 July: Helena Tipping 10k Road Race (11am). Details

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

16th June 2017

RESULTS ROUNDUP
We had a very successful weekend with some fantastic performances.

Ethan Milligan leapt to the Northern Under 20 men’s high jump title at SportCity with a jump of 1.88m – 8cm ahead of his nearest rival.

Also at SportCity, Sophie Percival launched the javelin to 39.74m for second spot in the senior women’s competition, Danielle Erskine finished second in the senior women’s long jump event with a leap of 4.93m – just one centimetre behind the eventual winner, and Alice McMahon reached the senior women’s 100m and 200m finals with times of 12.24 seconds and 25.35 seconds for seventh and sixth positions respectively. Well done all of you.
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We also finished 34th team overall in the two-day Welsh Castles Road Relay Race.

Ellie Robinson was our first runner in action from Caernarfon Castle and she, supported by a squad of team mates during the 20-stage event.

She was joined by Keely Smith, who  finished third lady on her stage,  Joe Foy, Ian Gloyne Phillips, Peter Smith, Clare Mallon, Dave Alexander, Andrew Clague, Mark Davies, Chris Palmer, George Dewhirst, Andy Dawe, John Parlevliet, Tony Woodall, Bob Little, Andy Carter, Wullie McGarrell, Dan Mitchell, and Julian and Angela Tegg.


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FANTASTIC FOUR SMASH CHAMPIONSHIP BEST PERFORMANCES
Our own fantastic four George Hyde, Daniel Berg, Evie Tipping and Emma Howe all celebrated championship best performances at the Cheshire Schools Track and Field Championships.

George won the intermediate boys shot put title with 16.49m, while Danny 49.12m for victory in the intermediate boys hammer, Evie achieved 44.29m in the junior girls hammer, and Emma launched the intermediate girls javelin to a distance of 46.34m.

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TEAM CAPITALISE ON HOME ADVANTAGE
Laura Turley, Katie Clarke, Alice Jennings, Ethan Milligan, Danielle Erskine, David McKay and Sophie Percival all took victory at the second round of their Northern Track and Field League Division One home match.

 

Laura won the B100m in 12.6 seconds, while Katie clocked 10:34.9 in the 3000m, and Alice won both the B100m hurdles (17.5) and B 400m hurdles (71.2).

Ethan cleared 1-90m for success in the high jump, Danielle won the long jump (4.90m), and Dave (50.88m) and Sophie (41.32m) nailed a double success story in the javelin events.

We finished second in the team event and now head to Wigan for round three on Sunday, July 9. Great effort to everyone involved, including our judges officials and helpers on the day.
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ROSEMARY LIKES TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE
Rosemary Rogers celebrated an over-60 age group win at the Wirral Seaside 5k Run with a time of 24:03, and won the over-65 lady prize with 24:47 at the Birchwood Brook 5k Race, part of the North Cheshire Grand Prix Series.

HELP NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS FIXTURES
We’ve been asked to provide helpers for the Cheshire Schools Quad Kids Final at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track on Wednesday, 5th July (10.30am-3pm), the Year 7 Cheshire v Merseyside Schools Match at EPSV on Monday, 3rd July, (4.30pm start), and the Chester Primary Schools Athletics Championships at EPSV on Friday, 7th July, (Field 1-3pm, Track 4.15-7pm).

If you can help, please email : dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR CHRISTLETON-WAVERTON FUN RUN
Entries are now open for the Christleton to Waverton Fun Run on Thursday 29th June. It’s a great event for adults and kids of all ages involving a nearly 2 mile road run, finishing on the field at Waverton where burgers, ice creams, beer and Prosecco will be available for sale. More details.

CHAMPIONSHIP CLOSING DATE REMINDER
The Northern Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 Track and Field Championships will be held at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th August.
Details and entry here.

FIXTURES
Saturday, 17 June : Mason Trophy Inter-Counties Schools Track & Field Competition (Alexander Stadium, Birmingham).
Saturday, 17 June : Hollins Green 5k (North Cheshire Series), 4pm.
Saturday and Sunday, 17 & 18 June : England Athletics Under 20 & 23 Track & Field Championships (Bedford). Live coverage at runjumpthrow.com if you fancy a watch.
Sunday, 18 June: U13 and U15 Youth Development Track & Field League Round Three, SportCity, Manchester (11am). A coach will leave Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 9am.
Sunday, 18 June: Port Sunlight 5k and 10k Road Races (11am start).
Monday, 19 June: English Schools Track & Field Cup Regional B Round (Warrington).
Tuesday, 20 June: Trafford AC Grand Prix (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps & 5k), 6.15pm.
Wednesday, 21 June: Cheshire Schools Minors (Year 7) Track & Field Championships, Warrington (4.30pm).
Friday, 23 June: Tattenhall Tough Team Race (7.15pm).
Saturday and Sunday, 24 & 25 June: English Schools Combined Events Regional Round (Telford).
Sunday,25 June: Colshaw 10k, Over Peover (10am).
Sunday, 25 June: Penny Lane Striders 10k Road Race.
Sunday, 25 June: Moel y Gamelin Race (11am).
Sunday, 25 June: U17 & U20 Youth Development Track & Field League, at Bolton (11.15am).
Wednesday, 28 June: Wirral Seaside 5k Race, Leasowe Lighthouse (7pm).
Thursday, 29 June: Christleton to Waverton Fun Run (7pm).

 

 

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