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.


RESULTS 

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.

RESULTS

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.
RESULTS

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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26th May 2017

TOP PERFORMANCES ON SHOW
There were some great performances last week, including Ethan Greenland and Ellie Robinson smashing club records at the Christleton 5k Road Race, and podium places at the Essar Chester Half Marathon. Thanks to the 53 of you from the club who volunteered too.

Lara Battersby and Fatoumatta Bojang also celebrated a double success story for West Cheshire AC at their latest Youth Development Track and Field League match at the South Leeds Stadium.
Read the press report for a full round-up.
  
 

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

If you’re a parent or coach who’d like to help out, we really need some team managers for this season’s North West Sportshall Athletics League competition.

Duties include contacting members before the season starts to find out their availability, attending training sessions, and selecting the teams for each of the three league rounds, which you’ll also need to attend.

Please let Dennis know by email by Friday, 2nd June, at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com. We won’t be able to compete if we don’t get any team managers, so it’s really important to help if you can.
We’ve also been asked to provide helpers for two Quad Kids schools fixtures being held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track on Friday  9th June (12.30-3pm) and Wednesday, 5th July. Again, please let Dennis know if you can help.
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.
More details

FIXTURES
Sunday, 28 May: Under 17/20 Youth Development Track & Field League Round Two, at Crewe. Details
Monday, 29 May: Trafford Open Medal Meeting (Under 11s-Under 15s).Details

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12th May 2017

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Best wishes to all of you competing at this weekend’s Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships at Victoria Park, Warrington. Club training this Saturday has been cancelled because we’re all in Warrington for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships.
The full timetable for both days is here.

EMMA HITS COMMONWEALTH MARK
Well done to Emma Howe who not only secured victory in the under 17 womens javelin with a throw of 47.19m, but also achieved the England Athletics’ Youth Commonwealth qualifying standard for this year’s competition in the Bahamas – brilliant stuff Emma.

Isla Shillington and Sion Roberts also starred for the club, who capitalised on home advantage, at the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League by producing impressive performances to earn their club success at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track in the first of four rounds.

Isla spun the under 13 girls discus to a winning mark of 24m, and Sion rounded the under 17 mens 3,000m in a time of 10:09.6.

TEAM RESULTS
Men and Women Combined: 1 West Cheshire 593 points; 2 Crewe & Nantwich 585; 3 Deeside 396; 4 Menai 353; 5 Colwyn Bay 333; 6 Halton & Frodsham 142; 7 Maldwyn 120.
Men: 1 West Cheshire 325; 2 Crewe & Nantwich 304; 3 Deeside 226; 4 Menai 167; 5 Colwyn Bay 132; 6 Halton & Frodsham 88; 7 Maldwyn 58.
Women: 1 Crewe & Nantwich 281; 2 West Cheshire 268; 3 Colwyn Bay 201; 4 Menai 186; 5 Deeside 170; 6 Maldwyn 62; 7 Halton & Frodsham 54.
Under 11s: 1 Crewe & Nantwich 148; 2 West Cheshire 142; 3 Deeside 82; 4 Colwyn Bay 71; 5 Halton & Frodsham 59; 6 Menai 40.
NEWS LINK

PLEASING START FOR SENIORS SQUAD AT YORK
The club secured second position at the opening round of the six-club North of England Track and Field League Division One six-club contest at York.

 
MATCH RESULT: 1 Wakefield 385 points; 2 West Cheshire 368; 3 York 363; 4 Wigan 341; 5 City of Sheffield 316; 6 Preston 288.

NEWS LINK

A REMINDER TO U13 & U15 PARENTS
When your children are competing for the club and you can’t accompany them, please make sure you have a responsible adult looking after them. The adult’s name needs to be given to your child’s team manager before they compete so they know who is responsible for your child.

It could mean your child not being able to travel on the team coach, or compete if this procedure isn’t followed.

CHAMPIONSHIP CLOSING DATE REMINDER
Entries close on 22nd May for the Northern Under 20 and Senior Track and Field Championships being held at Sport City, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th June. More details here.

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.
More details here.

LATEST ENDURANCE RUNNING LEAGUE STANDINGS
The latest standings as at the end of April for the Endurance Running League can now be found online.

CONGRATULATIONS KAY!
Everyone at West Cheshire AC would like to congratulate our club secretary Kay Hayes who’s expecting a baby in October.

FIXTURES
Tuesday, 16 May: Chester Schools Year 7/8 Track & Field Championships, at Connahs Quay.
Tuesday, 16 May: Trafford Open Track & Field Meeting (Distance & Throws, 6pm start). Details
Wednesday, 17 May 17: ESAA Track & Field Schools Cup Round One, at Warrington.
Friday, 19 May: Christleton 5k Road Race (7.15pm start). Details
Saturday, 20 May: Under 13/15 Youth Development Track & League Round Two, at South Leeds. Details
Sunday, 21 May: Essar Chester Half Marathon (9am start). Details
Tuesday, 23 May: Trafford Open Track & Field Meeting (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps & 5k, 6.15pm start). Details

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5th May 2017

LAST CALL FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES
Entries close this Saturday (6th May) for the Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships being held at Warrington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. Book online here
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY.
Training is cancelled on Saturday 14 May as we’ll be helping out at the Champs.

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
Marshals are needed for the Chester Half Marathon being held on Sunday 21st May.
Please let Ellie Robinson know if you can join the club’s team of marshals at the Chester Half this year. We’re allocated 3 zones on the course and need approximately 30 people to cover all of the positions. It’s always a fun morning watching the race and encouraging the runners. You’ll also receive a technical T-shirt and a goody bag as a thanks from the organisers (Active Leisure Events).
If you can help please email Ellie at:ellie.matt@tiscali.co.uk

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR OUR HOME MATCH
We’re hosting the opening round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Sunday (8th May).
It would be great to see a big turn-out of members and parents for this fixture which starts at 12 noon. Please arrive no later than 11am to help team managers  prepare declaration sheets and dish out numbers.
If you’re coming along as a parent, please be prepared to help  the fixture run smoothly by volunteering to officiate on the day.
The timetable can be found here

TIME TO STRENGTHEN OUR COACHING TEAM
The future of our club is reliant on our volunteer coaching staff – and it’s now time to seriously look at increasing the numbers of our qualified coaches.
If you’re a parent of an athlete, or know someone you think would fit the bill, please shout up. We need you to inspire, supporte and develop athletes across all events, ability levels, aspirations, and ages.
We’ll support you every inch of the way if you want to step onto the coaching pathway, and get yourself a coaching qualification
If you’re interested, please email dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

SUPERB END TO THE BORDERS LEAGUE SEASON
We celebrated a season to remember in the Borders Road Running League, wrapping up the seven round campaign with three team trophies and seven individual awards after the final round held at Wrexham.

Our women won the Division One and Improvers Team titles and the veteran men secured success in the team competition, while Ethan Greenland, Ethan Ackroyd, Greg Jones and Rory Willson occupied the top four places in the under 20 men’s event.


Sisters Katie and Issy Clarke finished first and second overall respectively in the under 20 women’s competition, while Anest Muller finished second behind winner Nicky Whitfield-Bird in the over 35 women’s category, and Bob Benson finished third in the over 60 men’s age group.
REPORT
RESULTS

SOLID START FOR UNDER 17s AND UNDER 20s IN THE YDL
Please read the press report about our solid start to the Upper YDL at Wigan’s  Robin Park Stadium.


Here’s a few action shots from the day.

RESULTS LINK

ROAD RACE DIRECTOR’S TRAINING COURSE
A RunBritain Training course has been arranged for Saturday, 13th May, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, CH2 1PR from 09:15 to 16:15. Drink and a buffet lunch are provided free to any member interested in how a road race is put together.
For more info, please contact Bob Benson on: robert_f_benson@icloud.com

TOM BOOTH’S LATEST UPDATE FROM DOWN UNDER
Tom Booth competed in the inaugural Oparara Wilderness Trail Run in New Zealand and finished fifth overall and third in his age category, completing the 35km course in 2:52.52.
RESULTS

ROSEMARY LOVES TO BE BESIDE THE WIRRAL SEASIDE
Rosemary Rogers finished first in her over 60 age group after clocking 25.17 at the Wirral Seaside Run.
RESULTS

FIXTURES
Saturday, 6 May: Northern Track & Field League Round One, at York. Details. If you need transport, a coach will be leaving from the car park at 8am.
Sunday, 7 May: Cheshire Track & Field League Round One, at Ellesmere Port. Details
Tuesday, 9 May: Thurstaston Multi-Terrain Challenge Race (7.15pm). Details
Saturday/Sunday, 13-14 May: Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships, at Warrington. Details
Tuesday, 16 May: Chester Schools Year 7/8 Track & Field Championships, at Connahs Quay.
Tuesday, 16 May: Trafford Open Track & Field Meeting (Distance & Throws, 6pm start). Details
Wednesday, 17 May: ESAA Track & Field Schools Cup Round One, at Warrington.
Friday, 19 May: Christleton 5k Road Race (7.15pm start). Details
Saturday, 20 May: Under 13/15 Youth Development Track & League Round Two, at South Leeds. Details
Sunday, 21 May: Essar Chester Half Marathon (9am start). Details

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28th April 2017


We mentioned the first three items in last month’s newsletter, but they’re worth repeating, so please read!


YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
Marshals are needed for the Chester Half Marathon being held on Sunday 21st May.
Please let Ellie Robinson know if you’re able to join the club’s team  on Sunday 21st May this year. We need approximately 27 people.
It’s always a fun morning watching the race and encouraging the runners. You’ll also receive a  T-shirt and a goody bag as a thanks from the organisers (Active Leisure Events).
TIME TO STRENGTHEN OUR COACHING TEAM
T
he future of our club is reliant on our volunteer coaching staff – and it’s now time to seriously look at increasing the numbers of our qualified coaches.
If you’re a parent of an athlete, or know someone you think would fit the bill, please shout up. We need you to inspire, supporte and develop athletes across all events, ability levels, aspirations, and ages.
We’ll support you every inch of the way if you want to step onto the coaching pathway, and get yourself a coaching qualification
If you’re interested, please email Dennis


CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOW DUE –  FINAL REMINDER
If you’ve not paid, you’re not insured and won’t be allowed to train or compete. You should have had a link to renew your membership by email. Please let Debbie Baker know if you haven’t had this, or are not looking to renew your membership.


A SOLID START TO THE NEW SEASON
The club experienced a pleasing start to its track and field league campaign, which you can read about in the latest press report.
A few pics and results are below.

YDL Preston  West Cheshire YDL U13 girls at Preston


MATCH RESULT: 1
Sale Harriers 606.5 points; 2 Preston Harriers 487.5; 3 Leeds City 467; 4 West Cheshire 435; 5 Gateshead Harriers 356; 6 Liverpool Harriers 350.

ANDY HEADS CLUB CHARGE IN THE CAPITAL
Andy Carter celebrated a new personal best time of three hours six minutes 22 seconds at the London Marathon.
Carter was the first of six West Cheshire AC members who completed the 26.2 miles course in the capital, ahead of Ian Gloyne-Phillips (3:14:20), and Wullie McGarrell (3:17:08) who also both posted new personal bests.
Keely Smith, who warmed up for the marathon by contributing towards a women’s team victory for West Cheshire AC at the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race earlier this month, clocked 3:24:41 to better her previous best achieved at the recent Wrexham Marathon, ahead of Luke Ellis with a new personal best of 3:29:12, and Dave Bish (4:55:13).
Congratulations to sprinter Laura Turley clocked yet another personal best of 12.42 seconds in the 100m at Loughborough last weekend.
Well done both!


CALL FOR SENIORS WANTING TO COMPETE AT HOME MATCH
If you’re a senior athlete and would like to compete at the Cheshire Track and Field League match at Ellesmere Port on Sunday, 7 May, please email Debbie Baker at: debbaker@talktalk.net

TIME RUNNING OUT FOR COUNTY CHAMPS ENTRIES
Entries are now being taken for the Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships being held at Warrington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. You’ve got until 6th May to enter online. More details here

FIXTURES
Monday, 1 May : Trafford AC Open Medal Track and Field Meeting, (12 noon). Details
Wednesday, 3 May : Ysgol Dinas Bran Hill Race, (7.15pm).
Thursday, 4 May : West Cheshire AC Schools Track and Field Cup, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track, (4pm start).
Saturday, 6 May : Northern Track & Field League Round One, at York. Details
Sunday, 7 May : Cheshire Track & Field League Round One, at Ellesmere Port. Details
Tuesday, 9 May : Thurstaston Multi-Terrain Challenge Race (7.15pm).
Saturday/Sunday,13 -14 May : Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships, at Warrington. Details:
Tuesday, 16 May: Chester Schools Year 7/8 Track & Field Championships, at Connahs Quay.
Tuesday, 16 May : Trafford Open Track & Field Meeting (Distance & Throws, 6pm start). Details:
Wednesday, May 17: ESAA Track & Field Schools Cup Round One, at Warrington.

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TIME TO STRENGTHEN OUR COACHING TEAM
The future of our club is reliant on our volunteer coaching staff – and it’s now time to seriously look at increasing the numbers of our qualified coaches.
If you’re a parent of an athlete, or know someone you think would fit the bill, please shout up. We need you to inspire, supporte and develop athletes across all events, ability levels, aspirations, and ages.
We’ll support you every inch of the way if you want to step onto the coaching pathway, and get yourself a coaching qualification
If you’re interested, please email Dennis

CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOW DUE!
If you’ve not paid, you’re not insured and won’t be allowed to train or compete. You should have had a link to renew your membership by email. Please let Debbie Baker know if you haven’t had this, or are not looking to renew your membership.

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton-By-Chester a big success.
For more info, please read the press report. You can check results here.
Photos are also available.

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
Marshals are needed for the Chester Half Marathon being held on Sunday 21st May.
Please let Ellie Robinson know if you’re able to join the club’s team  on Sunday 21st May this year. We need approximately 27 people.
It’s always a fun morning watching the race and encouraging the runners. You’ll also receive a technical T-shirt and a goody bag as a thanks from the organisers (Active Leisure Events).

BORDERS LEAGUE GRAND FINALE
It’s the grand finale of the Borders Road Running League on Wednesday, 26th April, (7.15pm start), hosted by Wrexham AC.
Members will be car sharing from the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton. If you’re interested, meet at 5.15pm and the last ca will leave at 5.30pm.
It’s also the Presentation evening and there will be plenty of prizes for us, including an almost certain 1st Women’s team, Women’s Improvers team, potentially 1st Men’s Veterans team, and various individual age category wins.  There’s also a free buffet if you stay!
We could do with a good Men’s veteran turnout at this one to try and clinch the Men’s vet team win. Wallasey are creeping up on us fast so we need to nail this one! Team members plus friends and family will get tea or coffee and a cake or biscuit.
You must be 15 or over to race and wear your club vest.

ROAD RACE DIRECTOR’S TRAINING COURSE
A RunBritain Training course has been arranged for Saturday, 13th May, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton Chester CH2 1PR from 09:15 to 16:15. Tea or coffee and biscuits, and buffet lunch is provided free to any member interested in how a road race is put together.
For more info, please contact Bob Benson

TOM BOOTH’S LATEST NEW ZEALAND ADVENTURE
Our intrepid guy down-under Tom Booth ran the Northburn 50k and after making third spot his own at 31k,  clipped a rock on the descent which led to having a race ending fall! He said: “Really have had no luck with my ultras so far this year!”
He then competed in The Loop The Lake Trail Race, a 25k trail run around Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes where he managed to sneak third place after pulling back second and third at halfway and holding on for dear life through the last 10k, finishing in 1:51.58.
Tom’s next race is the Oparara Wilderness Trail Race.

LONG JUMP TRAINING
John Manning is supervising long jump coaching at the EPSV Track on Thursdays between 6.30-8pm.
Please contact John for further details

TIME TO COMPLETE YOUR ONLINE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY
Entries are now being taken for the Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships being held at Warrington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. You’ve got until 6th May to enter online. More details here

FIXTURES
Wednesday, 26 April: Borders Road Running League Round Seven, Wrexham, (7.15pm start).
Saturday, 29 April: North Wales 10 Miles Road Race Championship, Wrexham (2pm start).
Sunday, 30 April: Under 17/20 Youth Development Track & Field League Round One, Robin Park Stadium, Wigan, (11.30am start).

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7th April 2017

MEMBERSHIP FEES DUE
Here’s a reminder that membership fees are now due.
If you’ve not paid, you’re not insured so you won’t be able to train or compete until you’ve done so.
Please contact Debbie Baker if you need to pay.

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU
We’re putting the final touches to the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being held on Wednesday, 12th April, from Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton-By-Chester, (7pm start) together.
Club members and friends are still needed to help out at the event, so if you’re available please let Dennis know.

Chester Spring Five Miles Race
ROAD RACE DIRECTOR’S TRAINING COURSE
A RunBritain Training course has been arranged for Saturday, 13th May, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton Chester CH2 1PR from 09:15 to 16:15. Tea/coffee/biscuits and a buffet lunch is provided free to any  member interested in how a road race is put together, and getting involved with our Road Running management team.
For more information, please contact Bob Benson

ROSEMARY GRABS TITLE VICTORY
Rosemary Rogers celebrated success at the Liverpool Half Marathon.
Rosemary won her over 60 age group category prize after clocking one hour 50 minutes 34 seconds.

Rosemary Rogers
Keely Smith finished eighth lady with a time of 1:29:52, ahead of Steve Hillier (1:34:03),

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Clare Mallon (18th over 40 lady in a new personal best of 1:46:26), and Mark Povey (1:57:32) who was still recovering from an illness.
Results

CLUB TRIALS PROVE A BIG HIT
Thanks to the 200 members who participated in the recent club trials last week, and the parents, coaches and officials who helped out.
Photos

POINTS MAKE PRIZES THIS SUNDAY…
The Endurance League tables up to the end of March can be found here.
Big points are available at this Sunday’s Borders Road Running League Race at New Brighton.
DIRECTIONS AND RACE INFORMATION
Need a lift? We’ll be car sharing from the Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton. Meet at 9:15 – the last car leaves at 9:30.
Reminders: You must be 15 or over to race. All runners must wear club vests. If you don’t have one, please ask your coach or running leader. All our Borders League team, including friends and family will be welcomed for free tea or Coffee with cakes or biscuits after the run.

YOUNG GUNS IMPRESS AT TRAFFORD
Sara Pearson (11.67 seconds and 2:07.88) and Ingrid Tait (14.12 and 2:33.10) posted new under 11 girls 75m and 800m personal bests at the Trafford Open Meeting.
Sara also added a new long jump best of 3.43m, while Anna Crayston won the under 15 girls long jump with 4.92m and clocked 13.80 seconds in her 100m.
Isaac Tait clocked 14.56 seconds and 2:28.18 in his under 15 boys 100m and 800m respectively.
Harley Shakespeare-Wetton clocked a new under 13 boys 800m personal best of 2:46.6 at the Warrington Open Meeting.
Results part 1 and 2

CHRIS HEADS CLUB CHARGE AT THE SEASIDE
Chris Palmer was first home for West Cheshire  at the opening race in the Wirral Seaside 5k Series.
Chris clocked 18:26 for 17th position at Leasowe, ahead of Trevor Holmes (23rd in 19:14), and first over 60 lady Rosemary Rogers (24:39).
The next race in the series will take place at Leasowe on Wednesday, 26th April (7pm).
Results

2017 CLUB TRACK & FIELD TEAM MANAGERS
The club’s team managers for the 2017 track & field league campaign are:
Under 11s: Ellen Molloy and Joanne Cartwright

Under 13 Girls: Lindsay Jones

Under 13 Boys: Julian Tegg

Under 15 Girls: Hazel Jones

Under 15 Boys: Jill Howe

Under 17s/20s: Debbie Baker

Seniors (Northern League): Jenny Manning

THE SUMMER SEASON IS NEARLY HERE
Our U13 and U15 track and field league season gets underway on Sunday, 22 April at Preston, in the first round of the Youth Development League (YDL) Premier Division One.
The U17s and U20s YDL squad start their campaign at Wigan on Sunday, 30 April.
Our senior Northern League Division One squad will kick off their season at York on Saturday, 6 May.
Fore full fixtures, check the website.

ONLINE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY OPEN
The Cheshire County AA Track and Field Championships are being held at Warrington, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15.
The closing date for online entries is May 6.
ENTER HERE

FIXTURES
Sunday, 9 April : Borders Road Running League Sixth Round, at New Brighton, (11am start). Details
Sunday, 9 April: Wirral AC Open Medal Track and Field Meeting, at Bebington Oval (11.30am start). Details
Sunday, 9 April: Wigan Harriers Spring Open.Details
Friday, 14 April: Salford 10k Road Race (10am start). Race Link
Sunday, 16 April: Hale 5, (9.30am start). Race Link
Sunday, 16 April: Air Products 10k, Crewe, (10.15am). Race Link
Monday, 17 April: Trafford Open Track & Field Medal Meeting, (12 noon start). Details

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26th March 2017

SIGN UP FOR YOUR CLUB TRIALS
Don’t forget it’s the club trials this Thursday, 30th March (6.15-8pm) and Saturday, 1st April (9.50am-12 noon).
If you’ve not yet, please sign up for the events you’d like to enter using the A-boards at the track .

Remember – there’s no training if you’re not taking part in the trials

Any member who can’t compete at the trials should try to enter one or more of the following open meetings:
Saturday, April, 1: Trafford AC Medal Open Meeting (U11, U13, U15 Enter on the day) from 12 noon.
Saturday, April 1: Blackpool Winter Warm-Up Open
Saturday, April 1: City of Stoke AC Open (10am).
Sunday, April 2: Warrington Open (Enter on the day, from 11am).
Wednesday, April 5: Telford Open (Early evening meeting in school hols, limited range of events U11-U17, 7pm start, pay on the day).
Sunday, April 9: Wirral AC Open Meeting (Details on the Club A-Board).
Sunday, April 9: Wigan Harriers Spring Open.

Check the individual clubs’ websites for more details.

HELP NEEDED
We need your help with the Year 7 Cheshire v Merseyside Schools Cross Country Fixture being held on Monday (27th March), at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. The course will need setting up from 2pm before the event starts at 4pm. And if you can help with the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race on 12 April, please let Dennis know.

FIVE GO MAD IN NORFOLK
Congrats to the five members travelled to Norfolk to run for Cheshire at the English Schools Cross Country Championships.

West Cheshire AC members at English Schools
Katie Clarke was second home for the senior girls team after finishing 48th in the field of 301 finishers with a time of 14 minutes 27 seconds, helping her county secure 14th team position.
Katie’s sister, Issy, achieved second spot for the ninth-placed Cheshire team in the intermediate girls race after negotiating the fairly flat and fast course in 13:38 for 52nd position overall out of a field of 345 runners.

Ethan Greenland in Norfolk Jac Goodall in Norfolk
Ethan Greenland rounded the 324-strong senior boys event in 108th place with a time of 24:23, claiming fourth counting position for Cheshire who secured sixth team position.

Dave Dentith in Norfolk
Dave Dentith (171st in 20:30) and Jac Goodall (205th in 20:39) secured fourth and fifth counting places for the 27th-placed Cheshire intermediate boys team.
RESULTS

ACKROYDS AT IT
Ethan Ackroyd, who trains at West Cheshire, finished third in last weekend’s Welsh Schools Cross Country Championships, and will now represent his country in the Home Countries Schools International at Margam Park, Port Talbot, this Saturday. Best wishes Ethan.

Pam Ackroyd
Ethan’s parents, Pam and Ian, proved running fast is in the genes after Pam  carved a whopping two minutes 49 seconds from the club FV55 5km record at the Run Wigan Festival 5k with a time of 22:41. And husband Ian posted a new personal best time of 1:44:17 in the Wigan Half Marathon, alongside club mate Neil Carter who clocked 1:43:52.
RESULTS

DYNAMIC DUO SHINE FOR CHESHIRE
Michael Maxwell and Uzezi Onomerike combined for the winning Cheshire under 13 boys team at Sportcity, Manchester, at the North West Regional Sportshall Athletics Championships.
Michael powered his way to a winning standing triple jump of 6.94m and Uzezi achieved 2.26m for fourth spot in the standing long jump.
The pair were joined at the event by club mates Matthew Webb, Nathan Partington and Tom Weaver who competed in the under 15 boys all-rounder event.
Matthew finished third after clocking 20.2 seconds in his two lap, hitting 10.10m in the shot and 2.65m in the standing long jump, while Nathan was 14th and Tom 22nd.
The West Cheshire squad of Emma Ashcroft, Izzy Whittlestone, Halle Howell, Isla Shillington and Imogen Pughe combined to earn Cheshire fourth spot in the under 13 girls team event.
RESULTS

TURLEY SETS PACE EARLY
Laura Turley clocked a new 300m personal best and club record of 41.35 seconds at the Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting held at Sportcity, Manchester.
RESULTS

ROB HEADS CLUB TRIO HOME AT WILMSLOW
Rob Little headed a trio of club runners home at the Wilmslow Half Marathon, posting 1:18:12 for seventh place in his over 40 age group, ahead of Alex Staniforth who clocked 1:23:31, and Luke Ellis in 1:28:26.
RESULTS

RORY CLOCKS NEW PARKRUN BEST TIME
Rory Willson achieved a new Delamere 5k ParkRun personal best time of 19:06 for second position, ahead of club mates Sion Roberts in 10th place and Lily Moorhouse (16th lady).
Andrew Clague finished second in 18:37 at the Chester 5k ParkRun, ahead of other club finishers Andy Carter (10th in 19:48), Sam Hollins (13th in 20:35), Joe Foy (15th in 21:06), Patrick Tait (23rd in 22:08), Bob Benson (29th in 22:22), Peter Smith (61st in 24:37), Tony Kennedy (81st in 25:48), Graham Wells (88th in 26:13), and Brian Beattie (111th in 27:35).
Bob Freeman (seventh in 22:06) headed the club charge at the Ellesmere Port 5k ParkRun, ahead of Julian Tegg (14th in 23:56), Paul Morrison (15th in 23:58), Harvey Tegg (18th in 24:47), Jodi Bemand (second lady in pb of 25:15), Henrietta Duffey (fifth lady in 27:23), and Stephanie Jones (sixth lady in 27:34).

FIXTURES
Monday, 27 March  – Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Cross Country Races (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 4pm start).
Wednesday, 29 March  – Wirral Seaside 5km Series, Leasowe Lighthouse. Website: seasideruns.com
Sunday, 2 April – ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, Old Stretford, Manchester, (9am). Website: greatermanchestermarathon.com
Sunday, 2 April – BTR Liverpool 10 and Vitality Half Marathon, Pier Head, Liverpool, (9am). Website: btrliverpool.com
Wednesday, 5 April – Telford Open (Early evening meeting in school hols, limited range of events U11-U17, 7pm start, pay on the day).
Wednesday, 5 April  – Wirral AC Track Endurance Series 10k, Bebington Oval, (7.45pm).  More info

 

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

17th March 2017
ABI SHINES IN SHEFFIELD
Abi Pawlett smashed a club record and pocketed two medals.
The talented all-rounder produced a personal best pentathlon score of 3,341 points at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield.
Abibroke the under 15 girl’s club record for the event and secured a gold medal in the Northern competition and a silver medal overall.
This follows hot on the heels of Abi being crowned the England Athletics under 15 girls indoor 60m hurdles champion weeks before. In the record-breaking performance, she long jumped 5.16m, hit 9.69m in the shot put, cleared 1-52m in the high jump, clocked 8.86 seconds in the 60m hurdles, and rounded the 800m in a time of 2:33.83 for a new personal best points tally.

Abi Pawlett at Indoor Pentathlon
OLIVIA HONOURED IN THE STATES
Talented all-rounder Olivia Montez-Brown won two first-team All-American honours at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.
Olivia, representing Augustana University, earned All-American honours in the pentathlon after finishing fourth with a personal best of 3,863 points and in the long jump with 5.77m.

Olivia Montez-Brown long jumping
She started the pentathlon by posting 8.72 seconds in the 60m hurdles, cleared 1.62m in the high jump, hit 10.87m in the shot put, long jumped 5.72m, and rounded the 800m in a personal best time of 2:23.02.

Olivia Montez-Brown in action

CASPER AND MILO STAR IN CHESHIRE VICTORY
Birthday boy Casper Armstrong, and Milo Halliday earned Cheshire top spot in Manchester.
The West Cheshire duo joined forces for their county and secured Cheshire success in the Under 11 North West Fun In Sportshall Athletics Competition.
Cheshire gained a winning total of 480 points, ahead of runners-up Lancashire on 459, third placed Merseyside with 449, Greater Manchester in fourth spot with 444, and Cumbria in fifth place on 378.
Club mates Carys Roberts, Martha Willetts, Ruby Wisbey, Sara Pearson, and Jane Farrell teamed up for Cheshire in the under 11 girls competition which finished third in the team event behind eventual winners Lancashire and runners-up Merseyside.

CLUB CONTINGENT REPRESENT COUNTY
Six club members represented Cheshire at the CAU Inter Counties Cross Country Championships.
Issy Clarke was second counter for Cheshire at the testing Prestwold Hall course in Leicestershire and finished 79th overall in the under 17 wiomens race, and her sister, Katie, was fourth team counter for Cheshire in the under 20 womens race and 60th overall.

Katie Clarke with Cheshire Under 20 womens team
Isaac Tait negotiated the under 13 boys race for third spot in the Cheshire team and 137th place overall, while Lucia Pyne was fourth counter for Cheshire in the under 13 girls event and 138th overall.

Isaac Tait at LoughboroughLucia Pyne at Loughborough
Ethan Greenland finished sixth for Cheshire in the under 17 mens race and 139th overall alongside training partner Ethan Ackroyd from Deeside AAC who secured third spot in the North Wales team and 69th place overall.
Sion Roberts was seventh home for Cheshire’s under 15 boys team and was 196th overall.
Ellesmere Port Running Club duo Carol Parsons and Liz Renondeau secured fifth and sixth counting positions for Cheshire women’s team who finished seventh, ahead of team mate Nikki Bird (122nd) and Ellesmere Port-based Kate Titlow (124th).

KEELY AND TREVOR BAG VICTORIES AT WREXHAM
Keely Smith won her age category and finished third lady in the Wrexham Marathon with a new personal best time of 3:26:46.

Keely Smith
Club mate Trevor Holmes won his age category and finished ninth overall in the Wrexham Half Marathon with a time of 1:27:32. And Chris Palmer clocked 1:19:56 to finish 22nd in the Wrexham 20 Miles Race, ahead of chairman Andy Carter (24th in 2:20:13) and Luke Ellis (57th in 2:35:48).

DAVE AND ANDREW SECURE ONE-TWO AT PARK RUN
Dave Dentith and Andrew Clague made it a club one-two at the Chester 5k Park Run.
Dave clocked a new personal best of 18:20 for victory, just five seconds clear of Andrew, while Sammy Hollins posted a new best of 19:54 for sixth spot, ahead of Peter Smith (41st in 24:18), Patrick Tait (81st in 26:17), Adam Carlile (82nd in 26:21), Sarah Hughes (16th lady in 27:07), Brian Beattie (111th in 27:46), Ingrid Tait (87th lady in 35:45), and Anne-Marie Tait (89th lady in 35:47).
Alex Staniforth posted a new personal best of 18:12 for second spot at the Delamere 5k Park Run, ahead of club mates Trevor Holmes (eighth in 19:42), and Emma Howe (54th lady in 31:46).
Rob Freeman clocked 20:50 for fourth place at the Ellesmere Port 5k Park Run, ahead of John Pughe (16th in 24:30), Aaron Scott (17th in 24:51), Rosemary Rogers (fourth lady in 25:10), and Grace Scott (sixth lady in 28:11).

SIGN UP FOR THE CLUB TRIALS
Don’t forget to sign up for the club pre-season track & field trials on Thursday, 30 March  (6.15-8pm) and on Saturday, 19 April 1 (9.50am-12 noon).
An A-board will be placed in front of the containers at the track before  training so  can to sign up
If you can’t compete at the trials, there’s several opens happening for you to enter:
Saturday, 1 April: Trafford Open Meeting (U11, U13, U15 Enter on the day) from 12 noon.
Saturday, 1 April: Blackpool Open (Enter in advance)
Sunday, 2 April: Warrington Open (Enter on the day, from 11am).
Wednesday, 5 April: Telford Open (Early evening meeting in school hols, limited range of events U11-U17, 7pm start, pay on the day).
Sunday, 9 April: Wirral AC Open Meeting (Details on the Club A-Board).

HELP NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURE
Please let us know if you can help out at the Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships tomorrow (Friday, 17 March ), at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. We need to set the course up from 2pm before the main event 4pm.

NORTHERN 5k ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Under 15 and under 17 boys and girls are being invited to take part in the new Northern 5k Road Race Championships, at Stanley Park, Blackpool, on Saturday, March 25.
You can enter online before the 22 March. Online entries are £6 or £8 in person on race day .
More details 

FANCY FELL RUNNING?
Members can take part in the junior and senior county fell championships.
The Senior Inter County Fell Championships take place on 13 May , at Broughton, Scotland, and the Junior Inter County Fell Championships are on 10 June , at Rosedale, Lancashire.
Please contact Nick Bishop if you’re interested.

FIXTURES
Friday, 17 March – Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 4pm start).
Saturday, 18 March  – English Schools Cross Country Championships (Norfolk Showground, Norwich).
Saturday, 18 March  – North West Regional Sportshall Athletics U13s/U15s Championships (Sportcity, Manchester).
Saturday, 18 March  – British Masters Cross Country Championships, (Wavertree, Liverpool, 12 noon start).
Sunday, 19 March  – Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting (Sportcity, Manchester).
Sunday, 19 March  – Wilmslow Half Marathon (10.30am start).
Friday, 24 March  – Cheshire Primary and Secondary Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 10am-3.30pm).
Saturday, 25  March  – Northern Athletics U15/U17 5k Road Race Championships (10am), Northern Athletics Mens and Womens Road Relay Championships (10.30am, Stanley Park, Blackpool).
Monday, 27 March  – Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Cross Country Races (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 4pm start).

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

10th March 2017

GEORGE PLAYS PART IN ENGLAND VICTORY
George Hyde helped England defeat Wales in Cardiff at the Welsh Under 20 Indoor International, hitting 15.69m tofinish second behind under 20 team mate Dan Cartwright in the shot-put to secure England a 243-160 overall points team victory.
RESULTS

LAURA SPRINTS TO NEW PERSONAL BEST TIME
Laura Turley produced a new 60m personal best and club record time of 7.99 seconds at the Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting at Manchester.
Richard Farley clocked a season’s best senior mens 600m time of one minute 27.30 seconds, and under 20 junior Joseph Morrison won his 600m heat in 1:30:83.
Ewan Bradley posted 9.47 seconds in the under 17 mens 60m hurdles, cleared 3-10m in the pole vault, and long jumped a season’s best of 4.58m, while Alan Littler cleared a senior men’s high jump season’s best of 1-70m, and Danielle Erskine produced a season’s best of 4.82m in the senior womens long jump.
And well done to  Adam Carlile and Jac Goodall who combined to win the Oulton Park Duathlon Relay title with a time of one hour 12 minutes 29 seconds

Duathlon Adam Carlile and Jac Goodall

SIGN UP FOR THE CLUB TRIALS
Remember to sign up for the pre-season track & field trials being held at EPSV Track on Thursday, March 30 (6.15-8pm) and Saturday, April 1 (9.50am-12 noon).
There’ll be A-board in front of the containers at the track before training sessions so please sign up for the events you’d like to participate in.
If you can’t make it to the trials, there are some open meets where you can compete instead:
Saturday, 1 April: Trafford Open Meeting (U11, U13, U15 Enter on the day) from 12 noon.
Saturday, 1 April: Blackpool Open (Open in advance). Enter here.
Sunday, 2 April 2: Warrington Open (Enter on the day, from 11am). More details.
Wednesday, 5 April 5: Telford Open (Early evening meeting in school hols, limited range of events U11-U17, 7pm start, pay on the day).
Sunday, 9 April: Wirral AC Open Meeting (Details on the Club A-Board).

ETHAN AND KATIE HEAD CHARGE AT MANLEY
Ethan Greenland and Katie Clarke spearheaded the club’s charge at the latest round of the Borders Road Running League.

Ethan Greenland Borders League 05-03-17 courtesy Phil Tugwell Katie Clarke Borders League 05-03-17 courtesy Phil Tugwell
Ethan, who was the first under 20 man to complete the 5.15 miles course at Manley Mere, posted 14th spot overall in a time of 29 minutes seven seconds, while Katie was the first under 20 lady to finish, clocking 32:27 for fifth spot in the women’s race.
Ethan was supported by Rob Little (26th in 29:41), Graham Wells (45th in 30:58), Richard Hayes (55th in 31:26), David Dentith (59th in 31:33), Andrew Clague (64th in 31:42), John Parlevliet (66th in 31:48), Andy Carter (71st in 32:14), Chris Palmer (77th in 32:49), and final team counter Trevor Holmes (85th in 33:21).
Issy Clarke backed-up her older sister, Katie, by finishing sixth lady in 33:34, ahead of Anest Muller (10th in 34:19) and final team counter Keely Smith (19th in 36:23).
TEAM RESULTS (after Round Five)
MENS DIVISION ONE: 1 Wallasey 1657 points; 2 Buckey 1694; 3 West Cheshire 2225; 4 Wirral 2513; 5 Helsby 3016; 6 Prestatyn 4106; 7 Deestriders 6005.
MENS DIVISION TWO: 1 Chester Tri 2193; 2 Wrexham 2845; 3 Abergele 3378; 4 Ellesmere Port 4204; 5 Cybi Striders 4492; 6 Tattenhall 4871; 7 Eryri 6337; 8 Wrecsam Tri 6959; 9 Deeside 7097; 10 Birkenhead 7323.
WOMENS DIVISION ONE: 1 West Cheshire 263; 2 Wallasey 371; 3 Wirral 463; 4 Helsby 469; 5 Buckley 522; 6 Chester Tri 526; 7 Prestatyn 610.
WOMENS DIVISION TWO: 1 Ellesmere Port 296; 2 Deestriders 504; 3 Tattenhall 621; 4 Abergele 943; 5 Cybi Striders 980; 6 Wrexham 1323; 7 Wrecsam Tri 1620; 8 Eryri 1708; 9 Deeside 2022; 10 Birkenhead 2115.
RESULTS

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU…
We need volunteers to help out at the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.
If you can assist on Wednesday, 12 April, at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, please email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

LONG JUMP TRAINING
If you’re an U13 or U15 and  interested in learning the long jump, Peter Smith and John Manning are aiming to start  training on Thursdays (6.30-8pm) and Saturdays (10am-12 noon). Peter will supervise the sessions on Saturday mornings, while John will head the training on Thursday evenings. For more details please contact Peter or John.

TRIO SCORE TOP MARKS AT SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY
Carys Roberts, Charlie Beyeler and Eleanor Williams celebrated a cleansweep of victories at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. The trio grabbed success in their respective age groups at all four rounds of the Essar West Cheshire Athletic Club Schools Cross Country Race Series which attracted a total of 46 primary and secondary schools.
Carys, from Tarporley Primary, claimed the overall year six girls title after finishing ahead of Jessica Hennessey (Newton) and Georgina Duffey (Childer Thornton).
Charlie (Chester King’s) secured the overall year four boys title after winning the final round ahead of Willaston’s Benjamin Williams and Mill View’s Joseph Ireland.
And Eleanor Williams (Chester King’s) won the overall year four girls award after finishing clear of Ella Hims (Childer Thornton) and Issy Read (Upton Heath) at the final round.
RESULTS

NEW OFFICIALS NEEDED
We need to boost the number of officials for this year’s Cheshire County Champs at Warrington as we won’t have any from Manchester, so more timekeepers, track judges, field judges, starters and starters’ assistants are needed.
If you’d like to help out and get qualified, there are  courses being held in the at:
Sportcity, Manchester on Sunday, March 12.
Witton Park Athletic Track, Blackburn, on Sunday, March 26.
Details are on the EA website.
Once you’ve booked, please let Dennis Wall know who’ll arrange for your course fee to be reimbursed. Please help spread the word – we need more officials!

FIXTURES
Friday, 17 March – Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships        (Ellesmere Port Sports Village (4pm start).
Saturday, 18 March – English Schools Cross Country Championships (Norfolk Showground, Norwich).
Saturday, 18 March – North West Regional Sportshall Athletics U13s/U15s Championships (Sportcity, Manchester).
Saturday, 18 March – British Masters Cross Country Championships, (Wavertree, Liverpool, 12 noon start).
Sunday, 19 March  – Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meeting (Sportcity, Manchester).
Sunday, 19 March – Wilmslow Half Marathon (10.30am start).
Friday, 24 March  – Cheshire Primary and Secondary Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 10am-3.30pm).
Saturday, 25 March  – Northern Athletics U15/U17 5k Road Race Championships (10am), Northern Athletics Mens and Womens Road Relay Championships (10.30am, Stanley Park, Blackpool).
Monday, 27 March – Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Cross Country Races (Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 4pm start).

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