WCAC Newsletter #193, 19-10-18

CLUBHOUSE PROJECT

The club has until the end of this month to try and find £30,000 needed to build a Clubhouse at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

If you know someone or a company that can contribute towards commercial sponsorship the project please email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details can be found here

THIS WEEKEND

This Saturday sees the club host the opening round of the Essar Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (registration from 9.30am for a 10am start).

Please help by coming along to help set out the course from 8am, volunteer during the races as an official, and/or help tidy away afterwards.

The second round of the North Wales Cross Country League takes place this Saturday afternoon from 2pm, at Fox Hills (opposite Eirias Park), Colwyn Bay.

Best wishes to our athletes and officials.

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB OFFICIAL

Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded officials are being asked to support an officials course being hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 18.

Anyone wanting to be a field judge, track judge, timekeeper, or starter should book on the course here.

The club needs to strengthen it’s experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future if we want to remain in leagues and competitions.

CLUB TRIP TO BRUM

Graham Patterson and Dennis Wall are planning to organise a club trip to the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Meeting at Birmingham on Saturday, 16th February.

If you are interested please let Graham or Dennis know ASAP on the following email addresses:

Graham: graham.patterson@ntlworld.com

and Dennis: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

PLEASE HELP YOUR CLUB

The Club would be grateful if you and/or a friend can volunteer to help out at one or both of the following events the club is hosting:

The Borders Road Running League, at Cheshire Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Sunday, 11th November.

The Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, on Wednesday, 26th December.

Please email Dennis ASAP to pledge your support at: 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).

ENTRIES OPEN FOR BRITISH CROSS CHALLENGE AT SEFTON PARK

Entries are now being accepted for the British Cross Country Challenge fixture being held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, November 24. Further details can be found here.

NORTHERN UK ENDURANCE CONFERENCE

Have you got your ticket for the first Northern UK Endurance conference? It’s going to be a fantastic weekend in Liverpool for athletes and coaches. All are welcome and you don’t have to be qualified to attend.

Saturday 24th November = GB European XC Trials at Sefton Park.

Sunday 25th November = The Northern UK Endurance Conference, Hope University.

Speakers = Mike Baxter, Steve Vernon & Allison Benton

Tickets cost = £13 inc packed lunch, cakes, tea and water.

Any questions please message or email: ukenduranceconf@gmail.com

FOUR VILLAGE HALF MARATHON ENTRIES OPEN

ENTRIES are now open for the Four Village Half Marathon at Helsby. Details can be found here.

WINTER WORKSHOPS

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

CLUB KIT

Parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark who look after club kit at the EPSV Track Office, have agreed to sell vests, crop tops and hoodies AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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

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 ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here

FIXTURES

Saturday, October 20: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am).

Saturday, October 20: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at Foxhills, Colwyn Bay, (2pm start).

Sunday, October 21: Flintshire 10k Road Race, at Mold Leisure Centre (10.30am start).

Saturday, October 27: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common (12 noon).

Saturday, October 27: Snowdonia Marathon, at Llanberis (10.30am start).

Saturday, November 3: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Two, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am).

Sunday, November 4: Abergele Five Miles Road Race, (12 noon).

Saturday, November 10: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Two, at Kenworthy Woods, (12 noon).

Saturday, November 10: North Wales Cross Country League Round Three, at Wrexham (2pm).

Sunday, November 11: Borders Road Running League Round Two, at Upton, Chester (9.30am).

Sunday, November 11: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round Two, at Old Stanney Sportshall and Gymnasium, 12.30pm).

Saturday, November 17: Northern Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, at Sheffield (10.45am).

Sunday, November 18: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Park Hall, Stoke on Trent, (12 noon).

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).

Press report: WCAC Like to be Beside the Seaside

SION ROBERTS spearheaded West Cheshire Athletic Club’s charge beside the seaside.

The first under 20 junior finisher completed the five mile course along New Brighton promenade in a time of 27 minutes 17 seconds to finish in 12th position.

Roberts was backed up by under 20 club mate Dave Dentith who was 13th in 27:32, Rob Little (21st in 27:58), under 20 junior Jac Goodall (23rd in 28:06), Bradley Spurdens (31st in 28:34), Andy Carter (42nd in 29:19), Graham Wells (43rd in 29:20), and Mark Davies (44th in 29:21), Neil Hershaw (63rd in 29:43), and under 20 junior Harvey Tegg (64th in 29:43).

Keely Smith (13th lady in 33:33) was West Cheshire AC’s first female finisher, ahead of Ellie Robinson (third over-45 lady in 34:27), Debra Bemand (46th lady in 37:33), Clare Mallon (54th lady in 38:25), Angela Tegg (60th lady in 38:35), Chloe Fitzpatrick (third under 20 junior lady in 40:18), Ellen McMahon (96th lady in 42:41), and debutant Karen Waugh (120th lady in 48:50).

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Tom Cable (66th in 29:45), John Parlevliet (71st in 29:58), Chris Palmer (75th in 30:04), Danny Paddock (76th in 30:06), Andrew Clague (81st in 30:17), Paul Morrison (91st in 30:56), Tony Woodall (97th in 31:10)), Phil Woodley (113th in 31:44), Joe Foy (first over 60 man in 32:32), Julian Tegg (156th in 33:49), Neil Field (161st in 34:04), Mark Gallagher (164th in 34:11), Patrick Tait (169th in 34:24), Bob Benson (second over-65 man in 35:27), Adam Poole (198th in 35:55), Dave Tiernan (224th in 37:41), Rory Willson (225th in 37:42), Peter Smith (242nd in 39:34), Phil Howe (248th in 40:06), Tony Kennedy (253rd in 40:25), and Dave Brierley (277th in 51:13).

TEAM RESULTS

MENS DIVISION ONE: 1 Buckley 313 points; 2 Wallasey 355; 3 West Cheshire AC 356; 4 Wirral 653; 5 Prestatyn 720; 6 Helsby 766; 7 Deestriders 1091.

MENS DIVISION TWO: 1 Ellesmere Port 348; 2 Wrexham 366; 3 Chester Tri 509; 4 Cybi 933; 5 Deeside 974; 6 Abergele 1023; 7 Birkenhead 1101; 8 Wrecsam Tri 1837; 9 Eryri 2031; 10 Tattenhall 2444.

WOMENS DIVISION ONE: 1 Wallasey 50; 2 Ellesmere Port 60; 3 Helsby 64; 4 Buckley 98; 5 equal West Cheshire and Chester Tri 134; 7 Prestatyn 138.

WOMENS DIVISION TWO: 1 Wirral 53; 2 Deestriders 69; 3 Abergele 103; 4 Eryri 163; 5 Wrecsam Tri 211; 6 Tattenhall 251; 7 Wrexham 254; 8 Cybi 277; 9 Birkenhead 299; 10 Deeside 409.

SOPHIE GRAINGER clocked 19:30 for fifth spot while representing West Cheshire AC in the under 15 girls race at Wythenshawe Park in the opening round of the Manchester Cross Country League.

Brygida Gorecka clocked 42:04 in the senior women’s race, while Dave Alexander (36:24), Andrew Clague (39:38), Tony Woodall (40:18), Richard Hayes (40:39), and Peter Smith (51:47) combined to earn 12th spot in the men’s team event.

STEVE FERNYHOUGH represented West Cheshire AC at the Manchester Half Marathon and clocked a new personal best time of 1:22:59.

KATIE CLARKE of West Cheshire AC represented Atlanta in a Collegiate Cross Country fixture and finished 47th out of 412 runners with a time of 18:29.

TONY WOODALL of West Cheshire AC was second over-45 man with a time of 1:50:01 at the Chester Metric Marathon, ahead of club mates Ian Gloyne-Phillips (fourth over-45 man in 1:53:24), Danny Paddock (1:56:36), Stuart Thomas (2:05:50), Ian Ackroyd (2:11:56), Danny Watling (2:15:38), Brygida Gorecka (2:29:07), Sharon Dodd (2:30:55), Lorraine McFaul (2:37:02), and Brian Beattie (2:39:41).

FIXTURES this weekend include the opening round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday (9.30am registration from a 10am start); and the second round of the North Wales Cross Country League on Saturday at Fox Hills, Colwyn Bay, (2pm start), and on Sunday the Flintshire 10k Road Race takes place from Mold Leisure Centre (10am start).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the British Cross Country Challenge fixture being held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, November 24. Further details can be found at:https://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/

ENTRIES are now open for the Four Village Half Marathon at Helsby. Details can be found at: http://helsbyrunningclub.niftyentries.com/36th-Essar-Four-Villages-Half-Marathon

Press Release: Proposed Clubhouse at EPSV

See here for a press release outlining what is required for funding a track-side clubhouse at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

WCAC Newsletter #192, 12-10-18

THIS WEEKEND
This Sunday, October 14, is the first Borders Road Running League race for the 2018/19 season at New Brighton.

Further details can be found here.

The course is a relatively flat 5 miles. Car share details are on Facebook or meet at the venue.

Wear your vest, arrive in time to warm up (45 minutes before 11am start time), take your fast runners and a big smile, and hang about for a chin-wag and a snack after.

Best wishes to our athletes and officials attending the event.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

The Club’s Annual Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday, 2nd February 2019, and more details will be announced soon.

PLEASE HELP YOUR CLUB
The Club would be grateful if you and/or a friend can volunteer to help out at one or both of the following events the club is hosting:

The Borders Road Running League, at Cheshire Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Sunday, 11th November.

The Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, on Wednesday, 26th December.

Please email Dennis ASAP to pledge your support at: 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).

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB OFFICIAL
Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded officials are being asked to support an officials course being hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 18.

Anyone wanting to be a field judge, track judge, timekeeper, or starter should book on the course here.

The club needs to strengthen its experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future if we want to remain in leagues and competitions.

CLUB TRIP TO BRUM
Graham Patterson and Dennis Wall are planning to organise a club trip to the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Meeting at Birmingham on Saturday, 16th February.

If you are interested please let Graham or Dennis know ASAP on the following email addresses:

Graham: graham.patterson@ntlworld.com

and Dennis: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ENTRIES OPEN FOR BRITISH CROSS CHALLENGE AT SEFTON PARK
Entries are now being accepted for the British Cross Country Challenge fixture being held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, November 24. Further details can be found here.

NORTHERN UK ENDURANCE CONFERENCE
Have you got your ticket for the first Northern UK Endurance conference? It’s going to be a fantastic weekend in Liverpool for athletes and coaches. All are welcome and you don’t have to be qualified to attend.

Saturday 24th November: GB European XC Trials at Sefton Park.
Sunday 25th November: The Northern UK Endurance Conference, Hope University.

Speakers: Mike Baxter, Steve Vernon & Allison Benton
Tickets cost = £13 inc packed lunch, cakes, tea and water.
Any questions please message or email: ukenduranceconf@gmail.com

FOUR VILLAGE HALF MARATHON ENTRIES OPEN
ENTRIES are now open for the Four Village Half Marathon at Helsby. Details can be found here.

WINTER WORKSHOPS
Take a look at the following link for a number of forthcoming athlete and coaching workshops.

CLUB KIT
Parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark who look after club kit at the EPSV Track Office, have agreed to sell vests, crop tops and hoodies AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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

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

FIXTURES

Saturday, October 13: Liverpool Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am).

Saturday, October 13: Manchester Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe Park, Sale (12.15pm).

Sunday, October 14: Borders Road Running League Round One, at New Brighton Promenade (11am).

Monday, October 15: Chester & District Schools Boys Cross Country Championships, at Bishop Heber (3pm).

Tuesday, October 16: Chester & District Girls Cross Country Championships, at Christleton High (3pm).

Saturday, October 20: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am).

Saturday, October 27: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common (12 noon).

Press report: Team success on all surfaces

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club celebrated four team victories at the opening round of the North West Indoor Sportshall Athletics League.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based club’s under 11 girls, under 13 girls, under 15 girls, and under 15 boys all tasted success at the event held at Crewe’s South Cheshire College.

West Cheshire AC will be aiming to build on their good start to the indoor campaign when the club hosts the next round of the North West Sportshall League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Sunday, November 11.

TEAM RESULTS:

Under 11 Girls: 1 West Cheshire 178.5 points; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 175; 3 Wespa 170.5; 4 Macclesfield 98; 5 Handforth 55.

Under 13 Girls: 1 West Cheshire 183; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 176.5; 3 Wespa 142.5.

Under 15 Girls: 1 West Cheshire 187; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 172; 3 Handforth 43.

Under 11 Boys: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 186; 2 Wespa 175; 3 West Cheshire 145; 4 Handforth 96.

Under 13 Boys: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 188; 2 West Cheshire 161; 3 Wespa 142.5; 4 Handforth 54.5; 5 Macclesfield 45.

Under 15 Boys: 1 West Cheshire 183; 2 Crewe and Nantwich 119; 3 Wespa 111; 4 Handforth 54.

KERRY RILEY (27th) headed West Cheshire AC women’s charge to second team spot in Division One at the opening round of the North Wales Cross Country League held at Baschurch near Shrewsbury, and was backed up by Claire Harris (30th), Anest Muller (36th), Ellie Robinson (42nd), Angela Tegg (82nd), Pam Ackroyd (98th), Debra Bemand (100th), Kay Hayes (109th), and Brygida Gorecka (123rd), while Paul Morrison was ninth in the under 17 men’s race.

Ethan Ackroyd of West Cheshire AC secured fifth spot in the senior men’s race for West Cheshire AC who are top of the Division Two team standings. He was supported by Dave Alexander (22nd), Richard Hayes (40th), Andrew Clague (43rd), Tony Woodall (46th), John Parlevliet (57th), Phil Woodley (66th), Stuart Thomas (94th), Bob Benson (128th), Peter Smith (144th), and Mark Duffey (149th).

The next round of the North Wales Cross Country League will be held at Foxhills, Colwyn Bay, on Saturday, October 20, (2pm start).

FOUR West Cheshire AC members clocked sub-three hour times at the MBNA Chester Marathon.

Alex Staniforth (2:54:39), Mark Davies (2:55:35), Tom Booth (2:56:53), and Andy Carter (2:59:01) were backed up by clubmates Steve Fernyhough (3:01:13), Mark Carruthers (3:04:42), Wullie McGarrell (3:07:58), Trevor Holmes (3:15:09), Julian Tegg (3:26:46), Keely Smith (3:32:25), Rob Boggild (3:35:42), Mark Gallagher (3:41:44), David Irving (3:44:04), Richard Hayes (3:47:23), Clare Mallon (3:49:40), Neil Field (4:03:00; Stephen Ball (4:05:21), and Andrew Leishman (4:15:32).

ROB LITTLE of West Cheshire AC completed the Great Scottish Half Marathon in a time of 1:17:09, three seconds faster than his best this year and the fastest time by a West Cheshire AC member this year so far. He was joined at the race by Kerry Riley who clocked 1:39:49.

JAC GOODALL of West Cheshire AC clocked a new personal best of 17 minutes four seconds for third spot at the Birkenhead Parkrun.

WEST CHESHIRE AC duo Lucia Pyne (West Kirby Grammar), and Imogen Pughe (Wirral Grammar) won the Senior Girls and Year 8/9 Girls races respectively at the Merseyside Schools Cross Country League, at Birkenhead Park), where club mate Abigail Cartwright (Wirral Grammar) posted ninth spot in the Senior Girls race.

FIXTURES this weekend include the opening round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Wythenshawe Park, on Saturday (12.15pm start); and the first round of the Liverpool and District Cross Country League on Saturday at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, (11am start), while Sunday sees the opening round of the Borders Road Running League at New Brighton Promenade, (11am start).

ELLESMERE PORT SPORTS VILLAGE will be the setting for this winter’s Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series being held on Saturdays, October 20, November 3, February 9, and March 2, (all 10am start).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the British Cross Country Challenge fixture being held at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, November 24. Further details can be found here.

ENTRIES are now open for the Four Village Half Marathon at Helsby. Details can be found here.

WCAC Newsletter #191, 05-10-18

THIS WEEKEND
There are fixtures for all members this weekend, with the first round of the North Wales Cross Country League at Baschurch near Shrewsbury on Saturday – details here; the opening round of the North West Indoor Sportshall Athletics League at South Cheshire College, Crewe, on Sunday for Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s; and the MBNA Chester Marathon, also on Sunday.

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB OFFICIAL
Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded officials are being asked to support an officials course being hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 18.

Anyone wanting to be a field judge, track judge, timekeeper, or starter should book on the course here.

The club needs to strengthen its experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future if we want to remain in leagues and competitions.

MANCHESTER CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
Any club member wanting to compete in this season’s Manchester Cross Country League is reminded that they need to submit their name and England Athletics number to Peter Smith two weeks before the opening round on Saturday, October 13. Peter can be contacted at: peteandcol@sky.com

SPORTSHALL LEAGUE TRAINING
Youngsters wanting to train for this season’s North West Sportshall Athletics League are being invited to attend the next training session at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Annexe (Old Sportshall) this Saturday. Please register at the track office first at 10am. Further details from Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WINTER WORKSHOPS
Take a look at the following link for a number of forthcoming athlete and coaching workshops.

CLUB KIT
Parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark who look after club kit at the EPSV Track Office, have agreed to sell vests, crop tops and hoodies AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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

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

FIXTURES

Saturday, October 6: North Wales Cross Country League Round One, at Baschurch, Shrewsbury.

Sunday, October 7: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round One, at Crewe.

Sunday, October 7: Chester Marathon, at Chester Racecourse (9am).

Saturday, October 13: Liverpool Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am).

Saturday, October 13: Manchester Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe Park, Sale (12.15pm).

Sunday, October 14: Borders Road Running League Round One, at New Brighton Promenade (11am).

Monday, October 15: Chester & District Schools Boys Cross Country Championships, at Bishop Heber (3pm).

Tuesday, October 16: Chester & District Girls Cross Country Championships, at Christleton High (3pm).

Saturday, October 20: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am).

Saturday, October 27: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common (12 noon).

WCAC Endurance League

Angela and Andy still well clear as autumn begins. The first cross-country of the year helps Ellie and Clare to remain clear in second and third. Wirral Multi-terrain puts Andrew clear in second, with only eight points separating Steve, Julian, Dave, Peter, Tony and Mark. Plenty of points up for grabs with weekly cross-country league races, and Borders League approaching.

Special mention to the following, who gained performance points in September (see middle of the road running page for more details):

Andy Carter
Anne-Marie Tait
Chris Palmer
Clare Mallon
Clare Williams
David Irving
David Tait
Debra Bemand
Ellen McMahon
Jack Gannon
Neil Atkinson
Phil Woodley
Steve Fernyhough
Steve Hillier
Tony Woodall
Trevor Holmes

Press report: Wins for Wests at Winsford and Wrexham

LUCIA PYNE and Carys Roberts opened the cross country campaign on a winning note at Knights Grange, Winsford.

The West Cheshire Athletic Club youngsters won their respective races at the first round of the North Staffs Cross Country League.

Pyne won the under 15 girls race in 14 minutes eight seconds, ahead of team mate Abigail Cartwright who clocked 16:58 for 22nd spot.

Roberts claimed victory in the under 13 girls event with a time of 7:57, supported by team mates Jessica Lark (13th in 9:01), Martha Willetts (18th in 9:18), Aimee Phillips (19th in 9:20), Georgina Duffey (25th in 9:25), and Megan White (26th in 9:31).

Cerys Rowlands (second in 6:42) and Ruby Phillips (third in 6:44) headed West Cheshire AC’s charge in the under 11 girls race ahead of Macy Brett (16th in 7:15), and Ingrid Tait (31st in 7:41).

Jamie Richardson (second in 14:28), Isaac Tait (third in 14:32) and Will Wright (fifth in 14:58) secured top spot for West Cheshire AC in the under 15 boys team competition, ahead of team mates Fraser Campbell (11th in 15:41), Sammy Hollins (13th in 15:51), Joseph Hancock (17th in 16:16), and Henry Robinson (20th in 17:09).

Sion Roberts (fourth in 18:29) was supported in the under 17 men’s race by Harvey Tegg (13th in 20:16), Matthew Douglass (15th in 20:35), and Paul Morrison (20th in 21:11).

Ellie Robinson (55th in 24:41), Beth McMahon (60th in 25:00), Clare Mallon (82nd in 26:06), Angela Tegg (94th in 26:57), Ellen McMahon (122nd in 28:43), Alex Duffey (138th in 29:55), and Hannah Moorhouse (158th in 31:45) earned West Cheshire AC sixth spot in the women’s Division Two league table.

Dave Alexander (37th in 29:51) was backed up by Tony Woodall (85th in 31:47), Richard Hayes (86th in 31:51), Curtis Rodway (109th in 32:37), Stuart Thomas (179th in 35:47), Rory Willson (198th in 36:51), Peter Smith (292nd in 45:34), and Mark Duffey (303rd in 49:11) to earn West Cheshire AC third team spot in the men’s Division Two league standings.

Jacob Jones (30th in 9:50), Oliver Wells (38th in 10:24), and Oliver Mallon (45th in 10:41) represented West Cheshire AC in the under 11 boys race.

Dan Willetts (27th in 15:15), Louis Tegg (29th in 15:25) and Ellis Hancock (56th in 17:51), combined for West Cheshire AC in the under 13 boys race, and Lily Moorhouse completed the under 17 womens race in 20:44.

WEST CHESHIRE AC duo Isla Shillington and Harriet Wheeler grabbed glory at the Final Fling Competition held at Wrexham’s Queensway Stadium.

Shillington won the under 15 girls hammer (32.08m), and discus (25.57m), while Wheeler bagged a hat-trick of victories in the under 11 girls javelin (21.87m), discus (15.61m), and shot put (6.60m).

The pair were joined at the end of season throws event by other West Cheshire AC members Will Scott, Jack England, Kara Stoll, and Grace Scott.

Will won the under 17 mens javelin event with 36.29m, while England secured third spot in the under 15 boys hammer (42.18m); Stoll was second in the under 11 girls shot (5.15m), and third in the javelin (13.37m) and discus (13.65m); and Grace was second in the under 15 girls hammer (26.50m) and third in the discus (17.43m).

IAN GLOYNE-PHILLIPS of West Cheshire AC achieved third place in the over 40 men’s age group at the Sandstone Trail 10 miles B Race with a time of one hour 22 minutes one second.

He was backed up at the race by Stuart Thomas (1:29:48), Julian Tegg (1:32:23), Clare Mallon (1:41:36), Angela Tegg (1:43:47), and Kay Hayes (1:46:59).

West Cheshire AC duo Phil Woodley (2:27:19) and Richard Hunt (2:46:51) completed the 17 miles A Race.

JON CLARKE of West Cheshire AC completed his campaign at the York Open Meeting where he clocked 15.68 seconds in the 100m.

TREVOR HOLMES of West Cheshire AC rounded the Berlin Marathon in a time of 3:18:55.

FIXTURES this weekend include the opening round of the North Wales Cross Country League at Baschurch, near Shrewsbury, on Saturday; the first round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League at South Cheshire College, Crewe, on Sunday (12.30pm start), and the MBNA Chester Marathon on Sunday (9am).

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the first round of the Liverpool Cross Country League on Saturday, October 13, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am); the first round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League on Saturday, October 13 (12.15pm); and the opening round of the Borders Road Running League at New Brighton Promenade on Sunday, October 14, (11am).

ELLESMERE PORT SPORTS VILLAGE will be the setting for this winter’s Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series being held on Saturdays, October 20, November 3, February 9, and March 2, (all 10am start).

WCAC Newsletter #190, 28-09-18

THIS WEEKEND
The first Cross Country meeting of the season takes place this Saturday (29th September), at Knights Grange, Winsford, with the opening round of the North Staffs League.
The Winsford course is less challenging than most of the other courses we face so, if you’re thinking of giving cross country a go, this is a good starting point.
More details can be found here.

SIGN UP TO BECOME A CLUB OFFICIAL
Parents and helpers at the club wanting to provide back-up to our graded officials are being asked to support an officials course being hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 18.

Anyone wanting to be a field judge, track judge, timekeeper, or starter should book on the course here.

The club needs to strengthen it’s experienced unpaid volunteers and plan for the future if we want to remain in leagues and competitions.

VACANCIES ON THE CLUB COMMITTEE
Chairman, Andy Carter, and Cross Country Secretary, Peter Smith, have both confirmed they are standing down from their committee roles at the next AGM. The club would like to convey it’s thanks to them both for their time in office,

We now need to ensure the chairman and cross country secretary roles are filled, so if anyone is interested and wanting more details they should speak to Andy or Peter ASAP.

MANCHESTER CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
Any club member wanting to compete in this season’s Manchester Cross Country League is reminded that they need to submit their name and England Athletics number to Peter Smith two weeks before the opening round on Saturday, October 13. Peter can be contacted at: peteandcol@sky.com

SPORTSHALL LEAGUE TRAINING
Youngsters wanting to train for this season’s North West Sportshall Athletics League are being invited to attend the next training session at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Annexe (Old Sportshall) this Saturday. Please register at the track office first at 10am. Further details from Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WINTER WORKSHOPS
Take a look at the following link for a number of forthcoming athlete and coaching workshops.

CLUB KIT
Parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark who look after club kit at the EPSV Track Office, have agreed to sell vests, crop tops and hoodies AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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

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

FIXTURES
Saturday, September 29: North Staffs Cross Country League Round One, at Winsford (12 noon).

Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30: Final Fling at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham (9.30am).

Sunday, September 30: Sandstone Trail Race (Duckington to Delamere). 10am start.

Wednesday, October 3: Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. (3.30-5.30pm). Any help would be most welcome.

Saturday, October 6: North Wales Cross Country League Round One, at Baschurch, Shrewsbury.

Sunday, October 7: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round One, at Crewe.

Sunday, October 7: Chester Marathon, at Chester Racecourse (9am).

Saturday, October 13: Liverpool Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am).

Saturday, October 13: Manchester Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe Park, Sale (12.15pm).

Sunday, October 14: Borders Road Running League Round One, at New Brighton Promenade (11am).

Monday, October 15: Chester & District Schools Boys Cross Country Championships, at Bishop Heber (3pm).

Tuesday, October 16: Chester & District Girls Cross Country Championships, at Christleton High (3pm).

Saturday, October 20: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round One, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am).

Saturday, October 27: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common (12 noon).

Press report: WCAC’s Club of the Year Hat Trick

WEST CHESHIRE AC has been crowned North West England Regional Athletics Club of the Year at Leigh .

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit’s vice-chairman, Dennis Wall, received the trophy from England Athletics chief executive officer, Chris Jones.

The club was recognised for all its work as a voluntary community organisation for a third successive year.

Wall, who received the award at the ceremony on behalf of the purple-vested outfit, admitted he felt proud to be part of a club who rely on the hard work of volunteers.

“I was very proud, honoured, and thrilled to receive the award on behalf of the club,” Wall said.

“Many dedicated athletes, parents, coaches and officials are responsible for the ongoing success at the club because they spend many voluntary hours to ensure everything clicks.

“We have an enthusiastic membership aged from eight to 80 who enjoy running, jumping and throwing, and I always get a buzz from the atmosphere that creates.

“There is something for everyone to enjoy in athletics, from track and field, road running, cross country, and indoor competitions, and it’s been brilliant to see the club going from strength to strength since it was formed in 1998.”

West Cheshire AC’s Sheila Whitta also attended the ceremony at Leigh and was presented with the Official of the Year Award.

WEST CHESHIRE AC sprinter Andy Parker teamed up with Rick Beardsell, Stew Marshall, and Pete Hall to secure Great Britain success in the 4x400m relay at the World Championships held in Malaga.

IMOGEN PUGHE, Sophie Grainger and Lucia Pyne secured West Cheshire AC’s under 15 girls fifth position in the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at Sportcity, Manchester.

Carys Roberts, Aimee Phillips and Jessica Lark combined to earn West Cheshire AC’s under 13 girls sixth spot.

Issac Tait, Jamie Richardson and Fraser Campbell teamed up for seventh place in the under 15 boys relay, while William Wright, Henry Robinson and Thomas Duret finished 34th.

Sion Roberts, Matthew Douglass and Harvey Tegg secured 12th spot in the under 17 mens race, and Georgia Broomfield, Abigail Cartwright and Jodi Bemand teamed up for 37th spot in the under 15 girls race.

Nathan Broomfield, Dan Willetts and Louis Tegg secured 24th place in the under 13 boys race.

Issy Clarke, Claire Harris, Kerry Riley, and Ellie Robinson earned West Cheshire AC 34th position in the senior women’s race, while Debra Bemand, Angela Tegg, Beth McMahon and Ellen McMahon combined for 81st spot.

Andrew Clague, Ethan Ackroyd, Mark Davies, Dave Dentith, Jac Goodall and Joe Foy teamed up for 66th position in the men’s race.

FIXTURES this weekend include the opening round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Knights Grange, Winsford, on Saturday (12 noon start), the Final Flings Fixture at Wrexham’s Queensway Stadium on Saturday and Sunday (9.30am); and the Sandstone Trail Race between Duckington and Delamere on Sunday (10am).

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the first round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League on Sunday, October 7, at Crewe.

ELLESMERE PORT SPORTS VILLAGE will be the setting for this winter’s Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series being held on Saturdays, October 20, November 3, February 9, and March 2, (all 10am start).

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