WCAC Newsletter #162, 09-03-18

CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NOW DUE

All club members should have received a reminder about renewing their club membership which is now due. Can everyone please renew their membership as soon as possible. More details about club membership can be found at: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Membership

Anyone who is not renewing their club membership is being requested to send our club membership secretary, Debbie Baker, a quick email to: debbaker@talktalk.net

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

As in previous years, West Cheshire AC are tasked with providing a team of 40 enthusiastic marshals to support the Chester Half Marathon. In return, a generous contribution is made to our club funds by the half marathon organisers (Active Leisure Events), so all club members are likely to benefit from this because this money helps us to keep our membership fees low and subsidises coach travel for our teams to track events.

Marshalling at the Chester Half Marathon is always an enjoyable morning cheering on around 5000 runners (especially the many club members who are representing us). You’ll get a technical ‘Crew’ T-shirt and goody bag to take away with you. No previous experience is required. You will need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on the day of the race.

Can you please confirm by replying to an email sent from Ellie Robinson, if you are able to marshal on Sunday, 29th April. Please consider helping out even if you haven’t done it before, it would be good to have some new faces in the West Cheshire AC marshal zones this year.

THIS WEEKEND

Best wishes to our club members who will be representing Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales at this Saturday’s UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.

And best wishes also to those club members who are competing in this weekend’s England Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships at Sheffield, or in the Wrexham Half Marathon, 20 miler, or Marathon.

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Northern Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s 5k Road Race Championships and Men’s 12 Stage and Women’s 6 Stage Road Relays will be held at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 25th March.

West Cheshire AC has decided to pay for all members wanting to compete in the 5k and the road relays and all those interested should email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Northern Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s 5k Road Race Championships and Men’s 12 Stage and Women’s 6 Stage Road Relays will be held at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 25th March.

West Cheshire AC has decided to pay for all members wanting to compete in the 5k and the road relays and all those interested should email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

HELP NEEDED AT CLUB TRIALS

The Club needs your help to organise two track and field trials to be held at the EPSV Track on the evening of Thursday 29th March (Maundy Thursday) and the morning of Saturday 31st March (Easter Saturday).

Please let Dennis Wall if you can help by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

HELP NEEDED AT ESSAR CHESTER SPRING FIVE RACE

Members and friends are being asked to help their club organise the Essar Chester Spring 5 Miles Road Race on Wednesday, 11th April, (7pm start). If you can help please email Dennis Wall at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

COACHING AND OFFICIATING INVITE

Anyone wanting to get involved in coaching and/or officiating at the club should get in touch with Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

And please also take a look at the information about coaching and officials‘ courses.

OPEN TRACK AND FIELD MEETINGS

West Cheshire AC is encouraging everyone to attend one of many pre-season track and field meetings if members can’t attend the Club Trials on March 29 and 31.

Here is a list of open meetings with links to the meetings:

Monday, April 2: Trafford AC Open Meeting

Sunday, April 8: Warrington AC Open Meeting

Sunday, April 8: Wigan Harriers Open Meeting

Saturday, April 14: Liverpool Jumps and Throws

Sunday, April 15: Wirral AC Open Meeting.

Sunday, April 15: Deeside AAC Open Meeting

Sunday, April 15: Trafford AC Open Meeting

WEEKLY ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here

FIXTURES

Saturday, March 10: UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough

Saturday, March 10/11: England Athletics/Northern Under 15 & Under 17 Indoor Combined Events Championships, at Sheffield)

Sunday, March 11: Wrexham Half Marathon, 20 miles, and Marathon

Wednesday, March 14: Cheshire Schools Sportshall Athletics Finals, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Friday, March 16: Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (4pm start).

Saturday, March 17: English Schools Cross Country Championships, at Temple Newsum, Leeds

Sunday, March 18: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, Sportcity, Manchester

Sunday, March 18: Wilmslow Half Marathon

Monday, March 19: Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Schools Cross Country March, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (5pm start).

Saturday, March 24: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Final Round, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Saturday, March 24: Schools International Cross Country Championships, at Nottingham.

Sunday, March 25: Northern Men’s and Women’s Road Relay Championships, and Under 15 and Under 17 boys and girls 5k Road Race Championships, at Birkenhead Park

Sunday, March 25: North West Sportshall Athletics Regional Championships, at Sportcity, Manchester

Monday, March 26: Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Thursday, March 29: West Cheshire AC Track & Field Club Trials (6-8pm).

Saturday, March 31: West Cheshire AC Track & Field Club Trials (10am-12 noon).

Posted by Dave Alexander
11th March 2018
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