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).

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