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).

Posted by Dave Alexander
17th October 2018
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