WCAC Newsletter #194: 26-10-18

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 competing at the second round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Stafford Common. The postcode is: ST16 1JY.

Further details can be found here.

Best wishes to all 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.

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 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

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

The club currently has a waiting list for under 11s, and this situation can only be resolved by asking parents to volunteer on a rota basis at Tuesday night training sessions.

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR ROSEMARY

Congratulations to Rosemary Rogers who celebrated top spot in her over 65 age group at the weekend in the Flintshire 5k (26:25), and 10k (54:44).

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.

TRACK AND FIELD UPDATE

The Club has been asked to host the opening round in Division One of the Northern Track and Field at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, 19th May; with round two taking place at Wigan on Sunday, 16th June; round three at Blackburn on a date to be confirmed; and round four at Wakefield on Saturday, 10th August.

The Club’s provisional YDL U13s/U15s North Premier West structure for 2019 is: Round One at Wavertree (Saturday, 27th April); Round Two at Sports City (Saturday, 18th May); Round Three at Stockport (Saturday, 22nd June); followed by a Regional Final for the top 3 Clubs (at Preston) or a Relegation Plate Final (at Sheffield) on Saturday, 20th July.

The Club’s Provisional YDL U17s/U20s West Two structure for 2019 is: Round One at Leigh (Sunday, 5th May); Round Two at Southport (Sunday, 26th May); and Round Three at Stockport (Sunday, 30th June).

Debbie Baker has decided to step down as YDL Upper Team Manager, so the Club is needing somebody to take over for the 2019 season. Anyone interested in the role should email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WEEKLY ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found here

FIXTURES

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
26th October 2018
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