WCAC Newsletter #213, 08-03-19


Ellie Robinson is co-ordinating Club entries for this year’s North of England 12 and 6 Stage Road Relays being held at Birkenhead Park on March 24.

The Club needs 12 for a men’s team (12 noon start), and 6 for a ladies team (12.15pm start). The legs are a mixture of short and long legs, from 4k up to 8k.

There will also be 5k races for Under 15s and Under U17s for individual and team championship races commencing at 11am with registration from 9.30am. Anyone interested in competing should let Ellie know by this Saturday (9th March), by emailing: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com


Members who are in the under 13 age group and above are being invited to take part in the Club Track and Field Trials at EPSV, on Saturday, March 23 (10am-12 noon), and on Thursday, March 28, (6-8pm).

Members can sign up for the events they wish to compete in by adding their name to the A-board which will be positioned in front of the EPSV Track Office during Club training sessions.

And any parents wanting to help out during the trials should let Dennis know ASAP by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com


The Council has confirmed that the EPSV Clubhouse/Community Room will have a covered area, rather than a stand-alone canopy. The roof has been extended so it overhangs the building on the side facing the athletics track.

And the Council has also confirmed that the Clubhouse/Community Room will contain a kitchen as well as a toilet.


The Club’s most experienced coach, Dan Gilroy, will unfortunately no longer be able to attend regular training sessions due to medical reasons and his move away to Bath.

The Club is inviting members to send their best wishes to Dan by adding messages to a ‘Thinking of You Card’ which is currently placed on the table in the EPSV Track Office.


Many thanks for everyone who helped out at last Saturday morning’s final round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series.

The fixture attracted 249 local pupils and proved a big success with plenty of positive feedback. This season’s four-round total number of finishers was a very pleasing 1,023 pupils!


Many congratulations to our Club Chairman, Jon Clarke, who has been elected onto the England Athletics North West Regional Council and is preparing to attend his first meeting.


A number of Club members have found they have been struggling in training sessions and competitions due to Iron deficiency and anyone in this situation is urged by the club’s coaching staff to book an appointment with their GP and request an Iron deficiency test.

Iron is essential for athletic performance. It is the component of hemoglobin in your red blood cells that transports oxygen to your cells and carries carbon dioxide away. The brain also relies on oxygen transport, and without enough iron, you will find it hard to concentrate and feel tired and irritable. Iron is also needed to maintain a healthy immune system. If you don’t have enough iron you may be prone to more frequent infections.


All fully paid up members are being invited to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting on Tuesday, 12th March, at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village, starting at 8pm.

Each fully paid up first claim member aged 14 or over, present at the meeting shall be entitled to vote.

AGENDA: 1. Electing Vice-Presidents; 2. Electing the Honorary Auditors.


Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about any Club training sessions being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Running Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac


The Club has been asked to help out at the Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships on Friday, March 15, (1pm set up for 4pm start). If you can help please contact Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com


Marshals are needed to help ensure the Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race, being hosted by the Club from Cheshire Sports Club, Upton, Chester, on Wednesday, 10th April, proves a big success. If you are able to help out please email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com


All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters from the track – not from the car park. The Club wants to ensure everyone stays safe and that every youngster safely leaves every track training session.


Anyone wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£15) is reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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


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


All Club members are being invited to support our club by completing the Track & Field Online Management Course to help West Cheshire AC look after the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track. Further details can be found here.


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.


This week’s Press Report is available via this link.


Saturday, March 9: CAU Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships, at Loughborough

Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10: England Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships, at Sheffield.

Sunday, March 10: Chester 10k Road Race, (9.30am)

Sunday, March 10: Liverpool Half Marathon, at Pier Head (9am)

Sunday, March 10: Trafford 10k Road Race (9.30am)

Sunday, March 10: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Meetings, SportCity, Manchester

Monday, March 11: Cheshire Primary and Secondary Schools Sportshall Finals, at EPSV.

Tuesday, March 12: West Cheshire AC EGM, at EPSV (8pm).

Friday, March 15: Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at EPSV (4pm).

Saturday, March 16: English Schools Cross Country Championships, Temple Newsum, Leeds

Sunday, March 17: Wrexham Marathon and 20 Miles Race (9am), and Half Marathon (10.30am)

Friday, March 22: Helsby and Frodsham Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Delamere (1pm).

Saturday, March 23: West Cheshire AC Track & Field Trials Part One, at EPSV (10am-12 noon).

Sunday, March 24: Northern Mens and Womens Road Relay Championships and Under 15s and Under 17s 5k Road Race Championships, at Birkenhead Park, (11am)

Sunday, March 24: North West Regional Sportshall Athletics Championships, at SportCity, Manchester.

Sunday, March 24: Wilmslow Half Marathon (10.30am)

Wednesday, March 27: Year 7 Cheshire v Merseyside Schools Cross Country Races, at EPSV (5pm).

Wednesday, March 27: Wirral 5k Seaside Race (6.30pm)

Thursday, March 28: West Cheshire AC Track & Field Trials Part Two, at EPSV (6-8pm).

Sunday, March 31: Borders Road Running League, at Buckley (11am)

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