Press Report: Wests Fourth in Wet Manchester

IMOGEN PUGHE kicked off her new track and field season with a grade one winning 300m time of 41.5 seconds. 

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WCAC Newsletter #220, 26-04-19

MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW OVER-DUE

Club memberships are now over due. Team managers are now selecting teams for the Youth Development Track & Field League, Cheshire Track & Field League and Northern Track & Field League, and anyone who has not renewed their membership will not be contacted.

Anyone not renewing their membership will no longer be able to train at the EPSV Track until they do renew their membership.

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Press Report: Katie Breaks Record in USA

KATIE CLARKE has demonstrated record-breaking form in America.

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WCAC Newsletter #219, 19-04-19

MARSHALS NEEDED FOR ESSAR CHESTER HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY 19th MAY 

If you only do one thing to volunteer at the club this year, then make it this one…. We are contracted to provide 40 marshals for the event and in return we receive a generous financial contribution to our club funds (Without this single source of income your club membership subs would be significantly higher each year ….)

You need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on race day. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

You will have great fun cheering on the 5,000 runners and your club mates who have entered. And you’ll get a technical t-shirt and goody bag full of chocolate and Haribo as thanks.

Just to clarify – you don’t need to be an active club member yourself to be a marshal – any friend, family member or ex club member over the age of 18 would be very welcome! Although anyone under 18 doesn’t count in our head count of marshals, kids are welcome to come down with you and will enjoy the event too.

Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you are available to help out at this vital Club fundraiser at: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

FINAL PUSH AT BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE

All our road runners are reminded to turn out for the final round of the Borders Road Running League being held on Wednesday, April 24 at Prestatyn, (7.30pm start). Details: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

THIS EASTER WEEKEND

Saturday morning training will take place this weekend at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track (10am-12 noon), with a visit from Jumps Coach, Carl Foster, but training on Bank Holiday Monday at the EPSV track has been cancelled because the leisure centre closes at 4pm and we won’t have use of toilet facilities. 

RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT 

Following the conclusion of last month’s successful Sports hall athletics campaign for a record number of West Cheshire Athletic Club competitors – 23 out of a total of 35 for Cheshire, the Club would like to say a huge congratulations to all of you and a very deserved well done in recognition of your achievement.

As part of the North West Regional competition each participant was given a Cheshire T-shirt as part of the team and West Cheshire Athletic Club is delighted to inform you by way of a “Huge” thank you that the costs of these will be paid by the club to say thank you for being such positive representatives for the Club and also Cheshire.

The price is £9 per person so to show how much we appreciate your efforts and contributions to the Club,again well deserved by all.

The Club would also like to thank parents for their continued support and the Club continues to require your input and would like to also reach out to you again to be involved with some volunteering both on track nights and days as well as the various events we participate in which includes road races etc.

You can give as much or as little of a couple of hours a month/week etc.

Speak to someone you know or trains your children – it is as easy as that. Thank you for your continued participation – that is what makes West Cheshire AC such a success.

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Entries are now being accepted for the Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships being held at Victoria Park, Warrington, on May 11 and 12. Details can be found here.

NORTHERN TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!

Entries are now being accepted for the Northern Track and Field Age Group Championships for Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors, here.

BACKING NEEDED FOR SCHOOLS EVENT

West Cheshire AC has been asked to support the Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Quad Kids Competition at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track on Wednesday, April 24, (11am-3pm). Please contact Dennis ASAP if you can help at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

STOPWATCH

If anyone has used a stopwatch from the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track Office can they please return it ASAP? Many thanks.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS FIXTURES LIST

England Athletics has published their 2019 calendar of fixtures which can be found here.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

As of April 1st 2019, annual membership fees are to increase by £4 per member, and fees for the Tuesday, and Thursday (non-under 11s) and Saturday sessions at Ellesmere Port Sports Village are to increase by 50p, making fees as of April 1st 2019 as follows:

EPSV track/ indoor facilities fees: £1.50 per session.

Annual membership fees (due April 1st 2019):

  • First claim members £45.00.
  • Second family member and subsequent family member £40.00 each.
  • Student (at university) members £35.00.
  • Second claim members £22.00.
  • Eight year olds £32.00 (No EA fee).
  • Competing coaches £17.00
  • Non-Competing active coach / Official £0.00.

All fees above include the England Athletics (EA) registration fee of £15.00.

All new competing members must also purchase a WCAC vest, cost £17.00.

We appreciate that having to bring more coins to the track may be inconvenient, so we are investigating ways in which this can be made easier, such as online payments.

Emails have been sent to all club members during March, with a link to the Nifty Entries page from where membership fees (due on April 1st) can be paid.

If anyone is not wanting to renew they should email Membership secretary, Debbie Baker at: debbaker@talktalk.net

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

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

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

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. 

CLUB KIT

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.

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

INVITE TO OBTAIN TRACK AND FIELD CERTIFICATE

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.

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 PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES

Good Friday, April 19: Salford 10k Road Race.

Sunday, April 21: Hale Five Miles Road Race.

Sunday, April 21: Air Products 10k Road Race.

Monday, April 22: Trafford AC Open.

Wednesday, April 24: Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Quad Kids Competition, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (11am-3pm).

Wednesday, April 24: Borders Road Running League Round Seven, at Prestatyn. (7.30pm start).

Friday, April 26: Mid Cheshire 5k Road Race, at Kingsley (7.15pm).

Saturday, April 27: Youth Development U13/U15 Track & Field League Round One, at SportCity, Manchester.

Sunday, April 28: London Marathon.

Press Report: Hannah Springs Ahead, Matt Finishes Clear

(Photo: Simon Williams-Tully)

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club capitalised on home advantage at the record-breaking Essar Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race.

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SATURDAY 13-04-19: JUNIOR TRAINING CANCELLED

Saturday morning junior training this week (13th April) at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track has been cancelled. Alternatively, there is an open track and field meeting at Macclesfield on Saturday, and an open track and field meeting at Bebington Oval on Sunday.

WCAC Newsletter #218, 12-04-19

(Photo courtesy of Bryan Dale)

THANK YOU

A big congratulations to race director Ellie Robinson for the success of Wednesday night’s Essar Chester Spring 5 Miles Road Race. The Club would like to thank everyone who played a part at the popular event which attracted the limit of 500 entrants. Provisional results are here.; a video of the start is here.

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Press Report: PBs for Chris and Steve

CHRIS PALMER and Steve Fernyhough clocked personal best times at the Greater Manchester Marathon. Chris posted a chip time of two hours 55 minutes eight seconds ahead of five other club mates. Steve was next home for the purple-vested outfit, clocking 2:55:41, ahead of Richard Hayes who posted 3:09:29, Phil Woodley in a new personal best of 3:14:02, Trevor Holmes who clocked 3:25:22, and Danny Paddock who finished in 4:58:19.

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WCAC Endurance League

It’s neck-a-neck between Ellie, Clare and Claire as they make the running going into Spring in the WCAC women’s Endurance League. Steve and the two Andys look good for an each way bet as they pull away from the rest of the men’s field. Lots of ground still to cover and points to be earned. For tables at the end of March, see middle of https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/road/

WCAC Newsletter #217, 05-04-19

(Photo courtesy of Chris Morgan)

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

The Club has a clash of fixtures on Sunday, 19th May, with the Chester Half Marathon being held on the same day as the first round of the Northern Track & Field League at Witton Park, Blackburn.

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