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.

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU

The Club needs members to pull together and fulfill a signed contract with Chester Half Marathon race organisers Active Leisure Events Ltd on Sunday, 19th May, in return for a much-needed sum of money which helps the Club survive.

Please let Dennis know ASAP if you are available to help the club at the Chester Half Marathon by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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.

THIS WEEKEND

Best wishes to Connor Davies Jones, Ethan Gilgeours and Leo Hewitt who will represent Cheshire in this Saturday’s UK Sportshall Athletics Finals at Manchester.

Other fixtures on Saturday include the Liverpool Jumps and Throws Meeting and the Macclesfield Harriers & AC Open Meeting.

Sunday’s fixtures include the Mersey Tunnel 10k Road Race, the Whitley 10k Road Race, the Wigan Harriers & AC Open Meeting, and the Wirral AC Open Meeting.

Links to all the above fixtures can be found in the fixtures list at the bottom of this Newsletter.

MONDAY NIGHT TRAINING

Members who are in the under 13 age group and above are reminded that high jump and long jump training sessions will be held at the EPSV track on Mondays from 6:30pm. The cost of these sessions is £2.50.

There will also be hurdles training and middle distance running sessions taking place on Mondays from 6:30pm. The cost of these sessions is also £2.50

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

Saturday, April 13: Liverpool Jumps and Throws Meeting.

Saturday, April 13: Macclesfield Harriers & AC Open (U11 upwards, from 12 noon).

Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14: UK Sportshall Athletics Finals, SportCity, Manchester.

Sunday, April 14: Mersey Tunnel 10k Road Race.

Sunday, April 14: Whitley 10k Road Race.

Sunday, April 14: Wigan Harriers & AC Open (enter in advance or on day, from 11am).

Sunday, April 14: Wirral AC Open (U11 upwards, from 10.30am, enter in advance or on day).

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: 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.

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