WCAC Newsletter #221, 03-05-19

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER THE CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS!

Entries close THIS SATURDAY, May 4th, for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Victoria Park, Warrington on May 11th and 12th. Don’t delay – enter today! Details here.

This event is an opportunity for ALL members to contest for a county title – from under 13s through to senior/veteran men and women. Please support your County Championships and capitalise on all your hard work in training.

NO SATURDAY JUNIOR TRACK TRAINING

Please note that Saturday morning training at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track this weekend and next (May 4th and May 11th) is cancelled, due to the Cheshire Track & Field League fixture at Deeside Stadium, Connah’s Quay this Saturday and the Cheshire Track & Field Championships at Victoria Park, Warrington, the following weekend. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Members should also note that there will be no training on Bank Holiday Monday, (6th May), because the EPSV Leisure Centre closes at 4pm and there won’t be any toilet facilities.

THIS WEEKEND

All members aged 9 years and above are being encouraged to take part in the first round of the Cheshire Track & Field League at Deeside Stadium, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside. CH5 4BR, this Saturday.

The meeting starts with a 3,000m race for men and women at 11.45am, and there are running, jumping and throwing events for all age groups. You will need your Club Vest, money to buy food and drink, a packed lunch, warm clothing and waterproof clothing, spikes and/or running shoes.

Please support your Club – it will be great to see a good turn out from members.

SUNDAY sees our under 17s and under 20s travel to Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY, for the first round of the Youth Development Track and Field League where Debbie Baker and Jill Howe will be our team managers.

Best wishes to everyone taking part! 

MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW OVERDUE

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.

Anyone not wishing to renew their membership should email Club Membership Secretary, Debbie Baker ASAP at: debbaker@talktalk.net

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

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, at the following link:

The Under 20 and Senior Championships closing date is 13th May; while the Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s Closing date is 26th July. Further details here.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS FIXTURES LIST

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

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 Road 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, May 4: Cheshire Track and Field League Round One, at Deeside Stadium, Connahs Quay, (11.45am start).

Sunday, May 5: Youth Development U17/U20 Track and Field League Round One, at Leigh Sports Village.

Monday, May 6: Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting, Longford Park, Trafford.

Tuesday, May 7: English Schools Track & Field Cup, at Victoria Park, Warrington.

Wednesday, May 8: Wirral AC Endurance 5k Track Race, at Bebington Oval (7.45pm).

Thursday, May 9: Mow Cop Killer Mile (6.15pm)

Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12: Cheshire Track and Field Championships, at Victoria Park, Warrington

Saturday, May 11: Sandstone Trail Challenge

Saturday, May 11: CAU Fell Race Championships

Sunday, May 12: Market Drayton 10k

Tuesday, May 14: English Schools Track and Field Cup, at Macclesfield.

Friday, May 17: Christleton 5k Road Race (7.15pm)

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