WCAC Newsletter #234, 02-08-19

THIS WEEKEND
West Cheshire AC will compete in the third round of the Cheshire Track and Field League on Sunday, 4th August, at Trafford Athletic Stadium, Longford Park, Manchester. M21 9TA, (11.45am start). If you are involved in the opening events you should arrive for 11am.

The Cheshire League caters for anyone aged 9 years old and above in every age group (under 11s, under 13s, under 15s, under 17s, and senior and veteran men and women), and it will be great to see a good turn out from club members.

A check-list of items to bring with you should include: Club Vest – Money to buy food and drink – packed lunch – warm clothing – waterproof clothing – spikes and/or running shoes.

HELP NEEDED FOR GUILDEN SUTTON 10k ROAD RACE
Dennis Wall is currently trying to compile a list of helpers needed for the Club to host and organise the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being held on Sunday 15th September. If you can help please email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS INVITE
Ellie Robinson is urging any members wanting to compete in the North West Counties and Cheshire Road Relays Championships at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, on Sunday, 8th September, and/or the Northern Athletics Autumn Road Relays Championships at SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, 15th September, to get in touch with her via email. The club will pay the entry fees as in previous years. You must be a first claim claim member. Unfortunately, this year we have a clash on 15th September with the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race which hopefully a lot of you are already committed to running in or helping at. Details of timings etc for the Autumn Relays are in this link.
Email Ellie at:ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

EPSV TRACKSIDE BUILDING UPDATE
The contractor finished the new trackside facility snagging list on Tuesday. Chartered Building Surveyor, David Trowler, looked at the work off his list on Wednesday morning and will feedback to the Council and give advice if the building is now complete.

The fire risk assessment was completed last week, but there are a couple of actions falling out from this which have been reported to the Brio maintenance team and we are just waiting for a date of completion on these.  

PILOT TRACK & FIELD EVENT ORGANISERS NEEDED
The Club have accepted an invitation from England Athletics Club Support Manager Nick Settle to pilot an open competition with a difference later this summer in a bid to encourage more youngsters to participate in athletics.

Members and/or parents keen to help deliver the Blast Pilot Initiative should contact Dennis Wall ASAP at Club training or by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP
West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.

An interval training session will be held in December, and a threshold training session will take place in March.

URGENT HELP NEEDED
The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

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

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?
West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here.

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES
Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching 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.

INVITATION 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
Thursday, August 1: Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race, at Shotton.

Saturday, August 3: Teggs Nose Fell Race, at Macclesfield.

Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4: England Athletics Combined Events Championships, at Manchester.

Sunday, August 4: Cheshire Track and Field League Round Four, at Trafford, (11.45am start).

Wednesday, August 7: Pie N Peas 5 Miles Road Race, Winsford.

Wednesday, August 7: Wirral AC Track Endurance 5k Race, at Bebington Oval.

Saturday, August 10: Northern Track and Field League Round Four, at Wakefield.

Wednesday, August 14: Manchester International, at the Manchester Regional Athletics Arena (next to the Etihad Stadium).

Press Report: Trio win prizes off-road and on

Photo courtesy of Bryan Dale

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club trio Claire Harris, Tony Woodall and Tom Booth are celebrating medal performances.

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WCAC Off-road Summer League 2019 Round 6 Green Green Grass of Home: Report

Nine men took on the challenge of the Green Green Grass of Home race on a warm Wednesday evening. Tom Booth led the team home in an excellent 3rd place overall, as the only(?) runner in a purple vest to limit himself to running just the race route. League newcomers Danny Paddock and Tony Sangha were among those relieved to finally touch the green green grass of home after an accidental detour of over a kilometre. Easily done in a fell race!

The other six WCAC runners were all league regulars, with Chris, Tony, Richard, Dan, Andy and Mark continuing to fill the top six spots in the overall standings, which are now up at the bottom of the off-road page.

No WCAC women ran – they might have avoided the men’s accidental detour by not being scared to ask for directions? 😉 – so no change in their standings.

Barely time to catch breath before round 7, Oswestry Olympians’ Gyrn Gallop at Rhiwlas this coming Saturday, July 27th.

WCAC Newsletter #233, 26-07-19

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER NORTHERN TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close this Friday (26th July) for the Northern Track and Field Age Group Championships for Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s being held at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th August.

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Press Report: Top Flight Wins for WCAC

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club celebrated a memorable weekend double success story.

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WCAC Newsletter #232, 19-07-19

NO SATURDAY JUNIORS TRAINING
Please note there will be no training session at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Saturday morning due to the Club’s Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development League Plate Final being held at Sheffield.

HELPERS NEEDED
The Club is hosting the third round of the Northern Track and Field League at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Sunday, so we need helpers to prepare for the fixture from 8am, throughout the day, and after the match to tidy away. If you can spare some time to help please come along.

THIS WEEKEND
West Cheshire AC’s Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League squad head to Woodbourn Road Stadium, Sheffield, on Saturday for their Plate Final.

And West Cheshire AC’s Northern Track and Field League Division One squad host the third round at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday.

Best wishes to everyone involved!

PILOT TRACK & FIELD EVENT ORGANISERS NEEDED
The Club have accepted an invitation from England Athletics Club Support Manager Nick Settle to pilot an open competition with a difference later this summer in a bid to encourage more youngsters to participate in athletics.

Members and/or parents keen to help deliver the Blast Pilot Initiative should contact Dennis Wall ASAP at Club training or by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

NORTHERN TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS – ENTRIES NOW OPEN!
Entries close next Friday (26th July) for the Northern Track and Field Age Group Championships for Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s.

Further details here.

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP
West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.

An interval training session will be held in December, and a threshold training session will take place in March.

URGENT HELP NEEDED
The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

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

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALEX
Club Member Alex Staniforth has just had his second book published. “Another Peak” published by Trigger Publishing, is now available from Trigger, Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells, and Alex’s website.

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?
West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here.

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES
Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching 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.

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, July 20: Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League Plate Final, at Woodbourne Road, Sheffield.

Sunday, July 21: Northern Track and Field League Round Three, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Wednesday, July 24: Green Green Grass of Home Fell Race, at Llangynhafal

Saturday, July 27: Gyrn Gallop Fell Race, at Rhiwlas

Sunday, July 28: Helena Tipping 10k Road Race, at Wrexham.

Wednesday, July 31: Wirral Seaside 5k Run, at Leasowe Lighthouse.

Thursday, August 1: Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race, at Shotton.

Saturday, August 3: Teggs Nose Fell Race, at Macclesfield.

Sunday, August 4: Cheshire Track and Field League Round Three, at Trafford.

Wednesday, August 7: Pie ‘n’ Peas Five Miles Road Race, at Winsford.

Wednesday, August 7: Wirral Track Endurance 5k Race, at Bebington Oval.

NO SATURDAY MORNING TRAINING, 20-07-19


Please note there is no Saturday morning training session at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this weekend.

Press report: Howe and Hyde are Pride of Cheshire

EMMA HOWE and George Hyde both secured podium places at the English Schools Track and Field Championships.

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WCAC Newsletter #231, 12-07-19

12th July 2019, Number 231

THIS WEEKEND
TEN West Cheshire AC members will compete for their county at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

Representing Merseyside will be Lara Battersby, Imogen Pughe and Isla Shillington.

And representing Cheshire will be: Stephanie Jones, Fatoumatta Bojang, Ewan Bradley, George Hyde, Carys Roberts, Evie Tipping and Emma Howe.

Best wishes to everyone involved!

TRACKSIDE BUILDING UPDATE
The Council has confirmed that the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Trackside Community Room, Toilets and Changing Rooms will be complete and there will be a chance to walk around the new facility after the keys to the building are handed over at 2pm on Monday 15th July.

The planned open meeting for Club members and parents on Monday at 6pm to discuss ideas to mark the official opening has been cancelled because the Club Committee have agreed to link the event to our Cheshire Track and Field League match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, 1st September.

A Fire Risk Assessment will take place to ensure the correct fire fighting equipment, signage and understanding of the building’s evacuation procedures need to be completed before the EPSV Trackside buildings can be used.

PILOT TRACK & FIELD EVENT ORGANISERS NEEDED
The Club has accepted an invitation from England Athletics Club Support Manager Nick Settle to pilot an open competition with a difference later this summer in a bid to encourage more youngsters to participate in athletics.

Members and/or parents keen to help deliver the Blast Pilot Initiative should contact Dennis Wall ASAP at Club training or by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.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, and Under 17s.

The closing date is 26th July.
Further details here.

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP
West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.

An interval training session will be held in December, and a threshold training session will take place in March.

URGENT HELP NEEDED
The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

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

NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY ALEX
Club Member Alex Staniforth has just had his second book published. “Another Peak” published by Trigger Publishing, is now available from Trigger, Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells, and Alex’s website.

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?
West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here.

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES
Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching 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.

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

Friday, and Saturday, July 12 and 13: English Schools Track and Field Championships, at Birmingham.

Sunday, July 14: Deva Divas Triathlon, The Meadows, Chester (8.30am start).

Saturday, July 20: Under 13s and Under 15s Youth Development Track and Field League Plate Final, at Sheffield.

Sunday, July 21: Northern Track and Field League Round Three, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Press Report: Ten go to Birmingham for Schools’ Trip

TEN West Cheshire Athletic Club members will be competing for their county at this weekend’s English Schools Track and Field Championships.

Imogen Pughe (300m), Lara Battersby (300m), and Isla Shillington (discus) will be representing Merseyside at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Friday and Saturday.

While club mates Stephanie Jones (long jump), Fatoumatta Bojang (300m), Ewan Bradley (110m hurdles), George Hyde (shot put), Carys Roberts (800m), Evie Tipping (hammer) and Emma Howe (javelin) will be representing Cheshire.

Pughe is currently ranked fifth in the UK under 15 girls ranking lists for the 300m, while Battersby is 19th, and Shillington is ranked 23rd in the discus.

Jones is 20th on the UK under 15 girls long jump ranking list, while Bojang is 22nd for the under 15 girls 300m, Bradley is 16th in the under 20 men’s 110m hurdles, Hyde is third in the under 20 men’s shot put, Roberts 38th in the under 15 girls 800m, Tipping is fourth in the under 17 women’s hammer, and Howe is third in the under 20 women’s javelin.

WEST CHESHIRE AC finished second overall in the six-club Cheshire Track and Field League fixture hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

The overall combined men’s and women’s scores were: 1 Crewe and Nantwich AC 639 points; 2 West Cheshire AC 539; 3 Warrington AC 418; 4 Bury AC 323; 5 East Cheshire 299; 6 Halton and Frodsham 220.

Under 11s: 1 Crewe and Nantwich 151 points; 2 West Cheshire 136; 3 East Cheshire 110; 4 Warrington 103; 5 Halton and Frodsham 84; 6 Bury 24.

WEST CHESHIRE AC youngsters Lewis Parsons, Flora Plass, Jessica Lark, Luke Parker, Aimee Phillips, Alex Rutherford, Sara Pearson and Reece Munro represented their county at the Cheshire v Merseyside Year 7 Track and Field fixture held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

GEORGINA DUFFEY, Claire Harris, Ellie Robinson, Joy Hickman, and Richard Hayes all won prizes at the Langley Fete Race.

Duffey won the under 11 ladies title in 36 minutes 20 seconds, while West Cheshire AC team mates Harris (30:53) and Robinson (30:56) were first and second ladies respectively, Hickman was first over-50 lady in 36:44, and Hayes won the over-40 men’s title with 28:11.

Andy Carter (33:05), Alex Duffey (39:18), Henrietta Duffey (43:23), and Mark Duffey (49:15) completed the West Cheshire AC contingent at the Macclesfield fixture. 

STEVE FERNYHOUGH represented West Cheshire AC at the Birmingham Black Country half marathon and clocked 86:29 to finish 25th.

DAVE BISH represented West Cheshire AC at the Tenby 10k where he won his over-70 age category, posting 60:24.

MARK DAVIES (28:44), Tony Woodall (29:33), Tony Kennedy (38:08), and Mark Povey (41:04) represented West Cheshire AC at the Deestriders Off Road Grand Prix Race at Shotton.

FIXTURES this weekend include the English Schools Track and Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

Forthcoming fixtures include the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League Plate Final at Sheffield on Saturday, July 20; and the Northern Track and Field League match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, July 21.

ERYRI will host the opening round of the Borders Road Running League on October13, and other dates and hosts clubs include November 10 (Deeside 9.30am); December 1 (Wallasey); January 12 (Abergele); March 15 (Helsby or Wrexham); April 5 (Ellesmere Port); April 22 (Helsby or Wrexham).

WINSFORD will be the venue for the opening round of the North Staffs Cross Country League on September 28, before round two at Stafford on October 26; round three at Park Hall, Stoke on Trent, on November 16; and round four at Rodbaston College on December 14.

THE British Cross Challenge Cross Country fixture at Sefton Park, Liverpool, will be held on Saturday, November 23, and the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships will be at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on Saturday, March 7. 

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