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.

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