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.

Further details here.

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 here.

Email Ellie at:ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

BOOK SIGNING THIS SATURDAY
Club Member Alex Staniforth will be signing his new book “Another Peak,” at Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports Shop in Chester this Saturday from 1-3pm.

Along with my running experiences the latest book covers his Climb The UK challenge and explores the link between mental health, adventure and sport. Maybe one for summer holiday reading.

Please support Alex by going along on Saturday.

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

TRACKSIDE BUILDING UPDATE
The Club is still waiting to hear when we can use the EPSV Trackside Buildings as soon as a Fire Risk Assessment, the correct fire fighting equipment, signage and understanding of the building’s evacuation procedures is completed.

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

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: https://www.ulearnathletics.com/module/154

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 and Sunday, July 27 and 28: English Athletics and CAU Championships, at Manchester.

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 Race, at Leasowe.

Wednesday, July 31: Ponderosa Fell Race.

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.

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

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

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

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