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).

Posted by Dave Alexander
31st July 2019
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