WCAC Newsletter #236, 16-08-19

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 continuing to urge any Club 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

SPIKES FOR SALE
Stocks of 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, and 15mm spikes are now on sale from Tim Durrant who has currently taken charge of spike sales. Spikes are no longer kept in the Club Office Cabinets and can only be bought from Tim. If he is not at the track on Club training nights he can be contacted via email at: timd284@yahoo.com

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
Club members are reminded that training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track are held all year round – including during the school summer holidays.

HELP NEEDED FOR WIRRAL MULTI-TERRAIN LEAGUE FIXTURE
Five volunteers are needed to help West Cheshire AC set up and marshall the Wirral Multi Terrain League race at Thurstaston on Tuesday, 10th September (7pm start). Anyone who can help should email Mike Lamb ASAP at myclam.pleck@tiscali.co.uk

The full list of Wirral Multi Terrain League dates and venues are: Royden Park on Tuesday 3rd September (7pm); Thurstaston on Tuesday 10th September (7pm), Harrison Drive on Tuesday 17th September (6.30pm), and Arrowe Park on Tuesday 24th September (6.30pm).

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

HAVE YOUR SAY
As part of England Athletics’ commitment to consulting with members, and building on the volunteer, coach and officials survey they ran in December last year, they have developed two surveys for athletes and clubs. To understand what they value most and how satisfied they are with the current level of service provided. This feedback will help inform their future strategy, to grow our sport and help to improve the programmes and services they provide.

To have your say, follow this link.

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.

The next Coaching Assistant Courses are being held at Robin Park Stadium, Wigan, on 21st and 28th September; and at SportCity, Manchester, on 26th and 27th October.

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

Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18: Northern Athletics Under 13s, Under 15s, and Under 17s Track & Field Championships, at Wavertree, Liverpool.

Saturday, August 17: Les Baldwin Memorial Track and Field Meeting, at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham.

Saturday, August 17: Race The Train 14 Miles Race, at Tywyn, Mid Wales.

Sunday, August 18: Birchwood 10k Road Race, near Warrington.

Tuesday, August 20: Trafford AC Grand Prix Distance and Throws Meeting, at Longford Park Stadium, Stretford, Manchester.

Wednesday, August 21: Capenhurst 5k Road Race.

Thursday, August 22: British Mile Relays, at Birkenhead Park.

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25: British Athletics Track and Field Championships, at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

Sunday, August 25: Ellesmere 10k Road Race.

Monday, August 26: Trafford Open Medal Track & Field Meeting.

Monday, August 26: Cilcain Show Fell Race.

Wednesday, August 28: Wirral Seaside 5k Race, at Leasowe.

Thursday, August 29: Mid Cheshire 5k Road Race, at Kingsley.

Saturday, August 31-Sunday, September 1: England Athletics Under 15 and Under 17 Championships, at Bedford.

Sunday, September 1: Cheshire Track & Field League Round Four, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

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