WCAC Newsletter #237, 23-08-19

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED FOR GUILDEN SUTTON 10k ROAD RACE 

With just three weeks left until the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race and Fun Run, Dennis Wall is still needing helpers for the Club to host and organise the fixture scheduled to be held on Sunday 15th September.

Any member who is entered to run should provide a helper to ensure the event runs smoothly.

If you can help please email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS INVITE

In order for Ellie Robinson to input all of the club entries by the advertised closing dates, the deadline for anyone wanting to  take part in the North West and Cheshire Road Relays at Ormskirk is Friday 30th August and, the deadline for anyone wanting to take part in the Northern Road Relays at SportCity, Manchester, is Tuesday 3rd September. However, early response is appreciated so Ellie can gauge likely numbers of teams to input.

The North West Counties and Cheshire Road Relays Championships (for Under 11s through to Seniors) at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, is taking place on Sunday, 8th September, and the Northern Athletics Autumn Road Relays Championships (for Under 13s through to Seniors) at SportCity, Manchester, take place on Sunday, 15th September.

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.

Please 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 on Thursday, 5th December, and a threshold training session will take place on Thursday, 5th 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 go to the following link: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/club-athlete-consultation-2019/

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: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/news/on-your-marks-become-an-athletics-official-this-year/

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: https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/qualifications-landing-page/

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: 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: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2019/08/19/press-report-howe-to-throw-with-the-best/

FIXTURES

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 (West Cheshire AC Off Road League 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.

Posted by Andy Carter
27th August 2019
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